The going ons in Nancyville

I'm sure my name will never be included in a town, but, if there were a Nancyville, I'd like to live there.  Well, only under the conditions hot chocolate came out of faucets and Norman Reedus was my gardener.

But back to reality.  sigh.

Around the home:

I finally found out, and by accident too, what these yellow ball things were.  Billy balls.  Though my immature side chuckles inside every time I say Billy balls, I think they are the loveliest dead things ever.  Unless Norman dies.  He would be lovely dead too.  

Well, I scooped myself up a few from Teresa's Plants & More on Etsy.  She even has a cool hanging glass globe like mine, which I shared with you here.  (And yes, I killed that freaking air plant.  seriously???)

I bought my very first orchid.  I feel very sorry this plant had to come home with me because I do not foresee a long future with it.  It's so pretty though, and I will thoroughly enjoy every moment it's in our home.

And the very last mention of flowers is the roses my husband gave me for Valentine's.  A week later and they are still going strong.

My kitchen is coming to a close.  Finally.  I have concluded I'm the world's slowest person to decorate her home, or maybe I'm normal?  Who knows, but I do know I so much closer to being done than I was a month ago.  There have not been too many changes, but it's still fun to have a before + after reveal post.  Don't you think?

An update with this photo:  I couldn't do it.  The art came down.  I'm sorry Owen.  I'm a bad mom. (Blogged here.)

I hung my "I'm Awesome" print, which I blogged about last week here.

My sewing room:

My scrap quilt is quilted and now needs to be bound and photographed before officially showing you all.  I'm in love guys.  So my affection goes in this order:  Jesus Christ, Matt, Owen, scrap quilt, and Norman.  I feel I learned a bit from this quilt, and now, I completely understand why people love quilts. I drag this thing around like it's my lovey.  I have snuggled with this quilt every night the last few days.

A custom quilt in the works for a customer:  Blue, yellow, green, gray, with a touch of orange

Another quilt top in the works using this line that I purchased from StashModernFabric on Etsy.  No pictures until I have the top finished in March.  Sorry!

And just life in general:

This photo is blurry, but it makes me happy.  This captures pure joy.

Have a good day y'all.

I'm sharing this with Freshly Pieced, Live a Colorful Life


  1. The photo would be one of my favorites too. And no, you aren't the slowest person to decorate their house. Kitchens are in a world of their own, anyway.

  2. I wish you lived closer. I'd love to have someone with a similar sense of style come over for tea to brainstorm ideas to pretty up my space. I feel like we were done and now we've become so crunched that there's no room for beautiful. Alas I think our only answer is knocking down the walls and going out. Bring on the excavator!

    p.s. looove the last photo!

  3. Anonymous2/20/2013

    The snippets of your quilts in progress are tantalizing. I can not wait to see more.

  4. love your kitchen! your house looks sooo clean and tidy! and I can't wait to see your new quilt! I feel like I should go clean now - but I could clean for a day and not make a dent I fear...

  5. i'm super slow at decorating too - so no worries! and i've had i think 3 orchids and have killed them all! oops. i really try, but they just don't like me.
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  6. Love that you are busy being awesome! Your kitchen looks great- I'm a big fan of subway tiles myself, and I love the scrap quilt progress.

  7. Let me help you with the orchids:


    They can't be that hard though, my dad's been growing them for years, and he has a seriously black thumb!

  8. Love the look of your scrap quilt, and yes, your last pic is really lovely!

  9. Love this post, Nancy! I want to copy your "awesome" print because it's a good reminder on the days when I decidedly do NOT feel awesome. Beautiful flowers and lovely quilts. But the last picture is the BEST!

  10. Visiting from really random thursday. I love love this blog post. The quilting is great, the family look so happy and the sign you made is Awesome


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