Friday, May 21, 2010

F is for Free Fonts, Friday, a First, a French Freebie & Flowers Fotos

Free Fonts for Font Freaks (like me)
I am a font freak. I don't want to pay for them so I download them from this site:

Here are the directions for Mac users: 
  • Open Font Book (usually located in your Applications folder). 
  • Go to site
  • Pick out font you like & clickdownload. 
  • The font will be located put it in your font book & you can use it within your word processing  programs.

disclaimer: Be careful~this could lead to hours & hours of perusing free and fabulous fonts!!

I love following The Girl Creative at New Friend Friday. Just put in your link to your blog & you will meet some other great blogging friends. Easy & fun, just like a Friday should be!

The Girl Creative

A First
This week I was awarded my first blogging award(s) from Jen at Jen's Ink Pen & Kerri at The Pleasures of My Life. Thank you so much!

I am passing the honor on to these 10 bloggers. Go check out their blogs, you will be hooked just like I am! In no particular order:

Dana at Bungalow '56
Suzanne at beachhouse etc.

French Freebie
I love French~inspired things. My decorating style is somewhat eclectic but I think I mostly fall into the  French Country category. The freebie I am giving away is a fleur de lys pendant that was made by my talented sis-in-law. The bale is large enough that it will fit over most chains & clasps. The pendant is a bit smaller than the size of a quarter. I get a ton of compliments on mine!

Just leave me a comment on this post & I will enter you to win. That's it~simple & easy. I know you are busy getting ready for summer! You have until Friday May 28th @ 2:00 pm Eastern time to leave a comment!

I am making progress on my list & will share more details with you next week.

Flower Fotos of what is blooming at my place today (pictures taken between rain drops):

These were from a neighbor, who has since moved & boy was she a great gardener!

These typically bloom twice. Aren't they gorgeous? German Irises from my former neighbor. {can you see the peonies that are right behind them?}:

This is clematis that my hubby is taking care of at the mailbox. He is coaxing it up & over the mailbox, what a beauty!

I hope that your weekend is Filled with Fantastic Fun! 


  1. The pendant is Fabulous!

    The flowers are very pretty.
    And congrats on your blog bling.
    I crossed something off my "list" yesterday! Now to start on the next item.
    Happy Weekend.

  2. Thanks for the follow! Following you back

  3. Yes, the pendant is Fabulous! And Fancy!

    Gonna check out the Fonts in my Free time!

    I love the those purple pom pom looking Flowers!

    Hope you're having a Fantastic Friday! :)

  4. Hey thanks for stopping by! I adore Mandi from Tidbits from the Tremaynes, she is hilarious! I am liking your blog! I am now a follower. I love how you do your to do list on your blog, great idea and your office looks fabulous!

    Love for you to follow me!

  5. oooh, I love your flowers. And I also adore alliteration: fantastic friday flowers, friend.

  6. Congrats on your awards! :) Love the clematis. We have 2 tiny ones that I've neglected. I'd love for them to grow up and along our fence.

    Great tips all around. Off to visit your links.

    Happy weekend!

  7. Thank you Cathy! You are soooo sweet! You have totally made my day. I'm so glad I found you! And I'm glad there are other "Font freaks" out there. I am ob.sessed with fonts. Love them!

    p.s. the link didn't take you to the picture of the sheet music for download?? Dang. I'll check on that.

  8. that pendant is gorgeous! I love fleur de lis! Fonts are spectacular, especially free, have you tried They have them all in one large download and then do their updates in installments. Visiting from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. Love the to-do list idea btw, might just "borrow" that for a theme day at my blog. Been looking for inspiration.

  9. You are the sweetest thing. Thanks for the honor! I needed that...lousy night. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day!!

  10. Thank you so much Cathy for the blogger awards. :) So sweet of you to think of me. I got your message after a long day and it was such a nice surprise.

    I am going to check out that font site, I love fonts! I have mainly used in the past. All of your flowers are gorgeous.

    That Fleur de lis pendant is so pretty! Great giveaway!

    Just noticed my blog button your blog-thank you! I wish I could get that little red 'x' off. I've tried every way imaginable. I'll be getting a blog overhaul in the next few months so I'll have her make me one, time for a professional button. ;)


  11. As a fellow font freak thank you, I didn't know about this site and can't wait to dig in!

  12. Cathy,
    Yay! Thank you for the great award and congrats to you too. I feel pretty busy and important now. :)

    I am a font lover too and I love it that you put Mac instructions in there too. I would have figured out but since I am just now getting my first cup of coffee in me it will be so much easier. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  13. what fun and fresh blossoms you've captured here! they are brilliant..esp. the white irises!
    well done...
    nice to meet you...

    do come again!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  14. An award? For me? :) Oh, thanks so much! Very sweet of you and tonight after the kids go to bed I can't wait to check out the rest of the blogs you mentioned...I love finding new ones I may have not stumbled across otherwise.
    Happy Sunday! XO

  15. Oooh, fantastic shots, Cathy!

    Have a Fantastic, Fun, Fabulous new week! xoxo

  16. ok i am jealous..i am still trying to figure out how to have a flower that will survive the heat down here...hey i called you but we've both been
    busy...i know this isn't facebook but, i sometimes feel like it is with you...
    i have to show you my fleur di lis that i got on my seventeenth anniversary ..amazing i love the one your sis in law did in right ..wha t else do i have to do u know i'm add.xoxxo suzanne

  17. Hi Cathy,
    Thanks for passing forward the award. I think I'm still getting used the idea that people actually come back to read more than a few posts. I've been away for an extended long weekend so I just read your message today. What a nice surprise. Enjoy those flowers, my next post will be about the 8 inches of snow we enjoyed on Friday. I'm off to unpack.
    Take care,


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