Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Stuff and My New Header!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great holiday weekend and a wonderful Memorial Day (of remembrance). I spent my whole day cleaning out my closet. It was a little scary. Had to hold either side of the closet entrance to keep from that huge tornado-like wind from sucking me into that huge pile of clothes the cats have been playing in and eating me up! I got everything in control and went through 8 loads of laundry (yes, 8 loads...hi my name is Michelle and I'm a shopaholic). I wanted to get through the garage but didn't make it. I was too dang exhausted after cleaning my closet. Who would have guessed it would take me all day! Guess what? I have five new outfits I didn't know about. Pathetic, huh? Lol!

My good friend Bryan and I did get around to some cooking but I can't give you the recipe. It's a family secret...all I can say is it was delicious!

First I wanted to show you something I bought several weekends ago at an antique shop. Only $5.99!


A table ready for baking. I was going to bake something but the closet took every ounce of energy I had in me.

Cooking some good food...


Also! How do you like my new header? My graphic designer and good friend, Marie, did it yet again! She made me exactly what I wanted. She really is amazing with her wonderful creations. If you are interested in employing her to make a fun header for you her rates are a flat rate $100 for two mock ups and 3 hours of work and then $25.00 an hour after that. She's so good and she really does a quick job! Please feel free to let me or Marie know (her email is zelmar1027@gmail.com) if you're interested! She's a wonderful artist so if you haven't already been there, please checkout her blog, The Play of Light and Shadow, when you have a chance! In fact, she's got a giveaway going on right now!
Until tomorrow...

15 comments:

Anya said...

You new header is BEAUTIFUL :)
Great job, I'am not so creative;)
It looks friendly, colorful and now you are going cook everyday :)

Tracey said...

I love your Header.. it looks great. I think I have that same closet. Only I've gained so much weight right now I can't fit into anything and it's very depressing. I love the rooster plaque. Hope you have a good week.. enjoy your new outfits too!!

Shirley said...

I think your new look is fabulous. I can relate about the closet. When I retired and moved, I donated 13 bags of clothing I didn't need anymore. Of course, I keep buying more.

Dawn said...

new digs! yes!
I was so busy working alllll weekend, I missed baking.
I am a shopalholic at williams sonoma and sur la table.

Pam said...

The new header looks GREAT! I love spring cleaning - it feels so good when you are finished.

Zaroga said...

I like the new header. The find is neat and the food looks good!

the ungourmet said...

Yes, your header is adorable, in fact, I love the whole design of your blog! Great job!

I collect chicken so, of course, I am so loving your wall art!

Yes, the weather is grand!! Have a terrific week!

Cat with a garden said...

We love the new header, it's beautiful! Fantastic job!

Heather said...

wow your closet sounds scary, lol! finding 5 new outfits is amazing!!! love the new header :)

Kathleen said...

Love the new blog look! Just fantastic and yummy. Hope your Tuesday is wonderful! Hugs, Kathleen

MaygreenFairies said...

Love your new header it is truly scrumptious! Mandy x

The Blonde Duck said...

LOVE the new look!

fairmaiden said...

Dearest Michelle, I got your package today!!!! Oh my goodness, I am in awe of how kind you are. I love, LoVe, lOvE the mint green creamer and sugar...it is so perfect for Sea Cottage. I've already got them filled with organic sugar and powdered non-dairy creamer and on the counter next to the coffee pot. I will use them daily for my morning tea. Thank you so much for this gift. And all the other little things, including the box! So Cute. I LoVe the tiny starfish, it is adorable. I have a thing for starfishes and sanddollars. And I have to tell you that Bella could smell your kitties on the package. It was the cutest thing...she got so Quincy, Mocha, and Emma. She was wagging her tail and looking up at me with eyes that said, "mommie let me see", and sniffing. I asked her if she could smell the kitties and I put the box down and let her sniff everything. She was so happy and began looking around our home for them. I thought you would just love to hear that. I think she would be great friend's with your kitties. Well, I'm going to go back to my blog now so I can post about your delightful gift. You are so sweet to think of me. You made me feel so special. Someday I will come up in my cottage camper and visit you. oxox Fairmaiden

Catherine Holman said...

That fabulous header is worth every penny!
Catherine

Neabear said...

The header looks great! Love it. I can't believe you found 5 outfits you didn't know you had! You will have fun wearing them I am sure.