Inktober

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Illustrations

Inktober

Inktober

Inktober

There is a yearly drawing event called Inktober (#inktober) and it’s going on the entire month of October.  The participants grab whatever drawing tool that uses ink and go for it with an Inktober drawing.  It doesn’t have to be daily, it can be anything you like.  It’s not too late to join either, come draw with me!

I didn’t have a daily goal but so far I’ve made a drawing every day.  We’ll see how long I can keep this up.  I love the art community and having little challenges like this.

Giving me yet another kick in the pants that I sorely need. You should follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I always post them there.

 

I Think It’s Time to Let You Know…

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Good News, Life

tummyno2

…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

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Illustrations, Life

teawithoney_illo

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.

September Washes

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Fangirl, Illustrations

septemberpaint1_illo

Help, I’m being buried by to do lists.

Some are fun and some  are just pure productivity so we don’t get overwhelmed in this little household of ours.  Let’s talk about summer now that it’s over.  One of our dreams came true for a family vacation to Disneyland.  Baby girl was overjoyed and in awe of everything.  So was I, not gonna lie.  It was pretty much two big kids and one toddler on this trip, Mickey ears and all.  Right after the trip I had a birthday, one more cycle around the sun.  I’m self reflecting so much more now and although I’ve almost always used my old self as a gauge for improving, now it is in overdrive.  Anything I can change to make things better (organizing, painting, time management etc) I’m making the effort to make that change.

I am completely obsessed with YouTube and my latest obsession is Lipstick With Some Sunshine.  She reminds me so much of my cousin Tiffany, my first beauty guru.  She showed me my first foundation which I rushed to get a Prescriptives Tint.  Remember them?  Are they even still in business?  Need to look that up.  Now LWSS is the business, I love her aesthetic, style and just full on makeup curation.  Love.

Free Glasses

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Gimmie Gimmie, Life

firmoo_illo

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.