Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays

It's been a busy holiday season. Managed to get the cookie exchange organized and had a great time. Ended up with 10 friends and 9 dozen cookies. My fav ... Melissa's cookies.

We had a somewhat formal holiday dinner with a dozen close friends. I always wanted to do this and this year I finally found the time to get it done. It was outdoors in our patio area. It was a cool evening but not cold. Served beef roast, garlic mash potatoes and saute'd green beans. It was a success and I will do it again
. The table looked great.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Got the craftroom painted and I love it! Now to move everything back in. I must purge stuff and organize it as I had it. I can't wait to get back into my space. I'll post pic once it's all put back together. Otherwise, it's still way too hot in AZ.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Dang, another HOT day in the desert

Apparently, we broken some kind of record this week..... way too many days in a row over 110 degrees. OMG I'm so ready 90 degree days. The heat sure doesn't help get the creative mojo going. I've been working on projects in the house at the kitchen table. I'm in the process of painting my craftroom. It's my only gotta get done project this weekend. I'll post a pic of it once it's all put back together.
It's pink day

Thursday, August 23, 2007

another hot day

working on getting photos organized and burned to CD's. way too many but a lot of good ones. photoshopping them is so much fun. i plan to add more of my photos so stay tuned

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

back to work

hey, first day back to work after a three week vacation. Not too bad, actually. Tonight I needed to make a birthday card and finish the my niece's 21st birthday gift. Still didn't get package in the mail of her baby pictures, so the gift gets delayed another day. Saw baby Reagan today and that's always a treat! Gabi was very gabby today. If I haven't told you about her....she's the angel girl sent to me. I'll tell you more about her as time goes on. Check out the card I made, got the idea from two peas. Aqua is the color of the day...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The boys are gone and it's way too quite around here. I've been going through some of our photos and decided to post a couple. We had fun this day, driving the desert. I found that Colby has quite the camera eye. He used a film camera and I used my digital. His photos were impressive. After they left I have some free time so I made some soldered artwork. I used photos of MJ's baby. I'll post one so you can see how they came out. I really like making them. Gotta work on Crystal's (my niece) 21st Birthday gift. I need to mail it on Monday!! I'll post it after her bday so not to give out the surprise.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Been away a long time.....

It's been months since I posted. Busy summer, but it's coming to an end and I plan to have more time and plan to let you all know more about my blog and post "stuff" I've been making over the summer!
Boys (nephews) for the summer and whoever said boys and girls are the same are so wrong. Boys don't like to "shop" they like to get their stuff and go home. Boys like to eat. Boys like loud music!!! Boys like just about anything LOUD. Boys can be lazy or should I say they have this crazy idea that housework is "woman's" work!!! Boys don't care if they have to wear the same teeshirt two or maybe three days in a row. On the other hand, they are less drama, no fighting over the bathroom, and it's okay not to have to go to the mall for the fourth time in one day!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

It's been a long week. My dad been here all week and we've been getting so much done around the house. I'll post pictures and you'll see how much we got done! Yellow is the color of the day...all sunny around here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dad in Town

My dad is in town and helping me with some of my projects. Today he made us his famously good refried frijoles!! YUM He dug out the sidewalk and getting ready for the gravel and edging. Tomorrow we'll finish digging and work on leveling out soil around the house. Work was tough today. Tough to stay focus when so many voices and conversations going around you. Dinner was good, brother came by and met up with several friends. Happy Valentine's Day to everybody....a good day! Flowers and all.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Day After Yesterday

Super Bowl over, football over, season ends....
Basketball now...
Getting ready for some major projects and some not so major ones.
Invite orders coming in, too.
Need to finish up on some design work to be able to move forward.
Did I mention I'm loving texting!
Red color of the day

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Dog day

Walking my dogs... my puppy won't quit pulling on the leash. OMG he wore me out. Practice makes perfect, right? I will walk him everyday and he will learn to walk without pulling on the leash. I do love the chill in the air. Making some progress on my project lists and to do lists. That feels real good. I even found some time to read. Chocolate is the color of the day!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Moving on....

I finally started my house project list. I need to make some headway to all the projects. Lists, lists, lists, lists..... I need to set some goals and get them done. I did get my bathroom sink! That's a huge deal. I measured out my craft room so I can paint and rearrange. I talked to Cathy and that was a great help. Took the dogs for a walk and boy that was an adventure. Still trying to get the puppy to heal and not pull!

Monday, January 22, 2007


Work, excel files wrong, excel files corrected...lists done right. Grocery shopping and way too hungry to care what I needed. Filled up the shopping cart ... no problem. Toys for the dogs. Not that they deserve them since the fiasco of the waterbed. Need to new bed to say the least. More shopping. None of this is helping with the mojo! Purple the color of the day...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The beginning

Watching football and working on Vancouver vacation photos. Too many to choose my favorite. Oh, I'm also making dinner.... it's done. New lava lamp is very calming. I need to find my creative mojo. Maybe this week.