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As Seen in Southern Living...

Can you believe it??? My "Kiss My Grits" print was featured in the current December issue of Southern Living Magazine! My shop has been overwhelmed with orders and I couldn't be happier! Several people have asked how this all came about...

Two months ago, Southern Living contacted me via my Etsy shop and requested I send them some samples of my work. They said they were collecting ideas for the December gift guide and they liked my prints (gah!!!). I told them that most of the prints I sale are just JPEG or PDF files that I send to people to print out on their own, and just wanted to be sure they understood that. I explained to them the benefits of my digital prints and how they make quick, easy and affordable gifts. They were interested and liked the concept, so I sent the samples along, not getting my hopes up since it would need to go through the editorial team.

So I sat and waited...and waited...and waited...

About three weeks ago I received an e-mail from the wonderf…

Not Easy Being Mean

It’s not easy being mean.

I’ve been called mean by my son more than once in his lifetime, but it’s never easy hearing that from your child. Yes, you’re doing what’s best for him, but he doesn’t know. And he doesn’t understand. All he knows is that he doesn’t want to take a shower tonight and no he can’t play football with daddy 10 more minutes. Oh, and “mommie, you’re mean.” He knows how to throw those words around just when I don’t need to hear them.
Walker is going through a “learning to keep hands off other people” phase right now. I think a lot of it is because he is so assertive and rough and so very competitive. I called my mom last week to ask her if I was doing something wrong. Of course she said no, I was a good mom, but she couldn’t tell me the right thing to do. She’s my mom. She’s supposed to have all the answers.
But, as I’ve searched parenting sites, looked at books, talked to others, I realize no one knows the right answer. Sure there are many that think they have them,…

Oh Hi There!

It's been more than four years since I started this blog, and since then I've picked up quite a few readers! In this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for reading my little old blog and for the sweet comments and e-mails I get from all over!

And if you're new here, I thought I'd take a little time and tell you about me and my life, something I haven't done in quite a while!

My name is Wendy. I grew up in a very small rural town in North Carolina, attended UNC-Chapel Hill and now I live in Durham, NC. I've been married for ten years to my husband Mike, who is the head teaching professional at a local private golf course. We have one human child - Walker - who is six and is pretty much the center of our universe, and we have two non-human children - Lucy (Golden Retriever) and Reese (Pound Kitty) - who pretty much are the most psychotic animals you'll ever have the opportunity to meet.

Yes, I'm mom to an only child and …

Familiar?

This made me laugh out loud when it just popped up on my phone through Pandora at work...had to share...

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These commercials and this guy drive Mike crazy, but I think they are pretty great. They typically hit pretty close to home, but this one is just dead on...

Tutu Power

I've got another cute print now available in the shop! My friends and I recently raised a lot of money for breast cancer research and several of the girls went to Target and picked up tutus to wear during our events with pants, workout gear - anything really. It was like the tutu gave everyone a special power, so it inspired me to create this print - perfect for little girls - and big girls too! If you'd like custom colors to be added, just let me know!

Also, look for the shop and my Kiss My Grits print in the December Gift Guide in Southern Living Magazine!


What is Inspiration?

I'm in a rut. Again.

I can't get motivated to write a post, can't decide what to write about when I do get some motivation, then I critique myself so harshly when it's written, I delete it because I don't think it's any good. What's that all about?

I need inspiration.

So, I wonder, where does inspiration really come from? I see tons of fabulous things on Pinterest that are supposed to inspire me, but you know what they do? Well, instead of letting me tell you, let me demonstrate exactly how I feel through this awesome pin:

Source: google.com via Alex on Pinterest

They say inspiration is passion. Maybe I'm not passionate about anything right now because I'm so divided between so many things like...

-Working full-time outside the home
-Parenting full-time, all the time, every hour, every day
-Blogging
-Homekeeping/home decor/DIYing
-Feeding the hungry (my boys)
-Growing in my faith
-Crafting and computering
-Volunteering in the community
-Facebooking …

Weekend Whatevers

This weekend was a blur. In fact, lately, the days just seem to be running together. Before we know it, Christmas will be here, then spring break and pool time once again.

I picked my little guy up from school Friday and we headed to Target (aka, the toy store) for some shopping. Mama needed groceries and Walker "needed" a toy. A new BeyBlade it was. I believe we now have 18 in our house. These things are just over-blinged, over-priced, crazy-named toy tops. Why didn't I think of this?

Yesterday we headed to Roxboro to see the family and celebrate my grandmother's birthday. After years and years of not really knowing what was causing her to lose her sense of smell and appetite, and not be able to swallow or smile, she was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's. They've put her on some meds and yesterday I saw her smile for the first time in quite a while. It was a great thing to see.



Then we visited with my dad a while at his house and Walker and his cousin Gavi…

What an October!!!

I know, I know...you missed me (hopefully). I knew months ago that October was going to be a rediculously crazy month, but whew - I had NO IDEA how crazy it would really get!

So, I know I've neglected the blog, but maybe if I show you what I've been up to, you'll forgive me???

A weekend in the mountains, with a side of trout fishing...



 Sponsoring a triathlon with work (but not doing it...no I'm not that crazy)
Rooting for the home team at the Carolina Panthers Stadium...

 Helping raise about $75,000 for breast cancer treatment...
 Halloween - of course!! And some Halloween parties...


So, that's about it...nothing much...oh and working full time, mommying full time and wife-ing full time and all that other good stuff about life!