Monday, August 31, 2015


No work on house today, still not feeling too great. Apparently there is a bad stomach bug going around and I guess I got it.  I hope to keep my son healthy because school starts Wednesday. But today I have to flag down the bus during it's dry run and get it to stop on our street.  I had sent a request in June, never hear anything back and when I checked they don't know what happened to it, had confirmation it was received verbally too.  Well I need to flag down the bus driver and request that the bus stop on our street since it stops at every other street. It is too dangerous for us to walk the 2 minutes down a busy road with no sidewalks and then watch the bus drive right by the house to pick my son up.  We will see if I can get it done.  Don't want anything to happen to my son or myself, safety issue!

I am late posting but I am under a sick day. I have been selling more items.  This is a popular image that I know you have seen before...

Yes, little lamb again! She is popular for sure. I was thinking the lamb was the top but during the last two weeks those honeybees took over the top position. I am curious to see what holiday images will be battling for the top spot!

Friday, August 28, 2015


Well it's not just me that is not feeling well so we decided to wait till next week to start the final dormer on the house.  We just might be working a little too hard and deserve the break.

School starts next week!!!  I can't believe it.  All this week I have been waking my son up just like he would for school.  He had afternoon kindergarten last year and did not have to wake up early but now 1st grade is all day he has to get up by 7:30am. He is doing well with it.  Today I will get all his supplies labeled and put in his backpack for Wednesday.

I have been making sales!  Was hoping to get more artwork on, maybe today.  Today is the honey bee print again but on a different product...

It is nice to see something so popular sell so much. I am hoping my bicycle watercolor will sell soon. Usually it takes a month or two of being posted in order to make the first sale. Please enjoy your last weekend of August and I will be back Monday!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blah today.

Not feeling well today, not well at all.  I think I will be useless.  Think stomach bug.  Not fun.  Did receive the cedar shingles yesterday and some other supplies should arrive tomorrow.  I am in no shape for any ladder climbing or working on the house.  Hoping it passes quick and not contagious.

I sold more items!!!  That makes me feel a bit better. This is a first sale of this design...

I like this one and glad it sold. The whale is great. Sorry short post but typing while feeling dizzy is not fun. Yuck...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Now a wonderful Wednesday!

Yesterday I did the touch of around the new bathroom window!  That was fun.  Now that back dormer is completely done.
Looks finished now. Can't wait to start on the front!

Made a few more sales and yes some were more of the honey bee print. I will showcase something other than bees today...
Microscope Pop Art Tie
Microscope Pop Art Tie by String_Theory
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This is from one of my other stores but just as neat! Love science! Who doesn't!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Terrific Tuesday

No work on the house yesterday. Took my son school clothes shopping, we found terrific deals and great clothes.  He also came home with a giant penguin plush so he is over the moon.

I did refinish a pole lamp that was my grandmothers.  I spray painted the metal from the brassy gold to a hammered bronze and removed the gold tinted glass coating from the glass shades.  Wow, it matches my bedroom furniture and looks so modern.  All it took was a $7.00 can of spray paint.  I should have took a before and after photo but I forgot.  Boo on me.

Today I will assist in putting a new window in the upstairs bathroom.  I will also be making tacos for dinner as it is Taco Tuesday. Once again I have a mountain of laundry to do, I think my son tries on his clothes and if he doesn't like it for the day he throws it right in the hamper.  No way he wore that many clothes.

The next few sales, 8 or more are of this...

I have been selling them every day!  I know you have seen them just a few posts ago.  I won't post all eight for the next eight days since you know what they look like.  I just may not have any new sales to post for awhile since all the new sales are this design!  We will see what the night brings in sales.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Last week of summer before School!

School starts next week!  Final school shopping today.  Boy the summer went fast.

We finished the back dormer sans window and new roofing on top of dormer. The planks and roof ladders will stay until that is done.
Now the entire back looks finished. We are waiting for supplies to arrive for the front dormer but I have a bit of a break until then.  I can't wait to get back up there and work!

Been selling nicely over the weekend.  I think I sold three more honey bee business card sets.  Very popular!
Today I have...

Popular print as well.  I do sell a lot of designs with bicycles.  That is why I did a watercolor bicycle. Think they are neat!

Friday, August 21, 2015

OMG it is FRIDAY!!

Today we find out my son's teacher and classmates!  Exciting times!  The summer is just or has just flown by. Amazing.

Well we got all the white 2 coated and the first coat of brown on the front of the dormer.  I did cut in with brown on the sides but still need to do the first coat.  We are going to try and finish today since it is going to be a beautiful rain free day.
It is looking so good.  Then the back will be done with house painting, still have the decks to paint but that is quick and easy.

Making lots of sales, you will see duplicate products the next few posts, selling many of this design...

I think I have another two sales of this business card honey bee design coming up as well. I think this design is going to be the top popular seller of the year!

Enjoy your weekend and be back MONDAY!!