Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lets Hear it for the Boys...

We celebrated Fathers Day yesterday and I'm feeling so thankful for the father
my husband is to our kids. For building snow forts,

having snowball fights,

playing catch, and coaching. I just gotta say, "He rocks!"
Happy Fathers Day to my handsome husband. ♥

I always want to say Happy Fathers Day to my Dad. I am one of six kids and I never fully
appreciated my dad until I had my own kids. Thank you for all the years taking care of us dad,
I know it wasn't easy. :)
Hope you all had a happy day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thank You!!!

Sending out a very Big Thank you to:
my friend Ellie at Ella's Edge for these lovely hand made
wallets and goodies (shown in the picture below) that she was
kind enough to share with me. Ellen really pays attention to details.
She made the twilight wallet for my daughter(Yes, we're both big fans),
and the wallet on the left has my artwork on it!
Ellen is a talented writer and artist and one of my very first blog friends.♥

And a big thank you to Averil of Art & Clasp. She had a giveaway on her blog and I was the
lucky winner of this beautiful necklace! This was so exciting for me because I never win anything. Yippee! The necklace was lovingly wrapped in the words of Robert Frost and tied with a delicate blue ribbon. The last picture shows the necklace in better detail. I am so loving Averil's jewelry! Check out her shop, I know you'll love it!
It's past eleven here so I'm off to sleep. Goodnight all! ♥Jenny

Friday, June 4, 2010

Practice Kindness...

My walls have been looking a bit bare since I gave away a couple of paintings and I really wanted to make something not just pretty and colorful but a gentle reminder to myself and my family to practice kindness. In journaling this past week I remembered something that I'd completely forgotten about. I used to make drawings when I was a kid with captions that would say things like, parents shouldn't yell at their kids and and put them up around the house. Don't get me wrong, my childhood was happy. I was a very sensitive kid though, and I let my parents know by way of my art if I wasn't happy about something. As I got older I wanted to have art around my home that would remind me to be patient, kind, loving, etc. I really wanted to make my home, a happy home. So this is my first piece and it's hanging on my wall now. I hope the message will sink into the hearts of my family and anyone who is welcomed into our home. Kindness is a wonderful gift and best of all it's free! We never know how a simple act of kindness or a sincere smile will brighten someones day.

Happy Friday blog friends and thank you for the kindness you share with me, it's brings me so much joy!