craft towel

Matt and i have been practicing making some stencils. We kind of spray painted the ground in my backyard. So I practiced some more on our now designated craft towel. :) I also spray painted some pocket wallets/tape sleeves that Chris G made.


mystery film

I recently got some old film developed, no longer knowing what was even on the rolls. It's always a nice surprise to see what comes out. Here's some of my favorites...


packing and unpacking

Moving is super stressful. We hauled everything that we own up and down the California coast within a matter of weeks. It all ended up in a big pile in Matt's sister's garage. Over the course of a couple more weeks, there was a ton of organizing, downsizing, rearranging, and moving things around between three houses. Finally things feel settled. Now it's the fun part... decorating! (minimally, of course, because most things are all boxed up and put in their places.) Here's the start of it...

the corner of records and extra furniture

finally listening to records again! i missed em

things that come out of the woodwork... fun stuff


my short story

So a few months ago Matt and I started a new life. We packed up a Budget truck with all of our belongings, secured Eddie (above) and Frankie (below) into my car, drove for 10 hours, and unloaded everything into a cabin in the forest just outside of Santa Cruz. Then Matt got sick (worst time) and we had to gather the animals and head home. Turned out it was really bad and he needed a week-long hospital stay and up to a year of recovery. So, I went back up with my family, packed everything into another Budget truck, and brought it all back down home. It was a whirlwind. I no longer had anywhere that I could keep Frankie, and had to put him up for adoption (worst time). But then Matt and I got good jobs, we started eating better, I quit smoking, he quit drinking, we got creative again and we both started blogs. We're starting over, and I cant wait to use this blog as a catalyst to consistently output all kinds of positive outcomes of and additions to our new life.