Monday, July 8, 2013

Hello Monday! 4th of July Edition


To celebrating Independence Day,

Fireworks 2

By watching a fireworks show.




To painting nails patriotically,
as it is getting dark,
before the fireworks show.

Patriotic Nails
& Baby Bump

And taking photos of their messiness,
and my ever-growing baby bump,
as we wait in the van,
until most of the cars had left the parking lot after the show.

B&W Baby Bump

To a beautiful blue necklace,
that my sweet 6-year-old daughter, Cecily, made for me.


To one of my favorite foods this pregnancy.

High in Vitamin

And to cast iron cooking.

Red Peppers &

And needing to re-season this pan.

To taking a Sunday Drive to a park a little farther away,
to enjoy some much needed air conditioning,
and amazing views.

Dolliver State Park-Iowa

Dolliver State

Hello to trying to stay cool. 
Hello to staying hydrated, so I don’t have so many Braxton Hicks contractions.
Hello to getting things packed for a weekend trip, out of state.

Hello Monday!

This is going to be an awesome week!

Linking up with Lisa Leonard for Hello Monday!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Baby Bump.

Hubby took a few photos of me at the park earlier this week.

Pregnant Mama with

I didn’t plan on having any photos of myself taken that day.

So you get plain old me.
No makeup.
No jewelry.
No blue hair,
nor rainbow.

And this is me on most days...nowadays.

Pregnant Mama with

But I thought…

“What if I don’t get one photo with the kiddos and this baby bump, together??”
So, this is the best with all three four kiddos.

Pregnant Mama with

It is hard to get Dashiell to hold still these days.
Such a busy 2-year old!


Heart Pregnancy Belly

Monday, June 17, 2013

I am still alive.

It has been about a year since I wrote my last blog post.
I think about blogging a lot, surprisingly.
I have things to blog about, photos to show the world…
But I never quite get it done.

Being a busy mom of three,
and another little one on the way,
this is probably a goofy time to get going again.
But it just seems that if I don’t start today,
Another year will slip by.
And I will forget things that I wanted to remember.

Or be able to help someone because of my writing,
or photography,
simply have a better day.

So here goes…

I plan to start blogging on a “regular” basis,
whatever that means??
I am not sure yet.
I have yet to determine if that will be:
once a week,
a few times a week,
or daily.

But I WILL blog more often.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vote for The Adventure Project Charity, it's easy!

One of my favorite charities, The Adventure Project,
has been chosen as a TOP 5 Finalist for the Classy Awards!


Please take a moment to vote for them, twice.
It's easy.

1. Click HERE.
2. Click East. (their headquarters are NY)
3. Then scroll down and click:


And then here (at the bottom):


4. Submit and Share!

Hurry, only two days left to vote!

The Winner of The Elijah Rainbow Fisher Auction!

And, the winner is . . .
Little Miss Swan!
Thank You!
After you donate HERE;
contact me at swirlsofcreativity{at}yahoo{dot}com with your mailing address.
And then I will get your goodies shipped out!

Thank You
And thanks again to all who donated!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pink Petals for Pink Saturday

I meant to add a post to the mr. linky for Pink Saturday last weekend,
but we were out of town and I didn't have internet access.

Purple Coneflower 2

Here are a few of my favorite photos this season (so far!) of purple coneflowers,
focusing on the beauty of the petals.

Purple Coneflower 3

Purple Coneflower 5

Purple Coneflower 4


Make sure to check out an auction for a family in need HERE too.

 I'm linking up with Beverly!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Elijah Rainbow Fisher Auction!

This is one auction.
For The Elijah Rainbow Fund.
And there will only be one winner,
for ALL the contents below.
Put your bid, along with your e-mail in the comments.
The final winner will need to donate the money to The Elijah Rainbow Fund promptly.
The auction runs from now until Friday, July 20th, 2012 @ 11:59 PM CDT (Central Daylight Time)
International bids welcome!

First, I made some awesome bows, out of some awesome tulle.  ;)

The Red Bow in Memory of Elijah Rainbow Fisher

Red is Elijah’s mom’s (Lauren) favorite color.
The winner will receive two red hair bows, ready to give or to keep!

The Red Bows in Memory of Elijah Rainbow

Value $7+
You can also buy more for your friends and family HERE.

Next, the winner will receive one of these beautiful hats by Dawn! 
Topped with a neat red pom pom in memory of Elijah Rainbow.

Elijah Rainbow Hats

Value $10+
You can visit Dawn at her blog HERE

The winner will receive a gorgeous red beaded bracelet!

Elijah Rainbow Bracelet

Value $10+

“This bracelet was created to honor the life of Elijah Rainbow Fisher. It a celebration of his life, as short as it was here on earth and is a reminder that his spark is never far from us when we take the time enjoy each precious moment. You are loved, dear one.” – Christine

Christine’s Etsy Shop is HERE

I was in a state of shock with this next wonderful piece that was donated by Lisa Leonard
Lisa, along with her team, is amazing! 
The auction winner will win this wonderful necklace!

Feed-Your-Soul-Necklace_01 copy

Value-Around $50+
You can visit her wonderful shop HERE

The winner will also win a counseling session with Kirstin Eventyr.

Atlantic Ocean

You can visit Kirstin HERE.

Resume Renovation by Outstanding Employment Services
You can visit Hilary's website HERE.

Also, the winner will receive a $50 certificate to my shop!
To spend on whatever they like.

Rainbow Tulle

Again, the auction runs from now until Friday, July 20th, 2012 @ 11:59 PM CDT (Central Daylight Time) International bids welcome! 
Please click on comments right below this post to bid.
Happy bidding!

And thanks to all that donated!

My Etsy Shops!