Yes, yes, y'all! It's Friday! Time to start the countdown to 5:00 when you can bolt out the door, head to happy hour, and celebrate the weekend over cocktails and tortilla chips! I hope you all had a fabulous week! Nothing new has really happened in this little world o'mine but sometimes I like it that way!
In case any of you were keeping up with my obsession with Lost, I must tell you that we finally finished. I put it off as long as humanly possible, but my honeybee put his foot down. We finished it last week and I ugly cried for almost three days. I think it is probably my favorite T.V. show [although you can't forget my favorite trash T.V. on Bravo! Desperate Housewives, anyone?]. I have so many unanswered questions with the show that I won't bore y'all with but it really made me think about life, destiny, and the choices we make. If you haven't already, you must see it!
Here are my top four must-do's for this weeks Feel Good Friday:
1. Make This: Don't ask why, but this little lady has been on a DIY kick lately. Not just any DIY kick, a jewelry making kick. I would like to think that I have always been a creative type of gal. My mama got me interested in sewing when I was a youngin' and I haven't stopped creating since then! My honeybee bought me a new sewing machine a few years ago but it hasn't gotten much love from me since our wedding. By the time the wedding came, I wanted to chuck that puppy out the window [that is an entirely different story] but since then, my love for my machine has come back around. Last week I made this one but my heart skipped a beat when I stumbled upon this DIY. Let's be honest: This girl loves a happy hued tassel! I ran out and bought the supplies the day I found this pretty number so I can't wait to make it this weekend! Good news: No sewing machine needed! Wish me luck!
2. Get Organized: You might as well call me a housewife because that's what I felt like this week! Crafting, cooking, cleaning: Who am I? I usually don't have time for all of this goodness at once, but this week my schedule was wide open for the most part. I went into full on crazy mode and starting throwing things out left and right. It was all about deep cleaning and organizing for this household. Let me tell you, I never felt better! Like my mama says, less clutter equals more life. With this snazzy summer weather we have been having, staying in to clean is probably last on our list. Sometimes just fifteen minutes of clean-up can make your life that much happier!
3. Read This: I don't get leisure reading in as much as I would like, but I recently stopped by my downtown public library to pick up The Creative Habit by Twlya Tharp. For those of you who are not familiar, Twlya Tharp was a choreographer for a number of Broadway Shows including Movin' Out. This is a great book for anyone looking to gain more insight on personal creativity and how to deal with our self-doubts and obstacles to help foster creative habit. For me, this book has hit way too close to home. If you enjoy these types of reads, I definitely recommend picking it up this weekend! I have found myself writing down so many points from her book. If I had purchased this one, I am sure most of it would be underlined, highlighted, and marked with washi tape for me to reference back to! I thought I would share a couple of my favorite quotes from this book so far:
“Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you’ll find out how big a prize you’ve won.”
Pretty good, right? You can read more of her quotes from this book here.
4. Shop Local: This Saturday is the Moonlight Market here in Columbus, Ohio and I could not be more excited! From 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. local businesses, food trucks, and artists set up shop right in the heart of downtown! The street is blocked off and we all join in to shop and experience this lovely part of city living! If you live in the area, you must make your way downtown! You can read more about it here. If not, shop local this weekend! You better believe I will be strutting around with my market tote!
What are your plans this weekend, ladies and gents? I would love to hear all about it! See you back here on Monday! Enjoy the sunshine!