Thursday, April 29, 2010

Post surgery

Sorry I haven't posted anything lately I had surgery on Tuesday. I am happy to report that I am doing well. I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy due to 2 large fibroid tumors. The surgery went fine, I guess one of my ovaries was attached to my intestine so that had to be repaired. The only complication that I am really having is my bladder wont wake up. We are hoping for success tomorrow. I can't wait to get back into my craft room.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My office of creativity

This is my creative mess. The place I spend most of my time. It's a very small room, but if it was any bigger I would just fill it with more stuff. Now just know that it isn't clean like this most of the time, actually it is never this clean. But I love it and that's all that matters.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday creativity and beautiful day

Allow me to introduce you to my schnauzer "Molly". She is our baby of the family and spoiled rotten. Today was so beautiful outside, and she was basking in the sun. Molly is our little fetcher, she greets us at the door with a toy in her mouth. It's as though she is saying "wanna play, wanna play".

I spent most of the day outside creating some new paintings. In the end I had 6 beautiful creations and the most glorious sunburn. It will be a warm night tonight in my bed.

So here's to the end of another great weekend and hoping for a productive week in ETSY land.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New necklaces, beautiful day, and new mini album

As the days get warmer I start craving beautiful salads. My Mom made this yummy one and I just had to take a picture of it to share with you. I haven't talked about this much, but I am on a weigh loss journey, trying to find myself. I have kept myself hidden under layers of extra weight as a way of protecting myself. Last September when the kids went back to school I found my way to the gym. I turned 40, and told myself that it was time to start living. I had been suffering from depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and sleep apnea. My outlook was very gloomy. So off to the gym, doctor, and councilor I went. I also found a great free podcast to keep me going (Inside Out Weight Loss by Renee Stephens). Its been kind of easy with her help.

So where am I today you ask? I exercise 1 hour everyday, eat better, and have lost 25 lbs. I am off of my BP pills, diabetes pills, and cholesterol pills. I don't go to the councilor anymore, and my creativity has blossomed. I look forward to everyday, and am so happy to be alive with so much time to live.

Mothers Day is coming around the corner. I took one of my child's artwork and made it into a necklace. So with this idea in mind I took some mini prints of my artwork and made pendants out of them. They are listed on my ETSY shop.

Two days ago I received a request for a custom 6x6 album using pink, black, zebra, and damask prints. The collection that I came up with is here in this photo.
So needless to say I ran with it. It was such a fun theme to put together. The album cover is made with pink and black zebra furry fabric. There are 10 pages and lots of ribbon. I want one for myself now. I hope it inspires you too.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring flowers, Baking, Magnets

Today in my craft room I received my purchase from "Sun and Moon Craft Kits". I ordered some 1"x1" glass squares and magnets. They are so nice! The quality is amazing! I am going to make some mini artwork magnets with them and some artwork pendents. Here is a sneak peak. Let me know what you think.

Oh summer, where are you??? Finally today the sun came out to play. The trees are blooming, the grass is green, and I am ready for summer.


When the Lord gives you ripe bananas......

...bake banana bread. The house smelled so good all day. Don't you wish we had smell-o-vision?


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lazy Day

I love a lazy day around the house, but I can never seem to do nothing. I have managed to stay in my PJ's but I can't get off of this computer. My morning started out with sleeping in, then I made some pancakes (there is just something about Sunday Morning Pancakes).

I thought I knew a lot about blogging, but I was wrong. So I guess I will be taking it very slow and reading all I can to keep learning. I devoured the book "Blogging for Bliss" and just loved it. Lets see how this goes.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 1

Today you were given a name "Big T Little o".