Monday, September 18, 2017


I have been enjoying The Masterchef show this good, I really thought Cate was going to win but she got booted last week...UGH! Don't really like the 3 that are left Eboni, Dino, Jason...but I will go with Jason, because he has the best attitude of them all....such a nice guy, and happy all the time!

So I really wanted to try a chocolate souffle after watching them make some a couple weeks ago...

Wow, it was not hard at all and Baby doll, (Dino reference there!) my husband loved it!!!

I can only eat a couple bites as chocolate does not sit well with me....but what I did taste was sooooo yummy!!!

I made a healthy dinner of Salmon, rice pilaf, and green beans, then made the souffles with homemade whip cream to go with....Wow, I impressed myself! That is Sangria in my glass, goes well with chocolate!


I am not sure which dish I will try next....hmmmm?????

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Palm Springs Scrappin-Escapes!

Palm Springs Tram: My sister picked me up from LAX and we headed towards PS, we stopped to ride the tram up to the top of San Jacinto mountain, That was so much fun! You travel up to 8,516 feet, it takes 10 minutes to go up the 2 1/2 miles. You are in a huge tram that can hold 80 people, the floor rotates for spectacular views!

If you would like more information on riding this tram go to :

On to the Scrapbooking......

Wow, this was an amazing get away with Patti and the whole Scrappin-Escapes gang!

We arrived Thursday night and stayed at the Renaissance resort, it was just me and Christy, we had the whole huge resort pool to ourselves, with the season over and everyone back in school and work, the place was all ours!
We swam, had a nice dinner and some wine.....

Friday morning we found the best little coffee shop for breakfast, Louise's kitchen, wonderful food!

We packed up and headed to The Hyatt Regency Resort, Oh my Goodness, this place was so gorgeous! We walked the paths through the resort, simply stunning, I have decided Resort Vacations are they way to go!!!

We scrapbooked all day, then hit the bar for happy hour food, fish taco and a burger, perfect!

Saturday, we were supplied with a breakfast buffet, scrapbooked all day, then went to the restaurant: Lantana, where we shared a fabulous spinach and mushroom pizza and more wine!

Sunday we packed up and headed home....So much fun packed in one weekend!

Christy scrapadoodling!

Me and a latte having fun!

Me and a huge cactus, my morning coffee...

Patti spoils us rotten!

Palm Springs, I miss you already!!!
I hope we can go back there again next year!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

A fun little visit from my son!

My son Travis Carl, came to visit...
He only has monday and tuesday off from his tow truck driving job so we had to make that work..
We picked him up at the airport Sunday night, came home slept, got up Monday morning, I made him his favorite breakfast my famous fried egg sandwiches...then we went shopping at Walmart for some bbq food....
We got chicken wings, rib eye steaks, and potatoes.....Yum!
My little mama's boy!

The Bingo Boys!

Steak and eggs for breakfast on tuesday!

He is such a good little helper!

Ok the best dang chicken wings ever!!! Recipe will be given in next post!

Winner winner chicken dinner!!!
We played in the pool all day monday, had chicken wings for lunch....then bbq steak, roasted potatoes for dinner...

Tuesday we just lounged around the house until 3:30 then we headed to Lucilles for dinner then to GVR for bingo..we played the 5:00 and 7:00 session where Travis won 100.00!! Then we had to have him to the airport to fly was a quick little visit but so nice to be able to spend time with my one and only baby!!! I know he is 33, but all moms will understand they will always be your baby!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

OOPS! We did it again!!

Another whirlwind weekend for the girls!

I picked up my sister a the airport on Thursday, we headed to Mimi's for breakfast, tj maxx for some concert clothes, stopped by the Scrapbook store, then checked in to the Mandalay bay hotel, got a beautiful room on the 33 floor, whew, what a view!

We headed to Ri-Ra Irish pub in MB, for a fabulous dinner, Bangers and Mash and a Reuben Sandwich! YUMMY!

After dinner we headed down the strip to the Cosmopolitan for the Bryan Ferry concert, my sister's favorite singer....Wow, what a great concert, 4th row and he sang all the good ones!!
While at the Cosmo we dropped a couple 20's waiting for the concert to start, Christy won 232.00 and I backed that up with 1000.00!!! Wheeeeeeeeee! we were having fun!

Day 2 at Mandalay Bay, we get up and have breakfast tour the pool area but decided way too many babies and kids, so we head to the spa, nice choice, we go in the jacuzzi, the steam room, the dry sauna, back in the jacuzzi, lay out with cucumbers on our eyes, shower and dress and back to our room to get ready for another fun night...

We head over to the Tropicana because Robert Irvine opened Public House Restaurant and we must eat there! Oh the food was amazing, the onion fondue is to die for, I had a burger and Christy had the lobster roll, if we had ate there Friday, Robert was in there signing stuff and taking photos with everyone, dang it!!! We should have checked first!!! UGH!!!
We just love him!!
We finally arrive at Caesars Palace where we meet up with Tanya and her parents, they got tickets to see Rod Stewart too! We sit and talk until the concert starts then we head to our seats....
WOW, what another great concert, he sang all the favorites and he still sounds great and has so much fun up on stage, laughing and dancing! He was so cool!!!

Day 3 We get up have breakfast and head to my house to unpack, then we hurry off to Colleen's for a jewelry class, we are making the copper and silver cuff, they turned out fabulous!!
I thought I had a picture of Christy's but I can't find it, here is my new one:

We leave class, grab some steaks and veggies and head to my pool, we BBQ and drink wine then clean up and play in my craft room until bedtime!

Day 4 Sunday, Breakfast at Blueberry hill, antique mall, bingo at Red Rock, no winners there! We get home and head to our favorite Mexican place for dinner, Lindo Michoacon, yummy! Back to the craft room for more card making....In the morning we awake to dark skies but first a rainbow in my backyard...

What a happy ending to a fabulous weekend!
Hope everyone had just as much fun as I did!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jewelry, cards, and more....

Gorgeous summers here in Las Vegas....
I have been busy playing in my craft room, took a jewelry class, I just had to make the silver and copper cuff, it is very nice!
The jewelry teacher lives not too far from me, you can find her at

Here are the things that are keeping me busy:

Beautiful desert sky:

Making cards:
I sent this to K.Werner, she is a very inspiring art teacher on youtube.

Coloring in a book called The Coloring Studio:
Used my alcohol markers from blick to color this.

Making decals for mine and my sisters car, using my cricut:
Got the girl at a scrapbook retreat, I added the camera and cat using my cricut.

Painting with watercolors:
Galaxy background painted to use on a card but I think I will frame it and keep it!

Learned watercolor blending technique

And making jewelry:
You need a hydraulic press and lots of tools and stamps for this work, it was so fun to make!

Well, I hope everyone else is keeping in the Vegas sun!
Happy Summer!