Thursday, June 23, 2016
These box signs from Primitives by Kathy really caught my eye. I grew up with a father who owned a tractor, worked with his hands and planted a garden every year. He would drive his tractor around the neighborhood plowing and disking small gardens in our little corner of the world. As a family we spent hours planting, hoeing and weeding. My maternal grandparents lived on a 5 acre mini farm where we had the big garden. We had another one on our one acre lot as well. From a very young age my mom, grandmother and I would can and freeze vegetables. I love them all. ❤️ anyway, These signs are for sale in my home studio along with my own artwork. Any interest? I can ship too!!!!
Saturday, June 18, 2016
My last minute sale was so much fun!!! It was so nice to see everyone over the last 2 days. Ed and I have been in our new place for a year now and my studio became visitor ready over the last couple of months. Over the next couple of months I will be posting more details of things I'm working on, things for sale and details of the next sale. Soon!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
I'm having a sale in my downstairs home studio this Friday June 17th from 11am to 5pm and Saturday June 18th from 11am to 3pm. It's last minute I know but, it's how I'm living right now. My home studio is located at 1401 Lesley Avenue. If you feel like you don't need one more thing just come for a visit. I'm always looking for new customers so bring a friend. Soon! Xo Here's some sneak peaks!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
These 2 are so stinkin CUTE!!!!! Big brother LUCAS and his little sissy RILEY (that's what he calls her Sissy) In the Lobby ready to leave RILEY hospital for the first time in 3 months!
I don't know all the details yet (I am going down today) but, The Riley Foundation interviewed both Katie and Robbie before Riley left the hospital. Katie was the second Mom to deliver a baby at the new Simon Tower (addition) and the Riley Foundation is raising money to have a delivery/maternity ward (I guess they still call it ward) at Riley Hospital. It's so cute seeing these little guys being video taped and photographed. They are STARS in my eyes!
She's tired. xo
She is home for a couple of months before she will have another surgery. She is still needs lots of thoughts and prayers. Can't be around anyone who is sick, etc. Looking forward to my visit today!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
This is my sweet little great niece. She came into the world on March 9th and she is still at Riley hospital getting better. I spent about 2 1/2 hours with her today. For the longest time only Mom and Dad and Grandma and Grandpas could she her but, now that she is getting better her Aunts and Uncles and a few others are able to visit. She is so sweet and the little things have made us all so excited the first thing was when I got a video text from my niece Katie her momma of her crying. Because she never cried before. It was the best sound! Another one is that she could suck on a binkie and getting her to smile. Everything that is going in the right direction is CELEBRATED.
She really is a miracle baby. There are a lot of changes and different levels that she will have to get to and then we are hoping she can come home for awhile. I love you little Riley! XO
Sometime in mid April the Indianapolis Monthly came and took a picture of me sitting in my dining room. The issue came out yesterday! I promise I tried to get an appointment with my hair stylist but, he is in great demand so it was a 3 bobby pin day. So much has happened since the day the photo came out. We sold the condo and moved temporarily to my little studio in Irvington and just started to settle into our new (to us) mid century ranch in Ellenberger Terrace just north of Irvington.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
We are 9 days into APRIL and it has been a wave of emotions. We have sold our CONDO and are moving again....yes it is true. It has been a really fast year since we moved to the Northside. I have met and enjoyed 5 very lovely ladies here in the complex and I have so enjoyed the pool and having all our living space on one floor.
BUT, Ed received word that his health insurance is going to change and we are going to have to pay more out of pocket for his supplemental insurance and prescription coverage. Still not sure of all the details. But, since he will no longer be covered under his employers insurance due to being on Medicare I will no longer have someone to help make the deductible with. So I will (hopefully) not see free prescriptions by the end of the year etc. like we are use to because he is chronically ill and has hospital stays, tests and lots of scripts and hits his out of pocket every year. It is a very frustrating issue and I could go on and on about why or if or what is happening but, I will say these changes HURT. Ed paid into a disability plan his whole career because he has had Chron's since he was 13 and knew he would need it. Oh well roll with the punches. So we are trying to be pro-active and we are getting rid of the biggest expense we have. Our condo.
Thankfully our Realtor ROCKS!!!! She hired a professional photographer and SOLD this in less than 5 weeks....here is where we are moving from.
I replaced the original carpet in the hall with the matching wood parquet. I love that stuff! (entry)
I love this Pottery Barn light. The cracker pepper paint is Behr from Home Depot. It will be in another room at the new place, the paint that is.
This room is so big that we put our desks in it.
See our Lucy (basset hound) at the sliding glass windows.
I am obsessed with animal print. ugh! I have had the ottoman since the 1990's I bought it through the Spiegel catalog (if you can even remember that) I have always loved Mary Emmerling's style and she said something like you can have a little leopard in every room. Or something like that.
I wasn't a fan of the green counter tops but, decided that if I painted the walls green they would blend in and it did.
I looooovvvvveeee that Crate and Barrel Red cabinet. We bought that with Ed's Jeopardy money. It's a keeper!
vintage owl cannisters. Found those at Goodwill.
The dining room is peaking in.
I jus t sold all my wooden shoes at my sale last week. So long....
Our Master is HUGE. Yes that is a dining room table. We will be lucky to get our bed and 2 side tables in the next place. Ha!
Guest Full Bath
Our brick deck
So now what....
Ed (my husband of nearly 12 years) and I just couldn't seem to figure out where we were going to land. Nothing on the market really appealed to me. Hard when moving from a large space to a small one. It is not like we are 22 and have a bed and some Goodwill furniture. Thankful to still have my Mother and step Dad but, I really don't want to live with them temporarily. We looked and looked at houses online and in person and then decided we would just take over my little studio (little house) in the neighborhood we left and love.
Then a couple of homes came up for sale on Monday and by Tuesday we were looking at them. Tuesday night we sat down and did a pro's and con's list and Wednesday made an offer on this little beauty. They countered last night and we accepted.
Now, financing and packing, moving, unpacking and then comes making it our OWN. I have never had a attached garage or a screened in porch or a DRY basement or a pool table. The house has been owned by the same family since 1962 and the hardwoods are in great shape as is everything really. The washer looks like it came with the house in 1962. I will use it if it works. SO, for a couple of weeks at least I will be busy doing the move.
I am so thankful that this is a very affordable place and I will be able to keep my studio and continue to work there and have sales and workshops. That place makes me happy. One day I may merge into the dry basement into this little place but, for now one major thing at a time. :)
Feel free to take the tour:
Ed's man CAVE
thanks for scrolling to the bottom! xo