Monday, July 30, 2012

My Summer Vacation is Winding Down...

I've gotten behind in my blogging during the month of July...both in posting and reading/commenting on my favorite blogs - sorry! With only 2 weeks of my summer vacation left, I've been kind of a hermit...but I've been having fun! Here's a a little snippet of what I've been up to this summer:

My best-bud Jamie, her mom Dena, and I recently attended a fun play, Kiss Me Kate, at the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse. We had a bit of a vested interest in this play, as Jamie's 16 year old daughter Kennedie, (who is my "adopted niece"), was the set manager for this production! Here's a pic of me and Jamie before the show:

The Affair of the Heart craft show was in Tulsa a couple of weeks ago, so Jamie and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to go check out all of the fabulous, crafty goodness there! Here are a few of the things that I brought home:

First I am with the AWESOME birdhouse that I got!! It barely fit into Jamie's Honda Accord...we had to open up the little area in her back seat and then the pole came clear up to the front seats between us - LOL! (Sorry the photo is a little was taken with an iphone.)

Here is my terrific new birdhouse in the little flower bed in my back yard next to my garden cute! (If you remember, I purchased the little red birdhouse at last summer's Affair of the Heart show.)

I found these reproduction soap boxes at one of the booths...and just had to have them for my laundry room:

Let's not forget the SUPER CUTE flip flops that I bought!! Love them...and they're really comfy, too!!

Mike and I recently went to a neat antique mall in Jenks, OK, called River City Trading Post. While browsing through the booths there, I found a cool old cabinet door with windows for $10.00 and a metal tray with little round "feet" on the bottom for $4.99. I am in the process of making a couple of altered art projects with these finds, and I'll be posting photo tutorials in the near stay tuned!!

Upon visiting my eye doctor, this summer has also brought the realization that I need bifocals to read and do close-up, crafty work...ahhhh - the joys of being 45...ha! ha! ha! Here I am sporting my new bifocals...I had the "line" taken out of them, though...I know, I vain!

The temps here have been HORRIFICALLY hot, so we haven't been spending too much time outdoors these days. We spent one afternoon at the Oklahoma Aquarium and got to see lots of amazing aquatic displays. (Photos courtesy of the Oklahoma Aquarium

I've read several books this summer, but my favorite so far has been One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. The story is about Stephanie Plum, a divorced young lady who has lost her job, had her car repossessed, has had to sell almost all of her furniture and small appliances to pay the rent and buy peanut butter to live on. She finds out that her cousin Vinnie needs someone to do filing at his bail bond office, but upon going to his office Stephanie finds out that job has already been filled. The secretary convinces her, (and Vinnie!), that she should try her hand and bounty hunting - which nets 10% of the bail posted for each client - and hands her a stack of files. Stephanie is unsure about her ability to actually be a bounty hunter, but desperate times call for desperate measures, and she strikes out to bring in her first "skip". You'll laugh at loud at some of the crazy situations Stephanie gets herself into, and you'll have a hard time putting this quick and fun read down until you finish the whole book! There are 18 books in this series, and they have been out for quite a while, so I can hardly wait to start book number 2!

As I said before, the temps here have been SOOOO hot - 110 degrees in some areas! - so I've stayed in on a lot of days...watching movies, reading, organizing closets and drawers, and hanging out with my little buddy Tony, who is such a sweetie! (Just look at his adorable face - irresistible!)

Well, that about wraps up my summer activities for the past few weeks! Thanks for bearing with me while I've slacked off on my blogging lately...I've got lots of projects and tutorials in the works, so lots of fun things will be showing up here in the near future!

Have a wonderful week!



  1. Looks like a great summer! Love everything you bought! Our temps are still high too...wish I could of gotten a little more sun before starting back to school this week. Oh well...can't have it all! LOL! That books sounds great! Tony is soooooooo adorable! :)

    1. It has been a great summer, Stacie!! I've got several projects still in the works...but then again that is nothing new - LOL!! School starts here on the 23rd, which will be here before we know it! :)

  2. Loved our summer fun!! Cannot wait to do it again next summer!!


    1. Meeee too, bestie!! So much fun, so little time!! ;)

  3. Glad you enjoyed your summer. Love the pic of you and Tony, so sweet. And man you found some great finds, the birdhouse is beautiful!


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