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What I'm Working On...




It's been rainy and cool here which always seems to help my creative process. I'm not sure of why that is, but it just does. I create better/more often in the winter months.

This girl is a little something I've been working on lately. There is definitely some fall inspiration here, but since it's not quite a full-fledged fall, she's still in shorts.

Wishing you a great start to your Monday!

Book Baby Shower



My friends and I threw a book baby shower a little while back for a sweet friend. We had so much fun playing around with the book theme. I've been meaning to post these for awhile.








Wishing you a happy day!



How Am I Doing without Sugar? Well...


So I've managed to make it two and a half weeks with almost no sugar. But the other day I picked up a smoothie for my hubby because he wasn't feeling good and ended up getting myself one too. I only drank about half. Not long after, I felt sooooo tired. I thought I was going to have to lay down. I literally felt drugged and my mind was all befuddled, I couldn't think clearly.

Up until that point, I hadn't thought I'd seen any progress with the no-sugar perks. But when that happened, it dawned on me how energetic I've felt lately and how my mind has not been muddy like it used to be. I'd always chalked up my cloudy mind to thyroid issues, but now I'm really wondering if it's the sugar!

From that afternoon on, I've found a renewed reason to avoid sugar ~ to avoid that drugged, super-sleepy, cloudy-minded, yucky feeling. That was awful.

I also checked out the book, I Quit Sugar, from the library to see if it was something I'd like to have. It came in just when I needed some new recipes and guidance about how to do this. So far, I'm really enjoying the book.

What about you, would you consider giving up sugar? Do you think I'm nuts?




Thrift Store Loot


My daughter took me to a new antique thrift store she'd discovered recently, and we had the best time browsing together. I'm not an avid shopper, but get me in the thrift shop and I'm raring to go!

I LOVE these adorable white boots! I'll probably pair them with skirts but I think they'd be just as fun with jeans.


And these black boots (does it really surprise you I bought two pairs? I can't resist BOOTS!) are so edgy with a side of cool. I may live in them (if my daughter doesn't swipe them from me).


This purse was actually the first thing that caught my eye. I'm not a big purse person. I like looking at them, but I'm happy to carry the same purse for years (please don't call the fashion police). But this one was the perfect size with a big splash color and leather-ish skin, which means durable. For someone who keeps a purse for years, durable is kind of important.

That's my loot! Have you found anything cool recently?



Top Ten Picks of the Week



I thought it'd be fun to make a roundup of my top ten picks of the week: books, movies, articles or whatever. So here goes:

1. This web mini-series adapted from Jane Eyre was just what I needed after my last show ended. I haven't watched all of it, but so far it is full of amazing acting and a great story! Absolutely love the two main characters in this.

2. This book about boundaries came highly recommended and now I'll highly recommend it. Easy to read; it helped me see problems I have in communicating and how to better that.

3. This post about what Christians should stop saying.

4.  This easy art project. It's adorable and cool at the same time.

5. This free online personality test. The descriptions they gave were eeirly spot on. (Being a little obsessive, I took it twice to be sure.)

6. These photos. An interesting idea, although I wouldn't want to participate, ha.

7. This post on how to improve your writing. It's simple, but that's what I liked about it.

8. This organization, helping many around the world.

9. This lyrical story, written for children but beautiful enough for everyone.

10. This movie, which in my humble opinion, happily lived up to the book.


Do you  have a favorite I should see, do, read, or listen to?