Friday, October 29, 2010

{ Happy Halloween }

Hope you have a fun and festive weekend.
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

pretty as a pumpkin

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin,
and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
-Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

*Weekday* Update

{you can buy this for me at Less and More-love it}

I always love to share:
*Plum Tree Studio is having a lovely giveaway - go enter.
*Mama Pea has added prints to her shop - check them out.
*J-man has a check up soon & I hope to have more news on his ♥.
*I have been painting, painting, and painting, and it has been so nice.
*About, Contact, Info, etc. buttons have moved ^ Look up there. 

Do you have any updates?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

pj's and pumpkins

When all else fails try pajamas.
Mr.C refused to wear a costume of any sort.
So... we turned his Batman pj's into a costume
and J-man accompanied him as Robin
{I'll be sharing more pictures of the costumes later}.
It was so fun to see all the other costumes -
Darth Vader
Twin Ice Princesses
a pretty peacock
and my favorite, a Woopie Cushion.

Monday, October 25, 2010

{Save The Date}

I am so thankful for my faithful followers and blog friends, 
and I want to give back to you.
I have planned for some great giveaways
from some wonderful handmade shops.

Please be sure to visit a week from today {November 1st}
for my two year blog anniversary, giveaway day, and

{Participating Shops}
Good Gravy!                           Gussy

Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekend ♥

We have a busy, fun, Fall weekend ahead.
-Fall Festival at Mr.Wonderful's School tonight {since we don't have costumes yet Mr.C will be going in his skeleton pj's and J-man in a festive onesie}
-DIG Family Art Festival benefiting GraceWay
-Georgia vs. Kentucky
-Hopefully pick a new pumpkin {it was our first time carving a pumpkin as adults and I didn't take into consideration that with a few days of heat/bugs/sun our friendly snaggle-tooth Jack O'Lantern would to turn into an old man who needs dentures}
-Decide on the boys' costumes

What are your plans for the weekend? 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a little sunshine

"Wherever you go,
no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine."
-Anthony J. D'Angelo

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ghosts of Halloween Past

{Me, The Queen of Hearts, 1988}

My mom was {sew} creative.
I do no sew; I paint.

Mr.Wonderful decided it's my *project* to come up with costumes.
I don't think I can paint costumes for the boys.
So far, my ideas are ____________ and _____________.
{meaning nothing}

{Mr.C, $2 pirate, 2009}

What should we do?
Do you have any suggestions?

And just for your viewing pleasure...
 {Oh yes, it's me, Wayne, 2007
accompanied by Garth}

Monday, October 18, 2010

t r i p

"When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville."
-Flannery O'Connor

We didn't go to Rome, but we did go to Milledgeville
the home of the late, great Flannery O'Connor.
It was special to visit for Mr.Wonderful who is doing a thesis on Miss O'Connor, 

and for me because it was a mini-getaway.
We enjoyed our time away, ate pumpkin ice cream from Scoops,

and took a stroll
with Jack around this historic college town.
And of course I was happy to stumble across some great art:

{the folks art with art by Kim Joris & David Newsome}

Please be sure to visit The Folks Art site
to view more and meet the artist behind it all.

Friday, October 15, 2010

d a w g s

One of my favorite things about fall is college football.
Can you tell which team we cheer for?
Even when this season isn't going so great...

Hope you have a great weekend.
Go dawgs!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

matters of the heart

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... pursue those."
-Michael Nolan

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

May I have your attention {Please}

PRETTY Please.

is having an amazing, purposeful, HUGE
to raise money to adopt a precious orphan from Africa.
I hope you might take part in helping grow this family.
GO HERE to read about the giveaway bundles (5 in all!).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

and off we went...

Mr. Wonderful and I mixed a little business with pleasure and had a nice weekend away.
Oh and we took this little guy too. {Look at that smirk.}

More to come with details and pictures.
Happy Tuesday.

Friday, October 8, 2010

{a good man is hard to find}

Love this shop!

This weekend will include
good men {Mr.Wonderful & J-man},
a peacock farm, and hopefully a little rest.
Mr.C is on his own {with the grandparents}.

Where could we be going?
Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

peek {shop talk}

"G" is for BabyG's nursery, and
Mr.Owl will be in the shop along with the little garden.
It's nice to see some things finally come to completion.

I really like how my letters came out...I can see these as future custom-orderables 
(new word).
I plan to reopen the shop sometime this month and have giveaway to celebrate.
Happy Thursday - I have felt like it's Friday all day long.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

lay it on the table

Mr.Wonderful and I have been talking about our kitchen.
It is blah. Blah floors, blah walls, blah counter tops. BLAH.
It received no love when we moved simply because we were tired and ready to be finished painting.

Now that we have been in our home for 8 months I have finally thought about what I want, first being a red table. This project is going to take a while and who knows when we will begin, but at least I know it will start with repainting our table.

More RED inspiration:

Last but not least is my favorite...

I can see blue walls (not decided on the shade, white cabinets, and a red table).
To be continued...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

so I creep, yeah

I dislike hate loathe [is there a stronger word for loathe?] spiders.
HATE them.
I have a scar from a spider bite to prove my hatred and fear.
as I am talking on the phone to Mr.Wonderful, bouncing a screaming J-man,
I see Mr.C pick something up.
I think it is a raisin.
Um not unless this big, fat huge raisin has legs.
Yeah. It is a spider.
Mommy screams, baby screams, kid screams.
Mommy kills eight legged raisin with diaper wipe.

Uhhhhhhhhhh...still gives me the creeps.
But that's not why I am here.
I wanted to let you know things are creeping along with my shop. 
That means things are getting done and I hope to have some things to show you this week.

Also, I wanted to let you know Lelan over at Hello, Good Gravy!

Very cute.

It's October and I hate spiders. 

Friday, October 1, 2010


Because it's Friday.
Because I have a free minute.
Because I needed some pretty things to look at.
Because the weather is amazing and all fall-ish.
Because I saw two red birds yesterday.
Just because.

Happy weekend.