Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hey, y'all!

Happy Halloween!

I was pretty excited for C's first Halloween. We didn't do any trick-or-treating just visited the grandparents!

Baby C was the Clemson Tiger! I sat him in his treat bag for some pictures.

What were your little ones for Halloween?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'm an ar-teeeeest!

Hey, y'all!

Have you ever heard of Sips n Strokes? It's BYOB, you sip wine and paint a portrait. I couldn't partake in the wine but I did get to paint! It was a Halloween themed evening, a witch.

I went with a girlfriend, Erin, and here I am starting the outline for my witchy witch!

I loved looking around as the paintings took shape. Each person saw their witch a little differently, and some varied greatly.
(of course, that could have been the alcohol heehee)

Here I am with my finished witch! I skipped some of the ending details, such as all of the white...I liked it, but class went over by about 30 minutes as it was, and I was ready to get home and see my munchkin!

Here's Miss Erin with her witch!

I enjoyed the evening, although it's frustrating that the time went over. You arrive approximately 30 minutes before the start of class to get settled, it was scheduled 7-9....I didn't get home until 10:30!
Maybe this week's trip will be better; my sister-in-law is in town for a few days and she and I are going to paint "Hotlanta"--the Atlanta skyline.

bloggy love!

Hey y'all!

Today Brittany of Crafty Mischief by Brittany awarded me with the Versatile Blogger award!

Thank you, Brittany!!!

I was going to video myself doing a happy dance but I figured y'all couldn't handle all that awesomeness in one blog post. So instead you get this:

In place of following the "rules" of this, I'd like to give a shout out to some of my favorite bloggers who I stalk follow religiously.

Monday, October 3, 2011

gift swap!

Hey y'all!

If you've spent much time 'round here, you know that since Baby C was born I've not had nearly the time to blog as I'd like...which means I haven't been able to comment as much either. But one of the blogs I follow regularly--and have for some time--is Sam @ The Junk House. So last night I'm plowing through my reader, trying to 'mark as read' the 1,234,567,987 unread posts from Craft Gossip when I saw Sam's post about a Christmas gift swap over at Lakota's blog, Faith Hope and Charity Shopping.

Sign up is open through October 10th, and it does not matter where you live! Do you hear me, Canada? :)

(I always feel bad when I find things "open to US residents only")

I can't WAIT to find out who my partner is. When I start my shopping, I'll be looking for 3-5 items that meet the following:

-spend no more than ~19 U.S. dollars (or your local equivalent)
-1 handmade item (by myself or someone else, doesn't matter which)
-1 Christmas decoration
-1 item from a thrift store/garage sale/etc.

Like I need an excuse to shop any where, any time, but I *have* to hit up thrift stores?