Arts & Crafts

photography, crafts, dance

New Year Knitting

Ahh, Happy New Year everyone!! I hope all your holidays were fabulous!! So, last year I took a knitting class….after which I proceeded to knit my first scarf for a dear friend and then I put away all the knitting paraphernalia….until now. Typical, right?! Well, typical of me anyways…so busy always to have trouble stopping […] Read more…

Minted.com

So, are you getting ready to create your holiday cards?! Or are you one of those people that have had them done and addressed for weeks now?? Hint…I’m not one of those early bird people. I’m still browsing through potential card photos to decide which one(s) I want to use. I feel like I have […] Read more…

Junk Girls

Oh my GOSH!!! How stinkin’ cute is this bag of goodies I picked up in a local store from the Junk Girls? I’m going to have so much fun using these in my creations…and you know I couldn’t resist the little pink elephant that makes me think about our buddy Billy who we had an […] Read more…

Mustard

I LOVE the color mustard!! Well, I actually like the spice – um, maybe more accurately what we call a condiment, too. On a whim today, I noticed all the ways in which the color surrounds me and thought it would be fun to share. First, I actually have on a mustard color sweater today. […] Read more…

Party at the Anderson’s

Ready for some fabulous party photos?? Well, not to say my photos are fabulous, but what I was photographing certainly was! I hope you can see what I mean from these shots. (I’m trying to shoot only in manual mode lately, so, please, be kind.) Our friends Mickie and Gibson certainly know how to throw […] Read more…

Our FUN at GapKids Shine On Saturday!

This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn. The boys, Mimi and I had a BLAST at the GapKids store this past Saturday for Shine On […] Read more…

Friday’s Fabulous Five!

Ready for the top 5 Fabulous things that happened in my world this week? I hope so and I hope one or more may add some inspiration to your world too – at the least make you smile! This week I had so much fun going to a SF Giant’s Game with my friends Mickie, […] Read more…

Friday’s Fabulous Five

Happy Friday everyone!! Here are the 5 Fabulous (in my opinion) standout moments I had this past week – hopefully one or more of them will inspire others to go green and/or try healthier foods and/or support eco-friendly businesses and/or take some time for themselves to be creative and play.  on my list this week […] Read more…

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous moms I know…step-moms, Grandmoms, birth moms, moms-in-law, stand-in moms, pet moms – any mom who loves another and has ever taken care of a child, pet or other human being…you are AWESOME!!! Enjoy your day and feel the love around you! And much love to my incredible mom […] Read more…

“Garden” Chair Re-do

Do you ever have items sitting around the house or yard, that you look at for years and years and think: a) these things are just in the way? and/or b) I want to do something cool with them? Well, these two  “soda shoppe” chairs have been in my studio taking up space “forever”. I […] Read more…

2nd Blog Birthday Handbag Giveaway

Yep, it’s Blog Birthday time again!! WOW, this is the second birthday for this blog and I’m super excited to be starting year #3! To celebrate I’m giving away a vegan handbag created by Susan Nichole! I purchased this one a while ago, and now I’ve noticed that it’s no longer available on the Susan […] Read more…

Happy Holidays

AND for the BUBBA lovers: Many Blessings to you and your’s this holiday season and hopes for lots of joy in the New Year!       Read more…

Nia’s Happy 50th Birthday

Sorry, I’ve been a bit MIA lately. It’s been a bit hectic around here so far this month and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Gotta love the holidays! Last weekend my good friend Nia celebrated her 50th birthday. She celebrated this amazing milestone as only Nia could…with a lot of fun and with […] Read more…

Halloween Thriller

I’m still in recovery mode….Halloween was AMAZING!! Our costume theme was Zombie High School. From left to right our team is Azi Afifi (Mean Girl), Nima Adelkhani (Nerd), Me (Cheerleader), Ray Klopp (Football Player), Don Fox (Prom King) and Kathy Koga (Prom Queen). I’ll post more photos and movie clips as I get them…for now here’s a […] Read more…

This Past Week’s Fun in Malibu

Yes, that is a naughty dog up above…though he has no idea that he’s being naughty. I shot this in Malibu this past weekend when we were visiting some friends. It was a long weekend filled with friends – some old, and some new, fun & laughter, love, good food, and GREAT music! Here’s to […] Read more…

Giveaway – The TomKat Studio

Yahoo!! I’m ready to get back into the “Giveaway” fun. I finally have comments numbering on this blog which should help so much in choosing a winner. To celebrate this fact – and to just celebrate FUN, I’m giving away a $45 gift certificate to what has to be one of my absolute FAVORITE blogs […] Read more…

“She Art” E-Course with Christy Tomlinson

I think I’ve mentioned before how I have this fabulous art studio space located in one half of our garage. I love this space! Though it would be hard to tell when you consider how little time I seem to end up spending out there. Most of the time the space is out there simply […] Read more…

Happy Birthday America!

(image thanks to the Crafting Chicks – a great site – you should check it out!) ~ Lita     Read more…

Collector Confession #1

Maybe you do this too, maybe not. Here’s my confession: I collect art supplies. Not on purpose, mind you. My intention is always to create something. A painting, greeting card, collage, scrapbook…something! Somehow, though, time slips away and really, I have to confess, I’m left with a collection of art supplies – a very nice […] Read more…

Bradventures

Since beginning this blog, I’ve really cut back on the freelance design projects I used to work on (outside of my full-time job). It could could be because I’m getting old(er) and find that I simply can’t do as much as I used to do. Or it could be that I simply don’t want to […] Read more…

The Christmas Quilt

Have I told you how very, very talented my mother is? This Christmas I received an incredible handmade gift from her. Over the past year, I heard her often speaking of a Christmas quilt she was working on. In fact, many times I asked her to email me photos of it and her progress. I […] Read more…

Christmas Wreaths & Crafty Inspirations

Little known fact about Lita: I LOVE to make wreaths!!! Especially HOLIDAY wreaths! The first year I ever decided to make some, I made 85 of them. I hung them all over the outside of our garage and posted a “Wreaths for Sale” sign at the end of our driveway. I sold ALL of them! […] Read more…

Happy Birthday Nia!

Today is my good friend Nia’s 49th Birthday!! Happy Birthday Nia! And, as you read this, Pops and I are heading down to Malibu to spend the weekend with her and her husband Sam. I’m really looking forward to this trip for many reasons. Of course, there’s that we’re celebrating Nia’s birthday. In addition, we’re […] Read more…

Unfocused Fridays – Get a Real Problem Lady

For this “Unfocused Friday” my good friend Lisa has written a post about life and emotions – a reminder of how they’re both ever-changing. Just as people experience pain in different ways, one man suffers a hangnail the way others suffer a root canal, I have often wondered how different people experience emotional pain. I […] Read more…

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