Monday, July 13, 2009

Positive affirmation from Bodega Bay...

Back from the coast, just in time for a good old Northern California heatwave..... *GASP*! It's good to take a break: it's healthy! You SHOULD reward yourself every now and then: It gives you perspective.. Reaffirms your identity and revitalizes your self esteem! It give you peace.... AND ... a dirty house, horse stalls and refrigerator when you return! tee hee Ahhhhh, REALITY!

This is what my breakfasts looked like while I was away from home for three days... Is that glorious looking or is it just me! Considering that I usually just have a humongous cup of coffee for breakfast and lunch, it was quite spectacular to pamper and by pampered by lovely and fun friends while scrap booking and having a ball in one of the most beautiful spots I've ever known: the Sonoma County Coast! I never take THIS good of care of myself when it's "just me!" So, how fun to get away and do this in the middle of summer and how great of my darling husband to make things work without me for a few days so that I could play!


Not only was there fabulous food and HILARIOUS friends, but I got a little scrap booking done, too! Here's one of my pages! I'm still trying to hammer away at some "older" photos and to scrap pretty quick and simple.... Not terribly concerned about supply lists and all of that... My goal right now is to catch up on memories from photos taken LONG ago, with an OLD camera and a different eye... Regardless, the subject is fairly darling! See what you think!


Just some simple snap shots from my little kitchen! I parted with a scrumptious hunk of "vintage" Rusty Pickle/ and Melissa Francis paper: YUUUUUUMMY! Some MM ribbon and a chipboard tag from WeAreMemory Keepers! Oh, and LOTS OF CRICUTING!

Just look at that little "imp!" These pics were taken on another HOT July day, if memory serves... just a few {*wink-wink} years ago.... Aaaaaawwwwwww!




{Speaking of "cute little IMPS"..} Some of us TRIED NEW THINGS and LEARNED a LOT! Hee Hee Like I said: it's good to get away! Time spent with GOOD friends is one of the most medicinal practices I can think of in this day and age! I am EXTREMELY blessed to have such wonderful friends to "get out of Dodge" with!

We never remember the pain of off-loading our substantial amount of supplies.... {Okay, a LOT of the crap is MINE! But trust me... You'd enjoy scrapping with someone like me - I'm the gal with the most totes and the most TOOLS and FUN stuff!} We never remember how SAD it is on the last morning, when there's not quite enough time to crank out one last layout, but plenty of time to be perplexed by how the furniture was arranged when we first arrived! But we ALWAYS remember the laughter, the FRIENDS, the great pages we made and something like "the story of the phantom golf ball" that did THIS to a window while we were scrapping! Oh my goodness!

It's all good: we HAD A BLAST! Thank you for coming along, in a way! I love my dear blog friends and I wish I had a BETTER way to bring you with me! I hope you enjoyed reading a little about my Scrappy get-away! I hope you had a delightful weekend WHEREVER you were, and that you had a chance to get to some good CRAFTING!

Have a FABULOUS day!

xo-

Elise

9 comments:

Rosemary said...

Hey E-ster!! OMG!!! What a wonderful time you had! Wish I could have come, too!! SIGH!!! Oh well, cute, cute, cute layout my dear!!! Adorable pics!! Keep on a scrapin' cuz you are turning out some good stuff!!

Tracey said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

tg said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. Beautiful pics. Can't wait to see all the pages!

Ann said...

Ahhh, that looks SO relaxing and FUN! And how on earth did you manage to break a window while scrapping? Hmmm, missy??? ;)

Karen said...

Sigh. ....... another...Sigh. I feel like I'm breathin' in that wonderful coastal air now. Thanks for taking us along! :> I love me some northern California coast time. (A certain little one is reading over my shoulder right now and reminding me that I promised to take them back to build a sand castle!! :>) Hope you got your fix in! :>

Christina Dehnert said...

Oh my goodness!!! Love, love, love the photos of our get away! I especially love your layout with your littlest in the fridge, oh and the one where she is "attacking" her brother's space. You are such a talented artist who leaves me in awe. Thank you for an incredible weekend.

Courtney Baker said...

How fun! It looks like a blast!

Centsational Girl said...

You are too cute with your feet up. Luv the pics of your sweetie in the fridge. Priceless.

Laurie said...

I am SO busted! (No pun intended?) What a wonderfully delishious time I had. It was a SCREAM for sure. Love you gals and I reflected on that a lot back in Wisconsin. *sigh*