Never Fails; my sweet sis-in-law always delights me with new designs. Lovin’ her stationary!! She has new save the date and wedding and party invitations; a little bit of everything, really.
Here is a varied list for you!
I’m currently munching on the peanut butter cookies that the boys and I made yesterday: 1 egg, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of peanut butter. Whip it all up, drop spoonfuls on a pan, and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Can it get any easier than that?!
2 artists that are truly amazing-The Maine Grind in Ellsworth carries their work, and you can also purchase the prints online here.
Alan Claude? LOVE HIM. I particularly want this print. Here is a close up of Portland Head Light. It’s beautiful!
And this print is delightful. Can’t afford it anytime soon, but maybe someday! It’s by Philip Frey.
Ok, I am in need of art classes. 🙂
Yesterday I received an email from Tintypes, a really fabulous store in Bath. On July 18th from 5-7, they are hosting a gathering focusing on the International Princess Project, and will be selling Punjammies for $30 ($40 after the initial evening), wherein all proceeds go to help women in India get out of the sex trade and start a new lifestyle. Click on the Princess link to discover more about this organization; it makes my heart sing when people start something so amazing as this. It’ll break your heart a little bit, but also make you glad for people who put things like this into action! I do believe I’ll be saving my bucks to buy a pair!
One more delightful thing? Nonnie and Papa return tonight, and we are going to take the day off Wednesday or Thursday to go strawberry pickin! Shortcake, here we come!
This morning, Jack has:
a) drawn on the walls with crayon (note to self-invest in washable paint for the house)
b) poured out the salt on the flour
c) dumped the entire contents of the oregano on the floor
d) flung bits and pieces of his peanut butter and honey sandwich far and wide
e) scattered his bowl of popcorn ev.ery.where.
f) and has generally been a complete scamp today
g) I’m so glad he is down for his nap!
OOH! Check to see who’s blog my lovely sis-in-law has been featured on! Yipee!!!!
Now that the boys are tucked in, I plan on wrapping up a few things I’ve been working on. Stay tuned later today or tomorrow for pics!
Augusta! Yarmouth! Freeport! Bath! And it all began with a coconut coffee and a cranberry orange muffin…(although the guy behind me at D&D ordered a cinammon coffee and a chocolate chip muffin, which sounded excellent as well!)
Mom, Debbie and I hit the road early and shopped and dreamed and gained inspiration at every turn. I picked up some vintage bottles at an antique store for a new art idea that I’m thoroughly excited about, and we also have some great new pillow ideas. Nothing like 3 creative heads bouncing ideas around together!
The weather was beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. And we pretty much wrapped up the day with a shop I’ve blogged about before, but the amazing Gayle of Ornament allowed us to snap pictures to our hearts content. THIS is what I want my house to look like…classy and casual, beachy and romantic, mix of old and new. *OH* how I long for a white couch to sink into. (Crazy thought with my 2 little boys running around, right? Especially since I wrote about that grand ol’ sandpit we have in the backyard!) Prepare to feast your eyes…
LOVE these plates. Bought the birdie salt and pepper shakers. 🙂
Aren’t these hats amazing?
Ok, I’m ready to go back. If you want to go, you can find it at 11 Centre Street in Bath (Maine of Course!)
Thank you for letting us run amok, Gayle!
I walk, therefore I swish. Because this belly is full of coffee! All on account of the fact that the boys decided to wake their momma up before the clock had struck 5am. And that requires multiple cups of caffeine for this lady.
I am going to finally reveal to you the projects I have been spending my spare (ha!) time on lately; I’m really enjoying them! I’m plumb out of the white fabric, so I can go no further until a re-order. Here they are, in no particular order:
I’m going to upload them to Etsy soon…only so many things you can accomplish in a day!
Let me share with you!
Delightful Thing #1?
I am sipping on an incredible iced coffee that I just threw together. Replete with whipped cream on top.
Delightful Thing #2?
The Carnival for Modern Home Dwelling has begun! Go here for the first installment, and prepare to be terrifically inspired. Thank you Sarah, for this fantastic idea!! We are in for a super week!
Delightful Thing #3?
Have you ever made a blog friend, only to be saddened that you couldn’t pop over for a face to face conversation because you lived too far away? That happens to me all. the. time. I’ve even made blog buddies here in Maine, but because of my lack of transportation (we are a one car family), getting together would be a mite difficult.
Well now. God decided to turn that trend on it’s head, because not only did He introduce the lovely Debbie into my life, but turns out she is just down the road a piece. A very minuscule piece. And she hails from Texas originally, so we were neighbors earlier on in life, too! And she has a newly formed website, which you will fall head over heels in love with, entitled The Romantic Mom. It’s chock full of super ideas and inspiration. She’s in the midst of writing a book, which I’m going to be the first to buy! We are getting together with her family very soon for a Tex-Mex feast. I’m thrilled. And you will be too, even if you won’t have the priveledge of meeting her face to face. Her site will draw you right in!
Well, nap time has begun! Time to get to work finishing my pillow covers so I can HOPEFULLY pop them up here for you to see very soon!
When I stumbled onto Etsy last year, one of the first artists I ran across was John W. Golden…and I’ve been smitten ever since. If we actually do end up with a house someday, I want his art to grace my walls! My introduction into his work was his “By the Order of the Management” series; it is one of my favorite series, and believe me, it’s hard to pick a “best” with his work. So without further ado, take a peek! And then click on the link above to view (so much) more.
Yeah, well…we have no idea. Still no word.
I’m just tired. It’s been a weepy kind of day, and weepy days always make me sleepy. However, with the weepy-ness comes a peacefulness, because God has never let us down. Even through trials, He has always revealed His glory. This house or no, it’s gonna be ok.
On a completely different note, here are a few new goodies I worked on this weekend:
These are actually mini canvases on mini easels. I love the mini factor!
Had this paper lying around for awhile, and decided to turn it into magnets…
And my first dishtowel attempt! I’ve wanted to make one for a long time, so I hemmed up some fabric, added a ribbon to hang, and appliquéd the fabric.
Well, off to bed. Tomorrow is a new day, and it will be a good one!