Tuesday, December 16, 2008

7 Things You Never Knew About Me

Sarah tagged me to post "7 Things You Never Knew About Me," so here they are (sorry it's so late!):

1. I'll admit, I copied this from Sarah because it applies to me too. Whenever I find a shirt that I love and fits perfectly, I have the habit of buying a couple in different colors. Finding clothes that I like AND fit me are becoming more and more rare!

2. I have an annoying OCD habit of typing words on an imaginary keyboard throughout the day. I don't hold out my hands like I'm typing on a keyboard (that would look silly), just wherever my hands happen to be. Strange, I know.

3. I LOOOOVE to bake (I guess that's not really a secret) and I'd love to open up a bakery someday.

4. I really don't like to clean bathrooms.

5. If the bakery thing doesn't work out, I'd love to learn graphic design.

6. I belong to an online community of Houston girls who are young wives/mothers and I've really enjoyed meeting up with some of them in real life the last few weeks. With Jake in football all Fall, I've been pretty lonely and the nestie girls are my saving grace.

7. I'm an absolute control freak. I hate it but there's nothing I can do about it.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Remember that new hobby?

I finally started my cross-stitching. An online buddy had done a birth sampler for her daughter and I fell in love with it. I knew I had to do one for my Maddie too. But boy howdy, it's taking a looooong time. I've been working on it for a month now and here's what I have to show:

(this is after a week of stitching)

this is about 3 weeks of work - almost 1/3 done!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Today was my birthday and I turned 30. 30. I'm still in disbelief.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

a new hobby that i don't need

I've decided that I'm going to try cross-stitching. (yeah, like I need another hobby) I'll let you know how it turns out.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am having one of those craptasic days and it's not even noon yet. curses!!!!

Gustav, come on over and shake things up!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

K is for Kate

One of my oldest friends, Sarah, is expecting a little girl and I helped host a shower for her this past weekend. Everything was beautiful!! I painted this little ditty for Miss Kate's nursery. Her full name is Katherine or Katharine, Sarah and Jim haven't agreed upon the spelling yet.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pray for baby Rhys

3 people sent this link to me today, so I checked it out. What a small world? It turns out that I went to high school with the father!

Rhys was a twin who was born 13 weeks early. His twin passed away, but little Rhys is fighting for life. He has a grade 3 brain bleed as well as respiratory problems. He undergoes transfusions, stays on oxygen, and has several lines pumping morphine and several other drugs into him. I'm not sure how much Rhys weighs, but as you can see in the pictures on the blog, it's not much. He was born 2 weeks ago and has been fighting to stay alive every minute of every day and night. Please say a prayer for little Rhys as well as his family.

Here's his blog: www.ok-corral.blogspot.com


Debby from Rosharon, Tx was my most recent business. She works with Jake and had seen another canvas I did for another one of their co-workers' granddaughter, Hailey. So I whipped up this 12x24 sign for Mr. Dylan. The nursery bedding is Wendy Bellissimo's Petite Safari but I'm not very good at painting life-like animals, so I opted for something very simple and clean/classic. It was one of easiest signs I've done but it turned out to be one of the best!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fancy monogram

I had a record 2 sales on my etsy site in the month of June!!! (sing "Celebrate good times come on!!" by Cool & the Gang) Tamika from Carrollton, Tx ordered a monogram wall hanging for her new home and I think it turned out so beautiful. The background design was a pain in the butt to paint but in the end, it was so worth it!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

PawPaw Plant - UPDATE

Oh wow, this spring brought me a BEAUTIFUL hydrangea plant!! The blooms are now all open and new growth has started for next spring. These pictures were taken about a month ago (I've just been too lazy to blog!)

Friday, May 2, 2008

My PawPaw plant

My grandfather, PawPaw, passed away last April just after his 89th birthday. It was incredibly sad for me as he was the only grandfather I'd ever had. (I promise this isn't going to be a tear jerking post) At his viewing, my grandmother, Nanny, and I were commenting on one of the plants someone had sent. It was a blue hydrangea and I'd always loved hydrangeas. Actually, we used them in Jake's and my wedding. So, my Nanny told me she wanted me to take it home and to think of PawPaw whenever I see it.

That was 13 months ago and now it's finally blooming! When I planted it last spring, there were only 2 pititful blooms on it and I never had anymore. But now it has numerous buds just waiting to bloom and I'm very excited about it. What's funny though is the blooms are looking more purple/pinkish than blue. I read it has something to do with the soil but my thumb isn't quite green enough to know about that.

Here are pictures of my PawPaw plant this week (I'll post more as the blooms increase)