today’s 5 fave

just popping in for a quick hellooo!
i am busily working away on those notebook covers, so i won’t stay long.

i haven’t had much free time, but if i have a second to check some blogs on my google reader, here’s the first 5 on my list:
(i’ll share a longer version of my list at another time)

joy’s hope

a favorite for a long time.
julie is always a guarantee for some crafty inspiration, and if you don’t get that you are definitely going to laugh.
the girl is hilarious.

it’s the little things

lisa has been a good friend (in real life) for years now.
her blog is just beautiful.
she has been seriously honing her photography skills and blessing us all with them.
and her jewelry is pretty sweet,too ;)

simply joy

she’s one of my closest friends.
i love her transparency on her blog.
i love that she loves jesus.
and i love her kids (they are all marrying mine).

a chronicle of life’s little surprises

jeannett, again, is a real life friend.
she’s got a great story that rocked her world (it’ll rock yours, too).
she’s hilarious, sarcastic, dry (in a funny way) and witty.
go there for a good read about a real mom, putting it all out there in honesty.
and she’s been doing some amazing giveaways lately, too!

the lettered cottage

layla and her husband are renovating an old house and making it beeeeeautiful!
they are learning as they go and teaching us along the way as well.
i geeked out on layla when i met her at blissdom – i was totally starstruck.
but her house is beautiful and clean and calm (no kids yet!).
go there to covet, er… i mean be inspired!

what are your top 5 blogs?
not just the ones that are super amazing, but the ones you must read first?

ok, folks!
i’m out like trout and off to give my sewing machine a good workout tonight!


a nice little saturday

we ventured out for a bit saturday afternoon
and stopped by a little (tiny) flea market.
definitely picked over, but still such beautiful patina on the leftovers.
i was tempted by the old truck grill
(how awesome would that be in silas’ room on the wall?!)
but the $400 price tag was just a touch (*cough*) out of my price range.
instead i settled on a lampshade frame
that i’ll eventually cover with a tutu or ruffles and hang as a chandelier in my girls’ room.
just another project to add to the list…