It’s Father’s Day.  And every Father’s Day, I become very sad.  My Daddy was taken from me when I was only 23 years old, and he was only 46.  It was sudden and horrible and if I let myself go back and think about that phone call, I become basically incoherent for a period of […]

My friends who live in the computer…

I’m sure many of us have friends who we’ve never met in person, or maybe only a handful of times.  Friends where most of our relationship happens on Facebook, message boards, random chats, and text.  It’s a way of life now, and has been for quite some time. In August of 2001, I joined a […]

Paint is so fun.

I picked this little beauty up at an estate sale almost a month ago, and finally pulled her out of the furniture hoard to paint yesterday.  Isn’t she just adorable?  I painted her, then distressed her, and then added a clear wax. Here’s some detail: I love natural chalk/clay/mineral paint for so many reasons – […]

Summer has begun!

This week was the first full week of summer vacation. It meant sleeping in {at least a little bit} and daily trips to the pool for my older son’s swimming lessons.  Well, I’m not allowed to call them “lessons” but I am allowed to call it “swim class.”  I don’t know why he is so […]

If her dad calls me, I’ll lose it – and other things I say to my tweenager.

It’s been an interesting few weeks around our household.  The end of school is just around the corner, four dreadfully long days away.  I can almost taste the freedom of sleeping in, not having to worry about making lunches, not having to ensure gym clothes are clean, not running hither and yon for whatever project […]

The future of Droopy Daisy!

I started Droopy Daisy in December as a way to blog and craft.  Well, to me, crafting is more fun than blogging, so I often do a lot more crafting than talking to you guys.  I had big plans initially for daily posts, but there’s no way I can manage that with the dozens of […]

Meet Sophie!!

I picked up this cute shelf at an estate sale in March and finally got around to making her over this past weekend! Meet Sophie!

Better Days

Typically when I hear the phrase “better days,” I think of a time in the past.  But for one particular piece of furniture, I think its better days are now, and not 1962 when it was manufactured, or ten years ago, when it was butchered by an amateur funiture refinisher. About three weeks ago, I […]

Taquito Ephiphany

I have an addiction that involves delicious bacon, cheese made in a factory where one of my best friends works, and scrambled eggs, all warm and wrapped up lovingly in a tortilla.  It’s called a taquito and the best ones are from Whataburger.  I am there several days a week feeding my addiction.  Yes, I […]

Great Grab Bag Giveaway!!!

Great Grab Bag Giveaway!!!

I’m itching to grab a bag and run around my craft studio stuffing it full of love for one lucky person! Want it to be you?? Enter the contest to win 🙂 GRAB BAG GIVEAWAY