Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tippy Tuesday

I might not have totally enjoyed that sugar free orange jello, but Tippy sure did!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Adios April :(

It was a sad, sad day at work a couple weeks ago when a co-worker of mine, who became a really good friend, resigned and took another job in Florida. Yep, she left Kentucky to move down to the sunshine state.  You kinda can't blame her, can you?

I knew I wanted to make something special for her and I kept thinking about this picture of us that was taken almost 2 years ago.  We were working in Louisville and when we saw each other for the first time that morning, we could not believe the coincidence!  We totally did not plan this so we had to take a pic. 

Then I had an idea.  The company she is working for in Florida is called the Mosaic Company. I've always loved the look of mosaic tiles and have always wanted to use them in some project.  This was obviously the perfect time to bust them out!

I started out with a plain unfinished wood frame from Hobby Lobby in their wood section.  Then I took black craft paint and painted the back and the sides.  I left the front alone since it would be covered up anyway.

Here's where I got lazy when it came to taking progress pics.  So let me explain what you missed.  All of the tiles laid out perfectly except for the bottom row.  I bought a tile cutter since about a fourth of the tiles were hanging off the bottom.  Well, let's just say that Shari and tile cutters do not get along.  My hands were so sore for 2 days from squeezing the tile cutter so hard.  There was blood, sweat and tiny shards of glass all over my living room floor.  So I gave up and moved on to plan B.  First, I went ahead and grouted the tile then after it was set, I painted the bottom row black.

Then I took another trip to the Hob Lob and found this black furry trim.  Perfect!  And yes, I color coordinated the tile to match our outfits.  Duh.  I was pleased with the way it turned out.  I just have to figure out this tile cutting situation for the future. 

And here's one last one of the two of us.  This was taken at her farewell lunch with all of our work peeps at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  I miss this chica like crazy but I'm happy for her and her new opportunity.  The good news is I have a free place to stay when I go to Florida.  :)

I miss you April!!! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tippy Tuesday

Tippy has never been a fan of car rides but lately she has been freaking out even more.  Like hiding out in the floor of the back seat and even crawling underneath my driver's seat in pure fear.  Am I that bad of a driver?  

Don't answer that.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine from Tippy


XO, Tippy

And yes, I got the dreaded question at the Hobby Lobby fabric cutting counter....So what are you making?  I battled in my head on whether or not I should tell them it was for the backdrop of my dog's Valentine's Day card.  It kinda screams desperate single lady. (All the single ladies, all the single ladies.....Come on, you know you were singing it too.)  Because I love to get a good reaction from people, I decided to fill 'em in.  The fabric lady and the person in line behind me just looked at me and smiled and said "Aww."  But what they were really thinking was "Oh, how sad."  Happy Singles Awareness Day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tippy Tuesday

Before I get into this week's Tippy Tuesday, I wanted to let all you Tippy lovers out there know that she will be back on Thursday for a special valentine for you!  So be sure you check back in!

You may remember when I posted this video.  Well ever since then, she has been raising her hand like every day.  It's always when I'm watching TV, on my laptop or any other time when I'm not paying attention to her.  She'll get in her begging position and raise up her little paw like "Hey....hey you.  Look at me." 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tippy Tuesday

Milk does a body good....except it apparently makes you lose an ear.