Tuesday, November 30, 2010


For those who do not know, I paint dog portraits and this is my most recent one.  His name is Prince and yes he is named after "The Prince" note the symbol! This is kind of new to me and this is about my 6th portrait and #7 needs to be finished before christmas!  WHOO HOO!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Lisa and Susan w/ Mixology have opened up shop for this weekend.  I just love going there and ooohing and awing over everything.

Just look how cute she is! she has on a pin stripped shirt, strapless cocktail dress that has a velvet bodice, skinny jeans and biker boots! oh and some kind of military metals on the hip that are jackin' up the dress.  She could not have been more adorable!

Chrissi & I went to a painting class at Cajun Canvas last night and painted "birds on a wire". We had a lot of fun! It's BYOB! You can have family parties there, b-day parties for the kids, and just fun girl time!  

This is Shannon and she was our painting teacher at the cajun canvas.  But the very best part about Shannon is that she is a REAL GYPSY!  She is a fortune teller/card reader/intuitive advisor!  I wanted to  to read my cards but she did not bring them with her!  And you can't really see it in this picture but she has BLUE streaks in her hair!
Another fun day in CHARLOTTE, NC!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


We took the kids to Asheville to tour the Biltmore House.  If you have not been you need to go.  I was in awe of all of the man hours and labor that went into the construction of this monstrous house!

I became intrigued by the spires and gargoyles.  

There were faces everywhere....

Some were sweet and kind

some were peasants

I loved this pretty little window

This is an elephant

This one is an artist with his painters pallet 

This one is a horned and hoofed goat or devil, I'm not really sure.

After an afternoon at the Biltmore and filling our bellies from lunch, the family was ready for a nap.  I took them to the hotel and I headed out to the JUNK STORE!

The Tobacco Barn is HUGE! I spent about 2 hrs in here and still didn't see it all.  Here are some things that I like

The barn goes into the abyss....

I really like the color on this piece!

Those of you that know me know that I have a fondness for letters and numbers


There were several of these burlap bags. Can you read the print that says..."Ain't nothin like a mint julip and a joint"  Seriously? What?


This was so great. It is all metal and the drawers are all painted with these flags. I love it!

I would have bought this table if I could have and I may have to go back and get it. I can't get it off of my mind.


This was the BEST...Paul Taylor's Custom Belts...LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE BUCKLES!!!

THIS WAS THE GREATEST OF ALL...we are headed down the highway back to charlotte and we come upon this purple and white camper.  I start screaming for my camera.  Can you see the box on the back of the camper?  There are 2 hens in there.  No, they are not real. SOOO FUNNY!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Here are a few of the goodies at our warehouse sale....

2001 W. Morehead St
Charlotte NC

NOVEMBER 11th - 13th
9am to 4pm daily


bring your friends and neighbors!!!
There are major deals to be had!

Friday, November 5, 2010


We had our "Fun Friday" on Thursday and we went to Belmont.  It is only 20 min outside of Charlotte and they have the cutest Main Street!

This was our FAVORITE shop - Jolie! It was the train depot back in the day.  To the left of the topiary was another door into the depot. They had 2 entrances, one for the "colored" and one for the whites. The train tracks are right beside this building and the train went by 3 times while we were shopping. It was a little disturbing! 

This is the interior of Jolie....it is huge! and she has great boutique items!

Train, Train...take me on out of this town...

Cute alleyway with shops

Do you think there could be any relation to Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs?

I just thought this was funny...

This looked freshly painted on the side of  a building on Main Street

Loved the Mercantile Building. We actually bought some hardware items while we were there.  Notice how the "C" looks a little funny.  They placed it right over the hurricane star.  Not sure that is what you call them here in Belmont but that is what they are in Charleston SC! 

Chrissi and I had lunch at The String Bean fresh market & deli.  We could not pass up a place with such a cute name! We both had delicious sandwiches with a side of sweet potato fries!  We didn't have any luck with junkin' but we had another fun outing and I am always looking forward to the next one!!