Thursday, October 31, 2013

Greenleaf Spring Fling 2013 Reveal -Loblolly Westcott House

Presenting, my entry for the 2013 Greenleaf Spring Fling contest:

Loblolly-Westcott House.

The perfect get away, relaxation spot.  Just a few steps down from the manor, is a quaint pool house, built to whisk your worries away.  Come sit in one of the many lounge chairs and soak up the sun, or dip your feet in the pool.  Enjoy the scent of gladiolus and fresh kept grass, along with your ice cold beverage of choice.  Take to the shade on the covered deck to catch up on celebrity gossip.  At night, the pool deck is lit by LED lanterns, and in the colder months, a fire creates just the right ambiance for romance and peace.

Inside, you will find a fully stocked kitchen, where you can prepare food to entertain your quests for all your numerous parties.  An armoire is stocked with reading and towels and the powder room is available for changing and freshening up.  Need a rinse before or after your swim?  Then step on into our amazing outdoor shower.  You will find clean towels, shampoo and wash, as well as a bench for any last minute shaving.

Now, I don't know about you, but after all that work, I think a cocktail and poolside lounging is in order.


The kit this year had so many fun additions, that I couldn't pass up participating:

This is the build from the website.  What COULD happen with all the components. It's pretty darn cool.  I am excited to see how many NON-beach houses happen.... or fishing shops...

I used the main kit, two sets of lattice fencing, the roof upgrade- twice, the screen door, the fancy door and the pier kit with flat top to create this building.

And here is what I came up with:

 Detail post to follow, but for right now, just bask in the eye candy.  And go find the others!!  There are a ton of entrants every year, but here are a few that I know about right off the top of my head Blondie, April, Jane, Keli


Monday, October 21, 2013

Spring Fling 2013, nearing the end!

There are only ten days left and I still have a bit of work to do.  And seeing that I am a mom of kiddos that LOVE Halloween, I really only have two or three days left!  GAK!

Can't wait to reveal to you guys next week!

Here is the final sneak peek for you all!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Awesometastic Illustration News!!!!!!


Book is ready for pre-order on!!!!!

And it's already #3 on the Humor chart!  SO. EXCITING.  Wahoo!!!!

Book is officially released next Tuesday, October 22nd.  It'll be around $10 for a paperback and $5 for an e-book.  Available on Nook, Kindle and iBook.

Go buuuuuuuyyyyyyyyyyyy iittttttttttt!!!!

More monies means more minis!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Undersized Urbanite 2014- A little Imagination

I'm excited to be a part of the UU competition this year and for there to be a panel of judges, although, I do not envy what they will go through in May.

This year, I plan on starting with a new structure, instead of a rehab.  I will be using HBS's Home Depot Imagination House to start with.

As many of you may know, I love to work in miniature to try out designs that I love,but probably couldn't pull off in my rental without... well, they just wouldn't happen.

There are a few things that didn't happen in the last build that I would like to try to incorporate into this one.... like, the string lights.

I love IKEA furniture, so we might see some of that.

Last years entry featured a living room, a huge bathroom, a library, a cluttered attic and a bedroom.

This year, I want to try a few different things. Expect a full kitchen with small dining area, a sophisticated man cave, two bedrooms (adult and teenage girl), and a craft room.  I may try to fit a bathroom in there, but not sure if there will be room.

I have great ideas for bright colors, classic greys, beautiful wood tones and subway tiles.  In real life, I love upcycling random things to furniture, a coat of spray paint to renew an old dresser, a switch of fabrics to breathe new life into a chair....  Such as this one, below.  It used to be a horrid red leather.
I plan to do a lot of this to the items in the Imagination House.  :)

I hope you are as excited as I am!  I will be pulling plans together for this over the next few months, but won't officially start it until the middle of December.  I am currently working on my entry for the Greenleaf Spring Fling and my entry for the HBS Creatin Contest.

And the spring fling reveal will be coming up soon!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Spring Fling 2013-Sneak Peek!

Only 3 weeks left!!!  Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!

Dare I say I will finish in time?  I dare!

Scalingback on Halloween plans and making a better schedule has helped with that, but I am still crazy busy.

Here's a peek of what's to come! There won't be any more, I think.... I don't have a lot of stuff that I can take a picture of that doesn't give away some detail or another...  :D

I can't wait to reveal to you guys!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I swear I am still alive!!

I've just had a LOT going on.  All the normal mommy stuff and whatnot, plus working on the Fling....
But over the summer, I got an amazing opportunity to illustrate a real life book. And that has taken up a LOT of my time.

But the book comes out this month and I am so excited, and so proud.  It's called I Heart My Little A-Holes  and it's by Karen Alpert of Baby Sideburns fame  (bloggity website and facebook page)  The book is full of hilarious stories about being a mom, and what that REALLY means when you cut away all the fluff and glitter and BS that we fling around to make it look a lot more fun than it really is.

I started up a blog for that, too, continuing my drawings of the characters from the book (Karen and her two little adorable monsters) and some of my own family.  You can find that here, at Barefoot and Doodles.

When the book comes out, it will be in both actual book and ebook form on, and should be pretty reasonably priced.  Yea!!!

I will announce when it comes out.

In the meantime, here are some of my drawings, though none from the book.... you'll have to buy it to see those!  And the more that sell, the more moolah I get and the minis I can buy and make!!!!!

We did this to introduce me to her fans

brew, coffee, brew!!!!

when you are a mom, you have 982561 full time jobs....

when you are a mom, good hair days are few and far in between and usually when there is no one around to see it...