Do you remember last week when I said it was wistful? This week was crappy. I'm not going to sugar coat it. Work was extremely stressful, the weather was too hot/too cold, and I had to get an emergency root canal yesterday. (Which means Mon-Thursday I was in excruciating pain.) Luckily, today I had an out-of-office meeting in a town by the lakeshore 2 hours away from home. My intern drove and I got to just enjoy the sunshine. To top it off, the meeting went well. Tomorrow is thrift stores and rummage sales, and Sunday is a VW Classic Beetle meet up with my hubby. So, looks like the week is ending strong. Along the way I've collected a truly random Fave 5. I hope you enjoy!
I warned you these would be pretty random. I know I never envisioned choosing a craft-less Fave for this series, but it just happened. This little fella (bless him wherever he is) makes me smile. Even now as my pain meds are wearing off and my mouth is throbbing, he makes me feel happy. I forget about all the things I need to do tonight, or what will await me in the office on Monday. This little fella just IS. In this photo, this one frozen moment in time he is infectiously happy. I'll have what he's having!
Who hasn't heard the phrase "I'm bored" a million times over summer, winter, spring vacations? Not to mention weeknights and rainy days. This is SUCH a great idea- but Nicole took it a step further with the LOVELY printables on tongue depressers! They're easy to pull out, put back and reuse. Not to mention that add that crafty-chic flair that paper just won't do. I also imagine a similar idea for conversation starters at a party!
So, my mom loves lilacs. Did I say loves? What I should have said was CRAZY OBSESSED WITH lilacs. Like, spend 2 hours driving around finding lots/houses/ditches/graveyards to steal lilacs from. Like, there aren't enough glasses/jars in the house to hold all of the lilacs that are picked. Voila! Problem solved! This sweet vase looks SUPER easy and the results are stunning! And, using my Silhouette Cameo I might even be able to do it with a lilac type flower pattern!
So, this one is very cool. I've actually got a 2-pack of canvases laying around that I picked up on sale with a coupon. I just haven't done anything with them yet. This easy silhouette with contact paper seems to be a great plan! I used to use the clear contact paper in University to mask off areas for fine-art paintings because you can see through it and trim out only the areas you want. Aimee takes the same idea but applies it to this great two toned graphic art piece. I have to say, I really love the results she got!
This one is a throw back from 2011- but surfaced again in Pinterest this week. First off, I LOVE the old-type circus sign/ playbill cover typography thing. This poster is right on the money for me. Maybe not my mom though, as she as..."finer" tastes. =D I do love the semi-sarcastic phrase too- something about just made me gravitate, and that's how things end up in the Fave 5! =D
Thank you everyone for visiting, and I hope you had a better week than I did- and that they just get EVEN BETTER! Oh! And grab a button to show off!