9.16.2014

HOT

It's hot. A couple songs immediately come to mind- Hot Hot Hot by Buster Poindexter, which I am listening to now and laughing out loud! I was on the dance team in high school (I know. It's hard to imagine if you know me) and we did a dance to this song that was all at once absolutely ridiculous but incredibly fun. My friend Ellen and I were usually laughing through the routine so when I hear the song I can't help but smile :) The other song that comes to mind is the one that says, "It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes". I don't know who sings it and I'm too hot and lazy to look but AMEN! It's a sweat party up in here!
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Margaret has worn nothing but a diaper for too many days to count now and frankly I'm jealous. Thankfully we have a community pool because that's the only cool place to go. So, if you don't hear from me for a few days it's because I melted.

♥ anne

9.11.2014

At Home

Now that school has started, if I'm not in my car dropping off and picking up (three kids in three different schools is kinda exhausting) you can find me at home. In my spare time I have been working a lot on my macrame. I'm really trying to improve and create interesting and unique pieces. Over the last couple of years I have made many plant hangers and now I'm excited to be working on wall hangings. It's nice that when you feel the need to be challenged there is always room to grow. I've been trying to get this one knot down for over a year and I FINALLY got it! Of course now I can't understand why it took so long because it's really easy but it has opened up new doors for me in the world of macrame.
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I guess I've been feeling the need to grow in many areas of life. I'm always trying to improve as a mother, wife, friend and daughter. I'll be doing that until I'm dead but creatively I've had this desire more than ever. I started to attempt finger picking on the ukulele and again it's a whole new challenge. It keeps life interesting when things begin to get monotonous.
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I have other, not so fun, challenges I'm facing but I know those are necessary and usually the most transforming even though they can be incredibly hard. In the end it helps to know that the difficult times will indeed pass and that ultimately it is for the good. Having my moments of creativity throughout the day helps me so much.
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Any new challenges in your life?

♥ anne

9.08.2014

MOON

Today was pretty cloudy and as the evening progressed I was afraid I'd miss the harvest moon but thank goodness those clouds parted and I was given a brief but spectacular view! Below are two images taken on different settings. I have no idea why the clouds aren't visible in the second shot but that's because I don't really know how to use my camera. Anyway, get a load of the clouds! They looked so amazing!
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Pretty epic huh?! Did you get a show too? I hope so!

♥ anne

9.05.2014

5 months

Our little sweet pea turns 5 months tomorrow. She is more curious with each new day, she has a wonderful laugh, she has discovered her feet, she can hold a toy and she loves watching her big brothers and sisters. What a joy this girl is!
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♥ anne

9.04.2014

These birds have flown


My three oldest have flown back to school. I now have a 10th and 7th grader and little Kindergartener which leaves me, Marianne and Margaret home alone for a few hours every day.
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I know many people are sad summer is over but I happen to be quite thrilled about it! I feel the need for a set schedule and am happy to embrace a new season. Having the kids at school will also give me more time to update my etsy shop and make more macrame.
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For some reason I find I am more creative in Fall and Winter and right now I am excited to have new ideas brewing!
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Aren't these bird watercolors beautiful?! I found this book in the free bin at the library and had to take it.
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It's still pretty warm here but I'll occasionally get that feeling of autumn in the air.
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How do you feel about Fall? What are your favorite activities, meals and music this time of year?

♥ anne

9.01.2014

Macrame Update

I recently completed three new macrame pieces which are currently for sale in my Etsy shop. Come take a look HERE.
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♥ anne

8.30.2014

Summer 2014 Video


Music- Foxglove by Bruce Cockburn

♥ anne

I'm bummed I couldn't post this on Vimeo (because of the song) where I feel like the quality is better. Oh well! Youtube will have to do.