As Riley and I have stayed cozy warm and bundled up in the gorgeous afghans we acquired in our first giveaway win, the weather outside has been frightful!
This is what it looks like when they pile snow from the parking lot right in front of your condo after 13 inches of snow falls overnight:
And this is what a spoiled and attention-starved puppy looks like after you've just taken the time to photograph anything other than him:
Some things around here never change. :)
One thing that looks different, however, is the wall above my computer desk, because of that second giveaway win I told you about a few weeks ago! One of the regular blog peeps around here is a bona fide artist. Not a doodler like me, but an actual sells-her-art-for-money-and-makes-lovely-pictures kind of artist. You can see more of Susan's art here, or check out her blog Raisin Toast for all sorts of interesting stories.
Lucky me... I won an absolutely gorgeous oil painting just for guessing that her husband dressed up as a Harley rider for Halloween. And let me tell you, the prize far outweighs the effort of the guess.
I obviously like it because it's beautifully made, but personally I love it because it allows me to look at green grass and blue skies and barns in the country... letting me pretend like I'm closer to home. A cityscape might have been lovely, but a farm scene touches my heart.
Looks like Christmas came early around here... and I'm sending out the canvases today for all of last week's winners so you can have some post-Christmas fun, too!
Yea for free stuff!!! :)