Aug 20, 2013

Collage Journal, part 2

Well, I had every intention of coming back last week and posting these photos.... but it was my birthday and Peter surprised me with a new coffee table for my reading room (not really a surprise since I had already picked it out, but he did pay for it and that counts in my book!) And a new coffee table meant rearranging furniture and moving some wall art, which then lead to a massive deep cleaning of the entire house. Funny how that works! So here we are, Tuesday evening :) 

 I worked on these pages the week before we went up to Oregon. I ended up really liking that vintage bird book I found in Vacaville, and decided to keep up with the theme through these pages as well. I have probably one more collection of photos to share, but we'll start with these for now (plus, I need to finish up dinner!) Thanks for looking!!


Aug 14, 2013

Wednesday's quote

While I sit here patiently (sorta) waiting for msn to sort out the email issues this morning, I figured I'd post a quick photo/quote. On our way up to Oregon last month we passed by a few hot air balloons that were descending for the day, which made for some great closeups! It's always fun to photograph something out of the ordinary!  

Today I will edit photos, clean up my craft room and prepare a few things for the etsy shop. With the kids back in school I'm still trying to figure out a good schedule for myself, haven't quite gotten back into the swing of things just yet. Blame it on the month long vacation or our ridiculously hot summer days but I need to get moving on the mommy-school-schedule again! 

Here's to half way through the week - already! 

Aug 12, 2013

a quick getaway

You know that old saying "I need a vacation from my vacation?" Well this summer, I decided that was indeed what I was going to make happen and 2 days after we returned from a 3 and a half week vacation, I packed up another rental car and Peter and I headed out to Pinetop, Arizona. For one weekend we gladly traded our flat desert horizon for layered mountains, tall saguaro cactus for towering pines and dusty tumble weeds for fields of dainty wildflowers. 

Since Peter had scheduled a whole day of fishing it left me with a whole day to visit a few antique stores, watch a couple of dvds and wander the nearby forest, and like clockwork, each afternoon was marked by a spectacular thunder & lighting storm followed by a few hours of rain. After the storms roll through if you time it just right, the forests are backlit with the most amazing glowing yellow light... 3 days of clouds and thunderstorms - the weekend couldn't have been more perfect!

This was the view from our back patio, I kept peeking out hoping to see deer walk through!  

Next up on my to-do list? All of those vacation photos from California and Oregon, there are so many, which isn't a bad thing but a very tedious process when it comes to editing! 

Hope you have a wonderful Monday and a good start to the week!