Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cincinnati, East Side, West Side and more love

I've been getting some really good feedback about my Cincinnati Love stickers (I've got mine on my car!) So I've ordered stickers to give out for free to get the word spread!

Cincinnati, however, is more of an 'umbrella' if you will. So I've decided to break it down a bit, to more specific areas!

See more below!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cincinnati Love

I know those 'I Love Cincinnati' stickers are everywhere, but I wanted to be different and make my own. So I did. What do you think?

I'm going to do a test run with my Xyron machine at home and put one in my back window. If enough people like them, I might just get some professionally made and sell them. Let me know what you think so I can get a better idea!

You can buy some here :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I mean, 2 years is long time.

Congratulations to me and Todd! Todd and and I have reached our 2 year anniversary! We had a fun filled day for sure. He made me lunch, which is huge in itself ;) then we did a little shopping in the gateway quarter downtown. After that, we headed to Sungs for a drink or 2 before freezing our tails off at the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. I was a little bummed out this time around because they are doing construction on the Cat House, therefore it wasn't open to the public. We did, however, get some souvenir mugs for our hot chocolate. :)

Always a good sight - my man cooking for me :)

It was cold!!!

Todd did a great job with my gift this year - beautiful turquoise earrings and a bracelet to go with it. He also got me some Eye of Ra earrings!

I gave Todd a bracelet that I found at Mr. Grim's Nostalgic Nook down in New Richmond, Ohio, from a little day trip we took this summer. It's a silver ID bracelet, so I had it engraved with our anniversary date, 12-27-08. I also drew him a picture of the Joker, whom he absolutely loves.

It's been a wonderful 2 years and I can't wait to celebrate another New Year with Todd!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!

There's snow outside, Christmas joy is in the air and I've been a busy little bird.

First, here's this years Christmas card. Which, I have to apologize to a few people - I accidentally put 3 envelopes in the mail without a stamp, and I don't know who they were addressed to! Hold tight, as soon as they come back to me in the mail (fingers crossed) I'll send them out again; this time with stamps!

Second, there's a new restaurant of the month and song of the week!

If you haven't been to The Wine Guy Bistro in Rookwood Commons, you need to check it out. Amazing food, great wine and a trendy atmosphere. Todd and I had the bruschetta, Italian wedding soup and the Margherita pizza - simply delicious!

This week's song was on Glee a few weeks ago, in the episode 'Special Education'. I loved these songs, and purchased them before the episode was even over! Their cover of 'I've Had the Time of My Life' by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes and 'Valerie' by Amy Winehouse was soulful, impressive and inevitably catchy with a hint of toe tappin' in there somewhere! Check the link to watch the performance.

And lastly, I've been busy painting some beautiful heels! All 3 pairs are currently on display in Dutch's Wine Shop in Hyde Park, and also available on my Etsy shop - which is here if you haven't been there before. Check the pictures below!

Audrey Hepburn

Marilyn Monroe

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

In other good news, I sold my Beatles paintings, Cary Grant and Grace Kelly within a few weeks of each other last month! Thanks to my supporters :)

Merry Christmas everyone - I hope you have a blessed holiday with your families and loved ones.