Monday, February 25, 2013

my pretties

a local magazine is coming over this week to shoot some of my lovelies for their pages! oh, whatever will make the cut?!!!

....hopefully all of them :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

life gives you lemons

actually, life is good. busy, but good. feeling like i'm living on purpose.

i like this 'word' intentional given to me by God. it's causing me to question things i have been doing on autopilot for a long time.

eating healthy is hard, even when i'm intentionally trying to do it.

so today, i made some lemon vinaigrette. then a spinach salad. it tasted sort of like a restaurant, or maybe even better, like my friend anne's :)

ps. you can see my cool orange striped tshirt in the spoon :)

happy day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

random monday somewhere in the midwest

hi ho!

i have not alot to say this fine Monday, but a few small tidbits. so let's randomize:

 this scene could be from any one of the last few days. we had another 'snow event' which really turned out to not be very eventful.

siesta is always hoping for some action, however, thru the safety of the front door. she'll let you know if anything exciting happens.

 i went to church yesterday, and chalk Jesus greeted me. he's really quite big (over 3', i'll bet) and very nicely done. this is what my friend anne does when she has free time. i kind of wish she had MORE free time.

ps. if you think you could draw like this, try imagining drawing Him in REVERSE, because that is what you have to do with white chalk on a black wall.

which kind of makes my brain hurt.

i have done nothing creative in quite awhile, i feel like. it's like your brain goes numb after awhile.

i did slipcover my couch over the weekend, which required some skill in wrestling. i love it except for when i sit down, then it bothers me.  so I get up and fix the wrinkles, then sit down again.

i did not really need a hobby like that, but it IS winter after all.

happy Monday :)

Monday, February 04, 2013

hi peeps!

sigh. it's monday again. so far, i have dodged many, many bullets for the first part of the year. i really wish marketing did not look so much like a battlefield so much of the time.

however, in other news, i made some cute valentines for a client to hand out next week, along with dove chocolates. it's the little things that keep me inspired.

so here we are in february. i spent some of the weekend tucked into a blankie, staring out at my backyard. i have a pair of cardinals that feed most days at the birdfeeder, and lots of squirrels that have lunch regularly. they feed my soul.

i mean it. the existence of these little creatures going about their day to day business is healing to me. it gives me hope. i read somewhere recently that humans are the only animals that think about tomorrow. that's crazy deep, if you think about it. i long to be like one of my little birds at the feeder, some days.

i am reminded also by God that it is best to to not look ahead. to just wake and face each day as it comes with whatever blessings it brings. i love psalm 29 and its promise:

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

 a nice thing for a monday, don't you think?