Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Painted Cat Challenge

My boys and I were reading a children's book called Chester today and the main character is a cat. We all just loved the pictures so we decided to try and paint our own cats. My 8 year old son painted the picture on the left and I painted the picture on the right. We just used the cheap little watercolor strips and I just love the way they turned out. I think I will try and spend the summer challenging them to create different pictures. I can't wait to see what they come up with

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gretchen Wilson is Coming to Deming Washington

I am so excited. We are getting Gretchen Wilson to play at the new amphitheatre in Deming, WA. The Nooksack River Casino is hosting the event and it should be so awesome. I will be working the beer garden so I get to see the concert for FREE. Here is a link to some of her videos
The concert is in July so if you are a Gretchen Wilson fan who lives in the northwest then you should definitely get some tickets for the show.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

1/2 Off my Entire Store of Greeting Cards

I am having a super sale at my handcrafted website and everything has been marked down 50%. I am hoping to make some room for my new creations. Stop by and take advantage of this great sale. Thanks

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Play! Play! Play and then Play some MORE!!!

I am having so much fun these days just playing. Playing with my kids, playing with my husband and playing with my friends. I have learned to slow down and just enjoy each day for what it is. Which to me at the moment is an reason to play. I have cut back on the time I spend at work and plan to play away the summer with my family. I know we are going to have so much fun.
It takes a lot to learn that everything doesn't have to get done at once. That the house doesn't have to be spotless. That everyone is really not counting on you to do everything. You don't really have to write something new on your blog everyday. That sometimes it is more fun to hop on your motorcycle and go for a ride instead of weed eating the yard. That if you only learn to laugh more then more people will be laughing along with you.

I read a quote once that said. "I don't regret the opportunities I have taken only the ones that I didn't take. So know I take every opportunity I can. " That seemed like a great way to think and that is the way that I look at the world. My husband says we are "What Next?" kind of people. Not the kind of people to live in the past, dwell on whats been done and relive our regrets. We are the kind of people who are wondering what we are going to experience next. I just love the way he thinks.

Wow, that was me feeling a little philosophical. Hope you enjoyed it.

Handmade Cigar Box Guitar

This awesome guitar is available at for only $75. I think it is just incredible and I wish I could hear it being played. I sure it would sound wonderful.