Monday, February 29, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #60 (1155)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #60 (1155).


Happy Leap Day!  A crazy thing and I hope you enjoyed your extra 24 hours for four years.  My star is simple with an arrow symbolizing the leap year.  I wish I could say I did something amazing, but it is a Monday and I had my usual chores and running to do.  I did get to cook for Molly and her APA group tonight.  They have hell week this week, where they work from 3pm - 7pm, working on the sets for the upcoming musical.  We provide dinner for them all week.  It's nice to cook and help out with the other moms.


One of my normal chores today was laundry.  Hannah comes home for spring break on Saturday and is bringing one of her roommates.  I was helping her out and cleaning up her room a bit.  She had a bin of laundry she never got to before she left, and it was all socks.  I'm not sure where all the socks came from but there were tons.  Who knows how many she still wants or wears but they are ready for her when she gets home.

That's all for me.  Have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly




Sunday, February 28, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #59 (1154)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #59 (1154).


Some fun lines tonight.  I just finished watching the Oscars and now need to clean up the kitchen.  I made a few different things for tonight, and made a mess in doing so.  


The show was pretty good but my favorite part is the red carpet and seeing everyone arrive.  I love to see all the dresses and the designer in me wants to make one and wear one.  Of course having a party like that to go to would also be nice.

That's all for me and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #58 (1153)

Hello,

I hope you had a great day.  Here is my star for day #58 (1153).


We are sitting in an airport lounge waiting for our flight home.  It was a short trip to Seattle but we loved it.  A fun simple star for tonight.  We wish we could have had one more day but are so happy with the time we had.


A great day in Seattle today.  I have a bunch more pics bit these are some of my favorites.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, February 26, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #57 (1152)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #57 (1152).


Chris and I are in Seattle for just one night.  Chris had business to do and I got to tag along.  We had a great day.  I drew up my star before dinner but I didn't have time to post it.  We just got back from a nice long evening and I am just getting a chance to post now.  Simple stars and an ok composition.  On to my photo for the day.  This was easy, I took a lot of pictures today.


I've never been to Seattle before and I'm so glad I got to come along because I am really enjoying the city.  That's all for me, I am tired.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly





Thursday, February 25, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #56 (1151)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #56 (1151).


I sketched up this star shape and really liked it, just the way it was, so I decided not to add anything else to it.  


We've been waiting for our gas prices to drop like the rest of the country and they finally did.  However it didn't last long, not even a week.  I got gas this morning and by the afternoon it went up 16 cents.  Pretty crazy for sure.

Well that's all for my little local update.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #55 (1150)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #55 (1150).


I decided to make my star out of some cookies I made today.  They look like little meatballs in the photo but they are, Irresistible Chewy Trail Mix Cookies by Angela Liddon.  You can find the recipe on her blog, Oh She Glows.  They are vegan and gluten free and absolutely delicious.  They are a dense little cookie with lots of goodness in them, and if you like trail mix, I think you will enjoy them.


Today was a gorgeous day and I thought I would take a screen shot to remember.  Sometimes I go through the motions of the everyday and forget to appreciate where I live and all that I have.  A wonderful day and I am thankful for it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #54 (1149)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #54 (1149).


Trying to change it up and I am happy with the way this turned out.  I met Chris in library park this afternoon, for a 3 mile walk.  It's a nice way to get out and enjoy the fresh air and scenery.


That's all for me.  Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Monday, February 22, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #53 (1148)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #53 (1148).


Simple details tonight and I am happy with my star.  I started typing up my post and Molly came in and sat on my bed and started chatting for a bit.  She looked cute lying there with her feet up, so I thought that would be a cute picture for tonight.


She's really nice about letting me take pictures of her, which I appreciate, thank you miss Molly!

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #52 (1147)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for #52 (1147).


A grid work for tonight, some of my favorite designs.  A day of cleaning and sorting through old bins.  There always seems to be something but I think we are getting better and will hopefully get to a point where you only have the current stuff to go through.  


Chris wanted to go out to dinner tonight and made a reservation early.  It's our favorite sushi place and we had a great dinner.

That's all for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care, 
Kelly 




Saturday, February 20, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #51 (1146)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #51 (1146).


I'm trying to think of different designs to do with the stars and I am finding it hard at times.  I tend to repeat things, because I like my favorite designs, but I'm working on it.  It's always a work in progress and I keep trying.


We had a nice walk in the park this morning and I had fun taking some pictures.  The birds are some of my favorites because they have the coolest feet.  They aren't webbed, but have three individual 'toes'. A really nice morning and some great pictures.

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, February 19, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #50 (1145)

'Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  Here is my star for day #50 (1145).


I started my star early today because I am going out later and I didn't want to worry about it when I got home.  I started with the star outline and then added the background.  I decided to fill in the star freehand, usually I sketch the lines first with pencil, and was surprised how well it worked.  I tend to overthink things, so going directly, ink to paper, is always a good exercise.  I wasn't happy with the inked in star on the background but I added a few more details to it and that made it better.  I'm still not 100% in love with the background but it works now.


A pretty pic of one of our budding plants.  They are one of my new favorites.

That's all for me.  Have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly





Thursday, February 18, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #49 (1144)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #49 (1144).


Some bold lines and a fun interaction of the design tonight.  I am pretty happy with this one, which is always nice.  

I've been busy just doing daily chores and still working on cleaning the studio.  The day goes buy and I forget to take photos for the most part.  I spent some time tonight making a delicious vegetable soup, so I decided to take a pic of that.


Delicious and I made enough for another dinner, always nice.

That's all for me.  Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly





Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #48 (1143)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #48 (1143).


Wasn't sure what I was going to do today and this is what I ended up with.  A little tired tonight, and the inspiration wasn't flowing.  




I worked on cleaning and organizing my studio some more.  The punches are done.  I had to punch out each one in a piece of copy paper, and then adhere it to the front of the punch.  That way I know which ones I have.  They used to be stored hanging over a towel bar, so I could see the image printed on the punch.    It was a little work but now I have more room for other supplies.  It is also neat looking.  Still some more to do but I need to buy a couple more shelves.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly  







Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #47 (1142)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #47 (1142).


Simple and cool tonight.  I really like the way this one turned out, fun and simple to me.  


This morning was funny, when I let the old man out, he usually returns to the door pretty quick.  He wasn't there so I was looking for him and saw him just rolling around and then laying in the sun.  He was just soaking it up and he looked like he was enjoying his peaceful time.

That's all for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, February 15, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #46 (1141)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #46 (1141).


I got to play in the sand today!  It was a gorgeous day here.  It definitely felt like a summer day.  Everyone had the day off and Chris and I went for a nice long bike ride at the beach.  After most of the ride was done we stopped and got a bite to eat and then I took a little time to make my stars in the sand.  It was really fun to just stick my hands in the warm sand and move it around.  Five stars for our family and a some finger polka-dots scattered around.


That's about all for me.  I really enjoyed my day and plan to make more of an effort to get to the beach.  Sometimes we let other things (the daily grind) get in the way and I hope to change that.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #45 (1140)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #45 (1140).


One little star in a vast universe.  I was outside looking at the stars tonight, and thought just how amazing and big it is.  You could see quite a few stars, which is unusual for us.  It was beautiful.


We had a nice walk around the park today.  Lots going on and some fun pictures.

That's all for me.  Have a good night and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Saturday, February 13, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #44 (1139)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #44 (1139).


A little different tonight and I like some of the extra details.  I think I need to start earlier in the day, so I'm not so tired and can add more.  

I was working in the studio again today.  I didn't get that much done though.  I was really having a hard time focusing and figuring out what I really wanted to do with the space and organization.  It was a little frustrating because I wanted to finish today and get working.  Hopefully tomorrow will go better.


While cleaning, there was a nice view at sunset tonight and that's always welcome.

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly





Friday, February 12, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #43 (1138)

Hello,

Happy Friday and I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #43 (1138).


Some bold stars tonight with a bit of an interlocking design.  I still could have played around with it some more but I am pretty tired tonight, so that's all I had.

I was working in the garage today, trying to change things up and reorganize.  I also am trying to optimize my space.


I took down two half sheets of plywood that I had all my punches on, and hung this new shelving, from the container store.  I like the look so far.  I am still trying to figure out how to organize it the best way and I also need to get a couple more shelves.  It is a good start and hopefully I can finish it tomorrow.
(I also used a filter on this photo for the blue effect, I think it looks pretty cool.)

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #42 (1137)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #42 (1137).


I was trying to do something a little different.  It came out ok, but I did mess up on the one leaf.  I was talking on the phone at the same time I was inking it in, and accidentally inked in my sketch lines.  I definitely did not want to start over, especially since it was the last one I did.


I sent out a Valentine's Day box to Hannah, hopefully she'll get it by Saturday.  I made some delicious Snickerdoodles this morning.  Some for her and some for the rest of the family.  I also made some roasted chic peas, which are one of her favorites as well.  Some other fun goodies and some punched out hearts.  I hope she enjoys her little treats.

Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #41 (1136)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #41 (1136).


I like tonight's star, simple and my outline technique.  I have a horrible migraine again tonight, so on to my photo.


A little bit of organizing today, which I enjoy lately.  Sometimes it's not so fun, but this was a small job, so I liked it.  Just need to buy one more bin to finish this one.

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #40 (1135)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #40 (1135).


A pretty simple design but still took a little time to do all the dots. 


A fun new Vegan recipe tonight.  They were tasty!  I'm pretty tired tonight, so that's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, February 8, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #39 (1134)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #39 (1134).


I like tonight's star.  It's a little different in the overall design and I like the pattern it's creating.  


A nice photo of Mols tonight, in her weeknight routine.  I know homework is no fun, but she sure looks cute working on it.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #38 (1133)

Hello,

I hope you had a good Sunday.  Here is my star for day #38 (1133).


Some of my favorite styling, and I like the way this one looks.


I don't mind watching football occasionally but I do usually sit down to watch the super bowl.  I look forward to the commercials as well but I haven't been that impressed this year.  I remember them being a little more comical in the past and those are the ones enjoy.  

Well that's about all for now.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your night.

Take care,
Kelly





Saturday, February 6, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #37 (1132)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #37 (1132).


A cool concept I think, and it would be fun to work on it some more, playing with different ideas.  I made pizza in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven tonight.  It tastes amazing but it is an all day job of prepping and making them.  My photo is a pic of one cooking.  


I prep them on a wire mesh round and once they cook for a minute, I pull them off so the crust lays directly on the bricks.  They crust gets such a nice crunch and it's delicious.  Everyone loved the pizzas, it was a great dinner.

That's all for me.  It's been a long day and I'm tired.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly




Friday, February 5, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #36 (1131)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #36 (1131).



A little different, a nice small star within a star.  I wasn't really planning that part, so a happy accident.


It's hard to believe that we still have veggies growing.  We did a late summer planting and never took out the plants for the winter.  They sprouted again and now we get to enjoy the lovely veggies.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend.

Take care,
Kelly