Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Few Updates!

Hi everyone!  I want to throw out a BIG THANK YOU to my followers, both old and new--we are halfway to 51 before my giveaway!  Feel free to promote my blog to get us there faster if you wish!  And thanks!

The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind.  I am sorry I haven't been able to keep up with all your wonderful blogs lately--I have been wanting to though!  Ever since the last Friday of July my husband "Mr. Fox" and I have been helping his parents to move.  We've also been working on setting up our own place as we will be buying their "old" house from them--Mr. Fox's years long dream!  There is still lots to do.  Here's a peek at what I've been working with.
Auntie Em!  It's a TWISTER!
 We finally have our kitchen more under control (but not entirely) and the living room is looking much more like a living room! 

This past week I've been looking at blogs and a website called weeklygreens.com for some yummy recipes.  It's been the first real chance I've been able to *really* be able to cook for my husband.  Here are a few pictures. 

Fresh PA Peaches and Beef N' Beer Sliders from http://fullbellies.blogspot.com/2011/07/beef-and-beer-sliders.html

Honey-Glazed Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Peach Skewers from weeklygreens.com
The brown things to the left are the pecans you put on the skewers.  We are thinking of doing more of a sugar coating next time to accent the sweet potatoes and peaches!  Earlier in the week we did the turkey chili weekly greens had as well--delicious!  Next time I think I'll add a little bit of taco sauce for a touch more flavor though.

I've also been doing quite a bit of art.  I painted a little "treasure box" for my new younger cousin Jake.  We used Colorado as the theme as that is where Mr. Fox and I went on our honeymoon!
Box from the Front

The sides of the box

The back of the box

The top of the box

Here's an angled picture so you can see how it turned out!

I made the inside to look like the night sky!  He already added his coins hehe

And I've been doing other art too--here was my latest commission I did--someone wanted them drawn as an elephant (their favorite animal) and their sister as a monkey.  They requested tulips and daffodils in the picture as well (favorite flowers).  It was a lot of fun to do!  Prismacolor markers was the medium.
So as you can see lots is going on!  To top it off--(the move and art and such) August 19th and 20th our town is having Olde Home Days.  I'm having an urge to pay the $10 to get a booth and try to sell things.  My plan is to draw people as animals of their choice (kinda different from the common caricatures) but as color takes a long time I'm thinking pencil.  What do you think?  If I do it, what do you think I should sell it for? I'm thinking $10 each.  Does that sound decent on 8 1/2 by 11" cardstock?  I'll also be working on my very own etsy shop too!  So stay tuned!  Thanks for reading this and blessings to you all!


  1. I think $10 for pencil sounds fine. And then when they are a hit, you can charge $15 next year!

  2. WOW you are talented, goodness :)

    Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my food blog, I've decided to just deal with a different way and not stop blogging or go private, I would hate to do that to you and the rest of my faithful readers :)

    The burgers look SO good, it's making me crave some right now, may have to make them this weekend :)

    Have a wonderful night.

  3. All that food is making me hungry ~ looks so yummy!
    I bet Jake really likes that box ~ I would!]
    Your creations are all wonderful!
    I think $10 is fine or you could start out at $15 and if your not selling well you could cross out the $15 and say your having a sale ~ $10
    Prim Blessings

  4. I think 10 for your artwork is a deal.
    You are so talented.Very cool box too.
    Hugs Trace

  5. Hi Sweetie! Love your post and wow, finally getting to see pictures of all the yummy foods you have been fixing...num!

    Hugs - Mom