Sunday, June 14, 2009

~Happy Summer~

The first day of summer is right around the corner, June 21st to be exact.  How ironic…June 21st is also Father’s Day!  What is your favorite thing about the summer season?  What is summer like where you live?

Here in Western Washington summer has been slow approaching.  We have had some nice hot weather in these past few weeks but definitely not enough to say summer is really here.  Today is pretty overcast and a low 60 degrees…a little too cold for shorts! 

My Top 10 Summer Favorites:

1. BBQ’ing – nothing is better than grilling outside, less mess in the kitchen!

2. Relaxing in the sun – catching rays and reading a book, heaven!

3. Wearing flip flops – gotta love no socks, and pretty pedicures

4. Opening windows – letting fresh air in to the house, smells clean

IMG_4609 5. Taking the kitties outside – they are indoor and only go out with supervision

6. Planting flowers – even though I have a small patio I make the best of it

7. Longer days – love when the sun stays out longer, no short winter days here!

8. Feeding hummingbirds – I love watching the hummingbirds swarm the feeder

9. 4th of July – who doesn’t like fireworks?

10.  Taking it outside – bike riding, walking, and playing in the sun

I’ve learned that living in Washington you have to take in every ray of sun you can.  Sun would be nice year round however having 4 seasons is even better. 

To celebrate Summer I made a set of Summer greeting cards.  To purchase these cards from my Artfire shop please click HERE.

Happy Summer everyone!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

~Featured Etsy Blogger For June: LazyTCrochet~

Congrats to Tricia shop owner of LazyTCrochet for being picked as the featured blogger of the month! 


Tricia’s shop is full of knit and crochet fashion.  After browsing through her shop I picked a few of my favorite items to share in this post.

This Coral Wrap Fringe Stole is the perfect color and would look great paired with a summer outfit.  The best part about this stole is you can wear it a number of different ways.  Wear it around your shoulders, wrap your shoulders, or tie it around your neck as scarf. 

Check out this cute hat: Mocha Cloche with Fabric Flower.  Not only is it my favorite color but also a great style!  This hat can be worn year round and can easily be dressed up or down. 

This Coffee Cup Wrap doubles as a wristlet!  Very unique and a stylish way to dress up your coffee cup or your wrist. 

For more lovely knit and crochet check out the rest of Tricia’s shop by visiting:  Don’t forget to check out her blog too:

Friday, June 5, 2009

~Bath & Body Works Coupon~

Wow, have I been neglecting my blog or what? I figured since my last post was a coupon offer for Michaels why not post another coupon?

Bath & Body Works is one of my favorite places to shop. Right now Bath & Body Works is having their Semi-Annual sale in stores and online. Special online deals include 4 for $10 hand soap, $4 Foam Burst, $5 Wallflowers, plus up to 50% off select items!
Here you will see a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $40 or more. You can print this out and use it in the stores or online. If you can't print from the photo click HERE to get the original coupon. The authorization code for online shopping is TAKETEN. This offer is good through June 14th.