Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

To learn more about Blog Your Blessings Sunday, look here.

Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Upcoming Event for allieart4children - Arts and Craft Show to Benefit Military Families

Wow! Only one week for me to finish getting my ducks in a row for the Calera National Guard Benefit Arts and Craft Show that will be held June 6th from 8am to 4pm at the Armory in Calera.

The couple who are organizing this wonderful event, Becky and Steve Mize, had heard many stories of soldiers not being able to find work, keep work, or maintain a normal life immediately before deployment and after they return home. They put their concern for these men and women and their families into action, and have worked incredibly hard to organize and advertise this terrific show.

Please take some time to check out Becky and Steve's Etsy shop, HappyHippyWear, for beautifully made, roomy totes (for grown ups and little ones)and adorable pillow case dresses!

25 artisans will be selling their handmade items, from purses to pottery. There will also be a canned food drive and representatives will be taking up donations for the Family Readiness Group. Food vendors will also be on hand with tasty treats! The show will happen rain or shine - either inside or out!

I can't wait to be a part of this show, and am busily preparing new photo pendants, matted prints, ACEO's, onsies and a portrait portfolio! If you are in the neighborhood, stop by, shop, and say hello!

Glass tile photo pendant

matted "cygnets" print

"Ruby Red" ACEO

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Renewed in my Etsy shop!

For more of my newest work, visit my Etsy shop here.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

I am grateful for the beauty all around us, and for my precious family and friends who make my life richer and much more fun! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rain, rain, go away!

Not the best day for photography, but we had fun and made some cool discoveries anyway........enjoy!


cute, but destructive


working hard

Here's hoping for a little sunshine tomorrow!
Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

I am thankful for..........

little surprises! See that little guy?

Have a wonderful Sunday! allie

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A giveaway from Allover Art!

If you love jewelry and, nature or Etsy, and especially if you love all three - you have to take a look at Allover Art's incredible work. Visit her Etsy shop, and stop by her blog to enter her latest giveaway!

In addition to her pendants, rings and earrings, she also specializes in custom pet portraits, so you can keep that furry little friend you love close to your heart!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Happy Mother's Day everyone!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Let's celebrate our mothers with a giveaway!

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce

I was sidetracked earlier in the week by a bug that made us all sick, so I am late in getting this up, but I wanted to post it anyway. Better late then never!

I wanted to have a giveaway in honor of Mother's Day. To say thank you to all of the women who are mothers to us for all they have done and all they continue to do. This is my second Mother's Day without my precious mama, but as I have said here before, I know that she is at peace, and am thankful to God every day for that. I miss her terribly, but want to celebrate her life and her love for me at this special time of year.

In honor of my mother, an avid gardener, photographer and nature-lover, my children and I are planting flowers in our yard. I am thrilled that my children share a love of growing things - it must be genetic!

To enter, please leave a comment here on how you celebrate and honor your mother, or anyone who is like a mother to you. I am excited to hear about your celebrations, memories and tributes. Share your stories with us!

I will draw the winner's name out of a hat on May 31st! And the winner will receive a 5x7 print of the poppy photo above. Be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you!

Thank you for stopping by ! I look forward to hearing your stories!

Happy Mother's Day!

Take care, allie

Wow! Featured today on the POE Team blog!

I am very grateful to Ann Wilkinson for kindly considering me for the POE Team blog. I really enjoyed "talking" with Ann, and appreciate the exposure very much. I feel so honored to have been included! Stop by and take a look around - the POE blog is filled with interesting interviews and heaps of helpful information about all aspects of photography.

Get to know more about my interviewer, Ann Wilkinson, by visiting her Etsy shop or website, or visit her incredible blog.

Sunday, May 3, 2009