Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We have hosted a couple of card making classes and it is so much fun. We recently got contacted to go put one on and do a party at a friends house and I am so excited. I think it will be great to meet some new people and share my love of paper making crafts. I just really enjoy doing it and am going to try and pursue my love of teaching with others.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This shirt is screen printed by hand and is unique because no two can turn out exactly the same. it is available at http://www.3of4clothing.etsy.com/ It looks like it is made out of the super soft cotton and could easily turn into your favorite shirt. Another beautiful handmade item by a seller at Etsy
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Ling Kho said "this is one of my favorites because it's a unique & beautiful shot". Which I have to agree with. The angle and the colors are just eye catching.
Monday, August 31, 2009
This beautiful and stylish headband can be found at http://www.boutiquedebandeaux.etsy.com/
"This elegant brown sugar topping is perfect for enhancing any ensemble, day or evening! "
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
My friend Marisa has a passion for all things artistic, from fine art to videography. She has taken that love and turned it into a business Fifth on Sixth. She represents many different artists in many different forms and helps you find the right person for your project. She also helps promote the work of her artist in local shows and galleries. Her heart is in everything she does and it shows.
A quote from her website http://www.fifthonsixth.com/
“fifthonsixth inc. not only helps artists, but art appreciators as well! We are the hub connecting businesses, galleries, and the public to a variety of graphic designers, fine artists, actors, videographers, illustrators and more”
"This 30-inch rag doll was sewn from 100% cotton. Her body is tea-dyed muslin, her dress is made from burgundy cotton homespun, and her slip is cotton."
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The every day Super Hero
X-Ray Vision so she can see through walls at what’s happening in another room
Super Sonic Hearing so she can hear when someone is getting into something they are not supposed to.
Rear Vision so she can see everything that is happening behind her especially people trying to sneak by
Healing Lips allow her to kiss any boo boo and make it better
Heated Embrace allows her to hug anyone and make them feel especially warm and happy
Retractable Super Strength String shuts out from her handy rubber gloves and can wrap around anything
Scissors are always carried in her apron and come in handy when she needs to cut loose
Super Glue is on her belt for those situations when things need to get sticky or when your favorite toy breaks
Magic Eraser speaks for itself
Feather Duster for sweeping dust right into the evil criminal face so that they are temporarily blinded. Also leaves the location with a little more sparkles
Band Aids for all those little bumps and bruises that seem to arise.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I know, way too easy. That is what I thought but the minute I pop in a story the kids are to busy listening to fight. It is amazing and wonderful. We are at least a ½ hour drive from anywhere so every time we would get in the car the boys would decide it was time to DRIVE MOM CRAZY and it was working. I think I was only a drive or two away from being committed. Committed to what? I am not sure but committed all the same and then inspiration struck while we were at our public library one day. There was a book propped on the shelf with a cassette tape stuck to the front of it and a bright light shining down from the heaven on it (or possibly an overhead track light). I picked it up gently, read the title and turned to my youngest with hope and excitement
“How would you like to listen to Amelia Bedelia in the car today?”
“Sure mom sounds good”
Those simple words brought such joy to my heart. He was willing to listen. There was a chance and it was free. It is pretty huge that my source of entertainment is free because when ever I ask the kids what they want to do, they don’t say things like:
Read a book
Go for a walk
Play at the park
Clean my room (as if)
They say things like…..
Go to the waterslides
Visit Chuck E Cheese
Buy a new video game
We only borrowed one book on tape that day and it was wonderful. It only lasted for the trip into town but it worked all the same. They were quiet and peaceful. Now I borrow much longer books so the kids are always excited to go for a ride and barely want to get out of the car when we arrive anywhere. We have a CD player in their room so now they listen to all kinds of stories as they fall asleep. Unless it’s a really great story and then I am pretty sure it keeps them up but they are happy all the same. They have been listening to this book on CD called “The Manny Files” for almost three weeks and they can’t stop laughing. CD number 5 is their favorite and they just giggle and giggle. I laughed pretty hard when I was listening too. So if a good story makes you happy and you have a local library then peace in quiet is only a library card away.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
I just came across this great shop that transforms empty glass beer/wine/soda bottles into everyday house ware. At http://www.yavaglass.etsy.com/ they take recycling to a new level by creating these great glasses and other items out of empty bottles. I just think it is the coolest idea. Fun and festive house ware that helps the environment.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
So to my delight I got a surprise package in the mail yesterday and it had this wonderful natural spray lotion and handmade soap. So far I have tried out the spray lotion and I love it. It is very light and smell delicious. The scent is Summer Green. My mom purchased it at http://www.plunksoap.etsy.com/
I can't wait to find her next great gift.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
The concert is in July so if you are a Gretchen Wilson fan who lives in the northwest then you should definitely get some tickets for the show.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
It takes a lot to learn that everything doesn't have to get done at once. That the house doesn't have to be spotless. That everyone is really not counting on you to do everything. You don't really have to write something new on your blog everyday. That sometimes it is more fun to hop on your motorcycle and go for a ride instead of weed eating the yard. That if you only learn to laugh more then more people will be laughing along with you.
I read a quote once that said. "I don't regret the opportunities I have taken only the ones that I didn't take. So know I take every opportunity I can. " That seemed like a great way to think and that is the way that I look at the world. My husband says we are "What Next?" kind of people. Not the kind of people to live in the past, dwell on whats been done and relive our regrets. We are the kind of people who are wondering what we are going to experience next. I just love the way he thinks.
Wow, that was me feeling a little philosophical. Hope you enjoyed it.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
My husband was a sweetie and did this video for me. On Monday I took a big leap and got a 2009 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Sport. It is my first running motorcycle and I am having so much fun learning to drive it. My husband got the same bike last year and is just loving it. It goes on and off road which is great because we have tons of off roads to travel. When I learn to ride it a whole lot better we will go on road trips together. I am really looking forward to it and I feel really cool having my own motorcycle. We are also hoping to document a bunch of our trips. My husband has his bike and helmet decked out with cameras so we can record all kids of stuff.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
There is a wonderful older man (mid 60's I'm guessing) that Rollerblades down the side of the my highway. I see him on my drive home from work and he is always smiling. It is great because every time I see I am glad he is having such a great time. He is quite the character because he doesn't wear much when he Rollerblades. He had got on a tiny pair of running shorts and a slip of a t shirt that is only the collar and maybe 4inch down and the sleeves are also cut off. He does wear all the appropriate safety gear. Which I think is funny because he has so much skinned exposed that the safety gear seems Irrelevant I have been driving by him and smiling for about five years now and he is always a great sign that spring has sprung. I bet he is very interesting and happy person. I'm can't stop smiling every time I see him. He is just having so much fun. I sure hope I get to see him for many more years to come
Monday, April 6, 2009
I am so proud of my son and his creative talent. Just about a month ago he started created his own cartoon called Joe and Skratch. He has been coming up with all the ideas himself and then drawing all the comic strips. Sometimes he does a few at night and sometimes he does just one. Some of them are very funny to me and some of them are very funny to his 6 year old brother. I told him maybe I just don't get some of the kid jokes (i usually get an eye roll for this). I also don't usually laugh hysterically when someone says poop and both of my boys do. They have a great sense of humor.
We have since taken the time to edit and turn some of the comic strips into videos on Youtube so we can share them with everyone. He has gotten great feedback and is so happy when people comment on his videos. He narrates them all and it is really funny. This last one had great sound effects. I also thought it was really funny. I just really wanted to take the time to brag about him. As a parent its really cool to see your child push themselves to become better and more creative. So if you have the time please watch the video and leave a comment if you like it. Thanks so much
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Both of my grandparents and my father passed within 2 years of each other. This was the first time in my life that death had taken someone so close to me. I was at the hospital when my grandfather took his last breath surrounded by his wife, daughters and grandchildren. I was an incredibly moving beautiful moment. He had lived a long and happy life. He had been married to my grandmother for 63 years and his time here was done and we all knew it. For as sad as it was it was also a huge relief to know that he had finished with the body that was causing him so much pain.
My grandmother lasted almost a year without him. She was beautiful and brave and when she decided she was done here on earth we brought her home to spend the last days with us. This was another sad time but I was so happy she could stay with us in our home were she was surrounded by the people she loved.
Just moments after my grandmother took her last breath our home phone rang. It was her pastor calling. She said she had just gotten our number on her pager and she called right away. We told her that grandmother had just passed on but no one in the house had paged her yet. There hadn't been time to do anything yet. It was very strange moment and we all decided it must have been grandpa watching over us and helping out. To this day there is still no reasonable explanation so why be reasonable.