Sparkle and Shine

1 I’m sorry if I look slightly annoyed in these pictures; it’s hot and I was feeling a bit sick. And then Asa started crying, so we didn’t have time to shoot more pictures. Ah, this weekend has not been good for taking outfit photos; on Saturday I wanted to get shots of my outfit but realized the camera batteries were both dead and we were taking a trip up to Port Townsend so we couldn’t charge the batteries… so… no camera.

I hate those days when you love what you’re wearing, but then things just stack against being able to get pictures. But, oh well. We had lots of fun in Port Townsend, and I am enjoying the hot weather even if it does make me a bit sick.

4 But funny story: we went to Starbucks yesterday (when I wore this), and the barista said “Hey, I used to have a shirt just like that! Old Navy, right?” to which I just shrugged and said “I don’t know, I got it at Goodwill” (as I do like… everything, haha!) and she laughed and went “Oh my gosh, that was probably mine!!!”

I didn’t really know how to react. So I just said it was a pretty shirt (because it is!) and we went on our merry way.

But later we realized she was wrong, because this isn’t an Old Navy brand shirt. 7 And can we talk about how much I love this arm cuff? I got it at the Reniassance Faire last year, and I definitely intend to get more if I can this year. LOVE. It’s such a perfect summer accessory, and it makes me feel a little bit rock-n-roll. Or something. 6

So this past week, I finally finished reading Sweet Ireland Air, and I’m working on a new chapter. Hopefully I’m not jinxing myself by saying I’m thinking I’ll be posting something new by the end of the week! I’ve also been uploading the old version of My Beloved, since so many people have been begging me for it over the years. Re-reading those two stories and getting good feedback from people currently reading them has helped inspire me so much! I’ve figured out why I quit writing Sweet Ireland Air, and now I know what I need to write next. It’s just… really exciting!

And now I need to think about keeping up with those writing videos! After we moved, there was just too much going on and I totally forgot about making videos. But I’ll be trying to make another one soon!5

Dress, skirt, and belt, Thrifted | heels, Target (old) | Arm cuff, Washington Renaissance Faire | earrings, gift

I love writing. I had forgotten how much it captures my soul, and how much I’ve missed it! It’s so exciting to have figured out why I stopped writing certain stories, and know how I can get going again.

And with that, I’m off to do a little writing before Asa falls asleep and I have to work! The bug has officially bitten me again.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

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