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1000 posts, 7 cranes

I learned about the story of 1000 cranes a few months ago, and it seems like an appropriate way to start the 1000th post on…

January 19, 2014 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Pirate’s Life For Me

Did you guys know that last Thursday was National Talk Like a Pirate Day? Yes, that’s an actual thing, and it has come and gone,…

September 23, 2013 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Impossible Things (In Progress)

Just to give you an idea of how my week is going: This morning I did something strange and actually decided to eat breakfast. I…

September 12, 2013 | 58 Comments | Read the Full Article

Diversionary Tactics: Freaky Venom Face Paint

If you guys are keeping track of the days you know that this should technically be a post about my lack of progress on the…

February 26, 2013 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

104 Atypical Journal Prompts for 2013

First, let’s just acknowledge the elephant in this room, which is the part of all of us that just read the title of this post…

January 9, 2013 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Liberty House: Instagram Wall Art for the Office

I rang in the first day of 2013 by spending seven hours painting trim in my almost-office. Seven hours. I’m pretty sure there are people…

January 2, 2013 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Nailed It: Sneak Peek

There’s probably going to be a point during this post where you raise your eyebrows at the computer and say, “you did what?” So I’m…

December 28, 2012 | 32 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Wall Art: Fly Away Home

The options I was faced with this weekend consited of, on one hand, more wallpaper removal. Or, on the other hand, making an epic mess…

December 17, 2012 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Different Way of Getting Paint on My Face: Pinterest Challenge

Last week the ladies from Ugly Duckling House, Young House Love, Bower Power, and Our Fifth House (just the name of that site exhausts me,…

October 29, 2012 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Fake Skull, Fake Chalk, Real Toilet

Continuing with the theme of just having a ton of fun in the upstairs bathroom— no, I didn’t hit anything else with a hammer— I…

Permission To Paint a House (But Not How You Think)

Here’s a conversation I’ve been having with myself for the last two weeks: Project ADD Me: Oh! I have a great idea for a painting…

DIY Spice Jar Labels

It might seem a little strange that even though I don’t have a working kitchen (or even really the hope of having a working kitchen…

September 20, 2011 | 170 Comments | Read the Full Article

Art In Progress: Hanging Tiny Planets

A couple of weeks ago when I started drawing little planets on torn out book pages, I had no idea what I was going to…

September 14, 2011 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Art In Progress: Tiny Sharpie Planets

Hey, look at this… I made something that doesn’t involve my drill or a bigass saw. Shocking, right? I don’t know what’s come over me….

September 1, 2011 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Rustic Wood Wall Art: Part 3

Creating this rustic wood wall art was a simple project when it came to building the panels and thinking up designs, but when it came…

August 15, 2011 | 61 Comments | Read the Full Article