Journal

  • Sep302014

    Candy Cart

    Sometimes you just feel the need to make something just because you want to. And that’s OK. There used to be a lady at work who…

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  • Sep242014

    Fall, er… Autumn Is Here!

    Fall. Autumn. Whatever you want to call this time of year, it’s still my favorite! The weather turns cooler, the days a little shorter and all…

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  • Aug152014

    Photography and Painting and Building, Oh My!

    I don’t know of any “creative types” out there that limit their creativity to one media or craft. That’s why this blog used to be 1/2…

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  • Aug112014

    Shields up, Scottie!

    I love when my boys come to me, asking if we can make something in the shop. I love it even more when they have something…

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  • Aug062014

    Is That a Coin in Your Pocket?

    I like the occasional small project. The kind that you can whip out pretty quickly and doesn’t take too much thought towards design or angles or…

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  • Aug042014

    Don’t Open Your Bibles, Please

    I will likely never be asked (or volunteer) to give a sermon at church. But if I did, I think I would not do what is…

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  • Jul292014

    All Fired Up!

    Remember those pieces I poured from my backyard slip? I couldn’t just leave it as un-fired bisque, right? I could have just used our little 1.5…

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  • Jul222014

    Baby Momma

    I arrived home from work the other night and showing me a Pinterest picture, Dawn asked me to take a picture of her belly for a…

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  • Jul102014

    Caution: Slip Hazard

    So, I’m in the middle of refining my backyard clay. Which is to say, I have it sitting in buckets waiting for enough water to evaporate…

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  • Jul052014

    Playing in the Mud

    I love making things. Had you guessed that yet? Especially when I make things from scratch. Especially especially when I make things from scratch from free,…

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  • Jul022014

    Fall Colors

    In a previous post, I mentioned working for a fence company. I also made brief mention of being responsible for producing an instructional DVD for the…

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  • Jun302014

    How do you say fondant anyway?

    A while back, I was watching a LOT of Cake Boss on Netflix. And each episode had me saying to myself, “I could do that.” Especially…

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  • Jun282014

    Shooting at the Ranch

    Several years ago, I worked as the IT/Marketing/Web guy for a fencing company in Aubrey, TX called 440 Fence, Inc. – a division of 440 Ranch…

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  • Jun272014

    Just take the time

    One of these days, I’ll learn to just keep my camera with me at all times. Granted, with the proliferation of smartphones, I do have a…

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  • Feb262014

    Spray and Dust and Stuff, Oh My!

    I know I’m not alone in my fear of finish. No, I don’t mean fear of completing, but of messing up a perfectly good piece of…

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  • Feb202014

    Pinewood Derby Time!

    Ah yes… it’s that time again. And by again, I mean, the first time since I’ve had a family of my own! This is the first…

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