Grateful For The Good

The past three weeks have been fantastic around here! After completing another quarter of work (which I will share with you soon!) and pulling off another 4.0 (woooooo!), I had really earned a three-week break. As I mentioned earlier, I began my break with an amazing visit from my best friend and her husband. We spent their 5 day vacation enjoying the ocean, seeing wine country, and talking the hours away in our backyard. Life is good.LauraAndDavesVisit5 LauraAndDavesVisit6 LauraAndDavesVisit4 LauraAndDavesVisit2 LauraAndDavesVisit1 LauraAndDavesVisit3 LauraAndDavesVisit7

A few days later, we left for Nebraska to visit Walker’s family and friends because he got a bunch of time off for Independence Day. We stayed 6 days, and I managed to only take pictures of flowers at the gorgeous Sunken Garden in Lincoln. Thankfully, Walker snapped one picture of his mom and me, but I really blew it on the photo documentation responsibility!
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After 6 amazing days relaxing with his family, we came home to find this bad boy waiting for us in the mailbox:UncommonGoodsFallCatalog1

Walker opened it up, only to find the string art of yours truly gracing the pages of the centerfold!UncommonGoodsFallCatalog2 UncommonGoodsFallCatalog3

I jumped up and down for a while in sheer excitement at the idea of seeing my stuff in print. YIPPEE! Then I checked my email, only to find my string art also featured on their distribution email!UnCommonGoodsEmail

It was a very awesome surprise to come home to! I am really hoping that the string art does well in the catalog (tell your friends — they make amazing wedding and housewarming gifts!).

Anyway, I just wanted to fill you in on my past few weeks! I am so grateful for all of the great things and people I have in my life. The past three weeks have been rejuvenating, relaxing, and a ton of fun. The first day of classes for next quarter is Thursday (TIME FLIES!), so I will be trying to wrap up all loose ends and check off my to-do lists before then!



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  1. Cindy P

    July 10, 2013 at 4:43 am

    That sounds like a great way to spend three weeks off! I’m jealous! =)

    I love the picture of you and Walker on the beach! It’s such a nice photo.

    Also, congratulations on being featured!!! That’s so exciting!

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    • Erika

      July 12, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Thank you so much, Cindy! I had a wonderful week and am very excited to be in the catalog! :)

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  2. Jeanette @ This Dusty House

    July 10, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Ah, such an exciting feature! Congrats! Your vacation looks absolutely divine.

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    • Erika

      July 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Thanks, Jeanette! It was so nice… I needed a few days to relax and get away from the real world!

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  3. Trina @ let's just build a house

    July 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

    sooo exciting to be in both the catalog & the email!! good for you! so many wonderful things happening for you now :)

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    • Erika

      July 12, 2013 at 11:34 am

      Thank you, Trina! I am really lucky that there are so many wonderful things happening! But it’s certainly keeping me busy… haha :)

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  4. Jaclyn

    July 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Congrats on the feature Erika!! I am seriously envious of your 3 week vacation:)

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    • Erika

      July 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Thanks so much, Jacyln! I needed a break from school so it was a great way to spend three weeks! :)

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  5. Susan

    July 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I just signed up for my very own copy of their catalog. Clearly they have excellent taste!

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    • Erika

      July 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Yay! Haha clearly! ;)

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  6. decoybetty

    July 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Wow congratulations! Sounds like an action packed 3 weeks off. can’t believe the next quarter is going to start already.

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    • Erika

      July 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Hello Betty and welcome!! :)

      It was a packed but relaxing few weeks. Now it is back to the insanity of school already! Time flies!

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  7. Amy@BR

    July 12, 2013 at 7:14 am

    That’s amazing! Congrats!!

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    • Erika

      July 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Thank you, Amy! :)

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  8. Lisha @ 1house1couple

    July 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    That is so so so awesome Erika! You must be so stoked! Congratulations, what an achievement! :) :)

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    • Erika

      August 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Lisha! I am definitely so happy!! :)

      Reply

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