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Entries in Friday Fill-ins (69)


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. Welcome springtime in Florida and the arrival of the ducks and hummingbirds!

2. Hearing family is coming to visit and creating art I love make me jump for joy.

3. There's a beautiful tree called a Red Bud blooming in my front yard!

4. The bright green of the trees is the thing I love most about this time of year.

5. Canjun boiled peanut hummus is my latest obsession.

6. Flying to Nebraska to see my friend Brittany and her new baby is what I'm eagerly awaiting.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I want to paint in the studio, tomorrow my plans include an early workout, chores and a little art time and Sunday, I'm looking forward to launching my new workshop called Snap & Share!



Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. I sure hope that Wren I keep seeing is going to nest in our outside light fixture this year?

2. I want you to take some time to relax and know who you are!

3. My best ideas  usually come to me first thing in the morning.

4. Sometimes you have to take a chance and see what happens.

5. I could use some relief from these allergies but it doesn't look too good for the weekend.

6. I decided to try cajun boiled peanuts and now I am addicted to them!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to video editing for my next workshop, tomorrow my plans include lunch with Erika and Sunday, I want to visit some friends I have not seen in months!




Friday Fill-Ins...

And here we go...

1. Sleigh bells ring and it makes me think of snowy weather, which we never see in Florida.

2. It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees and the one I bought is named Sappy Firwood!

3. You're a mean one and should make an effort to do at least one nice thing each day.

4. Father Christmas is who again?

5. Silent night is so calming, especially when there is a full moon.

6. All I want for Christmas is a food chopper/slicer!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to wrapping gifts and quiet time, tomorrow my plans include attending our church Christmas party and Sunday, I want to catch up on my December Daily project!



Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. As I neared the window I saw the American Woodcock at the water's edge.

2. Uppercase Magazine is what I'm reading right now. It's filled with lots of inspiration!

3. The fact that I wore footed pajamas as a child must be why I don't particularly like wearing socks.

4. To tell the truth, I love watching Hallmark Christmas movies this time of year.

5. It hit me this week that I needed to purge my closet and let some things go.

6. I am a hoarder of bracelets, stationery, bags and magazines!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to venturing up into the attic for the Christmas decorations, tomorrow my plans include trimming the tree and decorating the house and Sunday, I want to enjoy a little rest and relaxation!



Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. Why does this time change make me so tired at night!?

2. I don't want to be afraid to travel and see the world.

3. Thank you for following my blog, supporting my art and for all the encouraging e-mails and comments you send my way.

4. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because I have such fond memories of my dad and his awesome cooking and how fun it was to send him to the store* to get stuff we needed

5. I am SO thankful for a husband who takes such good care of me, serves God and loves me unconditionally.

6. If we want to be healthy, we have to make up our minds to be.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing with family, tomorrow my plans include shopping with my mom and Sunday, I want to start working on my Christmas cards!


*He always volunteered to go to the store for us and then would disappear.  We would laugh because we knew he was sneaking off to have coffee and pancakes with his friends.


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. Three things I like about Thanksgiving: spending time with family, fond memories of my dad and just relaxing.

2. After dinner, I can guarantee my hubby will be sacked out on the couch.

3. This has been a very busy and exciting month for me.

4. I am still undecided about whether or not to decorate the house with a live tree or my small table top artifical tree.

5. Oh, man, thankfully I still have plenty of time to write and mail Christmas cards.

6. One day I will perfect the art of creative video editing.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to trying out a new restaurant with my friend Claire, tomorrow my plans include planning my Christmas shopping and Sunday, I want to watch a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie!



Friday Fill-Ins...

And here we go...

1. I woke up exhausted after being chased by a giant bright red lobster/crab creature.

2. I'm looking forward to seeing my mom again soon!

3. I love to buy things on sale or with a coupon.

4. I am hoping to utilize some of my gift(s) as part of a new church ministry.

5. What's up with all the injuries this year in the NFL?

6. I strongly dislike getting paper cuts on my fingertips.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting my hair cut, tomorrow my plans include video editing for some upcoming tutorials and Sunday, I want to watch a little football!



Friday Fill-Ins & an Art Pops™ Peek... we go!

1. In November, I most look forward to visiting my family at Thanksgiving, which is one of my favorite holidays.

2. My nephew scored his first touchdown yesterday and I am excited for him!

3. It's right there, in the pile.

4. Having the house alarm set at night gives me some peace of mind.

5. Water is one of the most amazing things in nature, at least as far as I'm concerned.

6. Pop is what my grandmother used to call any kind of soft drink!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to bag party with Sandi to package all these Art Pops™, tomorrow my plans include releasing my new product line called Art Pops™ and Sunday, I want to workship with my church family!



Today is the last day I will tease you!  My new Art Pops™ will be available tomorrow.  Check back tomorrow for all the details!


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. Beware of upgrading too soon!

2. We don't see much snow here in Florida.

3. When I get overwhelmed I tend to shut down instead of getting busy.

4. Going through the haunted house last week made me scream and laugh so was great!

5. Someday I would like to take a cruise around the Mediterranean.

6. Spicy bean and veggie chili is one of my favorite meals when it's cold out.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading and relaxing, tomorrow my plans include working in the studio with some new art supplies and Sunday, I want to run by Barnes & Noble to see if the new Flow Magazine is in stock!


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. Old me would eat that and call it cheating a little; new me would not sacrifice months of hard work.

2. I am impressed with young people who take responsibility for their actions.

3. So...I shouldn't make a big deal over the fact that my fantasy football team beat the only kid's team in our league. I am tempted, especially after he walked by me on Sunday morning and said, "You're going down!"

4. Fig scented soap is a favorite of mine right now?

5. The big difference between me and my husband is that he is an extrovert and I am an introvert!  They say opposites attract and we balance each other.

6. Falling into a comfortable bed at night with my soft pillow and cool sheets makes me happy.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to the FrightWorks Haunted House with my brother-in-law, tomorrow my plans include attending the UT football game and Sunday, I want to visit friends at church that I have not seen in some time!



Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. It's easy when you know how to do it.

2. Grilled salmon and brown rice is my favorite meal right now.

3. Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be a marine biologist (that was in the eigth grade).

4. Making my bed as soon as I get up is part of my daily routine. When I got to college I decided I didn't want to do it anymore and my roommate pretty much made it a rule so it has remained a habit throughout my life.

5. What is it like to parachute out of an airplane?  That is something I will never know.

6. It would be so nice if the cooler weather would come sooner than later.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to date night with hubby, tomorrow my plans include babysitting my favorite little guy and Sunday, I want to start packing for my trip to Rocky Top!


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. How does this webcam work with YouTube? We want to broadcast from our art retreat this weekend and I need to figure it out.

2. I am feeling very strong at the moment. Consistent weight training is finally paying off!

3. I recently discovered Magalay Ohika and I love her colorful and quirky pieces.

4. Under-promise and Over-deliver, is a good business principle.

5. What is that inspiring quote?*

6. If I were going to sing karaoke, the song I would sing is "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to art time with girlfriends, tomorrow my plans include making brunch for my friends and finishing that painting I started and Sunday, I want to love on my cute buddy Hudson at church!


*“To the world you may just be someone, but to someone you may be the world.” ~Anonymous


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. I need a new pair of weight-lifting gloves.

2. He was right about putting my Christmas Cactus on the front porch and now it is flourishing.

3. A great deal can always be found at Marshalls/Home Goods.

4. I placed some plant cuttings into that big tall glass.

5. It was announced that at 139-39, Tom Brady is the first QB in NFL history to have 100 more wins than losses.

6. We do not own very many sharp steak knives.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to playing with my new Impossible Instant Lab, tomorrow my plans include watching a little college football while doing a little creating in the studio and Sunday, I want to attempt to cook my first butternut squash!



Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. When I walk around my neighborhood I see palm trees, a lake and mostly empty and quiet streets.

2. Lasagna is my favorite thing to cook.

3. Life is filled with many sweet and wonderful moments and I am grateful for all of them (i.e. sitting on the bench outside Tomato Head eating peanut butter pie with my sister, listening to that guy play his guitar...just to name one).

4. My _____ makes me feel all warm and fuzzy (I am leaving this one blank because I don't like feeling warm and fuzzy.  It is too hot here in Florida and I would rather be cool than warm!)

5. Spinach is my favorite Autumn vegetable (but I eat it all year long!).

6. A hot bath is better when it is filled with bubbles.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to laughing, arting and spending time with my girlfriends, tomorrow my plans include a beach walk and sunset and Sunday, I want to have smooth traveling as we fly home.


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. Why do I get stressed over deadlines when I always get things done on time?!

2. I really enjoy watching the ducks in our backyard and wish they would stay.

3. By far the sky seems so much bluer in Florida.

4. I feel special when my students take the time to send me mail art.

5. I just discovered Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex and it is really nice.

6. Pretty paper, pens, books, blank journals and cards are things I hoard.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to our first Ladies Retreat, tomorrow my plans include watching football and Sunday, I want to get my stuff all packed up for my trip!