31 July 2010

C E L E B R A T I ON .

W H A T 'S . T HE . C O M M O N . LIN E . B E T W EE N . E X A CT LY ...
1 W E E K A G O . ( x 2 )
1 YE A R  A G O .
1 Y E A R. 11 MON TH S . & 15 D AY S . A GO .
1 Y E A R. 11 M O N TH S . & 2 2 D A Y S . A GO ?!
(CLUE: 
S OM ETH IN G . I . A B SO LUT EL Y . OH . S O . MU CH . A D O RE!)


ANSWER: W E D D I N G S !!!


1 W E E K A G O . = JES + PHIL & ALAN + DANIELLE
1 YE A R  A G O . = KRI ST IN + RJ
1 Y E A R. 11 MON TH S . & 15 D AY S . A GO . = LAURA + MIKE
1 Y E A R. 11 M O N TH S . & 2 2 D A Y S . A GO. = M E + R Y AN !!!


YAY. GO AHEAD & SIGH THAT SWEET SIGH WHEN EITHER THINKING ABOUT YOUR VERY OWN .B I G . D A Y. OR DREAMING OF IT & LET ME SHARE WITH YOU SOME WEDDED GOODNESS :)


SO, AS WONDERFUL AS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE PRECIOUS DAYS, I WANTED TO SHARE SOME SWEET SHOTS FROM THE BIG DAY OF MY LOVELY COLLEGE BESTIE, JESSICA. B O A R D. (NOW RYDNING...RID-NING...LIKE THAT)


WHILE RYAN WAS HAVING FUN @ THE WEDDING PARTY OF ALAN + DANIELLE, I WAS ABLE TO PARTY IT UP WITH JES + PHIL IN THE COUNTRY FIELDS OF GOOD OLE WISCONSIN FOR THEIR OUTDOOR CEREMONY . + . THEIR BLUEGRASS RECEPTION IN 
(DA. DA . DADA!)
A . G O R G E OU S . W HI TE . BA RN !


SO INSTEAD OF JUST GUSHING ABOUT THE BIG BLOSSOMED SUNFLOWERS, THE VINTAGE BLUE BALL MASON JARS, THE WHIMSICAL HANDMADE PIN WHEELS, THE DREAMY LACE WEDDING GOWN, THE GREEN GRASS, BLUE SKIES, BLUEGRASS BAND, ROSES AND PEONIES, BEER + WINE, BOYS IN SUSPENDERS & BLACK STRAW BRIMMED HATS.............I'LL JUST SHOW SOME OF MY . PH O T O S . FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY .T H A T  . I  . L O V E . 
A . O B V I OU S L Y . P E R F E C T. D A Y .

S A S S Y . B RI DE . TO . B  E . 
C U T E S T. NA P K IN S ?! Y E S . 

J U S T .  A . L I TT L E.  P A R A SO L. I .  L O V ED . (@ HA I R . S AL ON )

B O OK S . I N . W AI TIN G-T O - GE  T- HI T C H E D . R O O M.
B E A -UT I F UL . W E D G E S  .
A L L . S  MIL ES . 
T H E  . B AR N !
 C A K E . F L OW E R S. MA T CH IN G . T H E . B OU Q U E T S .
P IN W HE E  L S!
H AP PY . HA P PY . S UN FL O WER S. 
P H I L + I . A D DE D. A . B I T. O . B EAU TY . TO . T HE . BA R .
T H E . R Y D N IN G S . .....(S I GH . ) E N C HA N TI  NG . 
A . C U TE . NE S TI NG . O WL . @ . TH E . R E C EP TIO N.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT, FOLKS. A HAPPY DAY, INDEED :) 
BE SURE TO CELEBRATE . S O M ETH IN G . THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY !

30 July 2010

W OU L D . Y OU . R A T H E R . ..

F O R .  Y O U .
A DAY OF DECISION.....
I AM A COUNTRY GIRL @ HEART I BELIEVE & I TRULY HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE 
L O V E   F O R   C H E V Y S , 
SPECIFICALLY CHEVY T R U C K S , 
SPECIFICALLY O L D E R CHEVY TRUCKS, 
SPECIFICALLY 
Y E L L O W .
SO YESTERDAY I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND I PASSED A BENTLEY ROLLS ROYCE ON THE ROAD. I QUICKLY PASSED IT, AS WE DO HAVE A LIMIT ON OUR AUTO ACCIDENT INSURANCE & I DON'T HAVE THE BEST DRIVING RECORD E V E R , BUT I DID NOTICE ALL OF THE L O V E L Y INTERIOR LUXURIES OF THE BEAUTY. 
I KNOW THEY ARE NICE WHEELS TO CRUISE IN, BUT I GOT TO THINKING...


W O U L D . I . R A TH E R ....


DRIVE A .B E N T L E Y. 




             


         OR A .C H E V Y. ?!


IN THIS POST, I'VE ACTUALLY NARROWED IT DOWN IN THE PHOTOS & PRETENDED THAT THE BENTLEY I SAW WAS ACTUALLY A CONVERTIBLE...NOT TRUE, BUT MAKES IT HARDER TO CHOOSE BETWEEN, BECAUSE WHO WOULD N O T . L O V E. TO BE IN A CONVERTIBLE IN THE SUMMATIME?!?!
BUT WHO WOULD N O T . L O V E . DRIVING A CLASSIC TRUCK AROUND, AN AMERICAN REVOLUTION, ABLE TO HAUL ANY GOODIES YOU FIND, OR FRIENDS IN THE BACK, OR LAY OUT ON THE TRUCK BED @ NIGHT UNDER THE STARRY SUMMATIME SKY?!?!


HARD DECISION, RIGHT. 
SO . ...


P R O S . T O . T H E . BE N T L E Y .
- AS STATED ABOVE, OBVIOUSLY, YOU WOULD LOVE DRIVING 
  TOP DOWN IN THE SUMMER TIME!
- YOUR CAR COULD BE WORTH MORE THAN MY ..... L I F E .
- YOU COULD FEEL IMPORTANT?! 
- YOU COULD PICK A CUTE COLOR LIKE THIS BABY BLUE ONE  
  ABOVE....
- PEOPLE MAY BE LESS APT TO TAILGATE YOU                 
- THE BENTLEY LOGO JUST LOOKS . C L A S S Y . RIGHT?
                      

P R O S . T O . T H E . C H E V Y .

- AS ALSO STATED ABOVE, IT'S AN AMERICAN . R E V O L U T I O N .
- YOU COULD BRING IT TO COLLECTOR'S SHOWS IF YOU REALLY WANTED.
 - IT'S OBVIOUSLY VINTAGE & WHO DOESN'T L O V E THAT?
- IT'S .Y E L L O W.
- IT STILL IS A CLASSIC.
- YOU CAN HAUL PEOPLE OR HEAVY THINGS ALL OVER THE PLACE!                        
                      - YOU CAN USE THE TRUCK BED ON STARRY SUMMATIME NIGHTS. 
                      - YOU CAN DRIVE IT IN A HICKTOWN AND NOT FEEL.....S T R A N G E .      
                      - YOU CAN TOTALLY THROW A TAILGATE PARTY OFF YOUR TRUCK BED. 
                        {SPEAKING OF TAILGATE, PEOPLE MAY STILL TAILGATE YOU, ONLY IN ORDER TO TAKE A BETTER LOOK @ YOUR HOT TRUCK!}           
                      - IT WAS MADE TO SING COUNTRY MUSIC IN!           
                                                          - IT HAS A CLASSY LOGO AS WELL.....
A N D . I N . O N E . L A S T . A T T E M P T .
T O . M A K E . O B V I OU S . M Y . C HO I C E....


CAN A BENTLEY DO THIS?!
CAN I SAY ... BBQ? DANCE PARTY?! WEDDING?!






S O . W H A T . D O . Y OU . S A Y ?!


W H I CH . W O U  L D . Y O U . R A T H ER .... ? !

29 July 2010

T H IN G S . I . L O V E.

{ NOTE TO READER: POSTS WILL N O T ALWAYS
BE THIS LONG. THIS IS TRULY A REVELATION }


SO I HAD DECIDED THAT THURSDAYS WOULD BE AN ESPECIALLY WONDERFUL DAY TO THINK OF SPECIFIC THINGS THAT I . L O V E . 
LIKE THINGS-I-LOVE-THURSDAY OR SOMETHING CATCHY LIKE THAT 
{CLEARLY, I AM A TEACHER BY TRADE}...


WELL, TODAY WAS STARTING OUT THAT "I LOVE WILDFLOWERS" BECAUSE I REALLY DO.
A NEIGHBOR OF OURS HAS A YARD FULL OF WILDFLOWERS, WHICH AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR LOOKS LIKE ONE LARGE SCARY BUSH OF A YARD. AND SOMETIMES IT GETS SCARIER WHEN HE SERIOUSLY DECIDES TO WEED IN HIS WHITEY TIGHTIES :S
{SIDENOTE: AS I WAS MAKING SURE I SPELLED THAT CORRECTLY, GOOGLE DECIDED TO POP UP A LITTLE WHITEY TIGHTY BLOG FOR DUDES THAT REALLY, TRULY EXISTS.  I WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE BLOG ADDRESS BECAUSE IT IS SO... NOT THING-I-LOVE-THURSDAY WORTHY}
BUT...AMAZINGLY ENOUGH, ONCE JUNE ROLLS AROUND AND ALL OF HIS BLOSSOMS HAVE BLOOMED, HIS LARGE SCARY BUSH...YARD IS B E A U T I F U L .
TRULY WHIMSICAL.
LIKE PURPOSE FLOWERS FLOWING HERE, ORANGE AND GOLD FLOWERS GROWING THERE...AMAZING.
KIND OF LIKE THIS...


S A S K A T C H E W A N   W I L D F L O W E R   M U R A  L
B Y   H E L E N   L U C A S 
BACK TO ME. S T A R T I N G . O U T . WRITING ABOUT LOVING 
W I L D F L O W E R S .

TURNS OUT, AS I WAS ABOUT TO POST THAT, I HEARD THOSE 4 LOVELY WORDS FROM MY LOVELY HUSBAND
"KAYLA...YOU'VE GOT MAIL!"
{JUST LIKE THE MOVIE. THAT WOULD BE A TANGENT TO YET ANOTHER THING I LOVE- WHICH, FROM NOW ON, M O R E THINGS I LOVE WILL JUST BE WRITTEN IN BOLD}
AND I RAN TO THE DOOR AND THERE IT WAS, SITTING ON THE DOOR STEP.
NOW, IT DID NOT LOOK LIKE THIS ONE, AS WAS FEATURED ON CUTEPACKAGING.BLOGSPOT.COM,

C U T E S T   T H I N G   E V E R ? ! 
BUT IT DID LOOK LIKE THIS...

M Y   D O O R W A Y 
AND I WAS . H A P P Y . NONETHELESS.
NOW, THE FINAL POINT OF THIS POST IS NOT THAT THINGS-I-LOVE-THURSDAY WILL BE ABOUT PACKAGES IN THE MAIL {WHICH DUE TO BOLD PRINT, TELLS YOU I . D O . 
A B S O L U T E L Y . LOVE IT TOO}, BUT IT ALL ACTUALLY BOILS DOWN TO THIS...

I . L O V E . R U B B E R . S T A M P S . 
:)



RUBBER STAMPS?! WHERE DID RUBBER STAMPS COME FROM?! 
WELL, A RUBBER STAMP WAS TOTALLY IN MY PACKAGE!!! YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ORDER SOME THINGS & YOU GET IT AND ARE SO EXCITED, BUT THEN YOU OPEN IT UP AND REMEMBER THAT YOU ALSO ORDERED EVEN MORE THINGS?!

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED! I THOUGHT I WAS JUST GETTING BUSINESS CARDS AND RETURN LABELS FROM VISTAPRINT...NO, NO, I ALSO HAD ORDERED {MOST THINGS WERE PROMOTIONALLY FREE}A MOUSE PAD AND A 
R U B B E R . S T A M P !

I LOVE RUBBER STAMPS. I LOVE WHEN THEY HAVE NEAT DESIGNS. I LOVE WHEN YOU CAN JUST WHACK A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT SAYS YOUR NAME ON IT, I LOVE WHEN YOU CAN MOVE THE LITTLE DIALS AND MAKE TODAY'S DATE LIKE A LIBRARIAN. AND I LOVE WHEN THEY LOOK LIKE THIS LITTLE SET FROM INHABITOTS.COM.....
{IT SAID IT IS A MODERN GREEN DESIGN FOR KIDS & BABIES, BUT I DO NOT KNOW MANY BABIES WHO LOVE TO STAMP & I DO KNOW A 24 YEAR OLD WHO DOES...}

A G A I N .  F O R  C H I L D R E N ?!  O R  F O R  A D U L T S  L I K E  M E ?!
I   A L S O   T H I N K   T H E Y   S H O U L D   S T A R T   M A R K E T I N G  
T H E S E   S E T S   W I T H   C I T Y S C A P E S   O F   D E N V E R .  R I G H T ?!
AND THAT IS WHERE TODAY'S STORY LEADS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY WHERE IT ENDS.BECAUSE AS I WAS OPENING THE BAG TO MY RUBBER STAMP, A WHOLE TRIFOLD PAMPHLET OF "GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS" {IN GENERAL, NOT SOMETHING I LOVE} FELL OUT OF THE BAG AS WELL AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF "WHO WOULD REALLY NEED GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A RUBBER STAMP?!"
SPOKE TOO EARLY. {ANOTHER SOMETHING, IN GENERAL, I DON'T LOVE}
I HAD OPENED THE INSTRUCTIONS IN ORDER TO SCOFF AT THEM, BUT THEN REALIZED FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT I APPARENTLY WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE 2 PIECES OF THE RUBBER STAMP SEPARATELY, THAT I NEEDED TO PUT TOGETHER, BEFORE THE STAMP WOULD WORK- AND I DIDN'T SEE THOSE PIECES ANYWHERE! YOU KNOW, THE PIECE THAT . I S . THE STAMP!? THAT PIECE. 
SO I LOOKED AND LOOKED AND LOOKED BECAUSE WHAT GOOD IS A RUBBER STAMP THAT DOESN'T STAMP?!
I LOOKED UNDER MY CHAIR, UNDER ME, IN MY DOG'S MOUTH. NOTHING.
AND I FINALLY FOUND IT- A TEENY TINY LITTER RUBBER RECTANGLE, TANGLED IN A BAG THAT I HAD EAGERLY THROWN ACROSS THE ROOM IN MY PACKAGE EXCITEMENT! 
AND SO I STUCK THAT RUBBER STAMP ON THE RUBBER STAMP BASE I HAD, AND I MARVELED AT IT. 
AND STAMPED ALOT. 

AND THEN I REALIZED THERE HAD BEEN YET ANOTHER STEP IN THE GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, INVOLVING A LITTLE PAPER TO INSERT ON THE TOP SO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS YOU ARE STAMPING WHEN YOU GO TO DO IT...
AND MUCH TO MY DISMAY, I HAD TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS TO REALIZE THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF WHITE PAPER- LOOKED LIKE GARBAGE!- THAT I WAS SUPPOSE TO STAMP ONCE- TESTING...- AND THEN USE THAT FOR THE TOP OF THE STAMP. 
SO....IN ALL THIS......TODAY, THINGS-I-LOVE-THURSDAY, I L O V E ...
R U B B E R . S T A M P S . 

D E F I N E . W H I M S Y . 
AND 
G E N E R A L . I N S T R U C T I O N S . {IN 8 LANGUAGES!}



W HA T   D O   Y O U   L O VE ?!

26 July 2010

OH. SO. TREASURED . T R E A S U R I E S .


A N D . B O OM .

(S O . G L A D. P EOP L E. L O V E. T H I S. C A KE S T A N D ! I T 'S . M Y. F A V E ! )

ETSY TREASURIES ARE COLLECTIONS OF ETSY ITEMS SELLERS/SHOPPERS HAVE FOUND AND PUT TOGETHER ALONG THE LINES OF A CERTAIN THEME....
THE ONE TREASURY THIS SWEET CAKE STAND IS FEATURED IN IS CALLED

S U M M E R . F U N . W I TH . A U T U MN . C O L O R S .

AND THE OTHER IS

M E D I T E R R A N E A N . C O L O RS .

I AM AVIDLY COUNTING THE TREASURIES THAT HAVE SWEETLY DECIDED TO TAG ON ONE OF MY LITTLE CREATIONS, AND I B ELIEVE THE COUNT IS UP TO .....6?!

I PROBABLY SHALL CONTINUE TO BE A WEE BIT # OBSESSED UNTIL THIS WHOLE DEAL STARTS TAKING OFF A LITTLE MORE- HAHA ..... SO SOON MY EXCITED COMMENTS TO RYAN WON'T SIMPLY BE...

"I HAVE 41 PEOPLE WHO LIKE MY FACEBOOK W H IM S Y . L OU . SITE!"

"I HAVE A TOTAL OF 2 WHOPPING SALES ON MY ETSY, RYAN!"

"THIS IS MY 6TH TREASURY ITEM, YOU KNOW!"

"I (STILL) HAVE ..........ZERO.........BLOGGING FOLLOWERS!" :S

BUT THAT'S WHERE I AM AS OF NOW.....NUMBERS, NUMBERS, BUT ALL THE WHILE, HAVING SO MUCH FUN WITH THIS ALL :)

20 July 2010

S U M M E R . S U N D A Y . B O U T I Q U E - COMING UP SOON :)

S O, S O , S O .....

COMING UP SO SO SOON IS A SUMMER SUNDAY BOUTIQUE!
MY SWEET FRIEND EMILY AND HER SWEET FRIEND KARA HAVE BEEN PUTTING THESE TOGETHER, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS & CRAFTERS & ETSY-ERS, A FEW DIFFERENT TIMES NOW.
THE BOUTIQUES ARE ALWAYS FULL OF PRETTY LITTLE ACCESSORIES, SWEET LITTLE NOTECARDS, GARLAND, VINTAGE, GIFTS, MUSIC, FOOD, DRINKS.....ALL OF WHICH ARE WONDERFUL :)
I JUST KNOW THAT EVERYONE THERE WOULD LOVE TO SEE . Y O U . THERE TOO FOR A TRULY LOVELY TIME BROWSING, WISHING, BUYING, HOPING, EATING, CHIT CHATTING, LAUGHING, & LOVING :)

S E E . Y O U . T H E N .
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