Photos from this week

I’m on day 135 of wearing the same dress every day. Using Eucerin’s Redness Relief line for my rosacea which has helped a lot. I just finished the first tube and I see a big difference in my complexion. The winter weather seems to be throwing me for a little bit of a loop again though.

Took some practice photos for a big upcoming project with Sarah

Dave and I went on a date and he got me a new lipstick. So much better than flowers or jewelry and such a nice surprise. I picked a good guy!

I found this box on our counter and asked Alice what it said. She said “It’s my name! A-L-I-C-E!” I can sort of make it out there. She’s doin’ good!

And this little face makes me smile every day. The hat helps, too.

I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you’re capturing all the moments as annoyingly as you wanna.
xx
meg

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  • Kara

    Same dress every day? I think I missed this project…did you buy a bunch in different colors?

    I LOVE that lipstick idea. I love practical gifts too – I’d be way more flattered to receive a lipstick than flowers!

    • Kara

      Nevermind! Went through the archives and refreshed my memory. Love it!

    • http://about.me/meganhunt Megan Hunt

      yes! I bought two of them in September and now, thanks to watching eBay, I have about 11. I’m writing something more substantive about it this week.

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