Saturday, October 3, 2015

Transitioning into October

 When we got home from France I finally felt good enough for the first time in 4 years to actually start decorating our house!  I finally finished in June of 2015, and I am quite satisfied with the resulting cuteness!
 My boys just being their cute selves!
The frog hat!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I sewed a simple apron without a pattern!

This was pretty fun!  I sewed this apron from Elsie Flannigan's (A Beautiful Mess Blog) ebook, "Sew With Us".  I'm a complete beginner at sewing but OMG I love it so much!  I'm sure I will slowly but surely get better and better over the next 5 years.  I seriously adore making cute stuff for my house, and cute little skirts and such for myself, with beautiful fabric that I chose myself!  FUN!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Home is Where the Heart is...

 Cooking, walking, enjoying the fall weather...
 Tomatoes, low carb homemade blueberry cheesecake, building forts with my son...
The 2 littlest american cousins hanging out...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Nut Brown Fairy Painting

I was in the mood to paint a series on Fairies/Angels.  This is the first painting in that series.  I eventually did 4 in total.  She has gone to a good home, but prints are still available in my online shop:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Home Sweet Home! And happy 38th birthday to me!!!!!

It was so good to be home at last!  It was a looooooong 6 weeks!!!  I'm glad we went, but there's no place like home!
 These are photos of my 37th birthday celebrations!
 While we were in France, the tomatoes went crazy!!!!  So we were harvesting tomatoes for weeks and weeks!  Our house reeked of tomatoes!  But I'm sure thankful that we had them!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Jane Austen Character Paintings

 These 3 beauties were featured in the reader's gallery of Somerset Studio Magazine last year, which I am incredibly proud of!
The first one is sold, however the other 2 are still available for purchase at my Etsy shop:
and prints and other fun printed items are available at my online shop: