Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wee-Morning Thinking

I haven’t blogged in a bazillion years.
And, I’m not sure…
if I will after this post, 
for a bazillion more.

But, I’m up in the wee-hours of the morning.
2:34 a.m. to be exact.

And I was just thinking, as I hear a couple of the kids’ snoring.

Me, typing away on the laptop, in bed.

That I’m truly blessed.

Some days,
I take for granted all the wonderful people I have in my life.

I try not to,
but, it does happen.

I continue to enjoy Instagram
So, if you are not following me,
Please do, here, if you’d like.
I post usually, at least a few photos daily.
Unless, of course, we are traveling,
or camping.

Be excellent to each other.
And have an awesome day!

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!

My Etsy Shops!