Monday, March 28, 2011

Be Free Bird Necklaces are Back!

Be Free Bird Necklaces Back in Stock
2 posts in one day?  What, what?!  So when I blogged about my painting today I realized that I hadn't posted my new jewelry that I had mentioned earlier...  There's more to come, but thought I would go ahead and put these little ditties back in my Etsy shop.  So, without further ado, my most popular item, the "Be Free Bird Necklace" is back in stock!  And even better news is that I will have them on SALE for $25 until April 1st.  After that they will be $32, so snatch one up while you can!

Later taters,
Genevieve

Before & After Wooden Painting

Before and After: Living Room Painting

Before and After: Living Room Painting

Before and After: Living Room Painting

Happy Monday Everybody!  I finally got my new painting hung in the living room and wanted to share some pictures.  This whole project started with a recent trip to Hobby Lobby.  At our store here in Athens they put together a row of broken merchandise that is marked down 90% off the original retail price.  When I saw the section of broken mirrors I immediately thought "JACKPOT"!  The pretty carved frame you see above was originally a mirror marked $199.99.  Yep, I got it for a mere $19.99!  After removing the broken pieces from the frame I took it to Lowes to have a piece of plywood cut to fit (cost was around $10).  I used the bare unfinished wood as my canvas and painted this Indian Princess inspired piece.  I couldn't be happier with the final outcome, and don't know if I'm more excited about how the painting turned out or that I only spent about $30 for the entire project!  I still have a couple of frames left (I purchased 3 total), so I will be sure to let you guys know what I end up doing with the rest...

Have a great week!
Genevieve

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Birthday BBQ

Birthday BBQ

Birthday BBQ

Birthday BBQ

Birthday BBQ
Last night Brian's Aunt turned the big 5-0 and she hosted a lovely BBQ to celebrate.  I was in charge of painting the storage building in the back so everyone who came to the party could sign it (kind of like a really huge birthday card!).  There was tons of food (homemade hushpuppies OMG), family, and friends, and it was a really fun time all around.  Hope all of you guys are having a great weekend too...

,
Genevieve

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easy Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles


Recipe from allrecipes.com

So if you know me, you know my kind of cooking/baking involves 5 ingredients or less.  This recipe only has 3 which is even better, and it is super delicious.  My Sis-In-Law first introduced me to Oreo Truffles over the Holidays and I made them for the first time the other day for our friend's cookout.  Easy Peazy, if you love chocolate then give these a try... and if you are trying to cut back on sweets like I am, then don't even make them because you can't have just one (or two, or three...)

Enjoy!
Genevieve

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rock Candy and Sunshine

Rock Candy

1. Geode Ring by Bezaleljewels  2. Supernova Ring by MissNovemberStudio  3.  Champagne Druzy Pendant by CelesteLaurenDesigns

Happy weekend, Everybody!  Currently crushing on chunky rock jewelry.  Aren't those pieces so pretty?  We went "gem mining" the other week in North Georgia so I've been pondering what to make with the treasures I found...  Anyway, it's a beautiful weekend here in Athens, Ga so here are some things I'm looking forward to today:

• Hanging a new painting I made for the living room (will share pics soon).  I really need to be focused on art strictly for Surtex, but sometimes it's nice to paint just to paint, you know?

• Sitting outside and working on wooden jewelry for my neglected little Etsy shop (plan to post new listings by Monday, maybe even a promo/intro sale???)

• Going to our friends house for a cookout (love, love, love grilling outside on days like today)

What are you guys up to this weekend? ☀ ☀ ☀

Thursday, March 17, 2011

M.I.A. and Maiden Braids

Hi there!  Sorry for being M.I.A., things are a little topsy turvy here lately- some good, some not-so-good, and such is life... Anyway, just wanted to drop in and say a quick hello!  Thought I'd share my new favorite hairstyle too that I think I'll be sporting a lot of this Spring/Summer...



...and here's a tutorial if you would like to give it a whirl...

XO,
Genevieve

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Skate Time...

Skate Time

Skate Time
It's my birthday so we are celebrating at the skating rink tonight!  Been working on my moves...



Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
XO,
Genevieve