Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Inspiration for the Honey Do List

Happy September, everyone!  And welcome to the next installment of the Honey Do List challenge!  Let me start off by wishing my sweet husband a very happy 15th anniversary!  That's right folks, 15 years ago today Eric and I exchanged vows to love one another for better and for worse.  So far, 2016 seems to want to throw the worst our way, but we have each other to lean on, laugh and cry with, and generally be partners on this adventure called life... and I wouldn't want anyone else by my side!

Anyway, back to the issue at hand... This year, my husband Eric has decided to issue me a design challenge each month to get me out of my comfort zone and to help clear out my bead stash... we're calling it the Honey Do List.  I know that I'm not the only one who loves a good design challenge, so I'm inviting folks to play along!  

Here's this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it:

I struggled a bit this month to find something suitable.  I've been focused more on organic and nature shots for this challenge so I figured I'd go more urban and abstract for a change!  This shot comes from the outside "patio" area of a nightclub in Nordeast Minneapolis that I discovered on a recent trip out to Indeed Brewing.  I was struck by the rusted metal with faded and overlapped spray paint.  Good luck!

The reveal date will be Monday, September 26th.  To make it super easy for you to participate and share your creations, I'll set up an Inlinkz link up so folks can add their blogs as they are ready.  Just stop by my blog on Septbember 26th and join the fun!  I'll leave the link up open for a while... so you have plenty of time to add your links.  (Last month's is still open... check it out HERE.)  No blog?  No worries!  Feel free to send me a picture of your creation and some brief comments and I'll happily share in my blog post.  You can reach me at  The more the merrier, so I hope you'll play along with me this month!

I can't wait to see what everyone makes this time!


  1. Happy Anniversary and be there for one another many more years to go! Love this piece of street art and I think I just might have the right beads to join the party!

    1. Thanks so much! We hope you'll play along with us!

  2. I love this challenge! Time for some grunge!!!

  3. Happy anniversary, albeit a bit late!! I hope you have a fantastic month! :D

  4. I love what Mr.Sarajo (lol)has chosen, I think I have time to play along.