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Friday, October 12, 2012

It's been a long time


Boy, it's been a long time since i last wrote in my blog. We have had a great summer and fall this year we have been doing a lot of traveling. We have gone to Hood River Oregon, and to many of the wineries around that area. We had a blast, we met up with my brother and his wife and ate and drank all over Oregon. Then we went to Europe for 9 days. Went to 4 countries Germany, Switzerland,France,

and Austria. What a beautiful time we had. Saw so many things. Went to Oktoberfest. Rode many trams (unbelievable). Stayed in beautiful place. Ate great food.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Camping at Jordanelle
My two beautiful granddaughters
Making funny face in car on the long trip home

grandpa and sofia on the paddle board

Look my hand matches my Dad's

My grandson

Really awesome skull made out of a log
We have had a great summer.We have had many opportunities this year, we have done a lot of activities with our family which includes camping, paddle boarding, and lots of trips to the lake with our sailboat. I even got to go to Colorado with my son and and several of my grandchildren to pick up my granddaughter and bring her home for a couple of weeks to spend with us. We have a few more trips planned for the summer . Wow how time flies.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicks and hens

I saw a really neat way of displaying chicks and hens. It was on a blog called Inspired by Charm. He made a vertical hanger out of wood. So I decided to make one too. It was fun to make. So here it is, I'm waiting a week or two before I hang it, so the roots can grow a little.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fires All Over Utah

I'm looking out my front door and I see lots of smoke up in the mountains. It makes me sad to see this.

There has been so many fires this year it is kind of scary. I think we all should be very very careful with fireworks. I'm thinking maybe we should cancel them this year.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hobie Sail Boat and Paddle Board

Hello again, It been a while since I posted anything. We have two new toys and we have been playing, and trying to learn how to use them. It's fun trying. It's a Hobie sailboat-kayak-pedal boat. Also a paddle board. It's going to be a great summer.

Monday, May 21, 2012


We just got back from Moab. We love it there. So much to do in town. We went four wheeling and hiking, and ate at many of the restauants they were all good but I love Pasta Jays the most. We have never gone to Fisher Towers before, and we were blown away with it's beauty. We also went to Dead Horse Point and was equally blown away with its beauty. We love to go to Red Cliffs Lodge, to the winery there, they have a really great gift shop and the best wine, it is more of a dessert wine, but very very good also love all their wine. We ate lunch there it is was amazing. Can't wait to go back!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

the orange color is so pretty

One day last week I  woke up and saw the sky. It was truly awesome. I jumped out of bed and took this picture from my bedroom window. It was about 6:15 a.m. in the morning. Simply beautiful!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


our bed

part of the resort

Anniversary breakfast on the deck

Cabanas on the beach

Part of the resort

our casita
We went to Mexico for our anniversary and it was so wonderful. We stayed at a great resort called Eldorado Royale in a Casita The service there was so good I couldn't believe it. The room was so nice,it even had an outdoor shower.[which I used everyday]. The Food was unbelievable. Even on the beach they would bring around coconut ice cream and popsicles. We had a huge deck with a big day bed and table and chairs. On the beach we had ton of covered cabanas and lounge chairs as well. We hated to come home. Oh the best part was the weather  around 80 to 85 degrees, perfect for us. This is a trip I would love to take again.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Leather Book Cover and Leather Roses

I've really enjoy working with leather lately. My sister is having a birthday soon so I wanted to make her something different so I decided to make her a book. I just used a pre made book that I got at Michaels and cover it with leather. I put a strip of a darker leather on the spine that I embossed on my big shot, I tied a pretty bow around it, and made three leather roses that I glued on. I hope she likes it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

ruffled mini book

My friend is becoming a grandma for the first time. So I wanted to make her a mini photo book.  She is going to have a granddaughter. So I wanted it to look really girly. So I put four rows of pink ruffled ribbon on it, and a row of ribbon roses on top, and lots of different ribbon tied to the side.  So cute!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentines Decorations and Magnets and Magnet Boards

I usually don't do much decorating for valentines day but this year I decided to make some things for Valentines. I took Marge Romney Aslett's class Love Love Love online and it was great.  She had tons of really cute ideas for valentines day. So that's what gave me my inspiration. I even Made my Mom some things for her place. So I was kinda in a crafty mood so I decided to make some magnet boards with some frames I picked up at a thrift store. Then I decided to make magnets to go on them. I love the way they turned out.

Monday, January 23, 2012

birthday presents

I have two granddaughters and both of their birthdays are in January so I made them both a gift. For my granddaughter turning 8, I made her a special box to keep all her jewelry or little stuff in. For my granddaughter who turned 13, I made her a book and a box to keep it in. I'm so grateful to have both of these wonderful girls in my life. It's fun to be able to make girly things. Happy Birthday Bella and Sofia. I love you both.