Tuesday Treasure Trove  June 9, 2015

Tuesday Treasure Trove

Things of Note:

Well, I’m back in A-town, and getting back into the swing of things. Yesterday was pretty much email and errands/chores. Today is back to actual work work. I’ve got a meeting with a new client this afternoon who wants to do something artsy (yay!), and will be gearing up for some more changes to my profesh site in the near future. This year I’ve been slowly trying to tweak and nudge my design business in a new direction (or at least a more focused one) and I’m finding that takes lots of baby steps and small adjustments, which will hopefully add up to big changes. As with most things.

Have you ever tried to change the direction of your business mid-course? Or have you found any read-worthy links this week you’d like to share?

Taking Stock  June 8, 2015

The pic of Sienna that Ian sent me while I was gone.

The pic of Sienna that Ian sent me while I was gone.

Delicious smoothies

Delicious smoothies we had almost daily at my mom’s, recipe coming to the blog soon!

Lots of construction going on at my mom's house, but check out the awesome new deck!

Lots of construction going on at my mom’s house, but check out the awesome new deck!

Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot.

Making: my way through 2 weeks worth of emails.
Cooking: something for dinner tonight, no idea what yet as I need to go to the store first.
Drinking: my morning cappuccino.
Reading: emails. I finished the book I was reading last night.
Wanting: a week of vacation to recover from my trip, haha.
Looking: at my poor desk plant that was neglected while I was gone.
Playing: with Sienna, who I missed terribly.
Deciding: more wedding stuff, little details.
Wishing: to win the lottery even though I don’t play.
Enjoying: Texas warmth and sunshine.
Waiting: for paychecks.
Liking: that a new client actually did the homework I gave her before our meeting tomorrow.
Wondering: how much chocolate is too much chocolate.
Loving: being back on my own computer instead of doing everything on my phone or my mom’s ancient laptop.
Pondering: if my car will start without problems after sitting for 2 weeks outside.
Considering: what to wear today, as I still need to do laundry from my trip.
Watching: the new Netflix show Sense8. We just watched the first ep last night. Might take a few to get into it.
Hoping: Ian actually does decide his final groomsman this week as he’s said he will.
Marvelling: at how amazing our bed feels after 2 weeks away.
Needing: breakfast.
Smelling: nothing in particular at the moment, just normal home smell.
Wearing: PJs.
Following: my normal morning routine.
Noticing: how much clutter I still need to clean out of my office.
Knowing: I can’t lose steam on the wedding stuff or it won’t all get done.
Thinking: about the networking things I’m going to this week: here and here.
Admiring: the ceramic travel mugs from this shop.
Sorting: through actual mail from 2 weeks, not just email.
Buying: groceries later today, and things for the wedding always.
Getting: my to-do list for the week together.
Bookmarking: links for Tuesday Treasure Trove tomorrow.
Disliking: the feeling of overwhelm that is hovering even on my first day back.
Opening: the door to the backyard so Sienna can go out.
Giggling: nope, nothing to giggle at, at the moment.
Feeling: tired but determined. Relieved my mom is doing well with chemo.

How are you doing? What’s new in your world since I’ve been away?

Tuesday Treasure Trove  June 2, 2015

Tuesday Treasure Trove

Things of Note:

Another scheduled post, so no current happenings to update you with. I don’t have my computer with me up here in Ohio, so I’m mainly checking in via Twitter and Instagram if you want to catch me on there.

How are things in your world?

Tuesday Treasure Trove  May 26, 2015

Tuesday Treasure Trove

Things of Note:

I’m up in Ohio right now hanging out with my mom, so no real news. Yay for scheduled posts!

Did you come across any read-worthy links this week? Leave ’em below!

Tuesday Treasure Trove  May 19, 2015

Tuesday Treasure Trove

Things of Note:

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned here, but the boy’s newest hobby is home winemaking. We completed a nice cabernet sauvignon (red, his preference) and just this past weekend started on a moscato (white, my choice). We shall see how it turns out. But in the meantime, I get to design wine labels!! 😀

I head up to Ohio to visit my mom this coming weekend, and will be gone 2 weeks, so things won’t be too active around here for the next little bit. I’m schedule your weekly TTT in advance, and maybe if I can squeeze one in a book review. But otherwise, I’ll catch ya again the week of June 8th.

Unless anyone wants to guest post while I’m away? Recipe, bookish round-up or list?

Engagement Photos  May 15, 2015

We got our photos back from the engagement photo shoot we did back in April! The weather cooperated in a lovely way, and we caught the bluebonnets at the perfect time- we went back the next weekend and they were already gone. We’d never had any actual family photos taken, so we decided to work Sienna into some of the shots, too (shout-out to Kara for wrangling the pup when she wasn’t in the shot!). I’m happy to say her training seems to be helping, as she actually did really well. And the photos turned out really well! Take a gander:

Photos at McKinney Falls State Park, by Johnny Quattlebaum / George Street Photo.














There are more of course; we got 200 photos back. But that would be a super photo-heavy post, so I just picked my favorite ones.

What do you think? Did you do an engagement photo shoot before you got married? Did you include your pet? :)