Friday, November 30, 2007

Things I Love

Trains. I love how powerful trains sound and thinking of their history and the graffiti on them.

Fantasia. Man that is a fun and beautiful film to watch. I have just rediscovered it.

Red. I look really good in Red.

Christmas Cacti. I got two today because they were buy one get one free at Publix (the best grocery store in the world.)

Cuban crackers with cream cheese on them. Yum.

Botticelli. Another rediscovery lately. He made the most beautiful hair in his paintings.

Sangria. Makin' it this Sunday.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

We had a nice Thanksgiving weekend. I even did my Sat. ritual of garage saleing which any good garage saler knows is dumb because nobody has garage sales on holiday weekends, but I did find some and got this fun vase with raised dots on it.
We decorated the store and our house including our Christmas tree. Renata was so excited about decorating the tree she literally was jumping up and down. When we finished she asked if tomorrow was going to be Christmas.
I also have been meaning to post a picture of a present from my father-in-law. It is a picture of his I wanted blown up and framed. Lovely isn't it?I did decide it would look better in our living room if the walls were painted another color. A good reason, I thought, but Joffre did not look enthusiastic.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I finally got around to finishing Rapunzel and I'll be putting her up on my Etsy shop. I also got my first set of finished Christmas cards. Which will also be up on Etsy and in the bookstore after the envelops arrive (and a better picture.) Joffre is going to train me soon and I'll be able to work at the store and paint during down time. I'm really looking forward to it. I asked Joffre if I could do a big portrait of him soon. He was amendable as long as he could be clothed.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I've been working on a few projects and thought I'd share. First I've been painting my door . I couldn't decide on a color. I wanted blue, red, or yellow. I finally decided on red. I'll show another picture when I finish. Now I want to get some shutters. Of course I want the expensive real wood natural finished shutters or black ones. It will probably be a long time before that happens. Not on the top of the priority list.

I've also been planning Christmas gifts and making seed packets to give to people. Really fun. I loved seeding the garden. I even considered putting them on my Etsy store but I can't guarantee they'll grow.

I also am making a set of Christmas cards to sell on my Etsy shop and in the bookstore. Here is a peek at one of the designs.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


So I just finished watching The Incredibles which always puts me in a good mood. I also just recently saw Ratatouille. That movie was made for Joffre. He is watching it for the first time tonight and I'm excited for him. It was a fun movie and coolly enough it talks about creation and recreation . So fun to hear from a secular mouth. It did gross me out to see all those rats moving in a kitchen and hard to sympathize with them. I'm super tired but I really want to watch Joffre watch this movie.

On an unrelated note, I got a job! I'm working at this fabulous used book store/ coffee place called The Silver Chair. My boss is a dream. A total hunk and tall, oh so tall. I go for the tall ones. I hope he won't be a pain about training but hey, I get to go work at the store all day without kids and when it is slow I can work on my mural and my kids get to hang out with their Dad. Fun times.

Speaking of fun times, check out my friend, Lauren's new blog
She is hilarious.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Well my mom and brother just left after a visit and boy, was it nice. We ate good food, played and I got a lot of help. The kids all got sick and as much of a bummer that was for my mom and brother it was great timing for me to get help. It was fun.( hopefully for them too.)

Monday, November 5, 2007


I opened an Etsy shop. Check it out. I'm still figuring out a few things but it is up and running. Yeah! I can sell my work.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Still Gardening

So how cool is this. My tomatoes flowered a second time and produced an entire 2nd crop because our fall has been so warm. My sweet peas just flowered so I'll be looking for pods soon and my spinach is growing but pretty wimpy looking. I'm also excited because the bookstore has a pecan tree behind it and I've been collecting them. I just have to decide what to make with them.