Because I’m bored – 50 questions with directions not included

Directions Not Included - Living Pretty With Your Pets Mutts

Seeing that I'm laid out with not much I can do, my dear bloggy friend Cassie decided to nominate me for a 50 questions post. Considering I had all these posts lined up and forgot to schedule,  this is probably a good thing. Also a good thing is that this blog only has about 5 followers these days so these answers won't reach the masses. 1. What are you wearing? Cropped jeans, a t-shirt and a really sexy surgical boot. This boot will be my fashion accessory for the next 4  - 6 weeks. 2. … [Read more...]

request for votes – rm pottery martha stewart american made awards finalist

RM Pottery - Martha Stewart American Made Awards

So this is a shameless beg for votes. My amazing husband, Ray of RM Pottery, is finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. He has an actual shot at winning in his category, which would give us a lot of publicity for his ceramics business. Can I beg you all to vote for him whenever you remember? You can vote up to 6 times a day until October 13th.   Now here is the catch. Even though the site says you can register via Facebook and sign in that way, it doesn't seem to be … [Read more...]

cuckoo 4 design – living pretty with my mutts

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Have you met Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design yet? If not, you have to check out her blog. She is the sweetest and has amazing style. If you follow me on any of my social media handles, you probably saw me share a link to my guest post on her blog last weekend. If not, here is a chance to know how I ended up with 5 furry creatures I live with. Well, 6 if you count Ray, but I'm not talking about him... This post is all about how these scruffy little ones came into my life, and how I still manage to … [Read more...]

student for the day – playing with power tools

Playing with power tools - Directions Not Included

As you can tell my sporadic posting this year, even though I promised myself (and you guys!)  I would be back to blogging at least semi-regularly, things have been a bit up in the air. Work has been crazy due to many, many changes in the last 8 months. While I have a blast at work, it is also very stressful and draining at times. I decided I needed to start scheduling some mental health days. We have a decent vacation policy, so I added a few to the calendar to regroup and have some fun. … [Read more...]

corporate office decorating – commercial time!

Corporate Office Design in a Commercial - Directions Not Included

This is probably one of the coolest, most random things, that has ever happened to me. A few weeks ago, a location scout paid a visit to our office. Instead of being instantly turned away, our HR Manager who sits near the entrance called me over. The guy explained they were in the area looking for spaces for upcoming commercials. They wanted something modern, bright and open. All they needed was our space and we would get a check for our time. She figured I would be very interested since I … [Read more...]

haven maven – 2014 haven conference recap

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Oh Haven, how do I actually describe you? First off, as a delinquent blogger, I shouldn't have even made an appearance. My posting schedule is shameful, and I am for the most part an introvert who hates crowds. That doesn't really translate to blog conference attendee status. Somehow, Haven brings out another side of me that makes me a Haven Maven. It yields an awesome, inspiring, and electric few days. How is it possible that throwing me into a huge crowd like this could actually lead to an … [Read more...]