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Birthday fun and an art show

Birthday fun and an art show

Art show face! Wearing a tiara tonight because life is short. ✨✨🌟✨✨
Say! Is the font on this blog kinda small, or am I just getting old? Shhhh don’t answer that. Hi. Here I am, last Saturday, before the art show. I wore a tiara Christopher gave me 10,000 years ago…because that’s whatcha do in December. Holiday! Celebrate?

Had a beautiful birthday today. Started out with the "Birthday" episode of Ab Fab, bought some shiny things at MAC (while "Groove is in the heart" played), talked to my Broad for an entire hour, then finished up in Ballard with Joshy at Volterra followed
The bangs were even semi-cooperating that evening, for once. I wore teal eyeshadow with gold glitter, teal stockings and some black wedges that didn’t even hurt my feet, as my plantar fasciitis is finally 90% resolved. Yeah!

Portrait of the artist with her art (and a light-up constellation skirt ✨).
Viola! I felt like a car show hostess. I wore the light-up constellation skirt I received as a Christmas present last year, and it was definitely a hit! I suspect I can re-use this skirt over and over again with different accessories for the next 10 years at EVERY holiday party and still be pleased. I love it.

Joshy at the art show last night, in front of @brandonvosika's work. Believe in your drems!
The show was not nearly as well-attended as last year’s for some reason but ne’er mind that, I sold three of my mini paintings! Bringing this year’s Sold Art Total up to a whopping FOUR paintings and ONE drawing (thanks blogfriend Liz MWAH). Believe in Your Drems, Kids!

I also finally won a piece of Owen art at the silent auction…which turned out to be a print signed by him. DAMMIT! Still. It’s framed!

Todayyy is my birthday, and I get one every year ✨✨
Here I am the following day, my big ol’ birfday on Sunday. In the morning, wearing a mint-colored paisley muumuu, and a glitter birthday tiara, and no make-up (but some Facetune, best believe). Josh made me pancakes, and then I had a couple of hours to spend baby-free (the best present of all).

I went to Nordstrom’s and had a glorious time playing at the MAC counter. “Groove is in the heart” was in the air and every shiny eyeshadow they had was smeared on my hand and I was furiously texting with Christopher the entire time (next best thing to being at MAC together). I had SO much fun that I was worn out by the time I hit Sephora, where they didn’t have the Georgio Armani “Luminous Silk” foundation I wanted and I went blank on everything else I wanted. Beauty Dementia, the horror!

This eyeshadow palette by #hudabeauty certainly called my name. 🌈✨✨✨
Here’s an eyeshadow palette by Huda that I enjoyed looking at, but didn’t buy. I ended up getting one of those incredibly overpriced “beauty blender” egg-shaped sponges and a new foundation by Urban Decay. I was already to the register when I suddenly remembered that I like that soy facial cleanser by “Fresh”…but it was too late! And then just yesterday I found a gift card to Sephora in my purse with 10 dollars on it. Darn!

RUN don't walk to Hot Cakes in Ballard. This is chocolate molten lava cake served with cookie dough ice cream with a cookie on top, and a glass of ice-cold milk. Did I mention the grilled cheese menu? Arrggggffsssss.
Later in the day Josh and I dressed up again–unfortunately, the dressing up was not nearly as inspired as the night before and the pictures turned out boring–and we dropped Mr. Baby off at Brenna’s and went to a romantic dinner at an Italian restaurant in Ballard. The dinner wasn’t noteworthy, but the dessert–chocolate molten lava cake at “Hot Cakes”–thanks to Jerry’s recommendation–was AMAZING. I can’t wait to go back and snarf a milkshake and grilled cheese sandwich. MMMMMmmmmMMM.

The closest thing to a smile we were able to wrangle out of baby last night. He was so serious!
Monday night I figured would be an unpopular night to take the baby for his Santa photo and I was correct! We were the only ones there. Santa was sweet and so was the photographer and assistant, and Josh and I pulled all of our tricks to make him smile…but this was the best he could do. At least he didn’t cry!

How about a little headdress inspiration today? 🌟(thanks @martinimystery)
I mean I’m BARELY working these days, I’ll bet I have time to pull together a quickie Christmas headdress, like this. What do you think?

Nice day for it πŸ’š
It’s been sunny lately, and I’m loving every second of it. Serotonin is flowing! Now if only these damn cramps would ease up so I can get crackin’ on a new painting.

Intense PMS and the only cure is homemade fudge brownies NOW
Speaking of my PMS, I made regular fudge brownies from the “Better Homes and Gardens” recipe book, and “primal” brownies from my Paleo cookbook, and guess which ones turned out better?

Holly in seasonal colors. β€οΈπŸ’šβ€οΈ
If you guessed the regular fudge brownies, you are CORRECT. The primal ones were too cake-y. Although I suppose if you were following a strict Paleo diet they would taste amazing.

Chance of rain: 0% πŸ’–πŸŒžβœ¨
It’s ear muff season.

I do I do.
Oh I do miss summer. I suspect I’m about to miss Fall pretty soon, too.

Caption Maggie dog!
Maggie dog sighs, “I’m getting too old for this shit, Liz.”

One of my birthday presents. Stoked! πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ¨βœ¨
One of my birthday presents this year: Art Resin! I’ve been following several artists on IG who have been inspiring me to get into this medium. I’m returning to wood, and I’ve got some paintings schemed up that I’m excited about!

I’m really impressed that the hibiscus plant we moved inside is still flowering! 🌺
Here’s the hibiscus we brought inside, amazingly still flowering, even in December.

Wow! I made it through this entire entry and Mr. Baby is still napping. Thanks for playing. I’ve been thinking about getting rid of this blog entirely, is that just my hormones talking? Stay tuned.

Buying Nothing, new art and fun books

Buying Nothing, new art and fun books

Mantra for today (thanks @madlymazzy)
Hallo blog. So apparently if I post an “album” to Instagram, it uploads NONE of the pictures in the album to Flickr. Therefore, I have no photos to show for Thanksgiving this year, just this cartoon of Courtney Love howling my Thanksgiving mantra. Shucks! I can tell you that we went to Grandma Shirley’s, I made blackberry cobbler and Josh made a pumpkin pie and a chocolate cream pie, the food was delicious, the company was as boisterous and fun as always, and we had lots and lots of Shirley’s special oyster stuffing for leftovers. Mmmmmmm.

Hey kids, it's that time of year again! Time to #buynothing! Tell your friends! #participatebynotparticipating
And then the following day we Bought Nothing, as is our annual tradition since 2008.

#buynothing and #optoutside πŸŒ²πŸ‚πŸŒΎ
“Opt Outside” was also trending on Black Friday. I opted outside!

Don't buy anything today, create something! Here's a lil painting of Bear Cub I just started. 🎨
Meanwhile, I decided when I invited myself to participate in Owen’s show this year to add two more paintings to the mini painting collection: a tiny Maggie and a tiny Bear Cub. Then, if they don’t sell, I’ll have two cute little paintings of my dogs!

Spotted yesterday on Amazon. I can think of a few people that would enjoy this for Christmas! πŸ’šβœ¨πŸ’š
Psychedelic art AND a scratch ‘n’ sniff book? Adorable.

Faaaabuuuulouuuus ✨❀️✨✨✨
We took Mr. Baby to a quaint little shopping village in Bothell to explore a “learning” toy store. While there we also explored some of the surrounding shops–a notable shop was stuffed to the brim with satin gowns, little faux fur shrugs, rhinestone bling, and for 5 clams…these heart shaped sunglasses, which I bought on the spot. They look so cute on Goo–if only he would tolerate them for more than half a second.

Hello, rock turtle. 🐒
Spotted this rock carved like a turtle at the village. Speaking of that village, there are rumors that it might be torn down and replaced with yet another boring housing development. To sign the petition to stop this from happening, go here! I did.

Ughhhh so sad that #displayandcostume is closing their Everett store! As long as the Northgate store stays open, I think I'll survive. It's doubly depressing because I didn't go to their going out of business sale until today...I could've purchased so man
In other sad news. the costume shop in Everett is no more! Sure, it was never as great as the Northgate store, but I like to have options! DAMMIT.

Bear Cub and Maggie mini paintings in progress.
Maggie and Bear Cub, in progress. Speaking of paintings, another photo set that did not show up on Flickr was meeting an Internet friend who flew all the way to Seattle from Alberta Canada (for the Tori Amos show) and bought one of my mini paintings! It was the little painting of Louise Brooks, which was the very first mini painting I put up for sale in my Etsy shop, earlier this year. So I can happily say that in 2017 I sold one painting and one drawing! Woo hoo! Now there’s no pressure to sell tonight. Not that there ever was, heh heh heh.

Cooking with Goo: I put him in his high chair in the center of the kitchen and narrate while I cook...I'm expecting him to start preparing meals for me REAL soon! 😜
Cooking with Mr. Goo. I like to place him in his highchair in the center of the kitchen and narrate every thing I’m doing while I cook (with Pandora music on in the background). This way he sees that cooking is FUN, and, more importantly, he can start cooking for his mother ASAP!

Siiiigh I love this woman. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€βœ¨
Note to self: find Amy Sedaris’s new show and watch it, STAT.

Pretty sunset. We'd be out for a walk right now if it wasn't dark at 4:20! Looking forward to the #wintersolstice, big time.
Currently Josh has strapped the baby to his back and he’s vacuuming. I’m enjoying my 3 hours of non-baby time that I won two weeks ago. Toenails have been painted a festive dark green with gold glitter and I’m typing out this blather.

Cub in the Wild 🌾
Then I just have to decide if I would rather do my birthday trip to Sephora today or tomorrow, on my actual birthday.

Michael's has a "boho holiday" section now, featuring a lot of magenta and teal. Did I fall for it? Uh huh.
The baby and I went to Michael’s this week and their new “boho holiday” section, featuring a lot of bright colors, caught my eye. Not shown: adorable photos of Goo reaching for glitter shakers and playing with feather boas.

Reading "Alligators All Around" by Maurice Sendak, long one of my favorite children's book authors/illustrators. Josh and I always read this book in a Tammy Grimes voice, like the recording. Because we are weirdos, all around.
One of the joys of parenting is getting to enjoy all your own childhood favorites all over again, and no children’s book collection would be complete without “Alligators All Around”, by Maurice Sendak. I can hear Tammy Grimes’ voice every time I read it.

Re-lashed yesterday, then this morning a much-needed trip to the eye doctor for some new "moist" contacts. πŸ’¦I can see clearly now the rain is gone...
For this week of Getting Pretty Before My Birthday, I had my eyelashes re-lashed, and finally went to the eye doctor for the first time since 2015 for some new, ultra “moist” contacts. My vision has definitely gotten worse over the past two years and it’s nice to be able to see again. I also had my nails shellacked last night–black with silver and dark blue glitter. Holiday, celebrate!

Don't mind me, just dying while watching this documentary about baby bears in Romania 😍🐻🐻
Having a bad day? Treat yourself to “Beary Tales” on Netflix, a documentary about baby bears in Romania that will have you howling “HOW ARE YOU SO CUUUUTE?” to the screen if you’re anything like me.

Happy Friday! Make it a weird one. πŸ’–πŸ’šβœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
That’s all, folks! Today is my very last day being 27 years old, tomorrow I turn 28. Shockingly close to 30! But I still have fun!

 

Mumsie and painting and sewing projects

Mumsie and painting and sewing projects

Boy am I glad we got out the last couple of days and explored nature because the weather forecast is all β˜”οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦β„οΈπŸ˜³
Hola, blog. Things around here are better, health-wise.

Is this the most beautiful staircase or what? In San Fran, of course. 🌈 (thanks @streetartmagic)
I reeeeaaaally need to go to this gorgeous staircase in San Francisco some day.

Happy Dia de los Muertos! My lil' sugar skull painting with easel is still available in my Etsy shop! Only 30 bones. πŸ’šπŸ’€βœ¨βœ¨
I’m currently taking the OAB medication prescribed by the urologist, which has helped about 80%. I don’t want to be on it forever, though…it causes dementia. And I certainly don’t need any help in that direction!

πŸ’€βœ¨βœ¨
I’m also taking a small dose of a medication called amitriptyline at night. It was formerly used to treat depression but also works in small doses for nerve pain, and it makes you very sleepy. Much like my beloved Trazodone that I’ve taken for years.

🍁
So over the past 3 weeks of nonsense I’ve gone from being a breastfeeding mama only taking 50 mg of Trazodone at night, to a pumping (barely) mama who takes three different meds. BOOOOO.


Next month I have an appointment at the UW with a doctor who specializes in problems like mine. It’s certainly better, but not 100%. Yesterday was kind of a bad day, but I did get my eyelashes done in the morning and then Mumsie and I got our hair cut last night so it wasn’t the WORST.

Mumsie and I got our hairs cut. βœ‚οΈ
Freshly-cut hairs.

Lab pack! Pack 'o' Labs!
My mother is here for the week, and it’s been wonderful. She’s getting a whole lot of Goo time in..

Medium cheddar on potato bread made with real butter. It's how my mom shows her love. πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
…and I’ve had grilled cheese for lunch three days in a row! YES!

HOT.
Jeff Goldblum somehow is hotter in his old age, eh? I want that space sweater he has on.

Gotta love Moira's commitment to her wigs. Also, I think it's hysterical that it took Josh three seasons to notice that she wears different wigs in every single episode. πŸ˜‚
I love the Canadian show (also on Netflix) called “Schitt’s Creek” so much, I’m re-watching it from the beginning again. We started watching it when Goo was just born and who can remember that time?? It’s all a blur.

Everyone was surprised by the snow in Seattle yesterday. I'm not ready! Still enjoying the Fall colors too much! πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ
Seattle decided to skip Fall and go straight into winter temps this year, GROSS. I already have my snow tires on. Better safe than sorry, buddy.

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These are photos I took during our nap/drive (the car was parked, of course). I decided now that Goo is almost 10 months old and winter has started AND I’ve had all these bladder problems that it’s time to crib train for naps! He’s napping right now. After 17 minutes of sobbing.

Apparently this happened while I was in the shower this evening. πŸ˜‚
Look at what he did while I was in the shower the other night! Whaaat?? Adorable.

Bear Cub and my mother. πŸ’•
Mom and Bear Cub love each other.

How adorable is this look? And who else is so friggin' tired today from the time change?? (thanks @ellenvonunwerth 🌈)
Ellen Von Unwerth has been inspiring me with her photography since the mid-90’s.

Working on a new sugar skull painting for my Aunt Claire. πŸ’–
Current painting project: a lil’ sugar skull for my Aunt Claire.

Reading time with Grammy Kim. πŸ’™
Mom and Goo reading time.

Mumsie and me on a cold sunny dog walk yesterday.
We’ve been going for dog walks every day, of course.

Baby's new favorite spot.
Goo has a new favorite nook.

I made matching hedgehog scarves for my mother and I. She picked out the fabric. πŸ’•
She watched the baby this morning while I whipped up these little scarves for us. She picked out the fabric.

Ughhhhh he’s crying again. What was that, a 15 minute nap???!!! Help me Rhonda!

Rainbows and mushrooms and new art

Rainbows and mushrooms and new art

Recently acquired neon rainbow ball. For, er, "the baby". 🌈
Hey blarg. Here’s a fun neon rainbow ball we bought at the costume shop “for the baby” (but really for ME).

Yes, yes I would. 🌈🌈🌈
You can find rainbows everywhere, if you want to.

Into it πŸ’–(thanks @chloemackey)
See?

I sat in an old Ford Mustang yesterday that was sitting for sale outside the tire place. It was kind of sexy.
Recently I had to go to the tire shop to have a tire fixed, and while I was waiting I noticed a classic Mustang for sale parked outside. It happened to be unlocked, so I happened to sit inside. I love old cars! My friend Stephanie suggested I put together an outfit and go back for a photoshoot. I like the way her mind thinks!

My mother has been texting me old photos. I love this one of my brother and I in McCall, Idaho--a little snow never stopped me from sunbathing! 😎
Here’s some nostalgia: my little brother and I in McCall, Idaho. I was a hardcore sunbather during my teenage years, snow be damned!

Summer of 2017 started out rainy and is ending beautiful and sunny. 🌞
Last day of summer! At least it was a sunny day.

Beanie weather already? So much for an Indian summer. πŸƒπŸ‚πŸƒ
Now it’s like, Fall and stuff over here. Harrumph.

The dogs wait up.
Actually I like Fall. It’s mostly still sunny, the colors are changing, the blackberries are ripe…mmmmmm…

A crocus blooming in September? Weird.
And yet my neighbor has crocuses blooming? Weeeeird.

Found this in the front yard. Weed?
We have some new things growing in our yard as well.

#tbt: "Portrait of Madame X", at the Met, NYC 2015. I took so many pictures on that trip, I have lots of favorites I never posted!
Would you believe I still have a bunch of never-posted NYC pictures from 2 years ago? Here’s “Portrait of Madame X”. Beautiful.

This might be the perfect weekend for a family nature hike. πŸƒπŸ‚πŸŒ²
I’m typing this with wet nails while my son crawls around the room trying to put everything in his mouth. Multi-tasking. Hard.

Portrait of a Woman Pumping at Work. πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦
Speaking of, here I am pumping at work the other day. Classy!

Family nature hike!
Family hike this weekend!

Beautiful Fall day. πŸŒ²πŸƒπŸ‚
So pretty!

That's a big leaf πŸƒ
I found a monster leaf…

Fungus among us. πŸ„
…mushrooms…

Oh, hello πŸ’™
And some crazy blue mushrooms!

Nature dogs are happy dogs. 🌿
The dogs were happy.

Farmer's Market today with Mr. Baby.
Yesterday we took the baby to a Farmer’s Market. I ogled pastries, crepes and pies, but only purchased a small box of strawberries.

Just my son, relaxing on Maggie's dog bed. πŸ˜‚
Mr. Baby decided to test drive Maggie’s dog bed.

New painting in my Etsy shop! My second rainbow glitter Mandala. 🌈✨✨✨
And I finally got around to posting the second rainbow glitter Mandala in my Etsy shop! HERE!

Oh now baby’s fussing. See ya later, alligators.

Flower Power

Flower Power

Another beautiful day! 🌞
Hellerrrr, blerrrrg. I can’t believe it’s June already.

Josh took the baby for a drive so I could have a little "me" time.
We are still going back and forth between weather like above–70’s, sunny fabbuu–to weather like today–overcast, low 60’s, blerp. Totally normal. Unless it’s an especially hot year, summer in Seattle doesn’t start until July.

My favorite of the Prey series. The bad guys are nicknamed "Big" and "Little".
I’m currently re-reading (saves $) all my Prey books. This particular one is probably my favorite–the bad guys are nicknamed “Big” and “Little”, and they are antique dealers.

Breastfeeding selfie. Belfie?
A breastfeeding selfie, because why not? I still do it all day long.

Dragonfly! πŸ’›
In real life this dragonfly was massive and silver. In the iphone photo he nearly blends into the flowering bush behind him.

Love the mood here (thanks @lulannie) πŸ’™πŸ’š
Spotted on IG. I love the colors.

My portrait of Brigitte Bardot, 2010. ✨✨✨
Josh has had a nasty cold for the past week and somehow, AMAZINGLY, Mr. Baby and I have not caught it. I know that his immune system is boosted by breast milk, but what about mine? How am I so lucky? It’s a first.

The little geisha painting is finally done! Now I just need a sunny day to photograph it properly for Etsy. ✨
Finally finished this sucker up. I was debating whether or not to paint calla lilies next or Marilyn Monroe, and then I just happened to flick on the TV and what should be playing but a MM marathon! And “Niagara”. BOOM DEBATE SOLVED.

Field of Doggy Dreams.
Flashback to one of my happy places: Marymoor Park and doggy dogs.

Salmonberries are blooming.
Salmonberries are popping up on our walks again.

The ivy in the backyard keeps expanding.
Will the ivy on the fence in the backyard keep spreading until it covers the entire back wall?

Baby M. on his colorful quilt from Aunt Kissy @dubtrance πŸ’–βœ¨βœ¨
Mr. Baby color-coordinating with the blankie that Aunt Kissy made him.

"Glitter Geisha" is available in my Etsy shop! πŸ’–βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
“Glitter Geisha”. For sale here! At only 30$, it’s practically a steal, Camille.

Neon in nature! (No editing needed)
A neon pink rose outside my work. No photo editing required.

It's Friday you say?!?
Friiiiidaaaaaaayyyyy doesn’t mean a whole lot because I work on Saturday.

Our three tomato plants.
Thanks to my MIL and the 435849 tomato plants she planted this year, we scored 3 baby plants to raise.

Rosy.
Stop and smell the roses! These ones smelled delicious.

I'm blue dah ba dee ba da doo...πŸ’™
Feeling BLUE yesterday.

Baby is down for a nap, dogs have been walked, pancakes have been inhaled (diet starts tomorrow, I SWEAR) (groan), now it’s time for me to go down to the basement and PAINT PAINT PAINT! Happy days, bloggeroos!

New painting and spring flowers

New painting and spring flowers

Spring-colored cauliflower. πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’š
Happy spring! (cauliflower). I’m blogging today before Christopher descends upon us sometime this evening. I already took the dogs and baby out for our daily walk, now the baby is down for what I hope will be a loooooong nap because the last couple of days he’s only taking one nap a day. Oof.

The magnolia tree is beginning to blossom.
Here comes the magnolia tree! I’m hoping to get a few pictures of it in full blossom before the coastal winds whip all the petals off. It’s a beautiful tree.

Today's color: Aqua (thanks @richardquartley)
Feeeeling everything about this gorgeous aqua photo, spotted on IG.

Lucite grapes and Kate Moss (both still for sale). πŸ‡
Meanwhile, the Lucite grapes painting sits next to Kate Moss in the parlor. I’m thinking a mini painting of Lucite grapes might be fun.

Family walkies.
Out for family walkies. Look at that big fat baby! Not even three months old yet.

Spying on the neighbors.
These two always find something to bark at when I put him down for a nap. Kind of similar to how they would always bark every time I would take a daytime shower (a thing of the past!).

Switched to my springtime sunglasses. 🌸🌸🌸
My mother asked if I had abandoned my bangs already after she saw this photo. Nah, I just don’t see any point in “doing” them if my only activities are walking the dogs at the park and then breastfeeding allll dayyyy looooong. You understand. Sometimes I put eyeliner on, though. And I wear earrings every day. Trying! Trying!

White blossoms on our walk today.
Not sure what this beautiful white-blossomed tree is in my neighbor’s front yard, but I think it’s pretty pretty!

Beautiful sunset tonight.
Beautiful sunset out of the nursery window.

Flying baby alert!
Oh these two cuties. My mother bought him those leggings with the dino feet and I’m LOVING THEM. He has so many cute clothes (that he is rapidly outgrowing).

Think pink πŸ’–
‘member this heart Mandala? Still for sale. I knocked the price all the way down to 80$ sometime last year and then just kept it there.

New mini painting in my Etsy shop! "Love is a Glitter VW". πŸ’–πŸŒŸβœ¨βœ¨
New mini painting! This little baby is called “Love is a Glitter VW” and it’s available HERE! I love this one. Give it long enough around the house and I probably won’t sell it at all.

Gorgeous day out there! 🌞
Ahhhh Monday the weather was so glorious. I made it a point to get outside as much as possible.

Chomping on a strawberry popsicle and enjoying the sun with Bear Cub on Monday.
In the afternoon I ate a strawberry popsicle and romped with Bear Schnubs outside in the backyard a bit.

Bear Cub!
She’s always a happy Cub outside!

M.'s first trip to the beach was nearly foiled when Josh and I both got stuck in quicksand! Luckily we didn't lose shoes (or a baby). Siiiiiigh.
When Josh got home from work, we packed up the whole fam and drove over to a beach park that we hadn’t been to in a long time. It was M.’s first beach experience, and it almost went VERY BADLY because as Josh and I were strolling to the water’s edge, we both got stuck in quicksand! As you can see from the picture, Josh went in all the way up to his thighs. I went up to my knees, and after I made it out stood there with my heart stopped, watching Josh struggle to get free…all the while with the baby strapped to his chest. Luckily he didn’t fall, and we didn’t lose a shoe, but it was an overall SUCKY (ha ha) experience and now I don’t trust that beach anymore. Dammit.

Love rocks.
I did see a heart-shaped rock, though. That was nice.

Water dogs! πŸ’¦
Other than the quicksand, it was a pleasant experience. Maybe we learned a lesson here…don’t trust the shoreline. Especially when you have a baby attached to your body.

Graffiti in nature
I’ve always liked that particular graffiti: “Not all who wander are lost“.

Maude braids.
First attempt at Maude braids in a long time, yesterday. Today’s version went a little smoother.

πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’š
And that brings us to today’s monster butt! I’ll be back next week with pictures of our antics with Aunt Kissy. Always a good time!

Sexy shows and spring flowers

Sexy shows and spring flowers

I'm binge-watching "Sex and the City" during my breast-feeding marathon sessions. Most of Carrie's style I find hideous, but I did like this rainbow dress. 🌈
Happy Friday, blerg! Can you believe tomorrow is April already??! During my breastfeeding couch marathons, I’m working my way through “Sex and the City” (again). I started at Season 4 and watched it through to the end; now I’m back at Season 1. I hate 96% of Carrie’s outfits but this little rainbow dress was cuuuute. I also cried approximately 5 times while watching this show. Motherhood changes you. I am a total sap now.

I'd totally wear these grape earrings that Samantha has on in Season 6. πŸ‡
I also like these grape earrings Samantha is wearing near the end of Season 6.

Josh re-finished this table into a sexy shiny teal and aqua. πŸ’¦
Check out the sexy paint job that Josh did on this unfinished wooden table his parents dumped under our back patio. Maybe someday he’ll paint the unfinished chairs to match! Ooooh, ahhhh.

These just popped up in the front yard--periwinkles?
Dear Spring, I love you and all of your flowers and crisp sunny days. Hey, is that trash? Funny that I didn’t notice it while I was taking the picture.

Christina came by for a visit. πŸ’™
A week ago we had a visit from one of Josh’s co-workers. She brought M. a fun children’s book about dogs and a stuffed elephant, gave him lots of snuggles and then went on a house tour with us where she paid attention to ALL of the art (something that very few houseguests do–what a treat!).

Florals for homes? Into it! (thanks @jasoncampbellstudio) 🌸
Spotted on IG–spring florals for your home exterior? I’d do it.

I've started a new line of miniature dollhouse paintings! Each one comes with a tiny easel that I handpaint/hand-glitter. First up is Louise Brooks! Check out my Etsy shop for details, http://ift.tt/1vbQsot 🌟✨✨
It’s the first in my new line of miniature/dollhouse paintings! This was really fun to do. It’s for sale in my Etsy shop, HERE.

Currently reading for the first time. I know, it's a children's book...but it's about all my baby brain can handle at the moment. Geez the "Great Brain" sure is a hustler.
Found this in the bookcase and I’m giving it a spin. It’s a children’s book, but as it turns out my baby brain can’t handle anything too…er, complex. The “Great Brain” is a major hustler! I keep getting irritated at him on the main character’s behalf. Too bad I got rid of my Ramona Quimby books, I bet I’d enjoy those right about now.

Finally caved and bought myself some "walking" shoes...between the plantar fasciitis and giant baby boobs, I'm not gonna be running for a while. 😭
I finally bit the bullet and bought myself some decent “walking” shoes, since all I’m doing is walking these days and all of the Brooks barefoot running shoes I have aggravate the hell out of my plantar fasciitis, which hurts every day all day long. Thank goodness just in my left foot, but still, UGH KNOCK IT OFF, BODY.

Minty fresh. 🌿
I’ve started painting my nails again. I enjoy a pastel nail for springtime.

Spring hits the bowling ball garden.
A lone daffodil popped up in the bowling ball garden.

Hoopers! Art marker/Sharpie, 2011.
Corinne got me thinking about hooping again. I could always dust off the hoop and have some fun in the backyard…after I picked up all the dog poop, of course. Gross.

Maggie dog, begging for ________.
Who’s that shaggy dog?

Help Mumma sweetie darlingggg how can I watch Season 9 of RPDR without cable??! I'm not seeing full episodes available on Logo. 😭
DEPRESSED because RuPaul’s Drag Race, my favorite reality TV show of all time, switched from Logo to VH1 and for some horrible reason the full episodes of the new season aren’t available to watch on Logo. WHY RU WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? There has GOT to be a way I can watch it without cable. Who in the hell has cable these days, anyway? Seriously.

Wig Wednesday: fun dress-up night number 36546765 with the Broad and Josh, circa 2011.
2011, a year that I was apparently skinny. Look at those arms! Sob! I never appreciated it. Youth is wasted on the young.

Painted over the first Joan Crawford painting and chose another pose. Let's try this again! πŸ˜…
The current Joan Crawford painting was giving me fits so I painted over the whole damn thing, chose a different pose from the same session, and started over. I rarely paint over paintings but it was that bad.

Color inspiration! (thanks @taxcollection) 🌈
More spring color inspiration, thanks to Instagram.

Spotted a low rainbow today. Can you see it? 🌈
Yesterday I spotted a very low-hanging rainbow in the sky. Can you see it?

Had a long overdue haircut tonight by the fabulous @erikaniklason3. She always makes me feel pretty pretty! πŸ’™
Finally (it happened to me) I got a haircut! I was so overdue. I tried cutting my bangs myself a few weeks ago and it was hopeless, they had grown out too much. Speaking of haircuts, Christopher aka Kissyfur aka Smitty is coming into town next week, and promises to do something with Josh’s current mop. Hooray!

In the front yard. πŸ’•πŸŒΈ
Spotted this morning in the front yard.

Beautiful morning for a baby/dog walk.
We went for an earlier-than-usual baby/dogwalk today, but that’s what happens when you’re up at 5:30 in the morning. However, I can’t complain…Baby M. has slept through the night for the last 4 nights in a row! Squeal! Squeak! I knew he could do it! Catch you later, blog-logs.