Things I Like Lately

Every once in awhile I like to share with you random things I like.

Some of them might be things you enjoy also.

Obviously, post-surgery I’ve been stuck at home more than usual.

But, even when I was bored at the hospital for a couple days I found ways to amuse myself.

WC Hospital © SHaggerty 2016 W

Hospital Sketch and Watercolor

I’m not very good at drawing and/or painting, but I enjoy doing it anyway …. particularly, in my daily journal.

WC Fred © SHaggerty 2016 W

Sketch and watercolor of Fred

•  That’s why I got really excited when I saw Mijello watercolor paints are on an AMAZING (!!) sale right now.

I don’t know how long the sale (or the supply?) will last, but I thought I’d share:

Mission Gold Water Color Set, by Mijello, 36 colors (76% off right now!)

Mission Gold Water Color Set, by Mijello, 24 colors (70% off right now!)

The Mission Gold Water Color Sets are artist grade quality paints.

(I can’t believe how low the sale price is!)

It’s very rare to find good quality watercolor paints at an affordable price.

I’m super excited about finding these on sale!

•  I also thought I’d share with you my favorite hummingbird feeder.

I’ve tried a ton of them over the years.

The biggest problem I have is finding feeders I can clean easily.

If you don’t keep hummingbird feeders REALLY clean you can accidentally poison the birds with bacteria and/or mold.

Most of you know I have a TON of hummingbirds living in my backyard.

This feeder is big and easy to clean … making it the perfect hummingbird feeder for me.

First Nature 32 oz. Hummingbird Feeder – at around ten bucks!


•  I’ve been doing a little coloring while I’ve been recuperating lately.

I’m mixing it up this time and using colored pencils on some pages, a variety of markers on other pages, and even paint on some of the pictures.

I’m obsessed with my new book.

I like that there’s pictures on only one side of the page so you don’t have to worry about bleed through.

Also, the pages are perforated so you can take them out to frame them, add them to an art journal, or if you have big regrets – burn them!

The grayscale “technique” used in this book works fabulously to make even beginning colorers (?) look like accomplished artists.

It’s definitely a big win for anyone who is house/hospital bound and/or likes to color.

Beautiful Creatures Grayscale Coloring Book For Adults


•  I’m reading several books at once right now.

I do that sometimes.

A lot of books are best consumed in little bits, rather than in a single sitting.

This next book has been recommended to me for years, and I’m FINALLY getting around to reading it.

I wish I hadn’t waited so long!

If you’re a “creative,” add this book to your list of must reads.

The Artist’s Way:  A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity


•  One of my biggest faults, is being very interested in way too many things.

My interests run all over the place.

One of the things I enjoy reading about is nutrition and health.

I don’t have an autoimmune disease, but I’ve spent the last (almost) ten years with a quarter of my body highly inflamed due to my injuries.

I’ve often tried to modify my diet in ways to help decrease some of the inflammation.

Did you know the vast majority of the population has inflammatory symptoms or diseases?

It’s really incredible once you begin understanding there’s a problem of epidemic proportions in our society.

For that reason, this book is also on my nightstand lately.

The Autoimmune Solution:  Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases


All of the above seems like a lot for one post.

I love sharing “favorite things” with you, and I’m sure I’ll do another one of these posts sometime soon.

Let me know if you have any questions about any of the above mentioned items …

And/or if you have a favorite thing you’d like to share.

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