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Pinterest Inspired

When I first started using Pinterest (follow me!) I pinned this very popular Crayon Art… via but these are ALL over the net! This was not long after school had started. Then a couple of days after I had seen this melted crayon canvas one of the 3rd grade teachers at my school excitedly came up to … Continue reading

Aloha Style

My niece recently turned 13 years old and she requested a luau themed birthday party. I helped my sister-in-law with the decor and had tons of fun doing it! The inspiration for the cake came from Pinterest… via I also got the inspiration for this wreath from Pinterest… via And back to the rest of … Continue reading


Today marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on our country that took place on September 11, 2001. I am sure most of you can remember exactly where you were when you first heard the news…mumblings of planes crashing into buildings, rumors of terrorism, possibilities of more attacks…it was a frightening and confusing time for … Continue reading

Stories from Uganda

One of the things I was in charge of for the Uganda trip was painting some murals on the walls of a new school. African Hearts had opened an elementary school in February and we volunteered to add some color to their walls. It is very common for schools in Uganda to have teaching aids … Continue reading

Love is (was) in the air…

I have been terribly neglectful of my blog for several months. Back in February I commented on a friend’s blog about her Valentine’s decor and said that I had also decorated for the month of looooove this year–for the first time. At that time I took pictures of my own decor thinking I would post … Continue reading

I am loving

Clinique’s NEW Lip Smoothies Get one free in the Clinique gift going on at Dillards now! Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser Follow it up with Burt’s Bees Garden Tomato Toner As always, I am also loving Gilmore Girls on DVD Fischer & Wieser Raspberry Chipotle Sauce poured over cream cheese The John Derian line … Continue reading

Want to hire me??

Some of you may (and some of you may not) know that I do a little painting on the side…my full time gig is being an art teacher. Since college, most of that painting has been decorative, primarily for kids rooms and such. I have a few samples I am going to share…unfortunately, I have … Continue reading