Tuesday, February 28, 2012



Last week Emme came to town! First stop. The Fieldhouse. We took ‘Pop’s’ lunch.


Next, I gave Emme a tour of the athletic complex. Football stadium, baseball field,

dugout, batting cage, practice fields. She found it quite entertaining and was especially

happy to find a chain bracelet (cheap and broken – so you wont think poorly or me for

keeping it) which she wouldn’t take off.


On the way home we stopped by to visit her buddy Tate. Which I’m happy to report,

‘she did not hit’ this time. In fact they had a blast drawing, jumping and running. We had

a fun day and words can not express how much I enjoyed spending a few days with Emme.

She is ADORABLE! I wish I had counted how many times I heard her sweet voice say,

“I thank you so very much”. My heart melted every time.


The following morning, I delighted in watching this adorable little girl eat her cheerios. With the

exception of the few spoonful’s she shared with the Schnauzers, Mitzi and Abby, she did very well.

While finishing up I noticed that Emme was picking up the Cheerios and putting them on the spoon.

As I moved in close for a picture, I heard her whisper to one particular Cheerio, “Let me get you.”


After breakfast we headed back to Tate’s for a little more fun! And speaking of fun, is this a great

idea? Tate’s mom Cassi, turned the short wall under their eating counter, which tends to collect

lot’s of footprints, into a giant chalkboard by simply painting it with flat black paint. I love this

idea for families of all ages! Just think of all the fun messages you could write on this!



In fact, it’s such a great idea I decided to “pin it!” to Pintrest! As well as her fun dining room!

Don’t you love the BIG, 6 x 4 foot sign? Look at the kid’s drawing table located in the

foyer/hall/wasted space under the huge Ikea map. This entire house screams, “FUN'”!!!

Oh, did someone mention "FUN"? Click here to read about our family gathering at the FARM!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

And the winner of the Birds Nest Giveaway is…..


The Bird’s Nest Paint workshop couldn’t have gone better. Everyone did a fabulous job!

See for yourself. Aren’t they amazing? Each one is unique yet lovely. We had a lot of fun!





A big thanks to all of you for the special day!


As promised I will be giving away the nest art today. Thanks to

all of you that entered. Your kind words were so encouraging.

The winner, which was randomly selected will need to email

me your mailing address and I will ship it on Monday!


Congratulations!   Christina Bourg Hughes, may it be a nice touch to your new nest!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Nest Giveaway!

This week I will be teaching a Bird's Nest Workshop.

I’ll paint a pretty little nest while I’m teaching. On Friday, I’ll give it away.

Would you like it?

…simply leave a comment & your name.

Don’t forget to check back Friday.

Oh, what a Wonderful gift is LOVE! Fill your hearts and go…

It's easy. Click on comment; wait for new screen; write & sign name; click Anonymous to send.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Nest for Sale!

Occasionally, someone will ask me if my paintings are for sale and the answer is an enthusiastic yes! The truth of the matter is I would love to sell my art. Especially now that I have a fully stocked studio, right here at home and will be painting up a storm in the days ahead. I have sold a lot of art over the years. Mostly through designers, a few shows and retail stores but moving a lot over the years has made it difficult to keep those connections.

I use to worry a lot about it but that sort of squelched my creativity and took the fun out of painting. So, I decided during the past year with another move behind us to take a new approach. One that makes my heart happy and makes my mind take a sigh of relief. In the days ahead I will simply paint what brings me joy, asking God to pour His beauty through me and onto the canvas and trust Him to provide a buyer.

Last week I painted this big grassy nest sitting on a bed of rocks. I really like it!

So if you love it and you'd like to buy it, I'll pack it up and ship it to you!

The details: Dimensions - 40" x 30", medium - Acrylic on stretched canvas, cost - $450.

Email me at www.roxannespradlin@yahoo.com with questions or kind words. Thank you.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Survivor Season Premiere a Success!

The season premiere of Survivor last night was a blast! Visit Beth's blog www.bethandcompany.blogspot.com/ for the highlights of the evening! Congrats Kimberly! You looked beautiful on the big screen and sounded great!You did a nice job of staying under the radar. Smart girl. We watched it again tonight and we are very proud of you.

And Beth we were touched by all the amazing things that you did to make last night special! It couldnt have been better! You are a wonderful sister...and president of the Kim Fan Club!

Coach and I were so glad we went !

Wednesday, February 15, 2012



Tonight’s the night. It’s finally here! Eighteen castaways will hit the beach to compete in the 24th season

of Survivor.  Our crazy amazing daughter Kimberly will be one of them!  We still can’t grasp it. Many

of you know her well but for those who have not had the pleasure of watching her grow up, here are

a few highlights from her past. Were convinced that the combination of her life experiences will

benefit her in the CBS competition.

Here we go! 1) Kimberly is athletic. She played soccer, basketball, fast pitch softball all through her



childhood and when she was in high school, she was on a State Championship volleyball team. She’s a competitor! A team player. Yet, she knows how to lead.


2) Kim loves to laugh and have fun. Play awkward jokes on people. She treats everyone like family and she has lot’s of friends! Everyone likes Kim.

3) She is brave. The word ‘caution’ is not in her vocabulary.  She would spin on roller blades, ski off mountains, fly to the moon and back in a bungee chair, jump off tall bridges, raft through dangerous white water and travel foreign lands. She loves adventure and turns everything into a fun game.

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4) She’s a natural beauty… glows from the inside out. She is confident, kind and kooky. A good combination.


5) She is tough and fearless. She has a good head on her shoulders.  She is real tall.


6) She is not afraid to take a risk…it runs in the family.



Water makes her smile. Sun and sand are her friends. Storms are her favorite!


6) She is a woman of vision. Thinks straight and sees things clearly! Very forgiving.

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7) Practiced and prepared she couldn’t be more ready!


8) Kimberly loves competition, adventure, wilderness, physical and mental challenge.


9) She can fish, hunt and build fires…

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shoot a target.

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10) Jump, slide, toss, run, swim, dive, climb, swing, throw, catch and balance.


11) She delights in being outdoors. It brings her great joy to be close to nature. Surrounded  by the  


sun, the moon, the stars and the One who created all of heaven and earth for her to enjoy.


12) She loves people. It will be real fun to watch her tonight on the 24th season of  Survivor –

One World. On CBS, 7:00 CST.  Hope you’ll tune in and cheer on our girl!