31 August 2010

WH IM S Y 'S . B A CK . T O . SC H OO L . W AR D RO B E .

S OM E T IM E S . T HIN GS . H APPP EN . LIK E . T HIS . . . 
1. IT TURNS TO FALL & THE WEATHER CHANGES & SCHOOL BEGINS & IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

2. YOU THINK ABOUT THE COLORS & MATERIALS THAT WOULD BE . P E R F E CT . FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR . 

3. YOU IMAGINE & DREAM WHAT SORTS OF FUN FALL OUTFITS & ACCESSORIES YOU CAN PULL OFF THIS YEAR

4. YOU DO I T. WITH THE HELP OF HEAPS OF WOOLY SWEATER DRESSES, COZY CARDIGANS, A PAIR OF TALL BOOTS TO SLIP ON FOR THE NIGHTLY AUTUMN CHILL . . . 

WELL, TONIGHT, W H IM S Y . L OU . PUTS ON ITS NEW LITTLE PEACOAT IN SHADES OF ORANGE, BROWN, GOLDS, MUSTARDS { Y E S ! } . . . & IN THE SH O P PE . A LITTLE SPLASH OF THROUGH.THE.VIEWFINDER & THAT PRETTY PRETTY PINK FOR YOU .
I T . I S . T H AT . TIM E . FO R. S OM ETHIN G.  N E W ! H O O R AY !

CHE C K . I T . OU T ! M O RE . W H IM S Y . L OU . WARDROBE CHANGES TO COME . 
& MO RE . WHIM SY . L OU . I TEM S . TO  . COM E . . . IN CLU DIN G . A . B I T . O F . FA LL . TE A CU P . B AN G LES . THAT . AR E . CON SU  M IN G . M Y . COU N T ERS & L ON G IN G. TO . BE . O N . YOU R . W RI ST ! R I GH T ? !

A L L  . S O . S OON . I . HOP E  . . .  
AL L . T H E . WHI LE , G O O D NI GH T & WE L C OM E . T O . S EP TEM B ER . FR IE ND S  ! 

30 August 2010

W E E K EN D . WH IM S Y .

WI TH . A . F L O OD . O F . S ON G S, AC C  EN T S , & I D EA S, I . C OM E. T O .  YOU . ON . T HIS . MO NDAY . M ON DA Y : ) 

S O . HOW AB OU T. T HAT . WEE K E ND!? 
W A S . IT . W HIM SY ?

IF SO , O R. I F . NO T .... T HI S. I S . S OMET HING . T HAT . I S. . . 



EV EN . T HE . NA M E . SEEM S .W HIM S I C AL : ) 

D ON 'T . Y OU . W ISH . Y OU . W ERE . OVER . T HE . R AIN BO W ? 
E S PE C IA LL Y. D OU BL E. D I PP E D ?! 
W HAT . A . WA Y . T O . S PE N D. A . MON DAY , R IGHT !?






M M M . L O V E.  I T . 
I TH IN K . T H ERES . J UST . SO MET HI N G. A BOU T. T HOSE . LI GHT . PA ST EL . CREA M S I C AL . K IN D . O F . CO L O R S . TH AT . M A KES .  YOU R.  HEA R T. SW OO N . JU ST . A .  BI T . 
T H ERE S. A  NOT HER . G A L, FELL O W . E T SY AN . TH AT . I'LL . L ET .  Y OU . M EET . SOO N - S A W. H ER . S TU FF . T O DAY - L O V E. I T !
A ND . I T S .  THI S. G AL . TO .  W HICH . I . AM . P ER SON ALL Y . WRI TI NG . T HIS . B L OG. IN . A . B R IT I SH . A CC ENT . R IG HT .  NO W : ) W HIM SI C AL, H U H ?

SO , Y ES . I . KN OW . I . F EE L . LI K E . M Y . B L OG S . H A VE . G O TTE N . A BI T . D U LL . SIN C E. T HIS . W HO L E . THIN G . CA LL ED . A . C A R E E R . BE GA N . AG AIN . U GH . 
S O . A PO L O G IES - B U T . DON 'T .  YO U . W O RR Y - ONE . OF . OUR . 5 0  BI LL I ON . D AY S . OF F . OF  .S CH OO L. I S . C OM  IN G . UP & HOPE FULL Y . I 'LL . H AVE  . SO MET HIN . RE A L . SH N AZZ Y . T O . S HO W. Y OU . 
S O . T AH . T AH . F O R   NOW  : ) 

28 August 2010


E N JO Y . T O DA Y . 
& TO M O RR O W.
G O . A H E AD. & M A KE . I T . TH E . H AP PIES T . WE E KE N D
W ITH . WH AT E VE R. I T . I S . YOU' R E . U P . T O .. . 
B A SE B A LL . G AM ES ?
EA T IN G . E N TI R E . BA G S. O F . GU MM Y . BEA R S ?
H APP Y . H OUR S ?
F UN . P ROJ E C T S ?
L UN CH . DA T ES ?
B A RB E QU E, B EE R , & BIR TH D AY CA KE?
F RI EN DS ?
F AMIL Y? 
H ELL O  . WE EK E N D .

26 August 2010

T HIN G S . I . L O V E.

H E LL O . HE LL O ! 
H A PPY . TH U R SD AY . TO Y OU - 
& HA PPY . TH IN GS.I.L OV E.THU R S DAY . AS . WE LL ! 


T HIN G S. I . L O VE :

YES , A REA L . PL A CE . BY . M Y . H OM E.  
A N D. NO , N O T . TH E . HA IR . ST YL  IST . I . G O .T O 

AL TH OU GH . I'M . NO T . S U RE . WH Y . I . DO N'T ....

ACTUALLY, THOU GH , TH E . O TH ER . DA Y . I . D RO VE . BY . & . T HES E . LE TT ERS . W E RE . G ON E . . . M AY BE . THEY 'RE . G ETT IN G . A . N EW . S IG N ! ? 
M AY BE . THE Y . A RE . UP D AT IN G. THE . L OG O ? !
M AY BE . THE Y . A RE . MOV IN G . L OC A TION S ? 
OR . JU S T . PL AIN . CL O S ED . DO WN ? !

I . DON T. H AV E . TH E SE . AN S WER S , BU T . I . L O VE . I T . & G ET . G REA T.  LI TT LE . L AUGH . OU T. O F . I T :)

ADDITIONAL LOVE FOR THURSDAY:
TODAY @ CALENDAR TIME IN MY CLASSROOM, I WAS ASKING MY KIDDIES WHICH DAY TODAY WAS, A DAY THAT STARTED WITH A "TH" SOUND { HE R E ' S . ME . MA K  IN G . TH E . SO UND  . T O . THEM }
ONE OF MY CUTIES EXCITEDLY LOOKS UP @ ME & SCREAMS " S AT U RDAY ! "
THEN GASPS AGAIN & SAYS "SUNDAY"
HIS LITTLE 4 YEAR OLD LISP WAS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN HIS VOICE & AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, "THUNDAY" & "THATURDAY" THOUND ALOT LIKE "THURSDAY" IN A VOICE LIKE THAT . 
H OW . S WEE T. L O V E . I T . 

N O W . G O . FIN D . SO MET HIN G . TO . L O V E : ) 

24 August 2010

I N SP I R AT ION . FO R . A TU ES DAY .


S O . AN  YON E. N E ED . A LIT TLE . 
IN S PI R AT ION . T O DAY  ?  !

{ M E . }
WE LL, H ER E. I S. YOU R.  
{ ON . A . T UES D AY }
S OME . TH IN GS . A RE . JU ST . B E TT ER . A DAY . LA  TER . . . 
L I K E . . . TH I S!
A N D . PI ZZ A . TH E . MO RNIN G. A F TER .

S O . TH ANKS . S O . MU CH . H O RSE S HOE . F OR . TH R OW IN G. S OM E. O F . M Y .A R T . IN . I T ! W O O !
I . WI SH . S O . B AD . I . CO UL D. T AK E. PART . IN . H OR S E SHO E S . UP COM IN G. C RA F T& FL E A . MA R KET . O N . O C TO B ER . 2 N D , BU T . I'L L . B E . IN  . NO R TH . D AK OTA . F OR . M Y. C OU SIN S . WE DD IN G! 

H M . M AY BE . N E XT . TIM E !  HO W . FU N: )

WE L L . I'LL . K E EP . IT . SH O RT . TON IGH T -  H APP Y . T UES DAY  . & .H APP Y . 1 MO N TH . A NN I V ER SAR Y . T O . J ESS I CA & P HIL ( RE MEM BER . TH AT.BEA U TY . O F. A . WEDD IN G ? ! ) ....& AL AN & DAN I E LLE !
M U CH  . L O VE . 

23 August 2010

WE EK END .W HI MS Y.

S O . H APPY . MON DAY . AGA IN ! 
HOP E . I T . WAS . FA B U L OU S! 
M IN E . WA S : )
US UA LLY . I'M . NO T . A BI G . MON DAY . F AN , BUT TOD AY . WA S . NO T . S O . BA D @ AL L !
I N . F A CT, I . T H IN K . I . WAS . CH EER FU L . TH E . WH O L E. DA Y . L ON G! 
AND I'M GETTING MORE BILINGUAL DAY BY DAY, WHICH IS WONDERFUL AS WELL!
I HAVE A LITTLE SWEETHEART IN MY CLASSROOM WHO DOESN'T SPEAK A WORD OF ENGLISH & HAS REALLY ONLY RESPONDED TO ME WITH HEAD NODS & OCCASIONALLY A "NO."
BU T. T O DAY , I . S AI D . SOME THIN G. T O . J O SE . IN . SP AN ISH { I HAVE CHEAT SHEETS ALL OVER MY ROOM @ THIS POINT } & H E . RES PON DED . BA  CK . T O . M E . IN . SP AN ISH ! 
ANNNNNNNNNNND . S MILED . SM IL E D. SM IL ED . FOR THE REST OF THE DAY : ) 
B R E AK T H R OU G H . 
LO V E.  I T! 
AN D . I . W O RE . TH E . E ARR IN G S  . RY . G O T. M E . FO R. OU R . A NN I V ER S AR Y . 
AND . NO W. WE 'RE . H AVIN G. L A S A GN A . FO R . D IN N ER . MMMMMM . 
A N D. I . S OL D . MY . S I CK . MOUNT AIN . BI KE . T O . A . GA L . Y ES TER DAY . S O . I . G ET . TO . BI K E . SH OP . T ON IGH T !
S O , Y ES . A . REA L . G O OD. MON DAY .

B U T, AS . F OR . WEE K END . WH IM SY , I TH OU GH T. I . WO UL D. PO S T . A . PH OT O . OF . MY . L A TE S T. E T S Y . S AL E. . .. . T H E . "S L OW LY- B U T -SU RE LY-F AL L-I S - COM IN G.  B LI S S. " WR EAT H .
F AL L. IS . RE ALL Y . C OM IN G ! SER I OUS. & I . F EE L . I T.  MORE . TH AN . E V ER . NO W . TH A T . S CH OO L . IS . HA PPE N IN G. F OR . R E AL ... A H !
S O . T AK E . A . L OOK - & . H ELL O . F ALL ! { I K NO W . I K N OW . IT S . T ECH NIC ALL Y . A MO  NTH . A WAY . . . B U T . . . }

P .S . ISN 'T . T HI S. FA B RI C. L OVE LY . A S. CA N . BE  ? ! 
W ANN A . GU ES S . W HA T . I T S . F ROM ? ! 
MM M M . K . G U E S S. 

Y ES ! I T . IS . F ROM . A . P AI R. O F .VIN T AG E. CU RTAIN S . OU R . FR I EN DS . RE MOV E D . FR OM . T H E IR . HOU SE. WH EN . THEY . B OU GH T . I T ! C RA ZY ! B U T . COOO  O O O OL . S O  . G LAD . I . SN AT CH ED . THE M : ) 

A N D. F U RT H ER MO RE. . . I F. T HI S . IN S PI RE S .  YO U . T O . H AN G. A . FA LL . WR E ATH . O N . YOU R . D OO R , JU ST  . C ALL . MY . N AM E .

22 August 2010

W INN E R ! WIN N E R ! RI GH T . HER E . . . .

{ TIT LE . COM PLIMEN T S. O F. RY AN . }


SO .  H E RE .  I S . T H E . G I VE AWAY . W IN N ER ! 

TH AN KS . TO . ALL . WH O . EN T ERE D - W E . H AD . 3 2 . LI TT LE . GRE EN . PO ST -I T S . IN . TH E . P OT & OU R . 1 . LUC K Y . G AL . I S . . . . . . . 
D A . 
DA . 

D A . 

D A ! ! ! ! ! !

LU C KY  . M E LI SS A !
I T 'S .  YOU R. N IGH T { O R . D AY . IF . YO U . G ET . TH E .
NE W S . TOM O R R O W! }

AS . F O R. TH E . RES T. O F . Y OU , D O N 'T . Y OU . BE . D I SCO U R AG ED !

T ON I GHT  . WA S .S O . FU N . T O . D RA W . A WIN NER  . T H AT . I . H AVE . NO . D OU BTS . T HERE . W I LL . B E . AN OTH  ER . FU N .  LI TT LE . GI VE AWA Y . V ERY . S OON  
!


S TAY . TU N E D . FR I ENDS & AN . E AR LY . HA  P P Y . MON DAY . T O . Y OU

21 August 2010

C U RI OUS : L YRI C AL . L O VE .

H AP P Y  . S A TUR DAY . FR I EN D S : )
I CER TAIN LY . HO PE . Y OU R . WEE KEN D . I S .ST AR T IN G. OU T .L O VE L Y ! 
FU N . PL AN S . F O R . YO U ? 
I'M . T HIN KIN G . MY . WE EK EN D. MAY . BE . ON E . O F . TH O SE . WE EK EN DS . JU ST . TO . CA T CH . U P . ON . T HIN GS . I . P ROB AB LY . S HOU L D. H AV E . DON E. T HE . PA ST . MON TH  . O R F I VE . & . H AV EN'T : ( 
B UT . A LS O. T HI S . WE E KEN D. I . W ILL . BE . CA P TU RIN G. IM A GE S . O F . BOB 'S . H OU S E . IN . TH E . WO RK S ! W O O ! B U T . . . 
T OD AY = L YRI C AL . L O VE . 
I KN OW . THE . O THER . D AY  . I . SH A RE D. MY . L O VE . OF . C OU R T YA RD . H OU NDS . & . TH EIR . P RE T TY . LI TT LE . GRA P HIC S . BU T . TO DAY . I 'M  . L OV ING . T HE . SO NG " C UR I OU S " BY . HO L L Y. B RO O K . 
J U ST . TA K E. A LI S TE N . WHE N. Y A. C AN . . . 
S UCH . A . S OF T, CA LMIN G . T UN E . W ITH . SO ME . GO  O D. W OR DS .
C U RIO US .

Someone tell me what to do
I feel like i must be a fool
For ending up right back at the start
The things that we don't comprehend
Are laughing at my mind again
I think that i think too hard
And i don't give enough credit to my heart
I'm so
Damn curious to know
And there are too
Many unanswered questions
That we hold onto
I've put my theories to the test
You know i've tried to do my best
But maybe we weren't meant to strike gold
Sometimes things that you ignore
Are all the things i'm looking for
Will i learn to let go
Give into love and listen to my soul
I'm so
Damn curious to know
And there are too
Many unanswered questions
That we hold onto
Portraits of your loved ones
Are more than what you see
All the elements they capture
Are more to you than me
A different dimension we've yet to define
There's a forest to cut through with thorns and vines
There is no reason to try

I'm so
Damn curious to know
And there are too
Many unanswered questions
That we hold onto
Like you . 
H M M . L O V E. I T . HA P P Y. W EE KE ND . 

{ S I DE NO T E } 2 DAY S . L E FT . F OR  . TH E . G I V E AWAY ! T O . EN T ER , C LICK  " J OIN . T HI S. S I TE " ON . TH E . RIGH T . S I D E B AR , J U ST . BE L OW. TH E . HE A DER , THEN C LI CK . H E R E . T O . L EA VE . A . CO MME N T . FOR . AN . E X TR A . E NT R Y & A LSO . T O .  S EE . MO RE . WAY S . Y OU . CA N . G ET . MU LT I PL E. E N T RI ES . IN . TH E . DR AW IN G . FO R . A . WON D E R FU L. G IF T . FR OM . F ER N&S P ROU T. W IN N E R . AN N OU NC E D . MON DAY . . . 

19 August 2010

{ IN . A D DI T ION . }

FURTHERMORE, I LOVE THAT I JUST LOGGED ONTO THE . MA T  OU . EN . PE LU CH E .B L O G & WAS . CRAZ IL Y . IM PR S S ED . U P ON . S EE IN G. T HAT . S H E . HA D . AL RE ADY . B L OGG E D. FOR . FR I DA Y , A UG  U ST . 2  0 TH - A DAY THAT HAS NOT EVEN HAPPENED HERE YET : )
BECAUSE FEELING AHEAD.OF.THE.GAME. IS ALSO SOMETHING TO LOVE
AND I WAS AMAZED. 
AND THEN I REMEMBERED TIME ZONES. NOT LOVED BY ME. BUT REAL NONETHELESS & THE REASON SHE CAN BLOG ABOUT A DAY THAT "HASN'T HAPPENED YET"
COOL : ) MAYBE I SHOULD . L O V E. T IM E . Z ON E S. JU S T . A BI T . M O RE .. .

T HIN G S . I . L O V E : MA T OU.E N .PE LU CHE

M A TOU . E N . PE L U CH E  ? !  YOU S AY . . . 
M M M . DO N'T . EVE N . KNOW . H O W . WE L L . I . CA N . PR ON OU N CE . IT . . . B U T 
I T . IS . MY . "T HIN G S . I . L O VE . THU RS DAY" L O V E .
AHHHH . C AN . YOU . S E E . WH Y ? !
W H Y . I N . TH E . W OR L D. WO UL D . YOU. 
N O T. L O V E. T HI S, RI GH T ?!

SO . BASICALLY, A WHILE AGO I WAS LOOKING FOR TATTOO DESIGNS { MOM . & R Y AN . UM PLEASE . DON 'T . FREA K . } & I STUMBLED UPON THE WORK OF . M AT OU . E N . PE LU  CH E . . . AN ARTIST OUT OF SYDNEY {L O VE . T H AT . CI T Y . TO O ! } WHO DOES AMAZING WORK THAT SIMPLY ENCHANTS ME. 
SOME OF HER WORKS ARE SO SIMPLE . BUT SO . ELEGANT. BUT SO . C L ASS Y . 
A H H H H  . I . J US T . RE AL L Y . L OV E . T H EM . A L L !
SO, I HAD FOUND THIS ARTIST ON ETSY WHILE LOOKING FOR COOL IMAGES & I HAD STARED IN AWE @ HER WORK FOR QUITE SOME TIME  . .  . B UT APPARENTLY AN ARM SLEEVE IS NOT AN OPTION@ THIS TIME { & HER DESIGNS ARE COPYRIGHTED }, SO I HAD TO PEEL MYSELF AWAY FROM HER WEBSITE TO EASE THE PAIN - HA . 
ANYWAY, TODAY I GET A CONVO ON ETSY & I LOOK @ IT & IT IS SIMPLY A LITTLE SMILEY FACE . : ) . LIKE THAT . . . FROM A GAL KNOWN AS DARLING.L.VINTAGE 
WELL, I DO NEED TO SAY THAT I . L O V E . SMILES & JUST THAT ALONE WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME, SO I REPLIED TO HER WITH ANOTHER SMILY FACE & SAID HELLO THEN NOTICED HER PROFILE HAD A BLOG LISTED ON IT . . . 
SO I CHECKED IT . & . W HAT  . DO . Y A . KN OW ? ! 
DARLING.L.VINTAGE. HAD JUST BLOGGED ABOUT .MAT OU . E N . PE LU CH E . !
SO I AM TOTALLY NOT WRITING THIS TO YOU TO COPY WHAT DARLING.L.VINTAGE DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT , BUT I AM SIMPLY TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE TODAY . I . L O VE . . . 
- THAT .DARLING.L.VINTAGE. REMINDED ME OF MY LOVE OF .MAT OU . EN . PE LU CH E .
- THAT . M AT OU . EN . PE L UCH E . IS OUT OF AUSSIE-LAND WHICH I LOVE
- THAT .DARLING.L.VINTAGE. IS A NEW FRIEND OF MINE JUST BECAUSE OF THE WORLD OF INTERNET & ETSY.
- I LOVE THAT .DARLING.L.VINTAGE. HAS A SWEET LITTLE BLOG OF HER OWN & IS OUT OF SPAIN { WHICH , IF  I HAD TO GUESS, I WOULD GUESS I WOULD LOVE }
- WHICH TALKING ABOUT SPAIN REMINDS ME THAT I REALLY LOVE THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. 
- WHICH REMINDS ME THAT I REALLY LOVE MY NEW KIDDOS IN MY CLASSROOM WHO SPEAK SPANISH
- WHICH REMINDS ME THAT I ALSO LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE KIDDIES WHO JOINED ME FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL DAY { WHICH , ACTUALLY, I DO NOT LOVE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL AS MUCH ANYMORE - HA }
- AND SO THAT REMINDS ME THAT I LOVE COMING HOME EACH DAY 
- A N D . I . L O V E. T H AT . A .  L O V E.  OF . ON E . T HIN G . L EA DS . TO  . A .
 L O V E. OF . MA N Y , MAN Y. T HIN G S : ) 

AH H H . SO . G RE AT . SO I WILL END THIS LOVE AFFAIR WITH A FEW MORE OF SAMANTHA'S PRINTS FROM MA T OU . E N . P EL U CH E .- CH E C K . I T . O U T : ) 
L O V E. T HI S. BI R DI E .
I . WOU LD . ON LY . HOP E . IF . I T . WA S . MY . P E T. T HA T . I T'D . L I V E. LON G ER . THAN . MY . F IS H . DO :(
L O V E. G AR D EN S -  Y O U ?! 
MA K E S.  YOU . WA N N A . G ET . OU T . TH E . B I R D . G UI D E & B IN O C UL AR S : ) 
H A P PY . TH U R S DAY ! 
F IN D . S OM ETH IN G. T O . L O V E. T OD AY . F RIE ND S !

{ ALS O . F O R. Y OU . RE A D ER S. F ROM . A . F EW . WE E K S . A G O . . . 
BOB, OUR NEIGHBOR, IS HAVING HIS HOUSE PROJECT START THIS WEEKEND- TOMORROW ACTUALLY...SO THE ROOFERS CALLED RYAN TODAY & TOLD US THAT NOT ONLY ARE THEY : RE-ROOFING HIS HOUSE, RE-ROOFING HIS GARAGE, REPLACING WINDOW SCREENS, REPLACING A DOOR, PUTTING IN NEW CEILINGS & DRYWALL, & PAINTING THE WHOLE PLACE......THEY ARE ALSO RE-CARPETING HIS HOME & ONE OF THE GUYS FROM THE ROOFING PLACE IS DONATING A MICROWAVE FOR BOB & HIS WIFE IS LOOKING @ TRYING TO GET A CLOTHES DRYER DONATED FOR HIM . 
AHHHHHH. SERIOUSLY. WHAT AN AMAZING THING ! I AM TRULY AMAZED @ ALL THAT'S BEEN PROVIDED FOR BOB .  . . STILL LOVING THIS ! }

18 August 2010

O N C E . A G AIN .

SO HERE THIS GIVEAWAY PLUG COMES AGAIN. WAITING & WATCHING FOR YOU TO GET YOUR NAME INTO THE DRAWING :) THE MORE, THE MERRIER. . . @ LEAST THAT'S HOW I THOUGHT IT WENT ! SO JOIN US HERE & WIN SOME A LOVELY FLOWER GARDEN OF GOODNESS FROM F ER N& S P ROU T  . V E RY . S OO N !
I BE LIEVE . T H E . C OU NT D O W N . IS . D O WN . T O . . . 
T H U R S DAY . 
F R I D AY. 
S A TU RDAY . 
S U NDAY . 
= 4  D A Y S .
H OP . A BO AR D !

T H A NK S . L U N D E . F OR . INS PI R IN G . W OR DS  : )
S O . T R UE . . . RI GH T ? !
AL TH OU GH . T H AT . I S . T O T AL L Y . E X A CT LY . C OM PL E T EL Y . ON . T H E . D O T . W HE R E. I . A M : ) 
MY FRIEND LAURA & I WERE JUST TALKING ON OUR WAYS HOME FROM WORK TODAY & WERE LAUGHING @ THE FACT THAT LAURA WORKED 4 YEARS IN SCHOOL TO GET A DESIGN DEGREE & NOW SHE IS WISHING & HOPING FOR & LOVING THE WORLD OF TEACHING SWEET LITTLE KIDDIES. 
MEANWHILE, I WORKED 4 YEARS  IN SCHOOL TO GET AN EDUCATION DEGREE, TO JOIN THE WORLD OF TEACHING SWEET LITTLE KIDDIES & NOW . . .  WHAT DO I WANT TO DO ? !
JUMP RIGHT INTO THAT WORLD OF DESIGN . I THINK. MAYBE ? ! 
HA. MAYBE NOT KNOWING WILL SIMPLY MAKE ME MORE INTERESTING . 
FUNNY LITTLE WORLD, HUH. 

17 August 2010

M M M . T H E . S M E L L S . O F . S CH O O L.

I THINK EVERYONE LOVES THAT IDEA OF FALL.
FRESH SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN THE STORE, SATISFYING THE ORGANIZATIONAL CRAVINGS OF ALL TYPE A PEOPLE SUCH AS MYSELF. 
THE AIR TURNING A LITTLE CRISPER DAY BY DAY. {ALTHOUGH TOMORROW'S FORCASTED @ 96 DEGREES. NOT CRISP I DON'T BELIEVE . . . }
TIME TO PULL OUT THE SWEATERS & HOT COCOA . 
IT'S JUST SOMETHING PEOPLE LOVE. 
AND YES, SCHOOL STARTS THEN & ALL THOSE SWEET SMILEY LITTLE FACES BEHIND BIG BACKPACKS FULL OF THAT FRESH SCHOOL SURPRISE POP OUT TO SAY HELLO TO YOU & THE YEAR STARTS AGAIN.
TONIGHT WAS OUR BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT & I MET MOST OF MY LITTLE KIDDIES - S O . F U N . 
BUT EARLIER TODAY, AS I WAS SETTING UP THE CLASSROOM & STAYING BUSY "THINKING OF THINGS TO DO NEXT" I RAN ACROSS A LITTLE PHOTO SPREAD OF 
B A C K. T O . S CH O O L . C UT E NE S S . 

AND I LOVE IT . AND I LONG FOR THE DAY I CAN HAVE THOSE POLKADOTTED EMBROIDERY HOOPS HANGING ON MY LITTLE BRICK WALL! AND A YUMMY LITTLE BAGLED BREAKFAST ON THE GO. AND COLORFUL BOXES OF PENCILS ALL LINED UP IN A ROW. 
RI GH T ?
WH AT . IN S PIR ES . YOU R . BA C K . T O . S CH O OL. E X C ITE ME N T ? !


P . S . 5 D AY S . T I L . G IV E A W AY ! 
LE A VE  Y OU R. CO M M EN T . NO W  :)
F O L L OWER S , F IN D . A . F R IEN D !

16 August 2010

A . MU S IC A L . M ON DAY .

WH AT . D AY . IS . I T ? 
JU ST . MON D AY ? 
HAHA. MY HEAD IS FULL OF MANY A THINGS GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL TO START, SO UPON GETTING HOME, ON CAME THE PANDORA WITH MANY A SOOTHING MELODIES FOR MY RACING HEAD . . . 
LIKE THE COURTYARD HOUNDS . 
HAVE YOU . HE A RD . THEM ?
LI S T EN , F RI END .
L O VE . T HE M . 
RYAN SOMETIMES TEASES ME FOR MY AMAZING ABILITY TO LISTEN TO THE . SA M E . SONG MAYBE 30 BAZILLION TIMES WITHOUT EVEN BLINKING- IF I LOVE A SONG, I LOVE THE SONG & THERE'S NO REASON TO STOP LISTENING TO IT IN MY MIN D. 
I DO RECALL A DAY WHEN MY COLLEGE ROOMMATE & I HAD DIXIE CHICK'S "NOT READY TO MAKE NICE" ON ITUNES. . . ON REPEAT . . . 
AND NOW, LISTENING TO THE COURTYARD HOUNDS, WITH 2 OF THE 3 "CHICKS," SISTERS EMILY & MARTIE, I COULD REPLAY THEIR SOUNDS JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS : )
AND, I DO NEED TO SAY- THE GRAPHICS ON THEIR NEWEST CD ARE QUITE SOME CANDY FOR THE EYES . 


THE WHIMSY WRITING, SORT OF ENCHANTING IN A MYSTERIOUS, DARKER, WAY . . . THE WRITING STYLE COMPLETELY REMINDS ME OF THE OH.SO.AMAZING.  RI F LE . PA P ER . CO . THAT I DROOL OVER FROM TIME TO TIME . 
S O , H E R E . . . LI S TE N . T O . S OM E . S W E E T. T U NES , G A Z E . O V ER . S OM E . SW EE T . GR APH IC S . & . H A V E. A. M E RR Y . MU SI C A L . M ON D AY . E V EN IN G !


D ON 'T . F OR G ET . T O . J OIN / CO MM E NT / E T SY . SH O P/ G ET . EN T ER ED . O N . T HE . G I VE  A WAY ! 6 DA Y S. L E F T . . . 

15 August 2010

T HE . G I V E A WA Y . I S . HE R E ! L O OK . BE LO W !

O  H M I  G  O  S H !
WHAT A GREAT DAY IT IS :) IT REMINDS ME OF THAT GREAT OLE COUNTRY SONG {WELL, NOT REALLY . T H A T . OLD} "THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAYS..."
I FEEL LIKE I COULD DEFINITELY SING THAT TODAY . 
FIRST OFF, I MET WITH MANDY FROM F ER N & S P RO UT THIS MORNING FOR THE FIRST TIME @ S TE L L A S ON SOUTH PEARL & I LOVE THIS GIRL ! SHE WAS INCREDIBLY SWEET & FRIENDLY, ALONG WITH HER MAN SCOTT, "MR. CHRISTMAS" SO I HEAR :) I REALLY HAD THE MOST DELIGHTFUL TIME WITH THEM . A N D . I WAS ABLE TO PICK OUT THE MOST INCREDIBLE GIVEAWAY ITEM FOR YOU THAT I AM GIVING AWAY ... N O W !
ALSO, WHEN I GOT TO CHURCH {AN H O U R LATE TODAY :S WHO DOES THAT ? !}, RYAN POINTED OUT TO ME A MAN & WOMAN SITTING DOWN BELOW US THAT LOOKED ALOT LIKE OUR PASTOR FROM BACK IN MENOMONIE {BACK IN THE STOUT DAYS} WHO DID OUR PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING STUFF :) LO & BEHOLD, IT . W A S ! THEY ARE DOING SOME TRAINING DOWN IN COLORADO SPRINGS & CAME UP TO DENVER FOR THE DAY BEFORE THEY LEAVE FOR GEORGIA {NOT DOWN SOUTH . . . LIKE, MIDDLE EAST!} FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS ! W HAT . A . SM A L L . W O R LD & SO GOOD TO SEE THEM !
ALSO, I GOT TO TALK TO MY SISTER WHO I . L O V E . & I GOT TO TALK TO MY SISTER IN LAW JULIE & CONGRATULATE HER OFFICIALLY ON THE BABY NEWS! L O V E . I T ! SHE & KYLE JUST GOT TO BREAK THE NEWS TO OUR ALMOST-91-YEAR-OLD GRANDMA LEORA WHO WILL GET THE HONOR OF BEING A GREAT GRANDMOTHER! WHICH GETS ME THINKING THAT MY GRANDPA IS ALREADY A GREAT GRANDPA TO . . . 1 3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ! ABSOLUTELY CRAZY . AND THIS IS THE GRANDPA WHO WAS MARRIED TO MY GRANDMA LOU , FOR WHICH . W H IM S Y . L OU . GETS ITS NAME : ) A H H .
OKAY, SO . . . G I V E A W A Y . W H A T . YOU ' V E . A L L . 
B E E N . W A I T IN G . F O R , R I GH T? !
{D R U M R O L L . P L E A S E . . . }
SO . HE R E . I T . I S . 
IT'S A FLOWER GARDEN HEADBAND FROM F E RN & S PR OU T IN THE LOVELY SUMMER SHADES OF LIGHT BLUE, CYAN, IVORY, AND A BRIGHT BURST OF FLORESCENT YELLOW ADDED IN THE MIX! ABSOLUTELY 
. G O R G E OU S !
AND I THINK IT'D LOOK GREAT ON . YO U R . HEAD , YES, YOURS :)
S O . HE R E . IS . T HE . D EA L . . . ON HOW YOU CAN WIN EITHER THIS WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY FROM MANDY/MIMI DELUXE @ F ER N & S P R OU T .OR . YOU COULD WIN ONE OF MY . W H IM S Y . L OU . NECKLACES FOR MANDY'S GIVEAWAY @ HE R . B L OG.
A JOINT GIVEAWAY OF PRETTY PRETTY GOODS :) & HERE'S HOW {KEEP IN MIND THAT DOING THESE THINGS CAN GET YOU NAME ENTRIES FOR BOTH OF OUR GIVEAWAYS!}   :

1. B E COM E . A . FO L L O W ER . O F . MY . B L OG 
{RIGHT HAND SIDEBAR & LEAVE US A COMMENT THAT YOU BECAME A FOLLOWER!}
= 1 NAME ENTRY

2. B E COM E . A. F O LLO W E R . O F . M I MI 'S .F ER N& SP R OUT . B LOG . 
{A B O VE & LEAVE US A COMMENT THAT YOU BECAME A FOLLOWER!}
= 1 NAME ENTRY

3. G  O. T O . MY . E T SY . SHO P P E . & L E AV E . A . CO MM EN T . H E R E. A BOU T . Y OU R . F A VOR I T E . WH IM S Y . L O U. IT EM 
= 1 NAME ENTRY

4. G  O . T O . F ERN & SPR OUT 'S . E T SY . SHO P P E . & LE A VE. A . CO MM EN T . H E R E . A BOU T . YOU R . F A VOR  IT E . F ER N &S P R OUT . IT EM 
= 1 NAME ENTRY

5. R E F ER . A . F R I EN D ! 
{LET US KNOW WHO YOU GOT TO JOIN & WE'LL ADD B O T H OF YOUR NAMES FOR IT!}
= 1 NAME ENTRY FOR EACH!

Y OU . HA V E . A . W E EK . TO . G E T. Y OU R . NA ME . EN T E R E D !
WE'LL ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 2 2 ND!
B E S T. OF . L U C K : )
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