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our colorful, crazy life

Posted on October 4th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

Yep, it’s me…I’m back! Somehow the blog got away from me and I just realized it’s been over two months since I’ve posted, haha. Not sure how that happened, but here are some pics of our life since then. Kindergarten artwork by Cash. My crazy reds. New wood to carve. I picked these out from […]



cash turns five and we fly to new mexico

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

From the whirlwind of July, we leaped into the dizzying sandstorm of August. Cash turned five on July 30, and we celebrated our boy with a cake (he wanted a blue wolf on it) and a night at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill. These two pictures are so perfectly him–one minute a sweet little […]



dala horses

Posted on February 26th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Several weeks ago, I posted pictures of these Dala horses in their raw, just-carved state. I’m excited to finally post the finished set of horses! After carving and sanding, I painted them in traditional Swedish designs along with a little twist–American flag designs on the saddles. The height of the tallest horse is 6″ and […]



bible story models

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

While I was studying illustration at Cazenovia College in upstate NY, I interned under Cheri Bladholm.  She is an amazing illustrator and a really sweet person–one of my favorites. I loved working with her, and gathering reference photos for her paintings was one of my jobs. She was working on a book called Tell Me […]



handmade christmas

Posted on December 26th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Here’s a compilation of the exciting presents we’ve been making over the past two weeks. We opened them Christmas morning (and a few on Christmas Eve). Hope you enjoy them!! These little beanie animals are made from a sewing pattern I got from this girl who makes and sells patterns on Etsy. The instructions were […]