Monday, January 3, 2011

Merry Christmas 2010

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

In 2010.....

  • Polly got stitches in the back of her head,

She now sleeps in her BIG girl bed,

Her unfixed hair rarely has a bow,

She loves “Annie are you OK”on the radio!

  • Grady finally started punching Noah back.

He can build one heck of a train track!

He has begun the terrible 2’s at age four,

But still loves to hug and kiss, like before!

  • Noah tried baseball, but liked soccer more,

A sweetheart, with big, brown eyes I adore!

Kindergarten at Cahaba Heights has begun,

New Friends and New Teachers have been great fun!

  • WAR EAGLE to our awesome AUBURN family!

National Champs we hope to soon be!!!!!!

“Knock, knock” jokes are told at many a meal,

WE are in need of new’ REAL!

  • Matt and SE have enjoyed getting fit-

We graduated P90X- “BRING IT!”

Sara Ellen had surgery back in September..

please pray for healing, if you remember!

Matt was gone most of March and February.....(which led to)

A burden SE could no longer carry.......(which led to)......

I started counseling and some anti-anxiety medication>>>>my BREAK THROUGH OF THE YEAR/LIFE>>>>For the first time I tasted and saw the Lord’s goodness, acceptance in Christ, and love!!!! That’s right, I said first time...yes, I have known the “Sunday School” answers all my life, BUT my mind knew them, not my heart! You see, I couldn’t be the christian I thought I was supposed to be... I would try and try...but it wasn’t working..I was under the assumption (and we all know what assuming does..hee hee) that a Christian Woman:

  • doesn’t take naps (waste of time),
  • doesn’t shop at Anthropologie (gives all her money to the poor),
  • doesn’t listen to 103.7 (always listens to hymns or scripture on tape),
  • isn’t vivacious, loud, with lots of energy (has a gentle and quiet spirit),
  • cooks meals for people (barely getting the meals on my own table)..
  • etc. the list goes on of ridiculous standards! .........

My counselor said...”No wonder you don’t want to be a christian....I wouldn’t either if all that was true!!!” She helped me see that the lies the devil fed me about my “Proverbs 31 look-a-like” were not Biblical! Romans 7 and 8 have meant a lot to me in learning about freedom from the guilt. God made me in His image and didn’t make any mistakes (Psalm 139:13) and loves me (Ephesians 3:14-19) the way I am> yep...corny jokes tellin’, anthropologie shoppin’ (sale room of course!), mismatched clothes wearin’, hot husband braggin’, carpool line dancin’, Party in the USA singin’, money savin’, bright colors paintin’ girl that I am...God loves it>> just as I love to watch my children do things they enjoy!!! I am only beginning to taste and see! (I love that it doesn’t say read and know I don’t like reading!!!) So, it is so appropriate that I can share this with ya’ll as we celebrate this Christmas season! IT IS ONLY THROUGH CHRIST THAT THE JUST AND PERFECT FATHER CAN LOVE ME IN MY SIN AND FAILURES! The Lord is at work! Praise GOD!

Merry Christmas!

Love....Matt, SE, Noah, Grady, and Polly

P.S...don’t forget to check out my website for any art needs: and

P.s.s....I also help a good friend with art parties: Birthday, bachelorette, Sweet 16, ect..... Check out and request me as your instructor....SOOOOOO much fun!

Frames for a Friend!

Here's the latest from December that has kept me busy! The birds pictures were for girls bedrooms and bathrooms, and the frames were for a sweet, new buddy to give to her friends! Contact me for information on ordering if you are interested through my website,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun Special!

OK! So Christmas is coming up and I know your walls are in need! I am doing a one time special of any 16 x 20 for only $42.00...........that is a 30% DISCOUNT..the lowest price EVER!!!! WOWOWOWOW! Don't you just love sales! Here is how it works....
  1. investigate and brainstorm... for ideas! (or call me...I can be a lot of help!!)
  2. think about your layout...this is custom so you get it when, how, and what you want! horizontal or vertical.
  3. colors and theme...the background needs to coordinate with your wall color and tell me any and every color I can throw in...I love color! You may want a theme: sports, flowers, butterflies, space, etc....
  4. text...inspire with scripture! Names/initials are also fun...check out my website to see some ideas for verses, or just have your favorite ready!
  5. age appropriate....I have done every age from 0 to 94, so we can make the sign appropriate for your girl in college or your boy in your belly! :) I try to make your order one that will grow with your child!
  6. who?...niece, nephew, grandchild, best friend (or sister....hee hee) that is pregant :), son, daughter, etc.


So...WOW up your rooms! I love to brainstorm, call or email me for questions! This offer is good for one month, so please respond to this email by November 18th at the latest! Forward to your friends! Thanks for your time and happy October! Happy Hunting!

(Different sizes are available for 15% for smaller than 16 x 20 and 35 % for signs larger than 16 x 20). *some exclusions may apply for more than 35 words. SEE PICTURES BELOW and more!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another blessed year, by God’s grace…
Greetings from Ossa Wintha Place!
Not much new, but growing each day,
BUT- not in number….by the way!
Matt has his job with Assurant,
He likes it and it pays the rent!
Me, still painting…check out my blog,
Anything—from tu-tus to frogs!
With coupons, I’m saving money,
Call me for the low down, honey,
Spent some time in the checkout line,
Cost fifty, but saved ninety-nine!
NOAH, 4, is matter of fact.
His strong-will has made an impact!
Yes, big helper and hard worker, too,
Trying to teach, Jesus loves you!
In October, GRADY turned three!
His face and laugh, joyous they be!
YET- the terrible threes have begun…
Where is my obedient son?
POLLY, one, is our squishy girl!
Oh, how we love each little curl!
Where does she get all that drama?
Matt? No…it came from her Momma!
Raising sinners is tough- you know…
Hardest when: it’s my sin they show!
I hate it when I raise my voice-
Forgiven in JESUS-------REJOICE!!!
Brings me back to HIS perfect LOVE!
In HIM, praise our FATHER above!
Do you know JESUS CHRIST, the SON?

6Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
~John 14:6

Merry Christmas with LOTS of love!!!!
Matt, Sara Ellen, Noah, Grady, and Polly 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Great Outdoors!!!

This is a fun set that I did for two brothers! The mom told me to be as whimsical as I wanted, so I loved the freedom! Makes me want to go for a hike!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

email down

HELLO! the "contact me" portion on my website in NOT working. Please do not try to email me from If you need to email me, please email me at ....thanks so much!!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Playroom!

Lots of folks have requested pics of the playroom, so here is a slideshow! I am still working on it and hope to get more art in it know the "cobbler's children have no shoes and so forth!" And, by the way, it is hardly EVER this clean!!!