Saturday, August 27, 2011

Awesome DIY Project....

This is my next project!!

I love this idea so much--and I always find really nifty, funky pot holders at thrift stores. I love the different, bright colors and funky patterns!

by Jessica Wilson

I am always looking for fun, crafty and funky ways to brighten spaces and this popped up when I searched one of my favorite websites, the Craftzine Blog

You have no idea how excited I am about this...I will keep you updated :)

Have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recent Swaps ♥

I've been getting heavy on swaps lately and it's wonderful because it really keeps me busy while I'm waiting for school to start.

Here are just a few of my recent swaps sent out and received:

This was for a "deco page swap: favorite colors" and my partner requested pink. And I sent her a few little extra goodies since she not only loves pink but also loves girlie things and fairies.
(I almost wanted to keep this deco page...) 

These were two of my first ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)...and i sent them as little extras in other swaps. I am kind of awaiting feedback as to whether I have the right idea or not, lol.

This was for a swap where we were instructed to decorate a business size envie in a theme that our partner would like. My partner really loved anything that had to do with beaches, the ocean, and fish...I have no idea where I found this fish head clipping...but I HAD to use it! I've had it for a while and never really found a use for it until this week.

What was waiting in the mail for me yesterday!! I was stoked!

Do you see why I'm addicted to snail mail?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fall Lovelies Wishlist

I'm wish to be done with you dreadful, sticky summer. I have high hopes for the fall. Oh, and summer, won't drag me down any longer.

Some things that I've been daydreaming about lately:

OMG...I'm so needy, lol.

favorite stores:
Forever 21
Charlotte Russe
Urban Outfitters
(new love thanks to a friend/family member!)

Weekend Pics

 It's Sunday...and I've been fighting a migraine since I woke up yesterday morning. My stomach doesn't feel as queezy but my head is still pounding. I'm sitting here drinking Gatorade in hopes that I just need to replenish my electrolites...we'll see how that goes.

Lately I've been finding it difficult to sit down and update my blog. I have no idea why. Maybe it has a lot to do with my recent obsession with Swap-Bot? Anyway, it's time I get back into blogging a bit more. I miss it.

Here are a few photos from this weekend:

♥ Decorated Envelope that I just finished today for a "Mail Art" swap on Swap-Bot.
♥ My husband's cousin Angela is getting married next month (EXCITED!) and yesterday her sisters threw her a super nice, fancy Bridal Shower at one of her favorite restaurants in Brea, CA. It was fun! This is a pic of Angie and her mom...and I think it's her soon to be mother in law, Willie, and sister in law. I'm so bad at names. I never forget a face though!
♥ My mother in law, Adele and sister in law, Jenna. Such pretty ladies!
♥ What I wore...minus the belt, I think I swapped it for another leather belt. No pic though :(
♥ The newest addition to my mug collection--A UNICORN! When do you ever see Unicorns on a coffee mug? Almost never, right?! So...I HAD to buy it :)
♥ My mess of a craft space...I think I may rearrange it today to hopefully provide me with more room so that I can get another bookshelf or some kind of cubbie to keep my stuff organized.
♥ The baby Desert Tortoise that my husband found while riding our little 70 around. We NEVER see babies...and hardly ever see adults. We contacted someone who can raise him to be healthy and a bit bigger before he's released back into the desert. His chances of surviving as a bigger tortoise will be much better than releasing him as small as he is. Such a cute face!!
♥ My first ATC's...not sure if I did them right. Ehh.
♥ One of my newest journal entries...I just really like this photo. I think it came out of NYLON.

Hope you guys had a nice weekend! And cheers to a new week!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Newest Thrifting Finds

I have big plans for these thrift finds...

Just you wait & see!

to be continued.....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What I've Been Up To...

Since it rained off and on ALL day Sunday, I've been getting a lot things done around the house and I've completed quite a few little projects I'd been wanting to start. Recently I've taken up making bookmarks so that I can add them to little packages I send out in the mail.

I love getting extra little surprises in packages and letters!

I also played with and irritated my little friend, Irwin quite a bit these last couple of days. I just get so bored when my hands aren't doing something. Poor guy...he's just so darn cute, I can't leave him alone. He's gone into hiding under my nightstand since about 4:00 last night. I really had to work hard today to busy myself after work so that I didn't bother him. But I'm afraid I can't leave him alone for much longer!!

While garage sale-ing a few weeks ago, Cory spotted this little 70 and the guy only wanted $50 for it! Cory looked at me with his little puppy dog eyes and I fell in love with the bike too...and I didn't even know how to ride it! Well, he finally got it running on Sunday so he taught me how to ride it and change gears and all that stuff, then we went for a little ride up and down the wash around our house.

Let me tell you...


I can't wait to go out again this weekend!

What did you do over the weekend?
Did it rain where you live?

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