Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Just Stuff... !

Hey there!

I've been sorta all over the place lately.  Trying to figure out how in the world to work full time,  paint paintings, do house stuff, clean my dogs ears, pay bills, (thanks Verizon for the random upgrade fees) do dishes, cook, groom, garden, vacuum, wash windows, clean my car,(thanks for the massive bird poop blast right after I washed my car birdie!)  shop, plan birthdays, keep up with my kids unending dysfunctions and drama, answer emails, manage panic attacks,  mail prints, fix dinner, clean the toilets, do laundry, figure out what to wear.... etc etc and on and on... much less blog, catch up on facebook, Pinterest, (oh how I love you)... manage Etsy, keep my webpage even remotely current...

does that sound like too much stuff to you?  it does to me!

 ok, and i'm not like... ohhhhhh poor me... I know you have lists just as long, probably even longer!

i mean what the heck man!!??
is life supposed to be this crazy?
why are we so busy??

So, you know what i think, I think we should just stop everything right now and look at pretty pictures of pink hydrangeas! 

and get our nails done...

and go shopping !

check this sweet little thing that I found at Trader Joes today
don't love Trader Joes that place is crazy!
I'm a Whole Foods girl myself
(not that it isn't crazy there too!)
 but I sure do love this hydrangea i found there

let's just be with how pretty this is for a minute


I did a hydrangea photo shoot and tried it out everywhere in the house of course...

I mean, it's Spring, it's Spring, it's Spring!!!
thank the lord!

I'm putting flowers everywhere!

ok, one more... this is a painting waiting to happen

the hydrangeas were in a little pot, with bright pink paper,
so I put them in a round vase
and took some brown paper and wrapped it around
and added the sticker from Pom Pom interiors from when I bought my pink pom pom throw from them
I saved it because it was so cute

 I know it's random and makes very little sense to have "pom pom" on the whole thing
but I don't care, it looks cute to me!

you can see the cabinet door open in the background

why are cabinet doors always open?

So to continue with this chaotic rambling about life and flowers and whatever 
which maybe involves being 59 years old, and celebrating mr. fractured's 60th birthday and heading to 60 myself
and thinking every twitch in my body is an impending heart attack
which is completely not out of the realm of possibility now

I decided my priorities included getting my nails done, and even had little flowers painted on one of them

thank goodness i didn't get each one painted with a different type of cupcake or something  

it's hard to resist all the fun painted nail looks out there 
...listened to Missy Elliott (rap) on my car radio full blast

I love rap

Loved it the minute I first happened upon a rap song on the radio, before my daughter was born 22 years ago
I'm such a rhythm Ho

went to the local consignment store and found a dress that makes my boobs look good

well sorta...


maybe with a cute jacket and some black leggings and boots... ?

 I mean they're only gonna look so good at 59

 and those big ole reading glasses give me away a little
ya think?

and i think it's waaay past time for some Botox in those gigantic crevasses between my eyebrows
they make me look like i'm mad all the time! 

geeeesh, I think i'm having a mid life crisis
wait a minute!!!
mid life crisis was 20 years ago!

is there even a name for a being almost 60 crisis!?

I mean that really is a freaky emotional age milestone... 
eeeewwwwww... i don't like it

Ok, so i don't think we should talk about that anymore

did you notice i have a new sheepskin rug from Costco?
I think I like it.. not totally sure
but the dogs sure do!

And, I finally got some fabric to recover my sofa!!!
I sold my other sofa so I have the money to recover this one!
excited about that!

I brought a little spring to my mantel with this sweet little bird from TJ Maxx 
I'm a sucker for bird stuff

found a tarnished silver tray at the thrift shop, and added some white tulips to it

changed out a light fixture from my little entry

from this...

to this...
I have no idea what to do about the cord showing
you can see where I need to touch up the paint on the wall
finally got that done after this photo was taken

this was last weeks bouquet from my yard....
sweet little spring blossoms

and mr. fractured got me a new computer at a discount from his job at IBM which is so sweet of him

the computer has a whole new operating system called windows 8
it is very very different than what i'm used to
very different

in fact I'm pretty sure I broke a record  for the most frequent and imaginative use of the "F" word in the last week

yep, pretty darn sure

...don't get windows 8... 

Aaaanyway... that's a random combination of just of a few of the things going on with me

I've missed so many of your posts, i hate that!
I try catch up whenever I can..
It makes me crazy
I feel like all my friends are out doing fun things
and i'm stuck at home doing my homework 

so i'm off to catch up on you guys while i have a minute!

...the end... 


Monday, March 4, 2013

Mama Sheep Snuggling her Sweet Baby...

Here is a new painting still sitting on the easel with wet paint on it...

Phew... it was pretty challenging

And, as always it's never finished while i can still get my hands on it...
Even now as i look at these photos i see things i want to touch up and change

small changes, but it will drive me nuts until i get to it next weekend
 I'm just gonna show it to you guys anyway cause i don't have anything else interesting to talk about!

 She is just like any mama...

Always happiest when she can keep her little one close by and safe...

mama has snowy white eyelashes...

and baby has just a touch of pink in her little nose... i want to kiss that nose and that fleecy little face!

Here is a little picture collage to show you the progression of the painting...

Oh yeah,  and if anyone is interested in purchasing a giclee print of


I just took her to my photographer for a photo session and she will be available as a giclee print soon

She is 24 x 24 and i don't know the price yet, but will soon...

I want to ask ya'll a couple of questions

Two people have told me they are not getting my updated blog posts in their email like they used too

 has anyone else noticed that?

And have any of you had problems with Pinterest showing you lots of random pins instead of the pins from people you follow?

I've tried to contact them...

You can imagine how easy that is

Anyway, after i stalked them with complaints someone finally wrote back and i explained the problem in an email

Haven't heard back yet, so just curious if any of ya'll have had the same problem???

So anyway, that's all i've got for now

 I'm off to see what you guys have been up to and to catch up!


ok... just got an update on the Pinterest thing so i thought i'd share it with you in case any of you are having the same problem
here is the response from Pinterest

Hi Cindysfracturedfairytale,
Thank you for contacting us and I'm sorry to hear you've been having so much trouble with this! We're always trying new things to improve pinners' experiences on Pinterest. You're currently seeing one of the new things we think might make Pinterest better. This is temporary and your home page should be back to normal soon. In the meantime, you can find your following feed by going to pinterest.com and clicking Following at the top of the page. There you should find your normal feed from people you are following.
I'm very sorry for the confusion this has caused!
  I tried it and it worked!  So now i can see all the beautiful pins from the people i follow again,!

...the end...