Friday, September 30, 2011

I have the Most Creative Customers....

I really do....they give me their ideas and together we create

see for yourself...

 Donna's enamel bowl by her kitchen sink...holds her soaps and sponges...

Linda's sign inspired by Ballards Pruvost sign...personalized!

 A gift from the bride to the wedding planner...with the bride's boquet duplicated by hand painted flowers, how sweet is that?

Did you see Tracie's Chicken Coop she built?

  Now it's has a sign!

Heading  to Dana's?  Bring a quarter or drip dry!

 Tony has dubbed his (gorgeous) home the
 Shady Bungalow...he'll be hanging his sign on the front porch.

 Liz is a bride "on the ball" the
wedding is next June and she'll be ready!
 Such a sweet customer!

 And Julie Ann is so creative and such a joy of a customer to paint for....her Christmas will be Red with lot's of Silver german glass it Julie Ann!!

They are a creative bunch aren't they?

 Then there's the customers that send me photos of my signs in their homes....


 Kara's French Bathroom.....ooh la la Kara!!

How cozy and warm is Diane's Guest Cottage? Love it!

That's some of this past month's custom signs...I realize it's been three weeks or so since I posted last~ that's a long time but September has been a doozy of a month here!
Let's just say I am
so thankful
for the worlds best customers who have kept me painting!!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

'tis the season of the Black Cat...

Welcome to
The Black Cat Cafe

Eat Drink and be Scary!!

 awesome vintage black acorn hooks...
hang your broom and hat!!

Looks like a fun place huh?

where is it you ask??

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Say Mmm!!

This may come as a big surprise to you, but it's true. I LOVE to cook.
 I do...I love to try new recipes, to try them out on unsuspecting guests and obligated-to-love-it family members (they're my favorite guniea pigs). 
 Last night I made Tyler Florences' Spahgetti alla Carbonara for the first was yummy! 
 Another five stars for Tyler!!

(okay, this is his photo, but mine looked just like it..I swear!)

 What I loathe about cooking the planning, shopping and yes, the cleaning up.
 I suppose I sound just like every other woman in the universe huh?

Then I discovered this site...

and wow, was I amazed!

Talk about simplifying life!
The whole site works by clicking and or copy/paste...what could be easier?

Here's what the site can do...
all for free!!

Meal planning - Easily plan meals by day, week, or month with an online calendar designed to work with your recipes and shopping lists.

Grocery lists - Simplify grocery lists with smart features that help you remember
 and organize the things you need to get.

Recipes - Save all your recipes (up to 100 free, more than 100 requires upgrading to Saymmm Plus at just 3.00/mo.) and meal ideas in one place, organize them as you like, and just click to use them in meal plans and shopping lists. should check it out. I've started using it and it has made the past week so much more stress free when it comes to meal planning and cooking. 
The only thing it doesn't take care of is the kitchen clean-up part....
oh well, I can't have it all!!