Tuesday, May 27, 2008


We've been slowly but surely getting ready for our Florida trip. We seem to be having a hard time getting motivated to pack. It seems like there is alot to do and no time to do it. It's a little overwhelming. Eddie said today that he wasn't in the mood to pack. We both wondered if it's because it's been so long since we've been anywhere, that we just don't care. I don't know how that could be. We're going to be staying in a condo on the beach for free for a whole week courtesy of a business associate of my cousin's. It's an opportunity that we won't get again any time soon, if ever.

So far, we've only gotten this far. Getting the suitcases down from the attic:

And starting to pack a few necessities:

In between packing I've been working on a few crafty projects. One of them is a quilted potholder that I finished:

And another one in progress:

I also found some great collage sheets from several different sellers on Etsy. I got them all printed out on sticker paper that I bought from Staples and decided to put them in a little box that I'm calling my Sticker Box:

I thought it would be fun to have stickers to put in my handwritten journal that I keep. It might be fun to just reach in a draw one or two out every time I want to write in it and let it be the theme for my journal entry for the day.

And I can't forget to give you an updated picture of my friend's mailbox garden. This little garden is flourishing.

And last, but not least, I decided to make an altered clipboard:

I found this great tutorial for making altered clipboards that seems very easy to me. I didn't vary much from the example in the tutorial, but I'm pleased with the way it came out. I still have to apply the Modge Podge to mine, but I'm in the process of letting it dry for 24 hours before I do that. Before watching this video, don't forget to go to the bottom of my page and turn off the music.


blazedanielle said...

What a fun post!! I love the potholders and the suitcase! And a lovely tutorial too! I hope you are having fun packing, and that you are excited for your trip! How long will you be away?

(and that mailbox garden is getting so beautiful!!)

blazedanielle said...

Your suitcase reminds me of my blue one! ;)