Monday, May 30, 2011

Thank You

Thanks to the many men & women that keep our country safe! May God richly bless you and your families!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

In No Particular Order.........

 Spending the day working on our vacation album. Long over due!

 I must say it is a great way to relax over the long weekend. I am not complaining.
We had some neighbors over last night & sat out by the pool, was great!

 Also plan on finally altering a fun little apron with fabric from my friends shop...The Old World Quilt Shoppe

 Hoping to have a few leftover scraps to decorate a cute little straw purse that I got the other day!.
Of course pics will follow! Dinner tonight with my Father-in-Law! Looking forward to not cooking..teeheehee  My mom took off after her hectic move to her new place. She is on a long road trip in a motorhome with my aunt. What a blast!! Tonight they are going to a class reunion in our hometown in Iowa! How fun for them both! I am SO happy for my mom!!
Next month she celebrates her 89th birthday! How cool is that!

Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend with some fun activities!! Do something you LOVE!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A New Day

A little time in my art journal......

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I was right here again! It's been a very busy couple of weeks! OK...a whirlwind! We moved my mom unexpectedly into a retirement community. It is a good thing but I under-estimated how difficult it would be to go through all of my parents things. She is downsizing so there are many things that have to go. We are so grateful that all the things that she truly loves she gets to take with her. Yahoo!!! Already in the 3 days since her actual move we have her all set hung, everything put away! Amazing! Now on to the garage sale & then sale of their place.

I realize it is a process and a very good move but still an emotional one. So for now I am going to take a little break & dream of being back here on this beach!!!
See you again soon! (wink, wink)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a little therapy with friends

Once a month on a Tuesday I get a chance to break-away with some new friends and enjoy a little art therapy. I never really accomplish much but so enjoy the time chatting and creating with some very talented ladies!
Above are a few things that I purchased yesterday. Always fun to have some new toys to play with, right!

I also purchased this book recently. I was so pleased to see that many of my friends are published in this edition! How fun is that!!!

This has been an extremely busy month with lots of emotional things going on so the chance to get away was so worthwhile. Thanks to Samie Kira for introducing me to this very fun adventure!!! I am loving it!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

return to sender

Don't you just love this Roman Shade! I stumbled upon this photo and thought I would share it with you. And the best part is that it comes with a free tutorial! How cool is that!
It is from The Brooklyn Limestone. She provides the tutorial and also the download of the elements you need to create this shade yourself.
So many possibilities....
 Here are a few of the steps...