Saturday, October 17, 2015
Hello friends and happy weekend...or should I say happy day because you may not be reading this on a weekend day! Just a few random tidbits to share today. I've still been super busy and don't see things slowing down anytime soon, but life is good! I wanted to share a few things I picked up when the hubby and I went on our anniversary date. He was such a sweetie and trudged along with me through Tuesday Morning and Hobby Lobby. I was absolutely thrilled to spot this Katie Daisy calendar at Tuesday Morning for just $5.99. I just love her artwork...so fun and whimsical! I can use these prints after the calendar expires and I already have an idea of how I will display them. They will of course be used in my craft room. Her prints scream happy to me!
This is one of my favorites!
Here's a glimpse at all 12 of them. I love each one!
I got all of these goodies as well. Most of them were super cheap at Tuesday Morning. I love that store and wish I could go more often. It's probably a good thing I cant't though! I bought lots of planner and scrapbooking goodies. I especially love the ephemera pack in the middle. So pretty! I recently organized all my ephemera and die cuts and will share that soon.
I also received a package in the mail this week from Peachy Cheap with all these die cut packs. I love using die cuts in my Project Life layouts.
You may remember the folders I got on clearance at Wal Mart a few weeks ago. I said I was going to frame some of them and this is the first one I framed. I love it! This frame has been painted and repainted at least 5 or 6 times.
Speaking of frames, let me share the two postcards I received in the mail from Miranda. The top one is Prague and the bottom is from her trip to Vienna. (She's in Berlin this weekend and really enjoying it). The bottom one begged to be framed. So.....
I took this obnoxious hot pink frame I bought at the Family Dollar over the summer to paint and use for something. It was the perfect size with just a little space for a mat.
I dug through my scrap paper stash and found a piece of black paper to back it with and here it is now. I love the gold with the black mat and think it complements the postcard nicely.
Here is is on my gallery wall. Another meaningful piece added to the others.
I also recently printed a new piece of "artwork" for my clipboard. I love this quote from Anne of Green Gables! And, I love the muted orange and aqua colors of this print.
Speaking of orange and aqua, here's some fabric I bought several months ago to make a fall bunting with. No time like the present since fall has finally arrived in Florida. At least in the mornings and evenings. It has been a little cooler during the day as well. It is a refreshing change from the near 100 degree humid weather we normally have.
Here it is before I pressed it.
And here it is hanging. Not the best picture, but I like the cozy vibe it has. This is actually my view right now as I type. I just took that photo with my iPhone.
Last weekend when the hubby and I went grocery shopping, we decided to stop by the flea market. I have been much more selective in what I drag home these days and hardly ever go thrifting anymore, but every now and then I NEED to go. So, we stopped and walked about for a bit. I found only one item to buy. I actually almost didn't buy it, but I couldn't resist. I have always wanted a stool like this. and it was only $3.
There are some imperfections for sure, but I love it! I couldn't pass it up since it is my favorite color.I cleaned it very well. It was absolutely filthy! I love the patina on it...it gives it character.
Here's where I put it. I always drop my purse and things on a chair I had here after work, but this cutie took the place of the chair. I really like it here.
I will leave you with a couple of Miranda's European Adventure photos. She posted this first one on Facebook & IG earlier this week with this caption.....
"It's definitely fall in the Czech Republic. And, it's also already too cold for my warm Floridian heart. 32 degrees in October? That's a first for me.#MirandaMovesAbroad #Prague #FallLeavesMakeMeHappy"
I love this picture so much! The leaves are just beautiful. We don't get the gorgeous oranges, reds, and golds that other places do.
And here is one she posted today from Berlin. Another gorgeous fall tree. It has an ombre look to me! I love looking at all her pictures.
And, that wraps up this post folks. A bit random I know. Seems like that's all I blog about when I do get the chance. I'm always so happy to hear from each of you. Your comments truly bring a smile to my face and to my heart. I have made so many "friends" here in blog land and I truly love and appreciate the friendships I have here. I hope you have a delight filled rest of the weekend.
Until next time....