Becoming an Entrepreneur

As I was driving through town the other morning, I followed someone who was throwing newspaper circulars out of the window. Which first, surprised me that that is still happening, but also, I was suddenly transported back in time when I vividly remember how BADLY I wanted a paper route. My parents were not convinced that it wouldn’t become THEIR job, so sadly I had to settle for babysitting, weeding, and … Continue reading Becoming an Entrepreneur

Tutorial Tuesday – Sweet Stencil!

Stenciling is one of the easiest ways to decorate your Smalltown Flats. Supplies needed are simply your Smalltown Flats furniture piece (I used the Trestle Table and the Pair O’Chairs), a stencil sheet (I used an old one from a home reno project – it was a Martha Stewart design bought at a craft store), paint (I used poster paint and white acrylic), and either a … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Sweet Stencil!

More Random Unrelated Things I Love

The last RUT post I did was such a success that I will attempt another. Some of these would make great Christmas gifts. I am not going to number them because I can’t for the life of me figure out this wordpress formatting, so I apologize in advance for the less-than-stellar readability… My family used to camp when I was growing up. Some of my fondest memories were … Continue reading More Random Unrelated Things I Love

Tutorial Tuesday – Lettuce Stamping, Muses, Musings and More

As my kids got older and spent more time in school, they were less likely to make art for the pure joy of making art. They became more goal oriented. Whether that was a result of being genetically related to me, or unspoken societal cues, I will never know. What I do know however, is that the process of learning something new, trial/error, and experimenting with old items in a … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Lettuce Stamping, Muses, Musings and More

Playing with your Kids

When I had little-littles in the house, it was a daily struggle to balance everything I had to do AND be engaged in their playtime. I enjoyed being with my girls, and being a SAHM afforded me the opportunity to “be there” with them through all of developmental milestones, which I will treasure forever. When it got right down to playing with them though, I have … Continue reading Playing with your Kids

Tutorial Tuesday – Fantastic Flowers

This Lovely Loveseat was designed and painted by my daughter. We found some sample watercolor flowers on Pinterest, and she just tried a bunch of styles out and came up with this. She didn’t set out to have as much white space, but I think it looks so pretty just lightly embellished around the edges, so I convinced her to leave it like that. All you … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Fantastic Flowers

My Unrelated-To-Anything Favorite Things…

In an attempt to replicate the inimitable Oprah’s list of favorite things (encouraged by my friend Tanya), I will surely disappoint, but I am never one to shy away from a challenge. Here goes my very first list of My Favorite Things. The Amazon Visa card. I don’t know why I held out so long on my crappy old cards with rewards I never used. I … Continue reading My Unrelated-To-Anything Favorite Things…

Tutorial Tuesday – Fabulous Fireworks

This is an easy and beautiful way to decorate your Smalltown Flats slotted doll furniture. Supplies: colored pencils, & your choice of Smalltown Flats (we used the Lovely Loveseat and then we made another one with the Booster Seat!) Start by making an asterisk * anywhere on your furniture piece with your choice of colored pencil. Next, pick a second color and expand your circle around the asterisk. … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Fabulous Fireworks

Tutorial Tuesday – Woodworking with Watercolors!

This came about as a way to make these pieces look like regular wooden furniture. Basically, all you need is a ruler, a white crayon, watercolors, and your Smalltown Flats furniture of choice. Shown above is the Pair O’Chairs and Trestle Table. Step 1 – Line the ruler up on the furniture piece you are decorating, and using the white crayon, draw a straight line on either … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Woodworking with Watercolors!