Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a fun, restful, holly jolly Christmakuh to you! We wish you a day of fun, family and friends (or at least 2 of the 3, depending on your idea of fun, right?), and at the very least, we hope you load up your dessert plate. We’re looking forward to spending…
  • Anestazia - December 25, 2012 - 10:03 AM

    Too cute! I wish we could dress our puppy up! He’d go crazy though :(ReplyCancel

  • Kim - December 25, 2012 - 11:17 AM

    Anestazia, one word: TREATS. Lots and lots of them!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie - December 25, 2012 - 11:47 AM

    Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!! :) Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Mom and Dad - December 25, 2012 - 1:30 PM

    Jack, you look great. One thing, are the lights suppose to be on you, or did you help yourself?
    Merry Christmas Everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Opa - December 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

    Sorry Jack all your street cred is gone….ReplyCancel

    • Kim - December 25, 2012 - 9:27 PM

      M & D, he totally helped himself.ReplyCancel

  • dave - December 26, 2012 - 6:57 AM

    You have humiliated our grandson! Look at his face! He is begging mommy to make it go away.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - December 26, 2012 - 11:46 AM

    Dave, this is partially true, but he loved his Santa-neck-adornment so much, he wouldn’t let us take it off! And he’s rewarded with belly rubs and treats :)ReplyCancel

  • Helen from Cali - December 26, 2012 - 7:06 PM

    Oh jack.. Did mommy get you a Santa outfit for a chihuahua instead? Jk, you are the best looking pit mix ever! Love you sweety pieReplyCancel

  • Kim - December 26, 2012 - 10:35 PM

    Haha, Helen! It’s actually a baby girl’s dress, and we cut off the sleeves and put them on his front paws. TOO cute.ReplyCancel

  • Rebelwerewolf - December 27, 2012 - 4:28 AM

    What’s in your Christmas coladas?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - December 27, 2012 - 11:00 AM

      Rebelwerewolf, it’s basically a pina colada shaken and served in a martini glass. We add a drop of green food coloring before we shake it, and we garnish with grenadine (for the red) and add a lime rim. YUM.ReplyCancel


Way back in July, Scott and I very innocently began purging our home for the annual summer yard sale. We thought we’d have a few items to fill a tabletop on our tree lawn, but by the time we finished our to sell, to donate and to keep piles, our living room was looking… sparse.…
  • Shannon - December 20, 2012 - 8:08 AM

    So awesome how little tweaks can amount to such a big difference! I absolutely love how it looks now! :) :)


  • catherine - December 20, 2012 - 9:01 AM

    Be honest. Have you gained weight with that doughnut picture in the room? ;-)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - December 20, 2012 - 9:13 AM

      Thanks, Shannon!

      Catherine, interesting… I have had a major sweet tooth lately (more so than normal). Is it the donut? Or the holidays?! No weight gained, but time will tell.ReplyCancel

  • Emma - December 20, 2012 - 9:40 AM

    Looks wonderful! Well done you two (:ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - December 20, 2012 - 10:06 AM

    The only thing that’s lacking is no more eff the dumb s@#$! :(ReplyCancel

  • Kim - December 20, 2012 - 10:29 AM

    Jill! It’s there, it’s there! It’s on the media wall now, closest shelf to the hall (behind the plant). It got a new frame and mat :) I’d never get rid of that!ReplyCancel

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  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode - December 21, 2012 - 3:50 PM

    I love it! Wonderful job, as always!ReplyCancel

  • marian - January 3, 2013 - 8:45 PM


    I just came across your blog. Love it! I especially love that piece of furniture holding up your t.v. Did you make that yourselves? If so, do you have a tutorial or something similar? I have an idea for a credenza that I want to make and I LOVE the legs on your piece. Would love to snag some of those for my project and get ideas from you.


  • Making Made - January 4, 2013 - 1:38 PM

    Wow, I really love your decor. The piece of furniture under your TV stand is amazing and I love your chairs. Very well put together.


    p.s. Penina is one of my co-workers! Yay!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 4, 2013 - 1:59 PM

      Hi Jeanne, thank you! And so fun that you work with Penina! :)ReplyCancel

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Since first seeing this pillowin a catalog mailer over a month ago, I’ve been blabbing my mouth to Scott about the pillow I’ll make for us – it’ll be just like it! It’ll be Christmas-y and cheery, and it’ll hang in our living room all season long. This make believe pillow fit in with my…
  • Lindsey d. - December 18, 2012 - 8:23 AM

    Love this! I’m envisioning a fabulous Hawaiian print version for summer (with “Stay Cool” or similar)…ReplyCancel

  • Kim - December 18, 2012 - 9:06 AM

    Lindsey, great idea! I should make a few to rotate out for the different seasons…ReplyCancel

  • Two PItties in the City - December 18, 2012 - 10:16 AM

    I love that it still has the pocket on it, and Lindsey’s idea for the Hawaiian shirt. E does a lot with Stitch Witchery (did you know he was the crafty one in our home?), but I never thought about making pillows. I think we could use some more for the pups this winter.ReplyCancel

  • Rebelwerewolf - December 18, 2012 - 2:55 PM

    I never knew about Stitch Witchery. Technology these days!

    And you can definitely leave that pillow out past the holidays, since it’s not too specific.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile - December 18, 2012 - 4:50 PM

    Oh I love this! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t sew :)ReplyCancel

  • Trude - December 18, 2012 - 5:40 PM

    It turned out soooo cute! Love that you kept the pocket. :) Ditto what Caitlin said, it appeals to my non-sewer’s heart.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - December 18, 2012 - 5:49 PM

      Glad to know I’m in the company of other non-sewers :)ReplyCancel

  • Jimmy - December 18, 2012 - 7:56 PM

    Love it. Absolutely love it. We have to steal this for our farmhouse. My wife’s words: “shut.up.” We are pumped to try this.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - December 18, 2012 - 8:17 PM

    Jimmy, even better – Shut. Up. would make a pretty great text-y pillow!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - December 20, 2012 - 8:28 AM

    You!! So creative. I want to hug that pillow hard.ReplyCancel

  • kirsten - December 21, 2012 - 12:57 AM

    For real?!? DARLING! Putting this on my “to try” list!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Lepak @ Dandelion Patina - November 10, 2014 - 5:36 PM

    Hi there! Stopping by to say congratulations on being featured on Midwest Living, favorite holiday blogger projects! Have a great week! ~MichelleReplyCancel


Growing up, I was always tasked with gift wrapping for the entire family – gifts to my mom from my dad, gifts from my sister to our brother, and even gifts from my siblings to me. Funny, I couldn’t stand it at the time, but I realize it was because I was the only one…
  • jackie jade - December 17, 2012 - 8:36 AM

    aww this is such a good, but easy, idea! i love playing with stamps, so i might have to try something like this soon!

    also wanted to say i love your pet paintings! i have 2 cute doggies and would love to get their portraits done sometime soon!ReplyCancel

  • Rebelwerewolf - December 17, 2012 - 8:53 AM

    I was always tasked with wrapping presents when I was growing up, too! It was because my family is very last-minute, so our relatives would be arriving at our house, and my parents would have to go greet them, leaving me to wrap all the presents.

    I’m actually kind of sad that there’s not really any reason for us to wrap presents this year – we’re staying home, and we’ve already spent our budget on a camera and new toys back in November. Maybe I’ll wrap those back up and stick them under the tree that we still haven’t put up yet?ReplyCancel

  • Molly - December 17, 2012 - 1:30 PM

    I actually wrapped presents like this on Saturday! My 3 year old was going to a birthday party, & I had him do the stamping so he was included in the gift giving. I wish I would have taken a picture. I made the stamps & a few pom poms to put on top. Craft paper is the best go to wrapping paper.

    ps- That is the cutest ribbon, & you tie an awesome bow!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - December 17, 2012 - 1:44 PM

    I can definitely relate to being the gift wrapper. I was always the one person in the house who just loved to wrap gifts. I even wrapped my own some years! Haha. I love this idea too! I am totally going to make my own wrapping paper now.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - December 17, 2012 - 2:05 PM

      I’m glad that all of you feel my gift-wrapping pain! I suppose I always sort of liked it, since I would wrap even the tiniest gifts – even just little $1 stocking stuffers. Makes it more fun that way.

      Jackie Jade, I hope I get to “meet” your pups sometime soon!

      Rebel, definitely wrap the camera and old gifts. It’ll make it more fun.

      Molly, thank you!

      Jennifer, dooo it!ReplyCancel

  • Kyley and Ammo the Dachshund - December 17, 2012 - 9:01 PM

    Thanks for the shout out! :)

    Ammo and I have been wrapping our gifts in brown paper for a few years now. I even carved a little Christmas bulb that I stamp in red or green on ours. Maybe this year I’ll have to mix it up and carve some snowflake stamps!

    P.S. Love the yay! in gold!ReplyCancel

  • Trude - December 18, 2012 - 5:20 PM

    I use brown paper too! Either from Michael’s, or sometimes you can find rolls at Home Depot. Usually I just leave it plain and spruce it up with ribbon or stamps (love your yay, sooo cute!) or glitter tape, but since I bought a shit-ton of Martha all surfaces paint for a gift project I think I might try painting simple designs like this: We’ll see, stripes may be about all I can handle!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - December 18, 2012 - 5:49 PM

      Those designs are SO cute! Perhaps if I’m adventurous enough, I’ll have to try that next year!ReplyCancel

  • Heather {ModernMealsforTwo} - December 21, 2012 - 8:35 AM

    I’m behind at everything right now, including blog reading. So, sorry for the tardy comment.

    Three things
    1. I’m also loving the kraft paper look. I like how you mimicked wrapping paper with stamp. It’s a nice, subtle touch.
    2. Custom stamps are so addictive! We have a few with our photography logo (different sizes for different applications). Love them.
    3. THOSE PAWS! SOO cute! They make me miss having daily kitty time in my life. (Hubster is allergic so no feline pets for me.)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - December 21, 2012 - 8:39 AM

      Heather, Scott’s allergic to kitties too, so he can’t cuddle them like I can, but we make it work. Perhaps a surprise kitty under the tree could be nice this Christmas…ReplyCancel


First, a big thank you to everyone who has been in touch with us after the Renegade Fair. It’s been a busy couple of weeks since the fest, and while a few more paintings have sold to some of our readers since we closed up our booth that weekend (for real, thank you!), we still…
  • Molly - December 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM

    Awesome deal! I just ordered some prints for my kids. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim - December 14, 2012 - 1:15 PM

    Thanks, Molly! You picked a few of my favorites!ReplyCancel