While I've Been Away...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Well, it looks like I've taken an unintentional hiatus from the blogosphere interwebs lately - or maybe it wasn't?! I've needed a bit of a break to unwind, finish finals strong, and relax after over 17 years straight of being in school, and always having something to study for or some sort of test in the near future. I finished finals on May 9th (yay!) and celebrated by going to a local craft fair, conference, bookstore, and more. I'm still awaiting final grades (they seriously take this long?! I can't believe it. That was over a week ago now!) and then once those are in, my degree will be conferred and arrive at our doorstep shortly after! Yay! In the meantime, I've been keeping busy by reading, cleaning, sightseeing, beach-going, and simply relaxing. Oh, and job-searching! I need something to supplement my time at the preschool, so there's that too!

Anyway, here is what I've been up to while I've been away from this blog, in pictures!
Queen Bee Market in Oceanside! This was a craft fair with local vendors, selling some cute stuff! I took a picture of my find to put on Instagram (check it out there!), but let's just say I love my new watercolors and wall d├ęcor!

To celebrate finals, I did a little more than window shopping, actually..
I ordered a "grab bag" from Sevenly. This amazing company sells custom shirts and homewares to fight different causes out there; the 3 shirts in this bag donated proceeds to behavioral therapy services, adoption companies, and autism awareness. Check out my picture of the shirts, also on Instagram!

San Diego area Blogger Brunch! This is such a fun group of ladies and has grown so much in the past few months! We had a new few faces that recently joined the group or moved here, like Jasam and Sarah. I can't believe how much this group has grown! Excited to see what's going on next!

A view from a lookout point.. Driving through the deserts! I attended a SpouseLink.org conference at Palm Springs a few weeks ago, of which a blog post of its own will come soon - I know, I'm behind! But I needed that break, y'all, and this was a fabulous conference where I found out and gave input to this GREAT resource! Check it out milspouses!!

Fires are showing up all over North County.. So scary! This one was near Escondido off the highway, there was stop and go traffic for a few miles because everyone was slowing down to look at the smoke! Schools are closed, business are closed, neighborhoods are evacuating (we're safe though!) and everyone is at the beach to get away! Prayers for San Diego are much needed, yall!

Trouble's portrait! This was my view waking up the other day... She's getting close enough to tell me that it's tummy time. Sweet animals.

I took Scruffy to the giant park at south o again, and she loved it! She had the place to herself, and looked so happy.  Here she is taking a little break from running all over the place and sniffing everything she can find. Laying on the cool grass during the 90 degree days that have shown up lately with all this crazy weather (hence the fires) was a nice break, indeed.

Speaking of window shopping, at one of the local consignment/antique boutiques downtown I found this fantastic mug and a beautiful painted stone coaster set. I love this! Seashells and paisleys!

I recently finished (finally) a Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, so decided to jump on her latest book release (as of a week ago maybe!) - Bridge to Haven. Going to be a fantastic read, y'all! Soon enough, after I finish all my in-depth recap posts, there will be some book reviews coming up!


  1. Glad you guys are safe from the fires!

  2. Congrats on graduating! Did you go to LU online? And I definitely need to start reading Francine Rivers' books.... I loved Redeeming Love! Have you read any of Karen Kingsbury's books?

  3. You and I both! I have been taking quite a few breaks myself hah. I am trying to pick it back up. Blogger Brunch was a lot of fun. Though I wish I got to talk to you more! You were at the opposite end of the table for goodness sake! I really like that mug! And speaking about reading, I need to pick up a book myself. Any recommendations?


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