February 20, 2014

i wish i may, i wish i might

Hi loves!  So it's thunderstorming and just shy of 40 degrees right now.  It's been a big bucket of crazy weather today, ranging from thundersnow, to rain, wind; everything but the kitchen sink according to mLive (although I can't find the exact article, but I'm told so by my hubs).

So the big news around here as of late is that I got a new job!  Say what?!  Yup, I'm making the escape from retail, and I'll now have a big kid job in an office with a set schedule and weekends off. Oh my stars, I'm excited!  I've been longing for consistency and routine for quite some time now, and I'm so happy that Mike and I will have weekends off together and be able to see each other more often!

I haven't started yet, but that hasn't kept me from dreaming of all the fun little things that could adorn my desk and make the day so much cuter.  I already have a similar exercise ball, and am considering bringing it in to sit on instead of a chair, but I think I'll wait a while before doing that....don't want to scare them off with my weirdness right off the bat. ;)

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This calendar would probably actually drive me nuts, not actually acting as a working calendar, but I think it's funny.

What a cute otter tape dispenser!  Imagine it with washi tape...!

Super cute sticky notes, with phrases I feel I use already anyway.

Cat pencil holder!

Silly pill shaped highlighters.

This adorable animal notebook is just too cute.  Perfect for jotting down notes.

And the exercise ball; why not work your core while sitting there all day?  Just hoping I don't fall in my face...

Welp, I'm just watching some Olympics while waiting for Mike to get home from work.  I'm going to make some homemade pizza, then go to bed (after eating it of course)!  What are you up to?

February 08, 2014

insta-challenge

Love is in the air and in the spirit of Valentine's Day ModCloth is asking their Instagram community to participate in a love-inspired ModCloth Instagram Challenge Simply follow the schedule in the image below, tag your photo's with #modweekoflove @ModCloth and share the things you love the most with the ModCloth community!

Submit as many photo's as you like and Happy Valentine's Day!

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Sounds fun!  I hope to do the whole thing, but it will probably just be as I remember it. :P  Follow me along on Instagram here!

Le me know if you join in and what your Instagram name is so I can see your photos too!

February 06, 2014

moose love winter

Last week or so, I was beyond stoked to see my first street art in my own town.  I was heading to work, and caught a glimpse of it on my drive by.  There's a fork in the road, and in between the fork lies an itty bitty abandoned building.  I have no idea what it used to be; maybe a gas station, but that's just a stab in the dark.

Someone had painted a very detailed realistic looking moose, charging three little plump, blue, creepy bunny cartoonish characters.  They're hard to describe, but picture a skeleton in a bunny suit...with just the skeleton face showing, and the rest is a short and stout blue bunny body.

I've enjoyed driving by now every day looking at it, and kept telling Mike that I need to go photograph it before it's gone.  Well a few days after it arrived, two of the bunnies disappeared under some gray paint!  No!  I was bummed, for sure.  Not long after, the third disappeared as well.  The moose is still hanging on, though, for which I'm grateful.


Today I had to run an errand very close to the painting, so afterward I parked my car in a nearby lot, and walked over to snap a pic of the guy.  It turns out I don't even think it's painted on the building at all; it looks like paper that has been stuck on (you can sort of see the nose peeling off in the top photo).

I just had my phone with me, so they're not the greatest of photos, but I'm happy I got some pics before he's gone.


If you look closely at the photo below, there's a tiny drawing of one of the bunnies in his antlers!  That's about what the larger ones looked like.


When I got home, I grabbed me camera since I've been wanting to document how much snow we've gotten, but haven't wanted to actually go outside, haha.  I figured I was already cold and snowy from taking the other pics I might as well.  Plus it's a pretty calm and sunny-ish day, so yay for good lighting!

I poked my yard stick into the snow in a few different places, and this was the first; 19.5 inches!


deep snow prints...


It wasn't as deep by Mike's disc golf basket; about 15 inches.  I think the basket looks funny with the snow covering most of the pole, making the basket almost level with it. :)


One more check, and it's 20 inches.  It's hard to say for sure how much we've gotten, with all the drifting and stuff, but let's just say it's a lot.


Oh, hey!


And, one of our backyard.  I think I got some breath on the lens in this one...oops!


How's the weather where you are?