my week {via instagram}

yep i've been a bad, bad blogger again. anytime the current post is the same weekly feature as the last post...ugh! in my defense we had some crazy windstorms and lost power this week, which made it hard to blog! but here we are again at another InstaFriday! 

we saw this mama bear and her cub coming home from a friend's house not long ago. here she's protecting her cub who has scurried off behind that tree. don't mess with a mama bear!

we enjoyed a lovely, lazy brunch on the porch on saturday. brandon worked in the morning, then came home and made brunch. love him!

on tuesday the power went out just as the sun was setting so i had plenty of time to set up this pretty candle tray. it gave us enough light to see but also gave us headaches...don't mix that many candle scents!

just organizing my spray paint collection!

a couple of new dessert stands for an upcoming craft show. love them in all white. hooray vintage glassware

the lovely view off of our back deck. it seems like just a couple days ago we were talking about how the trees were full of buds. now...leaves! unfortunately that process is the cause of the worst allergy season of my adult life. today i can breathe and see out of both of my eyes and i didn't have to overdose on antihistamines to do it {for the first time this week}. hurrah!

this was only a small portion of the vintage craft books on sale at a local thrift store. i didn't have enough cash for these but rest assured i'll be back!

i made these lovelies last night while watching craft in america from pbs {which you need to go watch! i've watched 3 episodes and have been so inspired by it!} i had plans to make 5 or 6 more of these flowers but had to stop because staring at the flame made me a little blind. 

naptime on the couch. seriously...i love them!
life rearranged

we're off on a spur of the moment trip to door county to spend the weekend with my parents at their cabin. brandon & my dad are planning to golf & do some cycling and my mom and i are headed to the antique mall!! see you sunday night!


  1. Life happens... glad to "see" ya again! I love the photo of the bear cub... too cool!!! I am also absolutely jealous of your spray paint collection. :)


  2. those flowers are so pretty and that brunch was calling my name!!!

  3. Brunch looks yummy!! I'll have to check out that show. I need some inspiration...

  4. my, what a collection of spray paint you have there!

    and you aren't kidding about living in the woods! bears, oh my!

    erika @ rougeandwhimsy.blogspot.com

  5. Your spray paint collection makes me feel better about mine :) LOL! I seriously need a cabinet for all the supplies I have accumulated.

  6. What a great intro to your blog! I love your view from the deck and I can't believe you saw a bear! That's very 'foreign' and adventurous for an Aussie like me. x

  7. whoa crazy mama bear!!! and that cake stand is soo lovely!!

  8. Those flowers are so pretty! And we have a *very* similar spray paint collection!

  9. awesome! i love a week in pics. i need to do that;)

  10. I love your spray paint collection!! Pretty colors inspire me. :)

  11. Blog without obligation...and O my goodness that bear! I have never seen one in real life that had to have been scary.

  12. um...craft encyclopedia. awesome. love seeing life in pictures.

    have a fun giveaway going on over at my blog that ends later this week. come by and enter! www.samandlaurenbattershell.blogspot.com


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