Saturday, December 8, 2012


Through some technical difficulties the past few attempts at posting I am pleased to announce that the winner of my "Free Art Giveaway" contest has been chosen! The winner will have her pick of one my original art pieces pictured below!
The tradition that was most like what Paul and I want to do is... drum roll please... ELF ON THE SHELF!!! Congratulations Laura you are the lucky winner of one of the pieces above! Just let me know which you would like to add to your home and I will be sure to get it to you.

Thank you all for your submissions, we truly enjoyed reading every one of them and loved hearing what kinds of traditions you keep with your family! Keep watching my blog for there may come a time for another giveaway!!!

Hugs & <3's

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Additional Discounts!!!

Just in time for Christmas!
I am offering an additional 10% off my already reduced prices from now until Christmas. This is the place to come for anyone on your list that LOVES one of a kind gifts! You shop with me and you will most assuredly be labeled the BEST gift giver of all time, that's a guarantee. And who would not like that label?

So hurry and shop... you don't want someone else getting the paintings you want!

Hugs & <3's

P.S- DON'T FORGET to visit my post from November 19th for a chance to win a FREE art piece!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Has it really been a year?

Time flies when you are with the one you love!
I am surely no Hallmark card writer but I know what my heart feels, can't help if it sounds like a card. <3
My heart is filled with so much love for my Mr. Handsome that I can hardly hold it in sometimes. The day we said "I do" was just the beginning of a spectacular life together. We have shared our hearts, moved three times, preparing for a growing family, struggled through financial issues, grown closer to the Lord together and separately, and laughed tons! Who knew so much could happen in just one year?
Come see a glimpse as to what our year has looked like! Click to see our year at a glance!

My dearest Paul,
"I do". Those were the two best words I have ever heard from you, my warrior. You made my dreams come true that day and continue to do so each and everyday since. You are the man I prayed for and have always dreamt of. No matter what struggles we are facing, or will face, I know without a shadow of a doubt that I would not want to go through them with anyone but you. Thank you for your love, your patience, your heart, your laughter, your smile, and your kisses! I will never grow tired of them. LOVE YOU TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!

Hugs & <3's

**Quick Note**
Blogspot is a free blogging community but in order to continue posting as many pictures on here as I would love to I have to pay per month. Unfortunately I can not do that right now so please visit my links to continue getting a glimpse at my art, life, and loves!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What addiction did you have???

I think it is safe for me to outwardly admit to all of you that this pregnancy I have had a slight exceptional (ok maybe a little more than a slight) addiction with Starbucks. It's really a love/hate relationship. My taste buds LOVE it but my waistline HATES it (the waistline not from little Paysen).
I have even begun to work towards becoming a Gold Card Member! Who am I? Oh wait... I know... silly me. I am becoming my mom!
Guess that's not so bad right? She is a pretty wonderful person to take after!

Here is to our addiction Mom and may Paysen not come out screaming for Starbucks!!!

Anyone else have crazy addictions throughout their pregnancy they care to share??? Don't be shy!

Hugs & <3's

Monday, November 19, 2012


With my growing family I am wanting to create Thanksgiving/Christmas traditions that will last forever and be something we all look forward to. I have dug through all sorts of traditions online but nothing has JUMPED out at me yet, this is where you guys come in. I am asking each and every one of you to leave me a note with a tradition that you guys have either been doing with your families or one you have heard of and love. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST will be the deadline for this giveaway. At that point Mr. Handsome and I will go through each comment and pick the one we love the most for our family!
What is the giveaway you may ask? Here is the good part... for you! I am giving away one of my very own paintings! That is right... you will WIN a one of a kind painting by yours truly. This comes just in time for Christmas! Use the painting for your own home or give it away to your absolute favorite person.

*** I have only ONE person so far who has taken me up on this giveaway!!!***
(the full post was from last week... you can check it out if you'd like)

Hugs & <3's

Friday, November 16, 2012

Feeling like a Fashionista!

Ever have those days where you just have a little extra hop in your step cause you KNOW you look good today? I am here to proudly proclaim... TODAY is that day for me! I am feeling on top of the world, nobody can bring me down today!

Let me break it down for you:

Life... here I COME!

Just adore this Fossil necklace and pair it with EVERYTHING!

Love having some of nanny with me! (her old scarf clip)

My first child (4 legged or not, he is still my child) loves being involved in everything!

What kind of days make you feel like you can conquer the world? Share some stories with us all!
Hugs & <3's

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Come to me..." Matthew 11:28

Matthew 11:28-30 (NASB)

28 Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
What better place to leave your worries behind than the beach? I know that whenever I get a chance to be in awe of God's vastness, at the beach, I feel at rest. Don't think you have to do it ALL yourself. You have a Heavenly Father that is ready and waiting for you to come to Him, take advantage of that.

This time of year can cause stress on some of you, but don't let it. This is a season of thankfulness for ALL that we are blessed with, and it all comes from God. He wants nothing more than for you to come to Him when times start to get stressful and you feel like you have nobody else to lean on.
Just like a father holds up his child... all the more our Heavenly Father holds us up!

Hugs & <3's