My Living Space

To Be Inspired.

I’m a very visual person, so I really enjoy inspiration that I can look at and that will stimulate me, even if it’s in a small way.

I’ve been adding to my daily visual inspirations here and there, as I’ve gotten little bits of spending cash. For those of you that know me, some of these additions have been thrifted. But I’ve also really gotten into smaller, artisan prints and creations lately, and have enjoyed supporting other’s talents. It’s nice to buy something and know exactly who’s hands made it.

I just cleaned off my walls this week, and I’m excited to start putting all of these pieces up.

Thrifted Pieces // JATW

I found these at a local thrift store, and both in such good condition. Usually pieces like these are stained or some of the thread has been pulled out. The top one is an especially encouraging inspiration.

The Bee and the Sea // JATW

I’ve been following Betty of deerlittlefawn for quite some time now, and finally decided to purchase some of her gorgeous prints. It was really hard to choose, because all of her stuff is so great. I’ll definitely be back for more. If you like what you see, go grab some prints at The Bee and The Sea .

Makers Gonna Make // JATW

When I was visiting Greenville, South Carolina a few weeks back, I was finally able to visit Knack Studios and see my spirit animal Angie Thompson. She was sweet enough to give me this print by Jude Landry from The Makers Summit she attended. Sidenote: if you are EVER in or around Greenville, please go enjoy Knack Studios. You will not be disappointed.

Jesiiii print // JATW

This print speaks for itself. It’s just the most adorable thing ever. Want one? Go get it at jesiiii’s etsy page! She has gnome pillows, hand painted rings, and all kinds of handmade pieces.

Flower Tapestry // JATW

I really, REALLY like this. So much. And I don’t know why. It was a dollar at the Hospice Attic in town and it’s not even finished… I don’t think? This tapestry is perfect just the way it is.

Vintage Bohemian Platter // JATW

I mean, just look at it.

Florida Panther // JATW

Ya’ll, this is so fun to me. The frame is huge, so I just took a closeup of the middle. I’m not NOT going to buy a giant embroidered Florida Panther. Gosh.

 

This is nothing new.

-MLW

Our Backyard Project.

Who’s got a backyard that needs some serious help? This gal. In April we will be celebrating Abram’s first birthday. I’m overjoyed that our tax return was so large because this means that we can actually throw him a birthday party, and pay for it ourselves! Now, we aren’t going to go crazy or anything, but we do want to invite all of our friends and family from all over the place. My first thought was to have it at Daniel’s parents house, which is five minutes down the road. They have a giant backyard with a nice deck and a grill. But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to have it at our home. We have plenty of space, and with the some work (well, a lot of work) we can get our backyard looking decent. It really does have great potential, it’s just overgrown and wasn’t kept up for about 15 years. Sooo….

We have all of the trees around our house, which provides excellent shade, but boy is it the worst when it comes to the leaf count.

Our patio is spacious. I have big dreams for it, but first….

We have to get rid of the spider haven. The entire roof of that overhang is covered in spiderwebs, where they all lurk and hide during the day. And the stuff on the patio isn’t necessarily junk. We got rid of the junk part last year. But it’s just stuff we need to move and find a place for. Now granted, there is still some stuff we need to throw away. Like that ridiculous pot. And the three paper/mail boxes.

 

Daniel’s fixing to build some shelves for me and a rack for his recording gear out of all that wood.

Yes, that is a bin of old mason jars. And yes, I am crazy for not having taken them out already and using them. But soon my friends, soon.

We are guessing that this is where Daniel’s great aunt Lois had her garden. Now it is just an overgrown poop box for our dog Titan. I bought some organic seeds at Lowe’s on Saturday, so my hope is to turn it back into the garden it once was.

Really?

There are currently two giant holes in the backyard. Daniel and Roger were on a quest to find the septic tank because our toilets have been backing up. So that’s a fun decoration.

Our shed, that I never looked into until Saturday, is an interesting part of our backyard. The eagle on the top is my favorite. Hopefully we can shove all the stuff on the patio that we want to keep in here so that we can start to clean it up. I don’t want to have a birthday party where spiders are raining on our guests heads. It just can’t happen.

 

What house projects have you been working on lately? What are some you want to start?

Weekend Buys.

I had such a great weekend with my man and my boy. Saturday we strolled the annual Olustee Festival down Marion St. with Daniel’s mom and enjoyed fair foods. I got a corn dog and some deep fried oreos that nearly sent me into a food coma and gave me a yucky headache. It was completely worth it. I also made some fantastic purchases:

Ok, so talk about some delicious smelling soap that leaves you all soft and clean. Goats milk soap is the best. I got this from the a.k.a. farms booth at the festival. I was so happy to find that they still had some Fresh Snow scent left. Daniel and I got a bar of it for Christmas and still haven’t used it because it makes our entire bathroom smell like sweet tarts! They have all kinds of scented goats milk soaps, and if you live in Lake City then you are in luck! They are at the Lake Desoto Farmers Market every week. If your not local, then click here to visit their site and buy some soap!

I got these artsy Dia De Los Muertos coasters from one of my favorite ladies. Corrine makes all kinds of wonderful stuff, and you can also find her at the Farmers Market in town. Visit her etsy shop and look through all her goodies. I chose these coasters because my sister also likes this kind of art and I wanted to add these to her house warming package.

I definitely didn’t get these at the festival. Saturday evening Daniel’s parents and I took Daniel to Jacksonville for a Guitar Center birthday shopping spree and Cheesecake Factory. The wait for dinner was 45 minutes. I had an anthropoligie gift card that my friend Leanne gave to me for my birthday, and a store HAPPENED to be within walking distance from the restaurant. I picked up these three pretty cabinet nobs that I am going to install in my bedroom to hang necklaces off of.

So overall, my weekend was much fun and I am very satisfied with my purchases. How was your weekend?