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#CarveDecember 2019

Around Here: November 2019

Hello, friends!  Here's a little bit about life right now:

What are you wearing?

Maternity leggings plus anything in my closet that will still fit me.

The good news is that I've always liked flowy clothing and empire waists, so I have a surprising amount of non-maternity tops that work for maternity!

On a side note, this pregnancy has brought about a surprising body image depression.  Considering the fact that I was much heavier in my 20s than I am now, nine months pregnant, you'd think I'd be fine with the weight gain and the body changes.  But it has been a real struggle.  I work every day to maintain a positive attitude about it and I have a wonderful mother and partner who are always encouraging, but the changes are tough to take.

What have you bought?

I just bought a bath mat from my own Society 6 Shop...

Bathmat match the rug I already put in the bathroom.  The design is based on this table I painted a few years ago:

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What are you reading?

I have a book on baby sign language that I'm starting, but mostly I've been listening to podcasts.  Current faves are: Only a Game, Stuff You Should Know, and the Dragnet podcast.

Current art crush?

Sarah Shoot or sarahshootmixed on instagram.  She's a jewelry artist with a very funky and colorful style.  I love that she sells mixed pairs of earrings (i.e. both earrings are not the same).  Check out her work:

In case anyone is wondering what to get me -- or themselves -- for Christmas, I'll leave a link to her etsy shop page.  ;) 

So, there you have it!  That's the scoop on life around here at the moment. 

Thanks for stopping by!