Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Snippets since the last time I blogged.

This post has been sitting as a draft for 6 days. The title has changed from "snippets from the week" to "snippets from the weekend" to "snippets since the last time I blogged". It's one of those posts where I think I was waiting for something funny or interesting to tell you all about. Sorry, peeps. I'm here to tell you that that didn't happen.

I finished the monkey artwork for Amy's nursery last week:

I sent them to her and she just informed me that she got them and loved them! I received so many sweet comments on them, and there were several that were even interested in ordering them. I've made prints and and they're available to be ordered! Also, now that I've got them digital, I have the ability to change the background color to work for a different nursery. I've debated opening up a little Etsy shop, but I think I'm going to hold off for the time being. However, if anyone is interested, I'd be more than happy to create some custom artwork- just ask!

I've been in the mood to do some major landscaping and tree planting around the house lately, but since we plan on moving in the next year or so, we've agreed that we really don't want to put much more into the house (inside and out) that we won't see a return on. We've already got great curb appeal, we'd just be adding more because we're tree loving freaks. (Not to be confused with those tree hugger-type freaks.) Anywho, I'm loving the look of potted trees these days, so I went out in search of a cute little tree that I could spruce up the back porch with. The nice thing is, we can take it right along with us when we get a new address, and it will go into the ground when it outgrows the pot.

In related news and to further prove that we're tree nerds, we've started growing these little cottonwood beauties indoors. We have 2 large cotton wood trees growing in our yard, and are apparently spreading some babies all over the rest of the yard. These little things never have the chance to grow, because they get hacked by the mower every week. We uprooted a few of them out of the ground to see if we can get them to survive over the winter, and then we'll replant them into something bigger if they do.
update: in the six days that this post has been sitting as a draft, these little trees are alive and well and have grown a little over an inch!


kari said...

The monkeys turned out adorable, you are so talented Leslie!

Meredith said...

Personally, I definitely think you should start an etsy store!

Meredith said...

PS- If you make the taco soup, I always add a small can of beef broth to make it a little more like a soup...it's VERY thick, like chili, eve nwith the can of broth!

Melissa said...

LOVE the monkey pics- they are great!


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