Hey. Hey, guys? Remember that one time? Monday night? When I was at final assembly on a brand new pattern I designed for Read More…
Just got done showering. Had to take a shower because I spent the last couple hours scrubbing actual crap off the basement floor. Sewage backup because… Old house. The basement shall henceforth be known as The Poop Deck.
Anyway, babies make Read More…
Foster is a little over 6 months old already.
Rocking chair cam.
Oh, and sometimes he Read More…
One of Seth and I’s countless commonalities is our love for Texas. We, both native Ohioans somehow found our way to Texas in our twenties and then returned to our home state. Ever since we both found ourselves yearning Texas for its music, the tequila, the endless sun and blue skies.
This winter has been particularly brutal for Ohioans and just about everyone living in the Midwest or the Northeast. Seth disappeared for a few hours on Saturday morning and then submitted his latest song (he wrote it just one week ago) to Couch by Couch West.
Love this man and this song.
The kids are back in school. Finally.
There’s not a room in the house that has missed Alaina’s nesting. I even tried my hand at some framing and drywall.
I’m still having a blast creating Read More…
Right now, I’m finishing up a women’s handmade leather bag… For the second time.
The first time just wasn’t good enough, so I called the client and explained it was going to take a little longer to get it to her. Then I took it apart and Read More…
Printed photos are a rarity for me. Lily & Cohen’s baby pictures aren’t in one of those frilly family photo albums. Well, a few of them are. And there are some in frames. But most of the pictures are on my phone and computer… and backed up on two separate external hard drives… and various online photo services. But printing them always seemed like such a hassle. Have to crop them, upload them to some wobbly local photo shop website (or through iPhoto, Flickr, Picasa, etc), select print sizes, glossy or matte finish, and on and on. And, usually, you have to do that all from a computer.
Now, though, we have lots of pictures. A Ms. Single Mama/Beauty and the Biker reader, Julie, told us about an awesome photo app she’s been working on called Groovebook: a photo app for busy families. Groovebook prints a keepsake booklet of up to 100 pictures from your iOS (iPhone, iPod, etc) or Android device each month, sends it to you, and all they charge is $2.99 for shipping/handling. Seriously. So, when Julie asked if we wanted to try out this photo app for free (in exchange for sharing our thoughts about it), we said sure!
You can download Groovebook for free from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Then, create a free account, and select the pictures you want this month. The pics go from your phone to your door with a few taps.
The kids love these little photo books. Each page is perforated, and tells the date, time, and location of each picture.
Lily tore out a bunch and put them on the pin board in her room.
Sitting in a rickety rocking chair on the patio with the dog.
Brisket smoking over beer-soaked, mesquite wood chips. Read More…
The world of live music lost one of its biggest, most dedicated advocates last week. You’ve probably never heard of him. Even people that went to the hundreds of live shows he put together probably had no idea who he was. But I did, and I’m happy to have gotten to know Thomas McAleer– Big Tom.
I met Tom at Cheatham St Warehouse in mid 2010. A couple months earlier, I’d finally realized