It is with grateful heart that I express to you my love and appreciation for all of you that make this little neck of the woods such an amazing place to be. To help show my love, here's a lovely handwritten phrase. You can pick it up free in the store here. I hope all my US peeps have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! And if you live elsewhere, I hope you have an awesome weekend! Love to you all! mwah!
This has literally been a year in the making. You might recognize some of the designs--like the Santa, reindeer and trees--from the Happy Christmas stamps that were released last year. I had created some designs before all heck broke loose on my site last year with the intent of using them in a brand new advent calendar as well as stamps. Long story short, the brand new kit, Christmas Calendar, is finally here! Originally, I had intended to purchase a frame. Then I thought I could use a gold frame that has a painting that my grandma made [...]
Before I start, I can't even begin to express how much I've enjoyed reading this year as a result of my one little word to illuminate myself more. I feel like I can't devour enough books. What a great feeling! Here are my two most recent books that I've read...and loved. The Kitchen House is about life in the time of slavery, but from the perspective of an Irish indentured servant child and her life as she grows on this estate. The dynamics of a white child serving in a 'slave' capacity creates a very interesting story. Even though the [...]
Can you believe 'Thanksgiving Eve' is one week from today? I can taste all the goodness right now. So excited for turkey, homemade stuffing, cheesy potatoes, sweet potato souffle, pumpkin and/or apple pie...oh my, the list goes on and on! Oh, and in our house on holiday mornings, we do Caramel French Toast, which is made the night before and ready to pop in the oven. Mmmmm..... This time of year brings thoughts to home, family, friends...all the love...all the grateful things in your life. And it also brings us to this adorable spread by Miss Laura. [...]
Time to share my thoughts on a couple books I've read recently. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan and Origins by Dan Brown. Let's start with Dan Brown's, Origins. I was super excited when I found out this was coming out as a new book in October. I love the Robert Langdon series and Dan Brown always writes an adventurous, plot-twisting book. This book was no exception. The only part about these books that I'm not keen on is the endings when they go on and on with explanation. And this one had a somewhat 'far out' explanation. It's [...]
Say hello to Sam. Sam is our cat of eight years come this February. He has what I'd consider a stereotypical cat personality in that he wants your affection on his terms. He may not be the cuddly creature that Tito is (Jordan's kitty), but he still loves you...in his own way. For the past little while we've noticed a difference in him. He drinks and pees a lot and has lost weight. Still eats though. So we finally took him to the vet since it seemed like it wasn't changing. And we found out, Sam is diabetic. wow. [...]
The one thing I love about this time of year is decorating my piano. I usually keep things pretty simple in the decorating category because for me, simple is doable. I've struggled with this 'in between' phase in the month of November. I have a Halloween display and a Christmas display (I'll share an updated photo next month), but until this year I never had much decor for November--Thanksgiving, fall, gratitude, all that. I bought a fall leaf and cotton garland and a new fabric pumpkin this year at a place called Real Deals in Idaho that works perfectly with [...]
I have been known to stalk on occasion. It's true. I admit it. I don't follow a lot of people on Instagram because, to be honest, I prefer not having so much in my feed. But on occasion I've been known to look at 'Based on People you Follow' or maybe I'll go out and catch up with someone that has been known to tickle my fancy with their wondrous creations. Melissa Morrelli was just such a person...until I finally decided to follow her...and finally decided that this girl needed to be on the KBS Creative Team! Everyone say hello our newest [...]
It is November. November! I can't even believe it. I know I seem to say that with each passing month, but this one is scary. Like, I just don't know where the time has gone! I'm struggling with the fact that we've reached this month. Seems like a week ago it was July. Well, the good news is that with a new month, comes new stamps. And boy, do we have some fun ones today! The first new stamp set is Gather Together. November seems to ooze with gratitude and the need to be with friends and family...and to [...]
Our humble abode may not be filled with kids getting into costumes and carving pumpkins anymore, but we still love seeing all the kiddos come by in their costume. And if they're lucky, they get to greet Otis who happily accepts any petting from anyone. Tomorrow is November...which I can't even grasp the concept of. But new stamps will be available...and this is a little sneak peek of one of them. :) Happy Halloween everyone!