Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine Treat

On February 6th, the Frisco Mercantile in Frisco is having a special Valentines event from 3pm to 7pm. All of the booths will be decked out for V-Day and each seller will have little treats for customers to enjoy.

I have been working on some very special valentine paintings and projects for my aunt's booth. She has a great booth called "First Impressions by Kay." She has all kinds of home decor, paintings, home accessories, and refurbished furniture. She also does interior design/redesign (she will come and rearrange the things you already have in your home) and custom draperies and apholstery. Here are some snapshots of her booth.

Come by and see it on February 6th!

Here are the little V-Day paintings I have been working on.

Notice the two little lovebirds in the tree. One is flying. =)

The Lovebirds decorated for Valentine's Day

"The Keys to My Heart Come in Three Types of Metal"
(This one is red, not orange...bad photo quality)

"Unlock My Heart"
(This one is also red in person, not orange)

"Hooo Will Love Me?"

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hoot Hat

My cousin sent me a picture of this adorable hat she saw at the Frisco Mercantile in Frisco, TX and I just HAD to have it. I hope baby is a girl so it can be worn soon!
It is hand crocheted of chenile yarn by Linda Day of DayLee Design. I am not sure if that is the same name of the booth where I bought it. If you go there or are familiar with the Mercantile, it is the first booth on the right in the second aisle from the right-hand wall.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bluebirds in the Tree

I painted this recently. If you look closely you can see three little bluebirds walking around on the tree. My aunt is going to put it in her shop in the Frisco Mercantile. Her booth is called "First Impressions" if you live in the area and want to stop by. She sells home decor and furniture and she also offers interior design consulting. She is very good at what she does and she just moved from Idaho so she has a fresh perspective from up North that we haven't seen down here. =)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Dream Fridge

So my husband and I went to Lowe's to get our fridge and there were several out in the main aisle that were discounted. We started looking and found one that said no damage was found but it was still a great price. We asked the appliance guy about it and he said it had been returned because it was running loud. They sent it to be repaired but nothing could be found to be wrong with it. They said that new refridgerators just run loud at first because the grease is being worked into the motor. So since no repairs were done to it the fridge was still under warranty! The best part is, we got ice and water in the door for the price of a brand new one without that feature. Love it! Here is our beauty. =)

It is so nice having a fridge right there in the kitchen! I never knew how convenient that was until I didn't have it. Just ignore our bare backsplash and missing microwave. =) Coming soon.


I just remembered I had this picture of the frame I made for my mother-in-law to tell her about the pregnancy. She decided a while ago that she wanted to be called "Mimi" so I made this frame for her. She was so thrilled. I painted the little wooden letters and then made a stuffed heart out of felt. At the time, we had not had a sonogram yet so I just made this little card to put in it. It's not a great photo, but oh well.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Fridge Day!

My husband and I are venturing out tonight to FINALLY buy my dream refridgerator. I have been dreaming of this since I heard it existed. When we moved into our house the previous owners had left a side by side white refridgerator in the laundry room. We never moved it out into the refridgerator space in the kitchen because we knew we wanted to get a new one some day. The one we have works fine and has served it's purpose ok but I am ready for my dream fridge. We both are. The door to the laundry room is completely in the way of the door to the refridgerator and getting a cookie sheet or pizza box in there is nearly impossible. We are definitely ready. Baby is ready too. =) Baby has many requests like a new refridgerator, a new car, and much more. We will see how many of these requests baby gets.

Ok so HERE is the fridge we want. Not sure what brand we will end up getting, but the idea is the same. Double doors, freezer drawer, lots of SPACE! Yesssssssss! We decided not to do the ice/water in the door because it adds SO much to the cost. There is an ice maker in the freezer and I have gotten used to my Brita filter pitcher. =)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Owl for Baby

I went to a painting class with my friend Dawn at "Painting with a Twist" and we got to paint this adorable owl. I did mine a little differently than the instructor but the colors are mostly the same. My husband and I decided it would be perfect in our baby room. If anyone I don't know personally still reads this blog, yes we are having a baby! I'm due in July. We will be finding out the gender in 7 weeks and we can't wait! Baby needs a name. =)

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Talented Niece

My niece wanted to paint something for my sister for Christmas so she came over so that I could help her out. We decided that a Tuscan landscape would be best since my sister loves Tuscany. Marissa did an amazing job and I swear I only touched the canvas a few times at the end to show her how to make the darker spots in the grass. I told her techniques and shapes to paint and she did great. She is so amazing!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I Love Birds!

My husband and I went to the Dallas Zoo with our friends this past weekend and the birds were so gorgeous!! I just really love birds. I think it has something to do with the fuzzy feathers and the fact that they are nature's singers.
Here are a few photos of some birds we saw.