31 Little Things – 25

Yesterday, I was on my way with Jess to the library for reading and PAL time. Just as I was passing a parked car on my street, a flash of color caught my eye. I backed up and took another look. Jess wanted to see so I made a quick u-turn and parked across the street so she could see from her window. I hopped out of the car and crept across the street very low and very slow. So what did I see?

This little parrot was just chillin in the road next to the parked car.

I wasn’t sure it could even fly, but after I snapped this picture, I tried to get a little closer and it flew off.

31 Little Things – 20 and 21

31 Little Things – The weekend edition

I saw this crossword puzzle book while checking out the dollar section at Target. For some reason the picture on the cover makes me laugh.

And then yesterday while we were on our way back from the baby shower, We stopped at the Buddhist temple so Caitlin could take a picture with the HUGE Buddha out front. We didn’t mean any disrespect when taking this picture. We just really like this beautiful, pristine Buddha statue.

31 Little Things – 12

If you look at my picture for today, and think about it, there’s a good chance you’ll figure out exactly what this will become. I mean besides 3 plates and a little tea set. Stay tuned because it will be making its transformation over the next 24 to 48 hours.


Coming soon: The after

31 Little Things – 3

Today’s post is a series of four pictures. So what makes me happy today?


This is an Ottlite. It’s energy efficient full spectrum lighting. It’s fantastic for all kind of tasks, but if you’re a crafter who works with beads, needlework, polymer clay and more, this little light is a must have. They’re expensive, but they can be found at discount stores for 50% off or more. I was wanting one for a long time and one day I went to Tuesday Morning and saw this little baby sitting all alone on the shelf. I couldn’t believe the price. It was incredible!

So what’s the fuss? The first picture is my work area in “natural light.”

And this picture is with the Ottlite turned on:

This little baby has revolutionized my ability to work on my jewelry.I don’t have to stop when the sun goes down. My previous overhead lighting just didn’t have enough oomph for me to see at night. Now? I can work on a project whenever I want to.

They have a bunch of different styles and sizes, but for my needs, this is just perfect.

For the record, I bought this light myself. I’m not sponsored by Ottlite, I’m not being compensated for writing about this little light. I bought it, use it, and love it. If you’re in the market for a great desk lamp or even a floor lamp, check these out.