This time of year really is the best, isn’t it?!?! The holiday spirit is in the air, holiday decor is strewn about and holiday cheer is abundant. :) I practically hear carolers singing “Joy to the World” right now. I love that first delve into the Christmas decor and crafting. I like to see what we’ve got from year’s past that still inspires me and try to come up with a few new ideas at the same time. All while I watch my husband roll his eyes at me as I pace to and fro between him and his football, or futball, or whatever sport he’s watching at the time. Hey, this decor thing takes time. You gotta step back, look at it from all angles, scootch it around a bit and then step back for another look … am I right!?! On my decor day we even had the island equivalent of what could be considered a winter storm. Brrrrr! Just kidding I think it did get down to 79 degrees though … which is close to a record low. And the perfect day for dilly dallying around with some Christmas decor I say. So I made a few new driftwood Christmas trees and gave our fall leaf wreath a winter makeover.
I love this picture. I love everything about it. There’s color and depth and chipping paint. Some parts are in focus and some are blurry. And there’s aqua. Oh, the aqua. And I took it with my point and shoot camera. And I’m preparing myself for my our new Canon 60D. AAAAHHHHHH!! Seriously excited.
I don’t know about you, but I think one of the worst feelings in the entire world is to feel left out. Whether it’s intentional, accidental, preventable, whatever. It always just sucks to not be included and know about it. No? And you know what one thing I have felt completely left out of since joining blogland?
It’s that time of the month again. Well, it’s already the second full week in June (seriously?!?!) so let’s get on it and put all of the links for what we accomplished here in May in one handy dandy little spot for you, with a few fun new things mixed in. The month actually started with very little productivity due to some fun vacation visitors. One of our favorite spots to take company is called the blue room … Cool, right?!?! So, while I was out frolicking with friends and supposed to be making a sign for a local spa, I highlighted a few of the signs I had already made here. I am happy to report, the spa sign did get made, it’s nothing extravagant, but serves a purpose. :)
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.
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 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?
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?
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?