Thanks for the niceness on Monday's post. It turned out to be an all right day, one of those days where I realize, "Maybe I can make it as a grown up after all."
I wanted to share another favorite thing today. I keep thinking of stuff I want to tell you guys about and then forgetting. Seriously, I need to starting keeping lists that are better than "earwax." I find notes to myself like that all time, sometimes even accidentally publish them in Google reader, and then I have to figure out what I really meant.
Anyway, for Christmas, I commissioned a painting for my mother-in-law from an artist I remembered seeing on another blog. The artist's site is called Audrey Eclectic and she specializes in folk art. If that's not your thing, you will find her stuff slightly disturbing. My mom was a big fan of folk art so it's comfortable and happy-making for me.
So I contacted the artist, Heather, and explained what I wanted. I sent her pictures of my kids and told her what colors I'd like and the feel I wanted. And then I got the painting:
And her prices are totally reasonable.
That's why I'm commissioning THREE MORE! Yay! I'm going to have her do a portrait of each of my kids so I can put them on a currently bare and boring wall in our family room. It's going to be awesome.
And that's my favorite thing this week. Oh, and also the Mormon Bachelor, of course. I liked that Beana girl way more than I thought I would but the down side to watching this week is that I won't be happy until my husband takes me on a trampoline date. Just saying.