Archives for April 2014

This Weekend

Friday pm: Usually we go out to eat as a family on Friday evenings. But this week, we went out on Thursday instead since we realized at 5:15 that we had planned nothing for dinner. So on Friday, we made homemade pizza and hung out. Saturday: On Saturday mornings, we go to Mimi and Pops' house for breakfast. This weekend was no different. After plenty of bacon and eggs, we kidnapped my brother and returned home to work on the house. Phil and Will trimmed the hedges and started to paint the … [Read more...]

DIY Large Wall Art that Makes a Statement

We used to have a big blank wall in our dining room. A big blank wall that we stare at every day. And of course, I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on artwork for that wall. It was a problem. Until one day I had an idea for how to create a DIY large wall art piece that would really fill that big blank space and make a statement. I wanted an art piece with texture and interest, but still modern and simple. And I wanted it to have meaning, too. To make my statement piece of DIY large … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum

Next weekend, April 26 & 27, the Dallas Arboretum is hosting its annual fine art show and sale, Artscape. It's a 3 day art fair hosted in the Arboretum gardens, featuring artists of all types, entertainment, food and fun for all ages! I'm especially excited about the artist demonstrations, where different artists will be demonstrating their craft for you to watch and learn. I'm hoping to soak up some creative spirit and skills. The Dallas Arboretum’s Annual Fine Art Show and Sale. April … [Read more...]

A Newbie’s Tour of SXSW Interactive

March definitely had its low points. But before that, something fun and cool happened. Thanks to Pfister, I got the awesome opportunity to attend South by Southwest Interactive in Austin (aka SXSW Interactive or SXSWi). Here's what I did while there and some tips for other SXSW Interactive newbies. SXSW Interactive and the Gamers. The conference takes over the entire city and sessions and events happen in various buildings all around town. I spent a lot of time being nerdy at the gaming expo. … [Read more...]