Tile heART 2

Tile heART 2

This 2nd tile heART was also made by Cady. Love the yellow color mixing in with the red on the inside edge. This tile heART hangs on the wall to the right of the stove. Also in this photo, U can see the a heart shaped dish we keep next to the stove to place dirty spoons and other utensils we use while cooking....

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Tile heArt

Tile heArt

This first tile heART was made by Cady about 9 years ago – this is one of many tile heARTs throughout the house. This particular tile heART hangs in the kitchen to the left of the stove. Basically, one day we went and purchased several plain white tiles – I believe from Micheal’s – together Brett, Savannah, Cady and I spent several hours painting tiles.  Only Cady had painted a heart on her tiles. Over the next 2 days I will post the other 2 heart designs that were...

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Brett’s HeART

Brett’s HeART

The focus here is on the bottom framed HeART Brett had made when he was in Kindergarten. In order to see the complete piece of work, please click on the picture to the left.  Once opened, notice in the lower piece of orange tissue paper there is a hole shaped as a heart in the paper. Brett did not plan this, however at the time I made a big deal out of it and that is why it was framed. The above framed art of the cat was made by Savannah when she was in Kindergarten as well.   Did U know hanging your children’s artwork on the wall – framed or unframed – instills confidence and self assurance in the child. Of course I went overboard for the first 13 years by hanging their artwork, spelling tests and report cards everywhere – I’ll post a photo sometime – I literally mean on every inch of space available on the wall and hallway within every room of our first home. The results… my children are very confident, individual thinkers, who know who they are and are not afraid to work to achieve what they desire. By laying the proper foundation when raising children; always taking pride of who they are and, what they do – as they grow older, the children will look for your advice and recognition in the choices they make.  And, together U can reflect on all their triumphs and even the struggles. It’s a wonderful bond, I encourage U to all try it.    ...

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Heart of 3 Rocks

Heart of 3 Rocks

This is the view from my front door at Mighty Joe.  If U look behind Joe on the ground U will notice 3 big rock slabs – together these 3 rock slabs make a heart. When we first purchased the land in Sept 1998 and I was cutting the grass for the first time – so I guess U would call it a field – I had come across these 3 rock slabs individually and in totally different places at the land. They are each very heavy!  I now this cuz I picked them up and set them on my riding lawnmower and brought them over near the area I set aside for the large fire pit. I must admit, at the time I didn’t think nothing of it when I found each of these rocks when cutting the grass.  However, that night when I was sitting by the fire I looked over at these 3 rocks and I realized if positioned correctly, together they would make a perfect heart. I think this is what U call serendipity – considering I found these 3 rocks scattered across this huge piece of property and I discover, together they make the perfect heart shape. I do recall after spending about 30 minutes rearranging these HEAVY rocks to form the heart shape, thinking to myself how cool I was for seeing this in the first place.      ...

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