Monday, December 9, 2013

two guys and a girl--

This is my favorite picture of my little ones as of late. They are all looking at the camera and smiling (for the most part) and this is a very rare thing people!! We have been settling for family photos that consist of everybody's feet being in the circle we make. So this is a big step in the right direction:)

Tomorrows challenge is pets and since we don't have any and don't really want any I'm most likely going to skip it. I'm just being honest here folks-- Have you snapped any new photos for December?


Thursday, December 5, 2013

here's what's happening in your neck of the woods--

The challenge of today

There is no denying that when one looked out the window today that it was the best kind of day out. If only the temperatures would stop flirting with the 70's on this December 5th. Thank heavens the weekend forecast calls for much cooler temps. I'm a weather girl geek if you haven't already noticed. I mean call me silly, but I think its perfectly appropriate to be cold in December.

Ps. Did anybody watch The Sound of Music Live with Carrie Underwood? What did you think??


Wednesday, December 4, 2013


My collections of quotes has grown exponentially since the birth of Pinterest. I totally love it! Smart, humorous, and uplifting words all wrapped up in pretty backgrounds. This one probably doesn't make all that much sense, but that's part of the appeal. I love being a red head- I mean I really love it. I have built up in my head this powerful persona from movies, old hollywood film stars, and characters in books in which being a red head is fierce.

This quote just makes me smile and think about Katharine Hepburn, my idols, attitude and Maureen O'Hara's Irish temper in The Quiet Man. These women have inspired me to be brave and concur your fears in life.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 3 #bestfriend

Day number 3 of the December Photo Challenge finds us with a photo of me with one of my very best friends!! This amazing, fearless, and devoted chick on the left (now woman) is Emily. We've been best friends since I was 13 and she was 14. We were partners in my best memories of crime growing up and I can't imagine those years without her! By now shes hopped states a few times but thanks to texting we talk several times a day which is kinda better than the phone because if that was the only choice we'd be on for hours and our homes would be a huge mess! {lol} I am grateful for her friendship and knowledge she shares with me. I can only hope to be as good of a friend to her as she is to me. Love you girl!!

xO- Etheline

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hello December

I'll be honest- December kind of sneaked up on me this year. I know it shouldn't, as it comes around the same time every year, its just that these last 6 months have been pretty difficult. And so in lui of all that it didn't come as surprise that I needed an extra boost to get into the Christmas holiday which brings me the December Photo Challenge I'm trying {trying...being the operative word} to participate in. You can follow along here if you'd like or on my instagram @hereclecticlife.

I realize that that didn't sound to inviting, but I'm hoping that by mid-month I'll be rockin' a much happier disposition. That's the goal right? lol-

So here is the fun holiday challenge. If you jump on the bandwagon let me know in the comments so I can follow along with you and we can be holiday photo challenge friend:)

^^^ Yes, I just woke up. And yes, half of my make up was left on pillow-

^^^ Long story short-- this was a really fun night.
Also, feel free to compare photo 2 to photo 1. 
That's how much my hair has grown in 14 months. I about fell off my chair. Yay me!

Hope you stop by tomorrow for picture of  best friend(s). Thanks for stopping by-

xO- Etheline