Pieces of Home >>>

 1.  This is the sketch I did a few days ago for my next tattoo.  I wanted to make something special just for my daddy.  He was a carpenter, and he made a saw handle that looked just like this (which is a classic old school style saw).  I added two feathers to represent my parents together, and the bottom flower is suppose to be a mountain laurel flower, which holds special meaning for me.  And the most important thing my parents taught me, build love.

 2.  Speaking of my parents, I must say that the friends they left behind are a testament to how amazing they were.  All of their friends always made me feel like I was their friend as well.  And during both of my parents deaths, their friends were right there by our sides.  Today I received this quilt in the mail from a dear friend of theirs, with a note telling me it was just a little something to let me know she thinks of me often.  Im completely speechless and in awe.  It is so beautiful.  And Bella has not removed herself from it all day long!

 3.  I woke up this morning to find it had frozen outside and my hibiscus plant my Nanna gave bit the big one.  Im so very sad about this.  Does anyone know if it will come back next year if it has frozen???  Im so sad.

 4.  I love the way the sun hits frost and makes it shine.  My porch looked pretty this morning.

 5.  My inscence holder and some burning sage, both gifted to me by two lovely ladies I met right here on this very blog.  Love this community!  It makes my house smell so good :)

 6.  Free people catalog.  Although I can never afford anything from here, I still love to oooo and ahhhh over all the pretties, and pretty girls, in the magazines...

 7.  My pony palm I got from my aunt, that I was smart enough to bring in a few weeks ago.  Im loving watching it grow.

 8.  Pieces of a custom christmas present I made.  Sorry I cant show the whole thing.  Maybe one day...

9.  My pine cones.  These were my moms.  She loved pine cones and gave me a love for them since I was a little girl.  We used to have a tree in front of our house that my friends dad planted that grew them.  I loved hunting for them with her. 



  1. Your tattoo sketch is beautiful and I love all of your photos.

    My mom had a hibiscus plant that she covered with a tea towel for the cold nights and it came back in the Spring. Worth a try :)

  2. I just want to say, I really loved this post. :)

  3. This is definitely one of the best posts! I love your sketch and the quilt looks amazing! Many hugs to you dear girl!

  4. I love the sketch you did. I think it will make a wonderful, meaningful tattoo.

    That quilt is amazing. I guess it must be since it got the Bella seal of approval! ;)

  5. Aww, Laura! I love that tattoo sketch, it is perfect and oh so sweet. Have any ideas on placement?



  6. laura, im going to put it on my other arm, on the inside, under the elbow. forarm???

  7. What a Beautiful way to honor your Daddy...What an Amazing Artist you are:) Let it suffice to say that I Love your new tattoo design. It's Perfect!

  8. I'm with you on the Free People catalogs :-)

  9. i love free people's catalogs because i will stare at it for hours and then go thrifting and find similar stuff. i, in fact, did that yesterday. i found a mint sweater like the one in there as well as some other stuff. bad for my wallet, that free people, but good for inspiration.

  10. What a beautiful sketch and tribute to your parents. Looking forward to seeing it come to life in ink. :) As far as the plant goes, they can be pretty tough. It may be dormant for the winter but it could bloom again in the Spring.

  11. I hope your plant comes back! Also-- I love this post. I think I say that with every post you write, but whatevs.

  12. I love everything about this post-each picture is awesome in its own way. The tattoo is really beautiful, in its meaning and in its art, you are so very talented.
    : )

  13. I heard if you put trash bags over the plants at night it will help keep the frost out. Google it! ha

  14. These pieces look amazing! I love the eigth photo!:D


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