Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cindy Loo Who

Cindy Loo Who
Originally uploaded by *rm*

This Christmas was a fun one. This was the first xmas where we did not travel. We stayed home (hubby, the boys and I) so I served up a plate of crazy on xmas morning. I got up at o'dark thirty in the morning and transformed myself into Cindy Loo Who from the Grinch. I was inspired as we had watched 2 Grinch movies on xmas eve...the classic animated one and the newer Jim Carey movie. What a work of art that classic animated movie is. So inspiring! I think we need to watch it every xmas eve for tradition. I have since cut my hair very short, so it will be harder to dress up like this next year.

Friday, December 5, 2008


christmas came early this year. Got a new camera (DSLR) that allows to variations in depth of field. I love it! Used a shallow DOF (depth of field ) to get this one of my son holding a Christmas ornament. If you look closely, you can see me reflected in the ornament taking his photo :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

A New Hope 4 Change

A New Hope 4 Change
Originally uploaded by DezynzBiDrea
I voted for him. Yeah!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

My other little guy

From yesterday's "photo shoot" in the backyard during a picnic dinner.

booger boy

Originally uploaded by *rm*

new picture of my sweety!

Originally uploaded by *rm*

Friday, September 19, 2008

Homemade Ugly Doll

I made this homemade Ugly doll for my 2 boys because the real ones are too $$. They love it! I need to make 2 now so they don't fight over it. It is so soft and cuddly. The directions to make one are found here via this link.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

LuLu Dee

Cute Mod print from LuLu Dee on Etsy.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Replica Ugly Doll Art & a green wall

I removed some big brown built-in bookcases from our sons' room and low and behold found a hole in the wall! I had to cover up the wall or re-install the bookcases. So I decided to cover it up with some home-made kid art. I got a large canvas from the craft store and some fabric and made an applique quilt top of an ugly doll and then staple gunned it to the canvas and voila! It measures 40 in w x 30 in h and cost $27 to make. I like it. The pictures however, are not good (can't wait to get a decent camera) and the color of the fabric is all wrong though--not a good enough study in contrast. It's a good enough solution though to hide the hole. I worked with fabric because I'm afraid my 3 year old son would find a way to rip up a real painting. I also painted their wall a chartreuse green. I used the outline of this doll to trace another on some soft fabric to make a playdoll for them. (will post later when finished).

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Artist

Found a new artist I like....Kristine Baerlin. She specializes in modern portraits of children. I'm partial I guess because that the only type of painting I have ever done so far.

Bargain Trumpet Table

Found this little trumpet table at Target for $24--then got it on clearance for $19. I love it! The family room is very small and there's no room on the side of the couch on either side for a table to set a drink. This little table fits right up to the edge in the front--perfect drink height. The quality of the table is not that great though. Keep your expectations low. It is very cute and functional but I suspect the paint will chip off soon (it is metal and white paint and will also dent easily)

The pic below is of the show "Mad Men" in which I spotted a trumpet table.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The new house....coming along with paint, etc

Here are some pics of the new house. We have been here a little under 2 months. I painted one wall of our family room a robin egg blue, which inspired me to finally getting around to taking some pics of the other rooms too. Still a work in progress.....

Blue wall painted in family room.

I would like to place an arco style floor lamp here behind the couch, but I am saving up for a camera first.

This is a cheap beige carpet from walmart or somewhere with IKEA circular rugs placed on top. I love how it looks and I didn't have to spend $$ on a real modern rug.

Family room looking towards kitchen.

Looking into the family room from the deck (trying to get a wider angle shot but it is hard; the family room is pretty small).

Sewing/painting studio.

Sewing/ painting studio. I have not yet decided on a color scheme for this room/ nor am I motivated yet to paint it.

The other side of the sewing room....a space for yoga complete with a Yoga Jesus pic.

green yoga blocks, strap and my neighbor's patio (they have a nice patio).

My beautiful son....current trouble maker/ future heart breaker.

Dining room table orchids (fake...I'm a plant-killer)

HELP: A fireplace in the dining room that I don't like. It is grey and pinkish marble. Any ideas anyone?????

Front door....thinking about painting inside of door black. Opinions?

Upstairs playroom. Wall was supposed to be chartreuse green but came out more yellow. My son wants me to re-paint it but I am too lazy right now.

Trouble maker part deux.

Here comes trouble now!

In family room looking out back windows.

View of the downstairs play area (off kitchen) with blackboard wall.

Dining area on other side of play area. (separated by 2 IKEA expedit bookcases to hold toys)

Master bedroom. We painted the back wall behind the bed a putty color.

View of master bedroom looking out door.

Bedside Buddha.

Master bathroom. I'm thinking of painting the cabinets black to match the black trim around the windows above the bath tub.

Downstairs playroom. (not usually this clean...it's a disaster by dinner time).

Kitchen table. I LOVE Ikea's Knappa lights (I have 2). And they are only $24!

This is the faux panel over the bath tub I need to replace. Previous owner made it. The effort is incredible, but it's not my taste. Looking for some blue/green window film to install here for privacy. Can't take the butterflies down now or the neighbors will get a show.

Repro Depot

Repro Depot Fabrics......I like it.