Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wordy Wednesday

I love my letter board. The quote above is from Grey's Anatomy - Christina Yang.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Booking It 2018 - January

I am linking up with the Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit. Check out what everyone else is reading. Well all my selections below I read in December but I am going to be discussing them anyway.

My December reading was on the lighter chick lit side.  I finished my year by reading these titles

June by M Beverly - Whittemore
The Duchess by Danielle Steele
The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne
The Whistler by J Grisham

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett  was part of Reese Witherspoon's book club.  It took me a bit to get into.  I really enjoyed the story about her trying out for the police academy.  I also loved the message from the short story for which the book is named.  I think the advice to " marry someone who makes you a better person" is great advice.  I would say applies to picking friends as well.

Another list worth checking out  - LibraryReads favorite books of 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wordy Wednesday

Not sure if my children actually appreciated this sign.  I know for sure that one is actively trying to think of some way to sabotage my sign.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

creative endeavors or creative minute

I like to do children art tutorials. These art projects seem achievable to me.  I literally completed them in less than a half hour. These projects are my little creative outlet. These are very stress reliving to me. Here are the few I have done in the last couple of months.

Fawn in the Style of Charley Harper via Cassie Stephens ( my favorite art teacher)

before adding water
After adding water
Trees - Painting with Markers

3D Snowflakes

Friday, January 5, 2018

Washington State Bucket List

I found this blog draft and I decided to post.

I have lived in Washington State for 14 years and there is quite a few things I would like to see/do that I haven't. I thought I would make a bucket list and work on seeing or doing those things. I managed to complete quite a few of these bucket list items in 2017.

Crab Cruise

     Crab Cruise (completed 2017)
     Sucia Cruise
     Oyster Dome Hike
     Rock Trail Hike

Deception Pass
      Jet Boat Tour

Ebey's Landing

Diablo Lake Tour

Port Townsend Glass Beach

Olympic National Park (all of it)

Mt Rainier - We have driven Pappy through Rainier a couple times.  These are the hikes or things I would like to see - Grove of the Patriarchs and Trail of Shadows

Mt Saint Helens - Ape Caves and Lava Canyon

Chihuly Glass Museum

    Chihuly Glass Museum at the Seattle Center - (completed Dec 2017}
    Gum Wall
    Smith Tower
    Kerry Park
    Gas Works Park

San Juan Islands
    Orcas Island - Moran State Park

Mina Mounds - (I know I am weird)

Tulip Festival Mt Vernon- attempted to do this many years ago but the traffic was backed up to I-5

Palouse Falls
Seahawks Game

Seahawks Game  (completed 2017)

Camping ( see Mrs Epi, I added this) in the great PNW