Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween!!

(too bad you can't see them glowing!!)

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

The boys had the day off today (professional development day) so we took advantage of the gorgeous day and went to finally pick out our pumpkins. What a beautiful day it was. (when the boys weren't at each other!!)
They got candy sticks in the store.
Posed for pictures (almost perfectly)
never too old to pose in the pumpkins! (well, at least not too old this year!)
And back to school they go tomorrow. Phew! I didn't need any professional development today. ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holiday prep...

Christmas cards ordered. Check. (go here to see many fun designs!) And these were on sale! Double check :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I have been tagged by The Entertaining house to play along here! You can only answer with one word. I am supposed to tag 6 others, but if you want to play along, feel free! :)

1. Where is your cell phone? kitchen

2. Your hair? brown

3. Your mother? witty

4. Your father? caring
5. Your favorite food? crazy maki
6. Your dream last night? no dream, migraine!

7. Your favorite drink? varies

8. Your dream/goal? working on it

9. What room are you in? Family room

10. Your hobby? art

11. Your fear? heights

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy

13. Where were you last night? home

14. Something that you aren’t? skinny

15. Muffins? pumpkin

16. Wish list item? granite

17. Where did you grow up? Lexington

18. Last thing you did? lunches

19. What are you wearing? jeans

20. Your TV? off

21. Your pets? fish :)

22. Friends? Fantablulous

23. Your life? busy

24. Your mood? mellow

25. Missing someone? my hubby

26. Vehicle? minivan

27. Something you’re not wearing? watch

28. Your favorite store?

29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? this morning
31. Last time you cried? ???
32. Your best friend? John

33. One place that I go to over and over? school

34. One person who emails me regularly? Jess

35. Favorite place to eat? LoLa41

Friday, October 16, 2009

Show us your life - What you make...

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is continuing her show us your life series and is featuring crafty bloggers this week. Head on over and get some early holiday shopping in!

I have linked my website up to her fun list of websites/etsy shops. Here is an "action" shot I took last week when I was finishing up a table and chair set. So much fun! If you are interested in seeing more of my work, you can go to my website here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I just spent more on shipping than the actual items for C's Halloween costume. Grrrr. I had just realized that he needed the costume for a party on Saturday....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Playroom - Updated edition

Oh, how I wish Candice Olsen would pay me a visit!! Actually, maybe just the lighting genius of can see the "before" pictures here. I really haven't done too much, but am attempting to have this room be more family friendly. The big white piece that housed our art supplies, is now in my studio. Moving the island has allowed for a lot more light and I had this striped fabric already (bought for another project). I just made a valance (the second is almost finished), hung some curtains ala Candice and slipcovered the dreaded poker chairs.
I have also hung some black and white photos (that I just ordered directly from iphoto and framed in $5 frames from Wally world)
From apple picking (last year, when I actually remembered my camera!)
One of my favorite shots from the summer! Doesn't get much better than being covered in sand :)

Now if only the ceiling and lighting fairy would come pay a visit. sigh.

Hi ho hi ho is back to work we go....

Once again I need my hand slapped for being a inconsistent blogger! Ugh. I have been working again though, and so my attempt to manage all aspects of my life falls short....

This is not the exact table and chairs I have been working on, but similar in design, with the monogram in the middle. Seeing as I have two boys, this is totally my girl outlet!! (no worries, my boys certainly have some hand painted, monogrammed items, just not pink and green!)

It has been quite an adjustment having them back in school. We had a summer filled with lots of togetherness, which was great, but Momma was ready to have her house back! And then they left... and I had no idea what to do! So it was perfect timing when an order came in. and it is actually fun to be working again. but, it is a bit scary too, because when I am painting, I get SO absorbed in what I'm doing, I lose track of my environment, and then we have pile ups of laundry, no plans for dinner, and a not so happy hubby. Maybe I need an administrative assistant. or live in help. Since neither one of these are realistic options, I proceed with caution.

John is traveling so it is inevitable that I have a child home sick. yep. J has been home for the past two days with asthma issues (we are having to "neb" him every four hours, and he is still wheezy.) But believe it or not, I have no dirty dishes in the sink! And I get to go out to cooking class tonight. Yippee! I will post the menu tomorrow, but think mushroom, squash, and scallops. Mmmmmmm.

Many thanks to those who checked in! I will try to be a more consistent blogger...Do you think there is a support group for bloggers who can't stay on top of it all??