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!