foto friday 6 {where i walk}

So yesterday my dear friend Kari from Thistlewood Farm posted a fun little post about where she walks … and it turns out, it was for a good cause.
I learned that one of Kari’s sisters, Whitney, (exactly how many sisters Kari has is unclear…they seem to be coming out of the woodwork these days), works for The American Heart Association and in honor of National Walking Day (April 4, 2012), they launched a contest on their Pinterest page.

All you have to do is pin a photo of where you walk and you’ll be entered for a random drawing and a chance to win one of five iPod Shuffles and a $25 iTunes Gift Card. Fun right?!?

I first showed you where I walk when I trimmed back the overgrowth as part of my little Kindness Project.  And I just so happened to be back there walking some more on Monday with my handy dandy camera.

Mico also does some swimming … and always learns the hard way that the birds are farther away than they seem.  Always!

This is also the same walk where we found the long board.  And this time we came across a bit of a ship dingy wreck.

So I suggest you all “take a hike” this weekend.  And then pin a picture of it.  🙂

If you’d like to see previous foto fridays you can check them out here, here, here, here and here.

And if you’d like to know more about National Walking Day or get tips and info for your health find your local Facebook page here: www.heart.org/swaonline or follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/heart_south.

Contest Guidelines

1.       Take a walk and snap a pic of your favorite path. 

2.       Pin it on your Pinterest account and add #walkit in the description.  Then tweet us your username @heartsouth or leave a comment on the contest post on our blog (www.swavolunteer.blogspot.com) and we’ll find you and re-pin it to our Walk It board.

3.       You’ll be eligible to win one of five prize packages (iPod Shuffle-4th generation and a $25 iTunes gift card to buy some new walking tunes!).

4.       Contest runs 4/4/12 – 4/25/12, winners selected in a random drawing.

Don’t know where to walk?  Check our walking paths app to find a path in your area:http://www.startwalkingnow.org. All entries must be uploaded by Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:59pm EST. Happy Pinning!

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$2 time saver

Ok, so the husband is not going to give this project the credit it is due, but this little contraption is going to save me YEARS of my life.

See, is your husband a good looker?

I don’t mean “is he a looker”.  Because, believe you me, my husband is a looker.  He’s just not a GOOD looker.  🙂

I’ve literally had to drive home to find his keys for him so he could meet me out with friends.  Kind of defeats the purpose of meeting out don’t you think?  😉

Oh, and yes, they were in the pocket of the pair of shorts he had on the day before which I told him to check while we were still on the phone and he thought he had checked but he was mistaken as to exactly which pair of his shorts strewn on the floor were the ones from the day before.  Sigh.

GoodNESS, would it have just made too much sense to check the pockets of every. stinkin’. pair. you decide to leave on the floor?  (I never did get an answer to that question.)

And it makes me laugh out loud (now, not then … definitely not then) to picture it.  Me on the other end of the line giving suggestions for where to look …

me: “did you check your night stand?”
joel: walks to bedroom, looks on the nightstand and says “not there”

me: “how about the coffee table?”
joel: “don’t you think I already looked there”
me (thinking to myself): ‘one can never be too sure’

me: “what about your pockets of what you had on yesterday?”
joel: walks in the closet, looks at his pile of clothes on the floor, thinks and ponders which one could possibly be from the day before, decides on one pair, checks the pockets and replies “nope, not there either … I think I’m going to need your help”
I always tell him it’s a good thing he’s cute.  Seriously.  It is a very good thing.  🙂

Now you may have first seen the clipboard and now black wooden boxy thingy here.
That, my friends, is a picture of all kinds of pretty things great deals I got at Goodwill when I was in the states in January.

If you’re new here you might like to see what I did with the Ooh la la canvas here, the horse picture/frame here, the cross stitch and frame in the back here and the 2 other canvses here.  Those 2 other canvases are still my most viewed post evah … about 5 times over.  A HUGE thank you for that.  🙂

As for the how-tos of the $2 time saver … I just sanded down the clipboard and put a clear coat of spray varnish on her and tossed a few coats of black spray paint on the wooden boxy thingy.

And, because I can’t seem to do any project without a touch of driftwood, I glued a little piece onto the bottom of the clipboard to give a thick enough base to screw in my cute little hooks that my mom gave me (Thanks Mom!).  And once I glued on the now black wooden boxy thingy, I had a $2 time saver.
She makes a great landing zone to hang keys and store pens, golf tees, wallets and other randomness husband brings home on a regular basis and leaves scattered around at will. And I can clip on things I need to remember … like prescriptions to refill and a number I need to call.  You know, because if it’s in my face I’m bound to do it, right?!? Ummmmm, no.

And husband’s only comment …
… I don’t see myself putting my wallet in there.

It’s really is a good thing he’s cute.

tag, you’re it

So, there is this fun little game of tag going around the blog-o-sphere.

And I have been “it” for awhile.

Picture me running around the playground desperately trying to get you and I just finally did it.  🙂

Now I’m out of breath and need a beer glass of water.

But you’re it now … so start running. (more…)

the month in minutes – february 2012

Hey there!

Hopefully the week is treating you well.

Yesterday we did our very first month in review and we’re going to follow it up today with a little February rundown.  The plan is to keep these posts in the right sidebar for easy access to links to all of your favorite posts.  I’ll also be sure to toss in some new things just to keep you guessing.  😉

And, if anyone has any navigation tips for this little blog please let me have ’em…I don’t want any fun information getting lost as we continue to grow.  🙂

Now, February started with all of the nitty gritty details about how I hung a gallery wall from one little screw for $15.

(more…)

foto friday 2 {curacao}

I got so many encouraging comments and emails about last week’s photos so I’m continuing the trend…sharing a few fun things I saw throughout the week here in Curacao.

Thanks for all of the support.  I sure do appreciate it.  🙂

Now, most Saturday mornings I can be found here…sorry for the sunrise directly behind the sign.

And then here.

Well, not actually at the dumpster…the dumpster is outside of the bakery.  This is a pic I took last year.  Apparently I haven’t seen anything interesting at the bakery since.  🙂

On the US President’s Day holiday…otherwise known as Carnival here in the Caribbean…also a holiday…we brought these hooligans to the beach. 🙂

And they quickly made friends with this lovely couple happy to give Marley attention and feed Mico chips…aka Doggy Heaven.

We watched a young boy fishing.  What are the chances he knows he can hang a whole gallery wall with fishing line?  😉
And we watched the sun set.
And…

…I may or may not have test painted the back of one of our couches…

Let’s hope today isn’t the day Joel decides to start reading the blog.  😉

Have a great weekend!  See you next week.

If you’d like to see the first foto friday you can click here.

I am going to share Foto Friday with the Wordless Wednesday gals.
Flip Flops & PearlsLive and Love … Out LoudNap Time Mom TogProject Aliciaand then she snappedThe Paper MamaParenting by DummiesA Fresh PerspectiveNOLA MommyBaby Baby LemonDagmar’s MomsenseBetter in Bulk

and blog about it

Joel (way too early in the morning):  We need a new hair brush.

Me (still more than half asleep):  I know.

Joel:  Well…then…can you get one?

Me:  Sure

Joel:  Or better yet, just fix this one and blog about it.

Well, since I will take any opportunity to mock my husband am an obedient wife…here we are…blogging about a fixed hair brush.
🙂

Who Doesn’t Love Love?

I love love.  🙂

Hopefully you’re at least smiling now.  If you’re a NASCAR fan, you might be laughing out loud because you’ve seen this.

And really, who doesn’t like kittens, bunnies, and little baby seals?

I just figured I would share a little love on this Hallmark day of love.

I found this picture unexpectedly in my email a few years back when I was traveling on Valentine’s Day.
Is that a collective awwww I’m hearing?  😉

And this comment on the recent Lowe’s gift card giveaway made me smile.  You had to sign up to be a follower to qualify to win and then leave me a comment telling me you did.
Sorry you didn’t win dad.  😉

To see if you won click here.

And, because we all love a little free stuff here are some fun free finds I’ve recently seen on the worldwide web.
Beckie, from Infarrantly Creative (and Knock Off Decor and Roadkill Rescue) created this great planner for bloggers…that she is letting us all download for FREE.  As she knows, we are task oriented based on projects and not necessarily time.

If I were to create my own, or have any really creative friends who could just whip this up quick, I would use some of Beckie’s format on that left sheet and also have sections labeled:

  • “to make” – to list project ideas and steps to take in current projects
  • “to do” – to list that “back of the house” type of blog stuff – figure out how to add a Pin It button to each post is at the top of this list…and also to list any supplies I need to get for upcoming projects
  • “to write” – to list the posts that need to be written
AND…

Jess and Monica, those cutie patooties from Real Housewives of Bucks County – you may have seen them on the Nate Berkus show a few times – listed their favorite spots to find free printables that can so easily be used as art in your home.

For my really creative friends who are going to whip up my personal blog planner page, it would be fine if you used any of these back ground designs.  😉

Is that middle one on the bottom the one that Beckie used for her planner…I’m just sayin’.

Lastly, if you’re in the mood for an easy, FREE Valentine’s Day craft go here.

Hopefully you all enjoy your day of love, and I’d just like to add…

Daugher:  I love you

Dad:  Oh, thank you sweetheart

Daughter:  No, write that on the spoiler.

😉

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