Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Believe it...or NOT.

Is anyone out there?
How are you? I hope you are doing well=0) I've been splashing around in my watercolors, but haven't had much time to write about it=0/
Sorry 'bout that!
I have been thinking...about summer. She's right around the corner. I've noticed that as I get older...time moves at such a rapid pace. I'M EXHAUSTED=0) How does this happen? It was just Winter and the eggnog was flowing around here. Oh well...
What have you been up to? I've been painting a lot and reading a lot. I've also been cleaning up after little fingers, but before you know it...BOOM. They'll be all grown up. Off to somewhere...that's what I hear from my friends with an empty nest. So...back to summer. I'm thinking we should go somewhere tropical and run around a bit. Dip our toes somewhere and chill for a bit. Eat a bunch of smores and have some more until we can't take it anymore.=0) My son thinks we should drive across the whole country in a zig zag formation. Stopping at every Six Flags in sight. He's a dreamer like me...so lets DREAM. I think we should go somewhere tropical. Just sit around! I'm getting old...need to rest my joints=0P I'll need a hip replacement before I know it! 
LOL! My daughter thinks we should go to Disney....something...anything! I've noticed that my ears are more like satellite dishes these day. How did everything get so...LOUD. I feel like the grandma in Sixteen Candles. Complaining the phone ringing too late at night. So, somewhere quiet is what I'm thinking. If we snorkle...now that's super quiet=0)
What plans do you have? Anything in Nantucket? Carribean? I'd love a suggestion!

Have a great day!

My other job....
X-Lets just drive all the way to New Jersey. There's a Six Flags there.
Me-We should fly to New York...then get a rental car.
X-Yeah...we will get our moneys worth for our season pass.
Me-True, but it's so humid there.
X-It's going to be fun!
Me-Yep, but I can't go on the roller coasters. Dad's your go-to person for that.
X-I think I almost have J's vote for the trip. Can I count on your vote.
Me-Uumm...not just yet. I'm still dreaming about what I want to do. 
Me-It's going to be fun either way. Trust me=0)
X-Ugggg(eye rolls)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sweets with your sweets

I hope that you are all having a great day.
It's April fools day, but I have no tricks up my sleeve today...darn.
Instead...I have a new watercolor that I've been working on. I was on Pinterest and I saw the cutest little bakery cart/car. I knew that I had to paint it. I mean...who doesn't like baked goods? I used Canson paper and Sennelier paints. The paper is cold pressed, so you can see it has a bumpy texture to it. I love this look, but some people do not. You can always pick something hot pressed, so it's smooth. I like to use all types, but it can make things challenging to control. Experiment=have fun with it. This watercolor took me a few days. I like to take breaks away from what ever I'm working on, so I can see it differently every time. Sometimes when you stare at it too long you miss the details. 
It also gives you time to have a lot of fun in your sketch book. I love to go back and forth. You can imagine how many flowers and butterflies are in my sketch book=0)

I hope you go enjoy a croissant outside today.
They are ZERO calories today.


My other job....
Me-It's Spring break. What do you want to do today?
X-Uhhhh....something fun. VIDEO GAMES.
Me- O  U  T  S  I  D  E
X-Don't make me go to Balboa Park again...PLEASE.
Me-Hahahaha...wanna just get in the car and see what we bump into?
X-That is just WAY too dangerous.

Friday, February 21, 2014

A little twinkle...

I have a little story to tell. It has a lot of things that girls like. Sparkle...accessories/jewelry...
and a butterfly=0) About twenty years ago I was walking around Nordstrom. I couldn't afford anything too fancy, but I loved just looking around. I worked in the mall, so it was super fun to listen to the piano player during my lunch hour. Yes...they had a piano player=0)
So one day I was looking around and a sparkle caught my eye. There were TONS of gorgeous butterfly hair clips/bobby pins on display. I thought I was going to die. The colors were just SOOO
beautiful and I had to have one. I wanted them all, but I could barely afford one. I ended up picking a gorgeous red butterfly clip by Tarina Tarantino and boy did I wear that hair clip. Even after all these years it still looks beautiful and I love to attach it to sweaters and sometimes in my hair. SO, the other day my daughter was looking at it and asking me where I got it and could she have it. I'm not so sure she wouldn't lose it in 2.5 seconds =0/ So, I thought I could just paint one for her room. And she seems to be happy with being able to look at it all the time. A little twinkle goes a long way around my house=0)

Have a great day,

My other job...
J-Ohhhhh....mama this is so pretty.
Me-Yes, it's beautiful.
J-Can I wear it in my hair?
Me-Not yet honey. Maybe when you are older. I don't think I'd be able to find another one.
Me-One day I promise to give it to you, so don't worry. How about I paint one for your room?
J-OH...oh...that's a good idea. 
J-Please do it right now. Can I watch?
Me-I have too much stuff to do right now, but I'll start soon.
J-awwwww. Don't forget mama. Don't paint other fashion stuff. Do mine first.
Me-I will honey.
J-PINKY PROMISE....please.

Friday, February 14, 2014


"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better...~Dr. Seuss

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Love is in the air.
I have been getting all my goodies in delivery position. All the glitter heart stickers have been added to large bars of chocolate=0)
I love the flowers everywhere and the excuse to give everyone chocolate LOVE and you won't get the..."I can't".
OHHHH.... we can and we will this 14th.
Use up ALL those hearts. Throw them in the air...whatever=0P


My other job....
Me-I've got a lot of stuff planned for Valentine's Day.
X-Ummm....what day is that on exactly.
Me-The 14th is on a Friday.
X-That's pizza night.
Me-Pizza is cancelled. How about something like....KING crab legs, red potatoes AND chocolate fondue.
X-I guess that will be okay.

Friday, January 31, 2014


Happy Friday=0)
Friends are a big part of my universe...if you haven't noticed. LOL.
You know all those inside jokes and just giving each other THE LOOK.
This week I was in bed and I woke up about four in the morning.
Anyways, this crazy memory popped into my head.
I burst out laughing!
My husband asked me if I was ok. LOL. I told him the crazy memory of one of my great friends that tickled a co-worker. Let me rewind a little. It was halloween and we were dressed up as hula girls. Our co-worker couldn't even look at us. He was not use to seeing girls with coconuts on. LOL.
SO....the funny part is that my friend tickled his sides and BOTH his knee caps crashed into the counter he was writing at. OMG...we all died laughing. He had to run outside because he couldn't control the laughter. So, that's what made me burst out laughing in the middle of the night. So crazy!
I then just started thinking about how many funny things we do at weddings...parties....etc.
This watercolor reminds me of all the crazy. LOL.
You can relate...right?

Have a great weekend,

My other job...
X-I don't feel so good.
Me-Oh no...you feel really hot. Lets go home and straight to bed.
X-This means I can't play minecraft today.
Me-Just relax in the car and we will see how you feel after you sleep a little.
Me-What? No...you're just sick.
Me-Okay...please just relax and lets not talk on the way home. Please don't think you are going to die. You just feel really yucky and your fever is really high.
X-This means J is going to get all your kisses today...WaaaaHHHHHH.
Me-I'll give you double as soon as you are better. Now p l e a s e  just relax quietly.
X-PLEASE just take me straight to the EMERGENCY ROOM.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Chill OUT

I'm hoping you had a great week. 
I just finished a new watercolor. I started doing yoga a few months ago... and you know what?
I feel as cool as a cucumber now=0)
Sometimes stress can get the best of us. YEP...me too!
Yoga has   r  e  a  l  l  y  helped me feel calmer.
I don't know what it is about it, but I know it just works.
So...if you haven't tried it before...GET ON THE BUS.
I promise you will smile a lot more=0)


My other job....
Me-Would you please go to bed already.
X-This is the only time I have to read.
Me-Come on...you were reading a lot after school.
X-Other stuff.
Me-I'll take that flash light...thank you.
X-I spent $20.00 on a book that my own mama won't let me read.
Me-Pick a better time. Your body needs to rest now.
X-UGH. TWENTY whole dollars.
Me-Tomorrow you can read to me 30 minutes before bed time.
X-I am such a problem solver.