Sunday, February 20, 2011

can anyone say, "wedding countdown"

I can, but i don't want to!!!  only 18 more days!!! I can't believe it :D  time has just flown by this month, it is rediculous!  

I am going down to highlands ranch tomorrow for one last dress fitting.  my mom called up tonight fretting over cutting my dress (bless her heart) she wants to measure one last time before seriously altering it.  can't blame her, would rather be safe than sorry this close to the big day!  I have been doing some last minute things myself - like making the guest book :)  i have been getting very giddy thinking about all of the loved ones we have coming, it is going to be so special to have them all there with us!

i have been putting off buying a guest book because nothing seemed to fit the idea of what i wanted... something more personal with space to write and include pictures.  Naturally i decided to make my own :)  what could be more perfect than a sketchbook?!  nothing.  haha the one i found was brilliant with lines on one page and blank space on the other.  It is cute and exactly what i dreamed!

In other exciting news, our etsy shop has been open for 1 year on Feb. 28th!  we decided to celebrate offering 10% off everything in the shop now through the end of the month.  A little more premature news, we had an offer to be reviewed on a blog!!  (i had to pinch myself)  somedays It feels like we are the tiniest fish in the big online sea, can't even tell you how good it feels to have someone reach out and like our work :) I will be sure to keep you posted, just had to share my excitement.  

The latest mugs from the studio:

an eclectic spring colored teacup set!  

i will also be making some purchases in denver tomorrow - large chemical quantities for making big buckets of glaze! AWEYEA

hope everyone enjoyed the NBA allstar game as much as we did tonight!  so sad to think this will probably be mellow's last week as a nugget :(  
hugs & love

oh yea, happy president's day!! (and day off from school!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

h a p p y F R I D A Y

yey!!  it's friday!!  that means one day closer to sunday! (Kenny's is closed on Sundays, that's my reliable weekend day haha) but friday's are still happy :)

Last night was Jared's C-team end of season celebration.  Him and the girls went out to Pizza Hut, and I got to come along.  It was so much fun!!  his girls were a roit, holiday in a glass if you will.  they were giggling up a storm and telling the funniest stories.  You could tell they really liked "coach" too, they said they were going to miss him and he should move up to be their coach all through high-school, so sweet.  

(funny faces)

Varsity is playing their first tournament game tonight, Hopefully they win and continue playing!!  (jared isn't ready for the season to be over yet)

I did a glaze fire on wednesday and was so happy to open the kiln yesterday!!  we had a few really nice colors come out on our test tiles, i couldn't be happier. 

 matte colors - i like using matte on my stuff, not so much jared's style
 preeeetty celedons!  the one on the left is my fav.
 yummy blue-green!

also got some magnets up and in the etsy shop today and a couple of cute piggies for shanda...


Tuesday was a big day for Halpert, he got a big boy collar.  no more running around naked.  also purchased a leash.  it's about time he learned to have a proper walk.  Jared has been watching the dog whisperer and his wonderful techniques... We'll have to see if they work!

hugs & love

Monday, February 14, 2011

sending love

A little V-day shout out to all our friends and Fam; WE LOVE YOU!!  And hope you had a wonderful valentine's day this year :)  

Work kept Jared and I apart today, but in the Business of steakhouses, today was a great day to be working!!  From lunch to dinner it was non-stop tables - and reservations kept my section full tonight.  Saw lots of sweethearts and cute couples during my 9 1/2 hour sift :)  And came home to the sweetest boy ever.  he surprised me with a darling necklacce!
(i love bows) 

okayokay aside form all the lovey doveyness and my being on V-day overload, we have been keeping busy.  Which is good for me (leaves less time to stress about wedding stuff lol) and Awesome for jared - this is Sadly his last week coaching the girls b-ball team.  Tomorrow is their last home game, hard to believe how fast the season went by!!  It has been fun watching him and his games and meeting the girls on his team.  I will miss it!  and I know he will even more.  Last weekend was especially fun watching his games - Lynn & Rusty came up to watch all 3 (c-team, JV, and varsity) games against mead.  It was fun to have such wonderful company during the games :)  University Ended it with a Varsity win!!  

Jared will have a little bit of down time before his next season.... coaching middle school boys track!!  So excited he got the position, and it is in his area of expertise.  He was a medal winner back in highschool running for Rocky Ford.  :)  Exciting stuff!!

I have been keeping busy with kenny's, my bikram Yoga, and creating in the studio.  I know i said i was happy to be taking a break from the ceramic business.... but in reality this is the best time for stocking inventory and creating for busy months this summer!!!  I have been in the studio (despite the cold weather) working on vases, cassseroles, baskets, you name it.  

 my studio buddy :)  he helped make vases for the centerpieces at the reception! 

I have also researched recipies and chemicals for mixing new glazes - we are doing test tile batches this week to determine which ones we will turn into bucket size batches.  Excitiing!!!  I can't wait to see our results and start getting our bisque ware fired :)  (yes, it's piling up)

I am Also awaiting a package filled with our new business cards... guess what they say?!  

Jared & Danyelle BUTLER!

haha I am so excited!!  to see how sweet the cards turned out (i got them from a really great printing company "MOO" that will do up to 100 different images on your cards!) and also to be a butler :) 

Big Hugs and love