I am still living in the slow lane and savoring every minute of it. I have been working on a few things, but “not-a-one” of them is completed yet. Soon enough though, I promise I will be posting all of them.
The weather this week has been delightful. The 98 degree heat and high humidity of July has gone. I should have waited until this week to paint my front doors. I hope it stays this nice… balmy breezes, clear skies and temps in the 80’s make it hard to get anything in the house done. I actually reached for a hoodie earlier in the week. I am not quite ready for fall, but that will be here before we know it. I want to enjoy every bit of summer.
I did manage to do get a few things done this week…
While I was inside for a bit, I did a little clearing out in my storage area where I keep decorative accessories. It is the attic and a mess since I stash and grab when I go in there. I intentionally went in looking for something and found it.
I have always loved blue and white ceramics and china and even after purging a ton of stuff before we moved, I kept all my blue and white pieces. I haven’t used them in a long time, but got two pieces out of storage and placed one on the new sofa table I bought a few months ago, but no longer have a sofa for. :-) Still looking for that. :-)
The other is my favorite’s jumbo teacup and saucer. Just like Ina’s. You can find them here: Jumbo Teacup and Saucer
You know I love her cookbooks, even though I am not a foodie. I like them more because they show her style which my own style and taste gravitate towards!
Are you in the path to see the total eclipse on Monday August 21? I am! It will go right over Lake Murray. See where the pink arrow is pointing in the map above? That’s where I live.
We are hoping for a clear sunny day so we can witness the awe inspiring event with front row seats. I bought cool eclipse-viewing glasses so we will be all ready.
If you want to learn more about the eclipse and how to enjoy it with your kids or grandkids, check out all the creative ideas in this post.
I clearing out files in my studioffice and came across folders filled with illustrations I used to do before I started blogging. After going through the files, I found myself wanting to get my markers and colored pencils out. I miss doodling away like this. I made this illustration for my first post which was about Finding Potential in Your Closet.
While enjoying living in the slow-lane for awhile, I smiled when I saw this on my friend, Neve’s Facebook.
… and of course wonderful readers like YOU! XO
A good thought to start the weekend.