Easter

As I am busy going through all my photos of my incredible weekend at Tiffany's….I thought I would re post a few things that we did last year leading up to Easter. I hope you enjoy them and photos are coming VERY soon:-) ************************************************ We have so many beautiful books that tell the story of Easter.  Before we read any of our other books we spend a week or so reading The Lamb by John R. Cross.  We read one chapter …

Playing With Chip Art

Yesterday Madolyn and I had a neighbor friend over and her mom…and we played a little with Melody Ross' new chip art. We used the chipboard to make necklaces and other creations. We had fun playing and learning how to use the tools. These are such cool tools! Seriously fun!!! I was also so impressed that the girls were able to do everything without much help from the moms. (the girls created these sweet necklaces) We first started with plain …

This Is Today

(photo taken this morning) Last night a friend of mine was able to get three tickets to see John Mayer. This was all very last minute and very spontaneous…for a not so spontaneous ME. It started to snow. Really snow. Snow so much that you could not see. The one that got the tickets wanted to still go…the other friend and myself…not so much. I was a little scared…I admit it…I was going to have to drive. We finally decided …

Haute Handbags

A few months ago I was approached by one of the editors of the magazine Haute Handbags. This is one of the magazines published by Stampington & Company. They wanted to feature one of my purses and have me write a tutorial. I was thrilled. I got my copy in the mail last week..but you can get your copy April 1. It will have step by step instructions on how to make the badge that is attached to my Lulu …

Love Slave

First of all I want to thank so many of you that left me the sweetest comments and sent me the most amazing emails!! As women it is so easy for us to relate to one another. We don't have to be going through it to feel so deeply for another that is! ******************************************************** I grew up in rural Illinois. My parents and brother still live there. My parent's farm has to be my children's most special place on earth. …

Anxious Heart

On Friday I went in for a routine yearly check up. During my breast exam the doctor said she found two lumps. One in each breast. It is amazing how the mind can go to so many scary places so quickly. Within seconds I had this imagine in my mind of what cancer looks like. What it would look like on me. I don't know about you guys but within seconds I had myself bald, with a bandanna..doing the Avon …

Make New Friends But Keep The Old

One is silver and the other is gold. Do you remember that song from Brownies or Girl Scouts? I just had a horrible flashback of me…in a green jumper…with a sash full of badges…shudder! I just have to say that I like getting older. Not the crows feet and dimples on my thighs….the sweet contentment and confidence that has come with age. I love that the women in my life right now…today…are in my life because I love and adore …

Dear Summer,

Dear Summer, I know you are still a little ways off..but… Last year you let me down. I don't want to be a complainer…but…I had plans. Big plans…entertaining plans…summer night party plans…and you rained. A lot! Many parties were canceled last minute because of your fickle behavior. Come on..this is Colorado.  We are used to just a little green and no rain. Don't start messing with us now. So…if it wouldn't be too inconvenient I would really love to entertain …

Library Makeover

(new lampshades that will be in my spring collection) We take a long time to get things done around here…. A LONG TIME! In fact, the room I will be showing you still has tons of paint to touch up…but I decided that you can not really see it so lets go ahead and show the room:-) I have had this room repainted for a few months now and I am just getting around to showing you. Those of you …

Shop Clearance

I have been busy getting ready for my Spring/Summer Collection. To make room for all the new art, purses, aprons, skirts, dresses, prints, photography and jewelry…. I am marking down EVERYTHING that is in my shop. I am also offering FREE SHIPPING.   Happy shopping and I hope you all have an incredible weekend. *********************************************** Thank you for all your sweet emails and comments about my little Ben. He is still sick but I think he is slowly getting better. …

Seattle Grace…We Never Found You!

This is the final post on my weekend trip to Seattle…promise! Every little thing that we did was so much fun….but this day was just relaxing. Lissa truly did an excellent job of planning all these perfect and different parts of our trip. We were only there for three full days…and we did SO much! The morning started off with us walking downtown to breakfast in Lissa's beautiful little town. We then headed on to the beach. I can't imagine …