Saturday, December 27, 2008


Christy and Jeff are in town and Travis too! We all went to Sam's town last night and played Bingo.....I thought the newbies would win but I won 200.00!!!
Then we went to Billy Bob's and ate dinner...Fun!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone!

We are not spoiled just well LOVED!!!
Thank you for my coach peace signs and my new laptop!! And it is always fun to have a four year old in the house for christmas, he had fun playing with all his new toys too!! Travis and charlie were happy with new socks and shirts!

Hope everyone had a fun safe happy christmas!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008




This is one of my Travis songs!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Ok you have meet my monkey, CASH, patty gave him to me for a little christmas gift, how cool is that? A monkey with a peace sign on his belly, was he not made for me, I collect peace signs and monkeys so to have them combined is beyond monkey cool!!
We named him CASH because she gave him to me before bingo this morning and lo and behold I won 100.00 in bingo!!!

Thank you patty and thank you CASH!!!

Snow's gone!

Well, no more snow, it was fun while it lasted and we will probably be hit with a ton of claims the first week of January, that's good because 4th qtr taxes are due in January...Ugh!
I have been busy making presents for my friends...Here is the Letter R for Ronna's new craft room!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let it snow let it snow let it snow!!!

Ok here is when I arrived at the Revere Golf club up in Anthem for the Desert Newcomer Luncheon, Oh look how cute little tiny snowflakes were falling, I was so excited.....

Wow, this is the view out the window of Buchman's restaurant where the luncheon was held...
This is the view where I decided I better leave because I have never driven in the snow!!
Oh my gosh, my truck is covered!! I drove nice and slow down the hill but it snowed all the way to the office and now I am home and it is a little winter wonderland in our yard!! Just hit the play button to watch the snow!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jewelry club gift exchange...

Saturday was the jewelry club gift exchange, there were 20 of us, we gathered at the most beautiful home of Margaret and Peter Jung, wow, the home was amazing and they went all out for us, thank you Margaret and Peter!!
I had picked Carolines name and she had my name! I made her an altered art letter frame that said "quilter" as she is an amazing quiltmaker...she made me a beautiful covered scrapbook...the food and friends and gifts were amazing!!

Amanda and Margaret!

Me with my album!

Caroline and her sign!

I couldn't resist posting a picture of Colleen Myler and her sister Kim, they look great!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas card fun!

Well it's that time again, I have been busy working on my christmas card CD's!!
This is my 5th year making them, I have too much fun with these!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My christmas gift....

I was able to sneak off with some friends to Cowboy Christmas saturday, I really needed a new pair of boots and this is the place to go...a whole convention center full of western gifts and goodies and boots boots boots....The first pair I fell in love with priced out at 1095.00, a pair of brown and turq Luchesse's!! Moving on, it got down to the last booth and I found this pair, oh I slipped them on like a bucket of butter, so soft and cozy....I saw the tag...259.00 Oh yes!!! I put them on and did not take them off until 11:00 last night when charlie and I got home from our date....They are beautiful!!! I have to put them under the tree for christmas as that is my big gift from charlie!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Looks a lot like Christmas...

Peace sign wreath from Colleen Mcgraw, how cute is that!!!
Winter is: snowmen and football.

Oops, did not know that came out blurry, oh well adds a nice effect?

The new tree, I put black and teal balls....well it is a freaky christmas this year, no money, no jobs, we need to ban together and make gifts and cook at home and just hunker down until things get better in the economy, help those who need help and say a little prayer for some kind of peace on this earth.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Busy Busy...

Got all my snowmen in the house now! Been decorating all day, I still need to pick up a new tree, ours lost its lights last year so we are buying a new one this year.
So did anyone go out for black friday shopping? Is that not just insane - killing people to go shopping?? I stayed in and shopped online, bought us a new fridge! Got a maytag with the freezer on the bottom, should be fun and exciting, trying something new, hey, you been married 20 years a new fridge is as exciting as it gets, hahahaha! I spent a week researching them, decided I wanted to try this freezer on the bottom and one big door on top, and after living with this side by side door thing I am ready to send it to the junk yard, I just hope this fridge we have holds out 11 more days, the motor sounds like an old 57 ford truck that won't shut down when you turn it off!
Rained for the last couple days, that was nice change, so that's all the news from Vegas, hope to have more exciting news soon!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope this turkey day finds everyone happy and humble, be thankful for what you have, so many others have not.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Precious....

Oh yeah...I made this ring a couple weeks ago in class...I love came out kinda celtic!!
It is my favorite for precious.....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A worthy cause...

I have been following the story of the vick dogs, the horribly abused dogs from the football player who is in prison for his crime against these poor animals. I am not normally a dog person, they never seemed to like me and I was scared of them for years, but we have had a few good ones, (lacy and woody)...and my sister has had some real sweethearts that won me over, (calvin and cujo)...well, this wine company has had an artist paint portraits of the vick dogs and put them on wine labels, the money will go to help the dogs, they are in Utah at best friends shelter getting the help they need to become healthy and hopefully rehabilitated so they can have loving homes.
Anyway if you want to buy some wine for your favorite wine lovers this christmas and give to a good cause at the same time please go to:
Dog Lovers Wine Club

Also in the giving spirit, Mandy has put a site on her blog that allowes you to give free food to animals by clicking on the link everyday!

Thank you!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Scrapbooking must haves!

Ok I do not have any photos yet of our crop, debbie took all the pictures so I must wait for the meantime, I learned of some new fun tools for all you scrapbookers out there, the first is a new tape runner gun...
Oh this is SWEET! You have tons of tape to use and you get a fun gun to alter and decorate, I love this site for buying one as she has them already painted for you, green, purple, pink..I ordered a green one, to match my eyes of course! It is on its way thanks to Sue over at Go order yours today, it comes with 3 refills too!

The other item I found was a clikit tool from karen foster, neat way to add eyelets and more, I can see embossing on copper with this tool for jewelry making!
I also want to buy a crop in style P3 paper tote!!But they are no longer being made and they are going for astronomical amounts on ebay, but wow, what a great way to travel to crops with paper, I will keep searching until I find one!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Hey sorry I have not posted, debbie is in town and we have been running around like crazy! Spent all day saturday at sunset station at a scrapbooking crop, stayed the night, good thing cause we were up till 1:00am gambling! No big wins though!
More running around today, she heads home tuesday...
Be back soon with photos and more!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Jewelry class...

Here it is, wow, that pendant is pretty is much better in person, it is all 3-d, the peace sign sticks up and the border around the piece frames it then you have the word on its own sign, it was a fun piece to make and yesterday I strung with turquoise and coral and silver, I can't wait to wear it next summer! A whole set! I will be keeping this set for myself!
Ok back to work...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin fun!

Found this photo on the internet and just thought it was too funny not to share!
Well, work is real busy right now so I have been in the office a not much to report here.
Sunday I made a silver art clay pendant that is out of this world awesome, so I will post that soon!
In the meantime, keep busy, and keep happy,
and stay tuned for more fun in the desert sun...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here is the finished bathroom, well, I need a picture for above the towel rack, if you did not see the before scroll down to saturdays post! It took me all day saturday about 8 hours, I like it! That mint green was driving me nuts that was on the wall, next project is to get rid of the peach walls in the master bedroom and bathroom!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fun Stuff!!

The other day Ethan was here (4yr old grandson) and he was singing a song about colors and it teaches him how to spell, it was so fun too watch and hear but I had no way to show charlie, so I went and researched camcorders, this one is great, the Flipvideo, (cost is 149.00 at office max) you get one hour of record time then you pop it onto your computer and BAM you have videos ready for youtube or aolvideo, this is going to be so nice for charlie to actually shoot videos of them racing and he can pop it on his blog, or I can video the funny things Ethan does, or I can video tape Toby napping all day, what ever!
Charlie forgot to take it with him tonight so he won't have a video for his blog, but I decided to test it out with my latest project:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Single again!

Good thing I am married because if I was single I would cook food all the time and eat it and then I would have to be on my favorite show..the biggest loser!!!

But since it is fall classic time and charlie is at the race track every night I get to cook my elaborate meals I love so much...this time I steamed some crab, but that was yucky because I forgot to buy lemons...then I got roasted vegetables from Whole foods market and lemon asparagus and a big juicy here I am the kitchen is a disaster..but I now have on my plate what I call "my last meal" because this is what I would order if I was on death row and it was my time to go....Yeah, plate of roasted vegetables and a Steak to go! Oh, I would add a baked potato with lots of butter and sour cream but I did not want to cook that tonight, that would mean heating the oven and we are still in the 80's here.

But you know what? It is funny how as you get older your tastes shift and now all I really want is the vegetables, holy moly, they are delicious!!! I discovered roasted vegetables on my scrapbook retreat, they were in a sandwich they served us and now I cannot get enough of them, Starbucks makes a sandwich with roasted veggies too, that is real good. But I will be back to whole foods for more of these, portobello, eggplant, carrot, squash and the aspargus, Wow, scrumptious!!!
So ends my single night, off to have some coffee (gotta love my Seattle's best blend) and work in my craft room while baseball is on the telly. Bon Appetit until next time!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Barrett-Jackson show!

The auction block, this is another car I would love to have a 57 convertable thunderbird, dang, I would look so cute zipping around Las Vegas in that baby!
Oh how sweet it is! My dream car! Nothing more to say!
The Pontiac StarCheif, gosh the detailing is so much fun, I really think this car suits me and the color matched my eyes, Charlie left the checkbook at home, thanks to Mario's advice, geez, and I would of let you change her oil!!!
Oh The Travis mobile!! I could just see Travis driving this ride around town, he would look so sweet!!
Gosh, this picture made me laugh, I am so giddy around the classics, I just love them, I really should have been born in an earlier time so I could have been around in the 50's and 60's. Well, I was born in 1965 but at that age I could not appreciate the cars then!
It was an amazing show. I loved sitting in the arena area and watching the auctions go on live. That was fun.

Then there were two different areas to view the cars, it was a lot of walking, but so neat to see the classics up close, I love the interiors of some of these cars, the detailing is so beautiful. I found a new favorite, a pontiac Star Chief, Oh the details on this baby, I loved the stars on the trim and all the little extras every where, but I still want a 56 or 57 chevy Bel Air, that is my dream car in black and chrome and maybe a splash of teal and gray on the interior, ahhh, someday but for now I have the Barrett-Jackson people to keep my dream alive.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Yesterday was the Desert Newcomer Luncheon, I still attend these functions and have a fun time getting out and going new places and meeting new people.
This month was the fall fashion show, we viewed clothes from the liz claiborne collection, very nice.

The lunch took place at Treasure Island Hotel on the strip. The banquet room was beautiful, and the tables were set so nice and formal, the food was top notch for banquet style, roast chicken, asparagus, risotto. Most people think "oh catered food, dried chicken again" not here, the food was moist and flavorful, Oh and dessert...A little mini chocolate cake with various layers dipped in chocolate and served with raspberries, yep, I had to eat that and it was sinful!
Very well prepared food, and the service was excellent, our glasses were filled constantly. A wonderful luncheon, I hope we can return next year as it was easy to get to off spring mountain and las vegas blvd!
Next stop this week is Barrett-Jackson show on friday!!! Saty tuned!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Stuff!

I added some new items to my etsy shop so go check them out, the link is on the right! I also added a link to to the right side of my blog, if you use it I can earn points, so if you need to shop at amazon use my link and I will send you a free gift once you shop there!

I am trying to earn money and work from home, I now know the meaning of a starving artist! It is all about marketing so I am passing out my cards and really getting more vocal about what I do for a living. (besides work for my hubby) is such a fun place to shop, I have always liked to buy unique and one of a kind items everywhere I go, must be the reason I love to go antiquing, you find unique items antiquing. So Etsy is a fun place to hang out and find fun stuff, check it out next time you need a fun and unusual gift for someone!

Here is a photo of my latest copper creation, I call it "Fly me to the Moon"

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What do you read?

My Stephen King Collection

Since I posted a SK reference in the last post, I thought I would show you a little obsession of mine. My sister got me started on SK and he is like potato chips you can't eat (read) just one!
Today Mandy asked "what are some good reads?". I always suggest a good SK book, I just bought Lisey's Story at the airport and it is looking good so far.
Tanya is a big fan, we were even on his waiting list to have a book signed together and didn't even know it, btw, he no longer is doing that!
Too busy with Red Sox games and getting run over by weirdos.
So leave a comment and suggest some good books and I can pass them on to Mandy or leave a comment and let me know what your favorite King book is!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday Morning Blues

Been a bit busy all week, allergy doc, dentist, working and trying to get settled back into the humdrum of life. Maybe it is not such a good idea to go run off to a resort and get spoiled for a couple days!

I took my food allergy test and I am good to go eat whatever I want, no problems there, my new crowns are adjusting and learning to eat chips and salsa and pizza just fine, a couple more months of work and I will have a million dollar smile, no really, over the 15 years I have been working on my mouth I have got to be at the million dollar mark...hahaha!

I went to Art in the park yesterday with Colleen, it is a big artist fair in boulder city. Fun stuff but expensive, we bought wine bottle stoppers then had lunch and hit Joanns for crafty junk. Nice La-De-Da day as colleen would say.

Not much planned for the month, I am going into hybernation mode, You know it was 59 degrees this morning...I am in a sweatshirt already!!!

Oh and don't forget the Barrett Jackson show is in las vegas, oct 16 to 19 at mandalay bay, charlie is taking me on friday the 17th, I can't wait to drool all over the classics I will see, I know there is a 57 bel-air out there with my name on it or maybe a 1958 plymouth fury (SK fan anyone?).

Will post pics when I go!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Girl!

Wow, that place is so amazing, the rooms, the food, the ambiance.
Thank you Mary for going on mini-vacations with me, Thank you Carolyn at Croppin'Away retreats for having these fabulous crops!!
On Friday we are on our own for dinner so we ate at the nice restaurant there, 26, and I tried the saki salmon sushi with Mary, it was delicious!! We also ate lobster risotto, steak, and creme brulee, nice!!! Saturday we went to the spa and had manicures and pedicures, Love those!
Oh, and lets not forget the bottles of champagne and riesling we consummed!! We did get some scrapbooking in, I worked on a baseball trip scrapbook and Mary worked on her mothers album of their trip to Italy.
What a grand time, I am ready to go back, if Carolyn does not have a Newport Beach crop in March we are going back to LaQuinta for my birthday instead!
Here we are by the waterfall, with scrapbook etc magazine, we are sending this to the magazine because they publish pictures of their mag on vacations!

Ahh, this is the life, I love the desert enviroment, I am so at home and relaxed when I am in my element!

Here I am at my own 6 foot table to scrap on, the retreat had 150 scrapbookers this year!! We cropped from morning till about 11:00pm each day!

Hey Chauncey is still there, well, with a 14,000.00 dollar price tag, I think he will be there a long time!! I just love him! There is a small 7 inch version for 1400.00 dollars but I am happy with a photo every year. See you next time Chauncey!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Over and out!

I am leaving my computer home so I can have hours and hours of un-interrupted scrapbooking time!! I will post on monday how my weekend went!! I put some new items in my etsy store to keep you busy.....ok, try not to have too much fun without me!!

I am leaving Las Vegas, I miss you already!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Heaven awaits!!

This is La Quinta Spa and resort...
I have been busy getting ready for my trip, I can't wait!! Packing and planning...lots to work on!
Mary will pick me up friday at the OC airport and then I will get a grand tour of her and Chris's dream home they just purchased in modjeska canyon in calif...I saw some pictures but I will get to walk around in it!!
Remember to visit or to schedule your own fabulous vacations!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008


Last night, Pat K, Pat S, Ronna and I went to see Mamma-Mia the show on stage at the Mandalay Bay. We had dinner at Noodle Shop, good food but too many knats were flying around, I am going to complain about that! I recommend the schezwan eggplant and the pad thai noodles!
The show was fun and the music was very entertaining and light, this show will be closing so go see it soon if you are in town!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ok...Stop the bus!

I just looked at the calendar and noticed the first day of autumn is on monday.....what the blazes is going on here...summmer just started and I am not done swimming in my pool!!
Although, me and Ethan spent 2 hours swimming yesterday. The water is perfect and the sun was not too hot. And Toby even joined us, he is very calm in the water but he did not want to stay long.
Oh I dread putting sweaters back on after 4 months of tank tops and don't even mention socks and shoes to me....ugh, I miss my sandals already...oh the cruel harsh winter is almost upon us...I am off to pout in the corner today, well, actually I am going to the desert newcomer luncheon today, nowhere special just Tony Roma's.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Travis Carl is Blogging!

I got my son up and running on a blog! Awesome! I hope he keeps up on it! I put a few things on it for him to get him going, check it out...