Thursday, February 2, 2023
Happy February! Happy Love Month! Happy Black History Month!
I can't believe we're already in the second month of the year already. January flew by. One of the things I was excited about when we decided to move close tom Tucson was the chance to finally get to experience the Jewelry and Gem shows that take place at the end of each Jan / early February. I knew this was a big deal here but OMG! 42 SEPARATE VENUES all over the city. HUGE ones at that. I've made it to one so far and was overwhelmed. I'll do an upcoming post just on this.
Managed to knock out a couple of projects this week. A new wreath for our bedroom using great finds from Dollar Tree: Wood Bead Wreath and Tag and an easy Valentine's Cloche.
You all have been busy getting ready for Valentine's Day so let's take a look at some great ideas!
You can't go wrong with these Valentine's Treat Baskets from Whitehouse Crafts.
These Beaded Hearts by Steph Creates are beautiful on their own or as an addition to a gift!
If you want to set a special table for Valentine's Day, check out this beautiful Floral Tablescape from Thrifting Wonderland.
Thanks to EVERYONE who linked up and can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week!
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Happy Friday Eve all! I hope those of you in California continue to be safe. We got a bit of the rains this way in Arizona this week. Hard to believe we're already past the halfway mark of this month. Want to know the funny thing about taking workshops? The more you take, the more you learn about TO take, and so on. If you got a new Cricut over the holidays or even if you've had and played with one but want to use it more, you really want to make sure and take one that's coming in February. If nothing else, it's a great way to find new Creative Bloggers and maybe even get some freebies!
You can register here for the event which runs from Feb 4-10 with numerous very talented designers. The workshop is free and I get no compensation for sharing. I'm just a big believer in "Sharing is Caring"!
Thanks to a previous workshop Abbi did, I made my first project of 2023: Family Chinese Zodiac Wall Art. I got to apply the knowledge of how to use Inkscape to convert an image file to an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) to import into my Cricut Design Space Software and cut out in vinyl!
You've all hit the 2023 ground running with lots of creative ideas so let's take a look at a few.
I have a wonderful cloche I found at a Pottery Barn after-season sale that I like to switch out seasonally. These Valentine Cloche ideas from The House on Silverado are FABULOUS inspiration!
If you're looking to decorate a new space or switch things up, this Boho Basket Wall by My French Twist is gorgeous!
Steph Creates shared this beautiful and rustic DIY Heart Garland. So pretty!
Finally, whether for at home or to package for friends, this Cupid Crunch from Me and My Inklings is a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Thank you to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week.
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Whatever you're doing today, including nothing at all, wishing you a day of peace. I'm thankful for my family and our blessings.
Going to open things up early and just do links, no features this week. We ran away from home and for the first time in over 30 years, I am not in the kitchen! Be well creative friends!
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Happy September! Can't believe it's already here. No features this week. Straight to the party since we're on a getaway celebrating our 31st Honeymoon. 😘Not sure where that time went either!
Hope you've all had a good week and back next week with features!
Friday, July 1, 2022
Happy first day of July and Happy Friday. Our move is complete ( except for the unpacking fun but I have my kitchen mostly set up) and with wrapping up some things at our former location I forgot my own party! This will hopefully be the last week w/out features. If I said that last week, chalk it up to aggressive optimism!
Apologies for the delay and let's get right to it! Wishing everyone a safe Fourth.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Whew! Happy Friday Eve all. Hope your week is going well. It's been busy on this end and we're about 3/4 of the way done w/ our move with the remaining portion early next week. Then of course there's the other side of unpacking, figuring out places for things to go, assessing what needs making over to fit with a different style house than we've had before, etc. etc. So many ideas are swirling, it's non-stop. All of our stuff works but I want to change up some accent pieces so I'll have no shortage of projects. Here's one quick pic of my current state of disaster but once we're there full time it will get sorted quickly.
Mr. Chocolate's comment: "That's a whole Michael's Store in that closet". Not really. There's JoAnn's too.
One more week of no features and than you for the supportive comments last week and for understanding. You all are the BEST!
OK let's see what you've all been up to since I'm not even sure what supplies are where!
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Happy Mid June / Pride Month / Friday Eve. No features this week. I alluded to something a few weeks ago and that something is we're moving and I'm worn out!
You'd think we'd be pros at this having moved from Seattle 4 years ago and then again within Arizona last year. When we moved states, we weren't sure where we wanted to BE in AZ so we leased a house to get a feel for where we wanted to be. Welp, COVID hit and that delayed things. We loved the area we were in and the woman who owned the house was lovely and wanted to sell it to us which we briefly considered but while it was beautiful on the outside and the property was great, it was older and as we lived in it discovered how much work it needed in addition to updates inside. We didn't blame her when she decided to put it on the market last year since it was on fire. But timing is everything and I ended up in the hospital around the same time and Mr. Chocolate found us another place because we still hadn't looked for our forever home.
We finally had a chance to do that this year, found a home we LOVE, bought, and are in the process of moving to.
The biggest surprise has been Mr. Chocolate wanting me to make over some things we have because he isn't by nature one who envisions those things and has resisted that idea before so after we get settled, prepare for some fun projects. We also have lots of wall space to decorate and he's requested some DIY art. I'll be busy!
But for now, in between 2 houses for a bit, and with packing to finish, it's just a party this week.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Happy Friday. I think. Not as in I'm questioning the Happy part, but the Friday part because I've lost the plot. Between attempting to play tech support for my Mom, and then joy oh joy, ending up with my own technical malfunctions resulting in me having to reset a bunch of things, missed my own party planning, feature selecting, scheduling time. So...all party / no features and late!
I can't believe it's the end of April already. Mother's day is around the corner and before we know it for those of you with littles, Summer break will be here. YIKES!
Let's see what everyone's been up to and apologies!!!
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Yikes! Happy March. Almost missed my own party. Been a busy week since our big furbaby had to have some surgery this week and it's been a bit like having an infant again with no sleep. So no features this week, just party. My creative endeavors this week were limited to a thank you card for the Veterinarian.
Here we go!