Car Show

This is a great time of year! It seems like there is some kind of festival, craft show or boutique every weekend. Today we visited a local car show. Oh, how happy was my heart! Chrome, white walls, shiny red paint and clean lines; sheer perfection! I can’t make up my mind if I enjoyed the customized 2007 Nissan Z the best or the 1966 Cherry Red Porsche. Happy sigh. Here are my favorite shots.

Have a beautiful day!

October

My husband and I went to a local farm to enjoy their Halloween Festival today! It was so much fun! They had a hay ride, lots of animals for the kids to pet and feed, pumpkins galore, a hay stack maze and all kinds of home made goodies to take home. The “Golden Hour” arrived as we walked around and the setting sun illuminated everything in a dreamy warm glow that just had me entranced. I was so caught up in the perfect atmosphere that I forgot we were still in the middle of the city! Oh this time of year, how I love you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prescott, Arizona

Oh, what a fun weekend I just had! For my birthday this year my husband treated me to a weekend in Northern Arizona with my friends (a women’s retreat with my church)! I can’t tell you how good it was to laugh with abandon and give myself permission to just be silly. For a very long time I’ve had the notion that if I let go of my reserve and be silly that something bad would happen. Crazy, I know but the things we learn as children are hard to let go of. I found out that this simply isn’t true and I’m going to hold on to this realization with everything in me. How you ask did I realize this? I lip synced with three of my friends in front of 68 women. This was a huge step out of my comfort zone but as one of my friends put it, “We are all going to die someday so why not?” 😮 So we did it. L. rapped in a baseball cap, sunglasses and a hoodie, K. sang Carrie Underwood better than Carrie herself, I.P.M. rocked out to Switchfoot and I head banged my heart out to Thousand Foot Krutch. We even got asked for an encore! I can’t wait to see the video and laugh all over again 😮

I’m just really thankful for all my girls. You each bring so much sunshine into my heart.

Earlier that day a few of us went to the square in town and explored Whiskey Row. Here are a few things that caught my eye.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

This awesome tree’s leaves were a deep purple and its trunk was a dark silver. So beautiful!

I loved this dress! Wish I bought it!

There is a little coffee shop just beyond the foliage. We didn’t go back there but it totally reminded me of Cossette’s garden in Les Miserables when Marius found her and left his love letters to her on her bench under a rock. Happy sigh.

The isles in this book store were so narrow that one person had to plaster them selves against the shelves if another person needed to pass! Claustrophobia anyone? I loved it though because it was such a treasure hunt!

Home made ice cream!

This reminded me of the surf school in Maui that my husband and I surfed with on our honeymoon.

Drawing Workshop

Today was Drawing Workshop day! This was the second workshop I’ve taught so far and I love it! It’s just a great time chatting with good friends and being creative together. I can’t wait until the next one! I think we’ll mess around with watercolor 🙂  Here are a few shots of the still life we drew this morning.

Have a beautiful weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Rain

Happy Saturday all!

It must have rained for 45mins straight this afternoon and it was wonderful! I opened the back door and just sat on the floor enjoying my dog’s company and the scent of my new maple leaf pumpkin candle glowing in the cozy kitchen. A glass of Bailey’s on the rocks later at dinner with my dear husband and I am pretty much the most contented person you’ll meet this fine day. 🙂