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Wichita Flag Painting Do-Over

Posted on January 21, 2018 by under Things to Do.    

Brian and I went to paint Wichita Flags at Paint the Towne the day after Christmas. I asked him to do it with me for a couple of reasons. First, because it’s super fun and, secondly, I wanted a do-over as I didn’t like how my painting turned out. He is far more artistic than I am so I figured he would be able to create us a masterpiece that we would be able to proudly display at home.

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Here are pictures from our painting activity.

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This guy always looks so serious no matter what he’s doing.

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This is the painting that we did when I went with the Westar Women’s Network ladies. However, they had the “Wichita” stencils this time so we got to paint this other version instead.

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Here’s Brian’s work in progress.

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Brian kept his pretty clean. I always hate how mine turn out.

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Here we are with our finished paintings.

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Both of mine are on display (hidden) in the basement — one in each bedroom down there. Brian’s masterpiece is on display upstairs, in the hallway that leads to our master bedroom. His work looks amazing so I don’t mind having it upstairs where people can see and enjoy it.

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Painting Night at Pinot’s Palette

Posted on June 6, 2016 by under Hobbies, Things to Do.    

We opted to stay put over Memorial weekend because I didn’t want to have to search for subs for my Saturday and Sunday Zumba classes. Plus, knowing that we were staying in town, I volunteered to teach a class on Memorial Day. Yes, this girl does not take any days off. Everyday that you’re alive is a day worth being productive.

Anyway, since we weren’t leaving town but wanted to do something fun, Brian and I decided to check out Pinot’s Palette. We’d done painting parties at Paint the Towne a few times before but we’d never been to Pinot’s Palette.

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We started the evening by having dinner at Sabor, one of our favorite restaurants. We picked it for a couple of reasons: great food and proximity to Pinot’s Palette.

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After our delicious dinner, we headed over to Beyond Napa (next to Pinot’s) to pick up a couple of bottles of wine to enjoy for the evening.

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Jarrica and her friend Sarah joined us. They’re a couple of Pinot’s Palette regulars.

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Obligatory awkward selfie. 😉

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I love how they write your name on your designated spot.

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Me and Jarrica and Sarah…

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Much better selfie…

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Here’s a photo of our awesome instructor.

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Here’s what we started with…

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These are the paint colors we got to play with.

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Jarrica watching the master at work. Brian was fixing my shadows.

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Here’s what we had about an hour in.

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Proof that I painted my own work of art.

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My finished piece…

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Brian’s finished piece…

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Sarah’s and Jarrica’s… they’re pros so they weren’t afraid to deviate from the model.

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All four of us with our respective works.

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Afterward, Brian and I dropped our paintings off in his car and walked over to Oeno where we met up with Jen and her husband Brian and several others.

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Hideki was there in a fancy suit.

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Missy, Paula, Andrea (Ketner), Holly, and Meader were there too. It was too dark and I don’t take very good photos. Anyway, Brian and I had to be up early the next day so we didn’t stay late. We only stayed long enough to dance a few songs.

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Suavemente usually gets played a few times. We were there for the first round. It was hilarious! If you’ve ever seen the hilarious Suavemente video making the rounds on Facebook a few weeks ago, you’ll understand why this is so funny.

What a fun evening! You all should come join us next time.

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Painting and Shooting

Posted on January 18, 2014 by under Date Ideas, Events, Relationship, Things to Do.    

It’s a painting and shooting kind of weekend. I had a lot of fun painting with my coworkers last night. Click the right arrow on the picture above to see more photos from our painting party at Paint the Towne.

Huge thanks to Tammie for organizing the event and to Misty for taking a bunch of photos. Thanks also go out to my awesome husband for making mini tacos for me to bring to the party and for driving Misty and me to and from the event. I really appreciated not having drive after a few glasses of wine, which flowed quite freely because everyone brought one or two bottles and then some. There were plenty of yummy eats too so none of us were drinking on empty stomachs. Safety first!

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Since I got to do what I wanted to do last night, Brian got to do what he wanted to do this afternoon. Cory and April went shooting with us also, which was awesome because they shared their targets and I got to shoot Cory’s new toy — a 22 calibre Ruger rifle.

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Here are a couple more photos from the shooting range.

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If you’re trying to score some points with your partner, taking him to the gun range is a sure fire way to do it (pun intended – LOL). Plus, couples who play together stay together. Just sayin’…

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Women’s Network Event

Posted on December 16, 2018 by under Date Ideas, Projects, Things to Do.    

I had the opportunity to attend the women’s network holiday event last weekend. Alex organized an outing for us at the Busted Pallet. Coincidentally, it was on the exact same day last year that the same group was at Paint the Towne painting Wichita flags. I haven’t been able to make all of the luncheons this year and so I was very grateful that the holiday outing turned out to be on a week when I’m in town so I can at least participate.

Here are some pictures from that evening…

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When we arrived, they had all of our project materials ready. This is Alex’ blanket ladder.

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This is Bonnie’s Wichita State Shockers porch decor.

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This is Tasha’s “Have a Nice Poop” sign. I saw this option and didn’t think anyone would actually pick it. LOL. Don’t worry. It’s going in her bathroom.

When you book your workshop, you fill out an online form and you’re asked to select a project. They ask this ahead of time so they can have all of your materials (wood, stencils, etc.) ready for you on the day of the workshop.

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Yuvina made a “Love Grows Here” sign.

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Nykole picked “Believe There is Good in the World” which, when you see the finished product, actually contains two messages.

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Shanda painted “The Luckiest.”

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There were no two projects alike. Everyone picked something unique. Some even personalized their projects with their last name. It was really cool.

Not knowing who RSVP’d for the event, it was kind of fun trying to guess which project belonged to whom. As people arrived and found their workstations, it was interesting to learn what each person had picked. There was a story behind each one and you got to learn more about your coworkers. Kudos to Alex! This activity was truly a great pick for a networking event.

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There were a couple of Busted Pallet people there to supervise but we pretty much followed the instructions on this board. One everyone arrived and found their stations, we got to work.

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I was stationed next to Carly, who I hadn’t seen in forever. We used to work together in the contact center many years ago. I saw her every now and then when she moved to our billing group but now she works out of our new operations center so I rarely get to see her anymore. I try to keep up with her on Facebook. She recently returned from celebrating her 40th birthday in Mexico with a bunch of girl friends. It looked like such a fun trip.

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This is Bonnie. She’s recently got promoted to supervisor in the contact center and is graduating from Wichita State (thus, the Shockers sign that she’s painting). She’s having quite a year, too! Congrats, Bonnie!

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Here are some photos of people in deep concentration while working on their projects. Alex, and her big ladder project, had the biggest work space of all.

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Here’s Kati and Kim busy with their projects. Interesting bit of trivia, Kati and I worked together many years ago when she was in the contact center. She was on my team. The contact center is kind of a springboard for people. It’s where most people start their careers before moving on to bigger and better things.

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Here’s Kati reading Carly’s sign. Carly has been hanging on to this saying for a long time. She can finally put it on her wall.

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Here’s Shanda and her friend.

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A picture of Tisha carefully peeling of her stencil.

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Tasha and Ennidh…

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Alex and Yuvina… Yuvina looks so sassy in this pic.

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Here’s Misty. I’m glad she was able to join us.

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I took a selfie of the two of us. Full disclosure, I picked the easiest project of everyone because I wanted to make sure I had time to walk around and take pics. Also, I really wasn’t sure what I would be able to manage in the amount of time we had so I kind of underestimated my capacity. I think I was the first one finished with every step, which gave me plenty of time to go around and take photos.

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Here’s a picture of Misty’s nearly finished project.

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Here’s Alicia and Alex.

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A photo everyone putting the finishing touches on their project.

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It was a pretty good turn out.

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This is Tisha’s nearly finished “HOME” sign. You can see her helping Ennidh in this photo. I think Tisha helped several people with their projects but mos specially Ennidh since they were at the same table.

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This is yet another reason why the Busted Pallet makes for a great team building activity. You get to work on projects together and learn about one another.

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Ennidh’s sign turned out perfect thanks in part to all the work Tisha put in. LOL. I love this sign. It’s funny and sweet.

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Here’s Tasha’s finished “Have a Nice Poop” sign.

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Kati posing with her finished project.

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Kim made a personalized one.

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Alicia made this one for her half-bath that people use when they come in to use the restroom during pool parties.

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Here are the three porch signs that people made, side by side. Their projects were left at the store to be weatherproofed.

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Before you ask to see pictures of my project, I have to say, I had the smallest and least ambitious project of all. I kind of wished I had picked a more challenging and bigger one after the fact but it turned out okay because someone had to take pictures at our event.

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Here are some progress pics…

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And the finished product…

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By the way, I tagged this as a potential date activity because I do think this would make for a fun date. I’m thinking of bringing Brian over for a date night sometime.

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Women’s Group Paining Night

Posted on January 2, 2018 by under Things to Do.    

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Speaking of Paint the Towne, our women’s group at work had a Wichita flag painting night recently. Kelsey just happened to be in town for the evening and was able to join us.

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Here are a few pictures of our fun group.

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Getting ready to paint…

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In progress works of art…

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Another fun selfie…

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Group photo…

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Happy New Year, everyone!

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