Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Scrapbooking and Art and Soul!

I am finally home, and trying to settle back in to the routine of working and housewifing again!

I had a fabulous time in Anahiem with Mary NR, Mary F, Christy, Suzi, and Marlene. We started scrapbooking Friday morning and went until late Saturday, I only need to type in some journaling and my Alaska album will be completed!

I got to see Travis and Rebecca on Friday, they met up with us for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, we had a nice dinner, even though we picked on Travis the whole time, he really needs to see an allergy doctor, he takes after me and my grandma and has very bad allergies. I hope he gets there soon!

I drove home with my husband on Sunday, Monday found me doing laundry and cleaning so I could get packed to leave for Art and Soul. That was being held at the Green Valley Resort here in Las Vegas.

I had booked a room so I could hang out after and have dinner and drinks with friends.
I only took one class this time, Julie Haymaker's, find her at: Julie Haymaker She makes the little paper clay animals and puts them on music boxes. Last year I made a little bird and named her "Tiffany". This time I made a dog and named him "Cloudy with a chance of Rain". I think he is so adorable, Christy does not know it yet, but I have his twin in the works for her, "Tornado Warning" I did not have time to finish him in class so watch for him soon! Cloudy has a little turn crank for the music, he plays "A few of my favorite things"
Here he is:

When I went to check in to my room, I was told I had been upgraded to a suite. I said "Oh, Thank you that is very nice" figuring that it was just a little bigger room then usual. Boy, was I wrong!! I walked up to my door and it had double doors on it, I never got double doors before, so I thought this can't be right, but the key worked, and when I walked in I was amazed!! It had a huge couch area with the coolest leopard coffee table, the windows went all across the room from floor to ceiling, the view was all across the west, so I had the south end to the north end of Las Vegas, the whole enchilada!! The place had 2 bathrooms, a bar, a conference table (would have been great for scrapbooking on!!) The master bedroom was beautiful with views over looking the pool area. The master bath had a shower, a jacuzzi tub, two sinks, a toilet area, a tv, a phone, even a bathroom scale, his and her, I could go on!

Tanya came by and we went to Panera for soup and sandwiches then headed back to my room to enjoy the spectacular view, with my ipod on the bose and wine in my glass it was a cool night, Tanya even made a paper airplane to toss off the 7th floor balcony I had! She is a true rebel! I could never do that! I did not have my camera so I could only get pictures on my phone. Charlie showed up later to enjoy the suite with me, he had to be out with his friends Maureen and Ralph, they were in town for ASD show, they went to dinner and saw the Terry Fator show. Charlie was very impressed with the suite! It was fun to get spoiled a little, I hope to enjoy that kind of luxury again!

Thanks to the Green Valley Resort, if you are ever in town, stay there, it is a beautiful place! And tell them Jackie D sent you!


Colleen Mcgraw said...

Cute music box and wowweee on the room- good for you and Charlie!

Tanya said...

Looks like the Scrapbooking was quite fun, even though you had on gloves and Christy apparently almost froze to death...nothing like wearing a scarf and bare arms!

Cloudy is adorable, and the suite ROCKED! I do have to admit we jumped on the big, overstuffed leopardskin couchy/table thingy in the middle of the sitting area (just a little bit) - Jackie CAN be a rebel, sometimes...just not with paper airplanes.

Anonymous said...


I luv the little doggie you made and I luv your suite - I used to get upgraded to suites when I traveled in the hotel business and it was great except that I was alone!!!!!!!!

Glad you had a great time and glad you are home but now back to reality!

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Norine/Henderson, NV USA said...

The dog is too cute!! I may have to venture out into the paper clay projects soon.
Great room too!
Here's to rebels with a cause!

Ronna said...

Looks like you have a fun time. Coolio! I love The District at the Green Valley Ranch. Haven't stayed at GVR but looks like the luxury suite is the way to go...