Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chest With the "WOW" Factor!

Is this thing awesome or what?
It's for sale at my favorite store, The Secret Village,which as some of you might know, I'm an employee of now. Woo  hoo!!
Hardest part is to be surrounded by all of this "candy" and not be able to have some. It's like being on a strict diet of bread and water, a diabetic in this "house of sweets".
Oh the agony!
Thanks for listening to me whine ;)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Have I told you there' no one else above you?
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my trouble, that's what you do
For the morning sun in all it's glory,
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
You fill my life with laughter
And somehow you make it better
Ease my troubles, that's what you do
There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To The One, To The One....


Burlap Wreath

This was fun and easy to do.
Here's all you need:
1 wreath (I  used a grapevine one but you can use styro too)
Burlap, guessing 1 yard will do. I used a coffee bean bag
Glue gun and glue sticks
Tape Measure
Screw driver

Cut burlap into 4" squares
and use screw driver to make a point in the middle. Put hot glue on the tip and push into center of wreath.
Work your way around to make 3 rows from outside center, inside center and outer edge center keeping the back or the wreath open so it will hang flat on the wall.
Now I want to put a finishing touch on it but don't know what, just not a bow!  Have any suggestions?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vintage Luggage Love

"Pan Am Bags"
I want one!!

You can find them at "The Secret Village" 2601 E. Indian School
in Phoenix!

Monday, September 12, 2011

ABA All Stars Tournament...Tommy Takes First!

Tommy and his fishing partner Josh took 1st place this weekend at the American Bass Association All Stars Tournament.
I'm a proud mama so humor me?
( I stole most of these photos from my daughter-in-law cause I didn't bring my camera. What? I didn't bring my other appendage? Anyway, she'll forgive me for this I hope ;))

We're all just a little teeny, tiny, itsy bit proud!

Kyle & GT examining the bass ;)

Tommy & Josh hold up their "Winning Bass"
Tommy's "Pigs"
We taught him everything he knows ! Wink, wink !!
Gorgeous view of Roosevelt Lake as we leave just before the storm hits.  (Taken in a moving car, scared I would drop my iphone, kind of picture)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Local Wearables

I'm addicted to "The Secret Village". I have to go once or twice a week, even if I don't buy anything. It's eye candy. Sort of like therapy for me. I go in, look around chat with the owner, Bonnie and her side kick Sheri.  It's hard not to whip out the old credit card and tell my hubby it's cheaper than a real therapist!
I went in the other day and looky, looky!

(For the boys)

(For the girls)

I've mentioned how I love to support the local "Mom & Pops", well, this is one of those shops that everytime you walk in there is something new and fabulous!
I don't live in "Arcadia" but I have friends that do and would love to have something like this.
Hmm... What's next Bonnie?

Thursday, September 8, 2011


My Mama's the 3rd pretty girl
from the left.

My Dad's the handsome guy first from the left.

Put 2 & 2 together.....

Aren't they beautiful?

So they put in their order ,
6 kids (yes, craziness is in the genes)
3 boys, 3 girls!

They got their hearts desire.
This is a precious memory for me.  My big Sissy's wedding day.

Thanks for reminiscing with me ;)

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Fisherman

My oldest son Tommy is a Professional Bass Fisherman.  He is a businessman too but his heart and mind are always on the lake, it's in the blood.
I was raised on boats and lakes and always feel at home there.
Tommy invited me out to pre-fish for a tournament the other day, I had such a nice relaxing time. We had fun too, see....
Silly Boy ;)
Who I love so much!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Here's to Ya!.. All You Hard Working Americans!

I admire the hardworking American. Men, women, teens, kids.
You don't have to be "blue collar" to know what it means to sweat at your job, to feel some situations are "life threatening" , which is where this holiday came from. I love this holiday! It's just another weekend that I feel patriotic and proud to be an American!Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.
A day for parties and rest (that's an oxymoron).
In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white. What!?! Not me, it's still 110 and I'm going to wear my white linen pants till it's December!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Empty Nesters

I've been thinking. It's been almost 5 months since I started to blog. That's not very long compared to the rest of "blog-land".  But I just wanted to say that it has helped me feel connected to other wives,  moms, homemakers(domestic engineers), grandmas, sisters, aunties etc....
My life is far from boring but when you hear the term "Empty Nesters" people think "one foot in the grave",
"headed for Sun City" & "Retirement".  I'm far from any of those. Especially the dying part, I hope. My home is often busy but often quiet.
So blogging has helped to get me back on track with the things that I like to do and had forgotten. Like crafts, some creative cooking and just getting back into the creative world.
I have been encouraged by so many of you, my fellow bloggers, thank you. I hope that I have been an encouragement to you too. That was one of the reasons I started this thing. I appreciate your blogs so very much. You bring a lot of joy to me!

(Graphics Fairy provided this cutie)