Sunday, November 28, 2010

Custom Kicks

Thanksgiving is over and it's that time of the year.  


So I been busy with getting the kids stuff in order and custom shoes is where
 its at this year.  I have been painting these kinds of shoes for about 6 months now.  
I really enjoy making them.  They are so much fun.

These are the boots I painted for my niece.  So girly, I love it.  

These Lego Star Wars shoes are for Thing #2.  
He's gonna freak!!

I am still working on the Lego Star Wars shoes for Thing #1.  I am so anxious to finish them.  

If you are looking for shoes, adult or kid versions, 
check out my Etsy shop for other examples.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oh no, It's Christmas Card Season!

It's that time of year where I gather all my pictures together in hopes of creating a good Christmas card.  

Oh no.

I have to admit, it's not my most favorite thing to do.  But I do enjoy seeing pictures and hearing about what is new with family and friends.  

I have gone back in forth in conversations about the need for Christmas cards in today's social networking scene.  You know the one, where a friend tries to convince you that you see enough of people on Facebook so you don't need to see them again in Christmas outfits.  But the truth is, it's TRADITION.  And traditions are nice.  Time- consuming, but nice.

And not all my friends and family are connected via e-mail and social networks.  There are those few that still work the snail mail.  And I like that. 

I like knowing that someone or family sat down and took the time to send a little note.  Is that really so bad once a year.  
Crazy as I am, I still like the written thank you card too.  

So here to save the day is Shutterfly.  I have been ordering from Shutterfly for the last 3 years.  They have a great selection of any kind of card or photo gift you can imagine.  

Here is one I am thinking about.  I like having multiple pictures because my boys don't sit still long enough for one good picture.

Or maybe this adorable one. I really like this one.

Sometimes I get a little crazy and write a half page letter update on how the fam is doing.  This card would be perfect for that.  

I like the folded card idea too, in case I have Thing 1 & 2 write something.

But, I am kinda liking this cute card too.  I LOVE these colorful trees.  
You know me and color.

Well, many decisions to make.  I would like to say I have a long time to do these but we have a trip to Chicago at the beginning of the month and what better time to finish them then on the plane.

And of course, I will be ordering the gifts too.  
I make the grandparents calendars every year.

and I might even have to add these cute coffee mugs.

So go on over and take a peek.

Here are the links to make it easy.

So, which designs do you like and are you on board with the holiday cards or will a 
holiday e-mail do this year?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Poo, Yes, We Actually Had This Conversation

Thing 2:  I'M HUNGRY!!!
Can I have Kettle Korn?

Me: No, It's 10:30 in the morning.  ( I open the fridge)

Thing2: Ooooooo (Covering his mouth) Poo!                                 

Me: Poo??? We don't serve poo here.

Thing 2:  No, BLUE berries.

Me: Oh that's better.  We have those.  

Thing2:  (After eating the first bowl) Can I have some more?

Me: OK, but only a little bit or you'll have green poo.

Thing2:  I'm gonna have green poo?  Cool.

Thing1:  He can actually have green poo? 

Me: Well, more greenish blue.

Thing1: Cool, turquoise!!

Thing2:  What if it was purple or pink. WOW, that would be awesome!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

iblog Writing Contest

Well, if you are visiting from the iblog writing contest, I have to admit

I totally goofed.  

It's not my fault really.  I slept in until 9:00am! My kids actually were quiet long enough for me to sleep until 9.

OK. I had earplugs in. 

Anyway, sleeping in until 9 really messed me up and I was not thinking correctly when I entered the past post for the contest.

OK. It is my fault.

But, I've had some coffee now and I am posting the past blog right here on this very page.
So nothing wrong can happen.

It is titled, "My Sweet Boy"

My sweet boy had his first day of summer vacation today and spent the day hanging with mom.  Unfortunately, I have the worst headache today from this head cold.  I tried to make the best of it and he was very sweet to understand.

As we ran our errands this morning, and stopping for some of his favorite hot chocolate, I began telling him about when he was younger ( only 4 short years ago) when he would chat away and of all the words he mispronounced through his toddler vocabulary.  We laughed about it and it made me think of all the little things he does now that one day I will look back on and will make me smile.  So I have thought of a quick little list of the five that always make me smile.

1- The way he will all of a sudden start freak dancing (ANYWHERE) and yell out "Break It Down".

2- In all seriousness, refers to his little brother as Little Rat.  I really do think he means it as an affectionate term. He will say, " You want to go play outside, come on you little rat".

3- Every one of the many dimples around his mouth when he really smiles.

4- How he ALWAYS has a song in his head and is forever singing.  We will sing the same song over and over again until someone tells him to stop. Then he'll change all the lyrics by changing the vowels in the words.

5- The fact that at 6 years old, he has slept with a stuffed animal since the time he was a few months old.  I can still see him rubbing the Pooh bear around in circles on his cheek like when he was 9 months old.

Love you little man!

Also, I am one of the sponsors for this month so if you would like to check out my shop, you can click the link below.  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Vows, A Commitment

I finished a new art piece.  It was quite the work in progress.  

I started with the idea of using pages from books for the background.  

Words filled with commitment, love, marriage.

Combine it with a symbolic O'Keefe style flower.

And mix it with fabric, paper and paint.  

And there you go.  


Monday, November 1, 2010

Apple Envy

I have serious Apple Envy.

If you are unaware of the new Macbook Air that Apple has recently released, you really need to check it out.

I am not an Apple user except for my iphone and that alone has made me realize that Apple makes a superior product.  I want this computer.


It is simply perfect.  11 in. 3lbs.  Fits my purse, for goodness sake.

Unfortunately,  this wonderful little gadget still has the Apple price tag.
So, if any of you feel like contributing to my Apple computer fund, simply visit my shop and purchase any beautiful artwork you simply can not live without.  ;) 



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