Thursday, December 29, 2011


Well, the new year will be here soon.
It is going to be a struggle for us in the beginning with family members being ill.
But I know it's always darkest before the dawn, and the sun will come out tomorrow,
and life goes on.
Yes, I could go on, but my point is...we are all on this earth to do the best we can - to get through this thing called life, one day at a time. Be kind, be honest, be good and let karma do the rest!

Have a safe and happy and healthy new year and I will see you all next year!
Peace out,

Monday, December 26, 2011

Santa's gifts...

Christmas morning after we had our coffee, I had Charlie open his gift from Mrs. Claus...Yeah, there was a hidden agenda on that hubby cooked me a belgian waffle for breakfast!! He is really great at making waffles on the hotel waffle makers so Mrs. Claus bought him his own! After that Charlie's family came over and we hung out all day, eating too much and talking. His sister is here from New Zealand (Black Thunder Racing) I will have more about that in upcoming posts with photos.
Oh I can almost smell the waffles now!!

Travis and Rebecca got me the hand mixer to match my big mixer, awesome!!

My new boots! I look dashing in them!

"Chef Charlie" working his double sided waffle maker!

I almost forgot to take a photo, it was fabulous!!

Every year Charlie aka Mr. Claus, gets me the new Jim Shore Snowman with cat,
I love this years!
Hope everyone had a fun day, on to the New Year 2012!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone, hope everyone has a wonderful day.

I am asking for a little christmas gift from everyone, I need some good wishes sent to my mom, who is in the hospital, she is having a hard time breathing on her own and has to rely on a ventalator. Not fun!
I will be travelling back and forth to California for a couple days here, a couple days there until she can get back to her cranky old self!
My son, Travis,  and sister, Christy, have been working really hard to get her well and I wish them lots of rest and well being today, they have been such troopers, they are amazing with her!!

Thank you and I hope to see us all happy and healthy next year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Shop from Home!

How is the Christmas shopping going? If you are done braving the crowds and want to shop from home don't forget my Etsy shop! I just added 10 new necklaces!!
I also have links on the side bar of my blog of places I like to shop, most are my friends who have online shops so please visit them! I love to shop from home in my jammies with a hot cup of coffee and a big fat cat (sammy) on my lap to stay warm!
I put a nice and easy recipe for my chili on my cooking blog, so check that out as well!

Here is a little sample of some of the new items in my shop:
FreeBird song inspired harmonica necklace

Scrapbook Queen Necklace

Head Banger Necklace

Traveling Photographer Necklace!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cowboy Christmas!

Yesterday I went to Cowboy Christmas with Tanya and her son Louie. We strolled the aisles looking for the perfect pair of red cowgirl boots. That is all I desire this year from my Santa!
We found them and they are nestled under the tree awaiting until Christmas day for their big debut!

I also found this cool necklace to go with them! Red Cloud Chief!

I had to stop by my favorite boot place One day I will own a pair of these custom made to fit your feet boots (they range from 1000.00 to 3500.00!!! Aw, but which one whould I choose???

Never stop dreaming and wishing for the things you want, you never know when your dreams and wishes will come true!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Doodlebug show was a hit!

We had so much fun yesterday, talking and laughing with all the nice people!
We made a little Christmas cash too!

I really enjoyed myself and I hope Tanya didn't mind sharing a table with me, I made her one of my famous Bologna sandwiches for lunch, so hopefully that got me in good standing!

Her Vintage Necklaces were bought and admired by many, many folks, they would come by and reminisce by looking at the old photos!

I hope I can join her at another craft fair, I really had a great time!
My section, all but one pin cushion sold!

Tanya's corner table, her vintage dress form was admired by all!

Everyone loved seeing their "old relatives" on display!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I have been busy working on some items to sell at the Doodlebug fair held in Boulder City on saturday. I will be selling with Tanya, go check out some amazing bead work necklaces she has on her website Bead and Needle She takes old tintype photos and beads around them, then hangs them on hand made chains, absolutly fabulous!
I will be selling my Guitars and some  Pin Cushions I made! The pin cusions are great for beading, holds your needles and tools and supplies in the bag, or for sewing, knitting, crocheting, very handy little bags!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Oh they really got me this time!!
Wednesday night, I worked very hard to make sure all was ready for the big turkey day, pies were made and the greenbean casserole was done, the house was clean and decorated, I was very tired and went to bed at 9:00.
Well at 2:00am, charlie comes through the bedroom door and says "Hey, wake up I got you something for Thanksgiving" I said "geez, can't it wait until morning" he says "NO" and there standing in the guest room is....
All I could say was "this better not be a dream, or I am going to be really pissed off in the morning if they are not really here!!"
Jeff and Christy

us at sam's town after breakfast friday morning

relaxing after stuffing ourselves with turkey!
Me and Charlie
It was a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas came a little early!

Charlie had to move his racecars so we decided to rent him his own shop, so Merry Christmas honey, that is all you are getting this christmas, well, maybe a big kiss under the mistletoe too!
As for me, I am happy with a new pair of boots, I will be headed to Cowboy Christmas the first week of December to see if Santa has anything interesting there!
I am preparing for Thanksgiving, so I decided to decorate!
Christy and Jeff and Margaret and Ronna will be joining us.
Travis and Rebecca have to work and cannot come out, I hope I can see them for Christmas, I miss them so much!!! But being newly married they are working hard to build a nice life!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Busy week!

Sorry I have not was busy here this week.Getting ready for Thanksgiving.
Making stuff to sell at a craft show I have been invited to join...I have my wire wrapped guitars and these fabulous pin cusions to sell.

Sammy got neutered yesterday! He stayed in all night but charlie let him out this morning...I will try to keep him in the house at night but during the day he will have to go outside when I leave, he could really do some damage to Toby if they start to fight. Which has happened a couple times, Toby starts it and Sammy finishes it. Boys!

See you back for more later...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hey, got a new recipe on the old cooking blog check it on the cooking photo on the right! YUMMY!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A New Deguevara Has Arrived!

A nine pounder born yesterday morning!
Ethan gets a new baby brother, Bryce to play with!
I love the little hats!
After Ethan was born he had one on, he looked like a little sailor!
Welcome to the world Bryce!

Ethan (he is now 7 1/2 years old!)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A little break!

I got to run to Ontario to hook up with the Whiney Scrappers! We stayed at the Ayers right in the parking lot of the Ontario convention center. No driving anywhere, just eat, sleep and scrap!
We were happy to see the expo was nice and large this time! People must be getting back into scrapbooking! The shopping area was very busy!
It was Me, Christy, Mary NR, and Mary F, and we have a new whiney scrapper: Merissa, she came and played with us!
We had fun shopping and hiking to Marie Callendar's for saturday night dinner.
What a fun little getaway!

Friday night Wine tasting/Scrapbooking!

Sister Scrappers!

Mary NR, Me, Mary F, Merissa all down the row!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The fun never ends in Vegas!

I took Charlie to see a show, Anthony Cools.
If you get to Las Vegas and you have an open mind and don't mind a little dirty humor..this is a show guaranteed to make you laugh out loud!
Don't worry about being picked from the audience, you can only hypnotize the willing, so it is all volunteers that go up....and when in Vegas, people want to try new stuff and do crazy things so he has no problem getting people on stage!
Funny, funny man!
I won't let on what he just gotta see it for yourself!
Charlie and I cannot stop laughing!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Life goes on...

Well, the Rangers did not win the world series, but they came awful close! The determination and heart they showed was outstanding, they gave more then anyone could have asked for, but somethimes that just is not enough.
We will come back stronger next year!
I hope it is the Cardinals and Rangers again! That would be so much fun!
I bought a nice green carved bakelite bracelet for Tanya, I lost the bet and paid the price.
I should stick to quarter keno and bingo, I do not gamble on other stuff and now I remember why!

Anyway on to other is going to be a cold winter, so I will snuggle in and sew and scrapbook and make jewelry! Look for new items in my etsy store soon! Great place to go Christmas Shopping, free shipping always and you can shop in your jammies!

See you all for spring training!!

Friday, October 28, 2011


 Napoli, I am glad you are ok, now get the job done tonight!!!
That was the longest, most heart wrenching baseball game I ever watched!!
The Rangers had that game in the bag several times and the Cardinals just kept coming back!!
Did anyone start crying when they thought Napoli broke his ankle??? (raising my hand!)
That was scary!!!
I just hope the Rangers can dig down deep and fight back one more night, one more night of baseball and it is all over...just one more fight left...LET'S GO RANGERS!!!

Everybody say a little prayer!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

World Series!

Wow, have you been watching the world series, these games have been so exciting! I have been wearing my Napoli jersey on game days. I have followed him from the beginning in Anaheim and he is doing great in the series with the Rangers!
I hope we can win tonights game and win the world series!
My friend Tanya lived in St. Louis for some time, so her family is rooting for the Cardinals and I am rooting for the funny that our teams both made it to the world series! Well we decided to make things interesting, if the Cardinals win, I buy her a bakelite bracelet, if the Rangers win she has to make me a purse, I get to choose the fabric and pattern!! So let's all say GO RANGERS!!!!
My Ranger jersey!
My Angel jersey!

Mike Napoli!