Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An Excerpt From The Letter I Sent My Dad Today.

Dear Daddy,
Happy Birthday.  You're really old, you know that?  Like, older than dirt.  There are mountains younger than you. 
In honor of your birthday, I've written some things I love about you: 
  1. You are ridiculously stubborn.  But it works for you.  
  2. You have a soft heart for stray cats.
  3. You adopt all my friends.
  4. You re-named Faith "Phooey" and taught her to say "bitch" instead of "beach." I probably wouldn't find that as funny if she'd said it in front of her mom.  
  5. You hate to paint and it amuses me since I LOVE it.
  6. You go out and weed the Buffalo grass (by hand!) but you never mow the lawn. 
  7. You fix all the crap I can't, like the futon bar.
  8. You do things yourself, so know I know how to install a picture window, put siding up, and build garage doors. 
  9. I'm 23 and you still ask if I want to go for a ride in the truck.  (he drives a semi.)
  10. You put up the self-portrait I put on my graduation announcements in your truck.  You taped it over the boobie calendar.  I bet the guys in the shop loooove you for that!  Haha, but it took me over an hour to set up the studio to take that picture, so I appreciate it. 
  11. You built me a giant cat house so stupid Moki would be safe. 
  12. You buy me tools for my birthday, if I don't tell you what I want.
  13. You fall asleep in the recliner.  I fall asleep EVERY TIME I sit in my reading nook.
  14. You walk the fence-line for no reason.  I miss doing that.
  15. You feed Fluffenstuf oatmeal. 
  16. You unplug everything. 
  17. You still call me Sweety.
  18. You bought my favorite gift (my camera).
  19. You are "cute, funny, handsome, modest and smart.  Oh, and modest.  Mostly modest."
  20. You are older than dirt, but you are my rock. 
The full letter is 60 things in honor of his 60th birthday. But I didn't think you'd want to read all 60.  :P

Monday, June 7, 2010


I made these the other day.  I think I'm addicted now.  I want to make mini ones and big one and put them everywhere!  Although, they kind of remind me of this:
It's one of Punk's crunchy balls. How weird is that?  

I also made a couple button-flower headbands.  Kate thinks she might like all the ladies in her wedding party to wear them, so I thought I'd experiment with them a little. 
(I don't know why that picture is to the left, since it's set to center.  grrrrrrrrrrrr.)

And, finally, I spent the weekend with my Mother-in-law and my brother-in-law.  Dawn (the MIL) brought me these super cute scrapbooks.  (They're empty so I can decide what I want to put in them.)
 They have such cute details inside!  These are 2 of my favorites:
Of course, Punk loves the fabric on the bindings.
So cute!!  Ok, I have to go beat the pants off Andy in MarioKart!  Hahahahaha!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Wayback" Wednesday: Painting Project

This painting is from the first Valentine's Day that Andy and I dated.  I painted it for him in my dorm room, which was totally against the rules, but that NEVER stopped me, hahahaha.  I had planned to add another layer of paint (so it was all one tone of black instead of thick and thin areas--you can see right through the paint in a lot of places)  but never got around to it.  I brought it home with me from my parents' house last month and a couple weeks ago, I put it on the wall.  It's never had a home before, it's just always been a project that needed finished. The more I look at it, the more I like the unevenness of the paint.  And I love the way it looks on the wall.
I'm linking this to Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint party. Make sure you go over there and check out more of the awesome paint projects for this week!