Pics from top: 1. loving the bright red berries on the tree in front of our house // 2. my sister's dog isis got in bed with me (to beg for goldfish crackers) // 3. love the wind farm on the way to indianapolis // 4. incredibly chilly outfit post shoot // 5. robbie and i dig autumn walks // 6. the folks at adobe photoshop elements sent me these deliciously adorable ladybug chocolates // 7. my niece isis in her halloween gear // 8. remembering bubby dog's pirate costume from last year (he looks thrilled, i know) // 9. oh hey milwaukee // 10. i like to take work breaks to pretend i'm joan baez // 11. fun with the afterglow app // 12. cocktails with mom and sister (sister: white wine, mom: red wine, me: kahlua + coffee. every time.) // 13. i would be perfectly happy eating mexican food for every meal, everyday // 14. the drive back to chicago from indy = infinitely boring // 15. next year's garlic decided to make a early appearance in our garden // 16. my 2012 holiday card collection is blissfully consuming my life right now
It's time once again for another monthly-ish peek into my life via good old Instagram photos. This past month has been much less active travel-wise than the previous, although I did travel to Milwaukee for a couple of days, and then down to Indianapolis last weekend. My mom and I decided to take a last-minute road trip down there to see my sister, and the three Baswell girls had so much fun shopping, eating, and watching bad movies. My sister and I used to live down the street from each other in Indy before I moved back to Chicago, and I sure do miss being able to just run errands with her or have dinners or drinks at each others houses. One of these days my mom and I may just kidnap her and force her to move closer to us.
I feel like things have started to get really crazy around here over the past week as the holiday shopping season begins. I'll never learn you guys. I started my clothing line 12 years ago and my print/greeting card shop almost 2 years ago, yet every year I seem to be thrown off by the sudden influx of orders that begins in early November. Obviously, being busy is an awesome thing, and I'm so grateful to have the extra business. I just need to devise some sort of yearly alarm clock that sends me a warning reminder in advance so I'm not working until 1 AM every night because I can't quite seem to figure out how to adjust my time management skills.
Speaking of Instagram, is anyone else dorkishly excited about the fact that you can now view and follow accounts online rather than just on your phone? You can check out my web profile right here, if you're so inclined. And if you're an Instagram user, please leave me a comment with your web profile URL so I can check yours out as well!