Outfit Diary - Pretty In Pink

Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's been absolutely beautiful here in Vermont! A lot of the trees are changing and you can feel Fall in the air. I will hopefully get some pictures of the mountains on here because they are too beautigul to not share! It's been really nice to still be outside enjoying the sunshine.

As for this outfit, it's a simple one. Just a pink dress I got from Target, paired with a thrifted grey sweater, and a pair of chucks. I really don't think there is much more I can say about it?

My daughter was the one taking the pictures today, and I can't remeber why I was laughing so hard? She was probably saying something silly because she hates when I look serious. She's one of my favorite photographers! It's never a dull moment when we are together and we always manage to have a lot of fun.

How has your weekend been?

My Little Farm House

Monday, September 4, 2017

This is our new house! Before I go into details I just want to say that this summer has been insane!! We have been traveling a lot and just enjoying life and forgetting to take pictures. I'm also to a point where I'm trying to take pictures so I have lots of memories to look back on, but I just don't feel like every moment needs to be on social media. But that's just me.

I know I haven't been blogging as much as I wanted to this year, but thank you for hanging in there! I have been going through a lot emotionally, booth good and bad, so it's been hard to sit down at my computer and blog, write, or even do photography. But things are getting better!

Anyway! This is our little farmhouse. We have only lived here a month and have been working really hard to make it our home. Lots of painting and repairs! We have also been up-cycling some of our furniture. We are on about 4 acres of land and it's beautiful. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a 2 car garage. I can't even tell you how nice it is to have so much more space! There is still a lot of work that I would like to do, especially some landscaping, but I'm going to wait until next spring before I start anymore huge projects. There's still a lot of painting that needs to be done too! Like the pink trimming needs to go! Ha!

So this is our progress thus far and I'll try to post more pictures once we have more accomplished! Though I think in the short amount of time of us being here we have gotten a lot done. 

until next time :)


Noctuary - Published!

Monday, June 12, 2017

I finally did a thing! Ha, ha! I'm not sure if I have mentioned it here on the Blog, but I have been writing a couple books now for what seems like forever. This little collection was put together in a matter of days because I already had the poems in hand and I thought, why not? Why not publish my insides for all to see? Anyway, yes this a small little collection of some poems and diary entries spanning over a decade. It's very difficult for me to share any of my work for many reasons, one of them being vulnerability. I wrote some of these in my darkest times, when I felt alone and trapped in my own mind. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever think they would be available on Amazon and Kindle to Purchase [insert uncontrollable introvert laughter here] but I did it and I'm super proud of myself. The kindle version has had a lot of downloads since I published it, which was pretty surprising for me. 

As far as the name of the book, I thought Noctuary was appropriate since I do all my writing at night. The Websters definition of Noctuary is: a journal of nocturnal incidents or a journal of what happens in the night. I know other authors have used this word relating to horror fiction, but if I'm being completely honest with myself, these poems were written at night when I was most vulnerable, some even after I had nightmares/night terrors, some with tears streaming down my face. Writing helps ease my anxiety and panic attacks, it always has. These are a sum of my thoughts during those periods when I needed someone to just listen.

My other work is well on it's way too. I'm also planning on publishing another book of poetry that will also have art included. This one will probably have about 200 poems, but that's not written in stone yet, no pun intended...well maybe slightly intended. The manuscript for my sci-fi book is still underway...and I totally feel like I'm going to be pulling a Tolkien on this one. I do want to take my time and make sure it's perfect, hopefully without plot holes and such. I will also be submitting this professionally through to publishers. Which I know will be an interesting journey! I'm already prepared for rejections, but I refuse to give up on my dreams.

Well if you're curious, or need a door stop, here are the links for Amazon and Kindle:

I hope everyone has enjoyed the warmer weather that we have had in the States! I know we have! I can't wait to go swimming, and kayaking, and paddle boarding!