Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Lovin'

What do I love this summer? Well, I guess it's technically spring, but with 90 degree days it feels a lot like summer...

I love all the birds chirping that wake me up in the morning. They sing all day, too, as I've noticed now that I work from home and have a "corner office with a view"!

I love how when the sun hits my office at the end of the house, it reflects off the orange walls and gives a pretty glow to our entire hallway as if there were a light on.

I love how I find myself suddenly motivated to do things again... and then how suddenly distracted I get by other things.

I love how ice cream and fresh fruit begin to taste so much better.

I love that we begin to have family and friends back over again, to enjoy BBQ's and talk until the sun goes down.

I love walking around barefoot, even though I'm sure that it probably makes my podiatrist and orthopedic doctors cringe.

Life in chronic pain is not always easy, but sometimes I just have to remind myself of the things that I love.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Local Favorites Friday

Today I decided to use the "Shop Local" option on Etsy to see what others in my area were selling. I found some really great shops!

First, I found this fun shop called Logically Liz. It contains some vintage, jewelry and knit/crochet items. My favorite item was this fun halter top:

Next, I headed over to Blues Bunny Bling. Look at these adorable booties that I found! :

My third stop was at My Joy (aka Quiltmaker2006). I love that she makes these great purses out of military uniforms:

I finished up by stopping at Bradys Bits. She has a lot of great cards, especially for teachers. I liked this best:

If you haven't already, I really recommend giving "Shop Local" a try! You might find some great artists in your own neighborhood.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sneak Attack Today!!

I am sponsoring my second Sneak Attack today!! :) Come join in the fun and see what it is all about. You can visit us on this thread.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Time for another Facelift!

Spring is FINALLY in the air here in Nebraska, so I felt it was time for a blog facelift!! This background really made me think of spring and summer... and about all the yardwork I am behind on!

What things remind you of spring?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Favorites Friday

I haven't done this in a while and it is long overdue - time to share my favorites with all my followers!! :)

I have a TON of favorites on Etsy, mostly because I love handmade items but am always broke. ;)

Here are a few that I'd like to share with you today, in a kitty theme:

For those of you who are always losing their keys:

For those of you who might have dirty paws:

And for those of you who have a lot of birds outside:

Enjoy!! :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sneak Attack Today!!!

I know I talk a lot about Sneak Attacks, but that's because they are so important to me! :) They encourage new Etsy shops, provide some Etsy-stimulus, and give you a reason to shop, knowing that it matters! :)

You can find out all about Sneak Attacks and much more by clicking here. You can also join us in this thread today.

Hope to see you there!!