Monday, April 19, 2010

A Few Happies...

I've been super busy lately, but that's how I like it!  

Little G was so excited to get a bulletin board & step stool from the Easter Bunny.  Isn't that thoughtful?!?
I can do many different sizes so e-mail or call if you have questions.  This is a 22"x35"

From what I hear, G loves her new step stool!  In case you were wondering, these were painted with gender neutral colors, with only the last name so future kids can use them, too. 

These two were painted for a Mississippi State Fan (obviously, ha!).  She liked my Louisiana Tech canvases & decided she needed them, but for her school.  Dusty was a student at Miss State for 6 weeks & then decided grad school wasn't really for him the day before I was supposed to move to there...which was also my sister's wedding day...it was chaotic.  I have fun telling the story of that weekend!  Maybe I'll share later...

If you've never been, Starkville is a cute little place (very similar to Ruston) & the Miss State campus is incredible.  I was really looking forward to living there, but if Dusty was moving home there was no way I was living there alone....even if I did have a fab job lined up!  I sometimes wonder how different our lives would be had he stayed...but everything happens for a reason!

How could I not add a picture of this handsome guy?!?  Yes, he is wearing the same outfit from the previous post, but hey, Sarah's getting her money's worth!

DS: "Wassup girl..."
Olivia: "Ugh...boys."

Pretty much everyone I know that has a blog, blogs about their kids.  Well I don't have any human kids yet, but these four-legged "kids" really keep us entertained.  By the way, at least once a week, someone tells me that they thought the "Inside Dogs" post was hilarious & I should mention the sweet pups more.  Don't really have any great Deuce & Suzy stories right this moment, but here are some pictures.  I thought these bushes were really pretty so I decided to take their "portraits" in front of them.

Suzy was up first.  One picture & I'm done with her...which is strange because usually she is the one that doesn't want to mind you!

Sweet Suzy

And now it's time for Deuce!  This didn't go so well!  He is a good listener, but if there is a ball anywhere close & you are preventing him from getting to it, he will be difficult (I was holding his ball hostage for the photo shoot).  So here are a few of the pictures I took of him.....

I think I caught him at the end of a bark...which is why there is slobber on the bottom of the lens.  And I didn't realize it until after the photo shoot so there is a blurry spit spot on all the pics!



This is when I started dangling a rawhide bone above the camera thinking he would sit still for .0013 seconds.

That didn't work...

Maybe I started to threaten him???

Maybe he understood me & I got a semi-good picture of him????

And then they were gone to devour the deliciousness that is a rawhide bone.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hey! Remember me?!?

As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder....

So, it's been a while.  Shame on me for not posting more often, but when Spring finally arrives, it seems like life gets busier & busier.

This was done for Emme Claire's first birthday party.  Her mom bought an owl birthday banner from Etsy & had me use the same owl on this canvas & frame which will later be in her nursery.  Her nursery is full of various shades of pink & green & is so cute!  I can't wait to see pictures of it when the canvas & frame are added.

(please excuse my baseboards...the magic eraser 
hasn't gotten to that part of the house yet!)

One of my best friends (Allison) has many, many best friends & one of them recently had her first baby.  Leslie & Cody welcomed Lila this past Friday & because she made her arrival early, I wasn't quite finished with her canvas.  I was able to get it to Allison on Easter, which was also the day Lila came home from the hospital.  This canvas was painted to coordinate the Delilah bedding from Cocalo Couture.

(If you can't tell from the pic below, the curtains & crib sheets are yellow with white polka-dots.....but as my hubby pointed out, it looks like an Easter egg, which is fitting since she came home on Easter Sunday!)

I'm working on a lot of other things right now so I'll have a lot more to post about in the coming weeks so stay tuned!!
On a personal note, our Easter was great!  We were able to see both of our families throughout the weekend, so it was nice not being rushed on Sunday.  

We spent Friday with my family.  Dusty caught some catfish that were about the same size as the baby.  David Scott didn't really know what was going on!

He had a lot of fun while we were perfecting this shot!

David Scott thinks Uncle Dusty is funny....funny looking!

After church on Sunday, we went to have lunch with Dusty's family.  I think this is the first "Easter picture" we have ever taken!


Dusty's niece & nephew were the only ones to hunt eggs, but they had fun.

Meet Grace aka Miss Priss.  I wanted to take her picture while she was hunting so I said "Hey Grace" & this is what I get...

Action shot of Levi

I told them to show off their eggs so Levi decides to wear his basket as a necklace...Who knows!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter as well!!