Happy Little Trees

I channeled my inner Bob Ross today.  A couple friends and I decided to go to a Paint and Sip studio to try our hand at painting.


I have always been interested in crafts and other forms of creativity.  I love to create, make and do.  My Pinterest boards are full of ideas and things that would love to make for the house or cook for dinner.  There are many DIY items that make me feel that I can my Martha Stewart.

Anyway, we decided to attend a class at the RSVPaint studio in Springfield and they did not disappoint. They created an atmosphere of fun, creativity, and capability.  They gave us a canvas with an easel. It made me feel like I was getting ready to create a masterpiece.  To my right, I found my palette of paints and a variety of brushes. To my left, my jar for cleaning my brushes.

I stepped up to my easel where they had an apron ready for my use.  After I put the apron on, they brought a drink for me to enjoy during my painting time.  The instructor began by giving us simple and direct steps as to how to create the painting that we chose to create. However, she gave us the freedom to use our own colors and we were able to give it our own touch of personality.

We loved it so much that we are planning a second trip already. Next time, I’m hoping that we have more friends attend with us.  Remember, the more the merrier!

Wanted: Friendship

I have had some really good friends in my life.  However, it seems like it comes in waves.  I had a great childhood friend. I had a great young married friend, I had a great friend during my children’s younger years. I had a great friend during their high school years. They are all different individuals that have been in my life for a period of time, but as with all things, time changes you.  I consider all of them my friends still and they would be there if I needed anything.  I just don’t see them as often as I did during that season of my life.

I am beginning a new season in my life as my children are getting older. I have some really great people that I consider friends, but I don’t have that one person that I feel like I can go to if I need it.  Or someone that will go shopping with me just for fun.

I do have my mother, who will always be one of my best friends. Also, as my daughters get older, we are becoming closer friends than ever.

But, I think it is important for women to have that one great friend that understands and supports them through life. I don’t know if I have that at this time.  I’m seeking it like a treasure.