My Anti-Retail Christmas

Shop Local This Christmas

Yes, that's correct. Again this year, I am striving for an anti-retail Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not Scrooge McDuck when it comes to Christmas. In fact, the holidays are my favorite time of the year! But the idea of shopping for my loved ones in an over crowded, retail-chain giant super-store warehouse just doesn't fill me with a festive ...continue reading

Family Name Established Signs

Bird Painted Sign Family

Whew! I've been a busy girl lately! I feel so blessed to have received tons of orders for my Family Name Established Signs. I'd like to think its the upcoming holiday season that reminds us it is a time to reflect on family togetherness. Because these signs have taken up much of my time, I haven't had the chance to work on my long list of DIY ...continue reading

A Special Couple


A Special Couple, 70 years later! Today, I'd like to say "Happy Anniversary" to Mr. & Mrs. Adams, a very special couple who are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. (That's right! 70th!!) In a modern world of prenuptial agreements, future ex-wives and baby daddy drama, it is so heartwarming to see a special couple survive the test of time, ...continue reading

Rustic Wood Monogram

Rustic Monogram Painted Vintage

Custom Painted Signs - Rustic Wood Monogram Last week I showed off my Sunshine Wood Sign. This week I wanted to share some of my  Rustic Wood Monogram Family Name Signs. These are some of my favorite pieces to work on, because I just love how the wood tones show through.  What really gives these signs that rustic feel, is the large initial in the background. ...continue reading

Hand Stamped Pennies

Hand Stamped Penny Key Chain "Blessings"

I am in love with these cute hand stamped pennies! Now that Christmas is over, I can share some of the special gifts I gave to my family. I ordered hand stamped pennies from a vendor on Etsy, and I couldn't be more pleased! I loved the way they came out!! Crystal Johnson over at The Angelorian Tradition worked with me to come up with the perfect, ...continue reading