Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My Creative Week In Review

I decided to compile my latest creative projects in one post since summer is so busy.  We have been working a lot on our deck and our container garden, as you saw in my last post.  I decided I wanted some sheer curtains on the deck as well to shelter us a bit from the sun.  I am in love with my deck now!


Spicing Things Up...

I have a client that has lots of spices but had a boring little plastic lazy susan to display them but she has all these fun cake plates so I decided I would jazz things up in her kitchen by combining the different cake plates to display her spices.

Her whole house has a vintage vibe so these fit so perfectly into her 1950's style house.


Also...I finally have a Facebook Page!  Come like my page and you could win something cool and creative!


Lastly...but not least...my Chalkboard Obsession.  My kids have been after me to change the chalkboard so here is the newest one!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Facebook Finally

I finally got a facebook page to go along with my blog!  YAY!

Come like the page and share in the fun.

It is in the beginning stages and I haven't added much to it yet, but be the first to see my cool, creative adventures I have coming.

Like the page and you could win a cool, creative prize!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ahhhh...Summer is here! Our Potted Gardening.

We finally have had nice weather to get our pots filled with beautiful flowers and they have really filled out.  I thought I would share them with you.  Summer has finally hit Minnesota! YAY!  

Our garden is mostly on the deck and our front door step.  The places we see it most.  I will take pictures when the corner garden start to bloom with zinnias.  I love them because they are just so darn easy to grow and I have fresh cut flowers in so many colors all summer long.  















Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New "Just a Girl Being Her Best" Facebook page!

Hello to all...Summer is keeping me busy and it is the last week of school for our gaggle of kiddos!  I will then have 2 high schoolers!

I just started a new Facebook Page...Just a Girl Being Her Best and would love to have you come join in the fun, support, sharing and inspiration!

Share it with every Girlfriend you love and cherish.


What is it about?  It's about my journey to be my best and to share and be inspired by others about Health, Happiness, Spirituality, Love, Family, Work, Financial Well-being, Creativity and so much more!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quick Chipboard Album

I have been so busy lately I haven't had any time to do something creative so I decided I would throw together a quick chipboard album with some new paper and embellishments I just bought.  It only took me about 45 minutes and it is a nice little gift to give for a graduate or kids birthday party.

First beautiful weekend

Our first beautiful weekend of spring and it was a very eventful one here.  On Saturday we did one of our favorite things...canoeing and fishing.  We weren't sure if we would be able to get put since we had thunderstorms most of the morning but it cleared up enough and off we went to the river. 

We caught our first fish of the season...Here is mine to the left...I wouldn't hold it so Scott had to. ha! ha! Mine was bigger!   

We also did a little more planting and Scott is building flower boxes for the deck, which pictures of that will come next week when they are done.


The beautiful river with the leaves just starting to come out.  Fishing wasn't great since it had been pouring all morning but by the time we got out on the river it started warming up and the sun started peeking out.
Then...the car stopped working and Scott had to figure out what was wrong with it now.  It is like chasing ghosts in this car...and a couple hours later, it was working again.  But...as you can see, Scott got a little dirty working on it.  I cleaned the garage while he was working on the car.  Boy...was it a mess!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Chalkboard Obsession Saturday

The weekend is a welcome relief...and springtime has finally come to Minneapolis! Yay!  As you can see from my last post we have been busy planting flowers and getting out yard all cleaned up from a long....long...long winter.  

Today our boat comes out of storage, lacrosse season has started and marching band has started and the busy parade schedule is up.  So, I have decided to take a break from doing my Saturday linky party until fall so I have time to spend and create awesome memories with my beautiful family.
 
I look forward to sharing our creative endeavors with all my bloggin' friends.  Stay tuned for a fun and creative summer!  

On to the chalkboard obsession...

Make sure to check out previous Chalkboard Obsessions...Here are a few of them.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Show off Thursday party!

I'm super excited to be Co-Host with Katie from Katherine's Corner!  I love how blogging has opened my world to so many new, excited, talented and creative people!  It also lets me share my creativity with everyone else as well.  It's been a busy couple weeks with school ending soon, lacrosse started, marching band in session, and finally the weather getting nice out.  Here has been our project the last couple days...I will also have a new chalkboard this Saturday, so make sure to come back and visit!

We love our pots on our oasis on the deck!  And I have my pot full of lavender planted and placed right by my sliding door so I'll be able to enjoy the wonderful aroma when the doors are open... and my favorite brass duck that always hanging around our house somewhere!


It's Time for Thursday Favorite Things!
Thursday favorite things is where you can link your favoirte post or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers.  You gain visibility for your blog and make bloggy friends too!
Please share the hop with your readers and let Katherine know if you would like to co-host with her.  Remember to leave her a comment if you are a new follower so she can follow you back.  


Rules...yes there are rules...but just a few! Please don't link and run...visit a few of the wonderful blogs that are sharing at the hop.


·  Follow Katherines Corner preferably through Email it’s on her right sidebar (or facebook twitterbloglovin, etc. they are on her sidebar too) And My Blog too
·  Visit as many blogs in the list as you can, please leave a comment so they know you stopped by!
·  Share the button or a linklback on your post. Grab the hop button code from Katherines button page It’s always nice to have the hop button on your post. It IS NOT mandatory; but a Link back to Katherines Corner is always appreciated 
·  No adult content blogs or links directly to your shops please
·  Yes you can link giveaways ( they are everyone's favorite thing) Add your giveaways to the Win It Page at Katherines Corner too!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Creative Saturday Party and Chalkboard Obsession



Wow....It's been two weeks since I've posted anything! That time has gone so quickly and looking back it has been a very busy two weeks.  My daughter went to her first prom and we have also had a couple snow storms in there too and a couple 70 degree days. Crazy how the weather has been this year here in Minneapolis. Hopefully yesterday was the last cold day for us...at 35 degrees and snow...by Monday they are saying in the 60's and 70's from now on. Please let spring be here!


My daughter had a quote she wanted to post on the chalkboard this week, but I wasn't crazy about how it was worded.  She wanted


"Today may not be my day, but this year will be."


and I want her to feel like every day is "her day" and it is amazing.  So this one is for my daughter...Life is amazing!

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Now... it is your turn...What have you been up to lately?  
Show me anything creative, I love to be inspired!

My rules are simple... Please start following me!
1. Share as many of your projects below as you would like...
2. visit other blogs that shared their projects...
3. comment if you would like.
4.  Grab a button...

lf you would like to be a co-host and grow your audience please email me: jennobyrne@gmail.com


Through My Creative Mind
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Chalkboard Obsession & Creative Party Saturday!

Wow...I guess I was pretty busy this week with projects and posts.  I guess that is what snow will do to you...trap you in the house.

It's been a crazy month for snow here in Minnesota and this week was the worst!  It's been snowing since last Thursday...which a freak snowstorm in April isn't unheard of but a whole week of snow (over 12 inches) and it has been so cold.

 I keep shouting..."WHERE IS SPRING???"  

Each week I create a new chalkboard for my family.  My huge chalkboard is located in our dining room, so everyone sees it all the time and it has become a big deal to the kids to see it each week and contemplate over what it means.  Especially our 7 year old daughter, who isn't quite sure most of the time.  I try to find something that fits with what is going on with our family or can inspire the kids to greatness.

{ This weeks chalkboard is for my daughter, Megan, who just started
 her first job and will be starting Marching Band next week. }



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Now... it is your turn...What have you been up to lately?  
Show me anything creative, I love to be inspired!

My rules are simple... Please start following me!
1. Share as many of your projects below as you would like...
2. visit other blogs that shared their projects...
3. comment if you would like.
4.  Grab a button...

lf you would like to be a co-host and grow your audience please email me: jennobyrne@gmail.com


Through My Creative Mind
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