I was over the moon honored awhile back when Reeve
asked me to do a few illustrations for her blog and now,
I get to host a GIVEAWAY for her new CD!
My copy went in the CD player... and it's still there!
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I met Reeve through the Tosco Music Party and The Evening Muse and I believe it was around her 21st birthday! But somehow, I feel like we've always been friends... I can't remember life without Reeve in it! She has the voice and heart of an angel! When we both had more free time, we use to get together lots to knit and solve all the problems of the world. In fact, I think Reeve is one of the few friends I have that has ever MADE ME SOMETHING! You know how I feel about a handmade gift! BEST!
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I can hardly wait until the CD Release Party next weekend, Friday, Nov. 1st, 6:30pm @ The Neighborhood Theatre. Here's what they have to say about Reeve and I couldn't say it better myself... She "creatively blends folk, pop, country, and rock into an original sound of her own. Her lyrics are smart and real, and her voice is rich and haunting and leaves you wanting more. Reeve's songs can sometimes be uncomfortably honest, but that is what makes her such a moving performer. She has a very powerful voice but unlike most voices you hear today, Reeve knows when to keep it soft and light. Her thoughtful lyrics and voice joined with her tasteful guitar playing makes for an extremely rare talent. In 2005 Reeve won the Creative Loafing of Charlotte Reader's Pick award for Best Female Vocalist."
She's been as busy as a bee making some VERY cool stuff for the party!
So I had to get with the spirit and choose something I've made
HandyHusband planted these in the backyard a few years back.
They are HUGE now and the color is AMAZING!
They are right behind my favorite perch @ my in-laws.
The view from where I sit...
As you can see, it's pretty hard to get up!
It took us awhile to get the boats in the water.
They're old and needed some "tweeking."
They're not worth taking pictures of!
One we call "The Ugly Duckling," if that gives you a mental image!
Let's just say there's duck tape and glue involved.
Not a pretty picture, but fun.
Mrs. Johnson's little boat, on the other hand, is one
of my favorite sights of the summer...
Meanwhile, back at the cottage! I welcome a rainy day! Inspiration is everywhere you look when the sun's out sooo... Let it RAIN! It has to actually be pouring to keep us inside though, and we only had one rainy day for me to make a mess like this. I took way more than I finished, but my sister-in-law made me a bowl perfect to keep me from spilling my beads on the beach! She's been contracted by the Maine Marathon for MUGS this year! If you're running, she can put your time on the back with the Maine Marathon Logo! VERY COOL!
Sneak peek of the hairchop!
It's even shorter now!
Here are a few of #handyhusband's @handygrams!
Oh how family jokes get taken too far...
This all started with my posting an instagram video
of #handyhusband snoring through the night.
The rest will be history, stay tuned or follow him.
I can guarantee the he will NOT blow up your feed!
He has an old flip phone that he still hasn't learned to use.
He has put me fully in charge of his profile on instagram, but
has taken full responsibility of the actual handygram!
A few years ago, we bought a Tom Deininger Oil from The Donovan Gallery and I'm always so curious to see his work each time we go in. This year, I was totally shocked by his collages! They are AMAZING, but nothing like the oil painting we purchased. So inspired to come home and chop up my stacks of magazines that I haven't a clue why I can't throw them out.
There was a new boutique in Tiverton 4 Corners this year, SALT. Still wishing I had found a way to squeeze this pouf in the back of the car on the way home... but we would have had to leave Hobbs in Westport, sooooo I can make my own pouf, but this Roberta Roller Rabbit one is precious! There's also a new yarn shop, Perfectly Twisted, but they were closed, I couldn't jimmy the lock and I was too short (still am) to peek in the windows for a full report. :[
And what's vacation without food, right?
We ate a lot of lobster and a Maker's share of corn, but...
I'm in need of a new carry on tote and went online to see how much the extra large tote might be and finally get something with these sweet little guys. Well, low and behold, they have an "invite a friend to join" deal and you know how I love that. SO... use my LINK and let's order some cute stuff!!!
But my new(ish) job at Cottage Chic keeps me running at full speed!
With this TENT SALE approaching, all you can see of us shop girls
is a cloud of dust and a dozen elbows!
Honestly, I can't believe I've never been to this "event." I've heard it's the greatest show on earth! Which, in sale language, leads me to believe I should be a little bit scared! There's a little bit of EVERYTHING! Bedding (including Bella Notte and Pine Cone Hill!), Candles, Clothing, Bath & Body products, Baby Gifts, Paper Goods, Purses, PJs (Including Bedhead!), Throw Pillows... the list goes on! I hear the line starts forming long before the 9am ribbon cutting and there's is NO sneaking under the wire with security looming. That's right, security! so y'all have to behave!!
It's not always all about this tent sale! There's always something going on around Cottage Chic! The best way to stay on top of things is to sign up for THE NEWSLETTERand Follow on all of their social media outlets @CottageChicCLT! There's a "Thursday Facebook Special" every Thursday cuz we're open until 7pm! There's an occasional APP ONLY special on THE NEARBY and INSTAGRAM too, so.....