Five for Friday

1. Summer is upon us, isn't it? No more school, less of a schedule, lazy days and did I forget to mention the heat and humidity? We are already in the grasp of summer's merciless heat in this part of Texas. I refer to this time of year as 2 shower a day weather. At least. Please.

One thing that keeps me feeling cooler (besides staying in my AC bubble as much as possible) is enjoying plenty of cool, crisp salads. I crave them. My current favorite mix is fresh greens, albacore tuna, a sprinkle of Feta cheese, a sprinkle of Balsamic vinaigrette, chopped pear, and an assortment of sliced strawberries, mandarin oranges or blackberries.

What is your favorite salad?

2. In a moment of desperation, I called my hairdresser to see when she could work some magic on my bird's nest hair. To my surprise, and definitely to my delight, she has an opening tomorrow. I know! She may not have time to touch up my color (shhh), but she can cut it. You might need to sit down for this next bit. I am itching to cut it ultra short. I know! Like, spiky short. Am I brave enough? We shall see. Can I pull off a spiky do? Do tell.

3. I spent a good portion of this morning transferring & organizing pictures in my SmugMug account. I have been dealing with mixed feelings about blogging, since it seems to have replaced scrapbooking. While I am glad to have The Blog as a record, I still miss scrapbooking. So. My goal is to order prints of recent (who am I kidding, not so recent too) pictures and work on the creative side of me more. Annelise loves to pick up the albums I've done and look through them. She can't really do that with The Blog. However, I am thrilled to have my printed blog book on its way from Blurb soon.

4. Two words: LOST finale. Oh my.

5. I took this picture of A. this morning on our way to school. She has two more days left, so I didn't want to miss a chance to get an end of the year backpack shot. Today was movie day, so her backpack was packed to the gills with a blanket and pillow.

The picture below was taken last August. While the backpack stayed the same, I think she grew a bit taller.

What did you think of the LOST finale? Should I go spiky? What do you crave during the summer? Do you ever feel guilty for pictures being trapped inside your computer?


  1. everyone keeps talkign about Lost. I really need to rent it and check it out :)

  2. Your hair is so awesome that it would look great anyway. I think spiky summer do's are F.U.N. Do it while your young. Pretty soon your hair will be needed to hide your neck.

  3. Oh my word, that salad looks good. I love salads of almost any sort, so I'll certainly give that a try. And how cute is that backpack shot? She's really grown this year!

  4. I'm pretty sure you could guess what I think about your hair...DO IT!!!!

  5. I think your hair looks precious how ever you fix it. Spiky would be way cute!

    And I feel the same way about my pics being trapped inside my computer. I feel so guilty! :) We need to get together soon and scrap!!!!

    I love A's backpack! She is one cool chick!

    Hope you have had a great day...Love ya!

  6. Still don't watch Lost. I'm LOST where LOST is concerned. Never have watched.

    As for the hair...GO FOR IT!! :) I think it'll look great!

    Summer craving? FRUIT and SLUSHES!

    I want to get started scrapbooking too...problem is...I don't have a job to support the habit! HA!

  7. Your hair would look great spiky. I loved mine when it was like that. Go for it!

    LOST! WOW! I finally feel like I got some answers and feel satisfied with waiting for the next installments. I have a friend that says she knows more about LOST than I do because she doesn't watch it. Funny.

    I crave fruit during the summer.

    Pictures, computer? Yes, guilt always follows.

    A's backpack pictures are cute.

    Can't wait to see the new do!

  8. our current fave salad is chickpeas, red onion, feta, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach. any little old vinaigrette will do.

    i have done spike-y. and loved it! i think you would, too.

    i thought the finale of LOST was great, and thankd goodness, because i have tried to give up on that show too many times to remember...

  9. Oooh! Chickpeas, the forgotten pea. Or bean. Or whatever. Must buy some soon.

  10. Holly....
    I cut all of my hair off VERY VERY VERY short when I was 20 years old. I am now 38 and just grew it out this past year, after almost 20 years of short hair. Your beautiful features will POP when it is that short. Get you some pommade girl and go for it!!!!
    (If I were thin again I would do it myself!)
    Oh....and I LOVE my blurb books...they are scrapbooks in themselves!
    I love a salad with mixed baby greens, strawberries, feta, sliced almonds and a vinegarette.
    I think I need to run to the store now.....

  11. I'm having those same mixed feelings about my blog - I really miss scrapbooking. I went to the craft store tonight, too, so that didn't help one bit!

  12. OMG! Was that season finale of Lost amazing?! Do you think Jin is really dead? Are they all dead and now in purgatory or something? What about Sawyer and Ben being heroic? I can't wait until next winter!

    I make almost that same salad, except I use mandarin oranges instead of pears!

    And, blogging seems to have replaced my scrapping and crafting, too! I just entered 2 scrap swaps so I would be inspired, and then I can post about them on my blog!


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