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PROMPT from Monday Mugshots Collaboration May 30th: My Walls. Do you have walls that you put up?
SHOOTERS: Shoot your mug in front of a cool textured wall.
I could have gone all deep and philosophical on this topic, but I just wanted to go for face value this time. This wall might not be super textured; it’s one wall of our home which we built on our own. (Well, let me clarify that, we general contracted on our own. My father-in-law and husband did the site management during the summer.) It seems like a long time ago now. Seven years.
My cup of tea sits in front of water-stained limestone, and next to a newly planted lemon balm plant. I’m dreaming of a tea garden where lemon balm, chamomile and lavender can coexist. We have healthy echinacea growing but I always forget that we can use the buds for tea.
This morning I snagged my husband’s Intelligentsia mug for a few sips while I worked on a friend’s subway art piece. (Needed more caffeine since I finished mine so quickly.) And yes, I cut out letters by hand.
I realize I haven’t been very timely or good about sharing tutorials this Spring, and now we’re into Summer vacation – oy! Friends, I’m primarily trying to do more, sit less… so not to worry, I’m still making, baking, creating. Join me at Instagram or at the Facebook page for more of the daily happenings. Thanks and do let me know if you’re keeping up with Monday Mugshots!
With a little Baileys on the rocks in my mug, I wonder – what if this crafty, artsy part of me could really do some good in the world? What if I would just take flight…
PROMPT from Monday Mugshots Collaboration April 30: Must HAVE IT? Take it, or LEAVE IT? Are you a MUST HAVE MY COFFEE (or tea or whatever your poison is…) kind of person, or an “I am able to start my day with it or not” kind of person?
SHOOTERS: Take a picture of your coffee near a visual indication of your time line. (calendar, clock, newspaper, lunch)
I’m actually glad it’s Monday, and
right now this morning the house is was quiet.
In the morning, I come down those stairs in the picture (sometimes slow and bleary-eyed, sometimes hurried) and make some coffee for my husband and myself. So, to answer the Monday Mugshot prompt – Yes. I gotta have it. Like my LinkedIn Profile says, “Blogger|Freelance writer|Fascinated with Business & Marketing|Former Construction Professional|Addicted to Hot Beverages”
Why am I glad it’s Monday? Busy weekend. At least the weather was nice! Soccer, t-ball, friends over for dinner (lots of wine – awesome pic above), Church, brunch at Church, Sunday school, soccer, soccer… I’m not complaining. I know there are people busier than me and our little family. It’s all relative and it’s tiring. That’s why on Mondays, I can chill out a little. Spent all afternoon in the garden, digging up the worst clay bed. Okay, maybe that’s not your idea of chilling out.
Nice weather for a few days – I’ll be in the garden (and finishing up I hope.).
And, oh, don’t forget to thank your teachers! Happy Teachers Appreciation Week! (Heartfelt teacher gift idea from last year.)
It’s a “two-fer” Mugshot Monday (yes, on Tuesday, again). Last week, we were recovering from the flu or some crazy virus that decided to infest my house. Luckily, it was just my little guy and I who were hit hard. My daughter had a sore throat, and my husband had his own issues… which we’re afraid came from bad food? All you need to know is that we were on. the. couch. sick. Nothing got done in this house. Nothing. Then I had to play catch up with our taxes, ugh. I was one of those people at the post office at the very last minute. Maybe next year I’ll hire someone. I don’t know why I punish myself like that.
Last week’s Mugshot Monday prompt was “What’s Your Story”. Like my husband says – I like reminiscing. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that as long as you’re not living in the past. My t-shirt quilt sort of says it all, and this morning’s mug (actually, my daughter’s) is resting on my high school yearbook. Read on, more pics!
After a fabulous Easter week (including getting back on my bike), I was down for the count today. Camped out on the couch, did absolutely nothing but sniffle, cough, and whine about how achy I am. Yep, not pretty. And the
world housework came to a halt. Also not pretty. Life goes on – hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Today’s mugshot is my little concoction for when I’m sick: hot water, lemon slice, ginger, and honey. It’s soothing. If my sinuses are acting up, I’ll steep a cinnamon stick, ginger, and a few whole black pepper. Let that cool a bit and add honey. You better sit with a box of tissue because your nose will start draining like crazy.
Have a great week everyone! (And go, Michigan!)
Yes, I should sit…
I could sit at my sewing machine, at the desk to finish our taxes, at the table with my kids, at the tea bar, on the couch to watch a few shows on the DVR (anyone watching Dallas?!).
… but yesterday, I sat for a few minutes with my leftovers from a wonderful Easter weekend.