Archive for August, 2012

Cardboard Crowns

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 21st, 2012 under DIY, Life Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  43 Comments

Someone special is turning 4 today—Mabel! Oliver’s 6th birthday is in a few weeks, so I made them little crowns (from toilet paper tubes, spray paint, and twine) to celebrate the occasion. They seemed to think the crowns were some kind of weird punishment, but since I bribed them with treats they let me snap […]

Hand Lettering Practice #1

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 17th, 2012 under Creative Tags: , , ,  •  101 Comments

I’m still honing my hand lettering skills, so I’m going to post a bit of my work each Friday for the next 5 weeks (like I did with gouache a few months back). Does anybody want to practice with me? :) If anyone wants to practice along with me and share your progress, I made […]


Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 15th, 2012 under Life Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  17 Comments

I know you’re supposed to tie a string around your finger to help yourself remember something, but that doesn’t work for me. Instead I draw (or in this case stamp) a little ant or spider on my hand. Every time I glance at my hand throughout the day and yell, “Ahh!!! Get it off! Get […]

New & Improved Guest Bedroom

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 13th, 2012 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , , ,  •  24 Comments

Our guest bedroom was one of the first rooms I decorated after we moved in. It has been four years since then, so my taste has changed a bit. Daniel wanted to swap his office with the guest bedroom (since there are more A/C vents in that room), so we made the switch over the […]

Cantaloupe and Mint Lassi

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 9th, 2012 under Recipes Tags: , , , , , ,  •  5 Comments

Daniel and I love Indian food, and there are several great restaurants around here that we frequent. (Saffron and Tamarind are our current favorites, so if you’re local give them a try!) Whenever I am feeling brave I’ll ask for my food to be medium spicy instead of mild, but then I have to order a […]


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