November LoveClub

Happy Birthday to me!

Well, not quite yet, but I got a lovely box in the mail from LoveClub and it’s just in time for my birthday next week.

Don’t know what LoveClub is? It’s a monthly subscription service. You can purchase your box each month by renewing your service or you can save money by purchasing your subscription in three, six, and twelve month increments. Once you sign up, you will receive a lovely box in the mail {I LOVE happy mail!} with goodies worth more than double the price of your subscription from small business. The goodies range from hair pretties to accessories to beauty products and art!

Here is what I got in my LoveClub box, which is my first one ever!

Never mind the junked up box. Our mail man put this box in our teeny tiny mailbox and we had to take everything out of the box first then fold the box to get it out! Thanks mail guy!

Can I just say that I am definitely reusing the tissue paper!

Handmade Escape included this darling bow ring

Poofy Cheeks hair ties. Love these things!

Just.Love.Ly Things glitter headband. Wearing this today for sure!

Three Bees Designs print. Can’t wait to hang this is my sewing space!

Gorgeous bracelet by Horse Feathers. Yup; wearing this today too!

No, Bow & ArrowYou are awesome!

I would definitely consider my first LoveClub box lovely Happy Mail!

{Happy Mail Day stamp by Yellow Heart Art}

I love everything in my box and I am excited to sign up for another month! Thank you LoveClub for being just awesome!

Special shout out to my girl Heidi @ Mustache Mama! Thank you for making this happen for me!

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Weekend Art Challenge with Jeff Claassen

A good friend of mine and amazing artist Jeff Claassen has been doing this ‘Weekend Art Challenge’ series on his blog. Last weekend, and the first of this series, was to paint a self portrait. I used to paint before all of this sewing. I wasn’t any good and I was better at abstract than realism because let’s face it – I can’t draw for crap. So I skipped out on this series since I haven’t painted in… 8 years. And I am glad I did because even that sweet Evy {who is 10} would have beat me out of it.

But this weekend was a challenge I wanted to take! Paint, draw, sew, collage, screen print {or any other medium} a turkey hand! Heck yes.

Weekend Art Challenge 2

So I got out my fall colors, traced my hand on some lovely red gingham fabric, and sew’d up this little cutie; who will be the first fall decoration of our home {I know, I know – I’m a little late.}

He is currently perched upon our fireplace mantle gobbling away.

Happy fall, happy turkey, and happy weekend art challenge!

Thanks Jeff for the opportunity to participate – it was a good kick in the butt to get our home decorated for fall!

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Doll & Bird House

My mom found this really cute wooden dollhouse a while back for Bry. It was pretty bare when she bought it and needs to be fixed up. She got a couple pieces of furniture to add to it at Michaels Craft Stores.


Cute, right? So while down here visiting, Bry wanted to paint them and a birdhouse too.






I loved the colors she picked for all of the pieces.





Loving that birdhouse! Paint splatter is one of my fave expressions of art. Good job Bry!