Sunday, August 11, 2013

Weekend routine

If you follow my teacher's blog, you know that I've been back to school already. Well, during the week, I barely have time to breathe. You know what it's like, chaotic. But I love it. I get to rummage through all those ideas that I've found or bought and try to figure out HOW I'm going to fit it all in. 

Well, that means, that I'm back to making my weekends into a routine. Saturday's not really a routine. But we usually go to the pool, or do something fun. I can't always say it's as a family because my husband's schedule doesn't always allow for that, but we do what we can. 

Yesterday, we went to the pool with some friends, and then we came home and played in the backyard, where I got just hang with my girls...

and Pete. He's so pretty, isn't he??? He's about 10 years old though, and for big dogs, that's pretty old.

And Sundays are reserved for beach days and school planning. In the mornings, we go to the beach with some friends...ok. I just have to say. I don't know WHERE else I would ever live. I mean, I think I would be one depressed person if I couldn't go to the beach. Just looking outside and seeing the clear blue skies makes me want to be outside...but I have to be near the water. and pools are great, but there's something about the beach that just makes everything better.

When I was a kid, I remember being at the beach all the time, day and night. That's one thing I hope to pass on to my far so good.

I went to a new beach today. I pass it all the time to get to on of my other regular ones. I think I found my NEW beach. It's perfect. It has lifeguards (which I like because of my "no fear" girls), it has showers (again, for my sandmonster kids), and best of all?? It has a food shack! But it plays Jimmy Buffett music (LOVE) and it has some seriously yummy food with a really shaded area. I love it!

My girlfriend, that I usually go to the beach with, posted on her FB this morning with a hashtag of #saltwatertherapy

I love it. It's so true.  That's why this is one of my favorite sayings ever.
(p.s. that's MY picture..MY beach...and thank you to my talented friend for working her magic with the words! I'm totally turning this into a poster for my house!)

A BIG welcome cheer for the return of my weekend routine!!

Now...I must go plan for my week.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Girls Night: Painting

You know what's fun? a painting night!

We were all set to go to one of those Bottles and Brushes places, you know where you drink wine and paint pictures? Well, the one that they were going to paint that night wasn't something that we liked. SO, we decided to do our own. One of Jolyn's favorite artists is Peter Max. So we found one of his paintings that we liked and decided to try it on our own!

This is the one we were set out to do.

So to Jo-Ann's we went!  I had all the paints already, and paintbrushes, so we only needed to get the canvases. We found canvases, 2 for $13 and then they were 50% off of that! Sweet deal!

We stopped off at Publix to get some dinner...yep. Subs and Mimosas for dinner! haha!

We like to keep it classy. haha!

I printed off a picture for us both to use as a guide, and away we went!

Here's what we looked like most of the!

And ta-da!!  I actually REALLY like how they came out!! 

I think we're going to do it again...a different artist this time.