Ninos De Mexico

Seven Pictures From My Life Lately

1.Watercoloring! Sometimes I just get in the mood to watercolor, and it always feels so nice to pull out my brushes and paints and let the creativity flow. This time I painted one of my favorite scriptures, Proverbs 4:23.

Guard your heart Proverbs Watercolor

2. Mavis loves the dishwasher. She just climbs on up and tries to eat whatever crumbs she can find! She reminded me of my parents’ cocker spaniel, Brandy, when she was about the same age. I looked back in my archives, and sure enough, I have a picture of Brandy doing the same thing!

Cocker Spaniel puppy standing on dishwasher

3. Brushing up on my Spanish. Jimmy and I sponsor a sweet boy in Mexico at Ninos de Mexico, and we send letters back and forth. I decided to write to him in his language and I’m really hoping I didn’t completely fail. I can just imagine him opening the letter and being like “What is this woman trying to say?!” LOL.

Spanish Letter

4. We love our Petzi Treat Cam. Jimmy got me this treat camera for my birthday last year and I (surprisingly!) don’t think I’ve blogged about it?! We are able to talk to the pets, shoot treats out of the camera, and take pictures. I seriously have way too much fun talking to our fur babies when we aren’t home.

Dogs on Petzi treat cam

5. Banana Nut Cheerios. I feel like I post about cereal constantly. Maybe I should do a post on cereals and what I rate them on a scale of 1-10, haha. I’d give these Cheerios a solid 8.5!

Banana Nut Cheerios

6. Pittsburgh in the morning. Jimmy and I were driving to church on Sunday and I snapped this shot as we came off the Fort Pitt Bridge. The river was steaming because the water was warmer than the air. So pretty!

Pittsburgh in the morning in January

7. Mom + Mavis. These two are just too cute together!

Cocker Spaniel Puppy in lap

What would pictures of your life lately look like?


Currently: September 2017

Current book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I try to read this book once or twice a year. It’s just a wonderful reminder that each of us were created by God for a purpose.

Current blessing Receiving a letter from the boy Jimmy and I sponsor at Niños de Mexico. It makes me heart so incredibly happy to know that he is safe, healthy, has a home, and is learning about God.

Ninos de Mexico sponsorship letter

Current beauty product Yes To Carrots Super Rich Body Butter. It fits my beauty product criteria: natural, smells good, and works great!

Current goal This is a lofty one, but I want to finish the first draft of my book by the end of the year. Can’t believe I’m putting it out there, but I’m hoping it will help me stay accountable.

Current indulgence Watercoloring. I love pulling out my paint and brushes every now and then. This time I was making some simple art to put in a 5×7 frame for our bedroom. I chose the bottom right one.

Abstract watercolor painting

Current drink As always, coffee. Really enjoying the single origin organic Peru beans from Aldi. Also had an iced vanilla latte the other day and it hit. the. spot.

Current craving I want to paint my nails. I just need to find a chunk of time when Mavis is sleeping so I don’t worry about picking her up with wet nails, ha.

Current food Vegetables from our garden! I know we’re nearing the end of the gardening season, so I’m trying to soak up all the garden time I can.

San Marzano, cherry, and purple tomatoes Japanese eggplant, purple tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes, and green beans

Current confession I don’t want summer to end, but at the same time I’m looking forward to fall and the holiday season. I’m planning a fall dinner for Jimmy and I and looking forward a new season of Gold Rush.

Current obsession Anything that has to do with our fur babies. Jimmy and I brought Mavis to her first training class this week and it was so much fun!

Girl cuddling cocker spaniel puppy

Current need Absolutely nothing! Feeling extremely blessed.

Current procrastination Mopping the floors. I’ve Swiffered the living daylights out of them, but I know they need a good old fashioned mopping.

Current excitement My mom bought a truck! She was torn between a few different Chevy models and the Ford F-150. She went with the Ford and told me she is loving it. I can’t wait to take a ride with her!

New 2017 Ruby Red Ford F-150

Current prayer For all the victims of Hurricane Harvey to find comfort, safety, hope, and solace. Watching the news has been heartbreaking. I highly recommend checking out the nonprofit I.D.E.S. if you’re looking to donate.

Current mood Happy. Looking forward to the weekend!

Current question Have you ever had someone tell you that you look like your name should be something other than your real name? I cannot tell you how many people have told me I look like my name should be Daisy. I’ve also gotten Alice, Genevieve, and Luna (apparently I look like Luna Lovegood?), but I get Daisy a lot. So much so that my parents call me Daisy instead of Allie.