Friday, March 29, 2013

Photo Friday 3.29.2013

Welcome to Photo Friday where I show my week in pictures! Follow me on Instagram @tristantuttle ! These posts are a mix of my instagram photos, pictures taken with my Canon, and photos taken by my friends and family.  For more Photo Friday, click here.

This week has been wonderful! I painted something I don't hate, I ate nearly an entire cantaloupe by myself in one sitting, and I've felt super productive! I've listed several new tea towels on etsy that were left over from the instagram sale, so check it out here.

I've been working on some spring cleaning projects, and the studio space has been so hard to clean. I did finally hang up some quilts on my ladder though, so that's progress!

I also added a cafe rod to the bathroom curtains, so now we can fling them open to let all kinds of light in!

My friend Christina is a really awesome painter, and I've been wanting to try and paint the way she does. On Crafty Day, Christina helped me figure out how to make similar brush strokes and we tag-teamed this pretty heart together,

This is the mess we made.

This was an old gift box that I had tore apart and used as a divider to keep paint from bleeding through the bags I've painted. I accidentally made art in the process. I don't know where I'll hang it permanently, but I think it looks pretty cool!

This little kitty was too cute to not snap a photo.

I hope you have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fish, Friends, and Fun.

Heather is one of my best friends since birth. Our birthdays are two days apart and we grew up thick as thieves. It's so good to see her at this stage in her life. She's happy, healthy, and has a beautiful son. She recently moved into an adorable duplex in the Morningside community in Atlanta. Jared and I along with our friend Robbie rode down to have supper together.

Her new place has all of these great little details that I just love.

These gorgeous chairs are being occupied by two very hungry men. 

I love this shelf in her kitchen. She's going to do pink chalkboard paint underneath the shelf so her son can draw!

After a horribly long day--her wheel FELL OFF HER CAR at the farmer's market earlier that day--she still managed to cook salmon with pesto and her own version of rissoto along with bruschetta. We paired it with a pomegranate sweet tea. Her food is so much fancier than mine.

I baked the cake. It kind of fell apart when I took it out of the pan, so I made my own icing to cover it up. The icing didn't cover up anything, so I dumped gobs of powdered sugar on it.

I was kind of worried about it, but everyone liked it. Especially one little boy.

I like to think my cake was his inspiration to start cooking in his own kitchen.

I love my friends. I love seeing them happy. Heather's story isn't mine to tell, but when I look at her and her son, I know God is good.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Quirky Planter and Chipped Tea Cup: A Bathroom Story

I finally cleaned off my bathroom counter, so I had to post a picture to instagram and prove it. It was seriously a disaster zone. What's worse is this is the main bathroom, so everyone had to see my mess when they came over!

I love my little chipped tea cup that I use to wrangle loose chapsticks. Seriously, they end up all over the house, so once a week or so, I gather them up and put them back in one place. I really like that it's a woman leading the team of horses! Daddy bought a set of Blue Willow dishes for me at a yard sale, and this chipped cup was in the box. Obviously it wasn't part of the set, but I couldn't get rid of it. It's just too sweet.

This quirky "planter"  houses a tiny gnome that my friend gave me and a pothos plant. Don't worry, the gnome can swim. The plant seems to do best in actual dirt, but I've rooted several pothos plants in water, and they seem to do okay long-term.  I really love these plants. They'll live forever because they're impossible to kill, and they purify the air! Plus, no bathroom is without the need of some air purification. Let's just be honest with ourselves. 

If you'd like to make something similar, this is what you need:

  • flat-topped candle holder 
  • pickle jar
  • goo-gone
  • E6000 glue (or any kind of glass glue like Amazing Goop)
  • spray paint

Use the goo-gone to clean your jar. Paint your candle holder whatever color you'd like (or not, whatever).Glue the clean pickle jar to the top of it.

TA-DAH! Easy peasy. These would also make great terrariums as well! Of course, mine is a little weird and might not be everyone's taste, but these would make great modern canisters (if you painted the pickle jar lid the same color as the base) or candy jars, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Send me a photo if you give it a shot! Please link back to this post if you blog about your project, please!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Photo Friday 3.22.2013

Welcome to Photo Friday where I show my week in pictures! Follow me on Instagram @tristantuttle ! These posts are a mix of my instagram photos, pictures taken with my Canon, and photos taken by my friends and family.  For more Photo Friday, click here.

This week, we went to a surprise party for Jared's Aunt Cindy. The party was awesome! On the way back, Jared wanted to ride in the very back of Zora so he could feel how windy it was back there. I love this picture he took of me!

And I love this picture I took of him!

We also stained the front deck this week. Hopefully when warmer weather is here to stay, I'm going to get out there and clean up all the stuff in the front!

I took Nanny to the doctor to run some tests, and afterward, we had a delicious Steak and Shake lunch!

I love Parrie's farm in the Spring.

Ophelia decided to be a ninja cat and figure out a way to get in the window of the back door...

I attempted to paint a funky portrait of Ophelia. I don't really care for how it turned out, but I'll only get better as I keep trying!

If you purchased something in the instagram sale last week, the last of the orders will ship today! Thanks for playing along! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A New Home For Some New Chicks!

While Jared and my plans for chickens are on hold, my aunt Missy just finished up her coop! My uncle Lon and their friend Zack built this awesome chicken coop almost entirely out of repurposed and found materials, which is right up my alley. They ended up spending less than 50 bucks on this whole thing, and that was for latches and hinges mostly!

They converted a rabbit hutch (the red portion of the coop) into nesting boxes and framed up the rest of the coop with scrap lumber, tin (buried in the ground to keep predators from digging in and the chickens from digging out!), and a metal door. 

My uncle Lon in action!

Even the inside is cute!

These little babies don't get to stay in their new home just yet, but they enjoyed it for a little while!

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Perfect Day Involves Dairy Queen and a Creek.

Last Friday, we took the top of Zora (TOPLESS ZORA!!!) and went on an adventure!

We drove to Dairy Queen and got a tasty treat!

Medium vanilla cone for me and peanut butter for Puck!

Then we took a pretty ride through some of the back roads near our house. We passed beautiful farmland (that I didn't even know existed) and we even found a pretty creek to splash in!

Puck loves to splash! Check her out!

We also stopped at a yard sale and I bought a super cute quilt! HOW COULD THE DAY GET ANY BETTER?!

The sun was out, the wind was in our hair (and Puck's ears), and we were all together. Friday was the most perfect day. It was such a beautiful day to be outside and spend time with each other, and I'm so glad we took the opportunity to be explorers!

Days like this one remind me of how much God loves us. He doesn't have to give us days like this, but he does. He doesn't have to show us so much love and compassion, but he does. Thank Jesus for his grace. Thank Jesus for this day.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Photo Friday 3.15.2013

Welcome to Photo Friday where I show my week in pictures! Follow me on Instagram @tristantuttle ! These posts are a mix of my instagram photos, pictures taken with my Canon, and photos taken by my friends and family.  For more Photo Friday, click here.

Howdy! This week has been spent working on our new floors! We had to shift all of our stuff looked like this for most of the week.

Jared took a quick break!

And then finally...

We were eating lunch and we told Puck to go to the rug. She kept eye contact with us and backed up until her back paws were on the rug. She's super cute!

We also belatedly celebrated Jared's birthday with his family at Big Pie in the Sky. The six of us ate one 30 INCH PIZZA!  The slices are ridiculous!

But the leftovers proved to be difficult to warm up in the microwave because the slices are bigger than the plate...

Today was a great day (that I'm going to blog about next week!) and I hope this weekend will be just as great! Have a great weekend y'all! Don't forget abou the instagram sale! Be sure to check it out!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Exciting News! Flash Sale on Instagram this Friday at 7 EST!

I'm so excited to announce a flash sale on instagram tomorrow night at 7 pm EST!

Starting at 7, I'll post photos of each item with the price + shipping. The first commenter who leaves their paypal email and zip code will get it! I'll send out the invoices once the sale is over, and ship the items with they transfer the money. So be sure to follow me on instagram @tristantuttle so you don't miss anything!

Here's a preview of the sale items! Due to the vintage nature of these items, there may be some age or wear spots, so please aware that some these well-loved items may have imperfections.

Vintage tea towels from 1972, 1968, and 1967.

More tea towels from 1971, 1982, and 1986.

Two yards of this great sweater material.

This great blanket with a mid-century print.

Here's a close-up of the print.

This is one of my favorite items in the sale! This beautiful quilt has a few squares where the applique stitch is missing or damaged, but it could be easily fixed or used as is. It doesn't affect it's beauty or use at all!

And this quilt top! There are some age stains that might be removed by hand-washing in woolite. This would be a great project to quilt or as a wall hanging.

I hope y'all will follow along with this sale tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it! See you tomorrow!