Saturday, September 17, 2011

Big-Eyed Bird

If you've gone to the Red Elephant Pizza Cafe, you have no doubt noticed their eccentric artwork.

It's all done by a man named Cornbread. One painting in particular caught my eye the few times I visited Red Elephant.

I decided I wanted that painting. Even though I've never ever painted before, I tried to duplicate the bird. It's pitiful.

I just about die laughing every time I walk past it. Between his huge eye and his massive gut, there's no way that poor bird could really stay in flight. The best part about this is its size.

This bird takes up a good chunk of the wall. It even looks large behind my beast of a dog.

I'm not leaving this on our wall forever; I'll eventually find something classier. But until then, I'll get a good kick out of seeing this creature loom over us.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gallery Wall

We now have a gallery wall. It's only a small collection of photos and prints so far, but over time we will add to it.

We have a small gap on the left side, so I'm looking for something to put there to balance it out.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Ten years ago today, I was a freshman in high school. I was homeschooled, which meant I witnessed the events unfold on television in my own house with my family near me. At the time I didn't exactly understand the full significance of what a terrorist attack meant, but it forever changed our world.

My church is having a 9/11 memorial service this morning at 10:30. Visit and click on live streaming to watch the message.

Fall Wreath

Although it's not technically fall, I am acting like it is. I'm a teacher, so in my mind, fall begins on the first day of school. I tried to be patient and waited until September came before I started decorating. The first order of business was to create a new wreath for the front door.

The four supplies used (brown yarn, mustard yarn, ribbon, and wreath form) were each purchased at the thrift store for $1.00 each, so the total cost was around $4.00. It took about an hour to wrap the whole thing with two layers of yarn. I tried watching "Less Than Perfect" because Hulu thought I would like it. Hulu doesn't know me. The show was weird.
But it wasn't a complete waste, because now I have this wonderful fall wreath hanging up.

Linked up here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pillow Parade

I'm excited. I've been wanting to fill our large sectional with tons of random pillows. It's like having accessories for the couch.

My mom called over the weekend to say she was stopping by to drop something off. She walked in the door and it was like Christmas. Really. She was lugging two huge garbage bags full of stuff. Much to my delight, the bags contained pillows. And it was amazing.

The one with the button is my absolute favorite.

Aren't these awesome?

Even Jake likes looking at them.

Linked up to these parties.