Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Long time, no see, yada yada yada


October is strangely one of the busiest months of the year around here. I think it is because it is the first month that we are guaranteed that it won’t be like living on the surface of the sun so everyone plans events. This year, we’ve had the most pleasant late summer and autumn. It almost felt like being back north. So fabulous. Now it is cold, as it should be in November. I’m loving it less but it is nice to have what feels like normal seasons to this Yankee.

October was filled with homework (first grade is hard y’all), crafty fun, fall parties, lots of soup, and I can’t even tell you what else. Steve and I celebrated our 8th anniversary of wedded bliss. Sabrina was Cinderella for Halloween and Tessa was a butterfly for the second year in a row. Also, I just want to announce that as of October 29th, I finished our Christmas cards AND ordered them. How about I just share a few photos?


I think I’m going to work on canvases this winter and then do a craft show in the spring and see if anyone likes them enough to buy them. I thought about one this fall but it was coming up really fast and I would have had to work furiously to have enough. Part of the allure of this is that it is fun. I don’t want it to not be fun so spring seemed like a more reasonable time frame.

I made a wedding gift for one of Steve’s co-workers. I hope they liked it.

A gift for a sweet friend:

And for my kitchen. My own Beyonce. Knock Knock. I kind of love her. I smile every time I see her.


posted under Crafty, family
4 Comments to

“Long time, no see, yada yada yada”

  1. On November 1st, 2012 at 12:03 pm jane Says:

    Maybe an etsy page, too? I’d love a Beyonce for my kitchen!

  2. On November 1st, 2012 at 8:27 pm Alleen Says:

    I love your canvasses!!!! I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t sell well. And yes, an Etsy page!

  3. On November 2nd, 2012 at 11:49 am debbie Says:

    Your girls are getting so big!
    My oldest is also in 1st grade and I KNOW!! about the homework. Sadly, I really fear third grade.
    And I love your artwork. They are very unique and lovely.

  4. On November 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm Shannon Says:

    I’d buy those. They’re darling!