Sunday, October 30, 2011

Such Talent...

My littlest and I attended a birthday party the other day for her "bestie".
She was turning the big '3'!!
So her mom (my bestie) got out the camera and just started taking snap shots...
they were all
Given... her mom is a professional photographer...
I feel like I should have paid a sitting fee. These are just a few
of the amazing photos that she sent me.

Thank you Jen for these...they are truly a gift!! 

The darling Birthday girl.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Easy as pie...

My son made an acrylic painting a few years back and titled it "Zero Gravity".
I thought it was so clever and cute that I (of course), immediately
stole it and hung it in our office.
recently he decided he wanted a it in his room.

He thinks he wants his own art work in his room??

The solution...
We scanned it into the computer and printed it out on nice photo paper.

He wanted to hang it over his bed so I needed to go an earthquake safe route. (i.e. no glass.)
We bought a cheep canvas and painted the edges blue.
I used Mod Podge and a paintbrush to spread sticky wonderful-ness
all over the back of the picture and stuck it to the canvas.

We flipped it over and stapled a felt ribbon right to the canvas.
He has a copy of his own art 
hanging in his own bedroom.

And I still have my original in the office!! :):)

Monday, October 17, 2011


The word of the day is Obsequious...
...something I have been trying not to be since I painted this picture...
12 years ago.

I guess these things take time??

ob·se·qui·ous /əbˈsi:kwijəs/ adjective

 disapproving : too eager to help or obey someone important

: marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

: ready or prompt to help or obey like a servant or slave at the wish or command of another person especially to gain favor

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Been busy...
I feel like it's fall.
I know that sounds funny, because it is fall, but here in the desert where the temperatures stay high well into November fall is more of a feeling than a noticeable change in colors, or temperature.
It has cooled down,...a bit.
People have decorated for Halloween,
and there is that certain buzz.
That excitement that is contagious, and it starts to fill the air. Well it makes me want to nest.
So,...I have been nesting.

Redecorating. In colors fueled mainly by this picture. :)

Got really sick of my curtains and replaced them with these.
I am in love with all things smocked.

Had a red clock on top of my cabinets. Red wasn't working for me any more, so I decoupaged it.

Put posy pins on some pillows that were in need of a makeover.

I have refinished a few pieces of furniture and started a few projects that I am excited about. I will post them all as they get finished up. Now my kiddos think that I need to get started on their Halloween costumes. Oii!!

 Wish me LUCK!!
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