Monday, April 14, 2014


Around here color and spring is popping up around the yard
Around here it feels like summer time
Around here we have flip flops and shorts on  and
the windows open all day and night, HAPPY!!
Around here we saw 3 day old pigs at the farm park, wanted to take them all home!!
We also saw lots of sheep, the girls love sheep!
Around here I couldn't stop reading this awesome new book!!
Around here the warm weather makes me lazy, just want to sit outside and soak it up
Around here my lilac bushes have little green buds on them, YAY!
Around here I added color to my boots, YAY!! FUN!!
Around here I can't wait to make mandalas again. This was a small attempt :)
so I decided to do a Easter one with Jelly Beans!! YAY!
Around here I made abstract art for my Sketch Into Spring class, it's going well!!
Around here Summer and Sam surprised me with this sign for my dad
Around here I'm so THANKFUL for my dad and that he is still here to celebrate birthdays and everyday life with us. Wish I had gotten more pictures of us this day and our first meal on the grill for this year too, YAY!! It was a perfect summer weather day, we needed this so much!
Around here it's Tuesday and you know what happens on Tuesday's!! We gather around at Elizabeth's sharing our drink/cup for the day and see what everyone is doing. I have the quiet house to myself and am caught up on April's PL pages to share later, painting some cute birds and ignoring the rain that's outside now and hoping the snow/rain mix coming tomorrow will pass over us.
Thank you Elizabeth for hosting us today, love sharing my Tuesday's with you. Visit Altered Book Lover to see what others are doing today! Have a great day everyone!


  1. Sure is a lot of fun around there!!!! : )

  2. Looks like you are really enjoying spring in your neck of the country. BBQ already? Sound perfect, epcecially to celebrate your dad's birthday.

    Loved your jelly bean mandala. Very clever. They look like they could have come from my yard.

    Sorry I've been MIA this week. I'll try to do better next week. And thanks for sharing your spring inspired post with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. Looks like...around there....all is right with the world! Nothing better than BBQs, family, and Spring! I enjoyed your colorful post!

  4. You certainly have gotten bitten by the Spring bug and I love it! Wonderful pages of art-look at those fabulous colors.I'd want to take the animals home with me too:) Our lilacs are starting to show buds, the forsythia is also coming along with some flowers but lots of buds, and our crab apple tree is budding too. Yes, it is so nice to finally be able to enjoy the outdoors. Happy T day!

  5. this post has brightened my day! around here we had a frost/freeze warning and a thunderstorm last night, so i'll be digging the sweat clothes back out to wear today lol

  6. Happy T-day Dawn! What a great spring post for a great day.

    Your mention of Lilacs made me very reminiscent, they are my favorite flowers, but do not grow well here :(

    Thanks for the visit

  7. I am envying you your summer weather. Ohio had snow again! Such a cute your colorful boots & jelly bean mandala!

  8. Spring and baby critters--ahh! Lots going on there. Glad your dad is doing well. Love the colorful boots. Happy T-Day! :)

  9. It's so great that you're able to get out and enjoy some nice weather! I love all your pics, but these ones in particular made me smile: the baby animals, the sketches of rain boots, and the jelly bean mandala. Looking ahead to the weekend, I want to wish you a Happy Easter! And for today, Happy T-Day! :)

  10. Ah hopefully some warmth! So sweet the kids made the sign for GPa.

  11. I wanna be around here - especially to gobble up your jelly bean mantra!
    Isn't Spring great?

  12. Hi Dawn! Thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog! I am so happy that you stopped by and that I came over to yours, too. Your photos are joyful and amazing, as always, my friend. I love the daffodils just coming into bloom - they are one of my favorite flowers ever! And I loved seeing the new pigs and sheep, too. Of course, I loved seeing your family photos and the ones taken of your art work, too. Thank you so much for sharing these with all of us. And yes, I loved The Middle this past week. Sue is just the cutest ever - all of the dates really cracked me up, but the fact that she ended up with true love really made me happy! Love that show. Take care my friend, and have a blessed Easter. Hugs to you!