What do you get when you combine daily hot temps with tall candles that aren’t ever burned? A hot wonky candle mess. haha I’ll be here all day. ;) I bought these candles about a year ago on clearance for pennies … and have just never burned them. I love the colors and other than their new and not improved shape, there isn’t anything wrong with them so I figured I’d try my hand at making them into functional candles.
Happy Tuesday y’all! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend and an opportunity to take a moment to remember the true reason for the day. How blessed we all are to be from the land of the free and the home of the brave. Spend any amount of time in another culture and the true value of freedom, equality and the ability to fight for your rights becomes crystal clear. How fortunate to be free. :) Now, let’s get this party started. If you haven’t had a chance, just click on the pic below to check out our brand new rooftop bedroom complete with a pallet bed as well as homemade candles, pillow covers, and unruly duvet along with a peaceful view. And, be sure to see what my MISSION: Possible gals accomplished, even the black thumbed Andrea. ;)
I had dreams. I had visions. I had pinned beautiful outdoor beds, and spaces and had images of what was sure to be our awesome, Awesome, AWESOME new pallet bed on our roof. You saw this sneak peek this morning … And, I have to admit, I do NOT have all that I had dreamed of. But, considering that we have been talking about putting a pallet bed on the roof for.like.ever since we moved in, 2 and a half years ago, and we now have pallets on the roof with a mattress on top of it and a few cute accessories that will never hold up to the wind so I have to carry them up and down whenever we use the space, I am thrilled.
This is a very short, but very heartfelt foto friday tribute to a very good dog … a legendary dog. RIP Zebbie. And I will be back in a bit with a very rare second post to show you our new and improved space in The Great Outdoors to kick off the Memorial Day weekend and get you all in the mood for The Great Outdoors link party here THIS Tuesday, May 29th. Link here to be seen on 5 fabulous blogs. Here’s a sneak peek … You can check out previous foto fridays here, here and here.
Ok, so it would be an understatement to say that I’m not totally thrilled that there isn’t just some bright, big, right-in-my face ‘reverse text’ tab on the home screen in Word. Phew! I would have felt like a total loser. But, lucky for me, I only feel like kind of loser. Truth be told, there is a pretty simple, however not 100% intuitive (at least that’s what I’m choosing to tell myself) option that my blog buddy Linda pointed out to me. And she just so happened to have posted a great tutorial for the version of Word she was using. And, since I had to figure out a couple of the steps in our Microsoft Word 2007 ’cause we’ve totally got the latest and greatest technology, here is the step-by-step tutorial to make a reverse image for my your future reference. ;) And, yes, I totally did type ‘horixontal’ in that step description. And, a little insider secret, if you hover over the picture for step 4 … I saved it on my computer as ‘right your text’ instead of ‘write your text’. Awesome, I am. Sigh. Now, print and then just follow the steps for the image transfer using your newly mirrored image here. And, an awesome reader of this here blog, Patty, gave another great set of instructions using the text box option in Word. I have to admit, I got hung up on the ‘paste as a picture’ step. I’m used to a ‘paste special’ option and it just wasn’t working that way for me. But, it might just be because I am kind of a loser am not that bright have the attention span of a wasp didn’t take the time to make it work. I’m sharing it here fully expecting that many of you … continue reading
Do you ever wear a temporary tattoo? No, I’m not talking to your kids. I mean you. :) I do. And it turns out that habit came in handy when trying to figure out how to do an image transfer on the cheap. I still don’t have a vinyl cutting machine, or even any idea of what those things are and how they would work. But I have a home printer, and Picmonkey. And, I need Picmonkey for this because I don’t know how to reverse text in Word. Do you? Do tell. Update: I shared how to reverse text in Word here. Update #2: I made another, more extensive project using this technique here.
I really don’t ever mean to rub in what my current life is like. But, I know sometimes it just happens. And, today, might just be one of those days. So, so sorry. ;) I found myself spending the day at my friend Suzie’s last week and here is just a little of what we endured enjoyed on a random pretty typical day. The view to the right.
Do you ever have those ideas that just spring you into action? I was trying to organize my week. My eyes landed on my little spring wreath and I thought “I need to update the door decor”. Then I thought “I need a great outdoors idea”. And it just came to me. I thought it was going to be so easy I took a photo of my watch so I could track the time.
I don’t know about you, but me and sunrise don’t really get along. We’ve just never quite seen eye to eye. Like ever. Never ever. Well, maybe, just that once. Yep, OK, I’ll give her one time. But mostly she just finds me a little grumpy, irritated and in need of more sleep coffee. And I find her a little smug, pushy and in my face. In a “here I come, ready or not” sorta way. But, me and sunset … we are BFFs. With a capital B. F. F. Is there really anything better than a lazy summer night with a sunset in the distance? No, I say, there isn’t. And in honor of my relationship with sunset, here is a collection I have had the opportunity to enjoy over the years.
Here it is. My little memory board of life. You first saw this bare plywood board way back in December when I had it hung above our tv trying to find some inspiration in the piece.
I admit it, I really am spoiled. Living on a Caribbean island with all of the free time a girl could ask for really is just crazy talk. Especially when I take the time to remember we were chin deep in 3 house renos just a few years ago. And to say that I am soaking. it. up. like there is no tomorrow is the understatement of the century! Seriously! And that’s the 20th century. The 21st century is young yet, there are sure to be many more understatement opportunities. :) So, when I have the perfect excuse to play like it’s 1999 on this here island, I take it fo’ sho’. And you will most likely find us at any of these spots at any given time…
I do love a good sign. Well, technically that’s a billboard that we’ve made into a street sign. But you get my gist. I was just talking with a friend about signs. I have deep conversations with friends. ;) She referred to signs as bumper stickers. You know the look, when there are so many signs in one spot they look like a cluttered bumper full o’ stickers. And then I thought, if all of the signs I’ve made were put together, bumper sticker style, would it be a reflection of how I’d hope to be viewed by the world?