Monday, March 28, 2011

MM: Toenails and Tie- Dye

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters



MM:

1. Guys are gross... I know I have said it before, but the older my boys get, the more yucky dude things I have to deal with... For example, Ty came up to me today and said "Mom, look!!" I turn my head and look at something indistinguishable in his hand, as he says with a wide grin, "It's my toenail." 

Ew.


2. I heart copper. I had a lot of fun trying to get a "tie-dye" effect with enamel this week. Still working on it, but the earrings are turning out pretty cool.




I have also been on a serious flower kick and wanted to do something 3 dimensional for the gallery... so I cut and shaped these flowers out of sheet copper:






The flowers were enameled and fired about 20 times each...  it took some time but I finally got them to look the way I envisioned... I still want to add some leaves and create about 6 more flowers to complete my little garden. =)


3.After working like crazy last week to get prepared, we had our Spring Fling and March Art Stroll at the gallery. Of course the weather was beautiful all week... then crazy thunderstorms just had to show up on Saturday. There was a Blue Grass Festival going on as well, and the rain definitely put a damper on the whole day... but, with less people there, we were actually able to relax and enjoy the music. 


One of the bands played inside... they were really good =)


 (me, mom, and Brit looking festive)


 Mary and J.T.(my little bro) did an amazing job with the food!


4. I have a pretty great husband. Recently he has picked up all sorts of slack around the house because of me working. He did all the laundry and cleaned out the boys closet the other day while I was at work...

I mean seriously:



love that guy.




5. I started a fast today. I fast pretty regularly, but it is usually just one day a week. 
This is going to be a little more intensive, and I would really like to share my experience this time...but more on that later. =) 
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Happy Monday!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

FF: Get out of my bed!!!


I have taken a little "social networking" break over the past couple weeks... not really by choice, more because we have been so busy! We have a ton of stuff going on at the gallery...and since my brain.feels like it might asplode... I am going to post something fun that doesn't take a lot of brain power:
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How was everyone's St. Patty's Day?

I have never celebrated this holiday, but last night we went to the Art Station's "Raising of the Green" event. It was a TON of fun. There was a buzillion people there- they had food from restaurants all over Stone Mountain, and the silent and live auctions were great! We (Sailor Studio) donated a couple pieces to the auction, so it was fun to watch the bidding.
  

I of course, tried to add some green to my outfit... some of our 4 leaf clover earrings and a bandanna around my neck was about all I could come up with... 





I kinda ended up looking like a cowboy leprechaun, but at least I didn't get pinched! ;) 

  

And now on to the good stuff...



1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?

No... although I have went to court to try to get a ticket fine for an expired tag lowered. I wasted 4 hours on a Saturday morning listening to people try and get out of tickets and the judge lessened my ticket by $15.00.

so. not. worth. it.


2. Do you still have your wedding dress? 


yes. maybe? somewhere I'm sure... 

Not gonna lie- I have NO IDEA where it is.


3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?

yeah... i got nothing. 

4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?


Our kids all have restless leg syndrome when they try to lay down next to us so it just ain't happening... If you know me and goose, you know we NEED our sleep. 

The twin's have never had a problem sleeping in their own beds. BUT, Reese's pieces has decided over the last few weeks that he is going to wake up at around 3am and come slip in next to me very quietly... I barely notice until I wake up in the morning feeling completely UN-rested.

Last night, he came in and I immediately got up and walked him right back to his bed. He cried for about 2.5 seconds and then fell back to sleep. 

Sorry kiddos, this bed ain't big enough for the five of us. 


5. Do you watch late night TV? 


Unfortunately, since I am a night owl, I watch far too much late night TV... Craig Ferguson cracks me up... but I get sucked into terrible infomercials way more often then I'd like to admit. 


It is a good thing I don't keep my credit card on the nightstand... I'm sure I'd have 15 shamwows, a shake weight, and about 3 body-shapers by now.



BTW, has anyone ever used one of these??


The Flex Belt


I remember a friend's mom having something like this when I was little and we would unwittingly put it on... 

They advertise it as feeling totally "natural"  ...ummm, yeah, sure... 
I guess if 400 tiny taser guns shooting into your guts feels "natural."

SERIOUSLY.

WORST. IDEA. EVER.


So my question for this week is... have you ever ordered anything from an infomercial? if not, what have you wanted to order?


Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

FF: 3 Enthusiastic Years


 This baby...


is

no


 longer


a


 baby.


 My little Reese's pieces... is turning THREE tomorrow.

Reese means "enthusiastic" and for those who know him, you know he is fully living up to that name.

So Happy Birthday to my youngest son!



You hold my heart in the palm of your chubby little hand.

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....and now, the cutest video you'll watch all day:




Happy Friday Everyone! =)