Thursday, December 31, 2009


WOW! I REALLY can't believe it's going to be 2010 in a few hours! Time is going... so fast. So, my goal for the coming year is... to enjoy every, single minute! To treat this life I've been given...with respect... Meaning, healthy choices in all areas, and making More time with Family and Friends. Being 'so very busy' is a bad excuse to neglect living a fun, creative and wonderful life. My Motto... "Live Life Creatively"and "SMILE" :-)

Someone got Creative with GusGus. Here are a few cute pictures of him. We've been too busy to get to the groomer, so my husband trimmed his bangs, and Jilly gave him a ponytail. He seems to like it.

I wish a loving, fun,exciting and very HAPPY 2010 to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow Angel

I have a new painting to share. I'm not sure why, maybe because it's so cold here, but she reminds me of a snow angel. I'm working on a little 2" X 2" that should be finished today...a tiny fox. Well, I'm off to the Espresso shop... I hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

My Wish for you... A fun filled Christmas, over-flowing with Love!

Our little Oppea loves the Christmas Tree...she's our gift under the tree. Rudy is very curious about all of the Merriment, and the dogs think we have given them a place to scratch their backs.

Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blueberry Scones and ICE!

I think the last time we had weather this cold, 8 degrees one morning, I was in High School. It's been a while! Last night was the worst of the worst, however, when it started to rain. We left the coffee shop around 5:45 and the roads were solid ice. It all went pretty well, until we got close to home. We live in a very hilly forest...and we slid sideways, and it seemed' every other ways' down that first steep hill. Oh My! Thanks to my husband's quick thinking we did get home safe, but I'm not going back out until the ice is gone! So, today Jilly Bean was closed, and I made Blueberry Scones.

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm this weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2009


I must share this very happy picture, of this very happy guy...Rudy Farcus. (The girls named him Farcus from the movie, "A Christmas Story". Farcus had yellow eyes.) I must admit, it does fit his personality. He is a funny guy!!! He's always smiling and looking for fun.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Decorating Supervisors

I love decorating for Christmas! I can't say I had a lot of help this year, but I did have some company. I call them my Supervisors...they watch while I do the work. Oppea decided to take a little rest on the tree skirt I left on the coffee table, after inspecting the tree. While Rudy watched me arrange the Christmas Village, and when I wasn't looking...he hid inside the box. Gus and Rory watched for a while, but decided if food isn't involved...they'd take a nap.

We will share pictures of the decorations soon!

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Painting...."Waiting"

"WAITING". I've been thinking a lot about, "Waiting", lately. It seems that life is so busy, I find myself, "Waiting" until the day comes, instead of living the day as I want it to be.

I used a different palette with this little girl. Blue base and a golden skin color. She was fun!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jilly Bean... Ready For The Holidays

Jilly Bean Espresso is ready for the Holidays! I couldn't get the camera to capture the homey feeling we have inside, but here is the camera's view of our decorations. It's been so cold here, in the 20s, and predicted to be 15 degrees with some snow soon. So it really feels like Christmas! It's an exciting time of year! I hope everyone has fun, and enjoys the anticipation!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Paintings (Now Cards at Cafepress)

My Christmas Paintings are finished! Two Poodles, "Dreaming Of A White Christmas", and a folk art, Old Worldish (Not A Word...I know) Santa...sending good wishes and lots of love to all!

I will post some pictures of the Espresso Shop all decked out for the Holidays soon!

Have a GREAT DAY!!!