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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Q & A

I can't believe tomorrow is June 1st!
If you have kids, then you know how busy crazy you get towards the end of the school year. And if you follow my personal blog, then you know Thursdays are my crazy "teaching 4 fitness classes" day. So my new feature today. I could throw one together, but that's no fun.

........I thought I would hold a question and answer session. I've had a few people ask a few questions, or even tag me. So if you have a question for me, fire away. Answers will be posted tomorrow.
Just because I am a visual person, love photos on blogs, I thought I would leave you with this pretty. This table is my most prized possession. The photos were taken the day I bought it at a garage sale for only $200! I have since recovered the chairs with a black and cream toile. The garage sale I bought it from was a BIG neighborhood sale. Very expensive homes. The woman was very eclectic. She told me that my table had been owned by someone famous......she couldn't quite remember, but she thought it was Katherine Hepburn.........she vacationed with so many starlets. That's my story and I'm stickin to it. My husband has since made a leaf that I used for Thanksgiving. It extends to a full 99 inches. LOVE MY TABLE!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tara at Bella Pink at this home office/studio! Just look at it! Pretty cool huh? Tara has the sweetest little blog, but it's not that little. There are so many nooks and crannies to weave through, you can be there for hours. She and some friends are featured on a virtual online boutique named Make Mine Pink. You can find all kinds of stuff there. Love all the inspiration. Her little botique is called Bella Pink. Now I don't mean to post sites that sell stuff. I don't get a kick back or discount or credit. I am just amazed at some of the business savvy women we have out there and I am all for supporting a woman with children trying to work at home.

She has been featured in a few magazines. I can't even imagine what that would feel like. Maybe then my Sister inlaw would realize that I actually do have style and I didn't need to shop at Hallmark.........her favorite store.........but we're not talking about my family dynamics are we? :)I love this old door. Her husband found it in an old barn. Found it! That means it was FREE!
I could be wrong, but I think my husband would walk right past this beauty. Then she really has to rub it in and show us different ways she may or will use it in her house. But, wait.............I think she said she had two.

Maybe she wants to see one in my living room? So beautiful.

She even does some scrapping.
Such a sweet site. I can't wait to find more treasures

Monday, May 28, 2007

Meg Duerksen!

I'm back, I'm back!

Today's post is a cute girl named Megan. I found her from posting right here. Her blog is good wholesome family life. I am new to her and I fell in love with her scrap style right away. Very me. It looks like Megan lives in a very old and very cool home. I felt like a peeping Tom looking at the edges of her photos for a better glimpse of this house. Can you see it in the above photo? It looks does she. So come on Meg, give us a full frontal.............of your house that is. (dirty readers, get your mind out of the gutter)

Look at this door? And that old clock! Love that chalkboard door idea! Photos like these really have me missing my old 1912 home.

This craft room looks like it has a personality all of it's own. It's quirky,'s alive with creativity. I wouldn't be surprised if this room didn't have a first name.

I love her layouts. They have that simplistic artisic flair.

Her photos are pretty cool. I wish my pine wood derby photo had turned out this good.
Just quickly reading Megan's blog, I could easily see her priorities are in place. Family. She seems like a great mommy who is having the time of her life.

OK Megan, I want to see more of your house. Give it up.

Friday, May 25, 2007


I'm off for a couple of days for Memorial Day Weekend. If you come across any creative blogs you think I should know about, please leave me a comment.
Do something creative.......or better yet, buy something creative. :) I bought bandaids today that look like a piece of bacon. I'm not going to show them to my son until that dreaded day he gets hurt. I bet they stop the crying in a snap.
Have a safe and happy weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Funky Finds!
A quick trip to her site will leave you wanting things you never knew existed. This is a great site to be inspired for creating something different or a great site for gift ideas. She is a shopper! I love how she finds items that are off the beaten path. She's got the gift to find that perfect something. She's an original and oh so creative in her shopping................and I found her after she found me. I love that!

Hey guys, thanks SO much for all the great comments. I can't wait to visit your sites. And did you see? We hit over 10,000!
Please send me your favorite creative blog, or maybe it's yours? Send it!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

You guys ROCK!

I don't know if you noticed, but this little site, this one, that made it's debut on April 9th is close to 10,000 hits! Crazy!
I have had so much fun posting sites and hearing from you all. Please let me know what type of sites are the most inspiring to you.
If you are a lurker, that's ok too.........but I DO love seeing all the commenters sites. So come on, leave a comment so I know who you are.
Have a great day everyone!

just checking back in................We only need less than 100 hits to make it to an even 10,000............whoo hoooo! I love hearing from all you lurkers.......but some of your links don't work for me. :) Come on you crafty people.........leave me a comment. I wanna see your craftliness.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Bobbi takes some of the most incredible photos.
I don't know how she does it, but she knows just when to click it, snap it.....etc.... She captures THAT moment. Now mind you, I am just a scrapbook photographer with my little point and shoot digi camera, so I don't know all the technical terms..........I'm always good for a laugh. :)
Look at this amazing shot! A wedding dress IN THE WATER? Thinking outside the box on that one. Love it.

And these dear people. Are they the cutest dancers you have ever seen? You can tell they had the time of their lives at the wedding. I can almost hear the music.

This is amazing. A shadow shot. Simply beautiful.
And I love it when she shows herself taking a photo. Her husband is also a photographer, so he will sometimes capture a behind the scene shot. Love that. She has so many photos of her with her clients. I can just image how fun she must be. She seems like the Elsie Flannigan of Photography. Don't ya think? Who can resist a baby foot?
And this shot.........yep.......amazing.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Cottage Gals

Let's see...........distressed white or black furniture, flee markets, darling old chairs.............I'm sold!
Boy, I sure wish I could find a flee market like that here in the NW. The NW just doesn't know how to throw a flee market............sigh..........
If I am ever in Leesburg Virgina, you better believe I will be visiting The Cottage Gals, Ann and Linda. I love all their displays. They really have a nack........or is it nac............or nak..........or just plain good at creating an attractive display. I can imagine them running their little business together, being the best of friends, taking a break to eat their cucumber sandwiches with sweet tea....spending their afternoons getting dizzy from all the creative stimulation. I wanna play.....can I bring the cookies?Blog readers, they have some fun photos. Go check out their blog and don't forget to find their website too.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dottie Angel

I finally found my way to my computer...... it's been crazy busy around here.

My feature today is Dottie Angel. I wanted to find something a little different from what I'm usually drawn too. Something that would make me look at things a little differently. I found her. Look what she does with slips? Vintage Slips? Who knew? Did you? And I love all her birdy art. Love it.
I am new to her blog, but I can tell from reading her profile that she is funny, creative and full of life. I haven't met a creative person yet, who isn't full of life. That's what I love most about you all.

Dottie Angel has an etsy shop full of cool stuff. I spent awhile looking at her flicker photos. Creative and fun..........that's her.
Bag tags, pillows.......but she calls them cushions too. Love that.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Cherry Hill Cottage

(somehow the comments were turned can now comment on CherryHill Cottage)

Tina is as sweet as the sweet tea I imagine her serving. Once again, I see myself sitting at her table having a piece of pie. I feel like I have met so many wonderful ladies. I still think we should do a Creative Blogs Luncheon.

Anyway........Tina's Cherry Hill Cottage in Texas is cute cute cute. I love all the toile......pronounced TWall........:) Love how she incorporates all her reds with the black TWall. :) You know how I love red. She is a thrifter, flee market queen and finds the delight in creating something out of the her treasures. I love it when someone can mix several fabric designs and make it work.

I love the idea of a tea cup chandelier with bird seed in it...........CUTE! I may have to try that idea.
Her photos are so inspiring...........I may even clean my house tonight.

Go give Tina some love.........tell her I sent you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Creative Outlet Designs!

psst........did anyone realize that I didn't post on Tuesday? I bolted up out of bed at 2am in a panic because I had forgotten to post. My days have been so packed with end of school stuff, baseball, my classes, etc.......that it hasn't left much time to post. Some days are like that.

Today I bring to you that gal, who I don't even know her name, but her website/blog stops me in my tracks everytime I visit. She is just a mommy with some serious style that found a niche and has made quite the business. I love it when Mom's create a business so they can be home with the babes. I have never seen anything like what she does. Her designs have even been sold to "famous" people..........I don't doubt that for one minute.

I don't sew, so this seems.........or is it seams............he he seems so unbelievable what she can do with a pair of jeans or a tee shirt.

And then there are the children's designs. Amazing!
She also has a website on the right side of your blog. Go check it out!