08/20 2014
timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

Here it is, my top-secret special project, except it was never really that secret because I tweeted about it a week ago. ANYWAY. I’m running a kickstarter campaign to raise funds (mostly to buy leather) so I can start selling my baby shoes! So please, check out my kickstarter, watch my SUPREMELY EMBARRASSING video* and if you like my work then please share it on your twitter, facebook, blog, email your grandma about it, etc etc. Oh and also contribute money, that is kind of the point.
*I know I say “um” a lot but it was either that or look down at my notes constantly so lets just move past it and like, make it a drinking game! Take a shot every time I say um & you’ll be plastered in 2 minutes.

I’m a quarter of the way to my goal already!

My campaign is now a staff pick! 
https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/advanced?category_id=9&woe_id=23424775&staff_picks=1&sort=magic
And I’m almost 1/3 of the way to my goal. AMAZING!!

It’s been just over a week since my kickstarter campaign launched and it’s almost 70% funded! So close, right? Please reblog/share on your  social media and if you can contribute a little, that would be amazing. Every dollar helps!

Just one more day left on my kickstarter! It’s fully funded but there are still great rewards left  if you’ll still like to contribute.

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

Here it is, my top-secret special project, except it was never really that secret because I tweeted about it a week ago. ANYWAY. I’m running a kickstarter campaign to raise funds (mostly to buy leather) so I can start selling my baby shoes! So please, check out my kickstarter, watch my SUPREMELY EMBARRASSING video* and if you like my work then please share it on your twitter, facebook, blog, email your grandma about it, etc etc. Oh and also contribute money, that is kind of the point.

*I know I say “um” a lot but it was either that or look down at my notes constantly so lets just move past it and like, make it a drinking game! Take a shot every time I say um & you’ll be plastered in 2 minutes.

I’m a quarter of the way to my goal already!

My campaign is now a staff pick! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/advanced?category_id=9&woe_id=23424775&staff_picks=1&sort=magic

And I’m almost 1/3 of the way to my goal. AMAZING!!

It’s been just over a week since my kickstarter campaign launched and it’s almost 70% funded! So close, right? Please reblog/share on your  social media and if you can contribute a little, that would be amazing. Every dollar helps!

Just one more day left on my kickstarter! It’s fully funded but there are still great rewards left  if you’ll still like to contribute.

08/18 2014

imnothavinit:

Link to the NYT article on the autopsy

(via justthinkingaboutcatsagain)

08/15 2014

homies-comfort-homies:

coffeeandniall:

i’ve seen a lot of people reblogging news from ferguson, wondering if the situation has changed at all. the answer is YES—massively! so i thought i would compile some updates, courtesy of alderman antonio french (who, less than 24 hours ago, was being [wrongfully] held in jail for alleged unlawful assembly). the time right now is 4:20AM CST, august 15th.

yesterday afternoon—thursday, august 14th—ferguson & stl police were taken out of control of ferguson and replaced with MO highway patrol, led by captain ron johnson, who grew up in the area. his first order of business was to order police to remove their masks and cease violent tactics.

orange cones replaced tanks, the police line vanished, not a drop of tear gas was in sight and families felt safe enough to have their young people out protesting with them. without the fear tactics and police intimidation, people came out in droves to support ferguson.

the discussion of mike brown cannot end here. the relief is palpable and the decrease of tension under johnson’s excellent leadership is a huge mercy, but justice has not been served yet. now, hopefully, citizens will get to work together with the legal system for swift and transparent justice for mike brown & the countless other black men & women across the nation who have been unlawfully treated, and in many cases died, at the hands of police. let all of us use the alleviated atmosphere to focus the conversation, focus the nation. #mikebrown 

Yay for good news!

(via absolutelyfrantastic)

08/15 2014

the1janitor:

Two separate eyewitness accounts, telling the exact same story. (x) and (x)

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08/14 2014
prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

(via alwaysalreadyangry)

08/13 2014
If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.

(via prewars)

*instagram account full of pics of brunch*

(Source: foreverthecuriousone, via christophus)

08/06 2014
dirtybrian:

katwaterflame:

josiephone:

Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.STOP. STOP NOW.DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?So now.Support beekeepers.Support bees.buzz.

I had to reblog just for “DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?" because it made me realize that some people really don’t!

Beekeepers can also watch for hive problems and diseases, and keep the hive healthy and happy in many ways. Beekeepers love their bees.What you really want to protest is Kraft honey and other mass-produced honey, because like any factory farm, they don’t put as much care and work into maintaining their hives and keeping them alive over the winter.Support local beekeepers!

lol without bees there’d be no fruit and vegetables soooooooooooooo if you’d like to not starve to death SUPPORT BEES

dirtybrian:

katwaterflame:

josiephone:

Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.

STOP. STOP NOW.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?

Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.

I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. 
Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. 
Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?

So now.
Support beekeepers.
Support bees.

buzz.

I had to reblog just for “DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?" because it made me realize that some people really don’t!

Beekeepers can also watch for hive problems and diseases, and keep the hive healthy and happy in many ways. Beekeepers love their bees.

What you really want to protest is Kraft honey and other mass-produced honey, because like any factory farm, they don’t put as much care and work into maintaining their hives and keeping them alive over the winter.

Support local beekeepers!

lol without bees there’d be no fruit and vegetables soooooooooooooo if you’d like to not starve to death SUPPORT BEES

(via justthinkingaboutcatsagain)

08/04 2014

sugarbooty:

As an amateur furniture maker who is a lady, it has been really interesting to hear some of the comments men make when they find out that my wife and I made a lot of the pieces in our home. My favorite is when this super macho 6ft+ guy who is a friend of a friend was in our house. After seeming completely shocked that Claire and I had made our farmhouse dining room table by ourselves from scratch, he then proceeded to SIT ON THE EDGE OF IT, his feet off the floor, and CHAT WITH US like it was no big deal, almost like he was testing whether or not the table would fall apart, to prove to us that our handiwork wasn’t so impressive after all. Despite his gigantic muscle-bound body pressing weight on the very edge of the table, it did NOT fall apart, but I am ashamed to admit that I was so shocked at his behavior that I didn’t even say anything to him about it. My mouth hung open and I was in a dazed state for several minutes afterwards. HOW DARE HE!!!! Who the hell SITS on someone’s dining room table anyways?? Why are two women any less capable of making furniture than a man, or two men, or three men? I don’t think he realized how obtuse he was being, but I have never ever forgotten it, and I have been passively aggressively rude to him ever since (not proud of it, but I feel like I kind of got a glimpse of his true self when he acted that way, so whatever).
Men tend to come to our home, question several times whether or not I made the object in question (“you made this? YOU made this? And it’s NOT from Ikea?”) and then they look underneath the piece to see if they can find any flaws, any hints of a lie, a weak spot. Conversely, women in our home usually run their fingers down the piece, admiring it, not scrutinizing it, and they almost always say “I can’t believe you made this!”, which is very different from “are you SURE you made this?” I guess it’s because women are fully aware of what we can accomplish, even if it seems difficult or unlikely; they know the possibility is there. The overwhelming majority of men (not all of them- I have seen some men come into our home and offer much praise and genuine appreciation for what we have created without a hint of doubt as to our abilities) would more easily assume that you are lying to them than to believe that you accomplished something that they have not. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the way women’s power is perceived in our culture, and I don’t singlehandedly blame men for this kind of thinking- all of us can be, in some way or another, responsible for this kind of antiquated thinking.

Anyways, to celebrate the power of using our wits and skills and bodies, for those of fortunate enough to be able to do so, here is a list of some of my favorite builds.

From top to bottom:

1. Bathroom vanity (I did the tiling as well as the build)
2. Kitchen island on casters (my Dad worked on this with me when he came to visit last year and it was super fun, but he was too afraid to use the saw, which I totally respect- nothing to play around with if it makes you uncomfortable!)
3. Office bookshelf
4. Printer console w hairpin legs
5. Dining room table bench
6. Farmhouse table (this and the bench are the first pieces Claire and I ever made)
7. Upholstered chair (this armchair had been in Claire’s family for decades and was pretty old and warped so it was taken down to it’s springs and rebuilt from there- it was SO much work but SO fun)
8. coffee table with two built in cubbies and undershelf
9. upholstered MCM dining room chairs

There are a few more pieces, but these are the only pics I could easily find this morning. I think I’m going to make a sewing/cutting table on casters for the craft room (inspired by Heather at closetcasefiles) when the weather gets cooler and working in the garage wont be so uncomfortable!

This is very inspirational as I’m considering learning how to furniture so I can make cupboards/bookshelves for my stupid hallway (I wrote about it here) AND this is also very familiar because this was the reaction I got when I was cutting bricks to make my little patio. I was working outside, chopping bricks in half with a hammer & chisel, and every one who passed by was like “Why isn’t your husband doing this for you?” Like, why do I need a man to do this for me, I’m obviously doing JUST FINE as the pile of perfectly cut bricks will attest to. 

08/02 2014
WHOOOOOOOOOO IS THIS DOG I SEEEEEEEEE
STARING STRAIGHT
BACK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEE
WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOWWWWWW
WHOOOO I AM INSIIIIIIDE

WHOOOOOOOOOO IS THIS DOG I SEEEEEEEEE

STARING STRAIGHT

BACK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEE

WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOWWWWWW

WHOOOO I AM INSIIIIIIDE

(via scum-drops)

07/30 2014
timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

Here it is, my top-secret special project, except it was never really that secret because I tweeted about it a week ago. ANYWAY. I’m running a kickstarter campaign to raise funds (mostly to buy leather) so I can start selling my baby shoes! So please, check out my kickstarter, watch my SUPREMELY EMBARRASSING video* and if you like my work then please share it on your twitter, facebook, blog, email your grandma about it, etc etc. Oh and also contribute money, that is kind of the point.
*I know I say “um” a lot but it was either that or look down at my notes constantly so lets just move past it and like, make it a drinking game! Take a shot every time I say um & you’ll be plastered in 2 minutes.

I’m a quarter of the way to my goal already!

My campaign is now a staff pick! 
https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/advanced?category_id=9&woe_id=23424775&staff_picks=1&sort=magic
And I’m almost 1/3 of the way to my goal. AMAZING!!

It’s been just over a week since my kickstarter campaign launched and it’s almost 70% funded! So close, right? Please reblog/share on your  social media and if you can contribute a little, that would be amazing. Every dollar helps!

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

timevsmoney:

Here it is, my top-secret special project, except it was never really that secret because I tweeted about it a week ago. ANYWAY. I’m running a kickstarter campaign to raise funds (mostly to buy leather) so I can start selling my baby shoes! So please, check out my kickstarter, watch my SUPREMELY EMBARRASSING video* and if you like my work then please share it on your twitter, facebook, blog, email your grandma about it, etc etc. Oh and also contribute money, that is kind of the point.

*I know I say “um” a lot but it was either that or look down at my notes constantly so lets just move past it and like, make it a drinking game! Take a shot every time I say um & you’ll be plastered in 2 minutes.

I’m a quarter of the way to my goal already!

My campaign is now a staff pick! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/advanced?category_id=9&woe_id=23424775&staff_picks=1&sort=magic

And I’m almost 1/3 of the way to my goal. AMAZING!!

It’s been just over a week since my kickstarter campaign launched and it’s almost 70% funded! So close, right? Please reblog/share on your  social media and if you can contribute a little, that would be amazing. Every dollar helps!

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