Monday, June 15, 2009


Good Morning,

As evident by the lack of updating, the inspiration around here has been pretty lacking. I think between the insane amount of stuff happening this time of year and being sick (I had a doozy of a cold) there just hasn't been too much going on. In fact, the daily grind was starting to get to be a bit much. However, I'm happy to report I have received the shot in the arm I apparently needed.

Even though I haven't been blogging, my morning ritual includes checking out the other blogs hoping that something will inspire me to get up and get going. The common theme these days was the annual pilgrimage to the big Farm Chicks show in Spokane a couple of weekends ago. While I consider myself a pretty die hard "thrifter" I had never been "junkin'". So when Timi shot me an email about the Funky Junk Sisters show that was just down the hill from in me in good old Puyallup, I thought what the heck. Not only would I get a chance to finally meet Timi and Laura, but I thought I might find a little inspiration along the way.

My mom and I headed down there and we the best time. We hooked up with Timi and Laura who are exactly like I thought they would be, a total hoot, and started shopping. I've been reading their blogs forever and was so glad to finally meet them. (Who knew blogging would hook me up with such great folks) There was so much neat stuff. The folks that do these shows are so creative. How they can took at something and see the beauty in it is really amazing. I found myself just walking around thinking, "wow, how simple, but oh soooo fun". My favorite "trash to treasure" was using old knives as plant markers. Simple, fun and a project that takes 30 seconds which is very important to someone like me with horrible crafter ADD.

Walking around all the displays really made me want to go home, give my house a good cleaning and start looking at what I already had to transform into some kind of treasure. Last weekend while gsaling I found a desk that would be great for Sam's room. After seeing all the cute ideas, I'm totally inspired to finally get it finished. Not only is Sam's room on the top of the "to do" list, I'm inspired to look at the other rooms in my house. I am so craving "light, airy and uncluttered". It will be a big job, but worth it in the end.

Well, the laundry is needing to be put into the dryer. The only drawback to a fun packed weekend is that it is everything piles up and waits for you. Luckily, there isn't anything going on until tonight and the weather is nice and cool. A perfect day to work on the house.



Saturday, June 6, 2009

Garage Saling

Today is the big Heritage Park garage sale. I'm excited. It can be a pretty big sale and last year I scored my hutch for only 40 bucks. This year I'm not on the look out for anything particular (always dangerous) but I'm sure I will find something. The only draw back to this sale is that a lot of my friends live in this neighborhood and sometimes I feel funny digging through their stuff. It also makes it hard to haggle,on the other hand, sometimes I get the "just take it". I know that when I have a sale, if a friend shows up I tell them to just take what they want. There are a couple of other big sales around here so I'm hoping the hunting is good.
I'll let you know if I find anything good :0)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hello...Is there anybody out there?

Instead of Pink Floyd, how about some pink peonies. My peonies are aobut to burst and I can't wait. They are such a pretty flower. I just love them.
I can't believe it is already June. Where did May go. It was a blur I tell you. After I got back from my WONDERFUL trip to AZ, it seemed to be non-stop stuff. Usually May drags on and on, but not this year. Hopefully June will be a little more slow going. So far things are looking good.
Here in the Great Northwest we are going on 2 weeks of sun. That never happens and it is in the 80's today (again, rarely happens) I think today will the day that the news stops reporting "fantastic weather" and focus on when will "Heatwave 09" end. We have very slow news days around here apparently.
Hope it is sunny wherever you are!!
Happy Tuesday Y'all.