Finally the tree is packed away,
old toys donated & new toys in their place.
Life is settling down to it's cozy winter pace.
I know it's mid January, but I'm just getting around to showing off a few of my Christmas goodies!
I've talked about my niece/child wrangler Chelsea before.
She's graduating from UT Austin in May, where she studies art.
This amazing portrait of the kids was a total surprise.
She nailed Philip's little smirk.
I love her unique style, she does all her work with colored pencils.
A close up of Lily & Owen, she totally captured their spirit.
This was by far my favorite gift of the season!
Santa totally tricked me with this next present.
New butcher block counters & a farmhouse sink!
I don't know when he managed to sneak off to Ikea without my knowledge.
What do you think about my back splash?
I call it 'faux finished'!
I'm debating over white subway tile & ceiling tile.
Armstrong & Home Depot sells these lightweight sheets that you can paint & distress.
Anyone have any back splash suggestions?
You are a clever bunch!
And my sink.....
I love it so much.
I don't know why someone would pay hundreds of dollars for one when you can get them for $300 at Ikea.
Yes, the holidays were full of surprises for me.
On Christmas Eve I opened the mailbox & found this!
I'm so honored to be featured again in Somerset Life!
It's another great issue from Christen & the gang, lots of beautiful inspiration.
I'm in some pretty good company too, including my friend
(thanks to Quill Cottage for the pictures)
The most amazing project!
Sandy's art & blog always inspires me!
As always I'm behind on deadlines,
so much I want to do.
So little time to do it all!
I have a couple of exciting things to share with you, stay tuned!