Spruce up your kitchen or office with a Stuck on You Magnet from Sara Norris Photography! I love this "Roots" series. These would be perfect in your office to hang pictures of loved ones or an important memo.
The wind is so crazy today! Not so long ago I couldn't wait for Spring to start, but now I can't wait for it to be over. I forgot that Spring in New Mexico comes with a lot of really windy days. Its like mother nature's own special form of torture. The temperature finally warms up, but you have to deal with blowing sand, dirt in your teeth, your hair all tangled, allergies, etc. It sucks.
I'm so excited to show you guys some of the new items I've been working on!
Stuck on You Magnets are the newest addition to my Etsy shop. There are two different styles to choose from: bottle caps or glass tile. Both have an Super Strong Rare Earth Magnet on the back. These magnets not only feature your favorite images from Sara Norris Photography, but also a collection of vintage illustrations to choose from. Stuck on You Magnets are available individually and also in sets.
Each magnet is $5 individually and $12 for the sets of 4.
There are beautiful white flowers blooming in the front yard. They are right next to the porch. I smile every time I run by them on my way to or from somewhere I'm inevitably in a hurry to get to. Its nice to notice the little things these days. Lately I feel like my life is flying by while I stumble through with my head down just trying to get through the day task by task. The days seem to just blur together.
I'm feeling a little less stressed, a little more motivated, and a lot more organized today. I think the beautiful, warm sunshine is making me feel a lot better. The constant desert wind in the Spring just makes everything feel so chaotic.
The past few weeks have been overwhelming. My mile long to do list has suddenly taken over my life. It seems like as I slowly cross things off, more and more and more just keeps piling on. As a result I'm not only keeping one calendar with my schedule, but two, just to keep track of everything. One in my purse and one in my phone. I have a ringer alert for every single thing that must get done. My life has been planned out hour by hour for the last month. Its exhausting.
Its hard for me not to take on the world. I'd like to believe that I can do anything. And I can. I may develop severe headaches, and eye twitches in the process, but I am capable of anything. That sounds really healthy, I'm sure. (Please note the sarcasm and eye rolling here.)
I have this constant compulsion to work and create and just keep pushing and pushing and pushing myself until I just can't go on. I'm not sure where it comes from, but I can't seem to stop it. If I'm not working on something, then I'm thinking about what I "should" be working on. I'm obsessed. I will work myself to exhaustion at the expense of my health, my sanity, my relationships, and my personal life. There is a certain satisfaction I feel when things are getting accomplished. Yes, I realize that this is problem. No, I don't think it will ever change.
I'm back! Don't be fooled, this is no indication that I'm actually getting caught up with all of my ongoing projects. I just miss my 365. I'm so sad that it has fallen by the wayside in my effort to "do it all". But here is it.
Day 113. Sara sans makeup. Those of you who know me have probably NEVER even seen me without at least a little makeup. I don't leave the house without it...ever. The sad state I'm in is a direct result of my schedule, stress level, and lack of tolerance for the unnecessary right now. Makeup is unfortunately not necessary, as much as I'd like to think it is, and today it just became one more thing for me to do.
At this point my stress level is such that my left eye has been twitching for 11 straight days. Not to mention off and on for a week before that. I'm seriously considering getting an eye patch. Maybe I'll bedazzle it.
Last week I had a blast spending the afternoon taking Anika's senior pictures. It was such a beautiful day and Anika was so great! I couldn't have asked for a better photo shoot. Here are a few of my favorites from the day. Thanks Anika!!