Homemade Pizza: 2010 Photo


This photo is from my 2010 archives. In lieu of spending .20 per item to list on Etsy I will be listing some of my items here. This image is $7.00, which gives you the right to post the resized(by 50% or less)image on a blog or website and to print for personal use. This would look lovely on canvas or framed on a kitchen wall, even as invites to a dinner party.

I will email the the full size image to you, 3888 x 2592 pixels, the watermark will not be on the photo.

My PayPal email address is shellibrannum@gmail.com

As the artist, I retain all selling rights.



Don’t Smoke or Use Tobacco One More Day!

I quit, my husband quit over a year ago, he smoked for 26 years and chewed tobacco for 1 year. He is now nicotine free for nearly a month. People we know and love are in poor health and have died from tobacco use, give yourself or someone you love a gift today, quit smoking, using tobacco or encourage a friend or loved one. You will save lives!!! We each only have one mortal life, Heaven will be grand but make this one great!!!


Flashback: Childhood Movie Favorites


When I was a kid the local channel for awesome weekend movies was KPLR Channel 11 St. Louis. Fantastic Voyage was one I looked forward to. VHS wasn’t available at our home until 1983, channel 11 was my friend.

Another good one is Tora! Tora! Tora! It’s now available on Netflix. My Dad and I would always watch it together beginning when I was about 8 years old. I hadn’t seen it for years and I didn’t realize it was made in 1970. Honolulu/1970, my first thought was that there would be several character actors from Hawaii Five-O since it was in production at that time on Oahu. Boy was I right, many is an understatement.

Randomness on Snow Day 65

Maybe not 65 but close. After this round the school district gets forgiveness for the missed days, or at least that’s what I hear and that’s been the case in years past, thankfully! When my son was in kindergarten the elementary Christmas Concert was on 12/10/2000, the next day they were dismissed early due to an impending snow storm and didn’t return until after the New Year.

This is much worse, I say worse because in 2000 I had one kid, we stayed up every night until 3am watching Yogi Bear Marathons on Cartoon “Neckwork,” as Cody called it and slept as late as we wanted. Snow days aren’t snow days anymore…they are, “Wake up at 6:30am as usual” days. My Jenna is an early bird but man she’s cute!!! That kid cracks me up, these days are much better, I yearned to give Cody a sibling, I never thought he’d have two!!!

Cody’s grown and on his own but when Paige and Jenna fight and bicker back and forth I remember how delightful it was hearing Cody and Paige argue and call each other names when they were younger, it sounds mean but when you grow up an only child it’s music to your ears! Cody and I had a blast when he was my only one, it was much more exciting and eventful when Paige joined us, now we have our precious little smarty pants Jenna who keeps us laughing and amazes us every day! Before I know it she’ll be in Kindergarten enjoying her first snow day because literally, it feels like the Yogi Marathons were yesterday!

More Random

1)My Christmas Tree is still up, I’m in no hurry to put it away.

2)I’m watching Home Alone 2

3)I’ll watch more Christmas Movies today and all year long because I can.

4)I’m getting hungry for the chicken and dumplings and mashed potatoes I cooked for lunch!

5)I’m thankful for my cozy warm farmhouse and the knowledge that my handy husband can keep our home warm and functioning even in a power outage!