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About amy

I'm a crafter, a wife, a gardener, an aunt, a sister, a daughter, an entertainer, a reader, a creator. I like to read and paint and cook and relax with friends. Life is a gift, and I live it to the fullest!

wandering eye wednesday: week eleven/3

   So I’m posting from my phone this week, hope it works out! If you follow my Instagram, you know we went camping over the weekend. It had a very soothing effect – aside from the freezing cold! I snapped … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week thirty/2

Oh, Wednesday.  I’m not gonna lie, it’s getting harder and harder to find pictures to share since I’m hibernating until cooler weather hits.  It’s too dang hot to get outside and shoot anything! Plus, I’m grumpy, remember? That sort of … Continue reading

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end of summer grumpies

YO.  How YOU doin’? Me? Yea. I’m grumpy.  End-of-summer-in-Phoenix-tired-of-100-plus-degree-heat-and-not-the-dry-kind sort of grumpy.  Over. It. Traffic makes me grumpy.  Seeing trash on the side of the road? Super grumpy.  Social media rants + totally uninformative news broadcasts + political propaganda = … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-nine/2

Hey there! How’s the week treating you? Hope all is well in your world! Life is chugging along great ’round here. A couple weeks back, our friends from Lake Havasu came down so their daughter could experience her first skydive.  It … Continue reading

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inexpensive, homemade housewarming gifts

Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? Bleck.  Freaking hate Mondays.  But you know that by now, right? So do you remember how crazy busy our May was? I had two housewarming parties, a niece’s birth, birthday parties, chaos and … Continue reading

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jonesin’ for a puppy: one year later

Hi guys! How’s your weekend starting out? We’re taking it nice and easy for once. Just one birthday party planned and then, RELAX! Pretty stoked about it. Today, we are talking PUPPIES!! A particular puppy named Jones, to be specific.  This … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-eight/2

Happy Wednesday, yo.  How’s your week going? Anything fun and exciting happening? I’ve been taking an online photography course through Shaw Academy (thanks, Groupon!) and working on my new website a LOT.  I’m hoping to launch that at the beginning … Continue reading

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ocean beach 2015

Happy weekend, people! Hope you have some lovely things happening.  We are busy, busy, busy, as always.  All good things, though, so I’m not about to complain. I’m looking forward to seeing my new chunk of a niece this afternoon, … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-seven/2

Hello, hello! Isn’t this plant awesome? It’s a bird of paradise, and it totally looks like a bird to me.  Do you see it? I kept seeing them everywhere in California recently.  How cool, right? I used PS Elements to … Continue reading

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summertime grilled stuffed zucchini

Oh, hey! So it’s been a while since I’ve shared a yummy veggie recipe with you, and I promised to share the only zucchini recipe Joe has ever liked with you in this post, so here we go.  It was … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-six/2

Happy Day to you! How was your weekend? We went to Ocean Beach for the 4th of July, and had an AMAZING time – I can’t wait to share the pictures and stories with you! In the meantime, it’s back … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-five/2

Yeesh.  Already almost halfway through the year.  Kinda crazy, huh? I took this photo on Father’s Day at Joe’s mom and step-dad’s place.  His mom has a wicked green thumb, and her yard has always impressed and awed me.  It’s … Continue reading

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let’s play catch up

Hey hey! How’s everything? Sunday night, weekend winding down, maybe work tomorrow morning? Guh.  Just going to pretend it’s the weekend for a little while longer, OK? So I know I’ve been away a lot more lately, and it’s probably … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-four/2

Aaaaand… another Wednesday.  Weeks are flying by, but at this point, with the heat, it’s better that way.  We are getting ready for our annual Ocean Beach trip, with Jones in tow to make his maiden voyage to the shore. And … Continue reading

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spring break in LA – 2015 style 4.0

Happy weekend, people! So this is cliche, but where has all the time gone? We’ve been crazy busy and I’ll update you soon on what’s been going on, but in the meantime, it’s the final day of spring and I wanted … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-three/2

Hey there again!  Here’s the original: I used PicMonkey.  Cropped, vignette, sharpened, and then the focus feature.  I liked the yellow color/light halo around the bunny when I caught the image, and knew it could be a decent picture with some … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-two/2

So, the sun sets later now.  It’s full-on heat wave here.  And I’ve missed you… Did you notice my absence last week? I dunno.  But I know I missed YOU. I felt guilty all week, knowing that last week I completely let … Continue reading

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Wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-one/2

Man. So I was able to just barely upload this picture to my computer before it died on me. Aaaaand of course. I forgot the laptop charger somewhere that isn’t home. Because…. right? It’s the way things are rolling these … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty/2

Hello, hello! Another Wednesday is upon us, and of course you know the routine by now: been really busy, yada yada, here’s a picture!    Taken with my iPhone, edited with Snapseed. Do you use Snapseed? It’s my absolute favorite … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week nineteen/2

You guys! Another Wednesday already? How’s your May going? Are you on summer break yet? Is the weather turning warmer? I hope you are enjoying your days in May – I know I am! I snapped this shot whilst simultaneously … Continue reading

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