Sunday, July 31, 2011

Are you kidding me?

Guess what is on sale at Hobby Lobby this week?  CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS!!!  40% off.

Okay, so today was a mild day in Vegas and I even got to relax in a hot tub during a downpour, but Christmas? I am just not ready to grasp the concept.

I can't even get excited for the Halloween Spirit store that will be opening by our Target.  IT'S HOT!!!  And right now HUMID!!!  Holidays?

So let's get in the mood...  Somehow...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The 3 Boys of the Home

These are the guys I cook, clean, bake, make a house a home for, chauffeur, social plan, etc. for.

Isn't it all worth it!  My beautiful boys...

Pssst! Pssst! PSSST!!!


Is anyone out there?

Is anyone following my blog?

THEN TELL ME WHO YOU ARE!!!  Who are you, and what do you love?  What is your favorite room?  What is your favorite piece of furniture?  What inspires you?


Email me at, I want SHOUT OUTS!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Okay, this is what I came up with...

For one of my 51 cent pieces of scrap wood (the other pieces are MUCH bigger).  It's cute, I may need to live with it for a while.  I love that the wood is baldy bowed.  Character, I say.

Thank you to those with their inspiring familial words.

You may ask... How are those hand prints?

B's and mine are done.  (His took a LOOOOONG time.)  Tonight will be Ivan for sure, Ro I attempted to get his hand awake AND asleep...  Yeah...  Still yet to make it work.

Okay, it does really look as cool as I hoped...

Remember the original idea-

This will be a mixed media idea, but this nail/embroidery thread effect looks pretty cool.


But I'll change it up a bit, you know that.  I saw a similar one on House by Novogratz.  I like their style, I love their sense of family/relationship/career.  They make something that should be high stress and unsuccessful look so EASY!!!  But they installed a similar sign to this in a families beach condo, and I love how you can recognize where the letters are from.
I will create something similar, and smaller, using a 2 x 4 scrap (all hand-painted of course).  I have discovered scrap wood at Home Depot for 51 cents a piece, way cheaper than canvases and finished wood pieces at the craft stores!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

It's a start...

And I wish I could say it was Ivan's needle work, but it is not.  It's mine.  I'M LEARNING!!!

Let us celebrate my new piece!!!

I call it Dirty Martini.  I'm sort of digging this whole free form thing, because usually I am very tight with my art.
So here is a look see at some of my other pieces, but let's open the show with an AWESOME picture my friend McKenzie made me, WHICH I LOVE!!!  I love it so much, I have it in my game area, and in the boys bathroom.

Friday, July 22, 2011


I do have the art project for over the trunk in my head...  You shall wait and see!

Looky what I made!!!

I decided the game area (i.e. formal dining room) needed a punch of color, and a punch of depth.  I don't know why, but I thought tissue paper flowers.  But I don't know how to make those.  Well,  DIDN'T know until I found a how to video on YouTube.  2 minutes later, I WAS A PRO!!!

You can see the black and white I LOVE!!!  (From Hobby Lobby.)  And a shot of red.

What do yo think?  I'm not a floral person, but I love this.  It reminds me of the wall Kevin did on Design Star (that was my true inspiration, but needed color).

My Project this Weekend

I saw this on another blog and LOVE it.

I have a piece of felt that looks a little tweedy, and it JUST FITS B's hand, hee hee.  I don't necessarily know how to embroider, but I have my aunt and my mom on my side, and I've done enough needle work, it should be okay.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Challenge to you MOMS!!!

Create art with your babies/kids this weekend.
And create art of your own, too!!!  Don't think you can?
Remember, anything looks good in a shadow box frame!!!  So try something new.
Or upload Picasa and fun-ify pics of your kids!!!

JUST DO SOMETHING WITH THE KIDS!!!  And email me pictures at