The kiddos started school yesterday, so the reality that summer is over is starting to set in, even though it’s still super hot and humid outside. It’s going to be an adjustment, but suffice to say, everyone was in bed early last night. But, it is what it is, right? Let’s kick off the school year with this week’s Friday 5+1! This post contains some affiliate links.
I had to share my friend Amie’s blog, Meme Hill, because 1) she was my Haven roomie, and is totally fun and sweet and 2) she’s crazy talented. To put it in perspective, I’m a painter, Amie is an artist. Here are a couple of my favorite projects –
The Homearama home that she designed (and you know how much I love Homearama).
This checkerboard floor that she painted is amazing. The math alone has my head spinning.
Here it is in progress –
And here it is completed. See what I mean? Crazy skills.
That’s just a taste of her talent. Take a look at her blog for more – there’s lots of it!
I spotted some projects from Flaming Pot on Facebook, and was smitten with the cuteness factor. I mean, who doesn’t love a crocheted donut pillow?
I keep thinking/talking about adding some video tutorials on my blog, and finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a Go Pro to play around with it. I opted for the mid-range Go Pro Hero+ with an LCD screen, and have been playing around with it a bit. I’ll just have to keep it away from my kids!
I’m hoping to use it to put together some video on how to use a paint sprayer (for starters). Any video requests? Trust me when I tell you that I’m having a bit of anxiety about putting myself out there. I’m enlisting my daughter’s help in some expert video editing, since she’s more up to speed on this sort of technology than I am. 😉
I’m looking to do a blog redesign in the fall, and a blogger at Haven told me about this book – How to Style Your Brand. I have it on order, but from the looks of it, and what she told me about it, it helps you to define and hone in on your style when it comes to branding. It’s what I need – I feel like I know what I want (in my head), but translating that into a blog design is a challenge. I will keep you posted. The front cover sure looks promising…
Perhaps I’m showing my age here, but I remember my mom having a train case when we traveled, and it was a great piece of luggage to have to house all of your toiletries, makeup, hair products, etc… I think the train case needs to make a comeback. After traveling on vacation and to Haven, I got to thinking about how useful a train case would be in lugging all of this stuff around the country.
My +1 for the week – Having Olympic results spoiled by news/social media/etc… before I even have the chance to watch them. I have tried to shield myself from the results (specifically, gymnastics), and even turned off a news notification setting on my phone (which apparently didn’t work, because it popped up again). Even on the news, they don’t even give a “spoiler alert” – they just cruise right on in with the results. I like surprises. I don’t want to know who wins before I watch a competition, I want to see how the competition unfolds. Perhaps it’s a tall order in today’s world, but should it be?
I should add here, that I tried to see if there was a way I could watch the gymnastics competition “live” vs. during primetime. I couldn’t – not on tv anyway. I think I might have been able to watch it on my computer if I dug around and tried, but who wants to watch it on their computer or their phone? Not me.
Have a great weekend!