Hey hey! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fab weekend. It’s always fun for us to pretend like we’re on vacation while showing friends around this little island. :) Now it’s back to reality where I am still on vacation but Joel is back at work. We had quite a few encounters with these guys this weekend. Is there such a thing as “iguana season”? Do you ever have those moments where you kind of have to pinch yourself? Like, is this really happening to me? This totally happened to me on Friday, in a really good way. I just started this little blog thing less than 6 months ago and have had so much fun e-meeting some pretty inspiring and creative bloggers, DIYers and craftaholics. And among the nicest, most supportive and genuinely sincere of them all has been Roeshel.
Happy Friday y’all! It’s no secret that I have a love affair with these ladies. We got them both at 8 weeks old and they really are my best buds. Mico will be 10 this year and Marley turns 11 in July. And to say that I am dreading everything that comes with watching them age is an understatement. Deep sigh. One little bit of random island information is that there are A LOT of dogs. Street dogs, stray dogs, house dogs, you name it. But, it’s not common at all to put your dog on a leash and go for a walk around the ‘hood. But the girls and I, we’ve never really been common, so we take our daily stroll and attract quite a bit of attention. I brought my camera along one day to try to capture some of the craziness.
Honestly, I really should have. We were moving to the Caribbean. I wasn’t going to be working for the first time ever. It was going to be sunny all of the time. So, do you know what I thought I’d be doing? Having babies? Ummm, no. :) Deep sea fishing? No thanks. You’re going to laugh. I laugh now. I seriously, honest to goodness, thought I was going to have the mac-daddiest garden known to man. I know. Total laugh worthy. I’ll give you a minute.
TGIF! Seriously, I always find it funny to hear people say TGIF. I’m pretty impartial to the day of the week really. Other than Sunday, Sundays are my absolute favorite for many, many reasons. But I am happy to toss this week to the wind and refresh with a little time at a vacation resort. And, if you like a deal as much as I do, you too, can rejuvenate with a 20% discount on all food and beverage at the Hyatt Regency Curacao, Golf Resort Spa, and Marina.
Hey y’all! Check out these five little projects that I think are totally pinworthy. I love everything about this state string art by Andrea at andrea.arch. I should totally make one for Maine (where I’m from), or Iowa (where Joel’s from), or California (where we met), or Indiana … no, not Indiana, or Maryland (way too complicated shape) … OHHHH, or Curacao. :)
So yesterday my dear friend Kari from Thistlewood Farm posted a fun little post about where she walks … and it turns out, it was for a good cause. I learned that one of Kari’s sisters, Whitney, (exactly how many sisters Kari has is unclear…they seem to be coming out of the woodwork these days), works for The American Heart Association and in honor of National Walking Day (April 4, 2012), they launched a contest on their Pinterest page. All you have to do is pin a photo of where you walk and you’ll be entered for a random drawing and a chance to win one of five iPod Shuffles and a $25 iTunes Gift Card. Fun right?!? I first showed you where I walk when I trimmed back the overgrowth as part of my little Kindness Project. And I just so happened to be back there walking some more on Monday with my handy dandy camera. Mico also does some swimming … and always learns the hard way that the birds are farther away than they seem. Always! This is also the same walk where we found the long board. And this time we came across a bit of a ship dingy wreck. So I suggest you all “take a hike” this weekend. And then pin a picture of it. :) If you’d like to see previous foto fridays you can check them out here, here, here, here and here. And if you’d like to know more about National Walking Day or get tips and info for your health find your local Facebook page here: www.heart.org/swaonline or follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/heart_south. Contest Guidelines 1. Take a walk and snap a pic of your favorite path. 2. Pin it on your Pinterest account and add #walkit in the description. Then tweet us your username @heartsouth or … continue reading
Ok, so the husband is not going to give this project the credit it is due, but this little contraption is going to save me YEARS of my life. See, is your husband a good looker? I don’t mean “is he a looker”. Because, believe you me, my husband is a looker. He’s just not a GOOD looker. :) I’ve literally had to drive home to find his keys for him so he could meet me out with friends. Kind of defeats the purpose of meeting out don’t you think? ;)
Or, what I like to call my Free Pantry Upgrade. ;) I can’t even say that with a straight face. We have established that we live in a breadbox, so I’ve been getting creative with some storage. I’ve had our pantry type items in the hutch since we moved here. But once the hutch became the tv stand, that’s been kind of weird.
Hey hey! Happy Monday. Most of you in the states are probably off today, right? Hard to believe how easy it is to get out of touch with holiday schedules. I don’t even know if today is a holiday here in Curacao. Oblivious much. :/ Anyway, it seems like a good day to review all that was the month of March, with some new stuff mixed in for fun. For me, it was one of those months where I feel like I didn’t actually finish much. I worked on a lot, was a bit all over the board…but let’s see what was actually done, shall we?
Hey, hey … happy hump day. I have a fun, easy little jar up-cycle for you today. I know, I know…It’s a Cinch was SOOO last week, but easy peasy, lemon breezy projects are addicting. The satisfaction of a completed project is so satisfying. This is coming from a girl who has been working on a door turned something-or-other project for what…like 2 years months?!?! It’s coming along, really it is kind of. But my filing-cabinet-files-organization-project-turned-filing-cabinet-upgrade project has turned into a mini office organization project. And I just so happened to have been washing out and holding onto empty glass jars without any real plan for use. Until I thought they’d make great little office item organizers. I just didn’t like the look of the lid threading around the top, so I wrapped and hot glued some jute.
Well, at least it feels like it around here lately! So grab your adult beverage of choice and settle in for more project inspiration. Because tonight we’re celebrating Ginger’s 1st Blogoversary with a par-tay. Have you met Ginger? If not, and you like easy and creative craft ideas, you’re missing out. And today would be the perfect day to head over to Ginger Snap Crafts (appropriately named I’d say) and say Congratulations! And while you’re there check out a few of my favorite projects of Ginger’s. Like her recent herb pot upgrade.
Hey y’all! First off, a big phat Thank you! to everyone who has supported the first MISSION: Possible party, It’s a Cinch. If you missed it, there are 286 easy peasy, super simple projects linked up to give you some fun, simple project ideas. What a great resource for a little spring craftiness. :) I had so much fun visiting each and every one, today I’m going to share some that I can totally see myself trying at some point if I ever get around to it. I just did an easy little project using empty glass jars that I’ll be posting about tomorrow…but look at how Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating used them to make this awesome hallway artwork.
I know, I know … I’m supposed to be filing. But the minute I started checking out filing cabinets online I just couldn’t shift back to this pile. Seriously, the second I hit publish on this post, I pulled my ugly beast out of the corner and got to work. I took some pics of her dusty rusty, decrepit state.