Monday, January 18, 2016

A Celebration...Or Two!

 Another week has gone by and we are nearing the end of January-already??? Hope this week has begun on a good note for everyone. In my last T post I mentioned we were expecting to get some of our first snow-and we did!! Tuesday evening presented us with a wicked but fascinating snow squall! Thankfully it didn't last long and I even went out and got some photos of it-just for YOU:) Scroll down to the end for the art part.

  I had no idea what I would get because the snow was blowing on my camera and in my face but I thought that last two which appear to have orbs floating around were pretty cool!

 Hubby had a birthday this past Sunday so first we celebrated Sat. night by going out to eat at one of several favorite places downtown-the Hotel Bethlehem.  Our crab cake dinners were fabulous-no fillers in those cakes!:

and the manager whom we got to know came over and offered Bill dessert on the house!

                         He chose a molten lava cake and enjoyed every bite.

 Sunday I made a traditional spaghetti and meatball dinner with homemade sauce, salad, Tuscan garlic bread, and a homemade chocolate cake (hubby's request). Our son and his girlfriend and my Mom came over. We began with champagne and opening of gifts:

                               Mom insisted I show off the whole apron:):)

                               Opening the fun gift I got him which was this....

 an Elvis Presley Bobblehead!! And knowing my Mom would LOVE this herself I got her one too!! I only got this because Bill mentioned something about having one when we were discussing Elvis while his Peanut bobblehead was looking on:) My son and I joked about this being the way we like Elvis-silent-ha ha!! However, Elvis music was on the CD player all evening cuz after all , it was Bill's birthday.  Elvis came along to sing happy birthday too:

 We all had such a blast and laughed the night away, and I must say it was a perfect evening!
Here's to my T Stands for Tuesday gals, and especially Deb :). Personally I got enough Elvis, so that should last for another year (at least when I'm home:)!

 I managed to squeeze in some art by doing this journal page:

  I bet most of you know what artist this inspiration came from! As for my new online class I just began delving into it so you will have to wait until my next post later this week to see some art etc.
Linking this to  Try It On Tuesday (theme is "silhouettes" ), along with Art Journal Every Day later this week.

 Be well, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

                               " Life is a celebration, enjoy it well."        Uruj Shahid


  1. Great post Linda. Love the snow photos, just fantastic. Your dinner out looks great, glad your OH had such a good birthday. Love your apron, very stylish! And beautiful art to top it off - you had a good week! Happy T Day. hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, Linda, what a great post. It's amazing what those snowflakes did. You looked like you were in a snow globe. They were wonderful. I'd have braved the weather, if I got photos like that, too.

    Are you telling us that hubby didn't give you a single bite of that molten lava cake? And to think you had to endure Elvis on top of that. I know I've been given the evil eye before, but I am NOT an Elvis fan, so I'm glad you didn't pipe in any music with this post (grin). I did laugh at the bobble heads. That comment you and your son made was a hoot!

    So glad you shared the entire apron because I tried to read it through the folds. It's adorable.

    You made some lovely art this week, and I like that silhouette.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your husband's birthday, your champagne and coffee, your apron, and the bobble heads with us for T this Tuesday. And please wish your husband a very happy, albeit belated, birthday.

  3. I felt right at home with Elvis at your party :) He has a birthday in January, too.

    Having the right attitude makes all the difference, doesn't it! Happy T Tuesday!

  4. Thank you for sharing such a special and fun celebration!
    Hope Bill is still celebrating.
    Your Elvis chat made me giggle.
    You look darling in your French apron.
    Lovely artwork too!
    Happy T Day my friend oxo

  5. great Apron and fun present for your hubby. he had a wonderful bday for sure! and i especially love the third of the snow photos with the mysterious red light shining through!

  6. Wonderful snow pictures, and many congratulations to your husband. Sounds and looks like he had a very enjoyable day. A wonderful quote on your lovely art work.

  7. Me again - Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Hugs, Valerie

  8. Another lovely post Linda:)

    Happy birthday to your OH... looks like he had a great time and enjoyed his presents!

    Your snow pictures are amazing... -2 here today... no snow though...

    Love your art... that quote is SO true ;)

    Karen x

  9. Loving hose snow photos. We had some last week, but thankfully not too much. Don't think I could have coped with that as well. Hubby had to drive through some nasty snow to get to work.
    I like your pressie for Hubby. My friend is a bit Elvis fan, but three tracks in one evening is quite enough for me!!
    I would love to try that desert your Hubby had. I hope he gave you a bit!!
    Lovely silhouette picture.

  10. What a delightful and loving post ~ Wonderful family and fun! Happy Birthday and what a great time he shared with all of you ~ a treasure.

    Love your journal page ~ I started an artist journal ~ only on page 3 and moving right along ~ fun! No pressure is the best!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  11. Oh, snow! Great! Looks cold though.
    Your hubby's birthday sounds and looks like it was a great day! I love seeing all the photos of you and your family. I tried to read the writing on the apron, so I'm glad your mum suggested to show it.
    Thank you for visiting earlier. Sorry for the late comment, I've been out all day.
    Happy T-day,

  12. Love the snow globes! What a fun birthday party!
    Cute art journal page, too. Happy T-Day! :)

  13. A wonderful post to read, with super photos. Thank you for sharing your fantastic journal page with us at TioT's.

  14. Fabulous post Linda! Lucky hubby having two celebrations! Hmmm, Elvis, no thank you! I love your journal page! Happy T Day, Chrisx

  15. Sounds like you had a great time celebrating your Hubs birthday :) Love the art today too and that apron is fantastic :) I love aprons ♥♥♥

  16. Such a fantastic celebration! What a lovely family you all are!
    Happy T-Day Linda! Thank you for sharing this fabulous page with us at TioT's!

  17. Looks like a fun party. And wow- I LOVE those snow photos. The rob part is great! Are you in the path of the BIG snowstorm due at the end of the week? We are hoping it misses us up here in New England. Keeping my fingers crossed you don't get too much snow. Love your art today too! Those Dina stencils are one of my favorites.

  18. What a great celebration, Linda! The apron photo is so fun!
    Fabulous page! Love the fantastic combination of colors and the design.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar x

  19. LOVE your new blog header Linda.
    What a fun party.....Elvis style....LOL
    LOVE the snow effect you got on your camera lens....brave girl, you are, for going OUT into the blizzard to take photos....LOL
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit this week and for the lovely comment. I missed a week and it feels like forever....

  20. What a cool, trendy page, colorful, and fun!
    Some of the snow pictures remind me of the bokeh technique, never tried it myself, but it was quite on trend, at least last year...

  21. Sorry I am so late in visiting and wishing Bill a hunka, hunka, Happy Birthday! I thought it only right that I enjoy this post with Elvis music playing--seriously, how can anyone dislike that sound?

    I must admit I have quite a bit of Elvis kitsch, but not a bobblehead. So adorable that you got your Mom one, too! Maybe I'll do a tea post one week.

    Your silhouette art and the quote are really nicely done!

    Happy Belated T Day!

  22. The color combination of having the right attitude is so unusual and so gorgeous! Also, your snow photos could be paintings.

  23. HI Linda, really enjoyed reading your post, looks like Hubby had a great birthday - and wonderful snowy photos too.
    Love your journal page with the silhouette and it's great background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT,
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog.

  24. Love the colors and how the black just pops off this. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z


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