Man, oh man. I sure love blogging. SO much fun to be had and there are so many wonderful, cool people out there.
The requirements are minimal and it looks to be fun fun fun! I hope you'll join in!!! I'm participating! I'm also participating in Heather aka Speckled Egg's Vintage Dress Garland swap but I didn't want to miss Heather's! Here's a swingin' little number that this swap's dressess will be modeled after.
Pretty snazzy party dress, eh? :-)
I also am SO enjoying my bloggy friendship with Emilia. And please join me in congratulating her on a very well-deserved promotion! She was just named CEO of Emilia's Craftiness! She says there's just a staff of one and the pay isn't much (other than our priceless friendship ((wink!)) but none the less, she deserving of this high esteem and she blogged about it and the little giftie I sent her to go with this fine promotion!
And then last night, I FINALLY got to meet the fab Amy who owns Poppy and Ivy, an absolutely wonderful shop. Poppy and Ivy is just SO sweet! Great vintage-inspired gifts and doodads and lots of 'em! I ALWAYS find lots I can't live without in her shop!!! I'd been in a couple of times but never when Amy was there. When I walked in, Amy recognized Heidi and I right away and was SO welcoming. I just loved being in that shop! So here's my treats from Poppy and Ivy...
After Poppy and Ivy, Heidi and I walked across the street (how convenient is that?!) to collage. Another great, great shop. Just jam-packed with the BEST scrapbooking, collage, and art supplies. My head just about blew off my neck when I saw that she now carries....drumroll please....Jenni Bowlin supplies!! I just couldn't grab this stuff fast enough! I subscribe to Jenni's kits because I just LOVE her style (office supply-y kind of stuff) so this was SUCH a treat to see so much of it at my fingertips.
You my notice there's a bit of a theme to these supplies...I am totally gearing up for a Round Robin that will be starting in November. It's being hosted by another sweety heart and fellow Art and Soul attendee, Elise. Her theme is "Nesting" and oooh, I just can't wait for this one to start!!! So fun and cozy!
Heidi and I bopped around to a few other shops, including an amazing shop called Hail Mary. I'll be going back there to buy something soon!!! I had to pace myself! After all that fun, we went to Miranda's shop for a bite and some drinks. It was just a marvelous, marvelous evening. Oh and on the way home, I manuvered myself so that I could stop at TWO different Goodwills and picked up a few new small treats.
Then lastly, I stopped and picked up some brownies at Safeway for Glen since he'd been such a good sport about me running around with my Heidi Ho girl.
On the agenda today, a quick trip to the Farmer's Market and then Glen's brother Gary is coming into town for the weekend. We're going to go pick him up from the airport (SO CLOSE to IKEA but we can't go!) and will then go over to Willamette National Cemetary to visit my Daddy's, Glen's Mom, and Glen's Uncle's gravesites. I'm REALLY looking forward to this and I'll share some pix tomorrow.
Okay, I best get now. Glen ran off to go to an airplane club breakfast and as he was leaving, he said, "Now don't be bloggin' all morning and then get up when you hear my car!" Sheeshh...does he think I don't do anything else except....omiGOSH...gotta go! He's ho