Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year -- New Art & Sale

Happy New Year!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We did ... it was busy on Christmas Eve visiting family and friends, but Christmas Day I spent most of it in my pj's. ;-) BTW, today is my 23rd wedding anniversary! We are going to a fun new restaurant in town tonight. ;-)

I have been meaning to post this new art. I have had several requests for it ... Ocean Critters/Under the Sea. I think it turned out nice. The pictures don't show the colors very well or the clarity. I painted these and then went over them with ink stitches using an archival ink pen. I used to do this technique a long time ago. They come in pink & blue versions and letter prints are available too. I can make PicturePals out of this design too.




There is a SALE going on until end of the year on all LETTER prints (including the larger 11x14 size) and some other prints. As always, FREE shipping too!

Hoping you have a wonderful New Year and look forward to seeing you soon! --Therese

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Introducing PicturePals!


Happy Weekend! I can't believe it's already December now! Only a few weeks left to shop! I have bought 2 gifts so far because no one here knows what they want! Imagine that! Anyhow, check out my new product line called "PicturePals." I only have 10 themes up right now, but will add more in the days to come. I think they are cute. They would look great on a dresser. Priced at $11.00, it makes a great gift! All prints come wrapped in cello wrap sleeves with matting instructions too. Have questions? Please email me. I just finished a sweet Asian girl painting and will be adding that to my website this weekend. Have a fabulous weekend! --Therese

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Gift Certificates on Sale!


Give the gift of art this Christmas to someone special on your list! This week only our subscribers can put a code in check out and get 15% off a gift certificate. Haven't signed up yet? Sign up above! Code in check out is: GIFT. Certificates start at $10 and go up to $50. Thanks for shopping with us! ---Therese ;-)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ebay auctions .. great deal on items!

Hello! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Didn't know if you knew that I am in a painting group, called OKID. We are a small group of ladies that specialize in hand-crafted items. Right now we have a launch on ebay called OKID GIFTS. These items go off Sunday and Monday. I have a snowman letter art that is at $1.00 and a growth chart (custom) at $5.75. Here's your chance to get these items at a lower price! Click here to see my items. Thanks for looking!

Some good news about my friend, Randi!! She finished her chemo and had her scan last week and the results came in very good!! They found no tumors in the scan. Is that a miracle or what?!! Next week they will look at her lymph nodes and see if the cancer is still in there. We are hoping she is completely clear. For those of you who kept Randi in your prayers, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! She is such a dear dear friend to me and has been for many years. I will keep you posted about her results next week.

Check out the little photo slide of
Trisha Yearwood below! What a fun mother/daughter night out for us! ;-)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fire Fighter Artwork on sale this week

I am back from a week off visiting my mom for her 80th birthday! My sister and I made her a Memory Book (that turned out quite nice!) and our siblings (6 total) met us in Chicago (where I grew up). My mom loved her book and having all of us together again. It was a sweet time!

After the party, my friend picked me up and we flew to San Diego to visit our friend, Randi, who has breast cancer (stage 4). We are praying for a miracle! Her spirits were up, like always, and she looked great with her funky head wraps. Randi's spirit and contagious laughter makes her beautiful! Her daughter was a week overdue to have her baby and she was big! She is so adorable, I'll have to post photos of her. She looks like a model with a big belly! We went out to eat a lot and went to this really nice outdoor mall when we started seeing the fires! We thought it was only one fire, until we got a call in the middle of the night (reverse 911 call) to evacuate! We went outside to see ash falling like snow and the sky all red (including the moon). After watching the news, getting our coffee, we started packing up important items. We took her 4 dogs, 2 cats with us... LOL.... to her friends house ... what a trip! That night her daughter went into labor and the next day, before we caught our flight, the baby was born. She called us in the morning to say she was only dialated to 3, so we were moving slow with our coffee, etc., and then one hour later she was dialated to 9! Needless to say, we flew to the hospital and when we were pulling in we got a call from her husband saying she was ready to deliver! Randi was there just in time to see this beautiful baby girl be born! 9 lbs 1 oz baby, named Randi (after Grandma!). She was a perfect baby, her coloring, and her little eyes were opened looking at her mommy. Oh, too sweet! Randi was suppose to have her chemo the day before, but the hospital she was getting it done at was closed due to the fires! So, she was getting the chemo at the same hospital as her daughter that afternoon. It is her last treatment. Anyhow, we hugged goodbye and rushed to the airport to catch our plane. We had quite an adventure in 3 short days!

It is good to be home and I came home to 500 emails.. but I feel caught up now and ready to do some new artwork!

In honor of the brave fire fighters (& police & EMT) in San Diego, I am offering any print in the fire fighter theme, the retro print set (or individuals) on sale this week for 25% off. Just type in this code: HEROS. Code good until Friday, 11/2. Let me know if you have any questions.




Me & my childhood friend!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

They're back! Growth Charts for a limited time!


After getting some requests recently I thought I'd bring back these cotton canvas growth charts. What a great way to track your child's growth! Not only that, but it will coordinate with your child's bedding (that is, if I have your theme!).

I am only selling 20 charts, so order your's now before they are gone. I won't be bringing them back for awhile. **For my subscribers only, use this code in check out: GC1007 to get $4.00 off your chart! (**sign up above to use the code).

I will be visiting my mom in Chicago for her 80th birthday (10/16) and then will fly out to see my friend, Randi, in San Diego (10/19) (please read about Randi below). So, if you are needing a gift, or trying to finish up a room, please order before I leave. You may order when I'm gone, but your order won't be processed until I get back.

If you have any questions about the growth charts... please email me. I can mix and match any design/image to make your child the perfect chart!

Have a great day!

Monday, September 17, 2007

20% off SALE!

Hi! For 2 days only (Monday 9/17 & Tuesday 9/18) I am offering 20% off your purchase at Farmhousefive.com. As always, shipping is included in the price.



The code to put in check out is: 2daysale. Have you entered into our monthly drawing yet? This month's special is three (3) $15 gift certificates ... just in time for gift giving this Holiday Season.



Thank you again for bookmarking my site and considering my artwork for your child's room or for gift giving. I treasure the friendships I have made thru the last few years! --Therese



Friday, August 31, 2007

Frame Sale

Hi! Another month come and gone. Most kids are back in school now, but those lucky few get to start after Labor Day. Those days are pretty much gone for most kids across the country. How sad! The summer seemed too short. Anyhoo... I noticed that Hobby Lobby is having a 50% off sale on their frames ... GREAT deal! And Michaels are 40% off thru tomorrow (Saturday). Great time to stock up on some frames. The ones at Hobby Lobby are so similar to Pottery Barn's but so much cheaper. ;-)

Today (Friday) is the last day to enter our monthly drawing for the Collection. Here's the link to enter: Monthly Giveaway Drawing

Also, if you haven't left a review yet for the product(s) you have received, today is the last day to enter for this month. Everyone has a GREAT chance of winning... enter today!

Still looking for YOUR nursery, bedroom & bathroom photos for the homepage. $25 gift certificate offered if your photo(s) are chosen. Looking especially for A-Z, Cottontail, & Meadow Bug themes!

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Posted New Artwork on farmhousefive.com


Can you believe that summer is about over?? My kids go back this Wednesday already! It seems it was July 4th like last weekend! I sure don't feel I got a lot done this summer workwise! I did spend some time with my kids so that was good. I am actually going to miss having them (OK... I am going to miss sleeping in a bit!). My Natalie starts middle school! She is pretty excited and we had to go out and buy a bunch of locker stuff to organize her locker (did we ever have that?). Nick's going into 8th and Ryan is starting his 2nd year at UGA. Ryan moved in with a friend this summer, so he's renting a house, working, and will soon juggle school with that. We had a great time at the beach .. and I plan to post a little slide of pics this week. Just haven't had time. I found out some really sad news this summer and that is one of my best friends is in stage 4 of breast cancer. It's been very devastating and we are just praying the chemo will prolong her life. Please remember Randi in your prayers... she is a dear old high school friend. You know the old saying .... "Old friends are the best friends!" So true. BTW, if you haven't checked out the little video about "Silent Breast Cancer" to the right (below a bit), you NEED to! This is something I never heard of ... and it is quite shocking to say the least! It is a pretty short video, but it really draws you in and will make you want to tell every woman you know.


I posted some new Meadow Bugs art ... check it out. I am working on some Allison & Jillian Art right now. Don't forget to enter the monthly drawing this month for a Collection of Artwork .... all for only $10.00! Would make a nice Christmas gift to give too (Oh, no, did I really say, Christmas?!).


Hoping you all had a wonderful summer! Have a great week! --Therese

Sunday, July 15, 2007

15% off all week!

Happy Summer! Hope you are having a relaxing summer! I don't know about you, but this summer is going way too fast!!

We are on vacation at the beach right now, but just wanted to let you know that I am offering 15% off your total purchase. Just type VACATION in the check out code.

I have been working on some new artwork, and will be putting it up soon. ;-)

Have a wonderful week!

Therese

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Taking a little break from canvases

I will be taking a break this summer from canvases. If you have ordered one, no worries, you will still be getting it, but this should be the last week I will be creating them for awhile. I need to take a break with my kids! I will still be adding new art prints and wallpaper cutouts all summer... so please email me the themes you are looking for and I'll add you to my list. Since I won't be doing canvases, I will be able to work down my waiting list a lot faster! I look forward to creating some new themes! I have also been asked to illustrate a children's book so I hope to be busy on that this summer too. If you have any questions, especially about the canvases, please don't hesitate to email me!

Oh, check out the little picture slide of my daughter getting 10" cut off her hair. She donated her hair to Locks of Love .... an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Put our American Girl Dolls on Ebay


Wow, look at the date already! I can't believe I haven't posted in a month! I have been so busy! C R A Z Y !! Anyhow, Natalie wanted me to put her 2 dolls up for auction so I did. It was like a "photo shoot" for these dolls... geez! You are the first to see them up... so if you are in the market for AG Dolls... here's your chance to bid on them. Oh, and if you happen to win either one, LMK you are a subscriber and I'll throw in some of my AG artwork (luggage tags or note cards!).

Monday, April 16, 2007

New Birdie Artwork


Just posted some new Birdie artwork today. "Birdies on a branch." Perfect for sweet pastel bedrooms. This is the second set I've done where the painting extends to another canvas (or 3 canvases--my cars & trucks set) (I know there is a name for it.. I just can't remember it!). Anyhow, I added another three-print set to coordinate with this one too. I just love painting birdies! Ok... it's time to paint some new boy's art!
Has everyone received their 10% off code? After you sign up to receive my blogs, you should receive the code within 24 hrs. If you didn't get your code, please email me and let me know.


Did you enter the April monthly drawing for a custom growth chart? Simply type in your email address (go to farmhousefive.com and look to right-hand side for the link) and you are automatically entered! May 1st a winner will be selected by random drawing and will be contacted via email. Please know that your emails will not be used for anything else! I never give, share or rent any of my customers information!

What a sad day in Virginia and around America. Once again, our Country has been shaken with tragedy. My heart goes out to all those parents, and all those who lost their friends ... and went thru that ordeal. Unbelievable! My son is just ending his first year in college (so it hits home even more so). It just tears me up thinking of the horror that went on at that campus, and the thought of losing your child like that. It really makes you think about all the petty stuff you worry about it... how meaningless it really is! Wish I could keep things in perspective like that daily!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Free TAG 4 your BAG



This week only (thru April 14) .... spend $25 or more at Farmhousefive.com and get a free Luggage Tag. These are really CUTE in person. You can put these on Baby Bags, Book Bags, Gym Bags, Scrapbooking Bags... you name it! You are not limited to the tags you see in the photo here! Look over my artwork and pick a theme and we can figure out a Tag you'll love to keep or give away! Perfect for the new Mommy!

Type this code in check out: FREETAG

Sunday, April 1, 2007



This week only ... Buy One 8x10 print and get the second one FREE (8x10 as well)(maximum value is $12). Offer good thru Saturday, April 7th. Check out code is: 8x10buy1get1

Hope you have a great week.... I think most kids are out of school this week for Spring Break. I look forward to getting an extra hour of sleep each morning, aren't you?!

I had an MRI done the other week and it turns out my sciatica pain is due to a few herniated discs. I will be getting a cortisone injection and continue physical therapy. I am looking forward to relief! You can't sit at a computer for 5 years and not pay for it in your 40s... LOL!

Oh... we had a scare yesterday! Alpo dog food recalled their dog food (in the news yesterday--Saturday) and it turned out the cans we were giving her were the exact numbers on the website that were contaminated! She was having some of the symptoms and so I called the emergency animal hospital asking if I should come in or wait to see my vet on Monday. Of course we had to go in! Turns out she had an infection and had a fever. I'm taking her to my regular vet (& friend) to make sure she is OK. They gave her an IV of fluids and put her on antibiotics. She was really dehydrated.

Email me if you have any questions about the buy one get one... thanks!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Weekend Special!

This weekend only---March 23-25---upgrade your 8x10 letter print to a 11x14 print. This is a special size only available this weekend. Mat your print and place in a standard 16x20 frame. This will make a nice focal point above a bed or dresser! (Tip: You can double click on the above letter pictures to see them enlarged.)

This special is for subscribers to farmhousefive blog. Not a subscriber yet? Just sign up (over to the right). Let me know in check out notes that you are a subscriber and want your letter print upgraded. Go directly to the letter wall art section by clicking on the Weekend Special title. Thanks .. and have a wonderful weekend! It's getting up to 90 degrees here in Georgia... ;-)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Free Shipping at Bombay Kids + $20 coupon!




Ok... I finally placed my order with Bombay Kids and bought the Gigi bedding for my daughter (her b-day is coming in 2 weeks)! Now I'm on the hunt for a white and pink chandelier with pink prisms! I love the one on Bombay but it is out of stock and most likely won't be back until the end of June, so they said. You can't beat the price either... $125! I looked on ebay and they cost more and were not as big. Hey, if anyone has a pink chandelier they want to get rid of let me know! ;-)




I went to Bombay.com just to look and a pop-up window came up with a coupon code: $20 off any purchase of $150 or more! PLUS until Monday you get FREE shipping on any order of $150 or more. So I saved some $$$ !!! I LOVE deals. That window only came up once and I even tried to go there on my other computer and no window showed up ?? That was weird. Anyhow, if you need a code .. this is what was on the pop-up window: PAW7B7AZ. I hope it works for you.. I don't know if it's a one-time code, but it's worth a try!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

To Mat or not to Mat ??



I am debating whether to offer matted prints. Currently all prints are not matted and the customer has the choice whether to mat or not to mat. I personally love how the prints come to life when they are matted! The question is would YOU like that option available? Would it save you time to purchase a matted print and then all you have to do is buy a frame? If matted, the print would arrive secured with a backing and in a clear acid-free bag. Of course the mat itself would be acid-free.

Would love to hear your thoughts/comments!!! Any input would help me make a decision.


Don't forget to sign up on the blog to get 10% off your next order at Farmhousefive.com.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

New~Initial Wall Art!

New to my website! Add your child's initials to the wall for a dramatic look. Marvy wanted her daughter's name which happens to be 3 letters (SAM) in the Paris theme. After looking over my Paris art, she decided she wanted 3 images .... the Eiffel Tower (of course!), a Scooter Girl, and she loved the street light on one of my prints. I put this set together and she just received it and loves it! She left a nice review too. (Always appreciate reviews .. and of course she has been automatically entered into our monthly drawing for doing that).

On a personal note ... I may be going a bit slower these days! I've been going to physical therapy for my low back and for sciatica that hasn't quit since before Christmas! It's been a long miserable ride! I've heard you get worse before you get better after starting P/T. Gosh, I hope so, because I hurt! It's pretty bad when you are doing stretches and tears are rolling down your face... LOL! I hear that's a common problem when you are pregnant, getting sciatica because of where the baby is sitting. I can't imagine going thru that for months and months. Ugh! I have such a waiting list of projects and it has been hard keeping up with this pain. I've learned a lot though... LOL .... first you can't sit at the computer for 10 hours straight! Second, you have to strengthen your core muscles (for the rest of your life!). My walking program obviously wasn't enough. I guess after 3 kids my stomach muscles aren't the same. But! One day they will be ... I'm on a mission now ... LOL! If anyone has sciatica comments, I'd love to hear them. ;-) --Therese

Monday, February 26, 2007

Surf Monkey Bedding & Artwork






Check out this Monkey Bedding ~ available at Target! Boys and Girls sets are available! It is ON SALE this week too! 15% off selected beddings (this is one of them!) + free shipping! They have so many accessories to match these sets too. I am offering my Monkey Letter prints at a discount this week too. Visit my website to see the photos in more detail.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

New A to Z artwork





The A to Z collage is a new addition. So colorful! This is available in 8x10, 11x14, and on canvas. Complete the bath or bedroom with wallpaper cutouts, a growth chart, and prints!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

New ~ Paris Wall Art



I have new Paris art because my daughter wants a Parisian- themed room now. Out goes Sophie butterfly! I guess I'll be listing her Sophie stuff on ebay soon!

I'm happy she chose this theme because I love it! So girly-girl! The pastel colors on this print compliment the Gigi bedding by Bombay Kids.

My first attempt to blog!

Wow! I finally have a blog! I have been reading alot of fun blogs lately and decided I needed a blog too! I hope this will be a good place to come to read about my latest products, what's going on sale, finding out more about me, and steering you to fun links/products & cool websites.
Check often to see what's up! Be sure to click on the subscribe button to the right and you will be up-to-date + you will get a 10% coupon code emailed to you good for your next purchase.