Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Abstract Art

I've been away for so long!  I'm so glad I have something fun to post today.  We moved to a new home a couple months ago, so I've been working on DIY home type projects.  Today I finished my abstract art.

I literally just finished about 30 mins ago.  I can't wait for it to dry so I can hang it up.  This was inspired/guided by Style Me Pretty.  Their version is a bit lighter in color....I'm still learning to mix colors to get it exactly what I want.  And I'm very heavy handed with the paint and with movement. Here's my work in progress:

I learned that I like using a spoon to dollop the paint on and spread it around.  So there it is.  Supplies cost me approx. $80.  But I have paint brushes now for future projects and a lot of paint colors left to play around with on my next painting.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Day

This year and possibly for many more years to come, we're giving Bella's teachers at school red nail polish with the personalized photo card above.  The banner and text was added using 

For her classmates, we're attaching Valentine themed pencils to this super cute "You A-Maze Me!" freebie download from

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Corn Salad

I made this for a dinner side tonight.  I used 2 ears of corn, a medium tomato, 1/4 cucumber, 1 cup edamame.  Toss with olive oil, salt, lemon pepper and juice of 1/2 lemon.  Serve chilled. 
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Veggie Salad

On a warm summer day, a cold rosemary garlic roast veggie salad is a crowd pleaser.  Simply slice your veggies of choice.  Toss with fresh rosemary, minced garlic and roast in the oven at 500 degrees for 15-20 mins on a baking sheet.  Serve chilled. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Custom Photocards

I made these for all occasion use!

5x7 Folded Card
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Scallop Dinner

I bought some scallops from Farmers Market a couple weeks ago.  I've always been intimidated with cooking scallops.  My sister told me a while back that they're super easy to prepare so she never orders it at restaurants anymore.  Prompted by my sister's claim, I gave it a go.  The vendor told me no more than 4 mins total, 2 mins on each side.  He suggested cooking in the pan with butter and white wine.  I added an orange glaze I made with orange juice.  It was yummy.

Sauteed mushrooms with just a little bit of olive oil and oyster sauce for flavor.

Brussels sprouts were microwaved for 2 1/2 mins covered with a little water and balsamic vinegar.
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