|The weather we’re having….|
So, this is why summer turns me into such a whiney baby. Just look at that forecast. It just takes the wind right out of you. Doesn’t seem to be quite as bad as last summer (can you imagine?!) but I’m fervently praying that this is not how the entire summer pans out. It makes me hate the season. It makes me covet the gray skies and rain and nights-that-need sweaters that I see on other blogs. The prairie is baking, and we wont be green much longer. It just puts me out utterly. But there are still some blooms to be had…
|Perennial hibiscus in my flowerbed|
Like my trusty pink perennial hibiscus that shows up each summer like a smug debutante in my flowerbed, unfurling her epic blooms and seeming to say ‘ta da!’ This plant is probably about 5 years old now. It’s a good hardy and trust shrub. I have a red one out back, but the pink one….she knows all eyes are on her.
Luckily for me, though, there have been lots of indoor niceties going on. Like on Wednesday night when I went downtown to Made: The Indie Emporium Shop. They carry tons of locally made items from jewelry to home decor to art (including my art!) and it’s such a sweet looking shop. They also hold little classes and events and this week my friend Jenny and I went down there to make a chocolate raspberry hand scrub taught by the charming gal who does Okie Crowe. We made our scrub, and now I smell quite delicious, no matter what the temperature!
|Made: The Indie Emorium Shop in downtown Tulsa, Ok.|
Another very nice thing for me is that last week I won a gift card to Shabby Apple off our friend Andrea’s blog! I was so excited! I knew a pretty new dress was in my future, and this is the one I chose– Cider.
I love the color, a pretty pumpkin orange (Or OSU orange, if you’re of that persuasion, which I am!) I love the flower petal collar and the dress is really comfortable, which is a nice change from all the cute little vintagey dresses out there. This one will wear wonderfully throughout the seasons I think. And its made from a stretchy and breathable cotton. I added the belt myself. It will be cute with a cardigan too.
|The dress I got from Shabby Apple– Thanks to Shabby Apple and AndreaCreates!|
So…other than that, I have been working on a fun painting project that I’ve got brewing and also visited a local sheep farm, which I will tell you about next time! Now I need to get back to my paints, and will talk with you soon–