Online Yoga Classes Save My Sanity…and My Back (Giveaway!)

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I prefer to do yoga in the privacy of my own home. There. I said it. When I do online classes at home, I can close my door, light incense, take a few minutes on my mat to just be before I press play. I'm not worried about whether I accidentally grabbed my "home" yoga pants. You know...the ones with the little hole in the crotch that would be hugely humiliating when doing down dog in the front row. Nope. Perfectly safe in my ragged, favorite pants in the privacy of my own home. I don't … [Read more...]

*Winner* Win a Pillow of Your Choice from Studio Smithson

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Update 3-6-15: Congratulations, Emily C.! Kristi will contact you to arrange shipping. Thank you, everyone, for your participation! Keep showing some love to kristismithson.com and treat yourself to a little something. Don't forget that you can get a code for free shipping, too! Just email her and you'll be signed up for her newsletter and receive your code! Meet Kristi Smithson of Studio Smithson. Kristi was my neighbor back when I lived in the DFW area. She helped keep me sane … [Read more...]

Try your hand at hand lettering

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In the last two or three weeks, I've been playing around with hand lettering. I mean, it's all the rage, right? It's everywhere you look and it's only gaining popularity along with typography. Most artsy-craftsy fads come and go and by the time they've run their course, we're sick and tired of it (puff-painted sweatshirts, anyone?). Good riddance, right?! However, I feel like hand lettering is an art that deserves all the time it can get. It's one that has been around for ages. We've all … [Read more...]

Milk Paint Giveaway Winner…

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So, here we go! I'm back and I've got a winner! But first, can I ask you guys a favor? It includes the photos of the red coffee table that I promised. However, I didn't get my side tables done. I'll be sure and post photos of those as soon as I can. So, here's the coffee table after I took the doors off and sanded it a tad. Being as Abbie-like as you can imagine, I forgot to take photos before I began prepping it. Are you surprised? Uh-huh, that's what I thought. So an in-process, crooked … [Read more...]

Adventures in Milk Paint….Part2

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Welcome back! It's time for the second installment of Adventures in Milk Paint and I gotta tell ya...this one is full of success and ends in an opportunity to win supplies for a milk paint project of your own. That's right!  A giveway full of goodness. Aw yeah. Let's see. Where shall we start? First, if you haven't already, skim through Part 1 and get caught up. So, we left off with my dresser stripped of its first milk paint makeover and waiting patiently for another … [Read more...]