Choosing happiness

Each Monday this year, I plan on writing out a quote using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). If you have a favorite quote – snarky, silly, or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments.

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studio sessions field trip to CHA

hello CHA
Amy Tangerine CHA 2015
Amy Tangerine desk organizer
Amy Tangerine CHA 2015

One of the things I love about being at a tradeshow like CHA is getting to spend time with fans and friends. It's inspiring just connecting with people who share common creative interests. The energy is almost indescribable. Even though I always feel like I am taking plenty of photos, somehow afterward it never seems like enough. To expand on the little recap I did on CHA in this post, we decided to shoot a little video to showcase some of the favorite things Jamie and I spotted while we were there. I didn't get to walk the show floor that much, but when I did, there were so many things that caught my eye. I wish there was a way to bottle up the awesomeness that I felt a couple weeks ago. This video comes close.

If you want to see more details of the Rise & Shine booth and collection - both Scrapbook.com and Paperclipping Roundtable did great wrap ups. The collection should be available in stores sometime in March.

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Jack at 16 months

Jack wearing Hugo's Wardrobe
Jack wearing Hugo's Wardrobe
Jack wearing Hugo's Wardrobe

It's hard to believe this guy is 16 months already. He took his first steps (5 of them in Florida) a week before turning 14 months. Then he would only occasionally walk for us, as crawling was a super quick mode of transportation. Right when he turned 15 months, he decided to give it more of a go and hasn't stopped since. It's getting harder and harder to get him to sit still for a photo, but his silliness is just too cute not to capture. Thankfully Jamie Waters is such a great photographer.

A friend from Australia (I met her and her adorable son on my last Spotlight tour) started the cutest line of ties and bowties for little guys. She was kind enough to send some items over from her shop along with some hand me downs and new stuff from one of my favorite stores - Bonds. Check out Hugo's Wardrobe here.

Workspace Wednesday

amy tangerine studio

This could potentially be my only full day in the studio today as I have been called in for jury duty tomorrow at 8:30am. It feels like weeks since I've been here, with CHA and then a wonderful long weekend getaway just me and JC.

amy tangerine's planner 1.20.15

Yesterday I spent much of the day taking care of those pesky errands that linger and I just needed to get done. One of them involved the DMV and the other involved getting Jack's passport application sent out. Both were not all that complicated, but the time allowed for each one always seems to be more than you'd expect. I tried to put on an attitude of gratitude and did my best to just go with the flow, and I rewarded myself with lunch at Chick-Fil-A and then an afternoon working. I followed it up with taking the dogs and Jack for a long walk and came back craving Ramen noodles.

amy tangerine's studio
amy tangerine's studio

I know it's a mess, but I spy some cleared desk space and piles that need my attention. I suppose I could have tidied up a little bit before snapping these photos with my iPhone, but that would have taken more than a minute. Thanks for not judging my working studio! Hope you all have a productive Wednesday and that no one else has to look forward to jury duty tomorrow.

Motivational Monday

peace
peace

Each Monday this year, I plan on writing out a quote using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). If you have a favorite quote – snarky, silly, or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments.