Friday, May 22, 2009

Mustard & Teal

I've noticed over the last few weeks that I've become drawn to two colors that I have just...DESPISED the rest of my life. Interesting...

It started with the purchase of my "bumblebee" shoes-a FABULOUS pair of mustard yellow leather ballet shoes with ZIPPERS on the heal and three on the toes. I love them, love them, love them! Then I went and got a silk teal Express sweater-and well...between the two, I haven't worn anything else. I've actually run out of ways to wear them-I'm out of combo's. The good news??? I've discovered that mustard and teal are my new HAPPY colors! I LOVE them together, love them on me and LOOOOOVE how I FEEL when I wear them! How fabulous is that??? ;)

So, I went shopping at my FAVORITE shop: ETSY and have put together an inspiring wish list. Anyone looking to make me EXTREMELY happy???

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

*5/31: By the way, my Lovelies, I fell so hard for the yellow "Keep Calm and Carry On" that I just HAD to have it. It arrived Thursday... The draw for the brooch in grey, green and teal was too strong as well. I just got that one and plan to wear it in my hair. Love it.

All is well...


Saturday, May 9, 2009


Yesterday was the fantastic field trip to Hogle Zoo with my K's, the other two Liberty classes and about 20 other school buses. My buddy David and I were partners and had a BLAST!

First thing first: RUNNING past everything in the attempt to be the ONLY people at the penguins. The good news? SOMEHOW we made it!

David LOVES penguins (so do I) and had a ton of fun watching them waddle around. I SO love the sound their feet make in the puddles. (...slappy wet peaches...) One followed us and posed for the camera. :)

Next we visited the black bears, zebras, gorilla, and the monkey house. Monkeys creep me out...bad...but David seemed to love them!

We were also SUPER lucky to have the bat cave to ourselves. David didn't like the bats or the smell (badbadbadbadbad) but LOVED that they were eating "fruit salad". I tried a couple of different settings on the camera but because they were flying around (like idiots...) most of the pics are blurry...

We also got to visit the reptile house and see the HUGE tortoises (eating with their feet in their bowls...), the BIG cats (the tiger was VERY vocal
and the cheetah's head was turned so far around I thought it just *may* fall off), the giraffes (one had a stubby tail and it made me sad), the elephant "experience" (we got to see
two back ends and no fronts), some
spiders, snakes, birds and...the train station. David LOVES trains! The conductor (a skinny 18 year old (I'm guessing...) boy) was fantastic. He had the whole shpeel down. He was no Kip, though. Anyway, while on the train we got to see some goatsheep thing, turkey vultures-"the cleaners of the desert", and HUGE buffalo. Best part? the track ran right through where they "live". What if we ran into one? What if ONE RAN INTO US?!?! I wasn't sure I liked that arrangement...

My FAVORITE part of the field trip? When I got to RUN with 3 kids from the reptile house UP to the playground and back down to the bus parked in the south lot. I had 10 minutes... My kids were amazing and kept up-even though they were hot, sweaty and DONE! Thanks guys!
You can KIND of see how far that trip was on the map...



Monday, May 4, 2009

For the Love of Etsy

The glorious M.U.S.E. By jonnajonna banner!

As a starting point and to get all of my stuff in one spot, I've begun the process of getting ALLLLLLL of my fabulous makes in one spot. THAT means that my BabyCakes Hair Clippies, M.U.S.E. Photographs, the (in process...) M.U.S.E. Silver, M.U.S.E. Jewelry AND whatever else I feel inspired to create will ALL be available through the AMAZING venue of Etsy!

I've played around with a few things, listed some new, added some old and updated the info on my Etsy page! Yay! You can find me at, AND there are a few of my creations over in my Etsy Mini on the side there. Enjoy those...

As always, I am open to creating custom items, turning ANY shot of mine into the best dang greeting card EVER, and adding YOUR own quote to my famous (really!) flour sack towels! Anything! Just jot me a note here OR over at my shop! Just CLICK (and you'll get FREE shipping!) and we'll go from there!
A fabulous friend told me once that I ought to be paid for my creativity. I second that. Do you?