Hello beautiful friends! Why are blogs so hard to keep updated? I tell you?? I think the introduction of facebook and instagram.. it's almost as if there isn't a need.. but yet I still feel drawn to a blog and love every now and then (and should be MORE often) to post about life! Of course its also a great landing place for me to host all the information about upcoming retreats, classes, happenings, etc..
I just feel bad I don't post on here more! I always think I will, and then I don't. I feel almost "redundant" when I do, because I post so often on instagram and facebook, it's almost as if I am posting the same thing and you all are just bored with it already lol.
BUT in any case I wanted to come and give you an update on life and what's up! Ben and I just celebrated our 20 year anniversary of marriage!
(I made us those bracelets out of one of my belts and YES he is the one wearing pink swim trunks lol).
Can you believe it? He wanted to do something super special for this one.. and he took me on a week long adventure to a tiny little island in Belize called Caye Calker!
It was such an AMAZING time.. the island was SO small! only about a mile long and maybe a 1/4 mile wide? No cars.. only bikes, your feet and the occasional golf cart. Dirt roads everywhere.. and just the quietest little place you've ever seen! We had to take a boat to the island (and hour ride)... and it was just heaven. I hope TRULY someday to go back there! Of course we brought our paints..
we swam everyday. We painted, I read books while ben golfed. We went to their little outdoor movie theatre.. twice! lol.
We ate really really good island food.
we walked around barefoot (as all the locals do). We just had an amazing quiet time. NOthing fancy to do on the island and that was exactly what I think the PERFECT vacation is!
I ended up getting some kind of flu bug and got sick the day we started traveling home. Unfortunately we got stuck in Denver.. which probably was a good thing at that point, because I had puked so much on the plane rides to denver, I don't think I could have handled one more ride that day! ha! But i ended up being severely sick the entire last week.. and FINALLY had enough sense to go to the doctor friday, and get started on antibiotics. By sunday I was feeling pretty good and today I am feeling pretty much a 100%! But loosing a week in bed.. is NOT fun. SO here I am.. a week behind in life and have decided.. ITS Okay! lol. Lets just start fresh from today!
So what's new? Well this week debuted our June Art Society club! and this month I did TWO projects! featuring two canvases, and making our own, handmade printed watercolor paper.. using sprays, chalk inks, stencils and stamps. Pretty darn fun!
Also shipping and kitting June's Kit Club kits this week as well! So nice having kids home to help! wahoo!
Ive been having fun making bracelets out of belts this last month and half..
and have started making bracelets for the girls coming to Idaho for She Matters Retreats this fall! SO FUN!
what else? I am toying with the idea of doing a summer online class! I am excited to be participating in a couple of fall classes with others and am going to do a BIG online class this fall featuring my quilt skirt girls.. AND my flower girls I have been making a lot latley! (all mixed media).
But keep thinking it would be fun to do some sort of summer class too! and maybe some fun summer tutorials for the blog as well! I am trying to keep my summer pretty clear, so I can spend time with my kiddos. I have realized lately how FAST they grow up and leave the house and summer is pretty much my only "quality" time I get to spend with them. During the School year, they are gone of course all day and then after school they have homework, friends, school activities. Summers I feel like are MINE hahah. I am sure they would rather be playing with friends all summer.. but they get to play with mom too. aren't they lucky :).
Anyhow.. hope your summer is WONDERFUL! what are YOU guys doing this summer? anything fun?