Friday, January 15, 2010

Along the Way

This morning was a tough one; bad weather, woke up late, and the gas station was out of my energy drink. I then proceeded to shut my hand in the car door, completly removing 2 fingernails and I'm pretty sure my pointer is broken:( However, my arrival at the office this morning made things alittle better. Missy, from, left me a message saying her "Magic" sketch was up in her print shop. So I raced over and picked it up, I can't wait to frame her and put her on my desk at home!

While I was logged into ETSY I couldn't help myself from browsing and then I found this:
I had to have one! Roll & Tumble Press has some pretty killer designs, I really want the Smile, Cloud for Sale, and Livin in Sin ones as well, but there is only so much wall space and money:( Next redecorating I do will definetly include more of thier work! Check them out here:

Thursday, January 14, 2010


So I have found/purchased several new prints from some awesome artists. Just wanted to share!

I follow the blog of this gorgeous lady, Missy. She posted this today and mentioned that she was unsure if she wanted to make it available as a print in her ETSY store. I think it is fantastic and hope she does, I will have to grab one up as soon as they hit the shelves! Check out her photography as well, its awesome!

And one of my favorite artists ever is Emily who operates the totally unique The Black Apple shop. I have managed to get my hands on 6 of her prints and I'm lusting for at least 5 more, my birthday is in May, hint hint:) Everything she creates is whimsical, delicately dark and yet adorable. Here are a couple of my favs!

Both of these artists are very inspirational, hope you check them out!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Too funny

I thought this blog is too funny not to share. To set the record straight, I ADORE ETSY. I purchase from the site on a regular basis and browse it daily. (much more than I should) In the hundreds of hours I have spent sifting through the thousands of stores, I have come across some pretty "unique" items on Etsy and have felt concerned as to who would make these things, much less buy them. This blog highlights some of the most crazy/terrible things that are listed on the site. Here is a little taste of what Helen Killer has been able to dig up, follow the link and be highly entertained. Oh and if anyone knows a quick walk-through of how to basic blog stuff (like linking through a picture) I would be grateful!

Posted by Helen Killer Filed in Clothing

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I've been considering keeping up a blog, but I've been a little reluctant. I'm not sure what to say here or who would want to read it. But I will just go with the flow and see what it turns into.

Well for starters, my name is Mandy, I'm 24 and living in a tiny town in the midwest. I live in an area where its not uncommon to see tractors going down main street and every man over 50 wears overalls and smokes Marlboro Reds.

I graduated college last year with a double major in Business Administration and Economics. College has gotten me nowhere... I now work 70+ hours a week to pay for the house and car I thought I would be able to afford after I was done with school. But I just go with it until I figure out what I can do or something comes along.

I have a pretty awesome guy, we got engaged last year but have no immediate plans to go thru the process/expense of becoming legally wed. We have been together for a little over six years. As of this weekend we will be acquiring a roommate, my 2nd youngest sister and best friend. I'm skeptical and excited to have her in the house. I haven't shared my home with anyone but Ron and I'm a little rusty at having family in the house.

I come from a big family, big meaning 11 children. I'm the oldest, and have played the 2nd mommy role for a majority of my life. Much to the devastation of my mother, I have no desire to have children of my own. I have siblings and a nephew that I can spoil and take home after we are done playing, then I can proceed to go home and have a drink or 5 with no guilt.

Hmmm... what else... I suppose I could be labeled an environmentalist, animal activist, tree hugger. (A disappointment to my deer slaying father,) I respect all life and strive toward a harmonious balance between humans, nature and the cosmos. However, I am not a radical or into the new age stuff that is always surfacing. I feel that I am a pretty open person and respectful of all people and their beliefs, even though I don't agree with most of it a majority of the time... :)

I would love to put up a bunch of pictures for my first post, but I am at work and my Kodak seems to have taken its own life. (which gives me a reason to purchase another) I'm thinking a Nikon SLR, any input on models or Nikon vs Cannon? Back to work, next time my post will hopefully have some form of direction and eye candy.