Love this blue...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Could this nightstand from Chroma Lab be any sweeter? Love the shape, the shade of blue. Love, love, love. A bit out of my price range, but that happens quite a lot when you're a thrift store, dumpster diver type "shopper".

Sad and blue...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Just a dream within a dream" Print from Bellatrix Art.  What a lovely melancholy piece.  Perfect for my mood today.

I'm feeling awfully blah today...  I had a rough morning, with the snow.  I defrogged, scraped and warmed up the car and then drove a block from home only to have my windshield freeze over on the inside.  I pulled over in a driveway and about slid in the ditch.  *sigh*  And the day hasn't really improved from there... 

MagpieSkinnies and Moody Girl Aromatherapy at the Original Art Flea Market!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hi all,

I'll have my MagpieSkinnies products (paintings, onesies, toddler tees, holiday cards [see in post below] and gift tags, jewelry, magnets) at the Original Art Flea Market this Saturday!
(see some of my stuff here www.magpieskinnies.etsy.com)

Original Art Flea Market
Dec. 13th
ArtsTech Center
1522 HolmesKC, MO 64108
9a.m. - 2p.m.

My friend Kelly will be there too, with her aromatherapy bath and body products - Moody Girl Aromatherapy! www.moodygurl.etsy.com.

Come by and say hi! Do a bit of Christmas shopping... :)

Greetings....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008



Hi all, I've posted 2 new, cute Christmas/Holiday card in my shop, frog here and lion here!  Check them out.  

It's snowing here today...  I'm not crazy about the cold of winter, but I do love the snow!

Can't see the forest...

Monday, December 1, 2008


I think I'm big into trees lately. Anyone else getting that feeling? :) Here is an adorable piece, Redwood Grove, from Sandra Healy.

A little slice of history...

Friday, November 21, 2008



Originally uploaded by Joey Harrison.

How cute are these girls? I saw this picture on flickr and read the interesting memories of Joey Harrison's mom. Times were so different!!

I love this line: "A date was likely to try crooning "Five Minutes More" at the end of an evening, a song from the movie "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.""

Thursday...

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Nothing new to show you, I've been a slug in the evenings lately.  I blame the cold, brrrrrr. What's sad is that it hasn't even been that cold.  I'm in for it when the real cold comes.  
Anyway, here is a little web banner I did for a fellow Etsian.  I think it turned out quite nice!

Good friends, good food...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


PF Changs lettuce wraps... MMmm
Originally uploaded by ProCharged Speedster.

I went to dinner with a very dear friend last night, Sassafrass. She's a lovely girl with a great sense of humor. We always have loads to laugh about. We went to PF Chang's and had crab wontons (delicious) and lettuce wraps (yum).

More Christmas thoughts....


My friend Matt sent me this picture (that someone else took, I apologize for not giving credit) of my all time favorite holiday cookie, the peanut blossom. *sigh* Look at it in all its glory - peanut butter dough and slightly melty Hershey Kiss on top. Yum!

From the MagpieSkinnies Archives

Friday, November 14, 2008



A sketch I did some time ago. I think it's kinda cute... :)

Check out the recipes on Pioneer Woman. Dang, I'm drooling over here!

Christmas time is near....

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Poor Thanksgiving, while I love a holiday that is purely about family and eating, I skip it as far as decorating. Christmas though.... *LOVE* How about these cute trees from Middleburg? I could be wrong, but it seems as if I read about her in a recent Mary Engelbreit magazine too. Uber cute stuff.

Pizza....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I'm just sitting over here thinking about Pizza King... So pizza earrings from Shay Aaron seemed the appropriate find for the day. :)

Rain rain go away...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I need this necklace from The Royal Bead on this rainy, glum day.

I also need to start exercising again. I'm in a bit of a funk lately and I NEED those endorphins!

Shake a tailfeather

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This song makes me shake my booty. Ummm hmmm...

And I watched Step Up 2- The Streets yesterday. A bit cheesy as you might have guessed, but the dance scene at the end was fantastic.

More from the MagpieSkinnies Archives

From MagpieSkinnies Archives

Pretty for a dreary Wednesday

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Lovin' this dress from Claire La Faye. Dreamin' of warm weather on a gloomy chilly evening.

Whale for Tuesday

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Cute whale softies from Kate Durkin Tasty Goods. These remind me of the neat little things my mom's mom used to make for us when we were wee.

Cute sailboat softies too!

Wickedly smooth...

Monday, November 3, 2008


Some very cool friends of ours gave us a little present when they came out to our bonfire. The wrapping and the present are so cool, just like Marsha and Arthur. Vampyre Vodka, "Wickedly Smooth." I love it!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 31, 2008


My pumpkin (not terribly creative, but I was in a rush.


C's pumpkin. He tried a haunted house, but it got too wacky, so he did a funky face on the other side. :)

Things to love...

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Handsome husband who cracks me up daily...

Fuzzy dogs who like to fetch.

Adorable owl earrings from a very sweet friend.


Big shiny blue trucks...

Mirror Project


I bought this mirror at a rummage sale for $3.


I spray painted it black and put it with my montage in the living room. The painting is from a friend of C's. He does amazing work. The frogs are mine and the picture is a autographed photo of Lurlene the Trailer Court Queen.

It's a pretty skull!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I dig this the most! What a cute tee!! I'd also like to have a bumper sticker with this skull for my truck.... This is also from RainbowSwirlz. :)

More Owl Goodness

Monday, October 27, 2008


An adorable bag from RainbowSwirlz.

We had a bonfire Sat. and it was a blast, but I forgot to take pics. Doh!! I'm so fortunate to have such a great group of friends. C's sister was here too. She is an amazing woman. She's SO independent, amazing with animals, tremendously sweet and a great cook. She made a white peach cobbler this weekend that was a little slice of heaven. So good to see you J!!

Precious

Friday, October 24, 2008


J took the munchkins trick or treating at a nursing home. Aren't they adorable?? I love that E's a skunk. He remembers me saying to him once, "P.U. you stink!" and he still finds that hilarious a year or so later, so you can see why he might enjoy being a skunk for a day.

My other nephew was to be a parrot and his parents were going to be pirates, but when he realized he was going to be something different he changed his mind about being a parrot. Maybe my brother, his dad, should be the parrot.... haha! I can't wait to see pics of the pirate trio.


And just a bit more Halloween goodness... Click this link to get directions from the talented Jennifer Murphy on how to make a Pumpkin Man.

Eucalyptus

Friday, October 17, 2008


Neat eucalyptus earrings from Contagious.

Sorry I've been less than bloggy lately. I'm a bit of a moody blogger, sometimes I'm all about it and then I just can't find the motivation to do it for a while. :)


We watched Iron Man last night for the second time. I like that movie. I think Robert D. Jr. did a surprisingly good job. I didn't expect him to make a good action hero, but he really did.

Owl Cuteness

Cute!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I am loving this flying pig fabric from Superbuzzy. I don't know what I would do with it (especially after trying to bring some order to my pile of fabric that I've yet to do anything with), but I love it!

Acorn Cakelet Pan

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I saw this adorable Acorn Cakelet Pan on Luckybeans and just had to blog about it myself cuz it's so darn cute. I'm loving fall things right now.... I don't know that I would actually MAKE cakelets, but I love the thought of them. :D
And check out this adorable Mary Poppins doll from Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane. I never cease to be amazed by her creativity!

Just a few clouds in the sky...

My travel hero...

Thursday, October 9, 2008


This is my friend Brian (Big Larr); he is my travel hero. He was just in Mongolia and now he is headed to China. Here he is in Mongolia with some new friends. He's got a silly, charming way about him that draws people to him wherever he may be.

Yaks?
He went from Ulaanbaatar to the sands of the Gobi Desert and back. They rode in a Russian minivan and slept in gers (pictured above I believe?). On the menu for the trip were camel meat, fermented mares milk, dried horse yogurt cubes, and Mongolian vodka. I'm sure a little vodka dims any reticence to try new things. *wink*
Boy these pics make me wanna go somewhere... *sigh* I need to get my travel on!!

Awesome birthday present

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My older bro called last week to wish me happy birthday and he put his kids on the phone. K (1 yr old) was first and she said "Hap Burt."

Then E (3 yr old) got on, he said, "Happy Birthday." I thanked him and then he told me, "you smell with your nose." I said, "You're right, good job! What do you do with your eyes?" He said, "See" and then he said, "Blink." "I said right! That's good! What do you do with your mouth?" "Talk," he said. He's such a smarty. I asked him who his favorite teacher was (it was Miss W. last weekend) "Miss C.," he says. "What about Miss W?" I say. "Her too," he replies.

K got back on the phone and said, "Happu Burtdee." She is so adorable. I had given her mom a rock that my other nephew J (2 yr old) had given me. She gave it to K to play with and K was saying, MaeMae brought rock, MaeMae rock, MaeMae rock.

Ready for Halloween?

Scarab earrings

Belated flower posting


I wanted to post pics of the gilt mirror I altered last week, but I forgot to load the pics. So today I'll show you a day lily picture from the summer. Nice pic if I don't say so myself...

Lake days are winding down...

Thursday, October 2, 2008


C and I went to the lake Saturday. The water was a bit chilly. I would pretty much hop in and hop right out. C apparently thought it was quite humorous. This is just one pic in quite a serious. This is all I'm willing to show though. :)

Sweet Pink Shrug

Great Finds


I haven't even posted my finds from the rummage sale my mom and I went to, but I wanted to post a picture of one of my finds from an estate sale this weekend... The MOOSE cookie jar. This just slays me. I love it. How much did this awesome piece cost me?? $2.50.

Reuse / Redone Furniture


This was the entertainment stand we had in our living room. It is a rickety, junky thing that we weren't sure was going to hold our giant telly. So we went to a thrift store and purchased a $10 desk.


I don't have a true before picture because I kept forgetting to take one, but here is a pic after we've removed all the drawers, doors and doodads. We've also stripped most of the unnatural shellac and stain off by this point. Why would they do that to a perfectly nice piece of wood?


Voila! Finished! Sorry about the light on the screen. Oh and yes, we have bunny ears. :) We refuse to give in and pay for cable. Especially now that you can watch shows on the internet with a lot less commercials, albeit slightly blurry sometimes.

heh heh