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This is sneak peak of what is to come from Serif+Sans…


available on etsy and at Toad Hall soon.

available on etsy and at Toad Hall soon.


Garner and I have been spending quality time together while Daddy was in Vegas. We were playing in the bonus room tonight and I looked over and saw that Garner had figured out what the horn on her little train did.


This was a gift from my brother’s family for Christmas and up until now she would push it or knock it over and would grab it when I pushed the horn. The horn makes a song play and then the train goes. Garner ususally bounces when the music plays.


Tonight she deliberately pushed the horn, watched it go, pushed the horn, watched it go – over and over. Seeing her little index finger push that horn make me smile!


One week from today Garner will be ONE. We stopped by the Hastings’ on Sunday to visit and to get some mondo grass for our yard. Thank you!

While there, Eleanor inspired me once again with her style. She got a secretary for the Toad Hall space (more to come on that) that she will paint and faux finish.

Garner got to play the piano, visit through the window with the kitty, and sit in Caroline’s high chair. Eleanor snapped some photos at just the right moment!

Milestones: Garner took 3 steps on her own. She now has a molar coming in and a canine, which makes 10 teeth. She’s babbline quite a bit and says mamma, dadda, ball, dog, bean (my necklace), hi, bye, and so many other things I can’t quite make out yet.

We also got to celebrate with Mia on Saturday. Happy Birthday Mia. And Happy Birthday to Vicki, my sis-in-law. Again, I’m so sorry my lame self failed to call you on Saturday. I asked her over a text if you ever get your brain back after a baby. She has 4 kids and I don’t know how she does it. I admire her more than she’ll ever know.

Today I had my 6 week  post-op visit with Dr. Monroe. My last surgery site is healing nicely and we’ve scheduled the second round. There is about a 60% success rate and he feels like this is the way to go. It’s not the last resort, so if it doesn’t work, then we have more options. He’s taking a conservative approach which I appreciate. I’m scheduled for March 13. Pray for us, as I will be on semi bed rest for 2 weeks. No straining, no squatting, no picking up anything (including Garner), no physical activity whatsoever.

I’m planning on doing some major crafting. I have so many projects I never completed and I hope those 14 days will give me an opportunity to make some headway on our family album, serif+sans, and other little things.

And tomorrow I’m FINALLY getting a cut and color. It’s been almost a year since my last color and half that for my last trim. I’m in bad shape and can’t wait to see Melanie.

Just love this photo…


Thank you thank you thank you April for the too cute bunny handknit hat! We love handmade gifts – they are extra special. See…it matches the outfit my Gammie got me way before I was born. I have kitty ears on my hood!

It’s been a fun week. Garner took her first step on her own! She hasn’t quite gotten the hang of standing by herself and she’ll walk on her tip toes if we’re holding her hands but we were amazed and excited about the “step”. I know…I know…don’t wish this stage away too quickly! We’ll be chasing her all over the place.

We’ve begun the planning for Garner’s 1st birthday which is 2 weeks from tomorrow. ONE! WE MADE IT! 🙂 Pink and orange are the colors and we’re looking forward to cupcakes, paper lanterns and big tissue paper flowers. ONE!

Happy Monday…

This weekend was great! I hosted a Valentine’s craft party Saturday morning that I failed to get photos of, but it was great. Eight friends came over to craft for their loved ones. I provided some samples and kits with most of the pieces for the samples. I also provided a range of embellishments that both excited and overwhelmed. I was thankful to see the creativity in the room. I needed a bit of inspiration and those girls came through!

This is a photo of Anne’s cards – lifted from her blog.


Very nice job, Anne!

Don’t you just love good mail? An unexpected note, check or even gift? Friday we received the cutest Bunny Hat handknit by April. Here it is lifted from her Flickr unfinished. 
Expect a photo of G modeling soon. It was just too warm to make her wear it this weekend. Although she did enjoy it Friday afternoon while we were waiting for JD to get home. 

After our fun craft time we had lunch at Blue Coast with our new friends  Mollie and Jack. They are expecting their first baby soon and are transplants from Cali. I met her at BSF. I can’t imagine being a transplant anywhere right now. It makes me look at Memphis and see what I’m thankful for…

And today I’m thankful for 70 degree February weather…ahhhh…makes me almost feel like I’m on a vacation!

On the planning front: Garner’s b’day is right around the corner! I have no idea what we’re going to yet. I better get busy!


another serif+sans creation...

another serif+sans creation...

It’s been 4 years since JD and I got married. It seems like yesterday…and then it seems like 15 years ago. Thank you JD for being the husband I never knew I wanted…I can’t imagine life withougt you.

This last year has been the biggest and busiest we’ve had. We had a baby and we moved. How about two major milestones! 

That’s another Serif+Sans creation up above. And there’s a possibility I might be selling some of this new line in a Midtown store. I’ll keep you posted on that.

And I’m excited about having some girls over tomorrow for a fun Valentine’s Craft Day! It’s going to be full of pink, red, and hearts. 🙂

happy friday!

February 2009

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