Friday, June 12, 2009

Five for Friday!

I've been a bit neglectful and only posting about once a week. That's because we are thoroughly enjoying our summer right now! We have been taking advantage of the sunny days to go to the pool. I don't know if this is a nationwide promo or not, but if it is you may want to know that Starbucks has iced coffees for $1.95!! I have been getting one a day for like two weeks! Hehheh! =) Here I was proud for spending only $3 for the iced mochas at McD's. It's for the grande size and you can get one flavor. I lurve me some caramel iced coffee!!

Here is what I am thankful for this week:

1. Don Chavez Mexican restaurant (a new find here in the Fort. . .yay for authentic Mexican!!)

2. Sleeping in. . .need I say more?

3. My kids being home. I love having them home - despite the fact that I have to referee numerous arguments throughout the day - I like to do crafts with them and play outside and run errands and make snowcones together.

4. $1.95 Starbucks Iced coffees (see above) ;-)

5. My new fire pit! Using it this weekend with our friends.

Here is what I have been working on this week. . .


a fun new lo using kitschy digitals and Sass Lass and other goodies! Oh yeah. . .and it is a lift from this lo!

Saw this thread on Decor 8 blog and was immed. inspired. I find these kind of paintings all of the time at garage sales for next to nothing. In fact, this was thrown in for free with another purchase I made at a garage sale! I love how it turned out. I white washed the frame. . .er. . .with teal that is, and reverse appliqued fun paper to the painting. Then I added a few tidbits all from Kenner Road kits


I found this artist while blog hopping one day - don't you love when that happens? I found the book on Amazon and have been so inspired by it! I love her journals for her boys. I would love to do something like that for my kids if I could find the extra time. It looks so whimsical and fun and messy. . .I love messy. =)
Okay don't laugh. . .but here is my take on one of her techniques. . . =)


So I did fit some crafting in this week afterall! Yay for time management! Lol. Oh yeah. . .and my house is clean! Woot!
So I'll leave some other goodies for another day, but for now - have a happy weekend!
xo

7 comments:

Lilith said...

great pages!
I also love corey's work, I can't stop flipping through the book !

Jenneke said...

WOW, you made some gorgeous projects!!
Thanks for sharing that great blog you found, I love her work!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
XXXJenneke

deana said...

I am lovin' your art work! And that LO is just the sweetest, girliest, cutest LO ever! :-)

Elaine said...

omg i can't tell you enough how much i needed that site! It's positively brilliant. Her work is JUST the type of work I'm trying to accomplish.

THANK YOU AMBER!!!
<3

chinamommy said...

i love your blog & am always inspired by your whimsy!!
~misschell

Euphoria said...

Sweet Layouts!!

that blog is so rad! thx for sharing!

Danielle said...

OW! adding paper/fabric to art is such a genius idea! i think i remember that decor 8 post. You did a fab job with the boat pic! and i love the artwork in this post. Very inspiring. Love your blog! :-)

danielle thompson