Thursday, June 23

What if...

You woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked _____ (insert higher power) for today?

With this in mind, I made a list of things I am very thankful for, today and always!

1) My darling perfect daughter
2) The best healthcare in the region
3) A good new home for Cleo & Isis - thanks to my cousin Cari!
4) Carrots-- my daughter LOVES them!!!
5) Weather- because if we didn't have bad weather, we wouldn't appreciate beautiful days.
6) New friends
7) Old friends
8) Unconditional love of family
9) Memories - good and bad
10) Animals that live in the city - squirrels, bunnies, and songbirds - they keep us connected to mother nature.
11) The fact that when all else fails, my hair makes a really good messy bun.
12) Fresh vegetables from the garden & CSA farm.
13) The amazing potential of new relationships.
14) Rainbows in the sky.
15) Nail polish on my toes.
16) This face:
 What are you thankful for today?

TGIF Favorites #7

Great idea: pair a colorful petticoat with a complimentary dress!
I adore this photograph!
Another breathtaking photograph!
(via: pinterest)
I need an adorable one-piece like this for summer! 
Makes me giggle.
This would make an awesome tattoo if I had the guts!
(via: pinterest)
Wouldn't think a cat would do this? Makes for a great picture though!
 If my daughter is walking by Halloween, she is going to be a peacock!
'Nuff said.
(via: 4four)

Saturday, June 18

Father's Day is just around the corner!

And its time to get (or make) those last minute gifts! Here are some awesome gifts I've been loving lately on Etsy:

For those Fathers who like to grill, this kits comes with 10 grilling spices and a gorgeous spice rack!
This is an awesome rustic looking vintage metal tackle box, if your Pa likes to fish.
This red leather vintage measuring tape would be a perfect smaller gift for Grandpa or an Uncle. 
(via: thebig8s)

My Dad loves sailboats, and I think he would love this original oil painting!
(via: hartart13)
Any Dad would absolutely love this stationary! Made by me!
Are you buying or making your Father's Day gifts this year? What are you buying or making?

Saturday, June 11

Top Ten Time Wasting Websites #7: Youtube and #6:Twitter

 The thing about Youtube is that it's everywhere. You can be reading someone's blog, and there's a youtube video. Looking at someone's Facebook page, there's a video. Even in the Etsy forums there's a link to a video.

The other thing about Youtube, is that once you watch one video, they hook you in by offering up a selection of other videos you might also like. Before you know it, you've watched 17 videos of kittens riding turtles.
But seriously, I love cute animal videos. They just brighten my day, and are so fun to watch with friends. My Dad wonders where I find all of them... oh just another one of my favorite time wasting websites.

My #6 time wasting website is Twitter. I recently got a Twitter account to help promote my Etsy shop. Now, I have trouble placing it at a number, because it doesn't really take up large block of time, I just like to check it frequently. Its also nice because you can link other accounts you have on the internet to your twitter account, and let people know what's new. So whenever I post a new item in my Etsy shop, I also tweet about it! I should probably do the same thing with my blog posts... hmmmmm....
Are you on Twitter? If so, click here to follow me, and I will follow you back!

Friday, June 10

TGIF Favorites #6

Awesome overalls!  
(via: venacava)
 These shoes would go great with the overalls.
(via: Ide Vele)
 Just add curly hair and a baby, and this is totally me!
(via: doodlecats)
I love these earrings!
(via: paperraincoat)
I'm not a big fan of guns, but this would make awesome wall art. 
(via: shelbybells)
This is how I look in my dreams!
(via: albumlikeyou)
(via: natashapeach)
Fun Links
What's your unicorn name? The Unicorn Name Generator
 This is hilarious! How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell
Use your craft to make a difference! Craft Hope 
I can't wait to do this! How to Make Leaf Skeletons 

Saturday, June 4

TGIF Favorites #5

Sooo pretty!
(via: jjjjound)
Awesome flats! I want to make them!
I love this rolling pin! Click this link for a recipe for home-made tortillas! Yum!
(via: Seddy5)

This is Wow.
(via: pinterest)
 (via: nylkoorb)

I love this vintage bathing suit!
(via: ouma)
I immediately fell in love with this photo manipulation!
(via: curioos)
(Via: imgfave)

Wait... what do you mean its Saturday? I could have sworn it was still Friday... oh well. I guess I spent too much time in the woods these past few days!

Thursday, June 2

Top Ten Time Wasting Websites #8: Craigslist

One thing about me you should know: I am not down to earth. I am a dreamer. I am a pie-in-the-sky, head-in-the-clouds artist. I spend a lot of time dreaming and imagining what life would be like if... well if it were different. So I love spending time on Craigslist looking at dream apartments and houses in my area. I have a little obsession with houses and homes. Do you ever look into people's houses at night when they leave their lights on? I don't mean stop and stare, but as you walk or drive by... just kind peer in to see how they have set up their house? I do. Maybe I shouldn't admit that. Anyways, I love looking at Craiglist and seeing what awesome houses and apartments they have for rent.

I have also found a job and couple of cool friends on Craigslist... its really nice for making connections in your area! Do you ever use the Craiglist in your area? What do you use it for?