Friday, June 26, 2009
What I planned to post about today cannot be done until Monday, so here is a random (but appropriate) topic instead! Summer.
Since we were kids, summer has been a sacred holiday where black boards, textbooks, and book reports are temporarily forgotten. The time flies for many, but the memories of summer fun are never forgotten.
When I think of summer, here are a few things that come to mind for me:
· Watermelon seed spitting contests
· Riding my bike to the pool and the initial shock of the deliciously cool water when you jump in
· Walks around the block at night with my dad
· Catching fireflies
· My mum’s amazing cooking and corn on the cob
It’s a good thing I’ve vowed to always remain a kid at heart. I would hate to miss out on all this fun. Enjoy your summer, guys!
Monday, June 22, 2009
The banner I made for my mum’s Etsy shop. It’s really small on here, so click on it to see it larger.
I made some new banners! The old one for the site was too busy and the one for this blog was just too plain. I wanted something simple yet graphic and this is what I came up with. I just finished the banner for my mum’s Etsy shop as well. She will be selling vintage items and antiques (it's not up quite yet). I will reveal more about it later.
Today was my dad’s birthday! We went kayaking and enjoyed a relaxing day as a family. It was also nice celebrating Father’s Day yesterday. I truly have the best dad in the world. He is such a kind, loving man and he always puts his family first. I love you, daddy.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
These beautiful pieces of wood are calling to me! I must begin painting them next week. Since I normally work in the two sizes you see in the middle, I chose a larger piece of wood as well as a smaller one to mix things up. I’m going to tackle the large one first. I already have the entire piece planned out in my head and it is waiting to be transferred onto the board. ah… a deceptively simple task.
Enjoy the weekend, everyone! Do something nice for Father’s Day!
Monday, June 15, 2009
I went to a 1920’s murder mystery party on Saturday. It was held in honor of my friend Jacquie’s birthday. I’ve never been to one of these before, but now I can’t wait to do it again!
Here’s how it works…
We were given character descriptions before coming to the party so that we knew what kind of costume to put together. There are four rounds. During these rounds, we are to interrogate the other characters in order to find out who the murderer is. We are each given character booklets, which tell us a little bit more about who we are as well as give us more information/clues about the other possible culprits. At the end, we all try to guess who the murderer is before it is revealed. For our party, the birthday girl ended up being the one who did the deed!
We stopped in between rounds for hors devours, salad, the main course, and then dessert. There was appropriate sounding jazz music in the background and we got to sip from fancy looking glasses. Everyone’s costumes were great! It really felt as if we were time warped back into the 1920s.
Now back in 2009…I’m working hard to get a large jewelry order out this week. After a fun weekend, it’s time to get busy!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
It looks like I won’t have time to paint until I get this next necklace order out. T_T I am eager to get a brush in my hand!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Doesn't this cute bed and breakfast look like something from the movies? I can imagine a period film with a grandmother sitting on the porch, calling out to her grandchildren to come in for some ice tea.
I love where I live in North Carolina. I’m in a city that has a lot of wonderful restaurants, fun places to visit, and even beautiful areas to hike nearby. However, it’s nice to take a little drive out into the country every once in a while.
Today, my mum and I went on a little adventure! I needed to pick up supplies for my necklaces from a woman who lived in the direction we were going, so we stopped there first. I used my navigator, which lead me to a cute little house. We rang the doorbell and eventually a sweet old woman came to the door. She immediately invited us in with a friendly voice. She asked us to sit down and then said, “Now, what can I do for you?” My mum and I looked at each other…. “You’re not so and so?” (We went to the wrong house!!!) We all got a good laugh out of the situation. This is why I love the South. We could have been crazy robbers for all that woman knew, and yet she graciously invited us strangers into her home. It’s smart to be cautious, but it was also nice to meet someone who has a little faith in humanity.
When we got to the correct house, we were greeted by the sweetest puppy ever! Her name was Blackberry and I really wanted to take her home with me. However, I refrained from doing so because stealing is wrong. I received such great advice from the woman I got my supplies from today (Blackberry’s owner). She was so generous with her tips about Etsy. You can check out her Etsy shop and creative magnet boards here.
My mum and I spent the rest of the day exploring and trying to find good antique stores. There was a really neat place called the General Store Café, which had an eclectic array of items and fun paintings on the walls. I absolutely loved the coffee table made out of an old door (pictured above).
What a fun and relaxing day. The country sure does have its charm!