Thursday, April 12, 2012

Finally made the switch!!!

Hello, my friends!

So I have been toiling away, trying to make this switch. Still have some construction and design issues to deal with, but for now, at least I am live and working! My first three posts are non-existent in my import, however, and I am not sure how to get them. Any of you bloggy phenoms have any tips on that? Or heck, tips at all about WordPress? I have slaved away for the last few months trying to get this goin'.

And now for the big reveal....

Just call me....The Balance Artist. I wrestled over picking the right domain name, and wanted to have something that was all-encompassing for me. This is not just an illustration blog, and although I would love to have more art, design, and personal arting on here, I still can't deny that this is a lifestyle blog. Cooking, nutrition, and fitness have quickly solidified their places as top passions of mine, and I want to write about it all. Hopefully you will stick with me. ;) Promise, I have a whole list of exciting things coming up, from awesome recipes to art polls and updates on my illustration and design business to foodie giveaways to Best Of posts, and so much more. Oh, and a recipe (or two) and the rest of the Vegas recaps are coming this week. I am excited with the direction this is going, for sure.

If you want to follow my posts, my new address is, and I will be posting from there from now on, assuming all goes well with the switch!

What do you think?


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Vegas Part II: Oscar Sings the Sexy Sax

....and thus begins Part II of about 4! (Coop has not even arrived yet!) As promised, once I finish switching the blog over to its new name and domain, I will make a "Best Of" Vegas post...along with some recipes and fitness posts I have in mind. 

You can find Part I here. 

We concluded with a teaser about a certain video about a certain someone singing the Sexy Sax Man song to strangers along the Strip.

Here is a taste of our trip. Enjoy my snorting.

Allie really wanted to see Cirque du Soleil's Love while we were out here. I had seen it before (along with Zumanity and Mystere), but could never turn down an invite to a Cirque show! They are AMAZING, from the tricks to the music to the choreography, and I marveled at how gorgeous and fit the women in the show were. Talk about talent...and muscles!!!

This was when the phone we picked up in the booth actually started talking to us...

The Don's first vacation picture with another male! Lucky guy, surrounded by women all day! ;)

Volcano at The Mirage

Look at that blue guy's snout!!!

Seasonal display at The Bellagio

Had to stop for the iconic water show at Bellagio!
Stay tuned for Part III and IV....Coop arrives and adventures ensue, more videos,....and yes. More sexy saxophone.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vegas Part I: Oscar Does Yoga & The Sexy Sax Man


As I am fighting off a weird stomach bug (acquired the last few days of my trip....great!), I haven't been able to do much the last few days, and regressed today. NOT fun.

Anyway, the next few posts will be mostly picture documentation of our Vegas trip. I will eventually put together a Best Of Vegas post, as I have been there many times, and it seems like many of you will be making a visit within the next year. In the meantime, I finally came up with the right name for my blog, and I will be using the Vegas trip recap posts to hold you guys over while I make the switch to my own domain (and to Wordpress!). Slowly but surely! There will be some major construction going on, but I promise it will be worth it! Any WP lovers, feel free to give me tips...this is confusing!

In the mean time, keep checking here until I debut my new blog (although all of my posts will transfer over to the newbie, too) with a new look, a giveaway, and a fitness/health post! Can't wait, lots of new things comin'....just stick with me!

But for now....VEGAS, BABY!

Part One

Their first Vegas gamble!
Excited! But this would be the last picture taken with my iPhone before it got stolen...

Donald Butler from the Chargers


My seat for most of the the back with the bags!

Oscar stretching it out before we go out...

"I call this 'scorpion!' See my pinchers?"

Windiest day ever!!!

Yardhouse is my dream come true...

"I'm not getting a sig on my beeper..." 
Beers make moms hide in bushes...

...and make us smile pretty....
 ...and watch Sexy Sax Man Sergio Flores on our phones...

....and CRY laughing for a solid hour. Surprised no one clapped when we finally left the restaurant. But we continued the sexy saxophoning well into the trip...

In my backseat with the leftovers!

Part II will come.....bringing about some videos of Oscar sexy-saxin' in public, Coop arrives and we have a pretty sweet dance party, and we get some street performers on the Strip to perform the George Michael hit for us. First videos on here ever!

More to come. Now I will continue to sit here and try to stomach my ginger ale as I attempt to decipher this Wordpress mumbo jumbo! xoxox