Monday, December 31, 2012

winter fun

Noah having the time of his life.
So happy he loves the snow this year.
Busy around the house today.
Then to Mass at 5 pm and then to get a few things for New Year's dinner tomorrow.
We will ring in the New Year here at home as usual :)
Wishing you a Happy New Year's Eve xoxo

Saturday, December 29, 2012

sled rides

He loves snow this year!
Last year and the year before when we moved here he would not walk on snow.
He walked and ran and picked it up and made snow balls and rolled around in it the other day.
He had so much fun and did not want to come inside.
We will be getting more snow this weekend and we hope to make a snowman.
I can not believe we have been here two years now.
We still have not unpacked all those boxes in the garage and a few in the house.
I plan on working on getting it all unpacked in the next few months.
My guess is most of it can be given away.
I look forward to getting rid of a lot and being all unpacked and organized!
Thinking on what my word will be for next year.
It is so hard for me this year to pick a word.
Last year it came so easy to me.
Are you picking a word for the new year?
Happy Weekend xo

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
Ours was wonderful.
Over the weekend we had a family party at my sisters.
Lots of food and fun.
My sister goes to Columbus for the holiday to be with her children and grandchildren.
We didn't go last year or this year.
We find it is best for Noah to be home and wake up in his house on Christmas
and we like going to our Church for Christmas Mass so we stay home.
Looking forward to the New Year!
Still thinking about what my "one little word" will be.
I have several running around in my head.
Happy Holidays xo

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

free shipping

here is the link for free shipping
Happy Wednesday xo

Friday, November 30, 2012

2013 calendar winner

Picked the winner earlier.
I will mail out the calendar as soon as I get an email with your address.
thanks to everyone who left a comment.
Happy Friday xo

Monday, November 26, 2012

2013 carnival calendar giveaway

I am having a giveaway on my website for this 5x7 2013 carnival calendar.
A $30. value in my Etsy shop.
Just leave a comment here to enter.
Happy Monday xo

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

a day of thanks
Happy Thanksgiving xo

day 21

gratitude project day 21: thankful for birds on wires, sunsets and contrails

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

day 20

heart found
gratitude project day 20: thankful for always finding heart shapes and love in this beautiful world
my day just gets better when I find a heart :)
Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, November 19, 2012

dau 19

blue skies
gratitude project day 19: thankful for beautiful skies that keep me inspired

Sunday, November 18, 2012

day 18

thrift store finds
gratitude project day 18: thankful for vintage finds that make my heart happy.
blue willow will always remind me of my Mom
and make me feel at home even from far away

Saturday, November 17, 2012

day 17

visions of November
gratitude project day 17: thankful for rountine and for lazy days with my guys

Friday, November 16, 2012

day 16

forgotten orchid
gratitude project day 16: thankful for finding beauty in the forgotten.
so this dropped off from my more blooms till next year.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

day 15

baking with Noah
gratitude project day 15: thankful for time spent with Noah baking

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

day 14

new tea cup
gratitude project day 14: thankful for my new tea cup.
a gift from one of my sisters :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

day 13

this boy
gratitude project day 13: thankful for my sweet boy

Monday, November 12, 2012

day 12

a day off
gratitude project day 12: thankful for a day off and for all our wonderful Veterans.
Spent the day with my sister shopping and we had a good time.
Driving in the rain going to Cincinnati. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

day 11

little helper

gratitude project day 11: thankful for grocery shopping and our little helper.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

day 10

gratitude project day 10: Faith. thankful for our wonderful Church

Friday, November 9, 2012

day 9


gratitude project day 9: favorite colors
Happy Friday and Happy Weeekend xo

Thursday, November 8, 2012

day 8

beauty underwater
gratitude project day 8: finding beauty at the bottom of the jar
Happy Thursday xo

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

day 7

chocolate cake
gratitude project day 7: thankful for chocolate cake
Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

day 6

November 6
gratitude project day 6: thankful for voting and the start of a new year
another trip around the sun. I am blessed.
made this abstract with the iPhone celebrating another trip around the sun.
The three of us voted this morning before Joel went to work.
  Noah and I baked a cake and waiting to frost it.
  Joel is working half a day so he can take me driving in the country.
So I can get some photos and
 I hope to find an old Gulf gas station that I have been searching months for.
I know its around here just need to find it!
Then back home to cook a roast with potatoes and carrots and rolls.
Have some birthday cake and celebrate with my sweet guys.
Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, November 5, 2012

day 5

art work

gratitude project day 5: his art work
my favorite time in our day is art.
He works hard at every stroke and movement of his hand and tiny fingers.
His art work makes my heart happy.
Happy Monday xo

artist promotion

artist promotion in the shop
Happy Monday xo

Sunday, November 4, 2012

day 4


gratitude project day 4: thankful for all the love in my life
Happy Sunday

Saturday, November 3, 2012

day 3

here comes the rain
Gratitude Project day 3: thankful for the rain and the beauty that it brings.
Happy Saturday xo

Friday, November 2, 2012

day 2

a place to call home

gratitude project day 2: thankful for a place to call home
Happy Friday xo

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gratitude Project day 1

a fresh start

a fresh start, a photo by life stories photography on Flickr.
My third year to do this project on flickr.

day 1 thankful for a fresh start and a month to be thankful.

Happy Thursday xo

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

under the pine trees

superman under the pine trees before trunk or treat

day 301: superman


day 300: pumpkin girl

a little pumpkin girl I drew last Friday.

Happy Halloween

Noah's art work

the good witch

she needs her broom to fly :)


some creepy guy last Saturday at the trunk or treat

day 305: Mass

tonight before Mass. love the rain.
Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.
We handed out candy yesterday for Trick or Treat here on base yesterday.
It was cold and raining so Noah just gave out candy.
He did the Trunk or Treat on Saturday at our church and had a blast.
Happy Halloween
Happy Wednesday xo

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Noah

 11 years with my sweet boy!
Seems like he was just a baby yesterday.
I feel truly blessed to be his Mama.
Joel came home today and we are making a cake right now.
It's been a great day so far.
Here are some photos I took with the iPhone last week for Birthday photos.
Happy Monday xo

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Friday

Here are some iphone pictures from the week.
We just got back from dropping Joel at the airport.
Wow, the moon looked so beautiful on the drive this morning.
Waking at 4am is too early for me. I am so tired.
I think we will be taking a nap after doing some school work.
Hopefully Noah will think he needs a nap too :)
Happy Friday xo

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Tuesday

Promotion expires October 14, 2012 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints and Stretched Canvases
Happy Tuesday xo

Friday, October 5, 2012


Hiking in one of the State Parks last weekend.
As usual Noah gets a piggy-back ride. :-)
I would like to go again this weekend and see if the colors are changing more.
The week sure did fly by it seems.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Happy Friday xo

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Sunshine

My sunshine
my lovely, lovely sunshine.
Joel and I have always greeted Noah in the morning since he was born
with "good morning my sunshine".
He always wakes happy, smiling and laughing.
I like to carry these moments with me in my heart.
Happy Wednesday xo

Monday, October 1, 2012


Owner of my heart.
Not sure how it is possible to love him more and more each day but I do.
He makes our life full and happy and exciting.
We are blessed and I am thankful he picked us to be his parents.
Happy October
Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Happy Monday xo

Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Friday

covered bridge walking home my sweets my guys summer field trips

Just posting some photos of Noah and Joel from the last month.
So crazy that the month is almost over and soon to be October.
All my creative classes are going well and trying to keep up.
It will take me forever to get to all the projects but that's okay.
I am loving learning and trying new things and meeting the people in class.
Hope your weekend is wonderful and have a
Happy Friday xo