Friday, December 31, 2010

rewind two thousand ten

January - Happy Birthday Mr.C
February - first snow, first home
March - welcome Spring
April - Happy Easter
May - Happy Mother's Day
June - mountains of fun
July - Team Hop welcomes BabyJ
August - life is crazy, but good
September - brotherly love
October - go dawgs
November - thankful for the four
December - merry wishes
2 0 1 0

Hope you have a very
Happy NEW Year!

where they go from here

I always enjoy seeing where my paintings
go when they leave.
Interested in a custom order?
Get more details { here }.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

budding artist

Reason 624 not to leave pencils, colored pencils, markers, crayons, or
writing devices of any kind
in reach of a *budding artist* aka toddler.
I'm just glad he didn't make it to the canvas.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

our Christmas

{our white Christmas included sand}

{Mr.Wonderful knows my thing for red birds 
& gave me one as a gift. love.}
{meet our new someone special, no, it's not a puppy,
it's Woody. as you can see Mr.C l-o-v-e-s him.}

{BabyJ's new friend, the Winkel}

{handmade gifts for Mr.Wonderful, thanks Jess for the idea}

It's the fourth day of Christmas.
We are still enjoying the holidays.
Hope you are too.

Monday, December 27, 2010

loving and doing

Last week was filled with much loving and little doing.
We had a special *white* week before Christmas;
Mr.C did a {stroll-by} meeting of Santa, he just wasn't interested, 
and Christmas morning we added someone new to our family...
I hope your week was merry and bright,
and I will have some fun pictures to share soon.

Also, the shop is back open and 
the custom order list has already been filling up through February!
If you have interest in reserving a spot on the custom order list please contact me.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

fa la la ha-ha

I just wanted one good picture of the boys together.
Instead, I got all these crazy sweet ones.
Five more days until Christmas!
Happy Monday.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

{shop talk}

The shop will be closed from 12/18 - 12/25/2010.
I will be singing Christmas carols,
eating candy canes all the chocolate Mr.Wonderful brought home from his students,
and painting some fun things with the boys.
Stay tunned...

Friday, December 17, 2010

w is for...


Have a great one!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

sweet peas and Christmas wishes

I've said it before, and I will say it again...
I love Mama Pea's work at Growing Sweet Pea.
From the first time I visited her blog I was a fan,
and I knew I had to have her design a custom cartoon for our home.
She created this, and I gave it to Mr.Wonderful as a Father's Day gift.
He thought is was great of course,
and told me just the other day, "That's the best gift anyone has EVER given me." {Yay!}

Now that BabyJ is here, I knew I wanted an updated family cartoon to share
Shannon's {Mama Pea} work with everyone.
If you remember correctly,
we don't do serious Christmas cards, only fun ones.
So, my friends:

If you haven't checked out Mama Pea's work, you should.
The quality of her work is amazing and she can create a custom cartoon for you!
Go now:

Orange you silly...

What's with the mustache?
Honestly, I have no clue, 
but it's cute and silly.
And it's all over Etsy.
A friend gave me some great ideas
in regards to mustache ♥ and in perfect timing
as Mr.Mustache left the shop this weekend.
He has been replaced by

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

* it's cold *

*thank goodness for
babies in Snuggies, space heaters, 
and little boys who build igloos.
today we are conserving energy 
[against my will].
no heat makes for an interesting 
and very cold day.
please come soon.*

Monday, December 13, 2010

from the Big apple

Last week FedEx delivered a huge box.
I excitedly watched as Mr.Wonderful opened up the package,
secretly hoping to find peanut brittle, fudge, cookies,
and other goodies.
Instead the box was filled with beautiful apples (NY apples) from Brown's Berry Patch.
I was a teensie bit disappointed until I tasted them...
and until I remembered my jeans will be happy 
I enjoyed a month full of apples instead of sweets.

{However, I will gladly accept sweets if you want to send them.
Ahem, Good Gravy.}

Do you have a favorite recipe that includes apples? Please share.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Georgia on my mind...

love it.
you can find your state/country  here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

thursday thoughts

"Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things."
-Robert Brault

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


You can win a $20 shop credit to Paint Me a Picture
over at Mandipidy.
And she has 16 other giveaways. Holla.

for the { lady }

Okay, so I might as well term this as {my wish list - one of many}, 
but hopefully it can also provide you with some ideas of handmade gifts for 
the friend/mother/sister/lady in your life.

{Mandipidy}                 {Allora Handmade}

{Octavia bloom}                      {Folding Chair Designs}

{Natalya's Studio}                         {decoylab}

{Lauren Blythe Designs}                       {bayan hippo}