January 7, 2011

PBS Might be the Greatest Channel… Ever

Today is a snow day. It’s been coming down nonstop all day and we’ve been loving it. We celebrated while watching PBS and eating a cozy lunch on the couch. Wait until you see what we watched. I’ll give you a hint…

Do you recognize that hand and painting?

I mean, we all grew up with this show.

Can you guess?

Okay okay, I’ll tell you…

It’s flipping Bob Ross!! Andrew and I looked at each other, faces alight, and squealed at the same time. Not. Even. Joking. We watched and marveled at his typical Bob Ross jargon, painting skills, and general splendor.

My favorite part (other than his fro)?

Happy little trees!

Happy heart!  Tonight the giveaway is officially closed. I’ll announce the winner on Monday! Hopefully by then I’ll be able to get out of our drive way, through the snow and to Panacea to pick up the coffee! Can’t wait!

xoxo Shannon

January 6, 2011


Today was such a lovely day! We got to play in the snow, we found some great scores at a thrift store, and we had a nice dinner out.



Andrew got the camera this evening and took a few photos of me while we were playing around. I was enjoying some coffee and he was standing on a chair being silly. Here are the results:

Apparently the last one is my patented “okay, enough already” look. I wasn’t aware of that until he showed me that photo. How can anyone take me seriously?

Off to bed for some reading and snuggling. Don’t forget tomorrow is the LAST day to enter the Panacea giveaway! Just leave a comment and tell me where you love to enjoy coffee! Happy Thursday eve!

XO shannon

January 6, 2011

Day Off

I’m taking the day off from sewing like a crazy person and resting my fingers! Andrew went to work super early and now he’s home and we’re going to play in the snow and do some shopping! I can’t wait!

xo S

January 5, 2011

New Painting

For Christmas I asked for some canvas so I could paint on something other than computer paper. My mom gifted it to me, which was such a great surprise! Most of the paintings I’ve done have been laminated and hung up around our house. Somehow I always end up with text on my paintings, some kind of thought or lyric. It almost always goes along with the feel of the art.

I’m so excited about this one! My very first attempt at a painting on canvas. I think the wee barn owl with her eyes closed might be my favorite part! Thanks for sharing this with me!



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January 5, 2011

Additon to 5 Favorites!!

After I posted up my 5 Favorites today I got a surprise present which MUST be added to the list. My dad brought by an owl wind chime. It sounds lame but wait until you see it…

Eeeek! I L-O-V-E it! It’s the perfect blend of colors for our house and it makes such a sweet sound when the wind catches it. Right now it’s above the door going to our bedroom, just so I can look at it all the time. *Sigh*

I also completed  my first painting today. I’ll post it up later!

xo Shannon & Owl Chime



January 5, 2011

5 Favorite Things!

Hiya! I’m excited to share this weeks 5 favorites with you!

1. Reaching my 1 year anniversary and hosting my very first giveaway is pretty much amazing. Totally makes the 5 favorite list. By the bye, don’t forget to enter in the giveaway!

2. Fawns. I’m so in love with sweet little fawns!

3. Mumford and Sons. I’ve been listening to them almost nonstop this week. They’re so great!

4. Headbands! I’ve been enjoying looking around etsy at sweet little headbands. I’m in love with these beauties:




5. Mr. A Horton, maybe or maybe not, I used your man deoderant today. Love smelling like you. And, thanks for supporting me though out the process of making some dreams come true. You’re my biggest fan, and it makes me feel incredible when you share excitement over new creations! L-o-v-e you, para siempre.

Thanks for sharing these with me! I hope you’re enjoying a sweet Wednesday afternoon. We’re expecting MORE snow! Can’t flipping wait!

xoxo Shannon

January 4, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon Inspiration!

I’ve been making owls all the live long day and needed a bit of inspiration for a pattern I stumbled upon. When I was searching around online I found this:


It’s an albino peacock! How incredibly beautiful is it?! Since this one was SO gorgeous it led to other albino animal searches and led to these lovlies…




Then I thought, I wonder what an albino owl would look like…


Yep, black barn owl. Might be my favorite…so lovely.

Happy Tuesday!

xo shannon


January 3, 2011

Fridge Drawing

Andrew and I have taken to drawing on our fridge of late. It’s quickly becoming one of the best places to draw, leave love notes, makes lists, etc. I kind of love it.

All you need are some dry erase markers, I prefer Expo Markers and a white fridge!

When you combine the two you get this:

How much fun is that? I kind of love that Andrew drew a coffee mug on it. Yes, for those of you who are worried, it comes off with an eraser or with soap and water! I hope this inspired you to write on your fridge or mirror or whatever!

xoxo Shannon


PS: Don’t forget to enter in my 1 year giveaway!

January 2, 2011

1 Year & Giveaway!

Eeeek! I’m so excited! Today is the one year anniversary of shannon*bear! In honor of my one year anniversary I’ll be giving away one pound of coffee from Panacea Coffee House!

It’s seriously the BEST coffee around WNC, I’m super excited! All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me, where is your favorite place to enjoy a cup of coffee? I’ll announce the winner on Friday this week!

Good luck!

xoxo Shannon


January 1, 2011

Guest Post Feature!

Hiya! I hope everyone’s New Years Day is going splendidly! I’m so excited to share with you that I’ve written a guest post for Amy on Lemon and Raspberry for her 2011 blog party! You can check it out here! Eeek! I’m so excited!

xo Shannon