Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall in a Small Town

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  I am fine, just getting ready for Halloween!  Today the Art Club I advise helped out with a Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza where 250 pumpkins were carved by the adorable kids in my town.  It was a lovely fall day, chilly but not too cold.  It turned out to be a great success!

I love fall, it just makes me very happy!  I love taking Little I to our downtown and walking around with her, sometimes grabbing some hummus and chips from my little favorite restaurant and grabbing a latte from the adorable locally owned coffee shop.  Our downtown is soooo quaint and amazing with incredible historic architecture, big trees and great local businesses such as coffee shops, art and children stores.

What is your favorite thing to do in the fall?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Vegan Life

Hello!  What is new with you?  Things have been pretty busy right now at school and with Little I.  I am still trying to get the hang of working full time and being a full time mom.  Little I will be 2 in December, you would have thought I would have figured it out by now right?!

Anyways, one new thing with me is that I have been a vegan for a month officially!  I  am so excited about being a vegan that I wanted to share it with you!  It has changed my life for the better and I feel so much healthier for eating "clean."  I know this is mainly an art blog but this blog is also a blog about my life.  Turning vegan is a huge part of my life now so I thought I would share with you my experience.  I am a newbie vegan (person who eats NO animal products including dairy and eggs) and I have even given up processed foods (huge deal for me!)  I literally went from being  a microwave dinner freak (think lean cuisines for every meal) to actually cooking from scratch all of my meals!

One of the main reasons I wanted to try the vegan lifestyle was that I read some articles about the China Study and also my best friend has been a vegan for many years and she always seems to have this amazing healthy glow to her!  I am a huge animal fan and have always loved veggies and fruits so I thought "Why not?"  Luckily there is a WEALTH of information out there for new vegans like myself that helped ease me into eating animal-product free!

So be prepared in future posts to see some fun vegan recipes as I attempt to create easy, quick vegan meals!

Vegetables rule my life now!
Great fall veggies from the farmer's market!
Tofu French fries...yep...these are actually awesome!
Quinoa, spinach, mushrooms and zucchini
Sweet potato and white bean patties with mushrooms and avocado.  That is actually salt on top of my sweet potatoes!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I don't know what I am going to do when our farmer's market comes to a close this month! I have relied on it for some amazing bouquets of flowers that are only $5! I have tried to go every week this summer and fall for these bouquets because I truly feel happier with fresh flowers in the house! What is your favorite thing to always keep on hand that brings you constant joy? It is the small things isn't it?!

Well today the husband and I are doing some shopping and cleaning. Sounds exciting huh? I am planning on working on some more art for more etsy store if there is time ! Have a lovely day!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall in Ohio

I am so obsessed with the fall colors right now! I truly love living in Ohio this time of year ( probably a different story if you ask me in March!) How is fall treating you right now?
A leaf painting I completed in watercolor.  This is actually not finished yet, it is unbelievable how many layers are in a leaf!