Repin Daddy's Briefcase

With the holidays and all can you believe
I haven't been on Pinterest much!?

If you have time repin Daddy's Briefcase, in books, for me!

Click her to see Daddy's Briefcase on Pinterest for repining

Want to know more about Pinterest, you might like
my post Pinterest!

Thank you so much!!!

One thing I am hoping for in 2012

To gain more outlets for book sales
on Daddy's Briefcase!!! I have a few
local ideas. If anyone has any ideas,
if your a book reviewer or if your a fellow
blogger looking for a guest, let me know!

I am happy to have so many
readers so far, but please remember if you have read
Daddy's Briefcase and would like to share a review do so
over at on here.  This helps others
as well as helps me in more than one way,
one being with more outlet sales. Meaning,
if someone sees there is an interest in me,
in my book they will be more willing to help
out with the additional outlets. Whether it be a magazine,
another bookstore, etc....thanks so much! Yall are
a BIG key to this success TOO!!!

I am not sure just how many sales will
ever be enough, it's really not about the
"sales" it's about me reaching out to others,
who are looking for some ray of light, hope!

Other ways you can help:
-by clicking the like but at the top
of the Amazon page-posted above.
-Also on that same amazon page you can scroll to the bottom
where it says, Tags Customers Associate with This Product
click on the ones that apply and/or you can create
your own words as tags, where it says create your first tag!

Art Journal Page 11

(click on the image for an up close look)

WE took a small day trip to New Orleans one weekend this summer!
I kept the maps to the zoo and aquarium which are used
here on this art journal page!

Puppy Chow Recipe

I entered in on a chance to win a Jeanne Oliver
camera bag over at Christy Tomlinson's blog!

I had to share a family tradition and the first thing that
came to mind is the famous PUPPY CHOW. We make it
every year. My youngest daughter would eat it all year if
I let I wanted to share the recipe with you!

Puppy Chow

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups of Chex cereal(whole box/any variety)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

In a large bowl, melt the choc chips, peanut butter and butter
in the microwave on high 1 minute, stir. And then 30 seconds or until
mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.

In a large bowl place cereal.
Pour chocolate mixture over cereal, gently stir
until evenly coated.

Then pour your powdered sugar over and gently stir until evenly
coated. If the bowl has a lid you can shake it around for a fast easy

You also can find this recipe on the back of Chex boxes
this time of year. Some people call it Muddy Buddies!

She Art fun

Remember the online art class She Art

(click on images for an up close look)

This one was done in my art journal on my youngest daughters
birthday. Both my daughters made one as well, they were
really cute!

Knowing Christy was offering an ornament workshop soon, it got
my wheels to I created this ornament! Isn't she cute!?!?

and then some She Art face ornaments, cute!

all of these ornaments are on my tree this year, they look great
along with everything else!

Art Journal Page 10

Oh, I had a lot of fun making this one!
(and if you haven't been following my art journal pages
these were done this summer)

McAlister FREE tea day...yummie, and I don't even drink tea!

Fun, fun stuff!!!

Hey, if your looking for an art journal online class to take hop on over
to Christy Tomlinson's page
for her art journal class

I am currently taking her She Art and She Art 2 class
and just signed up for the

Oh, boy! I am about to be a busy girl, right!?

Art Workshop

In an effort to continue to find me,
myself as an artist, I purchased the
She Art and She Art 2 online workshop
combo by Christy Tomlinson.

This is the first workshop
I've ever done! I found Christy's workshop through
another artist friend. Christy's constant style
of mix media art is so ME!
If I were to tell you of someone
who totally inspires me it would be
Christy. You can visit her over at her

She has a few videos under tutorials
you can watch of her work - Christy's tutorials
I watched all of them in no time. That's one reason
I choose to purchase these workshops, so that I
would have something to watch that held my attention
while I walk on the treadmill. My mother says there's
no way, she doesn't understand how I do such stuff on the
treadmill. But hey, if it works, it works!

Seeing her work, even prior to purchasing the workshop,
has shown me a different path to my art-stuff I already knew, but
has encourage me to apply. Usually, I am all
about abstract. It's been good! Mix media allows me
to be messy, like with my simple abstract and I like MESSY.

I hope one day to use some of my photography for some
mix media projects!

Christy's badge
from the workshop