Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Julia Child fans unite!

As many of you know, Julia Child is my fav! I am a foodie and I admit it. I remember as a little girl watching her show and wanting to be just like Julia. I still catch her show when I can.  Love it.   Here is a sample of some great "Julia" items for that perfect gift (or for your Christmas list! )  (Pssttt.....everything is on sale at UUPP this week!)

5x7, 8x10, 11x14 sets available - choose your own color
Order individual art prints or the entire set of 3

Mix and match colors for a unique display. Other kitchens will be jealous.

Well said Julia, well said.

Definitely words to live by !
Amen sister......
Simply sweet ....
Too true

My first try at a Julia recipe - Chicken with Mushrooms & Cream  -  Simply divine..... 

Friday, November 25, 2011

In This House

I fell in love with this quote:  In This House....we do real.  So true for all families. This print is now available in my shop in three sizes, 8x10, 11x14 and 12x18. I have the 12x18 version hanging in my house. I can also customize the top of the print to say:   The Olson Family or Olson Family Rules, whatever you like.  Makes a super gift! 

11x14 Art Print

12x18 Art Print

Christmas Time Is Here

Yay! It's the Christmas season. Enjoy today, 25% off everything in my shop, including custom orders.No codes are needed.

I designed and illustrated this print a few weeks ago.  It is the song at the beginning of the Charlie Brown Christmas special.  I so love that little show, so sweet.  I have always liked the idea of a Charlie Brown tree. So now I have one on one of my table tops in my family room.

Christmas Time Is Here Art Print

Close Up

Dear Blog

Dear Blog,
I am so sorry I have neglected you.  I haven't meant to be away for so long. I really do still care about you.    

:)  Carrie

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Love is yet another obsession of mine....all things PUMPKIN. Any recipe with pumpkin in it, make me happy. Pumpkin bars, cookies, muffins, pancakes, waffles and of course the ultimate, pumpkin pie. .   (Mmmmmmmmm)  Seriously, just so yum. I have not yet tried making pumpkin soup, I am so curious what that is like.  

Any other interesting pumpkin recipes I have to try, feel free to post.   Not only is it one of my favorite eats, it is one of my favorite colors as well. I am considering painting my kitchen this lovely warm color. Enjoy my new print, available at UUPP........


Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Giveaway ! (Winner Announced)

UPDATE:   Thanks everyone for entering.  Congrats to the winner of the giveaway, for post #47, chosen with Random Picker.   There is still a coupon code good for 15% off your purchase through November 5 using code: FALLGIVEAWAY2011 at checkout.  (Psssst.....a little secret too, I have a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal currently being offered in my shop.  You can also combine that with the 15% off and get a super deal!!)
 Thanks everyone !

47.  Doubly Blessed said...
I like your fb page
It has been a long time since I offered a giveaway on my blog.  I thought it was definitely time.
Sooooo..... here is the info to win a $30 gift card to my shop.    (insert cheers here .......) 

Here are all of the ways to enter the giveaway.  Leave one post here on my blog for each of the ways you entered.  Make sure in one of your posts you leave your email address so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner. 

1) Visit my store UUPP,   ❤ the shop.  (+1 entry)

2) ❤ Heart your favorite item from UUPP.  (
post here which item you left a heart for)  (+1 entry only)

3) Follow me on Twitter  
(+1 entry)

4) Like the UUPP Facebook page
  (+1 entry)

5) Leave a comment on the UUPP Facebook page  (+1 entry)

Follow this blog (+1 entry)

7) Share this giveaway on twitter or facebook
(post the link)  (+1 entry for each)

8) Write a blog post on your blog about the giveaway (post the link for your entry to count)   (+2 entries)

9)  Make a purchase from UUPP  (+10 entries) 

Entries start today October 24th and end on October 31.  A random winner will be announced on November 1.  Not the winner?  Here is a little fall love for you just in case, a coupon code good for 15% off your entire purchase until November 5. Use code FALLGIVEAWAY2011 at checkout!

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Fall stuff ....

Ahh.....fall. My favorite time of year. I have been busy creating lots of fun fall stuff for my shop. I am almost done with a line of houndstooth fall note cards.  Coming soon. Enjoy the goods....

UUPP - Candy Corn Notecards

UUPP - Fall Heart Notecards

UUPP - 8x10 Print
UUPP - 5x7 Greeting Card

UUPP - 8x10 Print

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I REALLY love you

I really enjoy it when people who have bought my prints send me photos of how they are using my art prints.  I was really excited when I was recently sent this image from Kimberly, who did an amazing photo shoot with her incredibly sweet little girl and the print she recently purchased from UUPP.   I have to give a shout out to Kimberly and her shop Simplicity Couture.  My girls are teenagers now but if they were young, I would absolutely HAVE to have some of these darling clothes that she designs.  (I am not being paid to promote her shop. I just want to recognize some amazing talent when I see it  :) Enjoy.
Simplicity Couture

Simplicity Couture

Simplicity Couture

Simplicity Couture


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lovely Autumn....

Fall is hands down my favorite time of year.  There is so much about fall that stimulates the senses. Between the nice cool crisp weather, 

  the sound of stepping on dry leaves,

 the smell of a campfire, to all the amazing fall foods to make.

There is something magical about it. The colors of course are very inspiring. The autumn color palette is one of my favorites. I designed a new print and note cards today, simply because the inspiration hit.  Here are some of my favorite things about fall.



Here's to a lovely fall ....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wine Ice Cream

I enjoy an occasional glass of wine. My favorite being a glass of Pinot Grigio along with smoked gouda cheese.  Recently on my annul trip to the Minnesota State Fair a few weeks ago, I came across something wonderful.  Wine ice cream.  Oh yum. I am going to say that again...oh yum!  It was divine. Cordial cherry ice cream with some red port wine.  I savored every bite. Unfortunately it isn't available for purchase anywhere except at the fair.  I will certainly be back next year and waiting in line for another scoop.  So yum it was, it inspired me to make a new print.  Happy Monday.....


Friday, September 9, 2011

In Love ........

I am always looking and raving about beautiful things and colors that catch my eye. I have been secretly pining over a new Kitchen Aid mixer that would give my kitchen that perfect color splash.  I do have a Kitchen Aid mixer in white, that my mother bought for me when I graduated from college.  I have since gone through different color longings for my future Kitchen Aid mixer.

Phase 1: First there was the Red phase.  So lovely, bright and shiny, just like the perfect apple.
Hmm... possibly too dramatic for me though.

Red phase ended and then I moved on to the Robins Egg Blue phase. Perky, light and absolutely divine.  This would be perfect in my kitchen. It seems to say, I am a very happy person.

Then the Apple Green phase hit me quite hard. This color makes me smile. This seems to tell everyone I make awesome things in this kitchen. Nothing could top my love for this Kitchen Aid mixer....

..... except for my absolute obsession with all things PINK this year.  Pretty isn't she?  I would feel as lovely as Audrey Hepburn if I made my cupcakes and 6-layer cakes in this pretty machine. I may even wear my heels while I bake.

And now how perfect will my sweet kitchen be when my future pink Kitchen Aid mixer gets to finally meet my already purchased pink Kitchen Aid food processor. They can sit on the same counter, be friends and just radiate prettiness.  Sigh....

Final Phase?  I am still stunned by finding yet another new pretty machine that has stolen my heart and possibly replaced the Pretty Pink. How can this be? RASPBERRY!  Just divine isn't it.
Yes, this beauty is on the top of my list now, (for now) Until something even lovelier comes along....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wisdom from Coco Chanel

When I read this quote, " A girl should be two things:  classy and fabulous",  from the lovely, Coco Chanel, I pictured immediately how I would design the following new print. I like pretty things, elegance, and lately my new favorite is pink. A perfect pairing for a Coco Chanel quote.  I have been giddy waiting for the right time to design happy to unveil it.


UUPP - Version 1

UUPP - Version 2

Monday, September 5, 2011

BELIEVE you can

I received this photo of one of my art prints,  "BELIEVE you can and you will" sent from Mallory with the following message:

                                   " I put this in my kitchen to remind me everyday to
                                     stay positive and keep going while my husband is
                                     deployed...yet again"

Her message made me stop and almost cry.  What a strong woman. I have such a deep respect for members of our military and their equally strong families.  God bless them.   Thank you so much for sharing this Mallory.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Facebook Secrets

If you aren't following my Facebook page I wanted to let you know I post secrets on that site.  Like "secret codes" for discounts at my store and sometimes even "secret" 50% off sales at my store that sometimes last just a few hours.   If you want in on my "secrets",  you can follow my page here:
UUPP Facebook Page.  (Hint:  there is a new secret code listed a few days ago, good through Sunday)

Illustration by Carrie Hartman (thats me shopping away!!)