Wednesday, September 22, 2010


lil leather keychain pouches! i'd put my bobby pins in there.

a subscription to this Aussie mag, so I can quit rereading the one issue I have.

excited to see this, based on one of the best books I've read in recent years. i think it opens in Louisville in October.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


a coupla weekends ago we went to visit family & friends in West Virginia.

Amber's first tattoo by Mr. Jimmy Butcher

one of my favorite places to eat in Charleston was open for its last day. sad times, but hopefully someone will reopen it soon.

perfect weather and fun times at the Haynes'.

DD had his very first Skeenies hot dog.
The 85 year old owner is such a sweetie and she still works the counter! She and her husband opened it in the 1950's.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


1. I'm finding grey hairs. I'm embracing elastic waistbands. I want fancy sweatpants.

2. I miss cozy holiday times. and slumber parties with faraway friends. I want to recreate this:

happy birthday, amber gayle!

we would like to wish a very, very happy birthday to Miss Amber Gayle Myers!

ain't she a doll?

if she weren't so far away, we'd touch her lil nose & give her a big squeeze!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


My great grandma Opal had a Hoosier cabinet in her kitchen. I used to admire it while sitting at her kitchen table listening to gossip and outrageous tales. I had been on the hunt for one of my own for years now, but finding one in my price range (free) had always been a challenge--until one day we were driving down an alley and there sat one, waiting for the trashman. Five minutes later it was in the van, heading to our house.

As soon as we had time we sanded, sanded, and sanded some more. And then more sanding. The previous owner had apparently tried to refinish the cabinet, but it was a smeary mess of wrongly applied brown wood stain all over everything, even the white enamel top!

After Sand-tacular 2010 was finished, we took out the wire rack in the bottom and added a wooden shelf, to make it a little more functional for us. We also added a shelf where the flour bin would have been and reinforced some of the other shelves that were a little wobbly. We gave it a couple of coats of paint from we had leftover from previous projects. And then used a can of enamel spray paint on the table top and handles.

And that was it. Now it's in our kitchen and we love it.

And the best part is, the only things we bought for the project were a can of spray paint & a piece of wood for the shelf. Holler.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010