Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So after having a fussy baby on your hands for 5+ hours, going off of very little sleep yourself- you finally see light at the end of the tunnel.  The baby was falling asleep.  Peacefully in her crib, you sit down to take a little nap yourself.  And then- DING DONG- the doorbell rings.  The dog starts barking, the baby starts crying, and a clueless salesman from the cable company is standing at your door.

I recently received a request from a lady asking for a sign she could hang outside, so people would quit ringing the door bell during the day.  I have heard from several SAHM/WAHM's that there are constantly people going door-to-door- from the postman that leaves the oversized package, the boy scout selling popcorn, to the cable man trying to get you to upgrade your service.

If you notice in the picture, we worded this sign without mention to a baby sleeping.  Because we all know there are plenty of crazies out there!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's Game Time!

I'm almost finished with October orders! The last few are going out this week/first of next week. This weekend, I got into the Christmas spirit at the Junior League of Raleigh's Shopping SPREE! We had a great time and got some good ideas and inspiration from a few vendors. I would love to have a booth at this event when I turn byPAMI into a full time business- but for now I'll stick with my little blog :) I spent the morning getting my Christmas orders organized! My wonderful mama helps me out by base painting. She has it down to a fine science, and it helps me out tremendously! So everything is labeled and ready to be based. If you need to get me any finial details of your orders- please email me as soon as possible! Because starting November 1- its time to start on the Christmas orders! I've got everything good to go to have all orders complete by the end of November so I can enjoy December paint free! I've got a few gifts for family and friends that I will be working on in early December, but I'm 85% finished with Christmas shopping already!!!!  Thank you for everyone who has placed orders!!!  Only 60 days until Christmas!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Anniversary to us!

Just wanted to take a second out of my crazy day to wish my hubs a Happy 3rd Anniversary! 
I love you very much!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Christmas Orders

I will only be taking orders through 10/16.  All orders placed after 10/16 will not be guaranteed for Christmas!


OK it's SALE time! I have lined up some inventory to sell before I take on the Christmas rush! All letters are $4.00 each, unless noted on the picture. To see the letter closer, simply click on the picture.
These are first come, first serve.
At this time I will not be offering the option to order any additional letters- what I have are all listed below.
This is great if you are looking for a single letter to hang on the nursery door, front door of your house, decoration on the mantle, secret santa gift or something fun to jazz up your cubicle. Letters can be turned into ribbon holders for an additional $ 3.00 per letter (what a steal!).
Everything is completely customizable to your liking. Some letters are currently painted, but all letters will be sanded prior to your design being painted.
To order- shoot me an email. If you need my email address it can be found by clicking on the email link in the sidebar to the right. Once you get a confirmation email from me- it's ordered! At this time I take check and cash- I will email you with further payment instructions. I will be taking orders for letters listed below from 10/7 through 10/14. After that, the sale is over. So please order prior to 10/14. Shipping is based on address, and will be added in addition to the letter price. All items will be shipped out by mid- November. If you have any questions, please ask! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


First, how cute is Jocelyn?!?  Such a happy little girl! 

I painted Jocelyn's letters to match her classic/modern nursery.  Her mom wanted something simple that could make the transition from baby to toddler.  Jocelyn's dad was concerned about anything hanging on the wall behind the crib- so we went with light weight canvas letters.

Newly Established...

I rarely have time to paint things for my own family and friends, which is a good problem if you think about it.  It's my goal to get a few things painted for my family during the month of October- we'll see how that goes.

(Me, Jessica, and Katie)

My best friend from high school is engaged and is getting married in Mexico next month.  Many of their friends and family aren't able to go to the wedding (including us), so they had a pre-wedding "Party with Katie and Marty" party(---got that?).  We had a great time, and it was good to catch up with some old girlfriends.  I painted Katie and Marty an "established" sign as a little wedding gift.  She loved it!

Organizing the little things...

I've made a ton of hair bow holders lately.  They make a nice personalized, useful gift.  Perfect for moms to keep all their little girl's bows organized and in one place.  I've personalized them many different ways from using monograms, to names, and just the first initial.  They make a great gift for birthdays, Christmas, and new big sister present!