Thursday, July 31, 2008

Paddles and Tile

This tile is for Carrie's neice. Her bedding has this geometric look to it.

These are two paddles that I painted the sides different. Notice the carpet the paddles are on! They finished my room yesterday. The carpet has all the colors of the school in them. Now it's time to put everything back in order, but not until after my trip to Canton tomorrow!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

For baby Jace Tierson Davis

I had fun doing my first monogram. Casee chose the font, and I enlarged it using my new projector (thanks Todd!). I posted the others on the art blog if you want to peek!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Designer Paddles

What teacher wouldn't want to carry one of these around under her arm? Last year I found that if I carried my plain old paddle around with me, the kids seemed to act a little better! So, why not paint the paddles to add some style? These will go to second grade teachers. I have 3 more to paint, then I can take orders!

Monday, July 21, 2008


I went to the school this morning to check on my room and this is what I saw! The carpet had been taken up and now it is ready for the new! I can't wait to have that new carpet smell. I just hope it is done soon, so I can get everything back together before the teachers go back.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our Woodlands Trip

Lunch time! Okay, no fancy lunch for us just give us some Bourbon Chicken and we are good to go! On our way to the Cajun Grill, we had to stop and pose with the Chick-fil-a cow!
The wonderful thing about tiggers is that there are four hot girls surrounding him!
Pooh is looking for the honey pot!!!!!
Stacy and I are still raring to go, but Ashley shopped til she dropped!

Sam Moon didn't know who was comin'!

We arrived at Sam Moon around 9:40am before the crowd. We had lots of fun, and after 2 hours we managed to spend a little money!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Stacy's Necklace Holder

My sister, Stacy, is on her way to Madisonville for the weekend! We are going to Sam Moon tomorrow, and she will need something to put her finds on!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Birds for Denise

Denise found a bird material on line, copied it from the computer(on right), and gave it to me to paint on a canvas. I changed the green to match her kitchen. I also painted black stripes around the sides. After the sealer is dry, the birds will be ready to fly to Denise's home! Tweet! Tweet!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rebecca's painting

This painting is for Kyley's daughter, Rebecca. Kyley found the zebra on the web, and I created it into a dancer! The colors will match Rebecca's new room! Hope she likes it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Yesterday Todd and I went to pick up Lindsey's new steer. When we left it was raining! Hallelujah! As we traveled toward Franklin, the sun was shining and this beautiful rainbow appeared. I'm so glad I took my camera with me.A few months ago I painted a plethora of accessories for Sarah Bankhead's room. Sindy wanted her name to go above a desk. Here it is!

Jana, I finished Casey's board and Caleb's lovin' spoon! If you click on the picture you can see the wood grain lines in the background. This is the first time I tried wood grain on the tiles.

Monday, July 7, 2008

One home, One gone

Lindsey made a t-shirt and sign to welcome Ashley home!
Ashley looks like she is glad to be home! Check out her Guatemala pants!
Lindsey left this morning for youth camp in Waxahachie. Next week she flies to Lubbock for the state FFA convention. Do we have world travelers or what?

Guatemala Girl

Ashley took a ton of pictures, but I could only choose a few. She became really attached to some of the kids especially the little boy she is holding. She made new friends and saw beautiful scenery. Ashley has lots of stories to tell if you get a chance to talk to her.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Crawfish boil

James Bobbitt works in organizing help and work in Lakeshore. He used to drive trucks before the storm and now he works to help victims get back into a home. The last time Todd was there they were preparing for a crawfish boil as he was leaving. Todd told James he would sure like some crawfish, and James went out and got all the fixins' for a supper feast!
James and his son poured the food right on the table, and everyone gathered around to eat.
Todd, James, and Cindy enjoyed peeling and eating the crawfish. James cooked sausage with it and I ate that instead.
A youth group from Merritt Island in Florida were surprised to have crawfish for supper! Some stayed in their bunk and refused to eat, but others had a great time eating and playing finger puppets!

Lakeshore Baptist Grounds

The 2 red buildings are bunk rooms with 2 showers. The restrooms were outside! I have never used a johnny-on-the-spot so much and you know, they are not that bad! The worst part is when you have to get up in the middle of the night. Last night, I went 3 times and I made Todd get up and go with me!
The bunk rooms Todd's side
My side

Work: Day 2

On Day 2 we worked at two homes finishing air conditioning jobs that had been started. We learned a/c lingo like "sweating in", glue called "pooky", small squeegies called "duct rubbers", etc. It took all 3 of us to keep up with Todd! Once he gets on a roll, it is hard to slow him down.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Play: Day 1

Todd, I promise, has more shirts than just his Astros one! In every picture we have taken together lately, he is wearing this shirt.
Thursday evening we spent some time on the beach. Later in the evening one of the radio stations put on a firework show on the water. There were so many people parked along the beaches, so Cindy and I rode in the back of the truck as Todd drove down the beach road! The first half of the firework show was dedicated to the Katrina survivors and the second half to the troops. They played the final broadcast of the evacuation and when Katrina actually hit before the firework show began. It was eerie listening to the disc jockey from that night on Aug. 29th, 2005.

Work: Day 1

Thursday morning we went to the Boyd house that Todd and Matt wired to begin installing the air conditioning. Except for Todd, we all did things and worked in places we were definitely not used to! Mrs. Boyd was there and told us their story of escaping Hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cajun Cuisine!

Authentic Cajun food and music was a must since we were traveling clean across Louisiana. There is a restaurant east of Lafayette in Breaux Bridge called Mulates (pronounced Mule Lots) that serves frog legs, allligator, stuffed crab, etc. along with a live Cajun band. We were entertained watching a few couples out on the dance floor dancing while we enjoyed our homemade bread pudding! James looks like he is praying that Cindy won't take another bite!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Headed to Lakeshore

Wednesday afternoon Todd, James, Cindy, and I are headed to Lakeshore, Mississippi to help Hurricane Katrina victims who still do not have permanent residences. If you have time to check out their website, do. It is amazing looking at what the youth groups of churches from other parts of the U.S. have done for the people there. These kids have dug ditches, painted, laid tile and wood flooring, and cleared land. It's heart breaking to see how some people of Lakeshore are still living almost 3 years after Katrina hit. I'll be posting lots of pictures. Stay tuned!