These are a few of my favorite things.

Sometimes, words are just too much to handle. At least, that’s the way I’ve felt the last couple of weeks. I’ve been intending to put out another blog post for some time, but the words aren’t there yet.

So here’s a happy post of pretty pictures displaying just a few of my favorite things.

1. Puppies. Especially when they’re not mine to take care of.

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2. Light after a rain storm.

rainyday033. Color.

258026_2114620227100_3436647_o4. My siblings. (I miss you guys…)

527833_3899628331187_1737418460_n-15. When design elements come together perfectly. The first time.

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Story behind this logo: The client wanted a permanent logo for this annual breast cancer awareness event. The town paints a symbolic pink stripe down Main Street, so the logo definitely needed to include the element of paint. She also wanted to include the iconic county courthouse as part of the design. With a bit of analysis and sheer dumb luck, the top of the courthouse just WORKED as the top of the paintbrush. The design was SO POPULAR that it earns it’s place in my design hall of fame.

6. Interesting art. (Found on the streets of Denton, TX)

IMG_13567. This guy playing the hang drum.

Hopefully my words will return to me and I’ll post something of substance relatively soon!

(Edit: I thought of a few more later last night! 🙂 These don’t have pictures… but they’re definitely on the list.)

8. The way my Canadian pastor says the word “clean.”

It’s really crisp on the first consonant, but then it rolls into the L in this really unique way that I can’t replicate. Must be a Canadian thing.

9. Crossing the last item off my to-do list.

10. The 5 minutes when my computer desktop is uncluttered and organized.

11. Grossing my mom out when I pop my joints.

12. Popping my joints.

13. Public speaking / Storytelling. Yeah, I love it. There’s something highly addictive in being able to captivate a listener with my words and leaving a particular message or emotion behind.

14. Completing a blog post.

Much ado about nothing.

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• You know you have a great boss when you see what she’s added to your To-Do list while you were out and it makes you love working for her even more.

• I’m re-watching the TV show “LOST.” I watched it as it aired, but I was only 13 when it started and 19 when it ended. And I tell ya, watching it all over again (especially quickly as opposed to once a week with 6 month breaks) has been mind-blowing as I’m catching all the stuff I missed or had forgotten. Even so, I still find myself feeling the need to take notes… who, what, when, where and why? Still one of the best TV shows ever made.

• I’ve gone through the “LOST” DVDs so fast that the people at Blockbuster are now on first-name basis with me and are keeping up with what season I’m in.

• Who’s not a fan of the new iPhone iOS 7? This girl.

• OU won the football game this weekend!!! (BOOMER SOONER) My coworker/office mate (rabid OSU fan) is putting in for an office transfer.

• I got to see my little brother play ice hockey this weekend in the Junior A division. As the game heated up and the language and fists started flying, it was a little jarring to realize that he’s not in Pee Wee hockey anymore… and that he’s actually at risk of getting his teeth knocked out. (They won, by the way, and it was a BLAST.)

• If you don’t have the pleasure of knowing my mom, you’re missing out because she’s pretty much the best. We went to downtown Denton this weekend and had more fun poking around antique stores, drinking hipster coffee, and laughing at each other. (Special thanks to a dear old friend who was willing to join us and spend a couple hours with two crazy females. You always make us laugh!)

• If I have only one callus on my foot, does that make me a uni-corn?

Jesse-McCartney-Pictures• Jesse McCartney was my teenage celebrity heartthrob. To be honest, I’m still a sucker for “Beautiful Soul.” Go ahead, judge me. But first, you better own up to your own private stash of Aaron Carter, Backstreet Boys, and ‘N SYNC.

Now I feel old.

• I should have been carded today. It didn’t happen. Now I feel old.

• To the random, sweet cowboy who took my empty shopping cart back to the store, thanks for making my day.

• It’s not stalking if you bring a friend, right?

• It’s so much easier to become bitter, but so much more worthwhile to be forgiving, resulting in so much more fun being happy!

• God is pretty cool when he lets you know through a random person (who has no idea about your past) that your prayers are being answered – six months later.

• Spending $24 on 38 days worth of V8 energy drinks will actually save me around $150. Breaking bad habits is hard but soooo worth it. It’s embarrassing when you figure up how much money goes down the drain in wasteful spending (not to mention bad stewardship).

• Talk to the cashier and look her in the eye. Let her know she is appreciated. A genuine thank you goes a long way.

• Know the dangers of leaving your iPhone in a locked, hot car. It’s not pretty.

• You know your best friend is amazing when you call her to catch up and you end up talking about Jesus for an hour instead. As she put it, our relationship sharpens each other.

• My mother’s kitten is possessed. Especially when she hangs over the back of a chair, trying to catch her own back legs, and then hops around the living room. You never know when you will be attacked…

• I rediscovered The Incredibles yesterday. Edna Mode is one of my favorite animated characters, ever.

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