Sunday, December 20, 2009

Amazing Etsy Artist --

Another shop that I find beautiful is The artist also has a blog at The works are unique and evoke lots of emotion which is something that always draws me to pieces. My favorite would have to be "Pole Orange" just for the pop of color that has been added to the vintage looking image. I also really enjoy "Souvenirs" for the soft colors and the simple beauty of the flowers. There are lots of other nice works at the shop, so please take a look. "Souvenirs"
"Pole Orange"

Amazing Etsy Artist --

The work in is a very nice shop that I stumbled across recently. The artist also has a website at and a blog at Her work is playful and unique. I especially enjoy her "Painted Ladies" series because of the imagination behind the compositions. Please check out her shop and see if there's something you'd like to decorate your house with. "Momentary Dream"

"Birds of a Feather"

Amazing Etsy Photographers --

Sorry it's been awhile since I've written, my daughter has been taking up most of my time. She's wonderful, and I tend to give up everything else and sit and love on her quite a bit. In order to start things back up again let's take a look at The photographs in his shop are diverse and very appealing. My favorite would have to be "We'll be fine here" because it reminds me of a dream with the darkened edges. Like you're seeing something straight out of his mind. Plus, the image itself fits in my life with the nice open pasture and the cattle. I also really like "Elephant Wishes" because you know there's a neat story about when and where that photo was taken. Please take a moment and look at his shop. There are also wooden toys and signs available there too. "We'll be fine here"

Monday, December 14, 2009

A bit of a family favor...

My cousin has helped created an e-book that fits in the theme of this blog. As you've read one of my goals is to bake a loaf of bread and although the book I'm talking about has to do with a bread machine the concept of bread making is there. So, with that, I'm going to put a shameless plug in for his website It sounds like a wonderful book that helps you to make the most of your bread machine with lots of recipes to try. You should check out the site if only to look at the free samples and if you like what you see, then buy the book. If you mention that you heard about it from this blog that'd be great too.

Oh and I'll be gone for a few days--I'm heading to Johnson County to visit with my grandpa and taking the little business partner with me. This will be her first real trip away from home, so wish us luck and for a safe return.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Amazing Etsy Artist --

The shop is a wonderful collection of original paintings. The beautiful use of color and texture is what drew me to explore the shop. My favorite is "Abstract Landscape 2" which recently sold. I enjoyed the mostly muted canvas with the bright blips of color. The other two pieces that I've chosen to feature are also beautiful, but carry the bright color through the whole canvas which is also rather lovely. The artist has a website at if you'd like to take a look. "Reflections in a Pond"

"Cloudy Sky"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I can't believe it's December already.

I took this photo at dawn a couple of years ago
It doesn't seem possible that it's already the end of fall and winter is on its way--it was twenty-nine degrees this morning which doesn't make a girl want to rush out and feed the livestock let me tell you. I don't get to stay outside very long because Joelee isn't a big fan of being left alone. She's got a bit of a stuffy nose, so she's clingy today (actually she's sound asleep on my chest).
Thanksgiving was very good--lots of great food, and family from out of town. I haven't been near a computer to post anything, but I'll do better this week. I made a really tasty "Sweet Potato Bake" from a Farm Chicks recipe that I tweaked by adding ginger and honey. I'm going to try making "Pumpkin Flan" from a Martha Stewart recipe when I go visit my folks up north.
I've got another batch of etsy artists to feature, so check back for those.