Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Uppercase Living expressions on canvas

Here is an example of an Uppercase Living expression on canvas.  I first painted the canvas with a gold shimmery latex paint.  I had ordered TWO expressions from Uppercase Living (one brown, one burgandy).  I then separated the pieces to mix them up on the canvases, carefully measured and applied.  They turned out beautiful!  I then added a burgandy ribbon around the edges of the canvas.

Wow! I'm so behind!

I really need to get better at this, but we have been out of town off and on for the past week. Our kids were on spring break and we traveled to Nashville, TN to visit a couple whom my husband and I have been close friends with since college. It was great to see them and their family. We also got to do a little site seeing in Nashville. We visited the state capitol and the Bicentinnial State Park. We took the kids to the Parthenon replica as well. I'm posting a few of our pictures from trip. The funny thing (or not so funny thing) is that the cold weather followed us from the north to the south and we were walking around in 45 degree weather! Thankfully, since we arrived home, the weather has been beautiful and we are thoroughly enjoying the sunshine!

We were home for two days and then I had three Uppercase Living shows in Massachusetts! We traveled as a family to Springfield, MA where we visited the Springfield Science Museum. One of the highlights was visiting the Dr. Seuss National Memorial (Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield). The kids really enjoyed this leg of our trip but we are all very happy to be home.

So . . . I am in the midst of closing four shows and have two more coming up this weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008


So . . . for all of you busy mothers (and dads) out there who find 5 pm dinner time sneaking up on you, I have discovered E-Mealz! It costs $1.25 a week ($15 for 3 months). I will have someone actually planning my dinners for me AND my actual grocery list as well! I'm really excited about this and hope that it will simplify my life. The nice thing about it is that there is very little to no repetition on the dinners, which means that my family and I aren't going to tire of the same thing over and over and . . . . well, you get the point. Anyway, check out the link below!


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My first completed knitting project!

A couple of years ago, I decided that I wanted to learn knitting. I'd like to learn how to crochet as well. So I finally took the plunge on March 11 and took a wonderful one hour class with Lisa, my teacher, at a yarn store nearby. So . . . I've been slowly working on my little hat project for the past few weeks and went in today to learn how to finish it off. Here is a picture of my first project. The hat will be a gift for my 20 month old nephew, Ethan. Kelli, you need to start talking to Ethan now about keeping hats on his head so he can proudly show it off!