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Food: Still enjoying that instapot/pressure cooker! Hubby is now infamous for his mashed potatoes, which went perfectly with this steak last night! I've been in a creative (creating "things") rut and I think my creativity is being expressed in the kitchen lately. I normally haven't been a very good dinner... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Studio 4:13
Cooking: The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker - if you follow me on Instagram, you'll be sure to see some posts on what's cookin! Listening: Still listening to podcasts - if you loved Serial Season One, check out "Undisclosed" on iTunes! Pretty much anything of interest can also be found in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Studio 4:13
I've discovered podcasts. I know, welcome to 2016. What started out as listening to some company training via podcast became an exploration of "who else is talking about stuff out there?" Earlier this year I binged on Serial, season one (never got into season two). I remembered that one of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Studio 4:13
My original intent in starting a blog was to have an outlet for my thoughts and creative business, Studio 4:13. In an effort for work/life balance (or rather, unbalance) I quickly figured out that when I was creating new signs, I got writer's block, and when I sat down to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Studio 4:13
Let's get right into it! When I opened this month's Fix, based on looks alone, I was super excited and hopeful. The stylist sent exactly what I was looking for (dresses/skirts and a plaid shirt), but what would happen once I tried them on... Item 1. 41Hawthorn Maddy Ponte Fit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Hello and welcome from my blogging hiatus! I love Stitch Fix. I have been sharing my experiences on Facebook, and have heard from a few friends who have signed up and are now enjoying this service as well! But besides just hearing about it, it's fun to see what items... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Studio 4:13
I recently heard the hubbub about, a site where you create a style profile and every month they'll send you a package of stylist-selected clothing and accessory items right to your door. I hate clothes shopping, trying on clothes, but also always stay with the same style of clothing,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Recently I received an email from a gal who I did a custom Christmas order for last year. This time there was a request to make a sign that would be used as a wedding photography prop, and a "Pinterest re-creation". Below are the final products. For this one, we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Earlier this summer, I was referred to a chiropractor looking to create some custom signs for his parents cabin. You've seen those cute "how many miles to" signs pointing in different directions on a country road? This was our take on that. He gave me names and mileage but I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Studio 4:13
I really enjoy doing "my hometown" custom 12" x 12" signs. I've created them for Hudson and Baldwin and now, Spooner! And this here was a custom order for a housewarming present: You can take the simplest of designs and make it look fabulous on a piece of old barn... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Recently I received a few custom order requests, from both new and repeat customers. I have been blessed with great customers as well as referrals! I thought I'd show you what it looks like to complete a sign start-to-finish. For any job, especially the custom ones, there is some conversation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at Studio 4:13
I've been busy creating some new signs for sale at the shop, as well as quite a few custom orders from new and repeat customers! Below are some snapshots of ones you may find at Restore & Restyle in Baldwin: Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Last night Johanna (owner of Restore & Restyle) and I redid the booth space I rent in her shop. I'm loving the transition and it feels more "me" in style. I've been working on banners/pennants, candles and signs, as well as now selling jute webbing and jute twine! Be sure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Studio 4:13
A favorite photo of yourself and why 6 years ago - pregnant with my first child, so excited, luscious thick hair, not a care about my big belly. Love it! Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Something difficult about your "lot" in life and how you're working to overcome it... I have a good life. A job, a roof over my head, plenty to eat, great kids and husband, so what is there to complain about, or what is "difficult" about this life? I struggle with... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Studio 4:13
10 things that make you really happy... Jesus Kids Sunshine Crafts A good book Vacation Sunday drives Family A clean house Old friends Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Today's topic: what do you miss? simpler times unplanned family gatherings grandparents no technology times writing letters talking on the phone my waistline good family television Disney World (hey, I could seriously go twice a year!) Happy Mother's Day! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Sell yourself in 10 words or less... Organized Christian crafty mother will work for chocolate. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Most embarassing moment... That's a toughie, either I don't embarass easily or haven't done anything embarassing lately. I fell in our company's parking lot while walking in a couple weeks ago. Straight onto my butt, there was no stopping this fall. Thankfully ?? I was walking amidst rows of cars... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Studio 4:13
A moment in your day (photo)... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Studio 4:13
A piece of advice you have for others... Stop striving for perfection! You're missing out on all the fun while you're trying to make everything perfect. Good enough is OK! Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Studio 4:13
The thing you're most afraid of... There's lots of things I'm afraid of, although the fear of them don't rule my life. Like heights, extreme heights. Like visiting the former-Sears Tower in Chicago, entire glass wall looking out to below? No thank you. Claustrophobia, being too closed in and not... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Studio 4:13
How do you answer the question "what do you do?" if you couldn't answer with your job? Do crafty projects alone. Do crafty projects with my kids. Spend too much time online. Garage sale. Thrift shop. Read. Go to bible study. Enjoy small town life. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Profess your love for another blogger - why and what makes them great? That was easy - The Hollywood Housewife. It's the way she writes. Most blogs I follow deal with craftyness or home decor projects, but I follow Laura Tremaine because of the way she writes. Go check her... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Studio 4:13
Favorite quote and why you love it... Ok, day four was 4 days ago, I'll catch up I promise! It's fun to be doing this challenge because at least there are topics to work from. Some days I have lots of topics in my head (that I never find time... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Studio 4:13