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! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Anti-Procrastination Tuesday List, 3rd Tuesday in May

33 soccer games in 41 days~I survived! We have a brief reprieve before school lets out & swim & dive practices & meets begin.

Here is last week's list & noted progress:

  1. Clean office (lots of rain in forecast, so this will be happening!)~will post pics, if I am brave enough! Done. This was a major undertaking! I was motivated because I wanted to donate items to a rummage sale where the proceeds would go toward literacy. See pics below.
  2. Organize receipts Done
  3. Purchase shutters  I am going to "test paint" a pair & see if I like the results. I didn't like the cost of replacing them! I may end up replacing them if the sanding, priming & painting of 2 final coats don't go as expected. Will definitely post about this as I make progress. 
  4. Research purchase of Wagner Paint Sprayer & also a Power Washer~need both but don't want to spend my money unless I am getting a good return! After reading your comments & talking with a few people I decided I didn't actually need a paint sprayer for my remaining projects. I did find that I could borrow one from a friend. Decided to borrow the pressure washer from a sweet neighbor. I will probably buy one in the future, but will do a bit of research first. 
  5. Finish last coat on picnic table & benches. Still on list as weather did NOT cooperate~maybe this week?
  6. Finalize decision on kitchen chairs Done & ordered! Will post pics at a later date.
  7. Catch up with 3 friends either via lunch, girls day or phone Everyone is so "busy" but I did have a quick lunch with a friend, spent the morning with another & unexpectedly had dinner with some friends! I do have a lunch date & coffee date scheduled with 2 other friends. I am looking forward to the girl time!
Office After:

Artwork has been hung (thanks hubby!):

My inspiration for my note cards was Mary Woodin's Painted Garden. My folios of notecards sit next to Mary's book:

Now don't be scared, but here is the horrible before:

This is a hardworking office as it also doubles as a warehouse for my botanical note cards for my business, White Linen Goods, There are approximately 25,000 cards, 25,000 envelopes & 4,000 folios (that is how they are packaged) stored here. Also, the office encompasses the sample books for my retail stationery business. Lastly, my personal paperwork is handled here. And once in awhile you will find one of the kids in here printing off reports or school info. 

New List for week of 5/18
  1. Finish last coat on picnic table & benches. Hoping for better weather!
  2. Test paint shutter
  3. Clean out  8 baskets & ready mud room for summer with place for goggles, towels & flip flops!
  4. Purchase stain for kids swingset (sweet talk hubby into pressure washing it for me!)
  5. Catch up on paperwork
  6. Post about French inspired giveaway
  7. Plan teacher thank you gifts
I put some indoor & outdoor projects on my list for this week because there is still rain in the forecast. bummer...

I am linking up with Amy @ New Nostalgia for Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays. 

I will leave you with a few of my recent favorite flower shots!

This one is an inspiration photo for Pam:

Here is hoping that there is plenty of sunshine in your future! xoxo,