Holding on to the last days of summer.
soon this grass will be covered with colorful leaves, and then the snow...
we're trying to breathe in every last beautiful day while it lasts!!!
Since I have WAY TOO MANY pictures to upload and blog about, I am going to give you an inspirational post. I also have MANY new sites to add to my links list as I have found many great new bloggers this summer that are full of fresh style and *inspiration* (sorry if I use that word too much!)
To start, are you all aware of the FABULOUS ARTFUL BLOGGER magazine out there by Stampington?I am fortunate enough to get out of the house an occasional evening to our local Barnes & Noble, grab a cuppa something hot at the Starbucks and DEVOUR this magazine. Though it would be worth it, I have yet to drop the $15 for a copy. I usually have my *inspiration journal* handy and write down all the bloggy-sites that are feautured and check them out at home.
NEXT, I hope you all have heard of ETSY!!! Their slogan is: YOUR PLACE TO BUY AND SELL ALL THINGS HANDMADE. I found this out about a year ago and I just LOVE IT!!! I always can find oodles of *inspiration* (hey, there's that word again!) and everything is handmade! Now, I know what some of you are thinking: white, frilly doilies, nubby knitted blankets, yarn dolls with button legs, etc. But I promise, this site holds endless variety of some of the coolest stuff out there! And on this note, they are currently holding a contest that YOU can vote in.
So all you MOMS out there, listen up! Because there is a prize, that's right, a CASH PRIZE involved here!!!! It's the "HANDMADE KIDS SWEEPSTAKES" You can vote in each of the 7 categories which include: furniture, toys, home decor, eco-friendly, clothing, accessories, & art. By voting, you could become one of the 14 prize-winners of $350 buckaroo shopping spree at Etsy!!!! (contest ends SEPT. 8th!!!)
2 of my (many) favorites:
this is my current project (i.e. headache, nightmare...call it what you like). this was our old dining room nook, then john's study after jack stole his upstairs office, and as you can see, most recently our catch-all. it wasn't always this bad. we had to get rid of a huge corner desk that went to john's dad's church office and this was the result...it all got dumped. literally! this will be our little learning center for drew's school. did i mention I'm homeschooling? another post for another time! We're also gathering all our *junk* for a late summer (HUGE) tag sale here?? Yeah. So much is going, going, GONE!!! It feels sooo good!
Hope this has left you a little bit more inspired!