Fall In New England

Feels like I do one of these posts every year.  I took the kids apple picking yesterday (Columbus Day) and it was absolute insanity.  I guess everyone wanted to be out in the beautiful sunshine and fantastic photo ops.  Unfortunately, I was very uncomfortable due to some back problems I’ve been plagued with since my pregnancy with Little One.  I did get a couple of cute shots but none that I am crazy about.  (Of course, I’m crazy about the subjects!)

I’m working on the cursed Halloween costume for DD6…Wonder Woman.  I am dyeing a light pink leotard since red long sleeved leotards are apparently impossible to find locally.  The satin continues to be my nemesis.  I can hear it mocking me all the way from my crafting studio.  “Swish, swish…jusssssssst try and sssssssew white ssssatin ssssstarsssssss to my ssssilky sssssurface…”  Eff you, SATIN.

Next on deck…gold lame for the headpiece and belt.  This is quickly becoming Project: What the Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into? (Or Project: WTHHIGMIO)

Have you made a Facebook timeline yet for your profile?  It’s pretty cool-looks very streamlined and personalized.  If you haven’t yet, follow these steps to make your page pretty!  One thing to remember: only the friends who have also done this to their profiles will have a Timeline page visible to you.  In other words, Old Uncle Jack probably won’t have it.  Until it rolls out to the general public, that is.

In other news…..is anyone else dying for the release of iOS5?????

Five Things I am loving right now…

Five things I am loving right now (Borrowed from my buddy Kami, who is an amazing photographer-please go and visit her blog!)

1.  My iMac (RIP, Steve Jobs)

My DH purchased it for me a few months ago and I could not be more enamored by how sleek and smooth everything is, both aesthetically and functionally.  As many people say, “Once you go Mac, you never go back”.  Yup.

2.  Zentangles

Link courtesy of Zentangle.com

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.  We believe that life is an art form and that Zentangle is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life. Explore our web site and learn how you can use this wonderful and uplifting discovery.

I’m using this as a way to settle down when I’m feeling stressed out.  I keep a sketchbook in my car now and beside my bed as well.  In a world where technology plays an enormous role, it’s nice to have a low-tech outlet.

3.  Swap Bot

What is Swap-Bot?  Do you like sending and receiving snail mail? Do you like writing letters, making crafts, or putting together fun packages? You should try swapping! Swap-bot is a online service that organizes group swaps and a community of creative individuals. Swap-bot takes the hassle out of participating in group swaps by organizing all of the participant information and doing all of the partner assignments. On Swap-bot, you can host swaps, join swaps, and chat with other swappers from all over the world. Give it a try!

Swap Bot makes it like Christmas in your mailbox all the time!  I’m currently participating in “Bling it On

4.  Kind bars…Apricot and almond is the best flavor.

5.  New makeup!

Just purchased a few products over the past couple of months in a bid to look like more than a tired dishrag during those early mornings at the busstop.  I’ve found that leaving it all IN my car makes it that much easier for me to put myself together while waiting for the bus, the carpool line at DS’s preschool, hanging out in the grocery store parking lot because LO fell asleep and I need a few minutes of sanity…I really need to try to stop looking like I’ve given up but sometimes I really HAVE just given up!


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