Friday, April 8, 2016

weekend wishes

{monet's garden, giverny, france: 2012}

happy friday!

i love the above picture. monet's garden in france is one of my favorite places visited. it looks just like his beautiful paintings...frozen in time. his cozy home is still on the property too. the fabulous old kitchen has big windows that looks right out to this breathtaking garden. i stood at the sink, gazed out the window, and dreamt of baking sweet smelling breads and creating all kinds of goodness. how could you not be inspired to create happiness in these surroundings?

i'm not sure if it's the lovely spring weather, my flowers blooming or my garden growing but, i'm feeling extra inspired this week. i'm trying to learn new things and organize my time {so, i can do all these new things}.

some recent inspirations...

the creator behind glamorous glitter. she recently had a little blogging bootcamp where she sent out helpful advice every day for a week. it was very helpful and informative.

holly mccaig.  i signed up for one of her online classes {faux calligraphy} and am anxious to get started on it today. she also offers several {free} tutorials on blog planning, drawing, and downloads. plus, she quickly replied to my email when i had a blog question.

things i'm anxious to try...

these paper flower garlands are darling.

painted glass bottles would be super cute centerpieces for the mother's day dinner i want to host.
and, how amazing is this "ice bucket" for a bottle of bubbly?! 

i'm in love with this negative space embroidery. oh, the possibilities!

i have my first quilt - unfinished, next to my sewing machine. once i complete it {hopefully in the very near future}, i want to make this one. so cute!

and, while we are fun is this maxi skirt?!

all that sewing and crafty may make me hungry. these hot cross buns should fix the hunger pains.

and, something a little healthier...whole wheat bagels. i have not made bagels in a while...i'm due.

ok. i'm feeling even more inspired now. if i can accomplish at least one of these fun things this weekend - i will be an extra happy girl.

wishing you a weekend full of inspiration!

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