Tuesday, April 15, 2014

playing with my phone...

I am not someone who can play games on my
gadgets, ie. phone, computer, FORGET about xbox, 
I'm happy that I have figured out how to watch the show I want on Netflix.
So no games for me...
but put a design app in front of me and I'm all in!
I enter that blissful space of creating
that gives me a challenge and sense of accomplishment.

(kind of what playing games does for my kids!)

My favorite go-to app is 
Rhonna Designs
it's my "candy crush" if you will.

I have no idea what that game even entails,
except something to do with crushing candy
and unless I'm eating it, well, I just don't see the point!


I use it for the beautifully designed graphics that I can make my own to
share a recently created necklace...


or the newest accomplishment for me.
I have been wanting to learn to make my own soldered bezels
for a while now, and with the help of you tube I finally gave it a try.
I have a long way to go but, as with lots of things, the 
fun is in the process!


Sometimes I use it to put my name on my creations...


lucky me, she has my favorite font and I can 
use the transparency tool to fade it out.


I use it to let our customers know where to find us. 
The collage elements let me feel like I'm playing with paper again.


Of course, saying thank you to those customers is just as important!


Sometimes, I just use it to make helpful reminders pretty...




we got more snow last night so I really hope this one
happens pretty soon!

I have also experimented with a few other apps that I like...


diptic is great for making a collage of your photos,
easy to use with lots of layout choices.


So, these are my 'games' of choice.
I use them for my business, 
so they are actually work, 
but my kind of work...
creative, fun, and relaxing all at the same time.

crushed.

Do you have any apps that you use
that I should know about?  
I'm always looking for a new way to play
I mean work!

Thanks for stopping by!
If you haven't thrown your name in the hat for the give away
that ends on the 22nd, 
check out my last post to go to the link!

love, 
t. xoxo


p.s. I have not been reimbursed to share these great tools
with you, they are just my way of getting you to play 
in the sandbox with me!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Honor The Earth Giveaway Hop Event (4 winners) | Go Natural! Giveaways



Hello Everyone!  
Our lavender goodness has been included in a wonderful giveaway on the Go Natural! Giveaways blog!
  I am incredibly honored to be asked to be part of this giveaway, 
and to be recognized as a company that they would want to feature. 

(click on the button to go to giveaway link)

Our part of the 4 prize giveaway is our laundry bundle... 
You know we started with our wonderfully smelling, hardworking laundry soap


 and that brought about the organic lavender dryer sachet


 and our lavender linen and room spray. 


 Well in the giveaway, if you are the winner,  you will receive all three products plus the sweetest little wooden scoop for measuring your laundry soap!  
So sign up today... the giveaway ends on 4/22

I want to thank Jessica of


for spreading the word about living green,
and for making it easy to do just that by hosting
green giveaways for her followers to try natural products.

If your not the winner, or if you just can't wait until 4/22
to start your spring cleaning...
you can find them here~


and here, for all you etsy lovers like me ;)


I have another post in the works to show you some of 
the new things keeping me busy...
so please stay tuned!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
and 
GOOD LUCK!
love,
t.xoxo

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I have a thing for anchors...

There are a few symbols that always catch my attention
while on the hunt for something special to use in my work.
an anchor is one of those...





How about you?  Do you have a special icon that you gravitate
toward when looking for treasures?
A few others for me are ~
red cross pins
religious medals
let's not forget about
photos
buttons
souvenir trinkets
ephemera
all vintage of course,
all giving a specialness to the piece.

happy treasure hunting!

Have a wonderful weekend!
love,
t.xoxo

I have tried to get my items listed as I make them,
but going to the market every week makes that tough.
If ever you see something on the blog or facebook or instagram
and you are interested in it, please contact me so I can make that happen!

(I hope that you will follow me over to fb and instagram
as I have more opportunity to update there more often)
xoxo












Tuesday, February 4, 2014

around the dining room...

I have struggled with getting the house back together after Christmas.
Where to put everything, and the cleaning, oh the cleaning!
The struggle comes from wanting to have a more minimal look to our home, 
and a minimal approach to our life.
So that means edit, edit, edit...


This post is full of pictures so I am going to 
  keep the banter at a minimum and let the photos do the talking for me.


OH, except to tell you how much I love this oil painting 
that I found at a garage sale years ago for only $5.! 
I know, right???
Why was anyone getting rid of this awesome guy?

ok, I'm done now, back to the pictures...











These French linen lavender heart sachets are now available in the shop



I should have turned on the fireplace for you!



I couldn't get myself to put the twinkly lights away, and I'm so glad that I didn't.
They bring such peace and happiness to the room.
I don't know how long things will stay like this because
I haven't been able to get out to the barn to bring in 
some of my favorite treasures!
We have a whole lotta snow over here...


see the deer tracks on the frozen river?


Captain loves the snow!
I hope that you are staying cozy warm these days!

now, on to the bedroom and then the kitchen, 
and the living room could use a makeover too...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
love,
t.xoxo