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20 Weeks

Life, Photography




Today is the 20th day of Inktober and I’m 20 weeks this week (half-way mark!).  I wasn’t sure if I could draw every day but so far so good and I want to continue past October.  It is such a good practice to maintain.

I’m still kicking this cold, turned sinus infection, turned cold again.  I bought some probiotics (kefir and yogurt), hoping those help.  No way am I doing sauerkraut.  This was the first year we couldn’t make it out to the mountains to see the leaves change but there are plenty here to look at too.

The colors are gorgeous, the leaves fall much too quickly.

I Think It’s Time to Let You Know…

Good News, Life


…we are expecting a little baby girl in March!!  Things have been exactly the same as they were with Addy, meaning I was knocked out asleep for the whole first three months.  I am now at 15 weeks and I have a burst of energy.  Go go go mode!  Nesting is setting in, we have lots to do when it comes to making up our now guest room into a nursery/guest room combo.

The cat is officially out of the bag, our trio is turning into a quartet and we are so excited.  I need to get on purpose with taking more pictures, my mood/sleepiness and this cold have been getting in the way.

Hope your week is going great, one more day til Friday!

The Bug

Illustrations, Life


Right when the temperature dropped letting us know summer was really gone, baby got a cold and then I caught it too.  This thing was/is nasty.  I’m still battling it but the upside is it gave me something to draw/paint.  It first hit me on Wednesday amd Saturday I was completely out.  I quarantined myself to our room so I could pass out and nap to recover. Just me, the humidifier, iPad + Netflix, some tea (that made my sore throat worse actually) and non-stop TP for my non-stop nose.  Glad to be on the other side of it even though I’m not 100%.

I need to stock up on more anti-bacterial from Bath and Body Works.

Free Glasses

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.

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