Monday, September 24, 2012

Travel mugs galore

I've been on a Travel Mugs kick lately. They are just so fun to paint! The surface is uniform and the matte finish lets the paint go down almost as if on paper. They are also pretty eye catching and what girl doesn't like a complement? I started out with a could cheaper ones from Target, but the problem is that they are not insulated and do get very hot without a sleeve. And if I put on the sleeve, I cover up the art work. So I moved on to the original double-walled "Not a Paper Cup" mug and it's so worth the price! They are solid to hold and really keep my coffee hot without burning my hands in the process. If you are going to try this yourself, definitely make the investment. Here are a few examples of the ones I've done so far:

And this one is my favorite so far. The base is chalkboard so you can have a little fun with it and add your own spin to the picture :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Halloween is almost here!

I love Halloween, not for the creepy skeletons and creepy movies on TV but because it has a lot of special events surrounding it. My husband and I met at a Halloween party. His birthday is October 30th and my mom's on the 25th, and of course you can't beat Halloween's colors. Orange and black - you just can't go wrong!

I will admit I have never carved a pumpkin. Me and sharp object generally just don't mix but this year I did make a couple of contributions to our pumpkin patch:

And of course, what's Halloween without spiders. Here are a few that have taken residence around here:

I hope your Halloween are coming along nicely! Cheers :)