Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekly Challenge #182 (Be You)

Oh hey everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week :)
This week's challenge, brought to us by the talented Laura Harms, is about stripes:
This week I used the tangles: Emingle, Knightsbridge, Indy-rella, Betweed, Swarm, Festune, & Punzel.
I thought this week's challenge would be a perfect occasion to use some of the tangles I rarely practice, as well as learn names of tangles (I admittedly have a hard time remembering).  I enjoyed adding the Bijou tile to my regular tile, and the petite canvas inspired me to give a positive message! So with that, remember to always BE YOU! :)
As for my daily life, I have had a lot of BIG things happening lately:
I passed my final Physical Ability Test before starting the police academy!
I started to get my awesome new swag- it's feeling real....
And my darling Mojito turned two on Satruday! I'm getting old! tee hee
I hope all of you have a wonderful week and take time for yourself.  Build up your self-confidence and treasure yourself!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekly Challenge #181 (Happiness & H2O)

It's been another lovely week in the Pacific Northwest, and there's much to be happy about! This week's diva challenge declared water as the inspiration:
Sometimes it's nice to break down life into its essentials- water, food, human interactions- and this week reminded me of how wonderful water can be. Thus, my tile was inspired by a quote from Loren Eiseley about magic and water. My tile focused primarily on the quote and I chose simple patterns/borders to accent, rather than bold and detailed like I normally prefer. It was pleasant to use a blue highlighter this week for color pops! A little color goes a long way :)
As for other life essentials, like human interaction and companionship, I've had a very fulfilling week:
I got pedicures with some lovely ladies that I rarely get to see
And I went on a date with my main stud to a cute little restaurant by the waterfront.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the little things!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weekly Challenge #180 (Summer+Plaid=Awesome)

Hello and how-do-you-do? This week's diva challenge is a UMT (use my tangle) called "MacDee":
We all experience plaid on a regular basis, ESPECIALLY if you live in the Pacific Northwest, so it was especially fun to play around with this plaid-looking tangle! It had several variations to it, so I decided to play with sepia pens, white pens, and sharpies. I don't know if I LOVE the overall look of my first attempt, but I would certainly use this tangle in the future! MacDee would be SO fun with gel pens or black tiles :)
Last time I posted, I was on my final leg of vacation so here's a little look at some of my end-of-summer activities:
I visited painted cows in Wyoming
I visited 8 new CrossFit gyms in different states
I supported some of my STUD MUFFIN friends at a CrossFit competition in WA
I am accepting the fact that my hair is now too curly to straighten *tragic sigh* ;)
And I have been enjoying the sunny days of Washington at the dog park with my boys
That sums up my summer fun! Now we prepare for fall! Have a nice week everyone ✌️