Happy Thanksukkah!

Welcome to the best weekend of the year. I hope you’re ready. According to my grandmother, this is the only time that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will coincide in 8000 years. I am not sure where she’s getting her facts from, and I’m not totally sure I believe her, since this is the woman who also […]

Stash Busting

I have a lofty goal for 2014. I want to start with a clean slate, and a clear mind. (I was going to make a joke about faking my own death, but it seemed tacky.) As I mentioned on Friday, I seem to accumulate a lot of leftover craft supplies, most notably YARN. The photo […]

The Field Notes From My Couch Surplus Store

Hello, loved ones. I have an exciting announcement to make today. I reopened my Etsy shop. I was doing a lot of cleaning and organizing, and I realized that I tend to have a lot of leftover craft gear. Things like extra fabric, extra yarn, extra cards from my card selling days… And I often […]

Quick Calligraphy

Hey! It’s me! I’ve been terrible about posting this week, but I wanted to put this up mostly because I’m preeettty proud of it, and I thought maybe you could use a little inspiration on this lovely Thursday as well. I was reading Emily Henderson’s post about her birth plan (which.. is normal? I’ll read […]

Decorate for me, will you?

Okay. SO. Yesterday my mom and I made the trip out to High Point to visit a fabric store that she had heard about, that had amazing deals but you had to dig for it. It was basically a big warehouse, and I was pretty much along for the ride, as I had a few […]

Blog Break Thoughts

As you may remember, I took a break from reading blogs and general internet procrastination for the month of October. I actually stuck with it for most of the month, although I did start reading blogs again a couple days before October ended. It seemed like kind of a silly thing to make such a […]

Bedroom Curtains?

Something exciting happened last Friday. I learned some grey linen curtains were up for grabs (my mom had made them and didn’t want them any more, my house is basically decorated in her hand me downs, I’m adult, it’s fine.) I have been putting off making curtains for my room for a while now, and […]


The second half of this year has been a little rough for me. I had a really good first half. It felt like things were picking up with my business, and stuff was going the way it was supposed to. What happened then was that I took on too much, and stalled out a little […]

8 More Healthy Freezer Meals

I am still on my freezer meal kick over here. This is probably the longest I’ve ever been into a certain way of eating food. It is just so easy, and I never get tired of being like ugh, I don’t want to cook – I DON’T HAVE TO! I’ve definitely been slacking more on […]

7 Organizing Tips & Tricks

You guys, I have a goal for the end of 2013. And that goal is to kill it in December. Every year I come up with all of these ideas for fun holiday projects and activities, and every year I wait too long and I end up being stressed and doing everything last minute. Last […]