Tuesday, August 30, 2011


We painted fall wall hangings yesterday in paint class and I just love the way they turned out.   

I am so ready for some Fall weather! In fact Fall weather all year round would be awesome!
Anyway....back to our banner.  They are hung with a wooden plaque that reads Give Thanks!

I truly have soooo much to be thankful for and am blessed beyond measure! I have a beautiful family, wonderful friends, a passion for painting and creating and well you know life is truly awesome!
I could go on and on with a list of things that I'm thankful for but I'll keep it short -
I'm thankful for my mother-in-love who just celebrated her birthday on Sunday (Happy Birthday Oma)! Not only do I like her I love her ~ she is one amazing lady!











Hope you have a blessed day and don't forget to GIVE THANKS for all you have!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ornaments Class ~ 2011

We had a blast yesterday painting ornaments! Hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner!  I managed to get a picture at the a.m. class but completely forgot at the evening class - urgh!!

So in the a.m. we had Mary, Sue, Barb, Glo, Jenny, Kim, Sandi, Patti, Sherry, Roz and Patty (all pictured below) and in the evening class ~ Ellen, Ann, Monica, Sharon, Lisa and Toni. Really bugs me that I didn't get a picture of them with their gorgeous ornaments!

Here is what we created in class

Ornament Jewelry

Have a great weekend! Hoping that all of you in the path of Hurricane Irene are SAFE! and have little to NO damage from the storm!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Savannah Georgia
This past weekend we had a short family getaway to Savannah - about a 3 hour drive southeast for us and we had the most amazing time!
This is what greeted us Friday a.m. - what a gorgeous sunrise last Friday. The sun rays were just spearing through the clouds and the prettiest pinks and purples in the sky were breathtaking.

Savannah Dan was our tour guide - he was fabulous in his searsucker suit and bow tie. We really feel like we learned a lot about the true history of Savannah plus he's a bit of a comedian so he was entertaining as well.  He certainly is used to the weather because we were all dripping with sweat after walking for over 2 hours and I don't think I saw one sweat bead on his forehead. 
Highly recommend Savannah Dan as a tour guide if you ever visit Savannah and want a tour!

After our morning walking tour of the city we ate lunch at the highly recommended The Olde Pink House.  The food was incredible  - the house gorgeous - and the service spot on! 

Just loved these kerosene lamps all over the city!

Juliette Low residence - she was the founder of the Girl Scouts - our tour guide kept calling this Girl Scout Mecca! lol

Loved all these older homes - the trees covered with moss and just the quaint ombience of the city!

One of the many cemetaries in the city. We were going to go on a ghost tour after dinner on Saturday but it poured like crazy so we went back to the hotel after our amazing dinner  The Chart House!

Owens-Thomas house - got to take a tour inside but unfortunately no photos allowed. Beautiful inside & out!

Leopolds Ice Cream shop - highy recommend!! Great history and yummy ice cream!

Down on the river ~ loved all the shops and art!

Sunday we went over to Tybee island and were all amazing to see this tanker carrying all these containers! Crazy full!

Then our last stop before heading home - Ft. Pulaski
Gorgeous and picturesque is all I can say. Thought the boys would be a bit bored looking around but they really enjoyed it and seeing the canons being shot.

So enjoyed our trip to Savannah and we certainly plan to go back when we have more time to see more of this amazing and beautiful city! Even the boys commented how they wanted to go back because they enjoyed it so much!

Have a great week!