I’ve been grumpy all week. For no reason that I can think of. My skin is thin and my tolerance is nil. I’m working hard today to remind myself to be happy. I’m a firm believer that happiness doesn’t happen TO YOU, it happens THROUGH YOU. Happiness is hard work. You have to constantly cultivate it.
Which reminds me, I have a friend who wrote to me recently:
Perhaps I need some time to take care of myself. I created a board on Polyvore that’s a pretty good representation of what I wish I was doing right now!
I’m giving away two great digital items for February! A lovely watercolor themed facebook cover image and 5 free digitals papers for you to use. Check them out on my freebies page and be sure to like mod girl designs on facebook so you never miss another giveaway!
With all of the running around Ranger and I do in the Holiday season, we haven’t found time in the past couple of years to decorate the house. But with all the improvements we’ve made to the house and the early planning I did this year to prepare, it was almost a painless process.
I designed and Sunsational Solutions cut this holiday door film for the front. I’ve had a blast year adding those special touches to our front and back door. And anyone who visits gets a kick out of seeing the designs.
Our relatives have been giving us ornaments over the years, some from our childhood, some new and we love having a tree with history. Ranger made a tree stand from a pecan tree log (thanks Pinterest!) from the backyard. We removed the bark, sanded it smooth and put a nice matte polycoat finish on it so it’s sure to last many years. I had struggled finding the perfect tree stand or skirt to fit our house (and something that could stand up to the dogs!) and this idea was perfect.
Stay tuned for more holiday decorating posts to come!
This beauty from Anthropologie is a definite must for this Fall’s knitting project list. The hardest part would be finding the right combination of colors and textures to pull this off. This color combination is stunning but might be a little too busy for me. The patterns looks easy enough, Two large “T” shapes knitted in combinations of ribbed sections, straight knitted and garter stitched sections and then stitched up.
Ranger actually asked me what I wanted for Christmas the other day. I was shocked. Not that he’s not the most considerate and romantic husband in the whole wide world, but gift planning 6 months in advance? … I checked him for a fever. And then very quickly made up this list because I have learned as with many other things in life, this was a time to strike while the iron was hot.
I’ve always liked the look of a big chunky men’s watch matched with jeans, t-shirt, dangly earrings and heels. It’s the tomboy in me.
Because it’s been years since I tried to learn a new instrument.
I’ve got a ton of ideas for custom invitations and stationary. And buying custom plates is super easy and inexpensive.
Design*Sponge at Home
There’s no way this isn’t going to be my favorite book of 2011.
Ashford Rigid Heddle Weaving Loom
More homegoods making. I see linen tea towels and madras cloth napkins in my future….
Oxyfuel Torch Set
For those girly type welding projects.
Iced Coffee Press
So I can actually accomplish all of the above action items