So this conversation happened recently: Husband: Where is Lord of the Rings? Me: What? Husband: I want a bull dog clip Me: That's not lord of the rings, that's the Lone Ranger Husband: *retrieves appropriate tin* I maaaybe have a tin storage addiction. I have either 11 or 12 Lord of the Rings tins and … Continue reading I May Have a Tin Addiction
I had the opportunity to guest post on Jami Gold's writing blog, and I was SUPER STOKED. So, I'm letting you know! The post is a rewrite of an old post a made - but after all the writing and editing they're barely recognizable as the same post. You can find it HERE. We talk about … Continue reading Guest Post on Jami Gold’s Blog
I go to bed pretty early which means my room is bright when I go to bed despite having curtains. So I was cuddled with the husband and trying to fall asleep, and it was just. Not. Working. I felt around on the shelf and couldn't find my eye mask, meaning it probably fell behind … Continue reading Eye Masks EVERYWHERE!
I've discovered in shell salted peanuts, and I'm loving them. I had never actually had them before, but we had them one night at my in-laws so I bought a bog. Now, Tundra ADORES peanuts and peanut butter and peanut flavored anything. So I tossed him a few (shelled) peanuts. They bounced off his face, … Continue reading Peanuts
I've been playing more with the water color paints I just bought - I've decided that I prefer the Prang to the fancier ones because the fancier ones are grainy and don't always mix well. So boo at that set. Anyway, here she is! Color corrected on my computer because the scanner scans blueish: This … Continue reading New Artwork – The Dancer
We went to California last fall, and one of the things I bought was a sequoia kit for growing them at home. This spring, I set up the kit, stuck the seeds in the fridge for the required 21 days, and then transferred them under my grow light. Two of them sprouted. And they're growing! … Continue reading Growing Baby Sequoia!
I used to go to my grandparents' cabin, did this for two or three summers, and they had this painting on the wall that I would sit and stare at. I wanted this painting, but of course it was my grandparents. My grandfather passed a few months ago, and when I went to the interment, … Continue reading That Painting I’ve Always Wanted
My mom and I celebrated our Birthdays this weekend (not on the actual days because life) and the week was a whirlwind of Birthdays! Both my mom and my father-in-law were born the same day. I was born two days after and share my father-in-law's dad's birthday. Basically I was my mom's birthday present, and … Continue reading I Was My Momma’s Birthday Present
I worked on a new watercolor with a reference photo to make it more realistic. The photo was nude, so I gave her some clothes. *smile* If you're interested in knowing what photo I used, I can dig that out. It was from a book of female nudes. Again, I had to color adjust because … Continue reading A More Realistic Watercolor
I hadn't talked about this before, just thought about what would be appropriate to post. I was definitely down the week I discovered this and didn't want to say something stupid or too down. I'll be losing my job in September. It was limited term employment, but they were expecting to renew. Instead, office politics … Continue reading Losing My Job