Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Pottery Place

Tuesday evenings have become "Girl's Night" for me and the awesome ladies I work with.  It's so nice to get out with them and do fun things around town while laughing and eating food.

Our first outing last Tuesday was the best...

We went to the Pottery Place!!


Basically, the Pottery Place has pieces of bisque ware on a shelf.  You choose a piece to glaze and they fire it for you in their kiln.  Then it's ready to pick up in about a week.


They have lots of cuteness to choose from, including seasonal goodies for the holidays.


The glaze is stored in bottles numbered on the wall along with instructions for how it works, so you don't have to know a thing about Ceramics to create a piece.  It's also an awesome place to take kids, because glaze washes off extremely easily!


The chart above shows what the colors look like once they've been fired and has recommendations on how many coats to use to get the desired color.


The staff sets you up a table while you're making decisions and then it's time to paint!


I chose a sugar bowl and decided to paint it purple to go in my room.  I hadn't intended on so many swirls, but I think it turned out nice.


And this is it a week later, all done! 

(PS, do you like my new glasses?  I love them!)

It is so much fun!  And will probably be the staple of our Tuesday afternoon adventures.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Etsy Roundup: Counting Sheep

Taxes are done!!!  Yay!  I love getting things accomplished (Refunds are good, too!)!!  

Today ended up being a beautiful day outside (almost 50 degrees! Haha. :-P) and, as such, full of lots of productivity.  Sunshine makes me feel so energized and ready to do things, even if it is still technically freezing outside.  Marking things off the ole "To Do" list really gets rid of at least some of those stressful things that my poor, restless mind thinks about while trying to sleep at night.

Speaking of sleeping better...I think an Etsy Roundup is the perfect end to this productive day.  And what better way to get to sleep then with counting sheep:


From left to right: 1) Sheep Felting Kit: BearCreekDesign 2) Black Sheep Collar: daydogdesigns 3) Sheep Wall Decals: Greywolfgraphics 4) Lavender Sheep Soap: LoveLeeSoaps 5) Sheep Business Card Holder: BrooklynLoveDesigns 6) Counting Sheep Print: movezerb 7) Crochet Sheep Rings: momshoo 8) Sheep Necklace Pendant: fingerprince 9) Sheep Ribbon: SunnyDaySupplies 10) Sheep Painting: pinkgloves2

The only thing bad about searching etsy before bed...I have shopping dreams.  It's probably good I'm not a sleep walker...I'd wake up with no money and a ton of stuff in my house.

It'd be awesome stuff though...

Goodnight everyone!

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Week in Pictures #Where Have You Been?!

Hello everyone!

I've been such a bad blogger the last few weeks!  School has been keeping me a bit on the busy side and I feel like February has just flown by!

I have been keeping up with taking pictures, though!  So here's a recap of what's been happening in my life (besides homework) these last few weeks:


My sister and her husband moved into a new house over the weekend, so my family tagged along to help out.  I got sick, Marvin slept on a box, and Holley and I ate out a lot.  Oh, and new glasses!


Then this week the girls and I went out for yummy food and a trip to the Pottery Place!  Lots of fun!

I also have quite a few little projects to share and a big project for next month!  Super excited!

See you soon!