I hope everyone had a wonderful and sunny weekend :) Steve and I finally bought our flowers and panted them this weekend. He has been very eager to do this and I keep hold back, due to our strange weather lately. But, Spring was in full bloom in Bend this weekend. We reached temps in the mid-70's and I got a bit of a sun burn during our Saturday breakfast at Mc Kay's Cottage where we sat out doors. I love that!!! During the winter, of course the tables are not outdoors, so I love when it's warm and you can enjoy breakfast, coffee and mimosas out doors :)
So, as you can see here I planted Gerbera Daisies and Garden Mums. They are so colorful and delicate. They simply make me happy.
Aside from Spring and planting flowers, I've recently made a life choice for myself. To get healthy and loose the weight that I have put on over the last few years and get in shape. I've tried and tried to motivate myself to do this, but have failed miserably each and every time, only to put the weight I just lost right back on----plus some. So--------- I've hired a personal trainer at a private gym, I am meeting with a nutritionist and I going to finally get myself on track. I dream of being comfortable in a swim suit during the summer, or heck----wearing a short sleeved shirt for that matter. If you know me really well, you would never see me in public with a tank top or short sleeves. I have major issues with the way my arms look, so I by making this choice, I'm excited to finally love my body as a whole. Not try to cover it up in 100 degree weather. Ah, that will be SUCH a dream come true. Okay....this post is turning into a rambling session. So, sorry..lol :)
Okay...........now to a more interesting topic---SCRAPBOOKING, YAY!
I'm excited to share that I've been added to our local scrapbook stores roster of teachers. It is a wonderful shoppe filled to the brim with my most favorite supplies. I actually crave going there. Sad, huh? It's called SCRAPBOOKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. If you are ever in Bend, email me and I'll give you directions. This is one store I can honestly say, you would love :)
My first class will be on May 8th. I'm SO flippin excited and a bit nervous. I am teaching a class called, "BIG AND BOLD." How fitting, huh? I am going to use Tinkering Ink's Perfectly Posh and Covenant Garden line for a couple layouts and a card and gift set. I was in the store yesterday and Suzy mentioned that my class was close to being full. That was music to my ears..lol!! In July I will be teaching a fun project based class where we will make 4th of July party invites, place settings, thank you cards and even an altered paint can for the children to toss their used fireworks in.
I've wanted to have more teaching opportunities, so I am really thankful for this!
May 1st, my sketch will be up at www.pencillines.com . I'm really excited to see what the design team has created using my sketch. When I first started scrapbooking, I created quite a few sketches as guidelines, but I kind of fell out of the habit of doing them, so this was fun to do! Hey! Idea! If you are into it and the sketch inspires you---just a bit (wink) I would love to see your take on it! Post your link here if you decide to do it!
So, I leave this REALLY long ramble with wishes to all of you for a wonderful week ahead! Get out and enjoy nature and drink-in some fresh air. It can do wonders for your inspiration. I think so, anyway---LOL!
Be a great day!!!!-----xxoo-Tessa Ann Watte`