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Don’t Be A Hound Dog

29 Aug

Hey y’all! I’m here to tell you about a few new Elvis Presley art prints that I have available.  The profits go to support my beloved dog rescue group, PAWS!






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Winner Announcement

16 Mar

This morning the true random number generator from gave me the lucky number 13 as the winner for the two dipping bowls by Misty Collins Pottery.

I counted my comments and comment number 13 was by

Vicki Taylor Bates

She wrote, “I shared the giveaway link on FB. Now, send me the cute bowls, lol! =)”

So now I will send her the cute bowls!

Congratulations, Vicki!

And thank you to ALL that entered this giveaway!  Mucho gratitude from me to you!

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Influence (Includes Misty Collins Pottery GIVEAWAY)

9 Mar

In my early elementary years at school my handwriting was a mess.  Somewhere around my preteen years I got interested in improving my penmanship.  I can still remember studying my older sister’s flawless handwriting and wanting so badly to be able to write like her.  I practiced a lot and in all that practicing my handwriting greatly improved and it got positive attention from my teachers.  All this to say, my sister’s artistic influence in my life started at a very early age.

When my sister, Misty was in high school she decided to take an art class.  Before that class her art experience went no farther than doodles on the front of her school folders and paint pen decorations on her clipboard.  That all changed in high school– a new discovery unleashed as she soon learned that she had the ability to draw pretty much anything.  After high school she went on to study art education in college.

Misty was the first person I ever knew to be bold with color.  She challenged me to think outside the box.  She introduced me to the idea of seeing shapes, colors, texture, light and beauty in everyday life.  She was the first person that encouraged me to put drawings on paper and paint on a canvas.  I’m pretty sure if it had not been for Misty I would have never started trying this thing called art and I would still be living in a world with muddy colors.  To this day my sister is one of my biggest fans and a huge source of inspiration and encouragement to me.  Thank you, Misty (RH)!

In honor of my sister, I am hosting a giveaway for some of her hand painted ceramics!  Yay!  If you didn’t say yay you should have because her work is amazing, fun, one-of-a-kind and functional.

My cabinets are fully stocked of lots of Misty Collins Pottery pieces and among them are these little dipping bowls.  I LOVE THEM!

I love these little dipping bowls because they are so cute, each one is different, we’re always dipping things around here and they are hand painted by my sister!

Enter To Win These:

These two little Misty Collins Pottery dipping bowls could be yours if you enter!  All you have to do is enter by commenting on this blog post!  See rules and guidelines below.

Rules & Guidelines:

You can enter up to FOUR times:  Be sure to make four separate comments!

  • Entry One:  comment on this post and tell me what you think will be the first thing you use these for.  In my house it is salsa!
  • Entry Two:  ‘LIKE’ Misty Collins Pottery on Facebook and then come back here and comment and let me know that you liked her!
  • Entry Three:  If you’re on Etsy, ‘FAVORITE’ Misty Collins Pottery shop and then come back here and comment and let me know you favorited her!
  • Entry Four:  Share this giveaway by Tweeting it, posting it to Facebook, E-mailing it to friends or any other share method.  Then come back here and let me know you shared it!
  • Be sure to include contact information when commenting.
  • On Friday, March 16 at 8am/CST  a winner will be drawn at random using the random number generator from and then will be announced on here.

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Art 40% Off

5 Mar

Hey Friends!  I’ve moved a lot of art into my SALE section in my Etsy shop.  I’ve marked several things 40% off in hopes to clear some space for new items to sell.  Visit now to get a deal!

New Stuff, Fun Stuff

20 Feb

Over the weekend I added a few little happies to my Etsy shop.  Here’s a peek:

Star shaped magnets by jilldentonART

Note Cards by jilldentonART

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Valentine Giveaway

3 Feb

My good friend Stefanie over at eatsleepandrun is hosting a jilldentonART Valentine art giveaway.  Be sure to head on over to her blog


Follow her directions and maybe you’ll be the random winner of a little Valentine art!

Fudge & The Dentist

9 Jan


Fudge and the dentist– on opposite ends of the like spectrum.  They don’t go together, but just so happens I wanna talk a minute about both topics.  Starting with the least favorite, the dentist.

Dog with Teeth by KeptFresh

I think I’ve finally learned my lesson with putting off dental work.  Like many people, I suffer from severe anxiety with anything dental related.  I put off going to the dentist until it’s pretty much absolutely necessary due to extreme pain.   I want to briefly share with you a scare I had last week so that you don’t end up in the same situation.  Some time ago I broke a tooth.  I’m not even sure when it happened, the break was painless.  So of course since that was painless I didn’t visit the dentist to have it repaired.  A couple of weeks prior to Christmas the painless break decided to give me a big shout out since apparently I had forgotten about it.  The toothache set in during the busiest, most money-less time of the year.  Yay!  I treated my toothache with Extra Strength Tylenol every 4 – 6 hours for about three to four weeks.  The pain was pretty severe– throbbing, shooting nerve pains, but it responded to the medication.  Well, last week the pain changed.  Not only was I having the throbbing, shooting nerve pains but now there was an achy soreness that started taking place.  Next came an overall feeling of yuckiness and that’s when the Tylenol stopped helping.  Then came swelling, fever, nausea, fainting spells and the most pain I’ve ever felt in my life (considering I haven’t experienced natural childbirth).  I ended up in a doctor’s office so sick that I could barely hold my head up.  The infection in my tooth was going haywire and I was at the risk of that infection entering my bloodstream.  Gratefully I got the medical attention that I needed in time.  I left the doctor’s office after receiving two shots and three prescriptions.  By the end of the day I was already doing better, but it took me several days to recover.  Today I went to my new dentist and left there after a filling, a root canal and an appointment with a oral surgeon Wednesday morning to have two wisdom teeth removed.  ALL this to say:  GO TO THE DENTIST before those little things get out of control.  It ends up causing more pain, more money and you could end up very sick.

If you are local, I HIGHLY recommend the dentist office of Dr. Pat Clark.  I’ve been to five different dentist in the last 15 years and today’s visit at Dr. Clark’s office was by far the best dental experience ever.  Seriously, y’all!  This is coming from a girl that’s had at least four root canals, four crowns, too many fillings and lots of other dental junk done in her lifetime.

Also, if financial reasons keep you from going to the dentist, you may want to consider CareCredit.  I just learned about this option for healthcare services.  Basically it works semi-like a credit card, but you can finance your cost for 12-16 months with no interest.   Now if you don’t pay on time or complete your payment in the time frame there are some nasty fees and interest rates that aren’t so helpful.

Now on to something more fun to talk about– FUDGE!  This gal, Annie has the cutest most tastiest blog ever–Annie’s Eats.  I just love her and her recipes soooooo much!  I made this super simple fudge recipe at Christmas and passed it out to neighbors and friends.  It. Is. The. Bomb.  Make it, eat it and then go visit your dentist.

photo by Annie at Annie’s Eats


P E A N U T  B U T T E R  F U D G E


8 oz. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

16 oz. confectioners’ sugar


  • Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.  Lightly grease with butter.  Combine the butter and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Microwave on full power for 2 minutes.  Remove from the microwave, stir, and microwave on full power for 2 minutes more.
  • Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave.  Add the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar to the bowl.  Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until evenly combined.  The mixture will become difficult to stir and lose its sheen.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and spread into an even layer.  Place an additional piece of parchment directly on the surface of the fudge.  Refrigerate until cool, at least 2 hours.  Use a large knife to cut into 1-inch pieces.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

CREDITS ::       Dog Art by KeptFresh           Fudge Recipe by Annie’s Eats

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