I'd rather be under a tree

I've been trying to post a "yes, I'm still alive" post since yesterday but Blogger wouldn't let me log in. Even Blogger was telling me not to step aside from work. What a week! I was so exhausted that last night I think I fell asleep around 8:30 or 9pm which is totally unheard of. I usually never go to bed before midnight (I am trying to change that).

The good news is that almost everything I did this week was for ALH. All fun stuff! It all seems to be taking over my graphic design business. At least for now. The bad news is that none of the work I did is for my shop. There probably won't be an update there until next week.

I'm so glad and pleasantly surprised that I got so many comments on my previous post. It seems like I'm not the only one that needs a little time-out. I did get a chance to hop and skip around a few blogs this week and I noticed at least 5 people talking about how tired they felt and how much they needed a break. Why don't you all just join me under the tree in my yard? The weather is perfect and the birdies that are making a nest there (for the second year in a row) are singing their little hearts away. I can hear them from here. I love it.

Friday Tidbits
I was so busy that I didn't get to be online much but I did catch a couple of things.
- Fontifier: I've been wanting to use my handwriting as a font for a long time. Here's my chance. (via How About Orange)
- Dog Appliqued Onesies: I saw this on the Martha Stewart Show the other day and thought it was a really cute thing to make (created by Austin based Christy Hodgson.). Two friends have new babies that I can make these for. The only thing is that I would make my shirts a little more nature inspired vs. using animals.

Several big thank yous to... Meg for featuring my work on her blog; Marina for letting me know about the new cute bunny boxes that she made using my Spring Boxes template. Anyone else have template pictures to share? I'd love to see - and Jan for featuriing my Spring Boxes template on her blog with other lovely spring paper goods.

Have a great weekend and if you're in Texas don't forget to vote!


  1. I'll join you under that tree! Have a great weekend. :)

  2. It's lovely to get some encouragement to take time out. It's funny how we some times feel we need permission for something which is so necessary.
    That tree does look pretty good!
    Think I'll join you.
    : )

  3. I hope things settle down for you soon and you get a chance to spend a bit of time under that tree on yours... :)
    Great link for the dog onesie, THANKS!!


  4. don't worry, you will eventually get time for yourself.. take care.. n psst! those templates are lovely!! :)