An Instagram Giveway - HOORAY!

Hi there. How are you?
My 2015 Calendars have gone over so well this year. Thank you for that! I just have a handful of them lest so I decided to give one away. Yippee!

I'm running this giveaway exclusively through Instagram. All you need to do is follow me on Instagram,  repost this photo on your own Instagram account, and tag it with #FREEBIRDS2015. I'll choose the winner at 9PM Central time on Tuesday, January 20th. Good Luck!

If you'd rather not leave it up to chance, you can purchase a calendar in my Etsy shoppe. Do hurry....Supplies are extremely limited! 

Ta-Ta for now!

Snowed In

Winter weather was out in full force again this weekend.

While on our way up to Rockford to visit my stepson Jack, we got caught in a white out. 
There was a few hours of white knuckled driving. Not fun! 

We intended to take the 6 hour drive back home to Carbondale on Monday,
 but got caught in a blizzard and had to say an extra night.

Despite the crap-tastic weather, we still managed to have a nice visit with Jack and the rest of our family. 

We celebrated my cousin's 21st birthday with a Sunday morning breakfast. 
Instead of taking a picture of my fam, I took snap of this cool sign. 
Sorry family.

I got to see my 92 year old grandmother. (Again, no picture.) 
While I was at her apartment I came across her great collection of icons. This one is my fave.

  Jack has been drawing again and allowed me to share a couple of his faves here.

 I was able to work on this red-belied woodpecker. He's just about done.

Now we're home and about to go enjoy a walk in 60 degree weather. Yahoo!  
Hope you have a great week. Ta-Ta for now! 

Weekly iPhoneography

Hi There. How are you?
 Not much to say today.... Here is my week in photos.

I got some more good snaps on my workday walkabout. 

I stopped to visit my friend Heather's roosters along the way. 

We went up to Rockford this weekend to visit Jack. 
He's at the age where he hates when I take his picture, so this is the only one I got. 
Aren't Matt and Jack twinish?

 We spent some time shopping local in downtown Rockford. 
If you live in Rockford and haven't been to the Rockford Art Deli, you're missing out! 
It's an awesome space and you'll enjoy their humorous Rockford themed t-shirts.

I'm obsessed with the late afternoon autumn light these days. 

Matt and I are catching the train down to New Orleans tonight. Expect some great snaps next week. Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. I'm have a stupid big Black Friday Sale. Read about it on the blog later today or tomorrow!