Tuesday, February 18, 2014

in the works / life lately

Just a few of the things that have been going on around here lately...

...Aside from a whole lot more cold and snow that is. And crazy dry air.
 After being sick off and on for several weeks, I broke down and bought a humidifier. Jake and the kitties have been feeling it as well, and we've been running it nonstop ever since I got it. The tank on this humidifier is supposed to hold enough water to last 36 hours, but we haven't made it 12 yet without a refill. Not a great sign. Please tell me that we're getting to the end of this ridiculousness.

It's been tough to stay motivated to take pictures with so much time indoors so I'm going with whatever inspires me. Lately I've taken a number of food pictures.

I've made so much hot food this winter, especially for lunch. Hot dinners are one thing. I don't normally crave hot lunch food. Except this winter.

I've also been eating a lot of breakfast food for lunch, but that's not really anything new. I've been on a big breakfast food kick for a couple years now.

At the end of last month, a friend and I wandered some of the antique stores in Milwaukee. I took a ton of pictures and will be going through them for quite a while. These three are a few of my initial favorites.

I've always done well with my Valentine's Day articles on HubPages, and I put together a bunch of new ones this year. Onto St. Patrick's Day and Easter now.

I've been keeping my life colorful in every way that I can.

I've finally caught up from the holidays and restocked four popular blue pieces, three bracelets and one pair of earrings, just in time for my next show (more on that next week).

You can check all of these pieces out in the jewelry shop. Of course as always if you have any questions about anything, let me know.

The Wisconsin Humane Society includes the cat dancer in their cat adoption packages so it's one of the first toys that the little guys ever had with us. It's always been a favorite, especially for Ares who goes through periods where he drags it all through the house on a daily basis.

He dragged it down a flight and a half of stairs the night I shot the above product shots so after I finished with those shots, we had a play / photo session.

Of course the best photo in the set is of Apollo, not Ares, and it doesn't include the toy.

These two kitties are such amazing play buddies.

What have you been up to lately?


  1. You're making me hungry! Great food photos. I hope you're feeling better.

  2. I've been craving a lot of hot food lately, too. And spicy. I feel like the cold just makes me hungrier, because whenever I try to switch back to something kind of light during the day, I'm starving again two hours later.

  3. Love your food pics. the fried egg-wich is going to make an appearance around here too now, thanks to you :) Hope you feel better and more moisturized again soon!

  4. Your kitty pics always make me smile :)

  5. I love the last, apparently pre-attack photo!

  6. Man, I can't imagine going through humidifier water like that! Of course, I also have trouble imaging what it must be like to need a humidifier. I really hope spring arrives soon for you! That vintage Pyrex is so cool.

  7. Miss Frankie drags her wand toy around and somehow winds up wearing it! Of course if you wave it around and dangle it she isn't interested - it's a solo toy for her.

  8. Love your kitty pics. Breakfast / brunch foods are some of my favorites, too.

  9. I've been on a breakfast kick for years! That's wonderful that the humane society includes toys with adoptions! Your boys are adorable!

  10. Your photos cheered me up! Food, color, cats--what else could we need?

  11. Wonderful pics of your life lately! Me? I am still catching up after my trip to Cali. And working on a new quilt!


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