Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Whadya know?  Brooke and I are posting today about the same thing. 
So each year I have the same dilemma.  Where can I find a good looking, just the right size,  fits the bill for all my handwritten scribble scrabble, day planner???  I don't know about you but I still have to write everything down on paper.  All of my biz orders are written down-crazy I know.  So, I scoured the internet and finally came upon Sarah Pinto's website.  This is the one I ordered and cannot wait for it to arrive.  I went with the horseshoe on the grey cover.
Sarah Pinto 2012 Weekly Planners

A portion of Sarah's proceeds go to Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.  Her youngest son was born with a heart defect.  You can go here to read more.

When sitting down to write this post, I was scrolling through my daily blog reads and realized Brooke was posting about planners as well and included this fantastic LIFE PLANNER in her post.  Wow!!!  Maybe for 2013!

2012 life planner -lattice 

2012 life planner -peacock

Now this is impressive!!! 
 I want to know, what's your favorite planner?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Card Love

I have been meaning to post this all week and just haven't had time!!!  I wanted to share with you our Christmas card created by the super talented designer behind Bon Vivant, Liza Cleveland!!!  Look a here!!!  

I could not be happier with the way they turned out!!  All I told her was I wanted kraft paper and a reindeer head and voila!!!  Go here to see more of her fantastic work or stop by Novel. (341 King Street Suite B) for all you locals to see all of her work!

Now the photography, you know if you follow my blog, is Ashley Warnock's work.  Love, love all the pics she took of my boys at the beach in their Christmas gear.  

Ok, on to what I have been up too lately....

Christmas Party at Novel....

Little R's Christmas Program....
(he's the one in the middle, white shirt.  SO SWEET!!)

followed by Christmas with Big R's side of the family...

The boys with their "Machi"

Roo aka King Crabber

Fallen Nativity Scene:(


After all this partying I had to get down to business and paint, paint, paint a bunch of these...

Merry Christmas to all!!!!  
Shoot me an email if you are interested in getting a silhouette painted for the New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ashley Warnock Photography

Wow, I am so lucky!!!  I was thinking about how many mega talented artistic girlfriends I have and I am just blown away!!!!  Among my nearest and dearest are artists, jewelry designers, graphic designers, photographers, seamstresses, culinary delights, and the list goes on....  Just so proud of all my gals for going after their passion in life and doing what they love.  Oh and most of these ladies are mommas too!  Oh how do we juggle it all????!!!!  

Lets cut to the chase here people, one of these uber talented ladies happens to be a friend of mine here in Charleston.  Ashley Warnock to be exact and she is such an amazing photographer, particularly of children in my opinion!  Not to mention she is the sweetest and most kind person you will meet in your life!!!!!  My sister in law grew up with her in Montgomery, Al and a college buddy lived with her in NYC so lets just say we were meant to meet at some point in our lives.  She and her husband and their two adorable little ones live here now and she has a thriving photography business, Ashley Warnock Photography.  Go check her out!  Ok, ok sorry to go on lets see some pics...

The three badgers.  
This middle angel is my nephew, Baby G.

Sweet Sweet boy

Speed demon above and daddy with Mr. Big down below:)

The Blender.  This is were we spend lots of time with R's family.  This house has been in their family for many generations and time is divided among all of the R's dad's cousins still.  Even so, we spend about 4 full weeks a year here.  The luckiest part for us is it is only about 7 minutes from our house!!!   Many, many great memories here!!!!!

Oh and don't forget to come to our holiday party at Novel. if you are in the Charleston area!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pillow of the Day

Hand Painted Double Seahorse in Persimmon painted on a white canvas pillow.  This pillow would add the perfect punch of color to any room!!!  
*The color is more red than orange as you can see here in the photo.  One of my favorites!!!

Blue Chickadee
click here to purchase

Monday, December 12, 2011

Little Sursi

Anyone else with me on this???  Feeling like you can't juggle it all?  Especially this time of year, WHEW!!!!  Anyone else have kiddos who just aren't behavin' or is it just me?  "Elfie" is not doing it for us over here.  He has already flown "home" once and may need to go back again for a talk with Santa?!  

Well, when I'm not being the disciplinarian, I have been busy painting up a storm.  Check out a few new $5 goodies from blue chickadee.  They are the perfect size, 4"X6" to fit in your purse to use as a sunglasses holder, lipstick, phone and charger, the list goes on.  Or you may need a cute wrapping for a small sursi-notecards, note pads, jewelry??  Shoot me an email under the contact tab or stop by our big cartel site to purchase.

All $5!!!  What a steal!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A week of GIVEAWAYS from Novel. via Bellissimo Style

Head on over to Bellissimo Style blog and enter to win something from the ladies at Novel.!!!!!

According to Megan over at Bellissimo Style, "This holiday-hued belt is what we, here at Bellissimo, like to call a “vintage score.” Perfect for a cotton dress worn out to lunch or wrapped around a sweater to take you through the long days of shopping, this piece is gorgeous. Take it from us … it’ll take your jeans from bland to grand and your skirts from not to hot."

Go here to find out the rules!

"A hand painted tote is just what the fashion doctor ordered to make you stylish into the new year. I mean, is this not the perfect Saturday-errand-running bag? Could this not take you to lunch with the girls? Is this not the best bag in which to store all of your daily work/office needs? I say, yes it fits all criteria!"
Go here to find out rules to enter 

How awesome are these vintage gold leaf and faceted amber glass earrings by Jane Pope Cooper!!!!
You would be a fool not to enter this giveaway!!!  Go here for details on entering this giveaway!

Stayed tuned for tomorrow's giveaway.  Goodies from Bon Vivant!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Thought I would share a few recent pics of what I have been up too lately.....  Hope you don't get bored but there were too many pics to narrow down.  We spent Thanksgiving week with Big R's side of the family on Sullivans Island.  We had the most beautiful weather.  Perfect for these three little badgers to run around on the porch and beach.

Sweet boys with their cousin Baby G - (we have two baby g's so mine goes by mr. big:)

Daddy with his boys

My brother in law and sister in law celebrating her birthday with their baby g!

Failed attempt #341 to get a Christmas card picture

my little speed demon

the sweet boy that he is-oh, could he not stay just like this forever????

After a fun filled week at the beach we headed to Columbia to visit my family and attend my sweet godson/cousin's child's christening-is that even correct English???

Little R loving my big brothers old LEGOs from way back in the day that Chattie and Rabbit saved.

My gorgeous cousin Jane and her sweet baby boy after his Christening.  Of course no luck with both boys looking at the camera at the same time, but at least we are:)

Rabbit and Little R!  One of my favorite pics of my dad with my first baby.


Could just eat him up...look at those little hands...

Attempt #527 at a Christmas card

Now back to work.
I finished several paintings I have been working on for a while now.  

Now, if you are still reading, don't forget to check out our shopping site, and get you some Christmas Gifts!!!