12.31.2011

Goodbye 20.11.

Right now, I'm less than two hours from 2012. 2012! It's crazy. I remember when 2000 rolled around. My siblings, mom, and I standing in the kitchen-- just waiting for the lights to go out. (Remember all that Y2K hoopla??) Can't believe it's 12 years later!

 I'm looking so forward to this coming year. 365 new days. It's such a refreshing thought. But, before I jump into the new year, I thought it would be fun to re-cap my first year of blogging. (I did have a previous blog for a few months-- but I hardly posted.) Anyways, here are some of my blogging highlights.

 Trips with the family. Beach Days. Washington DC. And my favorite outing this year, a pre-seaon Giants game.

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A year's worth of hair. Blue. Pink. And back to normal.

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And just a few of my favorite posts. here. here. and here.

It has been an amazing year.  One of the best.  Full of love and excitement; happiness and tears.  I am so thankful to the Lord for my family.  For my children.  For my best friend.  And for a wonderful year full of memories.  

Here's to 2012! 
May the goodness and blessings continue!  

12.30.2011

Art.

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I'm excited to be re-opening my Etsy artwork shop very soon! It is one of my early 2012 goals. As much as I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. designing stamps, I also really enjoy making special pieces that are all mine:).

I have a few pieces still in the works, but hope to open in the first week of Jan! I have peeks of new stamps coming soon, too...for those of you who are waiting! I'm adding a couple older girls, so stay tuned! I'll try to have some posted by tomorrow. Just a teaser:).

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One thing I struggle with is custom art. It takes an unbelievable amount of time for me to complete. (I still have two pre-Christmas ones I'm finishing sketching.) Between being a wife and mama (which always comes first), running my own business, chores, family nights, etc...it is hard to find the extra time to spend on those pieces.  I have thought a lot about how to handle these requests. And hopefully come up with a decent solution. I seriously considered stopping them altogether, but I have a hard time telling people no:). So. I'm going to offer many of my new artwork prints in a variety of colors. Hair, eyes, skin tone. This way, I have a handle on it, but customers can still have a little say in making it their own:).
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I'm so excited about the new pieces. I couldn't fall asleep until 5am this morning:). Just so much going on...it's hard for a girl to settle down and get some shut-eye! 

 xo

12.28.2011

wind.

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Almost every photo I took for this post came out with my hair wrapped around my face:). It was so windy today, but one of the only days this entire week I haven't spent the whole day in baggy pj's. Wind and messy hair aside, I love this outfit. I found this skirt on the Urban Outfitters sale rack this month ($10), and I love how versatile and comfy it is! Paired with a thermal, nerd glasses, and combat boots-- it's just me to a tee:).
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I did finally just throw a hat on. We had some errands to run, and I was tired of eating my blowing around hair. I stopped for another drawing pad today, too. So ready to get cracking on new artwork for 2012!! Gonna pull a late nighter tonight and just draw/color away:). I have a full playlist DVR'd for just the occasion. Office and Modern Family re-runs. New Rachel Zoe episodes. And Storage Wars galore. (Is anybody else ADDICTED to this series??) Anyways, off to my desk for the night.

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xoxo

12.23.2011

11.

Eleven years ago today, I met you on a blind date. Set up by your mom:).
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She told me you were a marine. A Christian. And that you had tattoos. I clearly remember thinking something along the lines of, that sounds gooooood. But, brushed the conversation off. Never expecting that a couple months later I'd meet my future husband. Never thought for a second that less than a year later, I'd be driving across country with that tattooed marine. Married. In love. And totally on cloud nine.
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Thank you for loving me.
For loving all of me.
For lost bets.
New York teams.
For an addiction to ink.
And changing my opinion about The Beatles.
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For your encouragement.
And thoughtfulness.
Twizzlers on Valentine's Day.
And for making me a perfume girl.
For sticking with me through all my hair colors.
All my impulsive puppy adoptions.
All my spazz moments.
All my messes, in the house and the truck.
Thanks for kisses on my forehead.
Phone calls every day.
And the occasional energy drink.
For Johnny Cash.
And your beautiful family.
And most of all, our babies.
Thank you for being an exceptional father.
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You are the best 11 years of my life.  Can't imagine there are two goofballs more perfect for each other than us:).  Love you, babe.xo

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