mourning: the closing of twopeasinabucket.com. I stumbled upon a link to that site one day about 6 years ago while reading Simple Scrapbooks magazine and immediately became a two peas addict. I learned a ton about scrapbooking from the Garden Girls and from Shimelle's weekly Glitter Girl videos, and then from other crafty people who would post comments in the threads. I loved the non-scrapbook related message board too. I learned a lot of cool things there. It was a part of my every day reading. While they had an online store, I never purchased anything. I had enough local places to shop, so it wasn't necessary. I never even joined and became a contributing member, but I sure got my brain full of ideas and spent a lot of time there reading. I'm so sad to see it go.
marveling: at how well my window box is doing this year. I dug out all the old dirt and refilled it with some good stuff we bought at Marbott's. It totally worked. Well, that and the fact that Phil has it hooked up to a soaker hose that's on a timer so it always gets watered. Really, this picture doesn't even do it justice. It's so pretty.
decorating: for the 4th. The top of the piano is all decked out in red, white, and blue. I really want to make a burlap banner for the deck (we are having a small gathering here on the 4th) and I want a patriotic table runner. And I have a whole pinterest board of fun things that I'll probably never get made.
smiling: when I see Wilson snuggling with Phil. He's such a big baby. He thinks he's a lap dog.
needing: to finish the file organizing in the office/scrapbook room. I really want to share the transformation with you.
wanting: to get some stuff hung up on the walls this summer. It's time.