The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Break

So far our Spring Break has been packed full of fun times!

Easter Egg Hunt at Great Grandma's.

Egg decorating at Grandpa and Grandma's house.

Endless amounts of card playing.

Family time togetherness....
talk to me in a few more days and I might be wondering when school starts again.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter!

Starting Friday, my kids are on Spring Break-so we are going to have fun and play!

Couple weeks ago, I was featured as the 2nd Saturday Art Hop which lead to an article in the

Thought I would share the link if anyone was interested in reading it!

My friend Renae Tolbert took the picture! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Design Post, An Excuse and A Sneek Peak......

For over a month now, my mantle looks like this....
Paint chips, some candles and a ceramic bird...... I have decided to go with the blue color on the right (that's why it's by itself).
I have studied the color throughout the day....

Now I just need to get Mr. Smith to be around long enough to paint (he is the painter of the household-I'm just the mess maker and paint picker outer).

I've already informed Mr.Smith that I would like the clock taken down so I can repaint it white.

As we've been discussing painting the 3 walls, we are stuck with a big piece of furniture question.

Do we or don't we move it to paint?

So far, our decision is to leave it, paint around it, move tv out, paint behind it and call it good.

We have a wall basically of windows so it really wouldn' t take much for Mr. Smith to do.

Mr. Smith got a fabulous job in October last year (yeah)!

He just is traveling all the time-which the kids and I are fine with-he had another great job like that which he was laid off from last January. 
 It just is hard to get projects done that are not top priorities (like living room walls).
Throw in a surgery for moi end of December, work, kids, etc.... Well no design posts for awhile.


Doesn't mean I haven't been busy though....

I've been shopping and creating....

Someone mentioned to me that they would love to see my garage. 
Really folks-it ain't pretty....

Some of my "stash" that I've been working on getting ready for my first big show this year-

So the real question is-
 when will the living room walls get painted? 

If you can answer that let me know!

(Mr. Smith reads my little blog too-so if Roberto the hair colorist could pencil me in I could really use some gray coverage!)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Flowers and My New IPhone

Having fun taking pictures
with my Instagram App on my new IPhone. 

Still have more flower pots to fill!

Monday, April 11, 2011

2nd Saturday ArtHop

Renae Tolbert came by and took these first 2 pictures.

My Harlot Pendants that I've been working on for The Burlap Harlot Show.

It was a fun evening!

Mr. Smith did make the comment
 that I'm in "factory mode".

I tend to make large quantities of items-
I can't seem to shut down.

  So this week I'll be taking a much needed break and working on household things-
like cleaning, paying bills (which I have failed horribly on this past month), laundry, cooking, and spending time with my family. Ok-I've pretty much failed on all of the above!

Oh, and setting up for another Open House 
this Friday and Saturday. 
 Last month our Open House pretty much was rained out so the girls wanted to try again.

I'll be at the Red Bluff Rodeo Friday night with my family though! 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

2nd Saturday Art Hop

In my town, Redding, CA,
every 2nd Saturday of the month is ArtHop. 

 Local businesses stay open late and host a featured artist. 

 Tonight I am so thrilled to join this group of talented artists!  I will be featured at Oregon St. Antiques Mall (where I also have a booth) from 6pm to 9pm. 

 Still need to finish up my displays that I will be using and last minute touches on my jewelry. 

I've been creating new pieces all this week and have had no time to take any pictures of them-so if you can come tonight you will get a first peek at my new jewelry!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Next on the List.....

April is here,
my calendar is FULL!

 Saturday, April 9th,
 I am so excited to be the featured artist at Oregon St. Antiques Mall for 2nd Sat. Art Hop!

Plus I am getting ready for a wonderful show-
This show will be happening May 7th!

Let's just say there will be
LOTS of Harlots
at The Smith Hotel for the show!

Clothing optional, of course!

Wish everyone could come and stop
by both shows and say hi!