Monday, April 27, 2009

The Perfect Weekend....

I have to tell you.....I feel like I've awoken from a long pastey-legged slumber....and am reborn into long maxi-sundresses....and can it be...my toes are actually seeing the light of day?....




I call it operation Shock and Awe......




For once...my husband is off on another lovely adventure......and I'M not the one having the nice weather rubbed in my face.....




"Have Fun in Alaska"...."Oh it's only going to reach 50 degrees today?...So Sorry...I think today will top out at 88....Man it's a veritable heat wave".....











And what better way to celebrate my good fortune....then by walking my newly exposed body-parts around a fabulous Arts/Craft Festival.....




(Juice should really be pleased he's freezing his bo-hunkus off in Alaska...because otherwise he would have had to suffer through an afternoon full of craft vendors...every man's fantasy I know)

My cohort in Crafty Crime and I......stumbled....(or rolled rather) across this AMAZING toy Designer named Diane Koss...who makes the most amazing plush monsters....and the crazy chick that she is....makes them ALL by hand....I mean come on now....look at picture number 2....she's insane....or has the nimble-ist fingers on the planet.....is nimble-ist even a word?...see I even have to use a hyphen...cause I have no clue.....













check her out at dkoss2 or her blog Cutesy But Not Cutesy
And can I just say a BIG thank you to my Good Friend for her and her little Kekito rolling with me....We Came...We Saw...We Conquered.....


Now, an afternoon of art/craft inspiration while tanning my toes....would have made the weekend a success in my book....but wait....what is that small package waiting patiently for me at my door?.....oh wait...could it be?....Did it come?....Who knew mail from Hawaii would come so quickly....my excitement grew as I ripped open the small box.....you would have thought it contained the golden ticket....










It is...it is....I have it....I won a fabulous Giveaway from an amazing lady over at KB Knits...she is a talented artisan...who happens to live in Paradise.....and I can't believe I won.....me....I'm still reeling....








you can check her out at her shop Kb Knits by Karen Brenden or on her blog kb. knits. Thank you SO much Karen....you totally were the cherry on my weekend sundae.....

*No Bead jewelry was harmed during the making of this post



"Sorry Hunny....hope you brought your warm socks"


And to make the week super complete....my Top 10 Blogs for the week....some juicy reading.....



Lola B's

The Shopping Mama

The Farm Chicks

Evolving Mommy

Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Attack of the Redneck Mommy

Nanny Deprived

this is no plain jane

Grosgrain

Suburb Sanity



And some Fab Music to do your Reading To.....


Fools Gold By Katie Herzig....hey anyone from "the Fort"....is good people

23 comments:

Cindy said...

What an awesome weekend with Pooh! It was 86 here on Sat. and yesterday wasn't as great but the sun came out eventually. That made it all good :)
Thanks for your words today.
I guess once you're able to get the "load off your shoulders" you can think straight :)

Cindy said...

oh, and I didn't forget, ya know :)

Kathie said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-) Don't forget you can enter my giveaway!

http://mynetfinds.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-favorite-etsy-find-giveaway.html

Dorkys Ramos said...

So happy to hear you had a lovely weekend! I can't believe it's this hot already. But then again, winter seemed to go on forever.

Courtney and the Boys said...

You and your blog are just adorable! So glad you stopped by mine...I look forward to following along with you! I can already tell I love your sense of humor. :) Congrats on your win...love the necklace!

April said...

What a fabulous weekend! I am lovin this hot weather here in Mississippi.....my girls actually went swimming in our pond on Saturday and at the MIL's pool on Sunday.....CAN'T WAIT TIL SCHOOL'S OUT!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

MoodyMommy said...

Good Morning and Happy Monday SITS!!

Come see my FIRST giveaway!!! $50.00 GC to Linen Kids....
http://www.confessionsofamoodymommy.com/2009/01/linen-kids.html

Life with Kaishon said...

I saw a comment you left at Aprils page and I came over to say hi! I LOVE the picture of your son with the bubbles! TOO adorable for words. Don't you just adore craft fairs? That little stuffed animal is cute as can be! Hope your week is filled with fabulosity and many sunny days : ).

Carolyne said...

Congrats on winning! I'll have to check her work out!
My husband hates craft shows too. He misses out on so much! :)

Brandi said...

Stopping by from SITS. Great blog.

Bethany said...

Ya for awesome weekends. :)

Spaceofgrace said...

Love the pictures!!! Especially the one with the bubbles. :)

TheSublimeLife said...

Haha! That's what all my next blog is going to be about! ;) It was a NICE weekend! And Sergio was on his best most stellar behavior! ;)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

What a great weekend! I am honored to be on your list this week, and I am digging the tunes.;)

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Ohhh, Cinnamon Spice is one of my favorite food blogs! I drool at just about every post! One of these days I will make one of her fabulous reciepes!
Glad you had a wonderful time at the craft fair!

FranticMommy said...

Love the monsters! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lani said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend too! And I like your new necklace.. want to hear some random trivia about them?
I used to work at Disney's Polynesian Resort here in FL.. the managers of the hotel all wear those exact necklaces. So, if you come for a visit wear it there and you can probably get away with bossing some people around before they figure you out!

Kari Jenkins said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! I am loving all the links you have posted and I am dying to pick up one of those monsters now for my lil Monsta!

Christina Lee said...

I'm guess part of operation shock and awe as well- b/c I just bought a maxi dress! those stuffed toys are awesome!

Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by! You have such a fun blog!!

Vivienne said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Your little guy is darling and I love the pix from the earlier post.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy SITS to you, too.

CINDERELLA said...

thanks for the comment. :-)

your blog is entertaining to read.

-cinderella