Oh good, it's Caturday! The day where I show you a picture of one my kitties. I did this
a long time ago on the blog once, but completely forgot about til now. I think it's time to
bring back Caturday!
Here's a photo I snapped the other day of Barney in the dryer. He loves to explore. Do you
ever put your pets in funny places to take photos, or is it just me?
To make Caturday even better, here are some links I've gathered this week:
Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough are running an e-course for 'beginning and returning
painters' called Get Your Paint On.
I found a delicous recipe for a healthy dessert.
I'm 99% sure I'm going to dye my hair a crazy color this week! I loooove dip
dyed ends like this.
And I gotta give credit where credit's due. Kitty Photo Friday on Miss Modish's Blog
is what jogged my memory about Caturday. I can't get enough her adorable kitty cats.
It usually takes me a while to jump on board with most trends. It took me years to finally
buy a pair of skinny jeans. But maxi skirts are a trend I just can't pass up. I especially love the
ones made of sheer chiffon with a shorter liner underneath. So pretty! Maxi skirts are so easy
to wear for many body types and marries comfort with style. They're basically the stylish
alternative to track pants. Just pair with flat sandles and a plain white tee for summer.
- Printed Woven Maxi Skirt
- Beverly Pleated Midi Skirt
- Black Split Chiffon Maxi
- Atlantic Blues Chiffon Maxi
- Tie Dye Maxi
- Long Skirt with Pockets
Once you start with this crosshatch pattern, you won't be able to stop!
All it takes is a few minutes and a couple dollars worth of supplies. You probably have most
of this stuff hanging around already.
Here are the supplies you'll need:
- something to decorate (card, notebook, etc.)
- cardstock, scissors, pencil OR a pre-made stencil
- painters tape
- ultra-fine point Sharpie
Start by drawing a simple shape on to the cardstock and cutting it out. Or, if you're using
a pre-made stencil, just tape that bad boy on to whatever you're decorating.
Make sure you really secure your stencil with painter's tape and start drawing your lines. I'm a jittery
person, so I think it looks good when the lines are little wavey. Gives it a hand-drawn look.
Also, I can't draw a straight line without the aid of a ruler.
Once you're done filling in the lines in one direction, start on the other way! Btw, if you
don't already own an ultra-fine point Sharpie, go get one now! You'll find so many uses
Try not to be too heavy with your Sharpie around the edges of the stencil or you'll get
little dots along the edge.
Now peel off the stencil and take a look at the pretty crosshatch pattern you just made.
Repeat the previous steps on everything you own. Just kidding! Well sorta...
I liked how this turned out so much, I immediately reached for a mini Moleskine notebook
and stenciled an 'F' for my last name. Sharpies come in roughly ten million colors now,
so pick up a couple shades and get going. Stenciling someone's named in multi-colored crosshatches on a
card would be a really cool addition to a gift.
Are you ready for spring yet? I know it's only March, but the weather has been amazing
lately and since it's the first day of spring today I thought we needed a fun warm weather drink.
All you have to do is pick up a couple pints of berries at the grocery store, whatever
is on sale or in season.
I love my heart shaped ice cube tray from Ikea!
Just toss the berries in the blender until they are completely puréed. I did each kind
seperately, but a mix would be nice too.
Next I strained out the seeds, because I didn't want seedy ice cubes, and poured them
into my ice cube trays.
After a few hours in the freezer, you'll have brightly colored fruity ice cubes. They
taste great in simple, clear drinks like a Vodka Tonic. Or just add them to some soda water.
As they melt, they'll color your drink a bright pink and add a little sweetness.
Tip: The blueberry ice cubes didn't turn out as pretty as others. I thought they would be
purple, but they were more of a burgundy.