I finished a couple more pretty pumpkins this weekend and wanted to share them. The top one is for newlywed Holly Elkins Luna. It has a chocolate brown background and she requested black accents for a more elegant look. I think she was right!
Angela Bond is a newlywed and wanted something with their family name for their home. She liked the stripes and the colors on the blog, so I used that as the inspiration for this canvas. I think it looks so pretty with this wide satin ribbon.
This beautiful monogram belongs to Mileah Knowles. She asked for navy blue, sky blue, and left the rest up to me! I fell in love with this very intricate font when I did the "S" version a while back.
My kitchen is navy blue and yellow, and let me tell you, this canvas looked pretty in there for the pictures! I am going to have to sit some time aside and do one for myself.
"Miss Erika" Knowles is a Lady Vols fan. When her sister ordered this canvas for her birthday gift, she wanted the colors to show that. Usually for a UT canvas, I only get asked to use the orange and white. I was excited when Mileah asked me to be sure to include the light blue.
It is topped off with light blue sheer and orange gingham ribbon. This will look really cute in her classroom!
Posted by Brandie at 6:04 PM
When I got to work this morning, I had received the hilarious email from one of the bright, funny women I work with, Teresa Walker. I just had to share!! I think all women can relate to at least a few of these. Have a wonderful day!
Q & A & MORE!
Q: Should I have a baby after 35? A: No, 35 children is enough.
Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move? A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.
Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex? A: Childbirth.
Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?
Q: When is the best time to get an epidural? A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.
Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything to you.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth? A: Yes, pregnancy.
Q : Do I have to have a baby shower? A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.
Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.
9 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE ESTROGEN ISSUES
1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You 're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: 'How's my driving-call 1- 800-'.
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from 'outer space.'
8. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
9. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.
TOP TEN THINGS ONLY WOMEN UNDERSTAND
10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
AND, the Number One thing only women understand: 1. OTHER WOMEN
I love all of the bright, funny women I know and wanted to make their day . WE ALL NEED A SMILE! "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Posted by Brandie at 7:40 AM
I had the most productive painting weekend! I completed nine, that's right nine, paintings! I am now working on getting them all delivered to their happy owners.
This pretty fall pumpkin was one of the nine. It got me all in the mood for my favorite season. This unseasonably cool weather hasn't hurt matters either.
If you would like a fall or Halloween themed canvas, now is the time to get that order turned in. I want you to have plenty of time to enjoy it!
I'm further celebrating my newly found Olympic spirit with this large 12x24 American paisley flag. This beautiful flag can easily be used all year round. It can be yours for $40.00. I hope your mom enjoys this, Anne!
Posted by Brandie at 2:55 PM
My grandfathers were so special to me. Now I love that my children are so close to theirs. Tenara King ordered these two canvases for friends who recently lost their grandfather. I love the quote she chose...so true.
The words "silver" and "gold" are in metallic paint. There is also a very light coat of glitter.
What a perfect way to start the school year! Mrs. Bell is getting a bright red apple from a very thoughtful student.
My school year has gotten off to a wonderful start. I am so impressed with how smart and well mannered this group of students are. The only thing bothering me is my feet! They are so tired! It will take me a few more days to get into what I call "school shape".
Posted by Brandie at 11:28 AM
I found the cute little wooden candlesticks and they screamed, "Paint me!". I couldn't resist! I did three different styles. There are the white ones with kelly green, red, and lime green stripes and dots for Christmas.
The spooky black candlesticks have white, orange, and purple dots and stripes. They are perfect for Halloween.
Finally, this matching set was done in all autumn colors of gold, rust, orange, and forest green.
They are all available for immediate delivery and make great gifts. You can purchase one or the set. Each candlestick is priced at $3.00...how can you resist?! Just send me an email and I'll get them to you!
Posted by Brandie at 2:18 PM