Sunday, May 24, 2015

May Happy List

Besides Spring that brings sunshine and flowers, there have been some other things to add to my May happy list.

Mother's Day was very enjoyable, spent with our daughter, Ashleigh. She came over bearing flowers, a framed canvas of my granddog (her dog, Tangerine) and a Michaels gift card from our son and family in California. Dan joined us for brunch and then Ash and I got our nails done and we shopped at Old Navy. We were surprised when we saw that the nail salon was jammed with clients. They said it's like that every Mother's Day. Who would have known? 

Later in the week, a friend of Ashleigh's came to her house and gave us facials. Besides the facial, it was a delight to watch Ashleigh interact with her friend: two beautiful young women who value their friendship.

Here is my mother with her first batch of kids (seven years after I was born, she had another three!) This is one of my favorite family photos from when I was little.


Another item on my happy list is that Dan and I took a trip to the Bahamas with two other couples. I'll share more about our trip (and my injury :() ) in another blog post.


And as always, having the Etsy Shop is very good for me. It keeps me busy using my creative energy which makes me very happy. I learn a great deal from my customers. When a customer wanted my die-cut airplanes, she also requested car and boat die-cuts. So now I offer all three! 

Also, I made the party decorations for a 60th wedding anniversary. I will write a separate blog post about it as my friend told me she would take photos of the event that I can share with you.


I have an art retreat called Birdsong to look forward to in June with Karla Nathan, of Karla's Cottage. I am so excited to be in her art studio as it has been photographed and featured in many magazines. This will be my third major art retreat! I will tell you about it upon my return!

Are you having a happy May? What is on your list?


  1. So glad everything you've been busy with has been a happy Patty! hope the injury wasn't so bad. Love the new items, you added, your store is steadily growing and that comes from your passion and wonderful creativity for sure!

  2. Sounds like you've been busy as usual. Hope your injury is healed!

    You're in for such a treat at Birdsong! Karla is wonderful, and her studio and home are amazing. Reading about the classes and swaps, and knowing I won't get to see lots of people I truly enjoy, is making it really hard this year as I wasn't able to attend. I would have loved to meet you - maybe next year!

  3. I love the anniversary invitation andme. I am so jealous that you are going to Birdsong. It sounds like a great ti

  4. Hi Patty! im a new reader and follower and i am enjoying your fun and pretty bjog so much!

  5. I am so happy reading about your Happy List! I cannot wait to get caught up with you and many others and look forward to your anniversary party post as well as your little vacation. I took a picture of the banner I purchased at your shop. Ethan liked it a lot. I added it to my post and hope more will go to your shop.


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