Monday, March 29, 2010

Illustration Friday - Rescue

This is my submission for this week's Illustration Friday topic "Rescue."

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already! The drawing will be on Thursday the 1st so only a few more days left!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Girl's Room

It's hard to believe but Spring break will be here next week! Sooo, I decided to use that week to re-paint/re-organize/clean/re-decorate the girls' room. The last time I painted their room was five years ago and they've pretty much trashed it since then. They keep their clothes in a big standing closet, but somehow managed to pull the doors off of it. So this means that I also need to figure out where to put their stuff. This is what their closet looks like right now:

The first time I painted their room I made it a vanilla ice cream color, and a deep pink sorbet color. The new ones will be purple, yellow, and green. These are the colors that Jalen picked out:

I was thinking that maybe if they picked out the colors and everything they would actually want to take care of it :P I'm also going to buy new curtains. I already know what kind of fabric I want, but apparently the pattern I want doesn't exist. This is actually the number one reason why i don't like shopping. I have a very clear idea in my mind of what I want, but then when i go to buy it and find that there is no such thing!

Another thing that I'm going to do is paint a couple of acrylic canvas paintings for their walls. I'm trying to convince Jalen that jungle type animals would look best, but so far she just wants flowers.

So that's that.. as soon as I'm finished I'll post pictures!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Shelves and Other Stuff

I've actually been meaning to post this for awhile. Matt put up some new shelves for my in my work room. I thought that I would clean the place up before I took some pictures, but it doesn't matter how much I clean it looks cluttered anyways. Though having the shelves does help:)

He also put a bar on this shelf so that I could have a place for my brown paper. I use this paper a lot of envelopes and other things. It's sooo much easier to have it on a bar then to try to deal with a giant roll of paper!

I also moved my main work table in front of a window.. I guess I could have made those curtains look a little neater before I took the picture!! It really is much nicer to be in front of a window instead of a wall!!

And finally, I got my very first air plant!! It has to be soaked in water every couple of weeks for an hour, but other then that it doesn't need anything. I bought this one from Augury on Etsy. Shipping was really fast and it arrived in perfect condition:)

I've been working on a lot of new things lately that hopefully I will be able to share soon!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jalen's Arm

Jalen's class went skating on Monday, and she fell and fractured her arm. I took her to see an orthopedist on Tuesday, and he said that it was a 'buckle fracture.' Instead of wearing a cast, he decided to splint it.
At first she was happy because she won't have to do chores for a few weeks, but that happiness only lasted about one day. She's already tired of wearing a splint and not being able to ride her bike and play outside. We go back to the orthopedist in a few weeks for more x-rays. If it looks good the splint can come off.
This is her on Tuesday:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stone Spirit Giveaway

Izzy over at Stone Spirit is giving away one of her lovely necklaces this month!!

All you have to do to enter is visit her blog here, and leave a comment on the giveaway post!!

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway.. it ends on March 31st, so get in on it while you still can!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Illustration Friday - Brave

This is my entry for the IF topic "brave." I even decided to give it the title The Brave One.. Prints are also available here in my shop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Conversation With Junie

Junie: Mom, I know it's Spring now because it's raining.

Me: Actually, the first day of Spring is in a few weeks.

Junie: There have been thousands of Springs mom, there's no way that the next Spring can be the first one!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thank You Izzy!!

I got this great bookmark in the mail on Friday. Izzy from Hawkstone Creations made it especially for me. It's made with moonstone and chalcedony. Thank you so much Izzy... I love it!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Samwise Sunday

This is Samwise- the kitten who looked death in the face and peed on it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Giveaway

It's time to announce the March giveaway!!! This month, the prize is this sweet little bookmark from my shop:

What do you have to do to enter?? Just respond to this post and tell me what your favorite book is!! It's that easy :)

I hope March is off to a great start for everyone.. the igniter on our heater went out last night so I'm pretty cold right now.. hopefully it will be fixed soon!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

February Winner

Congratulations to Rachel who is the winner of my February giveaway!! She has won my Hansel and Gretel key chain!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and I will be announcing the March giveaway tomorrow morning!! Can you believe it's March already??? Time flies..