Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Baby Power Dance Party

The Baby Power Dance Party, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Can't believe I didn't post this one earlier. A trip to Baby Power turned into a "dance party" when the play coordinator on staff-- (Senor-G) had his guitar out. He walked around the facility and played his guitar... and Camden was not interested in the toys or the other kids... he just stood in front of Senor-G and danced his little booty off! Medium(s): Watercolor, micron ink and fabric in Watercolor Moleskine

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mary Engelbreit Fabric Covered Journal

Today I took a drab journal and covered it in some ME fabric that I LOVE that I've been dying to use... It was fairly simple and was a lot of fun!!!

Friday, March 23, 2007

There is something WRONG with the world when...

You call your child's doctors office over and over again to explain
that he is sick and leave message after message (stating his FULL name,
date of birth, time you called and number you can be reached at within
the next 30-minutes--YAHRIGHT)... and then NEVER get a call back. We
called Tuesday when we were all sick. No call back. We called
Wednesday. We called the after hours staff on Wednesday night when he
was continually puking over and over again. No call back. I called
today. Still no call back. NO CALL. Not a SINGLE call back from even
ONE of the numerous messages left. (You know, cell phones document
these things, so YOU KNOW if they called and you just "didn't hear it",
or "couldn't get to the phone"...... right! So today I debated about
marching up there, and decided that I shouldn't. Knowing me I'd fly
off the handle and I would probably say things that I shouldn't say in
public. My goal: To find another pediatrician-- FAST! And... can you
report these things? Does anyone know? It's really irritating to have
a sick kid and to go through this... all the while feeling like my
hands are tied. I mean, I PAY for healthcare... shouldn't I get it?
What's the opposite of care? Don't care? Ok, so I'm paying for
Healthdon'tcare. That's a nice way to spend money. I can just hear
the echos of my elders... "A good healthcare plan is a must!"...
yeah.... it is... I have the plan but no action. What's a plan without
any action taken? A healthcare what? Ok I'm rambling.

So, on to the next reason why I love this world we live in.

I got into a car accident the day before my birthday... January 24,
2007. Yes it was *technically* my fault, but I SWEAR the other guy was
speeding and I was driving slow as Christmas. *But we won't go
there...* Where we WILL GO is to the repair shop... UNIVERSAL
COLLISION, and the lovely CAPITAL EUROCARS -- hmm, more about Capital
Eurocars later, when I have more time... there is a history there!!!
SO my car is at UC and CE for repairs. UC being the main people in
charge. It was dropped of Feb. 5 -- and I JUST GOT IT BACK TODAY!!!!
They promised it would be ready over and over, to no avail...
meanwhile, the wonderful Florida weather turned from nice and cool to
hot and ... da da da da da daaaaaaa HUMID! AND the lovely rental car
decided to NOT HAVE A WORKING AIR CONDITIONER... which I didn't notice
right off the bat on account of the weather. Well, today was a good
day because we got the call.......and finally it was REALLY ready! So
I went to pick it up and I was happy... oh how I missed my car... with
the leather seats and the driving ease. Yes, VW's are FUN cars to
drive (in comparison to others,
*ahemRENTALSWITHNOAIRCONDITIONERahem*)... and I was glad to have MY CAR
BACK. So, I was happy-- happy as I could be-- I came home, had dinner,
put the baby to bed, and went to Publix. Where I NOTICED that the BABY
da-da-da-da......... M I S S I N G!!!!!!!!!!!! YES, NOT THERE! I had
a cow right there in the Publix parking lot. People were looking at me
as I stood there, staring into my trunk *like I had just found
something that belongs on the set of CSI saying ohmygodohmygodohmygod,
all the while fumbling in my huge mamma purse for my cell phone.... TO
So I called him... I said "Hey..... we've got a problem. He goes
"UHHHHH, WHAT?" ... and I (calmly) say "The stroller isn't in the
trunk.... and it WAS in the trunk when I dropped the car off to the
body shop. And he said "OK?".... "So?".... "It's a stroller, big
deal."..... and I'm thinking BIG DEAL? BIG DEAL? BIG DEAL????? YES
it's a big deal!!!! ... and he went on to say how I didn't really use
it that much... and blah blah blah, but whatever. It's MY stoller that
I planned on using for future babies and that HIS Nana had bought for
us... and we have the matching baby seat, and it's the perfect shade of
green.... and it's MISSING... and how are we going to PROVE that it was
there, and my mind was racing as I'm wondering what to say next. So I
didn't say anything, I called my mother in law who also loves to bitch
about PEOPLE and who would understand. And she did. And she added in
her "story of the day" and we made each other feel better. That was
that. Man I hope we get the stroller back. (I wonder if my husband
would be upset if, say, his BASEBALL GLOVE was missing out of the car
when we got it back?!) Oh, I hear him talking in my head about how THAT is more important than a stroller............. hahhaha, MEN!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Biggest Myth about Southern Women

Another entry in my "quote" series...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Major Meltdown!

Read more about the story behind this page on Camden's Website. Created with ink and watercolor in my new watercolor moleskine.

Voyage of Landscape

Voyage of Landscape, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

I have been wanting to journal quotes a lot lately for some reason. I love this quote and was excited to see that my use of watercolor seems to be improving. It's WAYYY easier on ACTUAL watercolor paper... So, I'm LOVING the new moleskine!

Fairy Ring Sketch and Painting

Fairy Ring, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

I got a watercolor moleskine this evening! I have about five pages left in my moleskine sketchbook and I decided to get the watercolor one this time-- this was my first entry... it was fun! This was inspired by Fairyopolis! --A cool illustrated "catch all" journal that talks ALL ABOUT fairies! I loved it! :))) Here is an awesome link to a photo of a Fairy Ring. And of course, there is scientific evidence that fairy rings are made by natural causes. I love this fairy's tiara.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures
Originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Tide Simple Pleasures Vanilla & Lavender. I love this stuff. Love it, love it, love it. I know what it smells like, but each time I buy a new bottle, I unscrew the cap and sniff it like I've never smelled it before. (And I feel totally comfortable doing this because no one in the store KNOWS that I buy this scent and have since it came out... so it does not look strange that I'm *sniffing* it.) It smells WONDERFUL! What could be more wonderful than a field of Lavender with a hint of Vanilla? It's like having a Starbucks Vanilla Latte served to me in the middle of a Lavender Farm. AND of course the purple bottle. It's just... pretty! AND I love the commericals that they use to advertise this stuff... This One is Sweet (Love the Song!!). And... this one..., because who does not love a vintage commerical? *AND* because this is the "ocean of creativity" I felt like I just had to use this one!

"What a wonderful sight when your wash is done, the cleanest clean under the sun..." (Love the song but still waiting to see the sight of ALL THE WASH done!)..........

My Mt. Everest of laundry is now a smaller, flatter mountain. AND my husband actually put laundry AWAY yesterday. We're getting somewhere. Yay!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sleeping with your rump in the air

We know Camden is sleeping well when he is sleeping in this position. It is such a cute position that I had to capture it here. I am not great at drawing faces and thought about leaving the face blank because of it... but I attempted it here. It sort of looks like a girl, but I was trying to get his bold features-- his long eyelashes and scarlet lips!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

A Sick Baby and An Irritable Husband

Right now I have a sick baby and an irritable husband. When you mix the two, it makes for an unhappy mommy! I've been home with Camden the last few days because he's been sick. It's no vacation, I'll tell you that much! I've worked harder the last few days than I do at work... and I'm a hard worker at work let me tell ya! So, at night, I've been sleeping like a log, which is where the irritable husband comes into play... Joe has been up at night with the baby and then going in to work (and job interviews) on little sleep, so he is pretty much as irritable as irritable can get... and I am too, so we're just all having a rough time now! I have all my craft supplies strewn out all over my kitchen table in *hopes* that I can snag a moment here and there, and I haven't been able to...... so there they sit......... in a heap of a mess! Maybe tomorrow!

Monday, March 05, 2007

MarchATC "A space of my own"

MarchATC "A space of my own", originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

MarchATC "A space of my own"
CMP March Exchange: A Space Of My Own. I HAD to do something like this, because as a mom sometimes it feels like I need to be a thousand miles away to have my own space!!!!! The card is dimensionally sound... it just looks strange because of my camera angle... and I did this angle so I could get my mini book and pen that is inside the hammock! I created this from cardstock, magazine clippings, ribbon, brads, paper, stamps and stick-on letters. The gold brads are supposed to be "twinkle lights"... and I WANTED to put a tropical drink on here but couldn't figure out how to do that............... So here it is!


Originally uploaded by SunnyNole.
Again my roses are blooming in my window. I know this seems redundant, but they are blooming again and I had to photograph them! This one particularly caught my eye... the heart in the center of the bloom was calling to me -- and I simply had to capture it! :)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Healthy Peep

Healthy Peep, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Here it is... the "healthy peep"!


Starbucks Sketch IN COLOR!

Starbucks Sketch IN COLOR!, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Lucky Guy (DSM Option#2)

Lucky Guy (DSM Option#2), originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

I have been meaning to scrapbook my wedding photos but haven't gotten "around to it" because I was not into it before we had children and now that we have Camden, I scrapbook HIM all the time~! SO, this week's challenge "LUCK" allows me to do one page for my wedding album, and one baby scrapbook page... which will be my St. Patrick's Day card..............COMING SOON (I still need to get the photo!!!) :))))))))))