Remember a while back, I was bragging on my friend, Cindy, saying how she did these Really Random posts now and then? And how much I loved them? And how I had some random stuff I wanted to talk about but I didn't want to steal her title of Really Random? So, I called mine Kinda Random? (The first sentence is a link to one of my examples. Here's another.)
Well, when I was at retreat at Gruber's, Cindy said she was going to start doing a link up on her Really Random posts for others who wanted to do them. And she didn't mind if we used the same title.
But now, I have Kinda Random as a category on my blog. So, I'm going to link up with Cindy, but I'm calling my posts Really Kinda Random. How's that? I'm thinking it might be sorta hard to be random...sorta like it's hard to be random when you're quilting. Right? So, I'll be Really Kinda Random. I know I won't be able to hold a candle to Cindy's free-flowing posts. She's awesome at it.
If you want to join in, too, go visit Cindy's blog Live a Colorful Life, grab a button (on her sidebar), and join in the fun!
Without further ado, here goes my first stab at linking up with her:
My friend Jackie from Art Quilt group goes to Florida every year to help birth the baby sea turtles. She and her husband give up two weeks every summer to do this. She is in love with sea turtles. Apparently, they're endangered, and there are people who go down there to protect the nests and help make sure the little turtles get born okay. She sent me this amazing video from her friends, who also do this. It's about 9 minutes long, but I couldn't stop watching it. Neither could Sweet Pea. It's awesome.
Speaking of awesome, when I was at Lake Winnipesaukee, I learned that one of the islands has its own post office. This is the post office for that island. Don't you love it?!
Speaking of things I love, I found a photo that I took with my other camera, so it wasn't with the rest of my Gruber's retreat photos. But, here's a show and tell from Amanda Jean. She made this from a scrap exchange she had with her friends. I think it's fantastic. I love all the color and pattern in it. Makes me want to sit outside with it, drinking lemonade and reading a book.
Speaking of sitting outside, this spring, I got a couple of chairs and a table to sit under the tree between our house and the shed. It's the perfect spot to sit in the shade and watch Sweet Pea play in the yard. I love the turquoise color.
It all started when I saw this set at Target. I fell in love and knew I needed a turqouise table and chairs in my yard. I was looking for something to go in that spot anyway. But then I saw the set above at the garden store and just loved the round shape to the chairs. Too bad it cost 2.5 times what this one cost. But I'm glad I splurged for the one I really loved.
Speaking of turquoise while back, Heather Mulder Peterson blogged about a rug she had purchased for her house. (I tried to find the post for you, but I couldn't....) I absolutely loved it and searched for it online. See, I've been looking for a round rug for my entryway, and this was just perfect. Well, I did found it online. But I won't be getting it anytime soon. It cost something like $2,500! When I was at Pier 1 the other day and found this rug. It had the same color scheme as the one Heather had, but it was only $20. Granted, it's not round, and it's not as big as what I wanted, but it makes me happy to have a splash of color in the entryway. And there's turquoise in it! I want to use these colors as the inspiration for my entryway. I have my eye on some other things to coordinate with this.
Now, if I can just get that tile replaced. I just can't get motivated to do it!
While Sweet Pea was blowing up her water balloons, I was sitting outside and doing some reading. Well, I guess if you call looking at pictures reading.... I had gotten a Chico's catalog in the mail and was flipping through it. For some reason, I'm really into crocheted items right now. Don't you love this sweater? I might have to get one. I'm trying to learn to crochet. More on that later.
Speaking of being outside, one of my friends babysat Sweet Pea the other day when I needed to work all day. When she came home, she had a huge bag of blueberries. They had gone blueberry picking. So, I made some more Blueberry Zucchini Bread. It's so awesome. We shared with our neighbors. They were happy. I still have enough left to make lots more....so I will. But every single time I go to make it, I find something in our kitching is all out...for example, with the first batch, I went to add the sugar and we were out. Grrr! No one wrote it on the grocery list!
Speaking of grocery lists, I needed a notepad for my grocery list. I had just used the last sheet the other day. So, when I was at Pier 1, I found this one. This just made me laugh. I like things that make me laugh. Do you ever feel like sh** just happens to you? I know I do. I got one for a friend who also feels like sh** follows her around, too.
What's made you laugh today? Does drama follow you around, too?
Hope you enjoyed this Really Kinda Random post today. I had fun writing it. I don't know if I'll have enough to participate in it every week, but I'll give a shot once in a while. Feel free to join the fun!
Until next time,