Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mini Cooper

During a recent visit to the grocery store my kids and I parked near this adorable Mini Cooper. We were laughing at the 3-D lashes above the headlights. The car reminds me of those old Hearbie the love bug movies I used to enjoy, when I was a kid.  In fact, in one of the movies he had a girlfriend from Monte Carlo named Gisselle. I'm sure if Herbie was real, this gal would be his better half. Then again, maybe she would prefer the Kit car.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Helen Georgia

This past weekend my family and I drove up to Helen Georgia to go tubing with our church. Helen is about an hour north from where we live in the Georgia mountains. The city is a quaint little town that looks exactly like a German village. The town is best known for their Oktoberfest in the fall.  Also many people come to see the beautiful fall foliage.

Here is Michael, Justin, and his dad Chris rolling down the river.

Jada, my daughter Bethany and Michael had a great time!

We had to be there around 10 am to reserve a picnic table after the ride. Our group was pretty scattered around the base of the river. There is a bus that takes you and your tube at the start of the rapids. My mom and I did not brave the river. We had a little picnic lunch right after their ride on the rapids.

Our group made it just in time before a huge storm came upon us. I felt so sorry for the people on the river as buckets of rain started to come down. When the lightning started to hit it was so scary. After going through so many heavy showers storms on our drive back, the kids were all ready talking about coming back next year.

When we got home we all had a good nap after this fun filled excursion.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Nail Art

When I first started my blog my motto was living life creatively. Art is not just a beautiful piece of art on a canvas or a sculpture we see. Well, I am simply amazed about all the unique ideas people come up with. Over the past few years I have noticed when I'm at a store some women's very colorful, artistic nails.

Just before summer break my daughter started watching videos on YouTube showing different nail techniques. Since then she has replicated some unique designs. She really loves her dots.

Right now she's got orange and white finger nails and yellow and white toes. What a combination!

Maybe I need to be her next client.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Granola Anyone!

Since the kids are home for the summer it has been little hectic in our home. I am forever trying to get the kids to eat something nutritious as a snack. One simple recipe that has been a hit, to these super picky eaters is homemade granola. I usually have one child who doesn't like what I make, but not this time.

After surfing the net I stumbled upon this recipe. With a hint of Kosher salt that makes a great sweet and salty combination. Here is a link to the recipe. granola

Let me know what you think.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Let's Paint!

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching a little class at the Lona Gallery.
I first instructed them how to sketch out their owl.
Next we started to paint the background.

The girls were such fantastic students!