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Pretty Pretty Patio Things

Spring is in the air! Okay, I’m a little belated… it’s totally 87 degrees out and BBQ season has hit full-on swing. As we are in the midst of relocating and will be a little bit “between houses” this June, I’m relying on good old online-window-shopping to satisfy my patio cravings. Let’s just cut to the chase, right?Pretty Patio Moodboard, Summer 2013 | Painting SunnyFrom Top Left, Moving Clockwise…

    1.  Ikea, SKYN Serving bowl, white for $9.00
    2. West Elm, Bend Dining Chair for $249.00 – $498.00 (on sale $119.99 – $239.99)
    3. World Market, Aqua Bird Ceramic Drink Dispenser for $29.99
    4. World Market, Multi Stripe Chevron Tray for $16.99
    5. World Market, Chains Indoor-Outdoor Rug, Black/Neutral for $49.99 – $699.99
    6. West Elm, Mosaic Tiled Bistro Table – Aqua Glass for $399.00 (on sale $319.00)
    7. World Market, Wild Stix Sidewalk Chalk, 4-Piece for $2.49
    8. World Market, Aqua Rectangular 2-Tier Tiffin for $9.99
    9. Ikea, BÄRBAR Tray, dotted, multicolor for $5.99
    10. West Elm, Martini Side Table – Silver for $149.00
    11. West Elm, Porcelain Hurricanes – Floral for $29.00 – $49.00
 
 
 

Who could resist that oh-so-bright-and-fresh chevron tray from World Market? I think it is also safe to say that aqua is still a hot summer color. Browsing around, it seems like a vintage vibe is in the air for this season, along with some mid-century modern design elements. I’m throwing around these terms with more confidence than I probably should.
 
Anyone else charmed by striped sidewalk chalk? Mixing their aqua’s and sunny yellow’s? Laying more patterns than is probably advisable? I’m off for more packing fun!
 
PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.


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We Can Work It Out: Playlist additions, affordable exercise tools, and so forth

I once interviewed someone for a job, over the phone (see, things are already awkward) who ended every single sentence with “… and so forth”. It was odd and distracting, but did make it sound like he had a lot more to talk about and we just didn’t have the time to explore it in-depth. I’ve kind of liked saying it ever sense.

Anyway, remember that time I put my pride aside and listed the 25 workout jams on my playlist? Even the border-line embarrassing ones? Hey, it’s all about the BPM (beats per minute that is)(… and so forth). Well, I thought it was about time to add a few more I’ve been hitting the pavement to, and then ramble about some of my other favorite fitness gear. I’m certainly no expert… and not exactly a hard-body… but I do like to get my workouts in.

Workout Playlist Updates, Recommended Tools, and So Forth | Painting Sunny

Let’s Hit The Pavement Playlist Additions

I Love It by Icona Pop

Wings by Little Mix

Get Lucky by Daft Punk

I Like It by Enrique Iglesias

… and my hubs would like to add the following, from his playlist:

Catch My Breath by Kelly Clarkson

Love Generation by Bob Sinclar

Proud by Heather Small

And We Danced by Macklemore

My Favorite Fitness Tools and Tips

As a Mom who works outside the home, it can be a little tricky to get workout time in. Sometimes gadgets are just silly or expensive, but sometimes they can shave just enough minutes off the process to mean getting that extra workout it. Or, make it interesting enough to get me out there and active. Here are a few of my favorites, with budget in mind:

Your Local Park (Probably Totally Free To Use)

A few weeks ago I had both kids home with me, and wanted to fit in a workout while it was still light out. I remembered reading in a magazine about this woman who traveled and worked out at parks, including doing jumps and lunches on park benches. I totally went for it; while the kids were on the slides, I was jogging laps around the playground area and jumping on those benches like there was no tomorrow. I later found this article from Fitness Magazine, which helps you take full advantage of free outdoor facilities.

Food Journaling (Just The Cost Of A Pen And Paper)

I’ve heard this is the most effective tool for weight loss. For me, this is totally true. I’m not currently keeping a food journal, but I certainly have and there are lots of effective ways to do it. Grab a notebook and a pen (I like a small one that fits in my handbag) and you’re set. Want to get fancier? Research various apps and other tools to take it electronic. Personally, I’ve always preferred the old-fashioned hand-written way. Check out this site and others for more recommendations.

Online & Electronic Resources

Real Simple’s Fitness Charts (Free With Internet Access)

Have a break from work and want to get in a quick workout? I like to check out of one these Real Simple Magazine Exercise Charts. Their instructions are good, they have a lot of them specific to particular areas you want to work out, and they add more all the time. Check it out!

Nike+ (If You Have a Smartphone, Free)

I do use an iPhone when I run, and I love Nike’s Running App. My husband introduced me to it, and I originally used an insert in a pair of Nike shoes I had to connect to my iPod before I had an iPhone. Now, I just use the GPS function in the app. It works well, sync’s great with my music and had never let me down. I use it every time I run, and even compete against friends via Facebook through this app.

Map My Run (Free Alternative to Nike+ or Others, If You Have Internet Access)

You don’t need a Smartphone or an app to have a great run. My husband used to use Map My Run’s website all the time to plan out runs ahead of time. You can factor in time and distance, and try out some new scenic routes – I highly recommend. They do, for the record, have an app that is good too.

Calorie King (Free With Internet Access)

While they also have an app, I used to use their website daily to check on calorie counts. Counting calories isn’t for everyone, but food journal writing can be a great tool and this can help, if counting up calories is part of your process. Calorie King is the most comprehensive resource I’ve found for the foods I happen to eat, and it is pretty user-friendly too.

Spark People (Free With Internet Access)

I haven’t used it much personally, but have always heard great things about SparkPeople.Com and the support it provides.

Workout Gear (Varies Costs)

For the record, my favorite running shoes are by Saucony. I have wide feet, high arches, and like pretty pinks and purples so they always fit the bill. Sometimes I try others, but I always end up coming back. This is totally not sponsored; just what I honestly like and use and can find on a really good sale in my area. I pay $60-100 for my shoes, so not cheap at all, but there are more affordable styles.

I use a Belkin armband like this one to hold my iPhone when I run, and like it… but it is a little large for me. However, it is adjustable and comfortable and cheaper than some of the alternatives. I believe we paid about $30 for mine, which isn’t cheap – but it has lasted me through 2 years and many, many workouts so far, so I can’t help recommending it.

If all else fails, try out a Mindy Kaling style Revenge Fantasy.

Any other new workout jams I should know about? Awesome websites? Food journalers out there? Happy fitness, everyone!

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Links to products on Amazon may be affiliate links. Keepin’ it real.


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Operation Preoccupy the Preschooler: DIY Travel Activities

Well, we are getting close to our big move! In this case, big move = two long days in a car with little kids. and a cat. OMG.

So, I decided to take a couple evening hours this week and make up some DIY Travel Activities to keep the kids occupied on the road. While watching old Criminal Minds episodes, of course. With just a few supplies I managed to come up with four different types of activities, and some of those are multi-part – so cheers to at least 15 minutes of peace and quiet in the car!

DIY Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

The main ingredients are shown above, and I was also armed with a few basic supplies I had around the house. My goal was to make multiple activities with each of the supplies I bought. Mostly, I used:

  • Popsicle Sticks from the craft store ($2.99 for a large package)
  • 10 sheets of felt from the craft store, 25 cents each
  • Hot glue (I already had the gun and glue)
  • Printed out photographs (printed on our home computer on white cardstock we had)
  • Round yard-sale stickers (I had some leftover from a yard-sale)
  • A fine-tipped permanent marker
  • Scotch tape
  • A cardboard tube from a paper towel roll
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard cut into squares to fit the felt sheets
  • Optional: I bought a little plastic carrying case for about a $1.80 (originally $2.99)

The supplies above purchased from a craft store were all from Hobby Lobby, which is just the closest one to our house.

Below are pictures and a few notes on how each activity came together, along with a link to the original inspiration! The original tutorials from the blogs noted below are more in-depth than what I’ve written, so please show them some love and go check them out!

Project 1: Popsicle Stick Color Matching Game (almost finished)

DIY Popsicle Color Matching Game, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

DIY Popsicle Color Matching Game, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

Original Inspiration from the summer popsicle activity tutorial at  at Roots and Wings Co.

What isn’t finished about these, you ask? They look so cute already! Well, for our 3 year old son who can’t quite read yet, having the colors written on the sticks is great… but having one side painted the color would be much more useful. I just have not had the chance to break out the paints from the pile of boxes! I have about 2 weeks left, so will have to get on that.

While you can’t tell from the photographs, the sticks are removable from the felt popsicle-tops. I’ll take them apart, and them the little guy will be responsible for matching them back up and sticking the sticks into the colorful tops.

DIY Popsicle Color Matching Game, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

I cut out one popsicle-shaped top out of the felt, and then used that as a template for the rest of the colors. For each color, I cut two pieces in order to make the front and back.

DIY Popsicle Color Matching Game, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

Many of the tutorials online for this activity call for sewing the edges, which I have no excuse for not having done. Still, I had the hot glue gun at hand, so went ahead and glued these instead. It worked great! I put a dab of glue at the top, stick it together, and then ran a little down the sides (as shown above) then pressed the edges together firmly. Voila!

Project 2: Personalized Photo Puzzles

DIY Personalized Photo Puzzles, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

Original Inspiration from the Father’s Day Craft tutorial at Impress Your Kids.

These were so so simple, y’all! A couple supplies, and they turned out super cute. Most of all, I love how personalized it is.

DIY Personalized Photo Puzzles, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

I chose pictures of things he loves (pictures of him and his sister reading in bed, or with his Dad at the park, with Grandma June, with his friend at teacher at school, of his cat, etc.) and threw in a couple random images such as a Tiger, for fun.

Above, you can see how I scotch-taped the backs of the sticks together. Then, I just flipped it over and hot-glued the picture down over the sticks careful not to get glue in bedroom the sticks too much. After it dried, I removed the tape and then used an Xacto knife to cut the pictures between the sticks until they were separate.

I’d like to come up with a nice way to store these… maybe sew a little separate for each puzzle? Or stick to the oh-so-simple snack sized plastic bags?

Project 3: Number Matching Pole

DIY Number Matching Pole, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

Original Inspiration from the DIY Preschool Car Trip Activity tutorial at Simple Mal.

Again – this is almost painfully simple. We had a garage sale last weekend, so I grabbed some leftover stickers and numbered them, then wrote the same set of numbers randomly along a paper towel cardboard roll. This was awesomely easy. Thanks Mallory!

Project 4: Felt Board Scenes

DIY Felt Board Scenes, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

Original Inspiration from the Pinterest Board of Felt Board Stories from Marcy Bishir. Nice collection of pins, Marcy!

These were the most fun out of all of the projects. I had a great time sitting and cutting out fun little shapes in front of the TV. Some I took straight off of pictures I saw online, and others I came up with myself. Those felt squares are so easy to cut through. I would grab a full-sized sheet and then start cutting out elements and adding to it, “building” the picture was I went until I felt like it had enough pieces to be fun.

Here are some close-ups of my favs:

DIY Felt Board Scenes, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

DIY Felt Board Scenes, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting SunnyAll in all, I made 5 different “scenes” to play with. A “house” scene with a tree, lake, sun, etc.; an outer-space scene; a ” party food” scene with  pizza and cupcakes; an “ocean” scene with fish, a whale, and coral; and a holiday scene with a snow man, pine tree, and presents.

DIY Felt Board Scenes, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

My strategy was to pick out a few colors I knew I wanted to leave full sheets of, as the “background” for the scenes (I chose light blue, white, green, and black). I wanted to make them firm enough for the kids to sit it on their laps and play with in the car, so I found some cardboard sheets from the back of photo frames I wasn’t using, cut them to size (shown above) and hot glued the full-sized sheets to those (shown below).

DIY Felt Board Scenes, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

Again, these were easy and fun and my goal is to bridge the age-gap and have scenes both kids will find fun the play with. We actually already have a “quiet box” of Haven’s that she loves, with a little felt girl cutout glued to one side and dress-up clothes of all types she can stick to the girl. It was a gift from her Aunt Norma, and we’re bringing that along to keep H amused as well.

DIY Felt Board Scenes, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

This little carrying case was in the “art storage” area of Hobby Lobby, and I was surprised to see that the full-price for it was only $2.99. It expands pretty wide, too, and is so nice and bright. Since I had my Hobby Lobby iPhone app up and used the built-in 40% off coupon, it brought the cost down to just a bit over $1. This post is not sponsored, btw. For me, that was totally worth it to hold the felt boards and cut-outs. I stored the cut-outs for each scene in plastic quart-sized storage bags.

DIY Felt Board Scenes, Preschool Travel Activities | Painting Sunny

Want to know the other fun thing about this post? I got all fancy and tried the Katie Bower method for better small product photography. Seems so simple, but her tips totally helped. She is so cool.

Anyone else about to embark on a road-trip with kiddos? Figured out a safe and non-screechy way to transport a cat long-distance? Sit and cut out astronauts and pizza slices while you watch TV?

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.


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Introducing Ginger Dijon Salmon, Our Most Favorite Fish

For a few months now, every Saturday evening the husband and I make dinner together for just us, and it is usually this salmon with a ginger Dijon sauce. That sounds like it would get old, but with something this good we just never get tired of it. “Salmon Saturdays” even rhymes, so obviously that makes it more delicious.

This is really guest post, as the salmon recipe was created by the very own hubs. Thanks babe! He was inspired by this recipe, and went on to tweak it and add ground ginger, which is what catapulted it into the realm of fav recipes.

The roasted red potatoes are also so delicious. Mental Note: remember to bring those back up another day.

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon | Painting Sunny

Can you see how delicious that glaze is?

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon | Painting Sunny

The best part is the crispy edges, as seen above. I’m not a girl who likes things “blackened” under almost any circumstance, but with this a little bit of crunch is good.

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon | Painting Sunny

(Full and concise recipe at bottom of post)

Ingredients

  • 2 – 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbl extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (a little less)
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon | Painting Sunny

This is so, so simple. To start, clean and prepare your salmon fillets then lightly coat them with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. We use fresh ground pepper.

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon | Painting Sunny

Whisk together the Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and ginger until smooth.

We are generally only preparing two salmon fillets, and have about half of the sauce left over. I keep thinking we need to find a way to save the rest, but generally come to the conclusion it wouldn’t be as fresh and good the next week so we continue to prepare it fresh each time.

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon | Painting Sunny

Coat the salmon fillets generously with sauce, but not to the point that it is dripping off of them.

Broil on low until cooked to your liking. Mr. Sunny likes it well-done with no pink, so broils it for 14 minutes. This also makes the edges nice and crispy. To achieve the same affect with a more rare-cooked fish, I imagine you could broil it on high for less time.

We add another light layer of sauce to the top after it comes off of the broiler.

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon | Painting Sunny

Serve with your favorite sides. We often do roasted red potatoes, or baked potatoes, or mashed potatoes with a vegetable side as well. This vegetable side was from a frozen prepackaged mix, which we sometimes default to for convenience.

Anyone else have a weekly dish they never get sick of? Is it salmon? With half our family not eating meat but all of us eating fish, it is something we can agree on. Any tips on bottling up your own sauce?

Our Favorite Ginger Dijon Salmon

Ingredients

  • 2 – 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbl extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (a little less)
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard

Clean and prepare your salmon fillets then lightly coat them with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together the Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and ginger until smooth. Coat the salmon fillets generously with sauce, but not to the point that it is dripping off of them. Broil on low until cooked to your liking. For well-done, broil for 14 minutes. Optional, add another light layer of sauce to the top after it comes off of the broiler. Serve with your favorite sides.

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.


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A Little Light Summer Reading List (For A Former Kindergartner)

We are getting ready for summer around here!

Planning for a move in early summer means no making big vacation plans or promises to the kids of specific activities like play dates or swim lessons. All is not lost, though! We can totally plan some books to read.

Haven is graduating from Kindergarten next month (I don’t remember graduating elementary school levels when I was a kid…) and is an avid reader. Since she learned to read, the independence has made it her very favorite thing to do. We try to embrace it, and we really want her to excel even further over the summer. So, this summer we are doing a Kindergarten version of a Summer Reading Challenge! Let’s get our book on!

Summer Reading Challenge, Kindergarten Version! | Painting Sunny

Here is what we’re planning to read, so far. Keep in mind, this is in addition to the many little books we normally read before bed or on the weekends, that are quick easy reads. This challenge is focused on some chapter books and series, which I’m hoping will keep our interest up and challenge the girl’s vocabulary. Our initial list is below, sorted by “Reading Together Time” books which would mean a grown-up reading them aloud (she isn’t quite up to reading those on her own, yet) and “Independent Reading Time” books that she could read through a chapter by herself, or with just a little help on tough spots. Her grandmother is an expert in these things (2nd grade teacher and literacy advocate) so some suggestions came from there… and probably so will some copies of the books.

Reading Together Time

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (at least the first book)

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (I already own all the books, so we will go for the whole series since they are short)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (at least the first book)

Independent Reading Time

Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus (some of the series)

Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne (some of the series)

Cam Jansen Series by David A. Adler (some of the series)

The Boxcar Children Series by Gertrude Chandler Warner (some of the series)

I’ve never actually read any Harry Potter myself, so that will be new to me! I’ve been warned to stick with the first couple books and see how things go, as it gets a little scarier and advanced for a kid as the storyline moves along. I’m very excited to read with her some of my own childhood favorites, such as Little House on the Prairie and anything by Frances Hodgson Burnett!

Haven’s kindergarten teacher also recommends reading the same simple and quick books over and over, so we will do that too. I’ll have her pick a few favorites beforehand, and will make sure they are out in a prominent place so she is likely to pick them up regularly.

Grandma June also suggested the online system MobyMax, as a tool to keep her learning over the summer and prepping for next year – Haven loves doing those sort of activities which are “games” to her, so I think that will be a great option too!

Any suggestions for rewards/incentives as we finish books? Would rewarding books with more books be too obsessive? Any other books you all can recommend my adding to the lists? Does Harry Potter get scary?

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Links to products on Amazon may be affiliate links. Keepin’ it real.


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Little Pink Whiteboard Project

Sometimes it’s those quick little projects that are so satisfying, fun, and brighten up my day and a room in the house, too. This is one of them. Haven has had two dry erase boards hanging above the desk in her room for years now, which are totally mismatched and she only really uses one of them. They are awesome to have around, but I wanted to make it a little brighter for her. Mom covered one in pictures and captions of Haven with her loved ones originally, so those will go back up after we get settled in our new place (Just a few more weeks! Eeek!)

Isn’t she pretty? (at least for a dry erase board…)

Little Pink Whiteboard Project | Painting Sunny

I learned how hard it is to get a dynamic photo with nice composition… of a dry erase board. Also, I should have cleaned the marker off the white surface of it before taking the picture. That’s what I get for trying to snap pics while getting ready in the morning.

Here she is before: the darker-colored wood-framed one to the right. Not the one covered in Tic Tac. To be specific. BTW, is it called Tic Tac?

Little Pink Whiteboard Project | Painting Sunny

I decided to use other whiteboard (the lighter-colored one to the left) in Lo’s room after we move, as it fits better with his decorating scheme and both kids could use one. One board is a quicker little mid-week painting project, too!

Little Pink Whiteboard Project | Painting Sunny

I started off by prepping the board to be painted. The most important part was to make sure the actual dry erase board part didn’t get painted on. I used some notebook paper and painters tape to cover the surface.

This was easy-peesy-lemon-squeezy. Yep, I just said that. I started off with a couple quick coats of Krylon spray primer that I already had sitting around, then followed it up with three light coats of Krylon indoor/outdoor spray paint in Raspberry. BTW, this is not sponsored by Krylon in any way – they don’t know I exist. It’s just what I’ve been using.

I love the color. I still have almost the entire spray can left, and am hoping to find some thrift-store ceramic animals at some point (come on, someone please donate some to our local Goodwill!) and spray them the same color.

True confession: The paint didn’t stick as well in a couple tiny spots as I would like it to have. I assume partly because wasn’t sanded (was technically a wood surface, but not very sandable. That’s a word. Also, I partly painted in the half-dark and with fluctuating temps so who knows what all contributed. It actually isn’t noticeable unless you’re holding it up to the light and rubbing it, so I have a feeling no one else will ever notice.

Well, that’s one quick little project out of the way before the move.

Anyone else spray painting in the almost dark? Going for shades of pink on their office supplies? Happy it is spray-painting weather again?

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.


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Art that is Weird and Cool (and now I’m a little inspired)

While my own work has hit a predictable roadblock (like, my art supplies are literally packed in boxes to be moved… underneath other boxes) at least I can stop and take a moment to wonder at what others are creating.

I recently discovered The Jealous Curator. This girl has some mad good taste, and is a one-stop-shop for inspiration and pretty things. I was unsurprised to read that she contributes to SFGirlByBay, which is obviously amazing and a permanent blog roll fixture over here. Check out her Girl Crush Tea Parties, too.

If I had a tea party, she would totally be invited (I’m not quite sure what her name is, though… I haven’t had time to creepy online stalk her yet). Probably along with Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess and Sherry from Young House Love and Rebecca Skloot and… okay, that already sounds random and a little unpredictable so let’s just stop there. Art That is Weird & Cool Curation | Painting Sunny

So, in homage to her I have put together my own little list of artist’s I’m jealous of and/or crushing on:

1. Beth Galton’s Conceptial Food Photographs

Beth Galton's Conceptial Food PhotographsSource: Beth Galton

Beth Galton's Conceptial Food PhotographsSource: Beth Galton

Literally, food cut in half. There is something so simple and clean about her photographs, and the classic foods represented.

2. Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland

Kirsty Mitchell PhotographySource: Kirsty Mitchell Photography

Kirsty Mitchell PhotographySource: Kirsty Mitchell Photography

These are so saturated detailed… It’s sci-fi, fine art, and fashion all rolled into one. The story of how she was inspired as well as how she managed her budget is intriguing, as well.

3. Cecelia Webber’s Human Body Art

Cecelia Webber's Human Body ArtSource: Cecelia Webber

Cecelia Webber's Human Body ArtSource: Cecelia Webber

Okay, how amazing is that flower made out of legs? Did you realize it was legs at first? The composition of these, along with the perfectly perfect hue’s mean I could stare at her photographs for hours.

4. Brock Davis’s iPhone Photos

Brock Davis's iPhone PhotosSource: Brock Davis

Brock Davis's iPhone PhotosSource: Brock Davis

The humor that is evident in many of these photographs is what draws me to them. When combined with his sense of composition and eye for catching tiny and subtle details, Brock Davis is someone I wish I could get coffee with.

5. Anastassia Elias’s Rouleaux

Anastassia Elias's RouleauxSource: Anastassia Elias

Anastassia Elias's RouleauxSource: Anastassia Elias

This are whimsical, sweet, and make you think the artist must be… well, a very unique person. My favorite part = the impact the different lighting can make in the various rolls.

For more blogs I obsess over regularly visit, check out my shout-out list of Blogs To Love, right there to the right —>

Anyone else enjoy art made from toilet paper rolls? Craving a jelly doughnut now?

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.