One of the best reasons to blog . . .

I have to tell you guys that the one thing I love about blogging is when you take the time to go back and look at older posts. Today, for fun, I went back to all my November 1st post – and I had one every year I blogged!!


On the first, I found out that my 3rd pregnancy {4th child} was a girl. Good thing too, because I had only visions of vintage chandeliers since the day I found out I was pregnant!

That was also the same month that I did some Christmas tutorials – my favorite was my Christmas wreath!

It was also when I started working on the website you currently visit and had several online boutiques show interest in my art – although I did not take anyone up on their offer. I started offering the 5×5’s. I also had to put my dog down for a tumor on her kidneys – I miss that dog soooo much.

Uhmm, yeah . . . that is a professional picture of my dog. You can’t tell me that it’s not the funniest picture you have seen! That dog was precious! And she loved me so much that she would do anything I asked! Obviously.

AND I was featured on Today’s Creative Blog.


On the first, I helped a friend “surprise” another friend with a painting. It was one of those times when someone ordered their own shower gift – only, they didn’t know it. haha! Since, that has happened many times!

That was the month that I braved it and took all 4 kids out by myself. {Definitely the beginning of the rest of my life!} Emme started standing and it was the month that the ball started turning with all the therapies for the boys. It was also when Hudson had a scary experience and we found out he had a nephrotic syndrome when his kidneys had issues filtering.

And who could forget the Fa la la’s?

And I got great “blog” exposure when blogger chose my blog as the “blog of note” – I had over 7000 hits that day!

Rough month with alot of positives – do they cancel each other out?


On the first, I painted a painting that sorta help start the layered look you see so much of here on my site/blog.

I forgot how I did the tone on tone dots on the white! Will be doing that again really soon!!! LOVE that look! Love this painting! {That is vain!}

I let my kids pick out their own Christmas trees AND went ahead and set them out {I won’t be decorating that early this year!}

And who can forget my beef with Porter and SW paints?? Do you know how many people google this?? I get at least 20 hits a day when I do a keyword analysis. Hysterical!

I finally got a family picture taken!! And then the frenzy began when I painted the Boone! So many loved this “style” of painting.

I didn’t blog about it at this point, but Hudson had a biopsy on his kidneys to confirm his nephrotic syndrome was Minimal Change Disease. I also painted my hutch – and for the record . . . I have not changed her up at all!!! Still love that color just as much – if not more – today!

And my tree was the wackiest and tackiest it had ever been!


. . . . to be continued.

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About Kim
I picked up a paint brush for the first time 7 years ago, and haven't put it down since. My goal - To paint a canvas for my son's nursery. I never dreamed a business would be born out of it. {And if you saw the first canvas, you would think the same thing, too!}


  1. Micah says:

    LOL Wacky and TACKY? I think NOT. lol I went out and bought those “Seuss meets sequin thingys” at Target just because they caught my eye….on your blog! You’re a trend setter, that’s what you are. LOL
    Wishing you LOTS more upbeat, happy, positive November 1st!

    • Kim says:

      GIRL! I just pulled those things out last week and was in love with them all over again!! I bought some really cool stuff for the tree on clearance last year – this really crazy red wired garland + some other stuff! I can’t wait to put up the tree, but we are going to have to redo the lights on the pre-lit tree. They started going out over the past 2 years and we haven’t been able to “fix” them. We would just add more lights. This year we are going to restring the whole thing with permanent lights. It is going to be maddening, I’m sure!

    • kim! says:

      I just bought some fantastic “swirly” sticks at Wal-Mart that matches the color and style of those pick things we got at Target last year!!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Oh – love the wreath, and now I need to find myself a huge black wire rooster for the top of MY new red hutch!

  3. Love this and love your blog! Keep doing what you’re doing. You inspire me and I totally think if we lived in the same city we would be friends! The best part about blogging to me is interacting and meeting such talented people as yourself! I was just at Michael’s the other day trying to remember the type of paint brush you recommend for fine lines! Amazing how we all touch each other every day and we don’t even know it!

  4. krista says:

    What a great post! I miss your dog too.. She was so cute (and to think you used to not like dogs… LOL) That picture still CRACKS me up…

  5. Marlene says:

    LOVE the Fa, La, La blocks! Do you have of those to sell? I would love to buy a set!

  6. Heather says:

    I love that wreath too and hang it on my door every year!! That was the year I started reading your blog!!

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