Monday, July 19, 2010

summer favorites...

Back home from our summer vacation we were excited to find some veggies in our garden. Can't wait to make some of my favorite recipes with these. This reminds me of this post recently on inchmark for a favorite things party. What a fun idea! Has anyone ever done this?

Friday, July 2, 2010

summer holiday...

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

colors of summer...

Monday= pink
catching up over here....

Tuesday= yellow
Wednesday= green Thursday= red and white Hope you've been checking out all the inspiration over here.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

summer journal pages...

More pages from my summer art journal that I've been making in Kara's online class. grounding my summer...
I like to indulge in....
s'more picnic by the campfire...
summer playlist...
summer scents....
summer sky....

I'm having a lot of fun with this book so far.

Hope you're having a great summer!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer color fun!!

This week over at Poppytalk is an uber-inspiring week of summer color. Be sure and check it out each day for some major eye candy. This is how to works...
Every day this week has a different color theme:

Monday- pink

Tuesday- yellow

Wednesday- green

Thursday- red and white

Friday- blue

Join in the fun and play along on your blog and upload your pics in the flicker pool.

Here are the full details and some inspiring pink to get you going.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 25, 2010

lost in summer....

Summer has taken ahold and I'm trying to document it in the moment. I'm taking Kara Haupt's fun Summer of Love class and it really got me in gear to start my summer art journal. This book is for....
Summer is....

My summer word.....fresh.
The cover.

Friday, June 18, 2010

sunny lemonade...

We've been celebrating sunny summer days with ice cold homemade lemonade.
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1) Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2) While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3) Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it. Serve with ice, sliced lemons. Yummy!
Serves 6.

I think lemonade is summery enough to warrant it's own party.

It seems that babalisme and many of her blog readers would agree. Check out these amazing printables for a summer lemonade party!! She has some cute favor boxes, napkin rings, and invitations on her blog along with some amazing inspiration for the party. Happy Summer, indeed!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Congrats to Christina of Adventure Journal blog! She is the winner of Kara's amazing summer art journal class.
We're definitely getting into summer mode here with a trip to the berry patch today. This was the first time the kids had been strawberry picking. Have you had any summer "firsts" yet?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

summer of love online class...and giveaway!!!

School is out! It is officially summer here.

Can't think of a better time for Kara to offer up a class that sounds amazing. I've been wanting to get started on another summer album, I had so much fun doing mine last year.

from Kara's blog....

I love summer. I do adore fall and moments of winter and spring is always a season to be celebrated when it finally arrives. I like spring because it brings summer. And I always, always need summer.

I need those summer nights of thinking and renewing. I need the heat to boil away the grime of the winter and of my mind. I need random adventures with my friends and family.

Most of all, I need to digest all of it. With summer always comes a certain level of laziness. Though I tend to have more time to devote to making things and recording my summer, I rarely take advantage of it. That is why I am so pleased to bring my you my next class, Summer of Love. Follow along on an adventurous two weeks of art journaling and photography. I’m especially excited to show you the magic of the night through your camera lens. We’ll be learning night photography techniques and great photo prompts to record your summer through the day. Step by step instructions to create a mini album from vintage books and plenty of journaling prompts.

All the details for the class are HERE.

The class includes 30 journaling prompts, 18 photography prompts and techniques, daily art journaling techniques, mini-book cover and page tutorial, 2 printable embellishment pages, 2 videos, email access to instructor, and featured artwork and photography from Michelle Clement and Danielle Thompson.

**To top it off, Kara is kind enough to give away one lucky winner a spot in the class! Thanks so much, Kara. To be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment here by midnight (CST) on Wednesday, June 16th and let me know what you are most looking forward to this summer and your email so I can reach you if you win.**

Friday, June 4, 2010

hula's summer photos...

One of my favorite photographers has some fabulous nostalgic summer photos in her shoppe right now.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

summer tile coasters...

Tara of the pink couch posted a tutorial on making these beautifully cheery and useful coasters for your favorite cold summer drinks. Full directions are on her blog HERE.

Monday, May 31, 2010

summer activities...

With Memorial Day weekend the unofficial kick off to summer, I thought I'd take some inspiration from my sons kindergarten homework. Write three (or more) sentences about your favorite summer activities. I'd love to hear yours!!

Is cuddling with big bird on your list (that's what he was in the middle of writing)?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Documenting summer....

I'm big on keeping seasonal scrapbooks. This is last years summer book that I began at the very beginnging of the season (in Rachel Denbow's class) stating my intentions for what I wanted my summer to be.

What do you want your summer of 2010 to involve?

I'd love to hear about how you plan to keep your summer memories alive long after the lazy days of summer are gone.