25 years & Mordern Bird Studios


25 years ago yesterday….I did just that!

It has been an incredible 25 years and I am amazed at how fast those years have flown by!  The Bug Man is a kind and caring man ~ the one who melts my heart.  He is ALWAYS there for me. ALWAYS by my side. ALWAYS there to catch me when I fall.


cell phone picture from dinner


I love……..

I know that I love waking up next to you every morning. I love knowing that you’ll make me laugh out loud every day. I love talking to you and sharing everything with you. I love that you put up with me and all my flaws. I love that you are THE best Dad and provider for our family! I love that you NEVER let us down. I love that your family ALWAYS comes first. I love that you tell me I look fabulous when I feel fat. I love that you hug me when I cry. I love that you will go to the store when I don’t feel like going. I love that you will pick up pizza when I don’t feel like cooking. I love that you know me. I LOVE that you LOVE me. I love that it’s painfully obvious that our 2 kids are our 2 kids and they have good and bad features/traits/habits from each of us. I hope we have managed to set an example for our girls as to what a happy, successful marriage is.


I’ve been wanting a piece of really cool art work to put in the house of just the two of us (other than this really lovely wedding shot!- hey, it was the 80’s don’t laugh!  haha).  Our first daughter was born almost 18 months after we were married… most all photos we have are with the kids.

When the folks at Modern Bird Studios contacted me I knew this was my opportunity to get my priceless treasure!

Who is Modern Bird Studios? This husband and wife team create one-of-a-kind pieces with a combination of digital, hand and painting processes on an oak composite, or, for the extreme modern enthusiasts, on acrylic mounted to oak.

TidyMom modernbird art

Original photo can be seen here

Seeing our piece from Modern Bird in person was even more beautiful than I ever imagined!  I think it was the perfect shot of my husband and I that show’s exactly what our marriage is……..both of us working hand in hand! I LOVE it!

Receive 15% off through July 5, 2011 to all TidyMom readers – just enter the code ‘TIDYMOM‘ at checkout! Modern Bird Studio

TidyMom Giveaway

**~GIVEAWAY has ended………..Congrats to #143 Emily Ayers~**

Gregg and Megan would like to give one lucky TidyMom reader a $200.00 gift certificate to Modern Bird StudiosModern Bird giveaway

Required Entry

Visit Modern Bird Studios and then come back here and tell me what photo you would like to turn into a piece of art and what color combo you would choose

Extra Entries (remember to leave a separate comment for each)

  • Subscribe to TidyMom via RSS or email
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  • Follow Modern Bird Studios on twitter and Tweet about this giveaway: I want to turn a photo into a priceless work of art from @modern_bird & win a $200 gift certificate via @TidyMom
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook or your blog
  • Make a purchase at Modern Bird Studios using the 15% off code (leave a comment letting me know what you purchased)

Giveaway will end on June 28, 2011 at 5 pm CST. One winners with a valid entry will be selected at random using I will email the winners and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.  Contest open to residents in the lower 48 states only.  *Previous winners not eligible.


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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. I subscribe via email!

  2. I joined both Modern Bird and TidyMom on facebook

  3. followed & tweeted on twitter! 🙂

  4. Oh How I love Modern Bird Studios! I’d get a recent picture that was taken of my husband and I turned into an amazing piece. I’d go with 2 color process in some pretty blues!

  5. I follow MB on twitter and I tweeted!

  6. i subscribe by email!

  7. I like Modern Bird and Tidy Mom on Facebook!

  8. I like the 2 tone, not sure what picture I would use, either the one of I have of my hubby, me and the kids, or one of just the kids. So, glad I came here, they do great work, very interesting.

  9. I already follow Tidy Mom on FB, and now follow Modern Bird as well 🙂

  10. I now also follow Modern Bird on Twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway!!!/onepoorlillamb/status/85339038676033536

  11. I posted about the giveaway on FB:

  12. I just subsribed to TidyMom to get emails!! 🙂

  13. I already TidyMom on facebook – LOVE it!!

  14. Now like Modern Bird on FB . 🙂 🙂

  15. I love the black and grey combo. We are celebrating our 19th anniversary today! Also, just had photo shoot on the beach from family vacation – so I know I would have to use one of those!! I love the photo art!!

  16. I told my FB friends about the fabulous art work ModernBird does!!

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