I attended three wonderful weddings in the past couple of months and was so happy to have been able to make plaques for all of the couples. It's such a special feeling I have when I design these plaques with my friends in mind. 

This plaque was made for a special couple who have had a long distance relationship and were finally able to arrange a wedding in the Washington DC temple. You can find it on my Etsy shop here

 This sweet plaque was designed for two friends who were getting married after a long relationship. This cottage is their special place and from pictures on Facebook, I was able to design this plaque for their very happy occasion. You can find it on Etsy here.

I really love this nautical plaque I designed for my cousin and her new husband. A beautiful, young couple who were married on Cape Cod at a gorgeous wedding. You can find it on my Etsy shop here


Monterrey Temple Experience

My brother and his wife returned recently from serving a mission for the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Monterrey, Mexico temple. My brother wanted to give his wife a special birthday present and commissioned a plaque which included the temple, but also many of the natural wonders of the Monterrey area that they came to love so much, including Saddleback Mountain in the background. It was such a joy imagining the two of them experiencing these beauties as I was researching and painting them. I hope it will be a permanent reminder of their time there.

Cutest New Baby Plaques Ever!

My daughter and partner just sent these adorable owl name plaques to some friends who had new babies. I think they are so adorable. I love how they are both owls, but have their distinct personalities. Especially the hipster boy. The color palettes are so wonderful, too. 

She created this new fox plaque for another baby, also. It's a different take on her previous fox plaque, and so fun. Lucky babies, these.


New bathroom means new plaques

We have lived in a home for 29 years with a 1965 pink and gray bathroom and always said we would update. Finally, this month, we had the pink tub and trim reglazed and it looks amazing. So, removal of gross shower doors, a new paint job, new shower and window curtains and wow! a beautiful new room. So, of course, when I wanted some finishing touches, I designed some plaques.  "Choose Happy" seemed a perfect sentiment to wake up to every morning and to read before going to bed, so I created this fun plaque for over the light fixture.

Unfortunately as I was finishing hanging this happy plaque, I dropped the hammer on our sink and broke it. So, now we not only have to get a new sink, but get the guy who installed it for us to come back and install the new one!
But, that didn't stop me from hanging the other three plaques I had created for another wall.

Once I get my new sink, I will have the bathroom I have dreamed of for many, many years.


As For Me and My House

For awhile I have wanted to design a sign for our front door and have always loved the scripture, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". So I came up with this:
I'm pretty happy with it.


We are expanding!

My daughter has joined my business and I am very excited. Her work is beautiful, and it's so fun to share ideas and expand our inventory. Here is an example of three of her pieces:

Aren't they beautiful? You can find them on our Etsy shop herehere, and here.

Home is an anchor

I'm pretty tickled with this one hook coat rack with an anchor signifying home. You can find it on my Etsy shop here here.


Valentines, anyone?

Just calming down from the Christmas orders rush and on to my second favorite holiday. I have always loved Valentine's Day and everything that goes with it. I have designed some ornaments/gifts/gift tags and some small plaques which are perfect for gifts. Our family always gives gifts to each other on Valentines' Day morning at breakfast; do you give gifts to your loved ones? These would be very sweet gifts for anyone you love.

These can all be found in my Etsy shop here. Our shop is now called: Out of the Woods Company.