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Busy year

Published on January 9, 2012

Well, it’s been a very busy year and we’re only into the second week! I have been filling lots of stamp orders but still have quite a few to go. While out in the garage I did a little cleaning and organizing of some supplies – gosh that feels good (note to self – remember […]


Gilroy Gardens

Published on November 29, 2010

Awhile back my girlfriend gave me tickets to Gilroy Gardens (thanks Julee!). I had never been so this past weekend my husband went. Wow, what a magical place! There are rides and attractions, but what’s most fun are the trees! This is actually a horticulturally based theme park. This is a little excerpt I found, […]


The wait…

Published on July 29, 2010

Last week I got to spend a day with my mom – her birthday was a little bit ago and this was the first chance we had to get together. She decided she’d like to go to some quilt shops and have a little lunch.We stopped by Prairie Queens first, lots of Japanese fabrics (my […]


Yummy Pocket pies

Published on July 12, 2010

Last year I ordered a few things for my sister-in-law from Williams Sonoma, now I get their catalog and emails. Most of the time I don’t order – just can’t afford all the great things they offer. This time however, there was a Lattice Pocket Pie Mold. I was intrigued because it looked easy, yummy […]


In the Spotlight

Published on May 7, 2010

A little bit ago RubberStampMadness contacted me and wanted to know if it would be ok to feature my products in an upcoming issue. YES OF COURSE! I pulled together what they asked for and sent it off. Well I got my copy of their Summer 2010 issue a bit ago (their magazine always comes […]


Happy Halloweenie!

Published on October 31, 2009

Hello all! I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Halloweenie! The year Greta (our wooden outdoor girl) dressed to great Trick-or-Treaters with a mask and spider (although not a scary spider) hanging from her ponytail. We also tried something new. I got a couple of “funkins” (I think that’s what they’re called) […]


Pink mary-janes!!!

Published on October 14, 2009

I love Mary-Jane shoes – I don’t know why, but I just do. I have a black pair, a brown pair, a blue pair, a pair with kitty cats, a pair with polka dots but never could I find that ever so elusive PINK pair. Until I had lunch date with my friend Annie. She […]


Storage conundrum

Published on September 9, 2009

More storage – that always seems to be at the top of my list. But I wouldn’t need more storage if fabric wasn’t so enticing or the crafting community would quit coming out with cool new gotta-haves! A conundrum indeed. This past weekend – a road trip to Lowe’s. I wanted to get another one […]


Twilight under the stars

Published on August 21, 2009

I don’t think of where I live as a small town, but last night it had that community feeling small town’s seem to exude. Our local Downtown Association (I believe that’s who it is) is having “movies under the stars”. There have been a variety of movies, but last night was Twilight. Whawhoooo! We weren’t […]


A resting spot

Published on July 15, 2009

It’s hot. Even the wildlife thinks so. All Mr. Squirrel needs is a refreshing ice cold lemonade… and maybe a little summer hat. As for life otherwise… I’ve started a couple of new quilts, I’ll post pictures once I have a little more to show and will be coming out with some new rubber stamp […]


Two Paws Up for Zac & Betty’s Barkery

Published on April 5, 2009

Awhile back I worked with two wonderful gals who were starting up an organic, gourmet dog treats business. They needed a logo and wanted to use their dogs (the real Zac, a boxer, and Betty, a Jack Russell Terrier) as inspiration. We worked over the phone and through email and the logo to the right […]


The crew, the plan

Published on January 4, 2009

As if the hustle and bustle of the holidays wasn’t enough we decided to redo our kitchen floor. The plan: We had taken measurements and I sketched everything out on a piece of graph paper. We had a plan (always a good place to start). We took this to the home improvement store and ordered […]


Flip and Fold – Best thing since sliced bread!

Published on December 29, 2008

Today when I got home a parcel was waiting for me – wahoo! Inside was my very own “Flip and Fold”. What is that you ask? Only the coolest gadget since the iPod. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but it is cool. I’ll back up a little. My husband, the most wonderful […]


Disney’s Frontierland for grown-ups

Published on December 17, 2008

When my husband heard that a Bass Pro was opening up within driving distance (100 miles away – thank goodness gas prices have gone down) he was thrilled. My sister-in-law lives in the same town, so whenever we’d drive up to see her he could check on the progress. Well it FINALLY opened up and […]


A wonderful whimsical artist!

Published on August 30, 2008

I was at the bookstore and found the latest edition of Somerset Studio (Sept/Oct 08) – the Halloween edition. There’s something about Halloween, maybe it means fall is here or the black and white with pops of orange or maybe it’s just the hope that I still have time to get everything done for Christmas…whatever […]