Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Universal Studios

Last Friday we spent the afternoon at Universal Studios. We usually go to Islands of Adventure because that's where Jurasic Park, Spiderman and Seuss Landing are—the boys' favorites. This time I dragged the family through the Back Lots so I could take some fun pictures. Their reward was going to the Curious George Splash Park. They had a blast. And the grand finale was sharing a plate of "Enormous" chicken nachos at the Ale House. Yes, the plate was HUGE, but we ate every last bite!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My New Apron.

I consider myself pretty crafty, but there's one thing I've never been able to do and that's learn how to sew. Lucky for me, I don't have to! I have an ace in my back pocket— a very talented mother-in-law. She's an amazing seamstress! She sews strictly for fun. Every year she makes Halloween costumes for all her grands. She's made hoodie towels, curtains for my living room and precious little doll clothes for the girls. Her latest endeavor was for me! Aprons are back and they are not only functional (notice the pocket for my iPhone), but stylish too! Love the big green ric-rac. Thank you Candy.  I love my new apron!

If you don't have a Mother-in-law that sews, no worries! Check out these great aprons on Etsy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"myPANTONE" Cool iPhone App

If you are an interior designer, an artist, or graphic designer looking for some color inspiration, or you're just trying to figure out what color to paint your kitchen— this cool iPhone App is for you!

Let's say you just stumbled upon a picture of your dream kitchen online at cottage and vine  and you want to remodel your kitchen now! Nothing like immediate satisfaction with the myPantone App. Just save that "Dream Kitchen" image to your Photo Album and follow the prompts on the myPantone App. myPantone will extract the colors from the image and provide you with the perfect PMS color palette! You have the ability to change a color by simply scrolling your finger across the screen. So cool.

And if you want to take it a step further (Interior Designers and Fashion Gurus listen up), open a myPantone account (free) and share your palettes with your clients. Click here to see myPANTONE palettes. Color lovers rejoice!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ewe hooo loves ya Kaylee Rae!

22" x 28" Mixed Media Canvas
"ewe hooo loves you baby!"
Kaylee Rae, the only niece on my side of the family, has a newly decorated bedroom courtesy of her mother and her favorite Aunt, ewe know hooo! Kaylee had a traditional, pink, girly room before. Now, at age 7,  it's time for a change. She chose a fairytale forest theme. There is a life-size tree painted on her wall with mix-and-match fabric leaves. The owl painting will hang over her bed that has a cozy tree themed quilt from PBKids. And the neatest thing of all is that she was given my great grandmother's bedroom furniture—that would be her Great-Great Grandmother (Mamaw Reba 1892—1984). A lot of love went into that room!

Kaylee Rae, I just want you to know, "ewe know hooo loves you baby!" 


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