Sep 29, 2015

I was recently asked by Miranda Edwards of Swoon Studio to participate in donating a work of art to her new pop-up baby shop "Tend Baby" located on instagram. 100% of the proceeds from all the items go to children in need.  I'm happy and grateful for this opportunity to participate in such a great cause. 

Below are all my sketches for my new "Dear You" print that I am submitting to Tend Baby's pop-up. 
The final design landed on the phrase "Dear You, keep me warm, toasty & dry!" This is a fun print to welcome the come fall & winter season... and it comes in 6 color ways.  Also, the little flowers growing on the tips of Deer's antlers... yep, there is a story behind that. :) stay tuned!

"Dear You" print in 6 color ways - available soon through Tend Baby. :)

Sep 24, 2015

I've been off the blogging scene for almost a year now and since then, i've almost forgotten how to do a blog post. I'm 34 years old and it was back in 2005 [10 years ago!] that I started blogging. My first blog was called Cocoon...anyone remember it? ....crickets... ;-p Well, after 3 years on that blog I accidentally deleted it while messing around with html...this is why you always back up your blog before doing anything...I learned the hard way, had an emotional breakdown that had me crying on and off for 3 months. The crying was over the fact that I had diligently documented so much of my life, my crafting, my diy-ing, my two yorkies!! and my early years living in NYC. It was the beginning of blogging and I had swapped my actually journal writing for digital writing. Anyways, after pulling myself together and figuring out a new blog name, I got back on the band wagon [my fav. wagon] and started blogging the nights and days away.  

In a nutshell, I've neglected blogging this past year due to a neighbor we had back in Utah that started stalking me on and offline... nothing serious enough that I would call the cops on...but it was getting to a point where that may have been the next step. Luckily some of our other neighbors worked to get this man [in his 50's] kicked out of his Dad's house along with a restraining order for our block. So even though this guy had moved out of the neighborhood...blogging at the time had put a pit in my stomach and had made me even a little paranoid. With all that said and explained, i'm looking forward to sharing regular tidbits of my life on here again. 

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Last week I was in a real funk [I'll spare the details] and I posted about in on Instagram asking for anyone's movie favs. that help them get out of their funks... So many great movies were suggested, many of which are my absolute favs. many that I have forgotten about and a few that I've never heard of. This had me thinking this past week about how I should make a top 100 fav. movie list for myself...so when I am having the blues again, I can just whip out my list and veg. out.  I compiled a list of 100 of my favorite movies...and after I finished it, I remembered 25+ more movies...so I guess this is going to be 100 movies pt. 1?  Either way, I am sharing it with you - I hope you like it...and if there any not mentioned on the list that I have forgotten PLEASE comment below saying so. ;-p

But first. Below are pics of my favorite leading ladies! You may have noticed that I specifically chose images of these women during the 80's and 90's... two decades that I believe put out some of the greatest movies ever. I not only love these women for their acting abilities, but they are also my go-to's for fashion, hair and make-up inspiration. They are timeless and simply understated. I'm not going to list the names of these women, you should know them on your own! ha! However, there may be one face on here that isn't familiar. The bottom left corner is a pic of Nora Ephron, one of the best writers and directors to have ever lived! I love her vibe, her aesthetic, and her humor... this is incredibly odd...but it is weird to miss someone you've never met? :/ Because I miss her. One of my dreams/goals that started when I was 18 was to meet Nora Ephron... and when she passed away from Leukemia a few years ago...I cried. :[  Watch her films, get to know this amazing woman. 

Here's the list! I broke it down into 4 categories. I know that tv doesn't count as film...BUT I wanted to add that considering how often I re-watch those programs... the "dudes" category is movies that I think guys wouldn't have an issue watching. My husband watches lots of chick flicks with me, but when he is choosing...that category most likely isn't on his radar. ;) 

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For fun, I thought I would share the comments left from people on my IG post from last week, not only helpful for me to reference and print out...but maybe you might appreciate this too? :) 
All the titles highlighted in Purple mean they were mentioned more than once.

@lacihill:Bridget Jones Diary   @Shoptaak:While You Were Sleeping  @thereadingninja:  Clueless
@megsmithshyfawn:  docu. on IRIS [Amazon]  @ninaandjune:  #oneofthosedays 
@texbex31:  Amelie "washes away blues"  @thenewviewography:  That Thing You Do
@kristinlafontaine:  Back to the Future Trilogy, The Man Who Knew Too Little *handfuls of Andes Mints @thealisonshow:  Marie Antoinette, The Waitress, Assassin In Love,  Wild Target
@amccaw:  Moone Boy  @123fromage:  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [killer soundtrack] 
@gothicrasta: It's a Beautiful Life  @chezchirdon: Love Actually  @instantlychristi: The Waitress
@hollygetsquilty: About Time  @Spenwigg: Goonies, Breakfast Club, Better Off Dead, Moone Boy, Keeping Up Appearances, Vicar of Dibley, Faulty Towers  @goldteef:  Amelie
@aubreye26: Fried Green Tomatoes, Steel Magnolias, Amelie, Shaun of the Dead, Oh Deer, This is the End  @elletrain: Little Women, Love Actually  @lindseycernuda: Pretty In Pink 
@stories_like_grapes: Breakfast at Tiffanys, It's a Wonderful Life  @delphistar: Amelie, Ponyo
@lovely_lindsay : Far from the Madding Crowd  @juliewalker: Enchanted April
@ashleysager: anything John Hughes @melanie_tanusetianwan: The Book of Life
@kapmartin: Beauty and the Beast, You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally
@swankyjems: Pretty Woman, How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days, Runaway Bride
@jliening: Shop Around the Corner @carriedrier: funny youtube videos "Downtown" by Macklemore, The History of Rap by Jimmy Fallon & The Baby Playing Hide and Go Seek with w/ a Gorilla *and a dirty chai & blueberry scone  @Lindseymminor: Jeff who lives at home [Netflix]
@elizabetholwen: Bridesmaids @thebagrys: Amelie, The Princess Bride  @Silvialakahillo: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,  La Science des reves,  "Michel Gondry"  
@calllindy: Listen to "Where can I turn for Peace?"  "Home" Edward SHarpe & the Magnetic Zeros "The Big Year" and then book tickets to NZ to visit Lindy! :[)  @Jessicarebelom: About Time
@jjjames84:  Calamity Jane/and Doris Day! @hettie_wheeldon: The Big Lebowski, Vicar of Dibley, Geraldine  @thereisnotasound: The History of Future Folk  @lindseystu: any Mel Brooks Movies esp. The Producers, You've Got Mail  @moselnmoose: #goonies #northsore #pointbreak #groundhogday  @aliciaface_ :  Tango, Pitch Perfect, any Disney movie   @onehappymess_:  Amelie, The Grand Budapest Hotel,  Julie & Julia, Ratatouille, Under The Tuscan Sun, Anchorman  @uncommonhandmade: 13 Going on 30  @charlottesmithbeck: Cold Comfort Farm 
@mikobowen: The Little Princess  @molliemahon: just binge watch Bobs Burgers  @elisethemoore: Rushmoore, I Heart Huckabees  @melaniebohn: Jimmy Fallon bits on youtube, lypsync w/ WIll Farrell or Ellen and any of the "EW!" series etc. 

Dec 13, 2014

If you have purchased an Heirloom blanket for Christmas, or a birthday, or special day coming up and due to the lead time it won't arrive for that day... well I have made these images just in case you would like to print it out and use it as a card to give to your loved one... :)  just click on one of the images...it will open up in a new window, drag that image to your desktop and print out...or take to a local printer for it to be even fancier...don't forget to ask to have it printed on 100 lb. paper! 

xo Happy Holidays everyone... 

Dec 10, 2014

Today's painting up for grabs: "Have I done any good?"

This is one of my very very favorite young reader books. 
What is the name of this book? 

First person with the correct answer ON MY INSTAGRAM [please do not comment on here] 
wins. :] xo 

To win yesterday's painting [seen on my instagram today - "new boots" ] tell me who this is a picture of? First person with the correct answer ON MY INSTAGRAM [please don't answer here] wins. good luck! ;] 

Dec 8, 2014

Today's painting up for grabs!!

See the correlation? ;-[)

Joy Choi of ohjoy.com  was so sweet to use our Heirloom Bear Blanket in her recent 
video "dressing the bump" - I don't have kids, so I don't know anything about dressing a bump, but after watching her video [below] I learned a handful of things that actually got me excited for when I have a baby someday annnd now I want to make stylish maternity tops! Annnyways, I love this video, I hope you guys do to, and share it with your family and friends who are new moms to be, I've got a couple on my list...okay that's a lie, I live in UTAH people, I have about 300 on my list! ;-p 

To win this painting below, please answer these 3 questions:

+ answers can be found in Joy's video + 

1. Where are baby Coco's black floral leggings from?

2. What chocolate bar brand is Joy holding?

3. Who made the video? 

+ first person to answer all 3 correct answers on my instagram wins! 

:) xo 

Dec 3, 2014

Today's painting up for grabs! 
I'm liking this one a lot... I call it "Red Pines in the North Winnie Mountains"

To win today's painting over on my instagram, please answer these 3 questions:

1. What group of people do these AWESOME mittens belong too?  hint: similar to my ex-husband's last name... which I still go by legally and need to FREAKING CHANGE!! :/ sorry for the rant. 

2. Name this women's baseball team

3. What is the name of this sport?

First person to answer all 3 correctly wins...good luck!! :-[) 

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