June is bustin' out all over
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds're bustin' outa bushes
And the rompin' river pushes
Ev'ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill!
~ June is Bustin' Out All Over, Carousel
These lyrics embedded since fourth grade glee club keep running through my mind as I ramp-up for what is going to be a very busy month ahead. My publisher has arranged for me to give a talk at the Country Living Fair next Saturday! I'm very excited ... and nervous ... and excited! So excited to be featured on the website, too!
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My presentation is titled Tinkered Treasures: From Blog to Book with Elyse Major, author of Seaside Tinkered Treasures, and will include my tinkering a few projects on stage. As you know, most of my projects are quite small. Perhaps I will shabbify a large trash can! (I kid, I kid). My longtime dear blogging friend Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage is giving away event tickets. Click here for details!
Meanwhile I have been busily assembling a series of events which I'm calling a summer tour. It's all very fun to keep jotting dates on the calendar but then you realize: Eeks! I've got some planning to do here!
I did manage to paint the back door and am very happy with the color (Sparkling Brook MSL148). I also wrote up the blinds project as a Make It for Romantic Homes, slated for the September issue.
Best of all, I'm always sending photos of pretty houses to my fairygodmother Fifi O'Neill and last week visited her on four photo shoots of friends' homes that got the green-light.
|Me pitching in to block the light|
Okay, time to work on the book party menu and event talking points and demo ideas. All of the fabulous Seaside Swag is in from my generous sponsors and ready to be packaged!
If you have any recommendations on projects you think would make good tinkering demonstrations, please suggest in a comment.
Looks like May was bustin' out all over, too!