Glass Sale!

April 16, 2010

I just want to remind anyone who might be in Ames this Saturday that the ISU glassblowing club, The Gaffers’ Guild, will be holding their annual VEISHEA sale from 10am-6pm in Old Sweeney (next to the water tower). Be sure to stop by, check out all the great pieces for sale, and watch some demonstrations. [...]


Getting closer…

April 15, 2010

I had hoped this next post would have pictures of our finished project room, but I’m tired of that ugly floor photo from the previous post being the first thing you see on our website. So this picture of a semi-finished project room will just have to do for now.

That is an 8 foot [...]


Project Room Update

April 9, 2010

When we last left off, Nate and the project room were neck and neck. Over the last few days, we’ve definitely pulled ahead. Another coat of adhesive remover and a power scraper took care of the last stubborn remnants of vinyl. A little patching with some Portland Cement and the floor was basically prepped.

Next on [...]


My Ring!

April 5, 2010
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I was taking pictures of my lovely engagement ring to post up here when all of a sudden -

Kitty swipe!

Don’t worry. Its safely back on my finger. Nate bought my ring from Ames Silversmithing, a family-owned business here in Ames. As soon as we saw the salesman’s rough, dirty, artist’s hands, we knew this was [...]


Project Room: 1, Nate: 1

April 5, 2010

First, a brief history:
Liz and I moved into our house back in July of 2007. It was a wonderful house. Fast forward to May of 2008, Ames got some torrential rain. My best friend Jim was getting married on Saturday, and it had been raining for days. He fortunately had beautiful [...]


Save the Dates are out!

April 5, 2010

At least some of them are. We finally got the awesome Save the Dates that Liz designed for us and she has been diligently addressing them (by hand no less). Hopefully we will have them all in the mail by the end of the week. It makes things feel rather official, now [...]