Saturday, September 26, 2015

On The Side

Happy Weekend!

How are you all doing? I am doing just fine! Wishing this darn hot weather would go away, though. GOOD NEWS! For those of you who read my last post about Connor's job, I am so proud of him to have found another job so quickly! He will be working part-time and going to school full-time in October along with me! We are both so ready for this. I am still trying to plan out just exactly what I want to do in school now and after I get my undergrad, so stay tuned for that. I have crazy plans that don't really compliment each other so I need to do some hard thinking. That's what I'm up to for the most part this weekend...brainstorming, brainstorming, brainstorming.

Today I went to a new friend's bridal shower and it was so lovely. The weather was just right and it felt so nice to just be with some girls for a bit. After the shower, my sister-in-law Bethany and I went to a "Small Shop Roundup". For those of you who may not know what this is, it's basically a little get together of small, local home businesses and Etsy shops that come out and sell their crafts. They have paintings, prints, hand-made jewelry, clothes, pots, baby clothes and shoes, food trucks, cross-stitching and so much more! Every time I go it's an absolute dream (and nightmare because I spend all of our money). I think it's such a great idea and I love supporting the local small businesses. I have been to two of these fairs here in Provo now and it inspires me to get back into my art and creativity, which I have been having a hard time with recently. It's always been a big outlet for me and I want to continue to use it.

Aside from loving the therapeutic and creative outlet that art provides me, I have been wanting to take it further. Opening a small home shop has been an idea I have had going in and out of my head for quite awhile now and every time I go to these roundups it makes the idea that much stronger. It would be such a fun way to get involved with the community, do what I love and what feels good, and even make a little money on the side. Do you or have you ever had an Esty shop or a home business? Eventually I would love to do prints with my graphic design and I also love to do watercolor paintings. I could maybe make those into posters and calendars? I'm just tossing around ideas! Let me know if you have any input! It's late and I am writing out whatever is floating in my head and this happens to be it! Check out some pictures I snapped of the shops at the last couple of gatherings. **A couple of pictures used are from Instagram and do not belong to me**








 









Here are a couple of my most recent watercolors!






OH! I got my hair cut :)







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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Staying Up

Hello hello hello!

I feel like I am getting on to post a lot less than I have originally planned and I am sorry for that. Not only to anyone who likes to read, but to myself as well. Lately Connor and I have been going through some changes and life is pretty tiring right now. This past week Connor was let go at his job that he has had for the past 2 years. Not only was it an awful surprise and a shock to us, but we are newly married and trying to settle so it's been quite the week. It's been so nice having him home these last few days (and weird) so that he can hang out with Guinevere and I. We have been discussing different options for us and we are looking at this change as a new door for different opportunities and we are excited to change things up a bit! Sometimes you have to take a step back before you can take a couple steps forward. We both will be returning to School this Fall full-time and are so, so ecstatic. I will be double majoring and finishing up my Political Science major as well as Graphic Design. Connor is looking at majoring in Marketing. Wish us luck! It's going to be so weird being students again.

I am so blessed to have been in the military so that I can use my GI Bill for school and so that I get paid to go to school and for medical retirement every month. Though we have that for stability, Connor plans on getting a part-time job and I am hoping to get an awesome internship or small job just for fun. The Adobe headquarters is here and it would be incredible if I could somehow get involved there.

We feel confident about our plans and we will see where it leads us. I believe that everything happens for a reason. This weekend we kept busy and tried to lighten the mood and we did so by taking a little day trip to SLC to walk around some shops, watching scary movies, decorating for Halloween, and going on a little hike. I've added some pictures below!





Silly Sleepy Girl



BEST SODA EVER! (Coming soon to AZ!)




New Sweater from the Anthropologie Event :)





































Too funny to not share!


Stay tuned!

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