Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This year instead of carving my pumpkin I thought it might be just as fun, and less messy, to paint it!
The plus side to painting is you can make a different design on each side too.

Isn't that fun =)

This last Saturday we did go to a Halloween party and we got all dressed up and had a wonderful time, but I forgot my camera there sooooo I have no pictures from that night!
I guess I will have to just do a delayed costume post when I get the camera back.
For now I leave you with what I wore today...shorts, orange t-shirt, orange Halloween socks and I threw some bunny ears on (for fun). 
There were so many great events that happened this month:
  • I got married
  • All our family were together for the wedding
  • Grant got a job
  • It was my birthday
  • And of course Halloween!
Looking forward to November and all the fun that will bring!
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sponsor Introductions Part Three

I would like to Introduce Grace from:

My name is Grace Fleming – insert “Lynne” when needed. Once December rolls around I’ll be graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communications. I’m from the outskirts of Nashville, TN and I couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home.


Her Umbrella is just a collection of my life’s little decorations – whether it’s a love for sampling the world, empty candy wrappers, books filled with scribbled ideas or stupid people that keep showing up – they’ve all found a place underneath, adorning everyday with a little more sparkle.

A story every hour, every day or every week, is worth a listen, a read or a repeat.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sponsor Introductions

I would like to introduce all of you to Hannah from :

Hi! My name is Hannah and I am the girl behind A Cup of Subtle Tea. It is my little corner where I can share my adventures in a new city, recipes, DIY projects and my weekly feature Teal Tuesday. To say that I am obsessed with all shades of teal would be an understatement! I am just a crafter, baker, planner, diyer and all around sillypants enjoying life in a new city with my boyfriend and spending way to much time inside.

Friday, October 28, 2011

My Birthday!

I am now officially 28!  Yesterday was my birthday.
I don't feel any different so that is good.

Grant got me a really nice gift.  Three things! Imagine my excitement, I got a guess purse, a hot water bottle (it warms the bed by your feet and I left mine in NZ) and some Prada perfume!
My parents took us out to dinner to Buca, a yummy Italian restaurant.

It was a great birthday in my opinion =)

I made my own cake, and it tasted awesome! 

Me and my new purse yippy!
-Happy Friday

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sponsor Introductions

I would like to introduce all of you to one of my wonderful blog partners, she is a lovely person and writes a very interesting blog.  I hope you all stop by and see Life After Marriage a blog by Katherine.
My blog is my life!! I started it as a way to document my life as I was planning my dream wedding. Now that I'm married, I'm also a part time wedding planner, a part time wedding blogger, and a full time housewife! I love blogging about our everyday life whether it be what I made for dinner that night or what we did that weekend! It's an awesome way to keep family and friends in the loop since I don't always have the time to keep in touch with all of them! You will also find me blogging about weddings, home decor, food, family, friends, pets...anything & everything that I find interesting!
Hopefully you stop by & find something interesting in there too!=) 

Sweetie Events is my wedding planning site. I use it to document the weddings I coordinate along with wedding inspiration & tips. It gives me my wedding fill  ;)

Lastly, this is my "work blog" where I a write weekly articles on what else....weddings!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

California Hot Rod Reunion

On Thursday last week I left for Bakersfield, for the 20th California Hot Rod Reunion.
I have been the portrait artist for the CHRR for the past nine years, each year they honor about 5 to 7 people who have been influential in the Hot Roding sport and I have been able to do a portrait of the honorees each year!  This is the first year I have ever had a booth at the event selling my hot rod art and my portraits, and I must say I feel that it was a success!

Above I am talking to Art Chrisman, a pioneer in racing history!

Above I am taking a picture with Al Teague, a famous Bonneville racer, we are holding a painting and a drawing that I did of him and his cars.

Friday night was a banquet they have each year where they award the honorees with their portrait and a trophy.  I am standing next to one of the drawings I did. 
Here is what I wore while selling art.  In the mornings it was cool so I was able to wear my "Fall" clothes, but come noon it was so hot, we all had to change back into summer clothes.

My manager and mom Kathy!

Here is my dad Carl and his friend Mike Kuhl's race car, My dad is the driver and Kuhl is the owner/engine guy.  They were having a special start up and letting a New Zealand friend sit in the car.
Sadly the weekend did not end well for me.
Saturday night after a great dinner I went to sleep feeling fine and woke in the middle of the night violenly ill.
I have never felt so sick in my whole life!  I was sick all day Sunday with a temp of 101, and now today is Tuesday and I am still feeling very weak.  I am hoping by tomorrow I will be completely back to normal with all my strength back, especially because Thursday is my birthday!

Linking up with:
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In case you are interested in knowing about the CHRR just click here

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Costume Debate

I don't know if you remember about 5 posts back I asked everyone what should I be for Halloween?
Well, after a lot of thinking I decided that I don't want to spend any money and I don't really want to be something that I have been before and that is when it hit me.  Grant and I both have Mexican dancing costumes (don't ask me why) and we have never worn them!

So I asked my Aunt Lisa if she could do our make up and the answer was yes! 
Long story short we are going to be Day of the Dead!

Here are a few pictures from my Pinterest of how we are going to look.

I am so excited, I really think it will be fun!

Have a great weekend!!!

(All image links can be found on my pinterest)

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This whole week I have been getting ready for the CA Hot Rod Reunion, where I will have a booth and sell some of my art.  I never knew it would be so much work to get ready to sell art.
The good thing about having everything ready is now I am ready for any art shows that may come up in the future.
This is how it looks when we are getting "organized" LOL 
Well I am off the the show!
Wish me luck.
Sell Sell Sell!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Boot Paintings

Before I left New Zealand in August my friend Mel asked me if I could do paintings of her little girls boots.
Of course with moving to CA and getting married I did not have time until now to work on the paintings.
So this week I buckled down and got er done!

I was really happy with the way they came out and I hope Mel is too!
Tonight we are working on getting all my art ready for the CA Hot Rod Reunion.
I really hope I sell something =)

Moon Eyes Art

Today I started and finished a painting!
If I could do a painting a day and actually sell them then that could be my full time job and I would love it!
Of course that is not a reality lol.

This weekend I am going to have a booth with some of my automotive art for sale at the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield.  It will be my first time having a booth where I try to sell my art at a place where it has the possibility of actually selling.  I guess we will see how it goes.

This is an acrylic painting I did of the Moon Eyes Bonneville Car, on a Moon disk (the cover that goes on the wheel).  It is my first time ever trying this and I am really happy with the way it came out. =)


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What I Wore..Is it FALL???

It is Fall, but you would never know it where I live.  One day last week it was a little cool in the morning so I was able to wear pants and a sweater, but literally the next day it was back into the hundreds.
I guess I will not be wearing any of my fall/winter clothes till it really gets cold which is fine by me because I love to wear shorts and t-shirts. 

Until I get a job where I dress up and leave the house everyday I have a feeling that my outfit posts will be boring lol.

Please check out Sweetie Events, my friend Katherine has started her own wedding coordinating/planning business and her first post on her new blog is about my wedding that she coordinated!
Linking up with:
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Chanel N 5

I have just relisted my Chanel N 5 Print (found in my Etsy store) to include a frame!
A Little Chanel N 5
by Shannon Olson

This listing is for a high quality colorful print.
Printed from an original water color and ink painting.
The image is 5x7 inches and comes with a white matt and a black frame that is 8x10

Check it out you know you want to!
(or maybe you are bored and are looking to kill some time, either way)

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