New Sunnies

Gimmie Gimmie, Life


Well it has been a minute hasn’t it?  I am consistent with my inconsistency, so that is something!  Positive, always :)  When I was pregnant with Addy I was contacted by a glasses company called Firmoo.  I remembered the email so I contacted them to see if they were still offering their offer of a free pair of glasses/sunglasses to try out and review.  Luckily they were and I was quickly having a pair of tortoise light shade sunnies coming my way.  The site was a little hard to navigate just because I wanted sunglasses but I couldn’t clearly find out of the tint offered included UV protection.  So once I got that clarified with a representative, I was good to go.  Their glasses will be processed with 1.57 index lenses and anti-radiation & UV coatings.  Since I couldn’t try them on and there were no self-help options for styling some glasses with my face shape, I winged it a bit and ordered a pair of these guys.  They do have an “upload my pic” option for sizing/styling but I didn’t have the time to take a good photo and use this feature.

We were in the middle of prepping for a vacation coming up pretty quickly.  Thankfully we took our much needed vacation to California and checked out Disney and such so I wasn’t home when the sunglasses.  But when we came back I quickly tried them on and although they are very cute, they don’t look great on me.  They are too small for my face but I’m happy to have participated in the offer and have been able to provide feedback to their team.  I would highly recommend using their online glasses store and it is an extra bonus if you really know your face shape and are a glasses shopping expert.

If you want to participate, click on the link and get your free pair of glasses/sunglasses.  Absolutely free, you don’t even pay for shipping.




A school of fish on a Friday.  I rhymed.

Not really.




I let go more and just had fun painting this week.  Trying to make this a daily practice.

I Heart Firemen.

Illustrations, Life, Out and About


So last Friday I was dropping off baby girl at my parents’ and everything was going great.  I decided to take a different street than I usually do when I leave my parents’.  The street with a Starbuck’s drive thru of course.  All of a sudden instead of feeling like I was driving on pavement, I felt like I was driving on a rocky dirt road.  I was on a two lane street so I pulled over to the right.  I jumped out real quick to see what happened and just as I thought, a flat tire.  I was trying to text my husband because I honestly didn’t know who I should call first.  Before I could send my text I saw flashing lights in the back and instead of the police, it was a fire truck.

The next thing I knew I was being asked if I had a donut in the back, I said yes and one of the firemen said, “Since you have a spare tire on you we can change it for you!”.  I was in shock and still am.  Do firemen really do this?  I guess they do because I was able to sit in my air conditioned car while five firemen changed my tire in less than 10 minutes.  I was beaming from ear to ear when I said, “Thank you!!” and headed to Starbucks after all.

So.  Amazing.  Has anything out of the ordinary like that happened to you?

Do share, such a blessing!

P.S. I have a scanner now and it is the

Chart It Out.

Handmade, Process




I have never completed a color chart.  I have made the little color wheel with primary, secondary, etc but that doesn’t count.  This week I finished a full color chart using all of the colors in my pan, 22.  It took days but I highly recommend you do it.  All of the color combinations, from just two colors each, blew my mind.  All of the greens and blues alone is enough reason to do this.  I have taken online classes where the teachers discouraged buying green and now I can really see why.  The rainbow of warm and cool greens you can get from mixing are endless and rich.

Such a great exercise.  It’s a little like learning to type.  First you are pecking at the keys because you aren’t sure where they are but eventually you have the keyboard memorized (in this case watercolors) and it is just one more thing to do to get you more comfortable.  I used this tutorial for mine.

Do it too and come back and share here.  You can do it, I can’t wait to see!  :)