Friday, June 19

Friday Freebie

Is it really Friday already? Where did the time go. This week seemed to just fly by. Really quickly. It just seems like we've been going nonstop since last Thursday. Cookout with friends. Trivia. Pizza Night. Movie Night. Dinner with friends. It's been a crazy busy week. And it doesn't help that I'm in the lab constantly. Right now; in the lab. Tomorrow morning; in the lab. At least I have Sunday and Monday off.

Good news is I've also gotten a lot of stuff I want to do (aka, needs to be done) finished. Okay, maybe not finished, but a good start. I've got my new bead storage up and my beads on it. I'm so happy with it and can't wait to share it. Next week I promise. I also have the majority of the beadwork finished for my latest custom order. If you want to see progress shots, check out my instagram

But enough about all of that. Let's get to this week's freebie.


This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains three elements.
 
Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative.

Wednesday, June 17

Wordless Wednesday


Friday, June 12

Friday Freebie

Hello Friday. Here is south central WI, this Friday is starting out as a wet and rainy day, but I believe it's not supposed to last. Which will be nice. Granted I normally work a little bit better when it's rainy out (I really do love rainy days), but I do need to finish up working on my bead storage system and rain will only slow me down. I also have to go to the grocery store today, and I don't want to get rained on while doing that.

That's enough about the weather here. This past week has been pretty uneventful. I've finished the beading on my mixed media project and one of my friends volunteered to model my jewelry for a little photo shoot. That's about it. That's about it. I've been really super busy in the lab. Not really anything that exciting happening here. It was a laid back week, but sometimes those are pretty nice.

Oh I did give J his first photography lesson this week. It didn't last very long, but he seemed interested. The funny thing is he was frustrated with the lens I gave him. He just kept telling me how much it sucked. I gave him the kit lens that came with the Rebel XT ten years ago. I've been telling him for 10 years how bad that lens was, now he knows. AND he's already started looking for a new lenses. Yes, my plan worked! Now he knows why I never use that damn kit lens, it's terrible. Side note - I do have numerous lenses, but up until now he complained every time I bought a new one because he didn't understand why the kit lens wasn't good enough. Silly boy.  


But anyway, let's get to today's freebie.


This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains two digital pages and three elements.
 
Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative.

Wednesday, June 10

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, June 8

Weekend Wrap Up

Wow, what a weekend. This past weekend was the first weekend that we had nothing planned. NOTHING! It's so strange and weird when that happens. I feel like I'm forgetting something, but I'm wasn't. We decided to take full advantage of having nothing planned and just take it moment by moment. We went out for dinner a lot. A lot more then we should have, I'm a little ashamed of that, but sometimes you just have to go crazy. The weather was beautiful, so every meal we ate was outside. I love doing this, it's one of the main things I long for during winter. Who doesn't love eating outside?


With beautiful weather to enjoy, we decided to go to the zoo and check out the new Arctic exhibit. It was very nice. Madison has a completely free zoo. And it's amazing. It's not a big zoo and it' doesn't have a huge number of animals, but the exhibits are quite large and the work they do is amazing. Especially since it's FREE. They just welcomed a baby orangutang and are helping mom and dad become great parents. We didn't get to see her, but the pictures of her are adorable.


They also have two juvenile grizzly bears that are adorable together. They were playing together and were just so cute. The zoo will have them until they are adults and then they will more onto bigger and better places.


The new polar bears were also adorable. They have a restaurant in the park that is right on the polar bear exhibit, so you can eat with the bears. It was pretty neat. We didn't eat there, but I plan on doing so in the future.


They also had new prairie dog pups. Oh my, they were some of the most adorable things I've ever seen. I would have happily stayed all day and watched the little ones play.


And this guy just made me laugh. He had the cutest little face and was just hanging out by his pond. I got a ton of photos of him because I was just a little smitten with him. What can I say, I love turtles.


After the zoo we headed down to State St. for a little car show. They had some beautiful cars. We ate lunch at a little Nepalese place and just enjoyed the day together. It was so nice to not have to be anywhere.


On Sunday we just stayed home and worked on some stuff around the house. I started a new mixed media piece. Which I wasn't that into it at the beginning, but now I'm really starting to like it. It just goes to show, that first impressions aren't everything.

We also worked on my new bead storage. I am super excited about this and I can't wait to show it off. But no photos yet, I'm going to wait for the big reveal, which I'm hoping will be this week or the next. I plan on sanding and painting today and hopefully by mid week it will be put together and even possibly installed. I'll give you an update on that as soon as I have one.

So that's about all I accomplished this weekend. What was everyone else up to? Did you have plans or did you just roll with the punches? I'd love to hear about it.

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