My Photographer also has some non-Disney photos… I know, not exactly “Disney housewife-y,” but trust me, you’ll like these.
Link to my original post with more of this photographer’s work here.
Happy Disney Days!
Fat Tuesday is behind us, Ash Wednesday and its new hashtag #ashtag have passed, and we are now fully in Lent. Maybe you’ve decided to give something up for Lent. It’s only 40 days, right?
That’s not so long to go without desserts. (Back in my gluten-eating days, I did this right before my mom’s Girl Scout cookie order came in. Worst. Decision. Ever.)
Or without soda. (Also did this. And as a result, I now rarely drink soda, so it’s not worth giving up. It’s not really a sacrifice for me anymore.)
Or Facebook. (Haha. Hahahahaha! Kudos to those of you who can do this. I am far too long distance from almost everyone I know to give this one up. Since I actually use facebook to keep in touch, communicate, and belong to active groups, this is NOT going to happen.)
As a Catholic, I grew up in a home where giving something up for Lent was pretty normal from the time I was about seven or eight. In addition to fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, I’d abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays as well.
By the time I was a teenager, my family had finally discovered most of my sister’s allergies, so our weekly Lenten runs to Captain D’s were no more. Luckily, I had a car and could get it myself, most days.
Then I went to college, and things changed again. Especially since I was the only Catholic student at a small Southern Baptist college. My closest friends knew that I was Catholic, and that I went to Mass at the only Catholic church in town (30 minute drive one way!). I never stopped going to Mass in college, but I didn’t do anything to show that my faith was anything other than nondenominational Christianity. So for Lent, I decided to really challenge myself.
Instead of giving something up, I decided to DO something. Continue reading “40 Days of Doing”
In my first year of housewife-ing, I have learned a lot about how things really go when you are an adult setting up your first home. I’m pretty sure that when I was a child, I just thought those pictures had always lived on Mom’s walls. Of course she didn’t spend months without anything hanging there, and no way did she take two or three days to actually decide on the layout, do the measuring, and finally put a nail (or two) in the wall!
(Actually, it’s my mother. So she probably did do these things in one day within the first week of moving. She’s got some weird but cool superpower for decorating and getting house-things done.)
Now that my husband and I have been settled in one spot for several months, the boxes are finally starting to disappear. A little more slowly than I’d like, but hey, disappearing boxes is a good thing, no matter how long it takes! As we unpacked photos, empty frames that needed photos, and a few pieces of artwork, I made hanging two special paintings my top priority.
These Princess Leia and Han Solo cameos were painted by one of my best friends, and maid of honor, as a wedding shower gift to my husband and myself! She is a fantastic artist, and I’m lucky to now own a total of three pieces of her art. (I had another, a portrait of myself, which my mother commandeered.) We were super excited to receive these gifts, not only because my friend loved us enough to do this, but because of the backstory to why she painted these for us, in particular.
You see, my husband didn’t say “I love you” until the moment before he proposed.
As I was perusing the internet for pictures of my favorite Disney characters for the 30 day challenge, I came across some impressive Disney drawings that portray classic animated Disney characters as humans. The artist is known as Chaico, and has an amazing gallery on Deviant Art of both Disney and non-Disney characters. Here are some of my favorites, categorized by their movies.
Lady & the Tramp
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Oliver & Company
If you like the artist’s work, please check out their site here.