Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Birthdays are meant to be Special!

It was my special day yesterday...I turned 53.....

I have always believed that birthdays should be special, I don't care much about all the others days of the year, but a birthday...Well, that's a big day.
It means you made it another 365 days in this world.

Today, that is not an easy feat. Life is tough, hard and down right discouraging sometimes, so getting through it should be celebrated!!

I like to make a big deal on my friends and families birthdays as well. I try to spoil them too, most the time I get met with "no no I'm not celbrating, no no its no big deal....Well, to me it is a big deal and I want to spoil everyone else on their big day, so get with the program people!!!

This year my hubby took a day off work and spent the whole day doing what ever I wanted...We played bingo, we had a wonderful lunch, we shopped at brighton, we went to the movies.

It was such a fun day, I am so glad to have such happy memories and a husband that shares in my belief that birthdays are special and you should be celebrated and spoiled!

Here are some highlights of the day:
53 years and still going strong!

Lunch with my guy!

He had a chopped seafood salad, I had grilled seafood platter,,, dang, that was yummy!!

Bingo playing fools!

When I returned home I had flowers from my son and daughter in law, gorgeous!!!

Thank you to everyone who texted, and emailed to wish me a happy day, I had a wonderful birthday, I can't wait until next year to do it all again!!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sister weekend!

Whew, we packed in more fun in a weekend then most can....

First off, picked her up at airport, hit the antique mall and the hobby lobby (she does not have one in California close to her) then Mandalay bay, got our room....we were hungry so we went to early dinner at the Irish pub, RI-RA, great food, we got Reuben sandwiches and ceaser salads, so good!!

Then it was off to the House of Blues to see BETH HART concert.....Wow, wow, wow....she was so wonderful to listen too, her voice is amazing!

Got up early, headed to Red Rock Casino for breakfast and bingo, then ran off to our Cooking class out the back door of red rock in the shopping district....Dutch oven cooking at SurLaTable.

Oh my, we made the best chicken thighs with collard greens, we also made beef roast with barley, but I was not fond of that...but that chicken dish was to die for! Making it tonight for charlie!

Got home after class, played in the craft room, then headed to our mexican restaurant for dinner, stuffed ourselves and drank some wine....

Up at dawn to drop her at airport, back to work for us!! Her to her office in LA, and me back to my housewife duties, shopping and laundry and cleaning house.....

Next stop will be in May for more scrapbook fun!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Happenings!

I have a new venture this year...I am so in love with crocheting that my house is going to fill up with all the fun things to make, so I decided I better open another etsy shop to handle the overflow!

I love to make beanies and cowls so it will be filled with them eventually, I already have 4 in there now and I just opened!

So check it out and let me know what you think.....

I love the logo, I would like to thank JupiterStreetDesigns for the design, you can find her on etsy if you need a branding/logo set...

How adorable is this?
Plus I was able to get name so go have some fun shopping in my etsy stores, all links are on the right column.

I just love this beanie, it will be perfect to wear on Valentines Day, hoping for some cooler weather, it has been 70-80 degrees here, but I still like to wear my beanies, they are so cute and fun!

Hope everyone is enjoying the winter, if you can even call it that....

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bellagio December 2017

I forgot to share my trip to the Bellagio. I was able to go with Tanya and her parents.
We love to go see the new displays they put out each season, this Christmas display was just gorgeous! Enjoy!

Tanya and her Dad

That's me, Don't feed the bears!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Holidays are over.....Welcome to 2018!

I kept myself very busy over the recipes, new hat, got to see my son and his wife,....

I found a copy cat recipe for this bread! Turned out great!
The brown bread from the cheesecake factory, yummy!

Easy hat to make from Wilma Westenberg on youtube, you follow along and in the end you have a gorgeous hat! the Pom Pom is from TheFireFlyHook shop on Etsy.

Hubby and I have been binge watching Walking Dead, we are on Season 6, trying to catch up with everyone else who are on season 8!

I bought a wok, I love stir fry...I wanted to make it at home, my first dish...spicy wok fried green beans...they were so good!!

Our new years dinner...Chicken pot pies (homemade) and devils food cake with chocolate frosting (not Homemade but soooo delicious!)

We stayed home for new years, just watched tv, did not even drink!
But in the morning I made the hubby cinnamon rolls....

Met up with my Travis and Rebecca at the Venetian, they had these cool Rolling Stones displays:

Here they are in there New Year Glory!
What a cute couple!!!

Hope we all have a wonderful year full of laughter and love.....

Friday, December 22, 2017

The first day of winter.....

It's a little chilly here, I am actually enjoying it since I have my new knitted and crocheted items to keep me warm....

I have been busy making cowls, I love the cowls because it warms your neck only, you don't have to worry about a big bulky scarf so you don't get too hot, they really are perfect:
These 4 I crocheted....

This cowl is one of my first I ever got from my knitting friend, one of my favorites to wear! Thanks, Tanya!

Sometimes a scarf is the best accessory!

Oh but don't forget about socks! These are perfect for me...a drunk snowman!! Bawahahaha!!!
 This is the cowl I am currently working on, bobble stitches galore!! You can find this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy by searching Casper Mountain Cowl....or here is the link where I bought the pattern from Abbey at The Firefly Hook: It is only 3.00!!
So pretty.....

This Shawl was one of my xmas gifts from Tanya: holy smokes, it is gorgeous! So much work involved, it looks great on, I will try to get a photo today of me wearing it so you can get the full effect, stunning!

Ok, I hope everyone is staying nice and warm and I hope everyone is enjoying the winter holidays!