M.I.A.

Between the house restoration, holidays, pet fiascoes, crazy busy workload and everything else over the past year, I’ve really neglected this blog. Of course it doesn’t help that my template broke and wouldn’t allow me access… but it’s a poor workman who blames his tools, right? So much restoration and work has happened in the last twelve months, it will be nice to show off all we’ve finish, and share those disastrous projects that just didn’t work out very well.

Winter Holiday 2013 Mantle

2013 Winter Holiday Mantle - LauraAnneStone.com

Round two for the new mantle! This time I de-cluttered it some. I switched out the two black candlesticks for a huge wooden one and made use of the gorgeous pine cones from the previous house. I also made a boxwood wreath and topiary ball from the hedges and used vintage Mason and Atlas jars filled with battery-powered twinkle lights. Some things did make a comeback, however.  I kept my antique books, iron star, mermaid, and pocket watch.  The mirror also stayed, but I painted … Read more…

Window Wieners!

Yes. That’s right. I’ve invented something and I’m naming it Window Wieners. I got a new sewing machine for my birthday and I’m putting it to good use. Our windows are very drafty thanks largely to an attempt to seal them shut a very long time ago. They were partially closed, nailed (partially open) to the frame, then caulked and painted. Unfortunately with double-hung windows, the top and bottom sash have to be all the way up and down, respectively, for them … Read more…

Frida Kahlo Outfit?

I was just asked if I am wearing my Frida Kahlo outfit. Apparently I am, though totally by accident. If I’d have realized I could have filled in my brows. The image below makes me look like I picked out my outfit with the Pinata Approach, just blindfolded myself and hit my closet with a stick until something fell out. This is not the case (or at least I hope it doesn’t look that way) but since my arms aren’t long enough to take … Read more…

I saw a popular movie this weekend *gasp*

Drive movie

As I’ve said before, I don’t go see movies and since we’re huge nerds our PlayStation usually is either occupied playing games or showing documentaries. However, this weekend we watched Drive. I know it’s been out for a while but given that I’m behind the theatrical curve and it was just added to Netflix this week, I’m doing pretty well. It’s pretty good and didn’t end up being the movie I was afraid it would be based on my husband’s level of enthusiasm (we … Read more…