29 Oct 2015

October Days

Hey, person. It's so nice to see you here. I was thrilled at the response I received through comments about my homecoming to Blogger, you guys are wonderful.
 I'm happy to be back in the swing of blogging, I've always loved it. The trick is fitting it into everyday. But now, without much further ado, it's time to launch into a list of recent happenings and such things in my life. I think I'll include bits and pieces of news from September as well, since I disappeared after the last day of August.

I hope you enjoy what follows.



+ marbling

+ taking pics with my little cutie, Reilly

+ getting an awesome macro lens that functions with phones

(Both taken with my iPhone 4S, using the macro lens. It clips onto almost any phone)

+ feeling overwhelmed by the blessings that surround me, by how much my God has given me
+ hiking the Helderberg, a local mountain, almost to the top

+ waking up at six am EVEN on the weekends when my alarm is switched off because my body doesn't get that I don't have to wake up at the same time the sun rises on a Saturday
+ baking gluten free bread that actually turned out okay

+ driving my siblings insane by calling them 'short stuff' (Hey. It's out of affection, alright. I don't get why they don't seem to think so...do you? Oh, and, number one response: I'm going to be taller than you! Well, I guess I am only something like five foot four myself)
+ falling asleep at 2:30 am after watching like five movies at a sleepover
+ deciding that I want to learn how to dance (I haven't started with that yet)
+ catching up with my french and math (Procrastination leads to no good)
+ looking forward to Christmas, a lot (CHRISTMAS.)
+ swimming, in the pool and at the beach (I am enjoying the warm weather)
+ loving the new addition to our family, a blonde, chocolate eyed lab puppy (I'd tell you more, but I think she deserves her very own post, so look forward to that)
+ drawing (As usual)

+ raiding gardens for photographs, because with flowers that pretty, I can't resist


  1. Oooooh!! Sounds like you had a ton of fun. :) hehe!!


  2. Oh marbling looks so cool. I would love tutorial on how to do that! Looking forward to your post about your new family member! Have a great weekend!

  3. Wow, wow. this post makes me so utterly happy. First of all, i feel like we have so much in common. My body does NOT understand that it needs to sleep in on the weekends. Like please. why.
    I'm sooo sooo ready for Christmas. And late nights at sleepovers are the best! I'm about to have one this weekend as myself! :)
    Those marbling things are SOOO cooll, and I love all of your pictures in general :) I didn't know you could put a lense on your iPhone!

  4. Wow, what is marbling? It's darn gorgeous, whatever it is. Hiking & photography & flowers = heck yes!

  5. I literally love this post so much. It's amazing.
    The marbling is gorgeous!!! How did you do that?? I'm not at all artistic, but I seriously want to learn how to do that.
    I'm also in love with that lens! I may have to get one of those. I have a 4, and I'm always wanting my photos to look nicer. Where did you find it?
    Also the drawing is gorgeous. Just saying.
    Grace Anne // http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/

  6. Your artwork looks wonderful. ♥ I almost think your little blogging break was refreshing for you - You seem to have come back with a new light. xx
    ps. I was simply wondering, what pen(s) do you use for your zentangle? I've been wanting to get into it, but I haven't got the slightest idea where to start.
    ~ Sanjana

  7. life is good, eh? <3
    lovely post, dear. those marbled papers look fabulous and that macro lens is the bomb!

  8. The marbling + photography + drawing = wowza!:D You are so talented!! That mountain is so pretty, I love hiking. I can't wait to see the new addition to your family! I bet she's adorable!!:)

  9. Looks like you have been having fun!! Missed your posts <3

  10. So glad to have you back!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^-^
    Also, this post is lovely.
    And so are you.


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