My daughter's charity, Cakes 4 Causes, literally received a great BIG thank you recently. One of the four charities that she selected for donations is High Hopes, a local program for autistic kids. The students all made a thank you banner, which in turn, made my daughter's day.
Cakes 4 Causes is rounding out the first year of donations. This year's final efforts will focus on Operation Christmas Child. All profits from baked goods will be used to purchase items for the gift boxes this project.
P.S. If you haven't already, please "like" and share the Cakes 4 Causes facebook page with your friends. Thanks!
Today, take even just a few minutes to do what makes you happy. For me, it's gettin' my fingers dirty mixin' up a nice fluffy pot of grout. Yum! I've been working on a larger piece the last few weeks. I've been switching back and forth between thinset, and Weldbond and grout, having to tape and grout as I go. This piece will still require a lot of cleanup, so no photos yet of the current messy work-in-progress. But I'm getting close...
Have a Fabulous Friday! What a great fall day we have here.
So, I seemed to have developed an addiction, though it only rears its not-so-ugly head on a quarterly basis. You see, I am addicted to the publication Artful Blogging and others by Stampington and Company. I’ve mentioned them before, and I just can’t get enough. Artful Blogging only comes out every quarter. But then I found out you can order back issues. Ahhh. I ordered every one of them, since I only just discovered the magazine in the summer of 2010.
The pages are filled with glorious photographs, artful articulations, and storybook glimpses into the lives of individuals and artists that are soulful, creative, and inspiring. As I read these back issues, I took note of the names of blogs that I’d like to visit when I could find the time. These blogs are the ones I found particularly intriguing with their photographs, art, or musings.
I’m still learning the ropes here on my own blog, and cannot seem to figure out how to put a permanent “blogroll” anywhere on this page that you’re reading now, so I’m just going to list these blogs within this Fabulous Friday post. Take a moment to click on one of these links. I promise you’ll find one that you like.
And while I’m at it, here are a few other blogs that I enjoy. Most are authored by my talented friends, but some are the result of serendipitous surfing.
Virginia Gardner http://www.driftingintofocus.com/
Pam Goode http://sophieswildhair.wordpress.com/
Paige Ponder Monaghan http://ponderpubs.blogspot.com/
Lee Ann Petropoulos http://mosaicartbyla.blogspot.com/
Amber Pierce http://ambersartistry.wordpress.com/
Deb Schwedhelm http://www.debsphotographs.com/photoblog/
Please, take a breather and enjoy. Pour a glass of your favorite whatever, settle in, and have a Fabulously inspired Friday.
It's H.O.T. Diggedy Dog and Millie finally gets to be in the limelight. My daughter rescued her almost two years ago with some Christmas money that she had received. Millie was a puppy then, so she is nearing her second birthday. Unlike humans with our Terrible Two's, I welcome Millie's entre into another year. She is settling down a little bit, and not doing quite as many "puppy" things...like stealing our neighbors shoes off their carport, or digging (as many) holes, or chewing to shreds any stuffed animal, nerf ball, football, soccer ball, volleyball, flip flop- okay well anything, that happens to be left in our yard. She's a great dog and goes on my daily walks with me, now that our other dog Zoe is just too old to make it that far. We picked this particular dog because she looked like our beloved old dog Beau that we had for fourteen years.
Below is a photo of what I'm glad (or hopeful) we're leaving behind as Millie turns two. This was the scene that greeted us after a weekend away when she was a little younger. She killed my feather pillow, in the rain.
Oh, and here's Honey:
Nope, not our puppy. My neighbor's new puppy. And she's not anywhere near two years old. It's payback time for the Wagner's. Now, where's my other flip flop?