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Happy Donut Day!

National Donut Day 2011!!

Yes folks, today is National Donut Day in America! It's true! National Donut Day was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during WWI.

So, who am I to scoff at such a renowned holiday with such noble beginnings? No, I will embr…

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Flexibility and Frogs

As I sit here on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon, I'm reflecting on yet another week that has flown by, and the word that keeps going through my head is "Flexibility". It is definitely a word that applies to my week...hang in there, it's a bit of a long story....

After visiting with my Mother-in-Law a…

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Another Week Gone: The Recap

Hey y'all! Another week has flown by and I haven't stopped to blog about all that's going on. It's late, so I'll boil my recap down to bullet points:
  • My mother-in-law fell and fractured her pelvis and hip this past Sunday the 8th (Mother's Day, bless her heart). She had surgery and is doing remarkabl…

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Round Top Report (Part 2): Shopping

Hello again friends! As promised, here's part two of my Round Top Report; The Goods!  I'll tell you upfront that a) we didn't go to tons of places, it was hot and we were'nt really shopping, just looking, and b) even though we only went to a few places, I STILL have tons of photos. I'll keep my comm…

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Featured at Launch Your Creativity!

I'm am so excited to let you know that sweet Sharon Hughes, the woman behind Launch Your Creativity (and Pansy Cottage & Garden), has featured me and the story of my artistic journey on the Launch Your Creativity blog today! What an honor - thank you Sharon!!

Launch Your Creativity was started by Sh…

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Cherry Pickin'!

Don't hate me...Garage Sale this morning - CUTE Kate Spade Cherry Purse - 50 cents!
(you can click the Kate Spade link above to see how expensive her handbags are!)
I haven't been pickin' in earnest for quite a while now. After our last flea market show at Winnie in November and the wedding I styl…

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I'm the lucky one...

...to have friends like you!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Designing Woman

Good morning friends! I have been glued to my computer screen for the last two weeks or so designing seasonal illustration collections for submission to potential licensees. This sweet little momma bird and baby bird are part of a vintage linen-inspired Mother's Day collection. Hopefully these desig…

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Valentine Paper Bag Journal Tutorial!

I'm so happy to be able to share this simple Valentine Paper Bag Journal project with you and show you the step by step instructions! It's really simple and VERY versatile...you can use any combination of papers, trims, and embellishments...whatever suits your fancy!
(BTW, I am in no way the inventor…

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Oh so close...

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The "Very Valentine Variety" Kit is so very close to being done! All of the individual elements (over 30 total), plus the six printables and six background papers you see above will all be included!! (BTW, I stood outside in 20 degrees to take the photo in sunlight...that's h…

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Of Weddings and Watercolors

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I am so happy to finally be able to share a few photos of the ongoing wedding preparations. We are just over a week away from the wedding and we are in high gear...and loving every minute of it!! The pictures today are of the ADORABLE crocheted brooches that my friend Con…

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Crunch Time

Yep, it's crunch time all right. It's less than two weeks until our show at Larry's Old Time Trade Days in Winnie, Texas. I've consumed every can of Rustoleum Heirloom White in 3 counties, I've burnt every finger on both hands with the glue gun, and I've breathed enough E-6000 fumes to kill what pre…

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50 by Fifty: Busy Days

Yep, it's been a busy week to be sure...I blew right past 50 by Fifty "Friday", although, I am happy to report that I am back on track and have lost 2 more pounds this past week for a total of 9.1 pounds in 8 weeks! All I can attribute the loss to is simply sticking with writing down what I eat and …

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Illustration Friday: Fearless

This little mouse is indeed fearless...scroll down to see why...
She has put her trust completely in the Lord, not in her own strength...

"Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place…

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Interview with Illustrator Sandra Boynton

The second you see the critters Sandra Boynton creates, you'll say, "Oh yeah, I LOVE her cards (books, etc)!!!" This is a lovely, fascinating interview from CBS Sunday Morning...Sandra Boynton is a hoot!! Thanks to Paula Becker, who tweeted about this on Sunday...I would have never seen it otherwi…

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Shopkeeping Update: Busy Week!

Hello friends! Sorry to have been away for a week...but after our bust at Canton, we have more than made up for it in the past week with some great local junking, glorious weather (perfect for furniture painting and lots of garage sales), and lots of prep work for new items to go in the shop. It was…

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The Cat's Pajamas!

Well friends, I am delighted to announce that "The Cat's Pajamas", my latest digital clip art kit is now available for purchase in my Just Bee 'n Me Digital Boutique!! Loaded with cute kitty goodness and lots of girly sleepover fun, this is the perfect kit for enhancing slumber party scrapbook memor…

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