Here is "My Life Squared", some of the moments I captured over the past few weeks.
I can't believe how fast February has gone. So much has happened!
My best friend Dawn moved to Florida. A group of friends took her to Canvas and Cocktails where we painted a scene from Paris. OH how I miss this girl. Dawn has also been my business partner over at D & P Celebrations. With her moving along with some other personal life changes I have stepped away from D & P although I am still a contributing designer. Dawn and I wanted to keep our Blog Sisters series going as well as share fun ideas and diys so, PSMIYO is back after a year long break. Hop on over and see what we are up to www.psmiyo.com. I am now concentrating more on Pamela Smerker Designs and all of the fun paperie and designs that goes along with it!
The week before Valentine's Day my daughter had a Daddy & Daughter dance at school. Seeing these two all dressed up for a date night made my heart melt. This little girl of mine has no idea how lucky she is to have such a wonderful Daddy. Love them!!
Since Daddy and Daughter had a special night, I made sure my boys and I had some fun too! We went out to dinner then went and saw Catching Fire. I adore my boys and try to embarrass them as much as possible.
Al and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary this month. Over the past few years he has been reading the War Hammer series of books. When he was a kid he loved painting models and recently mentioned that he would like to get back into painted some War Hammer pieces. When I was a kid my little brothers painted model cars and I was always jealous that I didn't have one to paint. I loved the tiny pieces and how you put them all together to make something cool. SO I thought it would be fun for Al and I to go buy a set of models so that we could as a family all have a model to paint. This is my guy, I call him Little Dude. Al showed me how to figure out all the pieces that go to him and how to clean them up and assemble them before you start painting. So far so good, Little Dude is primed and ready for details now. Wish me luck!
I was head of the Valentine party for my daughter's class and I brought a fun project for them to do during the party. Each kiddo created a birthday card that will be sent to a child spending their birthday in the hospital. This will be done through the Confetti Foundation, a wonderful non profit started by one of my friends. Please check them out!
Last but not least a project that I have been working on for literally months! An ABC book for my friend Maria's little boy. I illustrated all of the pages and am in the process of putting this into a DIY kit to be sold in the shop soon. Just have to work out some of the details, which I will hopefully be sharing soon!!
WOW that just a tad bit of what has been happening. I will be sharing an awesome Cafe Mocha recipe my son has been playing with. He says it tastes like Starbucks so check that out on Thursday.
Have a wonderful day friends!