A day of rest. Sort of.

A day of rest. Sort of.

I took the day off from the store today!  My awesome dad works for me quite often (and my mom, too) so I can have a break.  Rather than getting all caught up on wholesale orders, I decided to go shopping.  I bought a few organizational things for the house.  I came home and played with Paisley for a bit, and went to get my brother’s dog to hang out with us (he owns All That and a Bag of Chips in Saugatuck, so he works all the time too).  Then I rearranged the living room and the mud room, and made it look all cozy for Fall.  (I resisted the urge to break out the Fall decorations, though.  That will have to wait until at least the first official day of Fall.)  I made a healthy dinner for the family (turkey meatloaf, sweet potatoes, and green beans).  Then I painted just for the fun of it.  Just tucked in the kids, and I’m procrastinating getting started on the pile of orders on the counter…. so I did a quick little blog post.  Here’s what I painted.  Not done yet!  I’ll have to pick up where I left off some other day when I feel like...
What Would You Do…

What Would You Do…

… if you knew you couldn’t fail?  This is a quote my rep, Sue Ross, wanted me to make last summer. I never got around to it.  Then last week, when I was reading old comments from the blog, I found one where she commented that this was one of her favorite ones for a sign. So I decided to make time this week to make a sign out of this...

All in a Golden Afternoon

all these flowers from our garden lately make me think of the alice in wonderland song “all in a golden afternoon.” just thought i’d share! I’m going to be experimenting with matted art prints for some of my paintings in the very near future....

My week in review

My sister sent me this link about cutting out processed food.  I was happy to see that I can still drink wine.   I’ve had a super busy week- because it was the last week of school.  We had picnics and field trips and summer birthday celebrations going on…  It made the week fly by.  Thursday, I went on a field trip to the Star of Saugatuck and we also went on a Saugatuck scavenger hunt.  It was fun to walk around and find things in town that I always noticed as a kid, but kind of forgot about now that I’m a grown up.  I always get sad around the last day of school for the kids.  It just means they are growing up too fast! I went out to water my hanging flower baskets on my front porch on Saturday, and a robin flew out of one of the baskets!  She was pretty MAD.  So I had Mike check out the basket to see if there was a nest in there… and look what we found!!!  I have never seen un-hatched robins’ eggs before.  They looked fake!  Mike ended up moving the nest to a tree, so we wouldn’t get attacked every time we were on the front porch. I finally got around to updating my wholesale catalog so it’s current (for now).  Seems like whenever I get bored, I make something new to add to it.   I can’t wait to have another chunk of time because I have a few more ideas in my head!  But it requires making a huge mess, and my kitchen...
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