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Easy Zesty Green Beans.

See my latest recipe–delicious green beans with three ingredients and two minutes of prep time–here!


The truth about Adam Baldwin.

When I mentioned the opportunity I had to get Adam Baldwin’s autograph at Dragon Con, I left out one significant detail:

I didn’t pay for it.

[Read the full story here.]

Dragon Con 2014: Sunday & Monday.

My Dragon Con 2014: Sunday & Monday post is up!  And don’t forget to check out my geeky necklace giveaway in my previous post! 🙂

Geeky necklace GIVEAWAY!

You heard me–free stuff!  I’m introducing a new line of products later this week in my Etsy shop, so I’m kicking things off with a giveaway–read the full rules here!

Dragon Con 2014: Saturday.

Oops, forgot to mention over here that Saturday’s Dragon Con post is up!  Read it here. 🙂

My little pirate girl.

Any guesses on what my daughter, who refuses to touch a single princess dress or tutu in her dress-up box, wants to be for Halloween this year?  We tried on her costume this morning–see it here!

Dragon Con 2014: Friday.

Finally got my first Dragon Con post up on the new blog!  You can check it out here.

Caught up!!

Guys, I am officially caught up on moving my blog (to Blogspot)!   Just in time for all my upcoming Dragon*Con posts…. 🙂

Dragon*Con was eventful!  I have some great moments to share here.  I’ve also got some Etsy news on the horizon (hint: giveaway), and an in-depth tutorial in the works, so I am super excited that I can finally get back to devoting my blogging time to actually blogging.  Stay tuned! 🙂

Catching up.

I’ve definitely been letting the blogging slide.  Sorry.

My goal was to have all my archived posts moved over to my new blog by the end of June.  Yeah, by the end of June, I was about halfway done…and I’m not much further halfway through July, either.  Grrrr.

But in good news, one of the reasons I’ve been slacking on the blog is that my Etsy venture is going well.  The “Doctor Who” dinosaurs and “Firefly” crew ribbon tag blankets are both sold out; I’ve ordered the fabric for more and they’re on their way!  I’m still waiting for my local Joann Fabrics store to restock their ribbon so I can start on the “Harry Potter” blankets–I’ve been three times in the past three weeks, and all they have are all the wrong combinations of satin and grosgrain in the colors and sizes I need.  Gah.  I do have a couple “Godric” Gryffindor dinos up, though!  (I hope to have more houses up soonishly, if Gryffindor sells well!)

I’ve also been catching up on season 7 of “Doctor Who”, which is finally up on Netflix!  Finished the season the other night, but I have yet to watch “The Day of the Doctor”.  Would someone like to explain to me why Netflix not only makes us wait a virtual eternity for a season, but then lets us down by not including the most important episode?  Grrrrrr!!

And now I’m off to sign up for Pottermore so I can finally read J.K. Rowling’s most recent short-story addition to the world of witchcraft and wizardry.  I’m so behind, guys! 😛

Library remodel.

Sorry for the lull in posts lately–Kaylie had VBS every day last week, which threw our usual schedule through a loop, and my brother moved in with us, so our lives got flipped upside-down a little bit.  We’re adjusting. 🙂

I think we’re long overdue for some pictures of my favorite remodeling project in our new house: my library!

I have quite a few books.  We had three cheap bookshelves–two tall, one short–back in Indiana, and my books had long ago overflowed their allotted space by the time we decided to move to Atlanta.  So after I packed up my books, I sold my itty-bitty cheap-o bookshelves at a garage sale so we’d have to buy nicer, bigger bookshelves in Atlanta.  Once we bought our house, we decided to hire someone to build us custom shelves in the basement bedroom.

So here are a couple of before pictures:

From the listing, before we bought the house.

From the listing, before we bought the house.

Before we built our shelves.

And before we built our shelves.

We hit a small snag in our plans when we had a pipe burst in our laundry room…we had water damage all the way into the bedroom closet.  We had to deal with that before we could install the shelves, but they were worth the wait!

Empty shelves.

Empty shelves.

The shelves on the wall with the window extend all the way to the corners of the room for extra space (which I’ve already begun to fill).  And we asked for lights over the bench under the window, for a reading nook!  I have yet to make a cushion for the bench, but that will happen eventually.

Sorting the first eleven boxes.

Sorting the first eleven boxes.

I had eleven boxes of books, plus about another boxful distributed randomly among other boxes as I either found books out of place or bought more after packing the ones on/near the shelves.  And then my dad passed along another three boxes of books I’d offered to take when they pared down to move into their RV (I think I have more on the way, too!).



We also installed new blinds, since the old ones wouldn’t close all the way and were about to fall off of the wall.  We figured my brother would appreciate working blinds in “his” room, since this is where he’ll be living while he’s with us.

Sometimes I come down here and stare at them.  So. Pretty.

Sometimes I come down here and just stare at them. So. Pretty.

I’d love to bore you with my organizational system, but I’ll spare you.  I’m quite proud of it, and very happy with my new library! 🙂