a few things on Wednesday AND my mug swap goodies


1. These are the wonderful goodies I received from my mug swap partner Amanda.
Y'all, go see her blog and her IG. All her photos are so colorful and (I'll use this term because I can't think of a better description) eye-candy. Ha, I mean it. 
Thank you Amanda. You chose the perfect mug for me!
{I'm probably not following rules of the mug swap post rules, but maybe Kim will forgive me for combining my posts. I don't blog much. Y'all know this.}

2. Did I tell y'all about this?


No I didn't! If you follow along on IG, twitter, Facebook you probably saw already.
I am SO honored to be included with 30+ other artist in the first "Today is Going to be a Great Day!" page-a-day calendar. I have more to tell you about this, but that will be another post. You can buy a [very affordable] calendar filled with 330 pieces of artwork. They are available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Calendars.com and directly from Workman Publishing. One of my friends mentioned buying them as stocking stuffers, ahem.

3. Have you ever seen this show? I'm enjoying it while I wait for the return of Downton.

4. This weekend we stumbled upon an art festival near Atlanta.

Original artwork by Jeff Laibson
I saw amazing original pieces by this artist, and so many others. Also, I met this artist (who actually knows on of my friends). It was so much fun, and of course I wanted to buy all the paintings ;)

5. I've had to put myself on a break from running. Last week after one of my best runs I started having a ton of trouble with my knee. I'm going to let it rest, but while I'm not running I'm taking part in this and I'm pretty sure it's harder than running. It's kicking my tail.

7. I just finished up my work-space and I love it! 


I'm hoping to to some pictures while my real camera and have a little feature on all the handmade goodness decorating my walls.

8. The Joyful Shop is having a sale! It's a collaborative shop I'm a part of where 100% of the sales are used to buy books for our 10 Joyful Life Library locations across the country. For a limited time take 20% off with code bookdrive20. To learn more about the Joyful Life Library visit here.

That's all for now! I'm off to pick the boys up from school (which they are greatly enjoying).
Happy Wednesday.