100th Post! And a Giveaway!

I started this blog last August, about a month before Grayson was born. I was hesitant to start a blog because I figured I would never stick with it and write regularly and no one would want to read it anyway. Well, I was wrong, about the first reason anyway. Turns out I did stick to it- and no one is more suprised by this than me!
I love blogging- and I do realize my blog is all over the place. Sometimes it’s a “let me show you how cute my baby is” photo album, sometimes it’s my lame attempt at being funny, and sometimes it’s me just being honest about my life- it’s a good life, but there are struggles. And as I continue to share my life in this little corner of the internet, I just want to keep being real.

So, to celebrate that I’ve actually written 100 posts in less than a year (seriously, I’m amazed), and to
make myself feel like a super-cool big-time blogger, I’m doing a giveaway!

Some of you know that I paint whimsical children’s artwork. I definitely do not consider myself an artist, but I like to be creative, and sometimes some of my stuff doesn’t turn out half bad. I’ve actually made a good amount of money on my stuff over the years, and am toying with the idea of revamping my “business” sometime soon.

I’m giving away one of my signs to 2 lucky readers. If you win, I can do whatever you want- a theme, match bedding, a footprint picture (if you are in the Houston area or if you want to mail me a canvas with your kid’s footprint), whatever! (See below for some examples). The sign will be 11X14 canvas with a ribbon hanger and pom pom trim. I can also add glitter glaze and even rhinestones (if you’re really nice to me).

To enter- leave a comment on this blog or on Facebook. I’ll number the comments and then use a fancy Random Number Generator on the internet to pick 2 winners. I’ll announce the winners on Friday. Sound good?

I’m excited- thanks for reading my blog!

Here’s a few examples so you can get an idea of the style of my stuff…


  1. Jessica Hooks on June 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Love reading your blog- and LOVE LOVE your artwork! Keep writing and painting!

  2. Sarah on June 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Congrats on reaching 100! I'm so glad you've stuck with it, because I love reading your posts!And you KNOW I want a piece of this giveaway! 🙂

  3. Karlee Webster on June 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I want one of your amazing paintings!!! love your blog!

  4. Anonymous on June 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm


  5. Anonymous on June 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    By the way, I don't know how to post with my name on here (ha ha)…so this is Courtney not anonymous!!

  6. Amy on June 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Congrats on 100 posts! I stumbled across your blog from facebook and love reading what you have to say! you are such a great mommy!! I've always loved your signs, too…(back from the SBS days)

  7. Cassie on June 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Pick me pick me!! I love your stuff!! Cassie

  8. Esperanza on June 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Wow, I had no idea you did stuff like that! So cool! I'm super impressed. I would definitely like to enter. Yes please!Congrats on a year and over 100 posts. That is awesome. I'm so glad you started your blog so we could become "friends" and I could get to know your adorable, amazing little boy. Here's to 100 more posts!

  9. basebell6 on June 21, 2011 at 1:25 am

    omg your signs are awesome! you are soooo talented! congrats on 100 posts! i've loved following your journey!

  10. christina on June 21, 2011 at 1:29 am

    I love reading your blog and I love your art! I still have the sign and bulletin board you made me 7 years ago! Love to you and the G man!

  11. Erin on June 21, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Whoo hoo, 100 posts! I of course had to go check how many I had done over the course of blogging, never occurred to me to look before! I have enjoyed each one, keep em coming!So fun to the giveaway, as a proud owner some Elizabeth art originals…I can vouch for their fabulousness…the ones with tiny feet and tushies are keepsakes for life!!

  12. Matt and Rachel on June 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Well, I don't actually know you. I went to church with Ryan's family in Houston and started following your blog after he posted a link on FB. I've loved your comments about Formula feeding (been there, done that) and I know the challenges of being a stay at home mom when your husband's a teacher. 🙂 I love your artwork! I'm so impressed and would love to have some in my home! I also have a blog — mattandrachelwilson.blogspot.com

  13. Maggie on June 22, 2011 at 1:03 am

    You are definitely a girl with many talents! You are such a great writer AND a great artist! So glad I happened upon your blog!

  14. Jillian Moller on June 22, 2011 at 1:09 am

    My comment didn't post – booo!Anywho – you are super talented and super awesome. So glad we are friend:-)

  15. Stefanie Blakely on June 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Oooohh, pick me! Pick me!! Love your stuff!!!

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