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Share The Love Sunday: I Sell A Painting Celebration

Well, it’s Share The Love Sunday and I am celebrating because I sold one painting at the Harvest Festival yesterday. It wasn’t a crazy day of selling my work all over the place, but one sale was respectable considering the venue and my inexperience. I made enough to pay for the booth and have a tiny profit. I met some amazing vendors who were the nicest people in the whole wide world (seriously). I got my picture taken by two reporters who both made a joke about me “finger painting” (so maybe I’ll be in a newspaper or online news blog one day, somewhere out there). I also found out I do not particularly like sitting in a booth all day (it gets so boring) and that I don’t ever want to set up outside again. We had wind. Bad wind. My paintings were blowing all over the place and a few of them got a little dusty. It was a bit of a mess. Did I mention how nice the other vendors were? They kept helping me chase down watercolors that were blowing in the wind (I am forever grateful to plastic sheet covers too) and lending me things like push pins and moral support.

That moment when you realize an entire years worth of work can fit into one plastic tub that you bought on clearance at Wal-Mart…strange.

Over all, though, it was a good experience. I also received many positive compliments about my work and people seemed to enjoy looking at my paintings. That made me happy!

My booth at the Harvest festival.

Well, it’s that time of the week again (the end), where I share the things I read and loved this week:

Mommy Pride:

Banana Wheels writes about those moments where moms deserve fame or at least praise for their multitasking accomplishments in Friday Faves.

A Stop And Think Moment:

A Faded Ginger questions the way we use the word “judgmental” as an insult in Is Judgmental Really So bad?

Self-Shaming Memes (because people are funny):

Hallow Tree Ventures made me laugh at her take on the self-shaming meme bandwagon (she jumps right on) in her post: You Should Be Ashamed.


Ever try to buy a ticket to something on Ticketmaster? You will relate to this post, The Things We Do For Love by Life on Peanut Layne. Nothing makes you want to cry like the CAPTCHA on Ticketmaster…NOTHING!

For The Artsy Types:

I often use left over acrylic paint by smearing it all over tissue paper thinking maybe I will eventually use it in a college. Lisa Graham has another tip over at her blog Lisa Graham art: What to do With Left Over Acrylic Paint. Check out some of her other posts while you are there. She does some pretty cool stuff.

Well, another week has gone by. I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open. If you can’t relate, try manning an art booth, in the wind, for 9.5 hours, with a two-year old. Yeah, that’s what I thought….chickens!


I hope next week is wonderful. Go to bed early, Monday will be here before you know it.


Share The Love Sunday: Short Edition

It’s Share The Love Sunday…again. Is this starting to get old? Sunday just keeps happening. Every week! I can’t keep up. Anyway, this is going to be a short edition( because I haven’t read much this week). I don’t know what happened, but I think it had something to do with Twitter. I was so distracted this week that even Tiny-Small found herself in more trouble than usual. Last night I caught her brushing the dogs teeth with her toothbrush:


Counting Caballeros wrote “Waiting for Change” which is hilarious. Her son swallowed a penny. There are X-rays. Go check it out!

Life on Peanut Layne wrote, “Blog Fright.” If you have ever worried that you might end up a “one hit wonder” you have to check this one out. It’s so relatable!

Have you been to A Faded Ginger’s Blog? She is very funny. Her Sunday post has tips for taking pictures so you look like a movie star AND it has comics…a little bit of awesome. She also wrote about her knitting skills and how she would use them in the Apocalypse ( last Friday). She has a great sense of humor. It’s subtle so you wonder sometimes if she is serious or joking. This is my favorite kind of humor!

Go read “Ralph And Alice…Reincarnated” Over At My Brain On Kids. Let’s hope none of us end up like those two cranky married people!

That’s all I got. Peace out, Yo.


*Also, don’t forget to pop over to Live. Fight. Win. and donate some money. Or a Tweet. Or a Post. Do something! Help this man fight cancer. 


Share The Love Sunday: Sunshine Award Edition

It’s Share The Love Sunday! I got another award: The Sunshine Award. I think I got it for being happy and sunny, but that’s probably an exaggeration. I mean, you read my blog, I like to complain. A LOT. Anyway, I am so grateful to Happy Little Feet for nominating me. She’s the kind of mom I always dream of being. She makes her own baby wipes! (I can barely use the store-bought baby wipes correctly) She makes lotions and potions and delicious foods. I haunt her blog like a stalker. Like a boss. Like a hungry, desperate housewife. Anyway, she is amazing. Check her out. I truly lover her posts.
But….STOP THE PRESSES! Not only did Happy Little Feet award me the Sunshine Award, she also awarded me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I think she thought of me immediately because she knew I have sibling rivalry feelings (issues) towards her. She has culinary skills that defy me and she’s so much nicer and upbeat than I can ever dream to be. I sometimes wish I was one of her kids. What? You would too if you saw all of the food she makes (which you totally can if you visit her blog). Thank you awesome Mama Blogger!
Instead of Sharing mere blog posts I read and loved this week, I am going to share actual blogs I read and loved this week. I’m killing two birds (or three?) with one stone here. I’m doing it a few days late and a few dollars short too…it’s just been that kind of week you guys. You know what I’m talking about. The kind where you want to hide in bed and eat chocolate and cry instead of tackling your “to-do” list because it is written on toilet paper AND a mile long. It’s been one of THOSE weeks. Anyway, here you go!
The conditions of the Sunshine Award are to answer the eight questions below, and nominate 10 other awesome bloggers. The Questions:
      1. What is your favourite Christmas/festive movie? A Christmas Story because it makes me laugh and the dad reminds me of my dad (probably the swearing).
      2. What is your favourite flower? Marigolds, because I can actually grow them and they keep bugs off my tomato plants.
      3. What is your favourite non – alcoholic beverage? I drink half soda water half juice.
      4. What is your passion? Painting/writing/sleeping.
      5. What is your favourite time of year? Fall. It always feels like a new beginning to me which I know is crazy because Spring is new beginning time, but still…it’s when I feel like the year has new possibilities.
      6. What is your favourite time of day? Nap time (Sorry, Kid. It’s the screaming. When you outgrow the terrible Two’s my answer will change. I promise).
      7. What is your favourite physical activity? Does typing count? I used to love hiking, but that hasn’t happened in so very, very long. Gardening? Thinking about doing the Jillian Michaels work out videos? Ugh…I think I may be failing at this one.
      8. What is your favourite vacation? My fantasy vacation. The one where I am 22, tan, and rolling around on the beach while people bring me drinks. I have nowhere to be and no dishes to wash. Nobody calls my name and asks me to find something. I get to read a book.
10 Blogs I nominate for the SUNSHINE AWARD! Yay for fake tans and sunscreen (we do not want skin cancer or wrinkles):
10. Plucky Chicken Heart (Blog has been removed)
Here are the Rules For the Sisterhood Award:
1) Thank the blogger who gave you the award. (See Above)
2) Post 7 things about yourself. (See Below)
3) Pass the award on to 7 other deserving bloggers, letting them know they’ve been chosen. (See Above. Fight amongst yourselves over which award you want to receive, or do both, or none…it’s like choose your own adventure).
4) Include a logo of the award in your post. (See above)
7 Things About Me:
1. I got married on New Years Eve and sometimes still can’t remember the date when I have to write it down. (Some people call me a drifty-dreamer. I just think my brain has run out of room to store information).
2. I get sad at Christmas even though it’s my favorite holiday and I have a million Christmas decorations and make people go look at lights with me and buy too many presents and bake too many cookies and love everyone too much…still sadness.
3. I make my husband wear a Halloween costume because I love Halloween too.
4. I won an art award in 4th grade for my use of color and have wanted to be an artist ever since.
5. I could eat pasta every day until I die and never get tired of it.
6. Most of the jewelry I own was made by a Navajo artisan.
7, I bought a college dorm futon couch from Wal-Mart for our living room…because I can literally hose it off. (It’s terribly uncomfortable. The real couch is in my studio where the adults hang out).
Enjoy your Sunday reading. Go forth and spread sunshine and create sisterhoods!