(me and Caroline)
I went to an outdoor painting party by my friend Hillary's business, Alla Prima (book your party today!). We painted an Italian-inspired scene. It was a refreshing and relaxing experience, the weather was perfect, and now I have fun original art to hang in my house.
I made a clock! This clock customizing idea from Real Simple has been in my inspiration binder for years. I've been in need of a timepiece in my home office, so I bought a $4 standard wall clock at Wal-Mart, painted the outside white, and covered it with scrapbook paper that matches the room's decor. I previously used the same paper to make coasters for the room, so my coordination-loving heart is totally satisfied. (I can post about making custom coasters if anyone is interested. It's really easy!)
Office with new chair (via Kirkland's) and new clock!
I also found the perfect bottles for my beach sand collection (from beaches I've visited). As usual, I had something very specific in mind and had been looking for over a year. These bottles are exactly what I wanted. I spent Sunday afternoon happily transferring sand from the old Tupperware containers to the new pretty, corked glass bottles. (I only got a little sand in my eye. :P) I'll post about that once I have them all labeled and displayed. Get excited!