Favorite Things No. One

So many times when I find great items I want to share them. So once a week I will be sharing a few of my favorite things with you. 

The other day I was looking for a large calendar to hang on my wall.  I stumbled upon an artist on Etsy whose work is wonderful. 
I've order a couple of things from her so far, and I'm thrilled with her printable art. You order, pay, and get an email with the downloads. How great is that?!

This is a screenshot of her Etsy page. Click it to go to her shop. I bought the Floral Printable Calendar for 2016 (the first one listed above). I printed it out on 13x19 photo paper on my large printer. It would be great on 8.5x11 too.

This is a screenshot of her Etsy page. Click it to go to her shop.
I bought the Floral Printable Calendar for 2016 (the first one listed above). I printed it out on 13x19 photo paper on my large printer. It would be great on 8.5x11 too.

Pop over to her Facebook page, Two Brushes Designs, as well. She has a FREE PRINTABLE 2016 calendar. I have printed the pages out, put them on a clipboard and hung it on the wall. LOVE IT! 

Another screenshot...

Another screenshot...

Pop over and check it out...Then head to her Etsy shop....Christmas is coming and her work would make great gifts! 

Missed Moments

This morning I woke craving the morning sun. I couldn't wait to get out for a walk.
I almost skipped breakfast...Almost. But I didn't.

And that was my mistake.

From that point on it got crazy...a text came in that sent me to my email...One email led to another...
My To-Do list kept growing longer instead of getting shorter. 
Too many days the past six weeks spent on the road...too many things pressing to get done.

You know how it goes...It happens to us all.

The next thing I knew the sun was gone.
Rain clouds moved in quickly, and it rained and rained.
I figured the rain would move on and soon the sun would return.
But it didn't work that way today. 
The sun never returned.

All day I worked at my computer in my swimsuit and cover-up. All day I longed for the sun.
I could've gone out and walked in the rain on the beach...but it wasn't the walk I woke up craving. 
It was the sun, and I missed it.

I let the immediate overshadow the important. 
It was a productive day. I'm very grateful for all that I accomplished. 
But I still missed out on what was important to me today...the sunshine. 

Seize the day...Seize the moments.
When something is important and continues to come to mind...STOP with the excuses...the wanting to get one more thing done. STOP and go do it...before it is too late.

Art in the Afternoon

I am so grateful to have family living close to us again. 
Saturday afternoon Lexi popped over, and within minutes she asked if we could
please do some art.

Absolutely!

We painted, played and chatted...
We ate cookies, cheese and a kiwi. 
We drank coffee and dill pickle juice ((don't ask)).

 

Happy Birthdays

Yesterday was my sister's and my daughter-in-law's birthdays. 

A page from my sketchbook turned into birthday art.

A beach photo from this summer

A beach photo from this summer

Simple & fun thanks to the WordSwag app and my iPhone.