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Goooooo MARINERS!!!

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Yay! Had a blast last weekend watching the Father's Day Mariners Game!  It has been years since I have been to Safeco Field.  The best part was that we were able to meet with my Ohio cousins!  They were visiting Seattle for a few days and got together to watch the game!  Gooooooo Mariners!  Great game and we even WON!!!!

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We had some nose bleed seats but still had a great view!

I did find time to do a little art journaling at the end of the weekend.

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Oh, and did I mention THAT I MADE MY LAST LUNCH FOR THE KIDS TODAY!!!!!!  I am so sick of packing them lunches I could puke!  Here is the bagel I carved this morning.  So over it!

mariners6I forgot to mention that Dan's birthday was yesterday!  Happy Birthday Danny!

Go Mariners!

 

Adventures in Homebrewing......

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As some of you know, my better half likes to make beer.  Not just any beer, but the pretty much the best beer around,  or that is what I have heard anyway.  I am not to much of a beer person.....but I do like a good brew every now and then.  A few weeks ago Dan upgraded to an all grain brewing system and has been brewing up a storm. Every day when I pull into the garage I try not to cringe as I look to the right and see that he has now taken up a whole wall in the garage with homebrew equipment!  AGH! It is taking over!  Against my better judgement, I added to his homebrew supplies with a few Christmas gifts, what was I thinking?

Last week he tried using his new glass flask on the stove....it ended up boiling over all over his hand!  Who knew that homebrewing could be so dangerous? Ha! Ha! Hmmm....maybe I should have bought that Ove-Glove for his stocking?  After a trip to the doctors for some burn cream and some bandages, he is as good as new!  Well besides that peeling disgusting black and red bloody skin coming off of his hand! Yeah!

I decided to make a painting for his Homebrew Dunce Award:

Water, Malt, Hops, Yeast and Magic!!!  The recipe for a perfect homebrew!!!!!  Homebrew prints coming soon to my ETSY shop!

On a side note...what about those Seahawks???  They are going all the way baby!!!!!  Here is a photo of me holding my favorite homebrew all snuggled up in Seahawks watching the game!

GO HAWKS!

An 80 degree Spring?

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Are you sitting down?  You might want to, I have some shocking news!  A few weeks ago we got up into the 80's here in WASHINGTON!!!!  HECK YES!   This rarely happens around here, even the dead middle summer we hardly ever see 80 degree weather.  (and please remind me again on why I live here?)

Let me let you in on a little secret.  I tend to get a little nutty about the weather when the forecast calls for sun and warm temperatures.  Just ask Dan.  I actually feel a bit sorry for him.  As soon as the forecast calls for nice weather....I am rushing around the house planning  and packing things.  All kind of things.  I bust out the swimsuits, towels, frisbees, the cooler, everything I can think of.   The whole family knows that I go into "sun mode" and they don't even dare whine or argue about anything that I come with for things to do.  When the sun is out, I make the whole family be outside for the WHOLE day....hiking, biking, trips to the beach, going to the park walking around town, and blah, blah, blah.  I don't even let them come inside to eat or brush their teeth.  I have them so well trained. :)

We decided to enjoy a Sunday beach day.  We packed up some lunches and the kids each brought a friend. The day was filled with making memories on the beach.  Digging holes, riding logs in the water, sun tanning, reading and best of all???  Eating.  It was so relaxing and fun!  I even won a "double-dog" dare and went swimming!!! (Ok, not actually swimming, but I did go all the way in!!!!  Brrr it was FREEZING!  I am very proud of myself because Dan was a little baby and stayed on the shore!)  I sure hope this is a sign to come for a warm and sunny summer.  As I look out the window right now, it is grey, raining, and miserable.  I will just keep remembering the memories of us at the beach in 85 degree weather in April!

Oh ya, and here is another thing I wanted to talk to you about!!!!  Look at my chin!!!!  All these years have gone by and NOBODY has TOLD me that I HAVE A JAY LENO CHIN???  What is up with that?  From now on, just call me "Jay".......

On another note, check out these AWESOME funky, crazy, hip, hippy, hipster, rockin' pants I found on the clearance rack at JCPENNY's the other day.  $4.00 baby!!!!  You only live once right????  I think I may wear them everyday.  Poor Dan.

:)

THE COLOR RUN!

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Oooooh ya baby!!  Finally was able to participate in the "Color Run" this year!!! I missed it by a week last year and couldn't wait for it's return to SEATTLE!   Yahoooooo!!!!  WHAT A BLAST it was!   I even convinced Dan (not sure how) to join me!  If you are not familiar with the color run....it is basically a 5k fun run (they don't even time you)....everyone at the start line is clean and white and as you run the streets people "dust" you with color along the way!  It is the happiest 5k on the planet!  :)

To avoid all the crowds, we parked off site and rode the monorail to the Seattle Center.

Boom Chicka Bow Wow.........

FREE STARBUCKS after the race? HECK YES I AM HAPPY!!!!!!

Our post race color bomb photo!!!!

Cleaned up after the race and treated ourselves to the largest cream puff in the world at the Pike Place Market! :)

Two thumbs up for an awesome day!

Meet Maddie and Olive……..

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Hey guys.....it's me AGAIN!!!  Two posts in a week?  What?  What?  Ooooo ya baby, back in the groove.  Studio is clean, and I feel like I am getting back on track.  Haven't had to much time to paint, but I can't wait to get started on a few pieces that have been mulling around in my head.

Here are the latest commissioned pieces I have been working on.  These guys were so fun to paint!  Meet Olive, the sassy queen kitty.  Sounds like she is full of herself so I painted her on a pedestal, wearing a crown of course!!!!!  I struggled with Maddie the dog, quite a bit, and painted her over twice!  Mad's signature move is the cross-legged lay down position, which was "oh so" hard for me.  I do like how she turned out in the end!  Judy, the pet's owner picked the back ground colors of coral and turquoise.  These paintings will be hung in her newly remodeled studio!!!!!  Hurray!  I hope she sends me a picture once they are hung!  For now, they are all boxed up and headed out to the post office today!!!

So cute and colorful!!!!  Hey speaking of colorful, Dan and I signed up for the Color Run on May 12th in Seattle......so excited!!!!!  Really wanted to do this last year but missed it!!!!  Come on out and run with us!

Happy Thursday!

Northwest Brewers Supply….

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Are you a beer and wine lover?  Do you homebrew?  Well go down and check out my art at Northwest Brewers Supply here in Anacortes.  I just got home from hanging several pieces that are for sale.  :)  I just love Trevor and Larry, they are so nice....and super funny.  I thought I would brighten the place up a bit with my art.  I tried to talk them into putting in a little pink couch for me to sit on while Dan buys his brewing supplies, but I don't think they are going for it.  The least I could do was to hang some cheery bright paintings....they are sure to make someone smile! Here are some of the pieces that are for sale in their shop....check it out!!

Mamma Mia!

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We had an AWESOME weekend!  Ally and I got a chance to see MAMMA MIA at the Paramount Theater in Seattle!  It is our FAVORITE MOVIE EVER!  We are always running through the house singing "Dancing Queen".  (The boys think we are nuts!)  The production was great and they had some wonderful talented singers!  My favorite part was the last 10 minutes!  It turned into a comedy ABBA concert!  The cast came out in outrageous costumes from the 70's and sang!  So fun!

After the play we headed over to the CHEESECAKE FACTORY for dinner!  It was over-the-top!  Washington actually gave us a break and decided to be sunny and in the 50's!  All in all, it was one of the BEST DAYS EVER!