Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summertime Fun

Hi! Is anyone out there? Summer is flying by for us. We've been busy with sports camps, 3v3 soccer, and of course, our beach vacation!

I hope you all are having a great Summer so far. Kids go back to school mid-August here. The Summer will be gone before I know it, then back to the grind!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is filled with extreme emotions for me. It is the day my youngest was born several years ago. It is also the day I buried my mom a year ago. It's still raw - and I can't express how I feel into words. I just want you all to know I'm thinking of all the mothers out there. Enjoy the day, and enjoy your mothers!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Imagine Free

Feel free to dream! 

Spring Break! Wahoo!We are looking forward to breaking free from the daily grind. The image above rests on my mantle. I am finally getting around to switching my mantle from my Winter look to a more Springy feel.

I used texture from TextureTime. Thank you for sharing your textures!

I hope you all have a great week!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring /Free downloads

I'm SO ready to  Spring forward!

Did you know you can get free downloads from Flickr? I downloaded the picture above from here.

Wouldn't a grouping look nice on a wall?

Friday, February 28, 2014

'Tis the Season

We have the four seasons, Thanksgiving/Christmas season, and in our family, soccer season. This last weekend our daughter's soccer team went to Arizona for a soccer tournament. It was a fun, albeit adventurous weekend, with a couple of girls catching the stomach flu. Thankfully, the team won all their games in shut-outs, becoming Champions in their division.

(I love the shadows in the picture above.)

As a busy family with 3 kids in sports, sitting together for a meal during the week is difficult. I'm trying to be proactive this year and preparing meals ahead of time. Any great ideas?

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


An image repost from 2012:
Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Warm Thoughts

Is anyone else looking forward to Summer?

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Our Two - Top Christmas Tree

Over Thanksgiving we cut down our tree. We found a fun tree this year. It is two trees connected at the trunk.
Here's the base:
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Whimsy on the Mantle

Hello - it's been a long time. I've been slowly picking up the paint brush again. The painting above is based on our kids when we were in Vail seven years ago. With the help from my mom, they made 3 snowmen just like above. 

My mom spent hours out in the snow rolling those big snowballs out to help the kids make the snowmen.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and holiday season. It will be difficult without my mom around, but I am trying to make the best of the "new normal". I want to create more fun memories for my kids, and just enjoy the little experiences that come our way.

Friday, July 12, 2013

In My Mother's Arms

It's been about 2 months since my mom's passing. Some days are easier than others. There are days when I've accepted her death, knowing she's in heaven, that she's at peace, and I will see her again.

Then there are days that when I am overcome by the knowledge that she is gone, and I am just so sad. Often, for a split second, I forget she is gone. When the phone rings, I think it's her, then I remember. 

A few weeks ago, a friend suggested I paint a picture to let some of my feelings for my mom out. To be honest, I hadn't picked up a brush for at least 6 months. I could not find one ounce of motivation. 

However, the other day, on one of my "weepy" days, I picked up a brush, pried open the stuck-on, paint dried, caps to my tubes of paint, and painted. "In My Mother's Arms" is a small, simple, and raw painting of how I felt sitting in my mom's lap as a child. It was a release of some pent-up emotion, and I felt better afterwards.