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#fatcat

#raesdrawings

chips and dip

star wars #raesdrawing

I have been doing a lot of drawing/painting practice (follow along with #raesdrawings), hanging out with #fatcat, watching the original Star Wars movies, and a little bit of exploring around Lake Michigan and Chicago. It’s been a busy summer already and summer just officially started.

We’re going on our annual family vacation this week and I’m very excited. I’m still reading Mr. Mercedes, and I’m pretty into it, though I’m only about a third of the way through. I’m hoping to get some more reading and a lot of playing done on vacation this week!

snapshots

Moving is exhausting you guys. It’s been a crazy busy week but I’m enjoying Chicago so far and trying to get settled. Got any tips on Chicago living? Let me hear them!

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snapshots: happy new year

holding my niece

cat nap

I’ve been traveling with friends and family this week and I can’t think of a better way to welcome the new year. Obviously the best part was meeting my niece, but eating our way through Columbia, Mo., and toasting at midnight with some of my favorite people was also fantastic. Hope the new year is treating you just as well. Continue reading

pre-thanksgiving snapshots

Work is bananas, errands need to be run, and I’m getting ready to leave town for Thanksgiving. It’s a little nuts around here, but I’m excited for what’s to come this week. When I can, I’ve been working on crafts (only a few weeks left to knit the baby blanket!), playing with #fatcat, and indulging in pre-Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.

How’s your week? Everyone ready for Thanksgiving?

craft preparation#fatcatchristmas treepumpkin piebaby blanket knitting

month in review: october

Happy Halloween!

This month has gone so fast and I’ve been so busy that Halloween completely snuck up on me. I have no costume ideas and I only bought pumpkins for the first time this week–and they were mini pumpkins from the bottom of the barrel. But October has been great. It was full of loved ones visiting, or visits to loved ones. And I got deeper into the Sandman comic series this month, too. The top viewed posts from this month were:

Some snapshots from the month:

chicago#fatcatmeairplanesandman

Are you ready for November?! It’s almost the end of the year!

out of town weekend snapshots

I spent the weekend in Chicago and it was the best. Unfortunately (or fortunately, perhaps) I was having so much fun I forgot to take pictures of most of the things we did.
We went to the aquarium, a college football game, saw friends, and ate really great food. We also stopped at a super cool comic book store and I picked up the fourth Sandman to read on the plane. Here are some pictures from the weekend–at least the few I did stop to shoot.

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month in review: september

September is over! It’s time for sweaters and scarves and Halloween. September was another fun month with one of the most fun weekends of the year when I got to see my best friend walk down the isle. The top-viewed posts in September were:

This month I also completed one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done, a comic book inspired sweatshirt. I also got a haircut.

Some snapshots from the month:

ka pow

haircut

instagram

sandman

wedding

cisco