Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Project 365: 59/365 - Dinner Out

Project 365: 59/365 - Dinner Out

I seriously could not be coaxed to work in the kitchen that night. One guess as to where we picked up dinner.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Project 365: 58/365 - Steak & Bleu Cheese

Project 365: 58/365 - Steak & Bleu Cheese

Met with my dear friend Beth for lunch at Panera today. The steak and bleu cheese salad has got to be one of my singular faves on the menu.

Also, note the AMAZING new bag that Beth made for me. She hand-embroidered the design on the front to match my tattoo and added my name--Mangy. So fun!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Project 365: 57/365 - Appetizer

Project 365: 57/365 - Appetizer

Some nommy cream cheese wontons and chicken wings from my mom's Thai restaurant.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Project 365: 56/365 - Snake House

Project 365: 56/365 - Snake House

Since we had the cardboard out for the shields earlier in the week, and the kids got snakes at the museum over the weekend, they decided to make a house for them.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Project 365: 55/365 - Infrared

Project 365: 55/365 - Infrared

This is the infrared image of a table that appeared on a monitor at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. That's my infrared handprint. Science is AWESOME.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Project 365: 54/365 - Art Gallery

Project 365: 54/365 - Art Gallery

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Project 365: 53/365 - Robot

Project 365: 53/365 - Robot

My daughter is enjoying my son's new Legos as well. I love when they create stuff without the instruction booklets.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Project 365: 52/365 - Blocks o' Love

Project 365: 52/365 - Blocks o' Love

My boy has officially been introduced to those blocks of love called Legos. He just received his first big set of Lego bricks in the mail. Wahoo!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Project 365: 51/365 - Perched

Project 365: 51/365 - Perched

Caption this in the comments!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Project 365: 50/365 - Shield of Faith

Project 365: 50/365 - Shield of Faith

His sister made a shield of faith (look it up in Ephesians) at Sunday school, so he had to make one too.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Project 365: 49/365 - Generic Spam

Project 365: 49/365 - Generic Spam

Generic Spam? Really? I can't even fathom consuming this...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Project 365: 48/365 - Storytime

Project 365: 48/365 - Storytime

I like to include toes from this angle. Almost always.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Project 365: 47/365 - Hot Pop

Project 365: 47/365 - Hot Pop

Red Hots, melted and mixed with corn syrup, then drizzled on popped popcorn.

Original Short Stories for a Quick Read

Our Christmas break Eight Players writers group wrote a short story entitled Let Them Eat Cake (but not chocolate), and the final version is now available at Lulu.com. I just received the writers' copies in the mail this week, and they look great! Here's a brief synopsis of this quick read:

Mister Y is a criminal mastermind with a weakness for red velvet cake. When his great-granddaughter posts his illegal chocolate recipe on the internet for all to see, he is forced to change his priorities.

Meanwhile, back at the dental office, a llama and an elf wage a war against their boss and each other, entangling with Mister Y’s devious plot when their fight takes them to a nearby pirate bakery. 
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.



For an even shorter (and free!) read, you can download my short story, The Question, on Lulu as well. It's even formatted for e-readers!

Eustace has an important question for his 6th period science teacher. But will he ever get up the nerve to ask?

Download it for free HERE.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Project 365: 46/365 - Punched Out

Project 365: 46/365 - Punched Out

Frequent visits to this fun, local drive-through coffee shop pay off in more than just great coffee.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Project 365: 45/365 - Psalm 62:2

Project 365: 45/365 - Psalm 62:2

Found this in front of our favorite ice cream place.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Project 365: 44/365 - Bubble Globe

Project 365: 44/365 - Bubble Globe

Bonus points if you know what unique kind of soda this is and what the bubbles are clinging to.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Project 365: 43/365 - All Pinked Up

Project 365: 43/365 - All Pinked Up

Table settings for a Valentine's ladies luncheon.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Project 365: 42/365 - Wilikers

Project 365: 42/365 - Wilikers

I may have already posted a picture of Wilikers, but he demands to be seen. I must comply...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Project 365: 41/365 - Frosted

Project 365: 41/365 - Frosted

I love mornings when we wake up and see that the city has been frosted overnight.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Here There Be Fairies


The other day, a dear friend of mine posted this enchanting image of her daughter (above) running through the woods. The moment I saw it, I knew some Photoshop magic needed to be worked into it as a surprise for my friend and her daughter.

The image below is the result of my impulses. It is a collage of sorts, pieced together with images from the internet, and enhanced with some special lighting effects to give it a little sparkle.


I posted this on my friend's Facebook wall this morning. She loved it. :o)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Project 365: 40/365 - Trio Bot

Project 365: 40/365 - Trio Bot

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Project 365: 39/365 - Freebie

Project 365: 39/365 - Freebie

This is what you get when you have to wait too long at Sonic. Yay!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Project 365: 38/365 - Portrait

Project 365: 38/365 - Portrait

My son drew a picture of me. I love it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Project 365: 371/365 - Staff Meeting

Project 365: 371/365 - Staff Meeting

Yes, our staff meetings almost always include food of some sort. There was also pizza for lunch.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Project 365: 36/365 - Novelists

Project 365: 36/365 - Novelists

These fine young writers are a part of my Inkaholics 9 writers group. We're collaborating on a story about a blacksmith apprentice, a newly graduated wizardess, and an herbalist dragon.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Project 365: 35/365 - Sprout

Project 365: 35/365 - Sprout

Friday, February 3, 2012

Project 365: 34/365 - Writing

Project 365: 34/365 - Writing

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Project 365: 32/365 - Voyeur

Project 365: 32/365 - Voyeur

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Project 365: 33/365 - Currently Reading

Project 365: 33/365 - Currently Reading