Yesterday I woke up with a brick of anxiety sitting on my chest over the Artful Blogging Article I'd been writing. I'm sure I freaked myself out a little too much about it. Everything I wanted to say was always in my mind I just had to retrieve it and organize it into clear headings and paragraphs. It was SO much fun though. I'm very pleased with the Article and can't wait to see it. I'm still waiting to hear on which issue it will be in.
I wanted to do something really fun to lighten my mood for the day so I arranged some of my favorite gowns and got all dressed up. My hunky husband was the photog. He did a great job.
My Dad's beautiful garden was the backdrop for the photo shoot. It's glorious in Spring 7 Summer but it is just as warm and rich in the fall.
Miss Jenny recommended the Author Francine Rivers to me when I announced I had started reading. Now, I feel like Francine Rivers is turning me into a professional reader. I've finished two of her books in only 2 days time! That's over 500 pages! It blows my mind that I was never interested before. This book was my favorite of hers so far. About the Story of Tamar from the bible who has an unshakable commitment and obedience to her husband and God. I've found so far in reading that I'm more likely to be genuinely interested if it was a true story or inspired by real events. So I'm really into Historical Fictions.
Another love I found this week is Barnes & Noble. It is like a day at the Spa to go there and read all of the Stampington & Martha Magazines and browse the many hundreds of books. Everything is so artful and creative there. My favorite section is the Aisle of Journals. They had amazing leather binding journals with engravings and gold trimmed pages. Of course I would have liked one of those but settled on this one below. It is my "In the moment" Journal. I'll be keeping this in my purse so that when ideas come to me at the store or in the car I can jot them down.