Oh the prettiness

Aren't these pretty? The Wicked Faerie Queen is having a giveaway and I would love one of these. She  also has some great stuff in her Etsy shop. Check her out.

Nurture Photography: Winter 2013

Now if you followed my old blog, or read my about page (which you totally should) you would see that I did the Nurture Photography Fall challenge last year and had a blast. Well it's Winter challenge time!

The challenge gives you two prompts to choose from, a color and a theme. This is incase you aren't having winter where you are, or if it doesn't want to cooperate with the prompts. Sometimes I think it's fun to merge the prompts.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Nurture Photography Winter 2013[/caption]


Hosted by the lovely and talented Kristi at Live and Love Out Loud and Rebecca at Bumbles and Light. They give not just the prompts but tips, tricks, and freebies! Plus they are amazing women, great people to socialize with.

Hope you stop by to check out my photos.


Hai I'm still a dork

Been trying to balance time with the new MacBook. And thinking up ideas to put on the domain. I forgot how this stuff works. It's hard lol.

Guess what I'm on?

My MacBook! Woot woot! It's a bit beat up cosmetically, but seems to be working great which of course means you are going to be seeing some work over at Moon in a Cup so make sure you stop by and check it out!

I still have to bring the dead MacBook over to Geek Squad and see if they can save anything from it. I also need a snap on cover for the new (to me) one.

Looking back and seeing the growth

The stomach bug plague has left the house. Well at least it's left me and the kids. Thankfully.

I also am going to get some new wedding shots for my portfolio in April. Ariel is going to be a flower girl and I was asked to do the photos. Which works out great cause when I looking over the ones I had for my portfolio I was like oh wow you can really tell how much I've grown as a photographer. So some new ones will be great.

Also my new (to me) MacBook should be here tomorrow! Woot! I can't wait to be able to get back to work. It's also getting a bit tedious doing everything from my iPhone. There is just somethings that it can't do.

Cause I'm a dork like that

Meh can I take a sick day?

So even though the kids had flu shots they got a lovely stomach bug. Which I think I'm catching. I hate vomit.

So I'm not the most patience person

I'm getting very impatient. I'm normally a very patient person. But this while bidding on eBay items is bugging me out. I think it's more that I'm not guaranteed the item I want. My MacBook. Sigh.

So I'm a bit overly emotional ... blah to you too

I lost the bid for the MacBook I wanted. Now I'm waiting for one to get closer to ending before I start bidding. I hate eBay. I just want to buy it. But of course the buy it now ones are out of my price range. Sigh.

I'm a bit overly emotional today. And I'm trying hard to not cry. I'm just so frustrated. Why does it have to be so hard? I just want a working old model MacBook. I have the software to upgrade it already. I don't need a fancy one. And I don't want to spend a ton (cause I have no where near a ton).

We're all a little mad here ... cause it make life interesting

So we got some snow today, promptly followed by rain. So tomorrow will be icy goodness yay. I got to say me and the little faeries are definitely a little mad (in the good way) I accidentally put the kids in semi matching outfits. A rare time they let me pick out their clothes lol. And then they made "snow" angels on the dining room floor. Just a normal day here.

What you think you're doing there

I'm not even sure what this post is about. So lets drop an Instagram bomb =}

Trips to Target can be calming sometimes. Or annoying when you see the bazillion things on clearance when you have NO MONEY!

So the MacBook I ordered got canceled. It's actually a good thing. They tested it before shipping and it didn't work so they are refunding me. But it sent me into a tailspin. It was the only thing I was looking forward to. Getting back to work! Anyhoo I looked on eBay after finding nothing in my price range on Amazon. And I hit the used MacBook jackpot! Now I just need my refund back on my account.

Here's the wish list link again if you happen to want to buy something little an Hello Kitty related for my birthday =]

New favorite day

Did you know that yesterday was Kiss a Ginger Day? I had no idea till I opened up Facebook. And I love it.

You too can have a nice blogger blog

So there's something I've been toying with. I remember when I first had a Wordpress blog. Yup I first started on there. It wasn't the easiest thing for me to customize. When I switch to blogger I loved it. It was pretty easy to figure out how to customize everything. Then I started making my own headers and backgrounds, instead of using preset ones like I had started out with. Never really thought about it till I got some comments about how nice my blog looked. Now that I have my own Etsy shop and I'm getting a few custom requests for things. I would love to start offering blogger custom items too. Let me know. I get my new to me MacBook sometime this week and I'm getting excited about getting back to work. =]

You know what?

My birthday is exactly one month away!

Want to get me something? Don't be scared of the big price items I got little $2 things too. It's a WISH list you know. As in I wish I could get this lol.


Do you have a word of the year?

So I've been seeing a few of my blogging friends picking out a word for the year and I decided to pick one too.

I don't do resolutions much but this year I did pick three things I wanted to improve on.

1. Belly dance practice more
2. Drink more water
3. Journal more

Looking at my list I decided my word of the year will be: Self-care. Too much I've been putting everyone ahead of myself and I need to stop and think about myself too. I'm not looking to lose weight (although that would be awesome) I just want to take care of myself more. Body and mind and soul.

By the way totally forgot how much work belly dancing is. =}

Can't wait for more ink!

I kept trying to decide what kind of wings I wanted. Faerie of course but what kind. Couldn't find anything that I liked. Then I saw a tattoo and was like oh duh. I need mermaid scales! No wonder I couldn't find wings I wanted.

Basically these are my inspirations. Either I'm going to attempt to draw them up or ask the artist too.

All images from Pinterest.

Thank you!

Thanks to an anonymous donator I now have a MacBook on the way. It's refurbished. It's the the next year's model of the model I had. I'm ridiculously happy and thankful <3

Sounds yummy must keep kids from eating them

So I got my first box from Influenster and damn do they deliver! Not just one but 3! Huge bottle of Palmolive dish soap to try out. It's their new Fresh Infusions line and boy to they sound yummy! Of course my nose is stuffed and I can't smell at the moment. But Ariel kept trying to steal them.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

This is my life

I'm in one of the dark moods. Things feel like they are falling apart. I lost my MacBook which basically means I have no way to work. And everything is just hitting me hard. Murphy's Law man it's real and its hitting me hard.

I so still have my random silly moments. But mostly it's forced. I have the best fake smile you've ever seen.

Today we come to say farewell to my dearly departed MacBook

That's right you heard me. You've probably seen me post photos of the messed up screen. Explain how I can only use it while its plugged in. But now, well now it just won't turn on.

My dear poor departed MacBook. How lost I am without you. How my work has halted without you. How I'm hoping Geek Squad can save my photos and writings that I hadn't gotten a chance to back up yet. At least two sets of my kids.

Can't work on my domain. Can't do my custom jobs on Etsy. Sigh. I'm thankful for all that I am able to do on my iPhone. But I really need my MacBook.

I'm currently trying to save up for a new to be laptop or more preferably MacBook if you would like to donated in my MacBook's loving memory please send gift cards or Paypal donations to faeriemommy@gmail.com