Monday, October 18, 2010

Road Trip Monday

Yep we finally got away for a little road trip up north.   We drove up on the rim to see just a few trees with golden leaves.   Then we drove back to Payson and had a picnic and looked at some wood working equipment.   I will post photos tomorrow.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's Sunday

I love Sundays.   Some Sundays are filled with meetings.   Most Sunday's are quiet.   Sunday's means family time whether it here in our home or on the phone.   Things have certainly changed from years ago when teaching kids about church, reverence, and more.

Sunday's also mean Sunday dinner here.   Today ribs, rice, and salad were on the menu.

Sunday's means lots of church.

Sunday's means looking at the week to see what is in store.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just a card today

I hope this hasn't touched your life but I am sure it has in one way or another.    My mil battled 3 times and won.  sorry about the lopsided photo.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Five Friday Fun Facts Again

The grass story continues and here it is.   I found it funny that some of the seed on top of the sprinkler head had grown.   The grass has really come in nicely and fast this year.   A lot of water, a lot of sunshine, and a whole bunch of stinkin manure and you have winter lawn.

Back to the Friday topic though.   5 Facts about me.

1.  I lived in the same house all of my childhood.
2.  We (friends and I) to school almost everyday.   It was about a 1/3 of a mile to school and it was the biggest social hour ever.   We would hunt horny toads on our way home.  In the spring we would pick some of the wildflowers that grew up in the cracks and in the dirt lots that were waiting for houses.
3.  I hate scary movies.   Always have and probably always will.
4.  I love medical mysteries and other mysteries.   It is not a vacation or a get away without at least 2 books.
5.  I am not facing getting older very well.   I still feel like I should be in my mid 30's and just cant understand why I don't look that way either.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tag you it Thursday

Did you play tag when you were a kid?   Do you play phone tag with friends?  I love the name tag sale as opposed to yard sale.   I just think it is quaint.  Next I just love tags for scrapping and card making and I love making them so let me share a couple here today. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hump Day

Wow it is almost Thursday and here I am finally blogging.   Nothing really new here just the fact that I had a regular day.   We went to eat with friends tonight and ate outside enjoying the weather.  Love Baja Fresh for some meals.

 Well this post is just going to be boring and that's the way it is.   So let me share with you this.....

and a promise to have a better blog post tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today's thought

I have been looking over the college class schedule for my son since he will be home in Dec.   As I scrolled through the list there were so many classes online.   Why I don't just take the plunge.   I have said for years that I would go back...take a few classes.   Finish a degree.   Wow what a commitment.

  Just made me think.    It is so  past time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Meet the enemy

Yes my front yard has enemies.   Meet them.

Birds.   Birds right now are the biggest enemy that we have.   We planted grass seed this weekend to have a beautiful winter lawn.  But with it comes these....the enemy.   BIRDS.   They can drive a hubbie nuts.   This morning I was forced to sit out in 73 degree temps and enjoy 2 hours of walking and then relaxing time.   Now I know this sounds like a hardship but what can I say.   We want the seed to grow.  

I hope to have a post in about 2 weeks of my front yard with grass but if now you know who to blame....


Sunday, October 10, 2010


Today's post is all about the ten.   Wouldn't it be cool to be born today.  What a cool birthday.   I have a son with a 9/29/89 birthday which is soooooo helpful.   I might forget other wise.  Enough blah, blah, blah...

Top 10 things I enjoy doing.   Not in any real order and there are some I may leave off the list because I can't think of them off the top of my head.

1.  Spending time with my family.   A dinner in the backyard enjoying the weather and visiting is so near and dear to my heart.
2.  I enjoy church and church related activities.   I can't imagine my life without the gospel.   It does make me who I am.
3.   Travel of any kind.   I love the overseas exotic stuff who wouldn't but there is so much said for a road trip with someone you love.   Kick back see the scenery and enjoy the talk.
4.  Shopping with my daughter.   Yep she is my favorite to go with but my niece and a sil are a blast too.
5.  A bit of yard work    Not the heavy clean up stuff.  The planting and nuturing stuff is what I like.   
6. the feel of the yarn in my hands.
7.   Friends.   Laughing,eating, chatting, laughing, scrapping, shopping.   Doesn't lunches with friends just lift your soul.
8.   On the other side I love the solitude of watching the sun rise.   I love mornings.   I read, I walk, and breath.   Mornings are just glorious and I find it a good time to think on my own.
9.  Photos.   Not movies/DVD's.   The still captured moments.   Whether it be my own or of other people.
10.  Christmas music.   Call me crazy but they can play Christmas music sooner most of the time.   I really don't tire of it.   I don't like it all but my own collection is FABULOUS.

So that is it.   My tribute to 10/10/10.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just another dirty Saturday

Yep I have been playing in the dirt this morning.   I have a front flower bed that I change out twice a year and so this year I went with some of the old stand bys that always do well.   I prefer pansies but petunia's do so much better in this area.   Add in some snapdragons and some sweet william.   I add in some daffadills that I have never tried my hand at and one Jalepeno pepper.   The basil is left over for the past year and just keeps giving.   I need a few bags of red bark but all and all.  Next Saturday the back....

A few pics.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Five Friday Fun Facts

I was going to post a few fun facts on Wednesday but then decided it should become my Friday post every Friday this month.   So here are a few things about me you may not know and some you may not care to know.

1.   I have been married almost 30 years now.

2.  I love to garden and replant my front flower bed twice a year usually with a color theme and in row.  I am thinking about changing that up.

3.  I tend to be happiest when I am in charge.   Not always but usually.

4.  I refuse to pick a favorite color.   I have been this way for decades.   I remember being a child and changing my mind on my favorite colors often.

5.  It drives me nuts when my toenails are NOT painted.   You won't catch up without paint on them very often at all.   I don't mind doing them myself  but they have to have some color.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Remind me to never mop the floor again

Yep that is what I am thinking this lovely morning.   No more mopping.   Who cares how sticky, muddy, and dirty it gets.   Ok I do but after yesterday I am thinking that way.   I started mopping the kitchen and saw around the fridge that the baseboard was pulling away from the wall.   OH, OH...NOOOOOOOOO.   Yes there is a small leak from one of the hoses going to the ice maker.   There is so much more to the story including tree trimming, 2 trips to Lowe's, a flat tire on my car, and a friend who came over to help out.   Currently I have water to the house (YES!!!!!) but no water to the fridge so no leaking now, and the spare is on my car.   Let's hope today is better and less costly.

Pic from Tuesday during the day and then the hail storm at night.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Well I got what I wished for so what did I expect?

I didn't expect hail and wind like that yesterday.   Just a typical little rain storm.   It was NOT like that at all.   The rain kept coming in waves.   The wind howled at times and then would stop and then yes a lovely hail storm later in the evening.   I have photos but will have to post them later.

So since I received my wish for the rain to stay awhile maybe I should wish for something else.    I wish I would just drop 20 lbs overnight.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rain, Rain, stay awhile

Though the rain cut my walk short today by about 2 miles (I choose to come home).   But I am so happy with the rain.   It is just beautiful. 

Today I want to share my latest layout for Scrapbook Doodle.   These are some of my favorite photos take by my lovely daughter up in the mountains near Salt Lake City.   Autumn is soooooooooooo gorgeous up there.    I love the colors, the chill in the air.   Add to it a great visit with my daughter while there.  I so want to take another trip up north.


Monday, October 4, 2010

It's National Walk to School Day

Let's celebrate National Walk to School Day.   Who thinks up these days?  I really want to be part of that brain trust.

Anyway are you going to celebrate National Walk to School Day?   How would you celebrate?   I celebrated by walking  by local elementary school this lovely morning at exactly 6:04.   No one was there and I didn't see anyone else walking to school.   I just walked on by I mean the doors are locked and all.

So I encourage you to celebrate today and Walk with your child to school or take a walk with your sweetheart, dog, or friend and be sure and walk by a school.


Sunday, October 3, 2010


It's a lazy Sunday here which doesn't happen often in my life.   I slept in until 6:15 which is sleeping in for me.  It is cooler this morning.   I will read the newspaper and just hang out until General Conference.   Yesterday I was reminded that it is World Card Day.   I love hearing about those things.   I should look and see what tomorrows "special" occasion is and post it.   I did get a few cards made and thought I would share one.   This one is made from the One Fall Day kit at

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Another fall day in AZ

Yep it's still a triple digit day but that ok I pretended it was fall.  Well almost.   If I really thought it was fall I would be baking bread today but no way.  Today I did pull out something I should have been working on for months.   Though I am near the end.  Think I finish this up before the end of the month.  Any guesses to what it supposed to be?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hello, Hello where are you fall?

You would think after living in AZ all of my life I would be used to summer and the fact that it lasts forever.   Nope I long for fall and start up around the 10th of Sept.   So of course this year we are still in the triple digits and well in to them and I am sick of it.   I want to open up the house in the mornings and fell the coolness and have the house smell fresh.   I want to walk in the mornings and not sweat within 3 minutes of being outside.    I want the go up north and see the leaves and I love the colors of fall.    So bring it on I am ready.

The picture above is taken in Utah up one of the canyons outside of SLC.   We were there about a year ago visiting E and took along the camera, talked and really enjoyed ourselves.   I really should put in a call to my aunt and go again.

I took on Karen's  challenge over at to blog everyday this month.   I hope I can do it.  Tomorrow I will post the links to everyone elses blog so if you want you can check them out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time to get back to it...

Oh my what a long summer and I just haven't blogged at all.   I still use this place as mostly a scrapping site but I have committed to blogging everyday in Oct so you may see some other things mixed in there.   A recipe, funny story, just a photo of the sun rising here in AZ.  

So with that said here is a little card that I just loved making with the harlequin dolls.   It is currently in my etsy shop but I will pull it around Oct 25th if it doesn't sell and send it out to my dd.  I should make more Halloween cards and send them out.   I have this stamp set and love it and have friends who would get a kick out of a card.hmmmmmmmmmmmm.  

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another Beautiful Saturday Morning

Yep it is beautiful and yet I found myself at the grocery store this early morning.   I did get the garden watered and my flowers too.   I wanted to share a card I made with some of the new October Afternoon paper found in the Scrapbook Doodle store.   The sticker elements made it so easy and quick.   I love the colors.  Here is a link to the shop.  Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 30, 2010

HOP on by

It's the first and hopefully not the last blog hop for Scrapbook Doodle.   My home for scrapping needs on the net. It is a fun board with some of my favorite people posting.   Yvonne has a great shop and has some of the best customer service around.   Here kits rock and one of the latest ones featured this Fancy Pants paper line.

This photo is one of my favorites from the many cruises I have had the opportunity to take.  We are with our friends the S's who we always travel with and so enjoy.   Everytime you get on board for the first time you have to have a photo taken.   We decided that all of ours look awful from previous times so lets do something silly.   N and S have taken scuba lessons so we did the "shark sign" in honor of them.  

Now let me explain a few things.   This is a blog hop.   LEAVE  a comment here please.   If you do leave comments at each blog in the hop you will be entered into a drawing for a prize which is top secret.  PLEASE hop on over to Sherri's blog next, leave some love and have a great time. Oh and I will be posting something new the next few days on my blog here.  

Also the master list will be in the Birthday thread so if you get lost on the hop please check there.   Have fun gals.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


It's another beautiful spring day here.   I love gardening at this time of year.   Well my married kids took the plunged and moved south to the SLC area.   They will live only a few miles from E.  That is so weird to think they are that close now.   Sure makes summertime vacations easy for us.    Not a lot of variety though.

I have been biten by the vintage bug.   I am loving anything vintage looking right now as far as card making goes.   So here is a little Mother's Day card I have made up.   I hope to make a Father's Day one here soon.

Oh be sure and check back here this weekend as it is the Scrapbook Doodle Blog hop and I will have a new post and there will be some great blogs to hop on over to from here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Loving the's spring

What a beautiful Monday morning here.   The air is cool, the sun is out, and my plants are growing as are the weeds.   I will be weeding this week and trimming up the roses.   Everything is so pretty today.  

Thought I would share a photo of one of the roses from the garden.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scrapbook Doodle is having a crop.

It's been awhile since I have blogged but what a great excuse I now have now that my favorite scrapbooking place on the net is having a crop.  It starts on April 16th and runs for 2 weeks.   There are challenges, games, and of course prizes.  I hope to see some of you come and join in the fun.

In the meantime here is a little something I recently made.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

So it's been awhile

It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in the desert Southwest.   I haven't blogged in forever.   I really wish I could share with you the smells from outside my window.   The oranges trees are blooming and the grapefruit will bloom next week.   This week is gardening week.   I have plans for peas, tomatoes, radishes, several different peppers, and flowers of course.   I hope the yard is pretty for R's bridal shower that is next Saturday.

Here is a little card I made this week.   I love this paper line.  It is part of the Early Bird kit that you can find at Scrapbook Doodle.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's 2010

How did that happen. The year went by so quickly but I am glad to see that year go by. I wanted to share a layout using the January kit found here Yvonne has a great shop and I love working with here. I will have some cards and a tissue box cover coming soon.