Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Balance - is it ever possible?

Summer is almost over...
Back to school next week!
I have really struggled this summer with
finding balance...
and I am flat out going to admit...
I never did!

I always used to wonder why some of the 
Bloggers that I followed
seemed to disappear during the summer.
Sporadic posts here and there...

Well I am here to let you know...
Mommy now understands why!

Not that I mind spending time with 
Little Keeper...

 I can hardly think straight 
by the end of the day!

So I am here to say
"I finally get it!"

Here is to hoping you have a great
end of your summer
an even better start to the school year
if you have little ones!

(we got a BIG BOY haircut!)
posed for a picture contest

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Techno Fun.....

Isn't it great when you figure something out?

I have not been able to use my Ipod for photos
for a while now because of the storage or something.
I thought backing it up to "The Cloud"
would help - alas NO!

I finally got some help from a new friend
and Viloa!
My pics are all now safely removed and stored
and now I can get back to my Camera Apps!

I also spent last night making
charms for my TAG gals
we're having a beach themed charm swap tomorrow.

I can't wait to share with you all the fun from the swap!

 Hope wherever your feet take you
that you have a great Saturday!

Angi - don't forget to send me your address or you can leave me a message
here and I can get in touch with you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

And the winner is......

Hey all!
Hope you had a great week...
Summer is winding down here
and I have to say I am ready
for Fall.
Humidity is not my friend
and I can't wait for school to start.
I'm not so great at being the sole entertainer here...

It has been good though.
I just want to be able to breathe when I go outdoors!
I've also stayed away from estate sales, etc.
because of the heat...

So let's get on with it...
My winner for the surprise
is Angi!

Please e-mail me your address girl!

 I also have to admit I have started a 2nd blog...
I really started it because it fits into a totally seperate
I'm part of a FaceBook group that just 
shares so much and I always had a story or a tid bit
and I thought - this needs it's own space.

I know my readers here are more interested in Art and Creative living
I'm going to give the link to the blog if you are interested
but the blog is focused on
the evolution of the music and artists that came out 
Seattle in the late 80's early 90's
and is still going on today.
So many new fans being born and they are
just totally blind as to what the whole scene was 
REALLY about.
I hate that the media turned the whole
"grunge" thing into something that it wasn't.
Long story - but I thought I would share it here once.
I'm focusing on my memories,
stories from the bands,
the artwork that was produced
and really dissecting some of the music.
Also a photography spot every week 
from fans..
and a weekly look at a book written in 1889 
that inspired work by Pearl Jam.
Right? Who knew those "angst ridden white male slackers"
actually had brains and used them.
(total sarcasm here)
I am very excited because my FB community has really stepped up
and in under 2 weeks I have had 500 + views.

Here is the link if you are interested...
Here are a few art projects I have been working on...

 This guy is part of a T-Shirt design...
He's a water bottle...long story...

 A very unfinished page...
but having fun with the concept.
I have got to start using something other than ModPodge
because in this kind of journal those little
paper snippets can get stuck and tear.
Even after drying for days.
I was really bummed when this happened.
Pretty much all of Melody Ross books are done this way
and when she opens them you hear them crinkling
but I  don't want to spend all this time only to later have the pages
stick together and ruined.

Hope you guys are having a great week
and Angi get me that address!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Sunday, August 4, 2013



I'm a totally lousy blogger
this past week!

Crazy weather, sick kid, and no babysitter...
Sometimes life has other plans!


To celebrate my 400th post last week
I've decided to share some vintage
and some new goodies...
Because I like surprises
I'm not going to show what they are either!

If you have been a follower of my blog then
you know what I love!

All I want you to do is leave a comment
and you must be a follower!

Easy as pie right?
Could be some fun stuff like this..
 or this
 maybe this

 maybe these
 or this
You get the point?!
Fun in a box!

I'll draw Next Sunday and let you know who won!
Hope you have a great week
and thanks for being a reader!