Friday, February 28, 2014

Fun Friday Finds ~ Blue

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

I'm blue. Winter is dragging on and on. Even though I'm feeling blue and ready to flee to a warmer climate, I adore the color blue. If you visit my Etsy shop, you'll see that it's true. Here are some fantastic handmade products, created by artists located right here in Minnesota.


"Blue (Da Ba De)"
Eiffel 65

Yo listen up here's a story
About a little guy that lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees
Is just blue like him inside and outside
Blue is his house with a blue little window
And a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him and himself
And everybody around
'cause he ain't got nobody to listen to

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the colour of all that I wear.
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.
Blue are the people here that walk around,
Blue like my corvette, it's standing outside.
Blue are the words I say and what I think.
Blue are the feelings that live inside me.

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the colour of all that I wear.
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.
Blue are the people here that walk around,
Blue like my corvette, it's standing outside.
Blue are the words I say and what I think.
Blue are the feelings that live inside me.

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

Inside and outside blue his house
With the blue little window
And a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him and himself
And everybody around
'cause he ain't got nobody to listen to

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

I'm blue (da ba dee da ba die)


Friday, February 14, 2014

Fun Friday Finds: Happy Valentine's Day!

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

Here we are arrived at this playful little holiday to distract us from our winter doldrums and pretend that spring is just around the corner.

And so we turn to our busy bees on Etsy to find plenty of hearts and flowers and Valentines and good fun for all!

Click here to check out these fun items on Etsy.



Friday, February 7, 2014

Fun Friday Finds ~ Daydream of Summer

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

So, my friends are complaining about the weather. "I don't want to go outside.", "I want to snuggle under a warm blanket and drink hot cocoa.", "This weather is making me so whiny and cranky.", "Will this winter never end?" 

I usually start thinking some of those thoughts around this time of year as well, but I refuse! I won't do it! Instead, I am running in the warm sun, dancing to Latin music and daydreaming of summer. To be honest, I am running on the treadmill by the big windows that overlook the arctic white view and am taking a Latin Hip Hop class at the Y, but I really am dreaming of Summer. I am trying to keep those negative thoughts at bay as long as possible. I hope that you will check out these Etsy shops with items that include beautiful artwork to keep you dreaming of Summer too.

I'm dreaming of days by the pool.
I'm dreaming of fun in the afternoon sun,
and week after week of no school.


I'm thinking of swim suits and sprinklers,
imagining lemonade stands.
I'm lost in a daydream of squirt guns and ice cream
and plenty of time on my hands.

I'm picturing baseball and hot dogs,
Envisioning games at the park,
and how it stays light until late every night,
and seems like it never gets dark.

I long to ride skateboards and scooters.
I want to wear t-shirts and shorts.
I'd go for a hike, or I'd ride on my bike,
or play lots of summertime sports.

My revery turns to a yearning
to draw on the driveway with chalk.
It's really a bummer to daydream of summer
while shoveling snow from the walk.

--Kenn Nesbitt