The Little Red Owl

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This weekend Oakley Fancy Flea is happening. COME!

city flea


2014 Spring/Summer dates:

May 31st

June 28th

July 26th

August 30th

September 27th

The Oakley Fancy Flea Market is proud to be Oakley’s first market of its kind.  This is a curated flea market so you will find only the best quality items for sale.  We promise fun for all ages so come down and be a part of a great Cincinnati market.

See ya there!




My parents got me an old wash stand for my birthday one year. Awesome gift!


It was in interesting shape but Parents got it up to par. I painted it brown and covered the drawer and doors with some beautiful paper.

But, it was time for a change. I recently moved the washstand into our bedroom and it needed an update.

Enter A Corner Cottage. I won a contest they were having awhile back for Caromal Colours.


This paint is amazing! No sanding, just texture and coverage-I love it!

painting stage

This is the first coat, after no sanding and no removing of old paper-great coverage.




I LOVE it! What do you think?

(I got the pink knobs on clearance at Target)



The Contemporary Arts Center has a summer series called One Night One Craft. Last night I participated in Brush and Pen, Calligraphy with Frank Satogata.

It was fun! Here is a peak at the evening:













Our instructor


and some of his examples


a project someone else did that my sister was happy to bring home


 some of my work and practice sheets from the evening

Have you taken a class lately? Are you expanding your mind and connecting with your community?

It’s a lot of fun!



I LOVE dogs. Seriously, I turn into a 5 year old when dogs are around. I start talking in baby talk and immediately ask the owners if I can pet their dog (yes, I ALWAYS ask first).

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I am NOT competitive. Husband says I turn into a kindergarten teacher when playing games. I am encouraging to my “enemies” and often help them out if needed-even if they don’t ask for my help :) I am just glad people are trying that I want to give points for the effort and I often request mulligans (but usually don’t get them).


spaced out photo of myself since I don’t have an action shot of my being too encouraging during games :)

I LOVE my chaise lounger from Ikea. Seriously, LOVE it. I sit almost nowhere else in my house.


See it there on the left with the comfy pillows and red blanket? That’s my corner, Husband claims the crevasse in the cushions.

I LOVE Woodchuck Raspberry Cider-seriously try it-you will NOT be disappointed!

Woodchuck Hard Cider, Raspberry Image

I am NOT a morning person. I have been getting up at the same time (during the week) for 10 years, but I swear it never gets easier to get out of bed and I am NEVER in a good mood until after 9am. Sorry folks, avoid me in the morning!

DSCN4683My face when I have to get out of bed!

I make events in my calendar for every aspect of my life. Do you use Google calendar and keep (note taking app)? I would die without these things, I have a terrible memory.

example of  a Google calendar

That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed a little insight into who I am.

Who are you and what are some interesting facts about yourself? Share!



I had so much fun at City Flea on Saturday. The weather was good (for the most part) and the people just kept coming. Not to bad for my first show.

I had SO much help from Husband, my friend Emily, and my brother. Here are some photos:

image-3My booth (I handmade the banner-isn’t it adorable?)

image-2I LOVE my banners (and my customers).

image-1My chalkboard sign is blank here due to rain-don’t worry, it stopped soon after. Notice the garment rack on the right (via A Beautiful Mess).

image-5I’m trying to stand still for the panoramic photo, noticed I am not smiling :)

image-4That’s me, a happy camper!

I learned a lot from my first show and I know the next one will be even better. Thanks everyone who came out, the other vendors, and The City Flea!

If you missed this month, check out next month on June 14th and The Oakley Fancy Flea on June 28th.

Shop local!



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