Tuesday, September 29, 2015


I found this great little pumpkin candle at the grocery store that I had fun painting yesterday morning! However, the candle I found to go in it while I was painting was not my favorite scent.  My husband and I found a great mix of cinnamon bark essential oil, beeswax and vanilla that we melt frequently in our Scentsy fragrance burner.  It smells great and has no toxic chemicals!  I highly recommend.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Gourd!

I found these great pumpkins and this gourd at our local health food store.  I couldn't resist all their character with the long stems and fun colors.  After I'm done painting the pumpkins I might try my hand at some homemade pumpkin filling for pies and muffins and such.  Yum!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

There's One in Every Crowd

We got these delicious peaches from a friend who has a bumper crop on his peach tree.  Thinking about making peaches and cream pancakes tomorrow!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Apples and Cider

Still in the fall mood.  I didn't think I had anything around the house that reminded me of Fall, but serendipitously this painting turned out looking a lot like Halloween to me.  My husband and I usually start watching Halloween movies around this time of year!  Unfortunately for him, I'm a lightweight when it comes to scary movies - so bring on the Adam's Family series and Hocus Pocus!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Apple Stacks and Cinnamon Sticks

My husband and I have really been excited about fall flavors this year.  We've been experimenting with lots of cinnamon!  We'll see what delicious treats we can create with the apples as well.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fall Feeling

I've been really getting into the spirit of Fall lately.  Also, I'm enjoying the cooler weather we have here in Utah.  My family and I went on a beautiful mountain drive on Friday to see the colors and it was magical!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tea Cups

I've been really missing my morning tea and coffee lately.  Since I found out I'm expecting I've been trying to stay away from the coffee and caffeinated tea.  This morning I thought I'd paint some coffee cups and tea to replace me actually having any!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Little Green Bottles

Wanted some new colors this morning and it seemed like I haven't painted much pink lately. I haven't yet invested in or created a shadowbox for my still life subjects, so the stormy overcast lighting here today was wonderful.


Monday, September 14, 2015

Aloe Ha Tomatoes!

We've had this Aloe plant for 4 years and have given it minimal care.  Somehow it's still with us.


Thursday, September 10, 2015


I was going for Fall colors this morning, but peppers seem to always remind me of a Summer party.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Beets and Beans

More delicious vegetables from my Dad's garden.  I've decided green beans are fun to paint! (and eat).


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Grandpa's Tomatoes

Just got a bunch of Tomatoes from my Dad.  He grows a beautiful garden every year.  We have so many that I'm thinking we'll make some spaghetti sauce or some salsa.  Yum!


Friday, September 4, 2015

Tomatoes on the Vine

Played with some organic shapes this morning.  My daughter Cami, had a really hard time leaving the luscious looking tomatoes alone while Mom painted them.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Family of Four

I'm happy to announce that we're expecting one more member (little cutie- Ha!) to join our family in May!  My husband, daughter and I are really excited!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Homemade Granola

I had fun this morning painting the homemade Paleo granola I just made last night.  My husband and I have been eating Paleo style for about 6 years now and we truly love it.