Monday, July 4, 2016


Another 4th of July already here!
Last year at this time we were finishing shingling our roof, this year we are almost done with the kitchen remodel.
I think I am getting to old to do all these young people things!!
We pushed to have the house and the yard in some semblance of order because we will be hosting the family party here.
Needless to say I know were every muscle in my body is and they all hurt!
I will post photos of the kitchen soon, I hope.
In the mean time wishing you all a wonderful and safe holiday!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Christmas in July!!

Christmas in July is an Etsy community driven event that will be held July 1st - July 10th, 2016.

June 17th is Christmas In July's #EtsyCraftParty!
There are tutorials on this blog and fun give-aways.
Head on over and check it out.
My tutorial is scheduled for 3:00 PM

July 1st - July 10th is Christmas In July 2016!

This is a great team for Etsy shoppers and sellers.

Everyone need a cool treat during June and JULY!!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day 2016!

As many of you know my husband is retired Air Force.
He served for 20 years.
Our kids where born on the Military base in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mike O' Callaghan Federal Hospital.
It is a very difficult way of life for families.  
We got married late in life and after one month of marriage my husband was deployed to Panama for 6 months.  Single Again?
We thought we were in the clear for a while but three months after our daughter was born he was deployed to Saudi Arabia for 6 months that tuned into closer to 8 months.  
This was heartbreaking for him to think of having to leave us behind and missing all of the "firsts" our daughter would be doing in her first year of life. 
He came home and could not get enough time with our daughter!
Thinking yet again we were in the clear for a while....he got orders to deploy to Turkey.
A country he loves but leaving us behind one more time was next to devastating to him.
He was gone for 7 months.
He retired from the Air Force March of 2001 and when September 11 happened we thought for sure he would be required to re-enlist.
Luckily for us it did not happen.
As Memorial Day rolls around every year I think of his sacrifice in having to leave us and head over seas to a world unknown.
We were so lucky because he came home safe.
Many do not return and I think of them and their families--HUGE--sacrifice for us in the name of freedom.
THANK YOU is not near enough to convey what these soldiers have done for us but, 
Thank you!
Wishing all of you a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter and Spring!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter Day! 
And let SPRING begin!!
Snow next week for us--still March in Utah!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

Wishing everyone a HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!
Enjoy the green potatoes, cabbage and CORN BEEF!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

January Flurries!

I have been busy PAINTING!
Custom Orders!  
And Painting Hearts 
Primitive Hearts
And More Hearts.
Right around the corner is Valentine's Day!

This wonderful creation was painted by a fabulous painter, Jenn, who had this great idea!
I LOVE how this looks!
She did a great job--four season toads!!
Thanks for sharing Jenn.
Wishing you all a warm day today.
Sad when 29 degrees feels warm.
Enjoy your day,