Around here (April edition)

This week was a busy one, so today I thought I’d share some glimpses from my iPhone (aka camera I use most) and take you along!

It began at 3am Monday flying to New Jersey (with just a glimpse of NYC!) for a meeting with Brother, and some really great folks. I even got to chat a bit and ride the bus back to the airport Tuesday afternoon with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – one of my favorite ladies to spend time with.

Back home and exhausted, I decided to spend the next day on errands, housework, all that fun stuff. I did find some amazing notebooks – but I couldn’t decide which one I wanted for a trip to Paris in the very distant future so I left them both. Just as well, since I had just turned in my tax payments!

Cruising Target for some toothpaste and shampoo (exciting, I know) I did come across this pillow which gives me some art fiber inspiration and ideas:

Whenever I see something that gives me a spark of an idea, I try to snap a photo! I can’t always remember the idea, but it does help. Speaking of help, several nice weather days and walks with the crew.

Scrappy, Bandit, and Ranger are all doing well! They love taking walks and love walking down to get the girls after school whenever we can. Speaking of the girls, we enjoyed a Girl Scout meeting at a local pottery painting place.

Miss Elizabeth painted some wolves, Becca went with rainbows on her plate. Love doing these monthly meetings and activities!

Speaking of activities, the next morning it was off to the scrapbook store!

It’s All About the Scrapbook has a lovely space, and Rebecca and I spent the day cropping with the most wonderful ladies. So fun, always inspiring, and I can’t wait for next time!

Rebecca fell in love with the “emoji” line from Simple Stories, while I was really into the new Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. (Video coming soon)

Something new I am doing when hosting events, is to be sure and have an “art table”. I bring things from my studio that I love to share, as well as visual inspiration and things to check out! Here you can see a few photos of the table set up. Cookies to washi tape – I had plenty of fun to share!

Speaking of fun – Sunday it was off to the Fremont Diner in Sonoma, CA for a birthday lunch for Jason. We love this place – such great food and a wonderful vintage vibe. Plus they have mostly outdoor seating so the (little) dogs came with us. Ranger just gets too dang excited to handle being still around so many new friends. ha!

And now as I type this it’s Monday evening once again. That sure was a busy week!! Now I’m back to working on my online classes, assignments, some fun videos for YouTube and here, and more. Well, I will be as soon as somebody convinces Bandit he doesn’t “need” to be in my face…

I hope you’re having a wonderful week – and making some fun moments among the chaos. I’m looking forward to a blissfully quiet Easter weekend, and to carving out some creative time this week to get my ideas from my brain into reality!

6 thoughts on “Around here (April edition)”

  1. I’m exhausted just reading about your week. I loved this post-it was delightful. The puppies are always a favorite-and Miss Elizabeth. She is growing up so fast. It must be so much fun to have girls to share such good times with. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter.

  2. Your girls are great and I love your “art table” but those pups steal the show!!! Thanks for sharing your week; now I need a nap LOL

  3. Wow, what a week! We loved the scrappy day with you on Saturday and the art table was indeed amazing. thank you. 🙂

  4. oops, I mistyped my email address with the last post. Because I’m a dork. blush
    (and also my iPad hates me)

  5. Wow, you’ve been busy! I love that art table. I spy a beautiful combo in a cube – is that unicorn?

  6. so good to hear and see all the things you’ve been up to. You make me smile! Happy EAster

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