A Night With The Girls

For the past three years I have taken my daughter and some friends to dinner, night at a hotel and then school shopping the next day.  It has always been so much fun to spend this time with my sweet girl!  This year the girls wanted to eat at P.F. Changs, go swimming at the hotel pool, do our makeup (they put so much blush on me I looked like I was sunburned), watched the Kit American Girl movie and …

Perspective Changes Everything…..

Sometimes it takes something bigger than yourself to gain a new perspective. Like so many bloggers, I have been changed by the accident that Stephanie Nielson and her husband, Christian, were involved in. Her daily writings I have gone back to re-read because her love of her children and husband is so contagious! Like so many others I want to be a better mom and wife because of her sweet example. There is not a day since the accident that …

Would You Like A Little Fun With That Sugar?

We recently went to the rodeo/fair and had a wonderful time.  We met my sister and her famly and my good friend Jamie and her kids.  I had just started cutting out all sugars from my diet and then we go to the fair.   FUNNEL CAKES….does anyone else understand the deep need for these fried pieces of heaven?  It took all my self control but I DID NOT eat one!  Do I hear anyone clapping for me?  I believe my …

Unexpected Beauty

I live in Colorado and honestly I can take the beautiful weather and mountains for granted.  Whenever someone finds out I live in Colorado they go on and on how lucky I am….which I am.  I grew up in Illinois and I have a secret to tell…..I really think IT is beautiful.  I just returned from seeing my parents in Illinois.  I drove with my three children (ages 1-8).  Many thought I was crazy, but it went really well and I …

A Yummy Night

On Monday my husband and I went to see The Police at Red Rocks Amphitheater.  We had amazing seats and the weather was perfect.  I have been to other events at Red Rocks, but never a concert.  I don’t think I will ever go to a regular arena again.  I got to watch Sting (yummy), dance with my husband (also yummy), look up at a beautiful sky and see Red Rocks all around me.  It was so much fun and it …

More On The Way

It is so much fun to work with vintage papers.  Whether I am doing art with vintage maps, ledger pages, book pages, sheet music or anything else old with character, I love that what I am using has been touched and used before me.  My dad recently found vintage cigar boxes for me.  In the weeks ahead I will be making more of these vintage paper collections to sell in my shop.

Perfect Find

Don’t you love it when you find the perfect piece of furniture…and you know what you will do with it and where it will go!  I just found this amazing German printing press piece.  The best part is that many of the drawers still have the typeset in it.  I have been looking for something to store and organize all of my vintage papers and embellishments.  Problem solved.  I have so much space now that I may just need to …

What You Didn’t Know

1. I am a night person 2. I am addicted to Starbucks 3. I love going to Napa with my husband 4. We really don’t know anything about wine 5. I hate leftovers 6. I collect clocks 7. I have three incredible children 8. And one amazing and handsome husband 9. I love to entertain 10. I homeschool my children 11. And I love it 12. I wanted to go into fashion design but was talked out of it 13. …