Happy Friday! I’ve shared with you the adventures that have been my first week back from vacation here and here. So to say I haven’t really been out and about taking pictures of my daily activity is a bit of a no brainer. But I thought it would be fun and a welcome reason to not get back to my filing to go through the pictures from my first month or so in Curacao and show you the sites as my husband showed them to me. We had a lot of fun just meandering all around, checking out back roads and finding hidden gems. I hope you enjoy! The next three pictures are in and around the quarantine house and fort that we can see from our roof. And this shot is from a hike up Mt. Cristoffel. We have so many little bays filled with beautiful turquoise water, they never cease to amaze me. Now, back to filing … well, I actually think I’m going to check out more of the project inspiration linked up here first, what’s a little more procrastination, right?!? ;) I posted on facebook that I’ve actually started a little file cabinet upgrade, of the actual cabinet itself … I’d love your guesses on what I’m doing. Hmmmmm, what in the world could it be?!?! If you’d like to see previous foto fridays you can check them out here, here, here and here. Enjoy your weekend! I am going to share Foto Friday with the Wordless Wednesday gals. Project Alicia, Flip Flops & Pearls, Live and Love … Out Loud, Nap Time Mom Tog, and then she snapped, The Paper Mama, Parenting by Dummies, Baby Baby Lemon, Dagmar’s Momsense
Holy moly! How fun was the It’s a Cinch party? If you haven’t linked up yet, we’re looking for your easy peasy, super simple tips and projects here. The party is open until midnight Friday…there are some seriously ingenious ideas that you should definitely check out. You’ll also be seeing many of them on Facebook and Pinterest, and I’ll be doing a whole feature post next Tuesday. :) I tell you, all of the cool stuff you guys do makes me wonder what I’m doing blogging about a hair brush. :/ And, thank you, thank you for the wonderful response to the Pass It On project. It has been truly incredible. If you’d like to create your own Pass It On project please just email me for the button code and with any other questions you might have. At the suggestion of one smart friend of mine, I have also created a Pass It On project Pinterest board and am pinning everyone’s projects I know about…so please, please, please let me know if you decide to Pass It On. Ok…now remember how the tax peeps have been crimping my style for the past week? Well, I also have this baby to blame.
Hey y’all!! I’m back! Vacation was fantastic! Loved it so much! Fun times with a great family, adorable nephew, funny brother, sister-in-law who thought the strike through was showing my blog mistakes. (Sure do love you Bonnie!!) And too many “just blog about it” jokes to go around. My sweet, sweet mother didn’t even come to my defense…apparently I have a bit of a blog audition going on here, too. Sure do love you family. :) And … after vacation … it’s always fun to be at the gate in the airport going to Curacao … when I’m heading home. Smile. So, there’s really no complaining here. But have you ever had those days when you thought you would be getting all crafty.
Are you watching the show The Voice? I am in love with it. I love the concept. I love the coaching. I love Blake Shelton. And I have a new found love for Adam Levine. I mean, a man covered in tattoos, wearing a chunky cardigan … something about that combo I. am. loving. I do have a thing for juxtaposition. But what I really love… …is watching people follow their dreams. Giving it their all. Putting themselves totally out there with nothing but themselves, and their talent. It gives me goosebumps…it brings tears to my eyes. Standing in a fighting ring, belting it out against someone else with the same dream. It makes me wonder…what is my wildest dream? And, if I had the opportunity to pursue it, in a ring … competing with someone else with the exact same dream … and only one of us could succeed in that moment … would I hit the high note? And you? Do you ever wonder that? Or wonder about something else entirely? And … in contemplating my wildest dream, our little breadbox covered in random tile doesn’t seem so significant. But we already knew that, didn’t we … or we wouldn’t be living here. :) And, please be sure to read the word “awesome” sarcastically wherever you see it in this post. (These pictures were all taken before move in day in December 2009 … we were granted early access to do some painting and cleaning.) And have you done any super simple projects lately? Hopefully I’ll see you at the It’s a Cinch link party on Tuesday.
Wow! I have been waiting for this day for. like. ever! Remember when the idea of 12 Days of Kindness literally woke me up one night? Well, I’ve been tossing around ideas for carrying on the kindness since then. And I came up with something I am in love with! Update: As everyone is posting about their projects I am adding links at the end of this post so you can all follow the journey.
Happy Monday y’all! I am still on my little Florida vacation but I just wanted to introduce you to a fun blog I know. Gotta love a gal who has the cutest dogs … … and is super crafty.
TGIF! Well, for you anyway. I’m on vacation so the specific day of the week is really irrelevant to me. Ironic that the week I’m on vacation I actually get the order of the days of the week straight for the first time in 3 weeks. Exhibit A and Exhibit B that I am not always playing with a full deck. :/ Aaaanyway…since I am still on vacation I thought a few fun vacation pictures would be in order. But I’m going to go back in time a bit and take you to Argentina … October 2010.
See what I did there? We all love a little inspiration … and what do you get when you’re looking for inspiration for easy peasy projects – It’s a Cinch-spiration. :) I mean, we now have pin-spiration. So why not cinch-spiration? No?!? I tried. ;) Aaaanyway, I’ve found some other great ideas for simple little projects from a couple of my favorite blogs.
Hey, hey! Happy Hump Day! Right now I am on a flight to Miami…or waiting in the airport for my delayed flight. I would say there’s equal probability of each option. Sigh. But there’s a cutie patootie nephew at the other end of the journey, so I’m stoked either way. You saw a sneak peek of #5 here. Who am I kidding, that post was in November so the only people who saw it were #5′s dad – because I sent it to him, my mom, and maybe 3 others. ;) Aaaanyway, I thought of a few more It’s a Cinch ideas for you.
So, there is this fun little game of tag going around the blog-o-sphere. And I have been “it” for awhile. Picture me running around the playground desperately trying to get you and I just finally did it. :) Now I’m out of breath and need a beer glass of water. But you’re it now … so start running.
Are you hearing the theme music now? Remember the fab gals I co-hosted the Imagine the Impossibilities extravaganza with? Well, we’re at it again! We’ve been chatting. Really, we had a conference call. How fun to put a voice with a blog…not exactly the same as a face with a name…but one step closer. :) And today we are collectively launching … drum roll please …
I would like to first point out that the lovely Robin remembered that yesterday was not the first day I mixed up my days. Geesh. Who knew Thursday was going to start throwing me off so much. And head over to see her very important safety tips for this weekend. Daylight savings weekends are a great time to make these quick checks. Aaaand … here are a few things I saw this week … Turn on which street?
So, I had no other post planned for today, I already posted the month of February in minutes this morning. How much of me do you really want in a day? (Don’t answer that!) But, this post isn’t about me. For anyone blogging, or reading blogs, who wants a little inside peak into exactly what this whole blog-o-sphere means to so many …
Hey there! Hopefully the week is treating you well. Yesterday we did our very first month in review and we’re going to follow it up today with a little February rundown. The plan is to keep these posts in the right sidebar for easy access to links to all of your favorite posts. I’ll also be sure to toss in some new things just to keep you guessing. ;) And, if anyone has any navigation tips for this little blog please let me have ‘em…I don’t want any fun information getting lost as we continue to grow. :) Now, February started with all of the nitty gritty details about how I hung a gallery wall from one little screw for $15.
Hello, hello! A little reminder, if you haven’t already linked up your blog goals, we’re keeping the party open until Thursday night for anyone getting a late start…we’d love to hear yours. And you can find mine here. Now, I’m going to start a little something new here today. Can you believe this little blog had more page views in February than in its 3 previous months combined? Serious! That’s incredible to me. So, I shout out a Welcome! to everyone who is relatively new around here. Thank you so much for coming by, please make yourself at home…and let me know you’re here. :) And, to everyone who has been around from the beginning…don’t think I don’t know who you are…even if you’ve never left a comment. I sure do appreciate you all sticking around…and would love to hear what you have to say about every single post things every now and then. :) In light of all of our fun new traffic I thought it makes sense to do a little month in review, if you will. But,…I’m going to start with January…total rule breaker here. Seems like a nice, clean, appropriate place to start, don’t you think? And, I’ll be sure to mix in a few new things too…just to keep it fresh for ya. So, I guess I should start by saying HAPPY New Year! I’m sporting my party outfit and blowing my noise maker right now. :) But, the girls rang in the new year looking a little more like this.
I was innocently laying on the couch, watching Dateline, admiring the hutch to tv stand transformation… …when I noticed the tile. Do you have that one … pain in the neck, always under your skin, jumping out with the ugly reminder that it’s always there … thing? Mine, for sure, is the tile in this little house… But the thing with it is…I can’t change it. And I choose to have peace with it. Like I have peace with our outdoor washing machine. Like I have peace with this old lady.
Hey, hey! Happy Monday! Well…here she is… Ta Da! Picture me with Vanna White arms, in a Vanna White outfit suitable for the tropics, standing to the side of the house showing her off…with a slight grimace. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about our little rental house that I affectionately refer to as our breadbox. :) And I say “ask and you shall receive”… … unless, of course, you ask for something I don’t want to give. So, I’m going to do a little breadbox breakdown. Sigh.