Oh boy, it has been a crazy week. A good one, but nuts too. Scott and I are both mentally and physically drained, and while we have a whole queue of DIYs to do (and a few we’ve finished but’ve yet to find the light of day to photograph), there hasn’t been too much action…
  • Evelisa - June 8, 2012 - 10:04 AM

    Happy Weekend to you too!!! I hope it goes smoothly the next couple of days.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 8, 2012 - 10:09 AM

    Thanks, Evelisa!ReplyCancel

  • Trude - June 8, 2012 - 12:08 PM

    Happy weekend to you too! Such a sweet photo, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - June 8, 2012 - 12:31 PM

    Awwwww. Jack is the cutest EVER! Have a great celebration!ReplyCancel

  • Sarai - June 8, 2012 - 3:16 PM

    Happy bday to a fellow June baby! (mine was yesterday) and Hope you guys have a great weekend as well! Jack reminds me so much of Jo-c…still loving my portraits BTW. :)ReplyCancel

  • Scott - June 9, 2012 - 2:50 PM

    Happy belated B-Day Sarai! Gemini’s are the best!ReplyCancel


We had a lot on our to-dos this weekend, but when it came down to it, our bodies needed rest. It’s been a brain-busy month as we prepare for the launch of our new Shop (coming soon!), and by the end of the past work week, nothing sounded better than afternoon naps and lazy drinks…
  • Kaitlin - June 4, 2012 - 8:50 PM

    So adorable! I can’t decide whether your lovely terrariums mean I have to visit Sprout Home this weekend, or have to stay away at all costs! :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 5, 2012 - 9:24 AM

      Kaitlin, you must go! Even if just to browse, you’ll start getting lots of great ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin - June 5, 2012 - 6:48 PM

    That is exactly what I am afraid of- but you’re right, I’ll be heading over there soon!ReplyCancel

  • Evelisa - June 6, 2012 - 2:28 PM

    The penguin adds the cute factor into your outdoor spaceReplyCancel


For the last month, we’ve been hard at work on a Pet Shop overhaul that will debut in a few short weeks. You know this, and you’ve even given us a boost of inspiration when we unabashedly felt that aching twinge – the one that says you’re in over your head. It seems that no…
  • Rachel - June 1, 2012 - 7:17 AM

    Wow! How beautiful :-) I love the larger size and I think it looks amazing on your wall with the other portraits (pups might get jealous though… They say they want theirs as big as well haha).
    Hope you have a great weekend! Happy happy Friday :-)ReplyCancel

  • Carrie @DreamGreenDIY - June 1, 2012 - 7:53 AM

    Oh my goodness she (and the painting) are beautiful…Waiting with bated breath for the new pet shop reveal and for our own portraits to make their way to our wall!!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - June 1, 2012 - 8:58 AM

    I think it looks great!


    • Kim - June 1, 2012 - 9:07 AM

      Thank you, everyone! Happy Friday to you, too!ReplyCancel

  • Jaimie - June 1, 2012 - 9:15 AM

    looks great!ReplyCancel

  • dave - June 1, 2012 - 5:10 PM

    Miss Maddie never looked so good! Can’t wait for the grand opening of the new PET SHOP.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - June 3, 2012 - 8:15 PM

    What a CUTE!! Great move going larger. One day I swear!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Evelisa - June 6, 2012 - 2:33 PM

    In the larger one you could appreciate the details more. Maddie looks so pretty.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 7, 2012 - 9:25 AM

      Evelisa, we think so too – the larger size allows for much more detail.ReplyCancel

  • Susan G - June 7, 2012 - 11:48 AM

    Love it…looks similar to my bengal Charlie so I would definitely be interested in purchasing one!ReplyCancel

  • Emma - June 11, 2012 - 9:51 AM

    Wow! That looks smashing. Great job Kim. I’m sure you’ll be getting a lot of requests for the 8×8. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - June 27, 2012 - 11:54 AM

    So cute! I need to get one of these for my sister.

    You should try hanging one of your canvasses over your buzzer if you want to hide it totally. I did it here http://homemade-handmade.net/2012/06/22/what-buzzer-and-the-rest-of-my-hallway/ and it works really well!ReplyCancel


We spent a short day and a half in Cincinnati over the holiday weekend, making the rounds cuddling our best friends’ babies, lounging poolside and brunching with family. As we usually do, we made a point to hit the Kellogg flea on Saturday morning (always a favorite, seen here). The charm in the un-curated collection…
  • Alexis - May 30, 2012 - 12:34 PM

    Name it Bubo after the mechanical owl from Clash of the Titans (the original)!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea B - May 31, 2012 - 1:13 PM

    Is it terrible that I really want you to adopt a ceramic blowfish now, and put them side by side?ReplyCancel

  • Kalli - May 31, 2012 - 6:24 PM

    Love owls. The gold one reminds me of that artist we met in Palm Springs, with his bird busts.

    I’m a little jealous of the Rumours find, that is (currently) my favorite album of all time. Have you ever seen this http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180697/ about the making of it? It’s on Netflix and worth watching.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 1, 2012 - 9:10 AM

      Bubo could work, haha!

      Kalli, it reminds me of that too! We have flat black spray paint, but gold was more our style. Rumours was one of those albums that we used to have, and I think it got lost in the shuffle when we moved from Cincinnati to Chicago. We’ve been on the hunt for it again since then, but were unable to find a working condition album for less than a small fortune. I’ll have to look up that film on Netflix – thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - June 5, 2012 - 3:03 PM

    I love the remodeled gold owl – looks gorgeous – I can’t believe you got them both for $1! What a bargain!ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyOutLoud - June 7, 2012 - 7:25 PM

    I love a good painted owl. I have one in my own home….ReplyCancel


It makes for a great bartender. Using inspiration from Anchor B, I spent a little too much time on my cursive letters (I’d be lying if I said it was easy), and while I’ve certainly seen better, it did make for a fun “bar” set up during our holiday barbecue. Scott surprised me by getting…