Thursday, May 30, 2013

Draw, Paint, Dry, Repeat!

I have so many posts to share with you guys.  Prom pics, braces pics, and on Friday my daughter Sierra is going to her 8th grade formal dance.  So, I will have those pics to share with you all too!  Too many things I want to do, and so little time.  If I could clone myself I would.  

Any-hoo...since I'm up to my arms in paint these days preparing for our upcoming August event, I decided to post a frequently requested video showing how I paint.  Not to mention this is all I really have time to post right now.  While viewing also note that the paint I use is non toxic as I mention on all the sites my business is linked to.  My dog, Rags can highly attest to this fact because he's always eating the dried paint flecks off the drop cloth.  To him it's Pâté.   O_o   I've been painting for 3yrs, and for 3yrs he's been eating paint.  ...And, he's still alive!  Check him out in my vlog below.  Hope you enjoy.  Until next time...peace and blessings 

Painting Live with Sonya M. Jones

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Blue Jay Bird Mafia!

Around our parts, Blue Jays rule the roost.  Blue Jays although pretty, can be nasty blue-headed bullies.  However, the truth of the matter is these birds are pretty smart for having a bird brain.  From a mother's point of view, I can't help but think that somewhere along the evolutionary chain, mama Blue Jays were made into an image of a great mom.  

Every spring, Blue Jays, which I have respectfully renamed the Blue Jay Mafia, take over our neighborhood mailboxes & trees.  From late April until about mid June us home owners have to walk with guarded caution in fear of getting dive bombed by these aggressive little critters.  Except for me that is...for I have learned how to deal with these pint size bullies.  It all started when...

Two springs ago, mama Blue Jay aka Elle Driver decided to make a nest in the mailbox across the street from ours.  This is also where my children use to wait for the school bus in the morning & get dropped off in the afternoon.  Everyday for two weeks my two children would come running into the house saying that the birds were attacking them.  I blew them off...believing they were exaggerating.  This was due to the fact that when I went outside to walk the dog or exercise no birds ever bothered me.  Finally, the out spoken one said (my daughter),  "MOM, I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!  THAT BIRD ALMOST BIT MY FACE OFF!"   So, I decided to investigate the matter.  For two mornings I watched as...

Scoop the lookout perched his self on top of the stop sign which faces the side of our house.  As soon as my children would come outside he would start chirping away. 

Then the Tattletale aka Mrs. Kravis (from the show Bewitched) would let out a shriek that sounded like "Jaaaaaaaaay!  JaaaaaaaY! 

Then Elle Driver aka Mama Blue Jay would come out of no where swooping down like a 747 jet aiming for my children's heads.  Well, you know this meant war!  No bully birds were going to keep terrorizing my babies.

Now, I know Elle Driver was instinctively protecting her babies, so I asked the bus driver if she would pick up and drop the kids off further down the block.  You would have thought this would have solved the issue.  NOT!   By week 4 it was getting to the point that my children wouldn't even be out of the garage door good, and here came Elle in full attack mode.  Like a mama hawk!  So, I decided it was time to teach Elle, and her cronies a lesson.  I waited until after 3:00 in the afternoon when I knew Elle and her gang would be searching for dinner before settling in for the evening.  I got in my car, drove up to the mailbox, and parked right in front of it.  Sure enough Elle came flying over squawking like a bird gone mad!  Poor Elle...she was about to lose her freaking mind because I was sitting there, blocking the entrance to her babies.  I had flipped the script...terrorizing her the way she and her cronies had been doing to my children for weeks.   I sat there for about 2 min, then circled around the cul-de-sac, and parked my car back into the garage.  When I came outside Elle was perched on top of the mailbox post.  Boy, she was GLARING at me.  Now, I don't want to get all Alfred Hitchcock Bird movie here but, if looks could kill...  Well, I glared right back at her for a good 10 seconds or so.  Then I stuck my neck out, pointed my finger at her, waved it around, and said "Now look!  This ends now!  If you leave my babies alone, I'll leave your babies alone.  Is that understood?"  Then I turned on my heels, and went into the house.  She must have fully understood because....

the next morning I didn't have a problem out of Elle Driver.  Scoop still chirped, and Mrs. Kravis still screeched Jaaaaaaay...JaaaaaaaaY, but Elle did not come swooping down like a 747 jet.  Instead, she flew straight into her mailbox nest, and went inside.  Once inside she came to the entrance of the mailbox, peeked out as if to say truce.  We had come to a parental understanding.  I didn't have anymore problems out of Elle or any other Blue Jay mamas after that.  Elle's eggs hatched, and guess what?   She even let me get close enough to look at her peeps, and take a pic!  Priceless!  Until next time...peace and blessings♥  

Take at look @Elle's babies below ↓

Friday, May 3, 2013

25 random things about moi'...Believe it or Not!

Oh, Winnie the Pooh would say.  I can't seem to keep up with my blogging.  There's just too much stuff going on.  Life is coming at me at 180 mph, and is stopping for a brief moment to allow me to gas up.  I really want to apologize for not getting around to read my favorite bloggers posts for the last two weeks or so.  My goal is to resume my regular schedule next week.  So, hopefully I will be blog hopping again soon.   

This post in particular is supposed to be about my Blue Jay fiasco I know, but I haven't finished writing it yet.  So, I thought it would be fun to tell you a few things about little ole' me instead.  Well, nix the little part...medium perhaps. 

 25 Random Things That ONLY My Mother Knew About Me (And Now You Do):

  1. I cry during movies, and sometimes commercials.
  2. Born & raised New Yorker, but I the Dallas Cowboys...not the NY Giants!
  3.  I Charlotte, North Carolina.  Best city ever!
  4. I can be a real bitch (trust me, no one knew this more than my mother.)
  5. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday next to Christmas...oh, and my bday (Nov. 25th which is an official holiday by the way.)
  6. I’m a Sagittarius #teamsag!! And very proud!
  7. I refuse to get a tattoo.  Giving birth was enough pain for me thank you very much.
  8. I’m addicted to chocolate more specifically GHIRARDELLI.
  9. I have a degree in business management, but art & music are my 1st loves.  Hair styling is my 2nd.
  10. I am scared to death fish heads!  I like to eat fish not meet it.
  11. I learned to drive at 23.  Only because my mother made me.  Seriously, who needs a car in New York? 
  12. I was born in New York, but the only New York sports team I like are the Yankees (baseball.)  My husband still wonders how he married a traitor.
  13. I can draw & paint my butt off, but can't frost a cake worth a damn.  
  14. My best friend lives in Baltimore, Maryland.  WARNING: when we are together it’s insane.  Ask anyone, you’ll need to be prepared for crazy! 
  15. I want to be skinny, but I love to eat too much, and I wine.
  16. I try to cut out eating sweets for a month at least twice a year.  Helps my fluff not to expand.
  17. I love to sing, and dance in front of the mirror.  Partying by myself is a big high. 
  18. My first kiss was not magical.  Felt more like being slobbered by a Great Dane. forward on that memory!
  19. I only drink coffee, tea, water, wine, and beer … mostly water and wine
  20. I am in love with my hair and want it to look like Carol's the owner of Carol's Daughter hair/skin beauty line.
  21. I want a boob reduction!  A high "C" cup would suit me fine.
  22. I talk to myself a lot...I don't answer back though.  That would make me certifiable I know. 
  23. I got my first gray hair right before I turned 30-I cried
  24. I have the BEST stories! They all require wine, but if you only knew… 
  25. I use to have a mad crush on British singer Boy George!  Okay, I'm weird...don't judge me.    
Until next time...peace and blessings 

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