Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dada—Baby’s first word

So our youngest son has ALWAYS called his dad ‘DADA’ (pronounced: da-duh)

We are all hoping when Raedyn Jo gets here, she will learn to call her dad ‘Dada’ too.
So naturally,When I came across a book by Jimmy Fallon titled

Your Baby’s first word will be Dada
here’s a video on youtube… it’s hilarious!



Our son is a big Super Hero fan… 

So, When I found a cute chalk board type artwork on Pinterest… I copied it with my own twist. 


A nice blend of the two, wouldn’t you say?   (sorry for the reflection in the glass…)
Here is how I did it.   Dollar Tree frame …


I cut black foam core board the size to fit the frame…


I used these white paint pens to create my masterpiece!


I didn’t get the edges nice and straight on my core board… it was going in the frame… I did hit with an emory board to smooth away some of the rough though. Still it won’t be seen.  Anyway… it’s fast and inexpensive and cute little wall art for the baby’s room.  Something that says…  Dada!


‘Til Next time, (maybe a baby?) Due today FEB 6... !!!

Be blessed,

“Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.”  ~Job 17:9

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

All about Babies or Small ‘projects’


A few weeks back I mentioned one of two baby showers given for my DIL.  My daughter and I were able to attend the closest one… it was in Canton, at the Blackwell House! Beautiful museum and gathering site…

anyway, one of the ladies snapped this picture for me.  Liam attended too.  He was so good… 


Baby Raedyn isn’t here yet… but she is due anytime now!  My DIL looks like she is ready to POP!


This diaper bouquet adorned the table… isn’t it cute?!



I guess COOKIES are back for small parties now.  I remember when cookies were “the thing” when I was a girl.  Then fancy-smanchy cakes… and for a long time cup-cakes have been the way to go at ALL PARTIES.  But, look at these cookies… pure ARTISTRY!  (not knocking cup cake enthusists… at all!)

The 30th… the #Twincousins turned ONE year old!  Can you believe it?  No? Well neither can I!!!

Where did THAT year go?  I’m showing this invitation because I bought them off Etsy…  I bought them here… @


twin cousin party invite

Great work! Great quality! Great correspondance and directions… and great price, too!  Check her out if you need invites!  I get nothing for telling you about her work, I just liked them and wanted to share it with you. Winking smile 

Last (well almost last) Baby item on the list…  updates… and progress on the boys… Sebastyan is on the left… His hair gets redder by the day!  He started walking the last week before turning 1.  Liam… with slightly less red hair- has been walking since the last week of 2015, right after Christmas! They are so big and they LOVE each other.  They swap germs daily.  They come here on the same days… along with Vince and Haiden… it’s the Marx Bros. A DAY AT THE RACES most days!


… and now the really LAST BIT OF NEWS… one of the twin-cousins is going to be a big brother!!! Yes! it’s true…



It’s Liam… and Weston and Easton… they want a sister.  We have to wait and see.

‘Til next time- (at the rate I’m posting, Son and DIL may be first time parents by then)

Be blessed, and hug your babies!



“Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.”  ~Job 17:9

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Just Because You PINNED it Doesn’t make it True—and ART


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artisit once he grows up.” 

I was all set  to write this post and include this quote—but like a good student, I decided to make sure I was attributing the right artist… so pardon me, while I  share the significance of “do not believe everything you hear, or read on the internet”

This quote is said to be by the artist, Pablo Picasso. (sadly, there isn’t one detailed attribution of this anywhere on the internet… INCLUDING PINTEREST!!). Quote Investigator

It’s even more sad, I first read this quote after it was given to me by my Art Appreciation teacher… another post, for another time.

It makes for great subway art or decorative print out, though…

…AND the quote has a definite truth to it.  I think we all start out with an unleashed passion for creating, for big ideas, and the passion for make believe.  Once we reach a certain age though, —that spark is snuffed out by a stinky ol’ damp rag before it becomes raging flames!


If you’re like me--

you don’t begin to fiddle with ART again until you become a grand mother and the best audience loves all your art work, no matter what you draw for them. There are no inhibitions when you are drawing and creating for the Littles!

These are the drawings I made for the nursery for our currently expected grand daughter. (about 2 weeks left before her arrival)!!!

Her momma wants BAMBI to adorn the walls and bed covers.




Her other grandma is making bedding, curtains and such with BAMBI.  So I drew these.

Imagine them in sleek black frames, please. I forgot to take a picture after they were framed. 

I’m making a couple more pieces of artwork… a quote, from the movie. And a crocheted ensemble.

In the mean time… I apparently haven’t figured out how to do all that I’m doing, take classes AND make time for blogging.  I’ll just post when I can. Currently, that seems to be about one time a week! 

Thanks for hanging out with me.

‘Til next time, be blessed!



“Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.”  ~Job 17:9