Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I seriously just put all the names in the hat the old fashion way and had my three year old son pick one out of the hat... And the winners are.... drum roll please...

Love is a many splendid thing: Nicki Belcher

Love is all you need: Sherry L.

Congrats guys!  This was my first giveaway and there will be more so keep commenting on my blog for your chance to win!  This is so fun and kind of sad because I wish all of you could win!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

For the LOVE of NOLA

Well anyone who really knows me knows my love for New Orleans.  There is a sense of home there to me and a good ol' time!  I am not talking about the normal "good ol' time" that people normally have in New Orleans (although I do like that part of it too ;)  I am talking about walking the slate sidewalks after a summer rain, exploring all of the old buildings,  the street performers, the amazing antique shops, magazine street, getting lost in the french quarter after your beignets and cafe au lait in the morning at Cafe Du Monde.  I seriously have a love affair with the Crescent City.  One thing that keeps me from missing it too much is Fleurty Girl, Lauren Thom.  She has a great shop http://www.fleurtygirl.net/ online and has four stores in the New Orleans area.  This girl LOVES Nola and posts on Facebook photos of the wonderfulness of NOLA daily.  Follow her if you can and maybe you will fall in love with it too :)  I made her a canvas last time I went to Nola:

I recently met someone who loves NOLA.  Her name is Carla.  She loves NOLA.  Here are the canvases she had me do for her as a daily reminder of how New Orleans makes her feel.  It really does do something to you...

I have also made them for my mom and sister who heart Nola too, they have fast become my favorite canvases to make because it reminds me of the place I love.  I better make one for myself soon!
Oh and while I am at it, I think I will go make myself one of these...

Pimms Cup:
  • 2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
  • 7UP, lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale
  • Slice of lemon
  • Slice of cucumber
Make one... you will love it.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Valentines Giveaway!

Love is in the air!  Valentines is sometimes one of those holidays were expectations of what it "should" be is overshadowed by what it sometimes really "is".  A day of recognition of your love to your spouse, and a really bad day to try to get reservations at your favorite resteraunt!  I always find it way more fun to stay home, get take out and spend the evening with my two boys. 
In honor of the holiday I want to do a giveaway to get everyone in the spirit of LOVE!  Here is what to do...
Follow my blog and comment on which one is your favorite and you could WIN!  I am giving away 2 canvases on the 27th of January so you can have it in time to decorate for Valentines Day. 
Give a shout out to your fav!

Which one is perfect for YOUR house?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Spencer Elizabeth Gunn

Friend: A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection

When I moved to Norman when I was 5 years old, this sweetest little girl came to my house in a little dress with an apple on the collar with her mom.  I was in my tom boy oshkosh jeans and hang ten sweatshirt... instant friends for life were made that day.  Lindsay and I have been friends for close to... brace yourself... 30 years!  We both have little boys who play together and now she has a sweet baby girl Spencer Elizabeth. 

Lindsay had me do a canvas for Spencer's room.  It was so fun because her room has beautiful blue bedding and hot pink.

And a Princess she will be!