Monday, June 30, 2014

A New Family Member

  Welcome to the family Lilly!!! This is a dream come true for me. I've been very fortunate to have had a horse of "my own" since I was maybe 12 years old. But, as any truely horse crazy person, one just wasn't enough. And now I can say that I am the proud owner of two horses!!! The best I might add :).

  Lilly was a horse I fell in love with while in college and so I offered to provide her with a home if she should need a new place to live. Well, lucky me they said I could have her a year later! She is such a sweetie and I have been dying to get in the show ring!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Week 20

Week 20

I finally transitioned to the Becky Higgins page protectors. Lots of film pictures lately and more Target inserts. Also, I got a date stamp and I look forward to playing with it more.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Food Trucks

   I don't think I've ever had food truck food before and this was a wonderful first experience!! Trucks surrounding a local park, people everywhere enjoying the beautiful weather and good food.

   There was such a variety of trucks, basically anything your heart could desire. And my heart desired grilled cheese! What a delicious sandwich it was too. I pride myself in being able to make a pretty good grilled cheese and this was an inspiration (haha am I getting a little weird here?)

   Anyway, it was so much fun to walk around and eat, definitely eat. And it didn't just stop at sandwiches we continued on to dessert. Of course there were multiple options, even a cold stone truck! But, the cupcake truck, THE CUPCAKE TRUCK, was the way to go. I mean they served nutella cupcakes! Sign me up for more rolling grease :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Week 19

Week 19

I was sooo busy at work this week that I totally forgot to be taking pictures. Lots of Midnight and MAMBI inserts.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Book Worm // Game of Thrones

   There has been so much hype about this series, and since I now read (I didn't for years!) I figured before I watched the series on TV I should read the books. Well, that plan is only kind of working out like I thought. These books are soooo complex and require (at least for me) so much attention to detail that it takes me quite a long time to read. So, my compromise was read each book then watch the correlating season. 

   I finished the first book in the still in progress seven part series in the early part of the year. I really liked the way it was written from the different perspectives of all the characters. At times it can get confusing but, Martin does a good job of reminding you of all the pieces along the way.

   I was a little hesitant at first because this isn't really my type of book, the whole sci-fi fantasy scene. But, the magic qualities are introduced slowly and basically at the end of this book. I didn't notice it until I was already wrapped up in the story. Looks like in be in it for the long haul!

Monday, June 23, 2014

All or Nothing

 I am a jump in with both feet kind of person. I can't commit only half of myself to anything. I am either really passionate about it and fully give myself to the task at hand or I could care less. All through high school nothing about what I was doing there interested me, so I only did as much as I needed to, and hardly that much, and I squeaked to the finish line. In college I was finally where I belonged, with people who were just like me and I was taking classes that I could take over and over again to learn every bit of information. I was in my zone and the work I did there proved it.

   Now that I am "all grown up" I no longer have the steady schedule of what classes I need to take to get me to where I want to go. There is no longer a road map to the destination. I have a job that is exactly what I need for my career right now and growing in this position will take time, I understand. But, I feel like I am missing that checklist to accomplish where I know where it will end. 

Being an adult is so open ended. And it's terrifying and exhilarating that I get to fill that blank canvas with a million things of whatever I want.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Week 18

Week 18

This week is one of my favorites so far! Without planning it at all, the colors came together perfectly. All of the inserts are from Target, I wasn't sure if I would even use them but I love them so far!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Week 17

Week 17

   Played with a few new things this week. I figured out how to get a panoramic photo printed just right and I had some film pictures to use in the main layout and in an insert.