Some big birthdays this year.  We gathered for one night in The Dina to celebrate…

Young Family Picture

Which was a good excuse to get crafty…

cupcake toppers for dad's 50th birthday

50th birthday handmade cupcake toppers

Baking Credits:  Aunt Pam  & Miss Liz

Super Happy Birthday Dad!  Enjoy the day, and don’t forget to treat yourself to something spectacular!

Easter Recap

April 14, 2009

I ventured home for Easter…the first time in nearly 10 years.

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It was great to see that not much had changed.

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The Brosef still gets excited for the Easter Bunny.  I apologize for the blurry photo…he was bouncing around like a kid who had consumed a few too many peeps.

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Lee Anne’s competitive nature was out in full force.  Not only did she produce the prettiest eggs, she also dominated wii bowling.

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Dad baked and constructed the famous Bunny Cake.  Oh how I missed Bunny Cake.

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I helped decorate Mr. Bunny, although, the whiskers were all Dad’s idea.

Fun times indeed.  Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you all!

What a co-ink-y-dink!  I have spent weeks working on this portrait, to wake up and realize that today, March 5th, it is complete.  Perfect timing, as today is Lee Anne (my little mermaid’s) birthday.  There’s a story here, and for those of you lucky enough to know Lee Anne, you know where it begins.  Lee Anne, my step-mother, has been living with Huntington’s Disease for the past 10 years.  Never heard of Huntington’s Disease?   CLICK HERE.

Lee Anne is such an inspiration to all who meet her.  She fights her battle with an outpouring of love, an endless supply of hope, and a smile so infectious it can light up a room…( it’s hard to miss her trademark ruby red lipstick!)  I can’t think of any better way to wish her a happy birthday, than to unveil her portrait, and to offer it up as a charitable print.  (That is, of course, if you approve Lee)  You can purchase your print by visiting my HeatherLYoung Etsy Shop and know that the proceeds will help find a cure for this debilitating disease.  Spread the word!

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“Riding the Storm Out” ©2009 Heather L. Young

Original measures 20″x8.5″

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

***SALE*** This weekend only!

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  We’re looking forward to some of Granny J’s cookin’ tonight, and maybe a little Christmas decorating later this weekend.  Of course, I also plan to do a little online shopping and I thought…what would Thanksgiving be without family, great food, and a great sale?  All things considered, I decided the perfect way to show my appreciation for said day, would be to throw an awesome sale on The Original Foodie Prints. Think Saundra Kay’s Okra & Tomatoes or Liz’s Deviled Blue Crab. You’ll even find a festive drink or two over there.  So skip on over to the produce stand and take a peek!  There’s never been a better time to start a collection, and they make for excellent gifts!

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