~ June - Over the Moon ~

So ...

this just might be part of the reason that ...

I am happy to be here.

In California, one can not mention "June" without the mention of "June Gloom" which means that every (so far at least) June day starts out with a dreary, overcast sky which melts away to sunshine later in the day. I'm not gonna lie ... I'm less than fond of the gray morning skies, and totally surprised at how chilly those mornings are. This AZ girl was used to triple digits by ten.

However ... there is something to be said for the thrill of anticipation as the day grows. On Saturday, the sun was out before high noon, so I immediately headed to the beach. I really, really wish I had a scratch n' sniff blog so that I could share with you the heavenly scent of the waves. You will have to settle for these (unretouched) photos instead.

Gloom? I don't think so.
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~ It All Adds Up ~

So ... take one "Edland" chest from Ikea and add ...

... four "Violette" knobs from Anthropologie ...

... splash on 57 coats of lovely "Calabash" paint by Martha Stewart at Home Depot ...

... and voila ... you have the loveliest of chests of drawers to grace your guest room.

Perhaps I should mentioned that Ms. Gee (of Riley Noehren fame) was the instigator of this entire Memorial Day project, pretty much because she was driven to do the assembling for me. As in ... I'm not sure I have ever seen her happier. Along with being a lawyer/author/crafter extraordinaire, she would like to add Ikea Assembler to her resume. The fact that she lives walking distance from an Ikea has only fueled this passion.

But ... I want it on the record that I did all of the painting.

And the knob installation.

Now ... if I could just have some guests for my guest room, my life would be complete.
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World Oceans Day

So ... I'm not gonna lie. I had pretty much decided to give the ol' girl the boot. Meaning, The Blog. Meaning, why the heck am I posting yet again?

Because tomorrow is World Oceans Day and I felt a strong obligation to give the day a salute ... in fabric.

Thank you Ocean. I am so, so fond of your breezes.

And your never-ending inspiration.

Go here to get a coupon for a free Rubios reusable tote bag. Tomorrow. On World Oceans Day.

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