Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy EasterWe had a lovely Easter dinner at the Andrus'. Aunt Lorelie always sets a beautiful, festive table. The kids had an exciting egg hunt. Eggs filled with acts of love like "give Aunt Sari a hug." It was a simply lovely day. This is what happens when several member's of your family have fancy camera's. We are rarely lacking a photographer at any family event!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A mug for ....

Kim and Brooke!
Come and get it!
Eek .. I love giving stuff away.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mugs, mugs, and more mugs!

One of the best things about having a student teacher is that I actually get some time to make (novel idea for an art teacher). I decided to do mugs. Something I have not been very good at .. I struggle with handles. It was so much fun! Mr. B, another art teacher at my school, introduced me to black mountain clay. It is the prettiest chocolate color. Love it. We spent an afternoon throwing ... Mrs D, Mr B, and myself. I am so lucky to work with such fun, talented, interesting people who I willingly call friends. That is a subject for another post.

I had some fun experimenting with this brown clay and the glazes. I am so pleased at how they turned out.
I love what the glaze did at the bottom of this one. Isn't that cool! It looks like an eye.

I would love to share one with you. If you would like a mug "follow" my blog and leave a comment. For a second entry post this give-a-way on your blog, leave another comment telling me so. I will randomly pick someone in a few days. I will let the winner pick which mug they want.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I just entered this give away!

Not that easy ...

After my heart procedure I knew what it was like to 'feel good'. I don't think I realized how not good I had felt for so long. As a result I have become pretty pro-active with my health. The last couple months I have just not felt great. I am so tired. {Some of that might be my crazy busy schedule.} In chatting with my doctor about some issues (still trying to get some things balanced after my procedure) and concerns he suggested that I go gluten free for 90 days. I know several people who have done this simply for heath benefits. I will do it! I want to feel good and have energy and be healthy. I started doing a little research {I like these kind of challenges, it is an adventure} and thought it didn't seem like it was going to be that hard. You still have lots of options; fruit, veggies, protein, rice, corn, and a bunch of other grains. It does take some preparation and cooking at home. But seriously, it can't be that hard ... is what I was thinking. I decided to officially go gluten free on Monday. Um .. well ... shoot! It is way harder than I thought. I need to form new habits and some how gain some self-control! Easier said than done. In the four days of being gluten free, I have not actually gone a whole day being gluten free. I am officially rededicating myself to this challenge! I will keep you posted on how I am doing. If you have any great websites or recipes, I would love to hear them! I CAN do this!

Friday, April 1, 2011

You Win!

Bryan and Jenny Stinson!!!
Congratulations. Now we have an excuse to get together. I hope it looks fabulous in your new house!

Last Chance ...

I will be picking a winner for the give-a-way this afternoon!