July 28, 2011

Summer is for the Birds


Thursday, a seemingly ordinary day. We spiffed ours up a bit with some watercolor pencil fun,


 watching select episodes of Gilmore Girls, reading a couple of chapters of Little Women,



and capping it off with a brightly hued Margarita and dinner out at a Mexican restaurant to kick off our 4 day staycation.

After spending a good part of the summer feeling like I was coasting through, I am now doing my best to make the most of every moment. I'd like to be able to harness this make-the-most-of-it feeling every day.

19 comments:

  1. Can you send a bottle my way? I have been waiting all day to get into my craft studio and now that I'm here I'm having trouble getting a move on. A bottle of mojo would sure come in handy right about now! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Enjoy the rest of your week, Patty

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  2. Love the cheerful watercolor. Have a wonderful staycation.

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  3. I am envious. I feel like I have been running all summer. I just wanna stay home!

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  4. Love your little birds! Looks like you had a great afternoon.

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  5. colorful birdies and colorful margaritas... sounds like you had a good day!! Julie

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  6. That top watercolor of the birds would make a darling fabric don't you think? I know what you mean about making the most of the rest of summer. It's slipping away fast!

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  7. that is the cutest bird watercolor!!! and the margarita doesn't look half bad either.

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  8. ok, now i want to come over really, really badly.

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  9. i forgot about our watercolor pencils...thanks for the reminder! we had a staycation earlier...enjoy!

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  10. Except for our trip to Nepal, we've had a staycation all summer long. Normally we would be in the States but this year, I had a feeling the summer would fly by and it has. My last day at school was June 14th and now I head back on 8/14, exactly two weeks from now. Nothing on my to-do list got done. Just a whole lot of crocheting and vegging. The rat race will begin again soon enough. Enjoy the down time. Best wishes, Tammy

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  11. What a perfect day! Filled with some of my favorite things..art, Gilmore girls, margaritas.. how could you go wrong?! Enjoy your stay-cation!

    PS--The watercolor chicks are adorable!

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  12. I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  13. Yep, it catches
    up with me, too,
    at the end of July.
    A seemingly endless
    summer suddenly has
    an end in sight : )
    Enjoy this last month
    of summery goodness!
    xx Suzanne

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  14. with the page flipped to august today, i feel like my summer has a second chance. i want to worry less and have more fun!

    bravo to margaritas and drawing!

    xo
    elyse

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  15. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/ and one on everything coastal
    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  16. You guys are artists!!! Those water color drawings are sooo good! I could see them on greeting cards in a quaint little shop in your little village! Very very sweet. :)

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  17. Love the watercolor birds - just adorable!

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  18. So, what are those select Gilmore Girls episodes? I'd love to know your favorites. My all time fave is probably the one with the Dragonfly test run.....Kirk running naked into the night is just priceless!
    Hope you are still enjoying your last days of summer, JJ! I'm hitting my porch swing this afternoon. I'll take a book with me, but probably end up taking a nap!

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