Sunday, December 6, 2009


I love making skirts! They are so simple and yet so much fun to make and wear! Here are a few of the ones I made this summer. Here is hoping they will fit me again by the end of next summer! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

My Mama's Art

I have been asked many times about my mother's pottery and if I had any pictures. I have tons of pictures but all are digital! :) So I thought I would take some time to post some pictures here on my blog. She makes functional pottery that is food, microwave, and dishwasher safe as well as pretty art pieces that are not intended for food, microwave, and dishwasher. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

A dish. Great for casseroles, lasagna, enchiladas, etc

A vase or a beer butt chicken baster thingie without the holes.

A cross

A small strainer

A wine chiller

A small red dish with legs

A square plate with very small bowls set on top with condiments. Sorry the picture is so dark. New Year's Eve fondue dinner night with the lights down low and romantic. :)

I have other pictures but I think that is all I will post for now. Have a great week!
Be Happy!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our Garden

Just a few pictures of our garden. It has been a ton of fun! We have started to harvest the swiss chard, tomatoes, rhubarb, and turnips (ate the greens and the baby turnips) and they have all been yummy!

If anyone has a great salsa recipe or spaghetti sauce recipe I would love to see it. We are going to have more tomatoes than we can eat. We will also have a ton of zucchinis so any special recipes for those would also be appreciated.

Be Happy!

Monday, April 27, 2009


This state is sooo weird! I love it! This last week it was in the 70s, close to 80. One day may have gotten to 80 I dont remember. Anyway, last night as Mike and I were closing the house up to go to bed Mike pulled me to the window to show me how much it was raining. As we were standing there I noticed that the raindrops appeared white in the street lights. Not believing me we moved to the back of the house, opened up the sliding glass door leading to the deck to take a better look! Sure enough there were huge wet flakes falling from the sky! I attempted (it did not work out too well as you can see) to capture them.

In the beginning:

About 5-10 minutes later:

This morning #1:

This morning #2:

We awoke this morning to about an inch on the ground. As I am typing this it has decided to go from drizzle to full out snowing. And yet it is suppose to be 54 degrees today, warming up to 76 by Thursday! Crazy and so much fun!

A friend from work said the other day that it is easier to deal with Spring snows here than in Minnesota because you know that tomorrow will be sunny, warm, and green where as in Minnesota it stays grey, cold and white (or I would imagine brown like any place that experiences breakup). Not that I wouldn't but I am going to enjoy another day of snow!

I hope that you all enjoy your Monday! Be happy!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I have been sucked in by technology and LOVE the blogging community. I am not a huge fan of writing on my blog as evidenced by the number of posts. I didnt do well with writing in a journal either. But I do enjoy reading about other people's adventures; the lives the lead; the creativity they share. Oh my!, the creativity that is out there in the world! And it is amazing that people are so willing to share. The creativity that is shared, inspired, and accepted is incredible!

I given myself a challenge of the next week. I will introduce myself to all those whose blogs I have been silently reading during the next week or so. I am thankful to them all for sharing their lives and creativity! I have been inspired! It feels awkward for me to comment on a blog of someone I dont know but that seems soo silly! So I will do it!

I started with two of them today!
where I posted about my favorite book for the Spring Children's Book Parade. There are quite a few fabulous books listed already! I had to share my most favorite book of all time. For those of you who dont know it is Everyone Know What a Dragon Looks Like by Jay Williams and illustrated by Mercer Mayer! Incredible illustrations and awesome story! The sad part is that it is out of print and to get a copy will cost quite a bit.

I have also introduced myself (awhile back) to Leanne on her Blog and to this blog where they are always sharing crafty fabric ideas and they have fabulous giveaways! One day I will win. Course it is like the lottery. You have to enter to win and to do that you must comment. :) Why is that so hard for me?

Well, this is a bit about what I am up to. Another challenge I will pursue at some point is blogging about my creative projects. Thanks for reading!

Be happy!

Pay It Forward

Hi all! I have joined a very cool and exciting exchange. I have committed to Pay it Forward (PIF).

I took this quote from Sandi about the exchange as her wording was much better than my attempt after a poor night sleep and very little tea. I hope that she doesn't mind. " The concept of a PIF occurs when acts of kindness are performed without expecting anything in return and are passed on, trusting that the recipients will do the same and Pay It Forward, resulting in a never ending chain of kindness."

I first heard about his exchange at Leanne's blog.
She lives in Northern Ireland and has this shop with absolutely great items:
I really love the chick blocks and the leaf tote and the...!

What I will be doing it making and sending one gift to the first 3 friends who post a comment to this post some random time during the next year. It will be a great snail mail surprise! You also must join the fun promising to Pay It Forward to 3 others.

If you would like to join leave a comment. Let's have some creative and joy bringing fun!

Have a great rest of the week everyone! The week is almost over and there will be time to play! :)


PS Did I do the link right? No time to check! MUST go to work NOW! Augh! ;)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Snow Bunnies!

Happy Easter! We hope that your Easter was as fun as ours!

Mike was up early and watched the circle of life play out in the neighbor's backyard. A bird eating his breakfast. Any idea what kind of bird he is?
I woke up to snow blanketing the greenish brown grass and floating softly from the clouds! Just beautiful!

After a fabulous breakfast of waffles, strawberries, and tea we went outside to play. Here are some pictures of our snowy Easter adventures!

Mike making an arm for the Easter bunny.

Me adding his buttons.

Here we are with our first creation.

Mike shoveling the drive while it snows heavy wet flakes.

Our second bunny. Bunicula!

He was too "scary" for Easter so we modified him.

HAPPY EASTER from the both of us!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring? Winter? Confusion.

Oh wait! It is March 28th and I now live pretty darn close to southwest Kansas. There is an old (Hate to use that word as we are not old) family saying that there is always a blizzard on Aimee's birthday (for those of you who dont know ~~ She is a fabulous cousin).

Last weekend Mike and I planted these in 70 degrees in preparation for our herb garden.

At the beginning of the week I took this picture.

and this picture.

This was yesterday afternoon.

And this is today.

I shoveled all by myself and oh goodness ~~~that driveway is long!! There was about 7-8 inches on the drive but the backyard has more like 3-4. The wind appeared to blow harder back there! Reports around town are upwards of 12 inches. In this town it all depends on where you live!

You gotta LOVE Spring!
Love to you all! Be HAPPY!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Hello All! A friend of mine Posted this on her blog and after viewing the incredibly moving video I was compelled to Post it as well~~~both here and on the family site. I hope you too are as moved as I by the video. There is a petition to sign as well.

I dont know how to place the video on the blog. Sorry you'll just have to use the link. Please take the time to do so. It's worth it!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Winter is Back

So I caught a bit of spring fever and now winter is back with a vengeance! It was 70 degrees last week and right now I am snuggled on the cough with a husband and a cat and the fireplace a blazing, with the thermometer reading 8 degrees! Brrrrrrr!!!!

Just cuz, here are a few pictures of Christmas with my family in Albuquerque:

Mom's tree

Brat brothers who took forever to pose nicely! They think they are funny! Arent they cute!

Great girls and a wonderful mother!

Us girls.

A good one of all of us?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Look What I Did!

Hello All! How's life? Things here are great! We have had crazy beautiful weather with temps in the 50s and up to 60 degrees. It is suppose to get to 65 degrees today! Way too warm for winter~~~ I worry about the trees and plants that are getting a little to excited!

I must have caught Spring Fever too cuz look what I did...

It feels great and I really do like the way it looks even if it has taken me a bit of time to get used to it!

Here is something my mom did...

It is a fabulous wine chiller! It works really well! It has taken up residence in our freezer and though we dont normally drink white wine we will be purchasing more so we can use the wine chiller! Mom~ GREAT JOB! THANKS!!!

Have a great day/week! BE HAPPY!