Thank you for all the wishes for my son's birthday yesterday! I ordered a very special handmade card for him this year, from Lisa who lives in Israel. You can find her blog here and her shop, Handmade in Israel, here.
I love it so much I'm going to frame it! Ben loved it, too, of course!
You all will be happy to know that I'm not going to be complaining about our lack of Spring anymore; it's actually as if we are already in Summer here, with lovely days in the 80's and lots of sunshine.
I'm also enjoying getting to sleep in a bit -- because my teenager has to be pried out of bed with a crowbar. With no one to rustle out of bed for school, I'm sleeping until I wake up lately, which is usually around 8:30. Bliss!
Pretty summer evening downtown
Here is a little project I did the other day:
I had this little bird under a dome, which was a Christmas ornament I bought a couple of years ago at Target. I love it so much, and had often thought it would look lovely year 'round.
So, while at a thrift store recently, I found the perfect tarnished silver candlestick. I brought it home and glued the ornament to the top of the candlestick. I think it's adorable!
Another of my favorite things about summer is that the dogs spend more time lazing around outdoors, which means the cat spends more time downstairs with me! Isn't Kyra pretty!
I've caught the summer slowdown bug, too: more writer's block. It's Wednesday and I haven't written a single article for my examiner.com page! Shame on me.