Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Bliss List: Mamahood and Art

I took a lot of pictures this week. Didn't want to miss a moment and wanted to share with you.

My youngest son turned 5. We spent a fun filled day at the zoo seeing most of the animals, petting dog sharks, and watching dolphins leap and splash in the water.

For Mother's Day my husband gave me a huge bouquet of colorful flowers that I was able to split and create four pretty vases to set out for our family gathering.
My mom, sister, and me.
For the Mother's Day feast, I made Pioneer Woman's Tequila Lime Chicken, Mexican rice, and black beans with all the fixins of salsa, guacamole, and cheese. It was delicious and I highly encourage you to make it. For the plain eaters in the family, we grilled chicken legs. They were yummy too.
I've also been a painting fool. Throughout the day, my kitchen island alternates between the family diner and art studio. Painting has unlocked a joy in me that has been missing for awhile. A creative outlet just for me. I am so glad I took a few online art classes to show me the basics. Each time I paint I feel lighter, freer, and more adventurous.
This is from my art journal. I am thinking about creating an e-course about joy, beauty, art, and abundance. Would you be interested?
My little guy ready for Kindergarten.
Lastly, Preschool graduation was last night. My four kids have rolled through this program for nine years in a row. We hold the record. Two of my mom friends are close behind. Together we can put on a fun class party and clean up without the teachers having to do much at all. We have the system down. They even recognized us with a certificate and a dedicated parent award which meant a lot.

That's my bliss list. Thank you so much for letting me share with you.
Wishing you joy and peace,


  1. What an awesome list, Kathy! I really felt the joy and sun shine through your week - everything is so bright and bold! I'll have to try PW's tequila lime chicken! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

    1. Thank you Blair for catching some joy and light. You have a great weekend too.

  2. So very sweet... and such a lovely family, Kathy Anne. I came across this blog recently and thought that it would resonate with you (not that you are a crazy farmer's wife, but the look and feel of it since you are — Wildflower Ranch... enjoy!) --->

    Happy Spring!
    Love & blessings,
    xoxo Valerie

  3. I especially love your art!

  4. I always enjoy your lighthearted posts. What a wonderful family! And your artwork is so colorful,interested in seeing what you do with your e-course too.

  5. it's such a beautiful life,
    i love all the loving going on
    in your corner of the world,
    your art a gorgeous overflow
    from that magnificent heart of yours!
    thanks so much for sharing
    ...there is a lightburst
    every time you do:)

  6. Such a happy list! LOVE your art journal page so much. Art is something I've just rediscovered too - put me down for your course!!!