Monday, December 22, 2008

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wow! Take a look at this sweet little retro looking outfit! Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!! Then enter to win it. How cute is that!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Sherbet Blossom Holiday Giveaways

Go to Sherbet Blossom to see all the cool giveaways and a really neat blog! The new giveaways are a really cute mini soft card file by an adorable little hand stamped silver necklace by
Ok, get over there now to take a look!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tutu Dresses That Are Too Too Cute

Sherbet Blossom is hosting a giveaway for a tutu dress from A Little Dress For Joss. You can go check out the giveaway here
And you can go check out all the beautiful tutu dresses A Little Dress For Joss has to offer here They are so cute and in such pretty colors!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

This dress is just soooo precious, isn't it? Oh, and it comes in three different colors. green,silver and pink, delicious shades of these colors I might add! And if you haven't visited Grosgrain's shop yet, she has the cutest things you ever saw. Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Adorable Vinyl Art Giveaway!

Sherbet Blossom is having another giveaway for vinyl art. Very cute! Sold by Studio JK. You can go to the shop here And you can go to Sherbet Blossom's blog here and enter the giveaway.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I Think I NEED A Purseket

Yea, I'm thinking I really do need one of these things! I have the world's worst organized purse there ever was. At least in between cleanings! these pursekets look like they would be right up my alley! Go take a look and enter to win at Sherbet Blossom

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

More of Sherbet Blossom Holiday Giveaways

Added to post: I switched my blog around. I think I like it. Just wanted something alittle more Christmasy. The picture on my header is from an old postcard i got a few years ago. i think it is so pretty.

Sherbet Blossom's Holiday Giveaways is still going on. Right now there is a really cute baby sling being given away that I am hoping to win for my good friend. She would absolutely love it! It is being given away by Modmum. They have some really cute prints available and also a solid black that would be really nice too. Go see Sherbet Blossom at for the giveaway post.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I can't believe I got sick just in time for Thanksgiving! Well, yes, I guess I can believe it. Thats how it usually goes. And to top it off, it's my husbands birthday today too! Happy Birthday, Honey!! Stupid colds!

Oh, well. I have so many things to be thankful for. My awesome husband of 33 years, my daughter and son who I couldn't be more proud of,and my son in law and daughter in law,and my 4 sweet grandkids. And then there are my super sisters and their families, my great Dad and my in laws . Yes, i am blessed!
Not a thing to complain about------except this stupid cold!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Win 12 Cool Items!

Ooooohhh! It is finally time. go to Cinnamon Sticks Boutique here: to win TWELVE cool items! The winner will be announces on December 3rd, so hurry!
And check out her beautiful jewelry too! It is so pretty!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

What An Airhead!

What an airhead I am! I thought I had posted about this beautiful jewelry already. Go to her blog and check out her giveaways here: And then go see her really unique and gorgeous creations at:, her Etsy shop. She is doing a 12 days of Christmas giveaway that is really neat. Something is given away everyday. There are only a couple of days left for the daily giveaways, but there will be a grand prize giveaway in a few days. And if you don't win, she really has great prices on her stuff at her Etsy shop.
I am so excited that I won one of her cute little necklaces! I won the Sterling Silver Queen Bee necklace!! It is so adorable! Thanks so much, Canela! I will be posting a picture of it when I receive it.

Have Some Fun at Kandy Kisses Boutique

I just found out about this adorable little boutique with just the cutest little clothes! Laurie visited my blog and clued me in that she is having some fun over there with alot of giveaways and great sales. It will be on Black Friday,Nov. 28th. Here's the link:
What a pretty blog she has too. Seriously, the clothes are just too sweet!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm Really Getting Bad!

I am getting so bad at posting! It seems that most of my recent posts have all been about someones giveaways. I guess that shows that I am spending alot of time looking at other peoples blogs and not keeping up with mine! Oh, well! I'm having fun!

Sooooo- here's another cool blog and a great giveaway for you to enter. Sherbet Blossom.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Last Chance To Win A Costume Giveaway From Grosgrain!

This is our last chance to win one of the fabulous costumes at Grosgrain. So make sure and go enter by posting a link on your blog. Her shop is up and running now too. Adorable!
Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

O.K! Guess I Better Get Ready For The Holidays

Yes, I do believe it is time to start getting ready for the holidays now! This adorable mixed media picture from Sandi Lou's Musings will surely get you in the mood! and she is giving it away!! Well, I hope I am the lucky one to win it, but you can give it a try also at the link below.
And she is opening her Etsy shop soon too. Can't wait to see all her pretty things!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted! And Halloween Pupcakes and a Hairy Spider

My daughter and I made up these t-shirts real quick last nite to wear today. Fast, fun and ----yes, I voted!
Here are some pupcakes (as my middle grandaughter calls them) that the kids made. As you can see, they had a few pieces of candy stolen from them before I could snap some pictures!! A few candy corn teeth were missing among other things!

This was a tarantula that we found in our driveway when we got home the other night. He was pretty good sized. He didn't want anything to do with us and really didn't want his picture taken.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't Forget To Vote!

Whoever you are for, don't forget to vote tomorrow!!

Amazing how cute this little costume is!! If you haven't seen this blog, you should really go check it out. How talented she is!! Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Grosgrain is opening an online store! She will still be doing her giveaways, but now we will be able to buy some of these adorable things when we don't win. I just love this little outfit that she is giving away now. And it is reversable too!! Too, too cute!!! I can't wait to see the store when it opens! GROSGRAIN MINI STORE OPENING NOVEMBER 6!!!! AND BIG PREVIEW GIVEAWAY!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

OMG! This is soooo beautiful! So much work was put into this costume, I am amazed that it is a giveaway!!! How super generous is this!? Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Had another great weekend. Went to a Cigar & Stout thingie @ our local cigar bar. Very nice time hanging out with some good friends. Also did some cleaning out. I love it when I can manage to get that kind of stuff done! threw out a bunch of junk this weekend!! Yay!!

Also went to see a movie. I know, I know, me and my husband are movie junkies! Almost every weekend we go see one. It's one of our THINGS we do.

Last nite we took our 2 oldest grandkids to K-Mart and played in the Halloween isles. Had a blast! Bought them some halloween stuff.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Confessions of an Apron Queen: Not Your Ordinary Mom Blog: Weekly Apron Giveaway

I always love looking at all of Rick Rack Attack's awesome vintage style aprons!! One of these days I am gonna splurge on one for myself. What a great gift they would make too. Well, they are always having giveaways and are having one right now. So maybe I'll get lucky and win one. If I can't win one, maybe you can!! Go check them out here:Confessions of an Apron Queen: Not Your Ordinary Mom Blog: Weekly Apron Giveaway

Monday, October 13, 2008

I Love Mexican Food!

I really do love mexican food! Not real spicey, just a little. Although my husband can eat some pretty hot and spicey stuff, I can not. I know I should have taken a picture of this before we dug into it, but I was REALLY hungry at the time!!
This is a casserole I make sometimes when I have the right leftovers. Or sometimes when I don't -- just cause.

I kind of made it up and make it a little different everytime.
I put whatever kind of leftover meat I have ( this was non-leftover hamburger). But sometimes I use pork tenderloin or chicken. Beans - homemade or canned, whole pinto or refried. Corn tortillas torn into smaller pieces. I have added other ingredients at times,(chipotle peppers, small can of chopped green chilis, tomatoes,cilantro). I top it with a can of Hatch's green chili
sauce with pork. And I bake it at about 450 till it gets cooked thru and hot. Then I add some cheddar cheese and bake till melted. Ummm, I love it!!

You get the idea though. It's one of those dishes that you put however much of whatever sounds good in it and top it with the green chili sauce and cheese and it always turns out great!

so anyway--- thats what we ate this past weekend.

We went to see the movie "Appaloosa" yesturday. It was a very good movie. I love going to the movies. I really do like the whole thing -movie, popcorn, diet coke. As long as I don't get the noisiest person in the place next to me -- I'm good to go!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Shenandoah Costume GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

How cute this is! This would look so adorable on my little redheaded grandaughter! What a pretty green. I can't wait to see what other costumes this gal is gonna create! Just beautiful, isn't it!! So go enter!!
Shenandoah Costume GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

I am having a very relaxing weekend and I love it!! Friday nite we stayed out a little late so I was tired Saturday. the weather turned colder this weekend, so it was a perfect day to just lounge, and lounge I did!! Took a nap even!!! Went to a movie -- Body of Lies, Very good movie.
Heated up leftovers. Oh yes, I was VERY lazy yesturday!! I plan on doing the same thing today!! May go see "Apaloosa". I may even order pizza tonite! Something about the weather turning to fall makes me feel like this.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Button Floozie Giveaway & A Very Inspiring New Blog

I just found a new blog that is very inspiring. What beautiful photos and what a beautiful home this woman has! You can check her out here at Velvet & Linen.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What Kind of Pinup Girl Are You?

Naughty Pinup Girl.

This is a really cute and fun quiz. And what kind of pinup girl are you? Find out here:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Back From Vacation

Well, we are back from vacation. Had a great time! We went to Colorado for a Motorcycle run. the weather was so awesome! It rained all one day, which I loved!!! But the rest of the time it was just perfect for riding. Good times with good friends!!

Then it was off to West Texas to visit with family. Had a great time there too. Ate too much and all the wrong things, but oh well!! It was worth it!!!

I am so behind on posting pictures. I will try to get a few up today.

First---- a picture of the gorgeous clothes pin bag that I won from Connie @ Living Beautifully. I know I really took way too long to post this picture. She is such a sweetie and this bag is just perfect and soooo pretty!! This picture does not do it justice.
Thanks Connie!

Then I have a picture of another giveaway that I just won from Painted Laydies and Mama Bags Such a cute bag and the makeup is mineral makeup and I am really liking it alot!! The colors are really nice. Again, you can't see how nice they are from my stupid pictures!! But if you go to the website you can see what nice colors she has. I entered the giveaway at The Household Helper, I am a regular visiter on her blog now. She has some really great info available and is always sponsoring great giveaways!

Here are some pictures of some of the cool things I found on my vacation.

We found the coolest book store in Colorado. They had alot of antique books and not so antique books, all used and all different catagories. This is the childrens book I got and it has such adorable illustrations!!

And some antique lace I found at an antique store in Texas.

And I am so crazy about my Betsy Johnson bag! It is really a diaper bag, but who cares!! It is just the cutest!! I carried my magazines and knitting, etc. in it for the rest of our trip. I am a succer for Betsy J0hnson things!!

That's it for now. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Make Believe Frock GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Oh -- what a pretty color of blue this dress is!! One of these days maybe I'll win one of these adorable little thngs!! And I have to say, the backgrounds and props she uses are so sweet and go so well with each outfit! Make Believe Frock GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Apple Orchard Overalls GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Now this is just way too cute! If you haven't gone and checked out this girl's blog and the sweet things she makes, you really should! I mean, they are really just the cutest little outfits and how generous of her to offer them as giveaways!! One of these days maybe I will win one of them!! Until then, I will just enjoy looking!! Apple Orchard Overalls GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Garden Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Take a look! I love green and it would look so pretty on the grandaughter! Garden Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ready For Monday?

Don't know if I am ready for Monday. We had a great weekend and I don't think I am ready to go back to work. I scheduled too many things for tomorrow! Guess I'll have to cancel something. Too bad I can't cancel what I would really like to cancel, the work related one!!! Oh well! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

Went to see Tropic Thunder. I loved it! So funny!! I even got a couple of things made and listed on my Etsy shop! How 'bout that!? Went to a 50's party last nite. We went to one of our favorite restaurants in town, Sugarbrook for breakfast this morning. Every sunday my husband and I split an order of their Bananas Foster French Toast!! It is one of the very yummiest things in the world! Very rich!!!
Then later in the day we went back and my husband got a banana cream pie and I got a chocolate mocha coffee cake!! Oh, yes! I felt like a pig for sure!!! You know once in awhile you just have to do that!! So--- guess I'll be working real hard at the gym in the morning, trying to burn it all off!
It was a busy but fun weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer by the Lake Swimsuit GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is really cute, isn't it?! Trying again to win one of these adorable outfits from GrosGrain. Maybe one of these days! My little grandaughter would look so cute in this! Summer by the Lake Swimsuit GIVEAWAY!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Nantucket Weekend GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain's new giveaway. Nantucket Weekend GIVEAWAY!!!!

I Love Aprons!

Ok, so go sign up to win a sexy little apron over here
at Confessions of an Apron Queen. The aprons are from at Carolyn's Kitchen. Oh, my! they are too cute!

Had a good weekend. Not too exciting, but fun. Nice Italian dinner Friday nite. Pizza and the UFC at my daughter and son in law's Sat. nite. A movie (The new Mummy one) and got some crafting done. Finally got some of my old grapevine wire in and got a couple of nests made and some eggs felted. So I have one little nest pincushion done and ready to list on Etsy. I'm gonna try to get it listed this afternoon, and maybe another one finished and listed if I'm lucky!
I also got my button card packaged up and ready to mail today for the Vintage Button Card Swap.
I got a few other little crafts worked on.
I also watched my two youngest grandkiddos last nite!

Oh, yes! and I received my Itty Bitty House Book on Sat.!!!! How adorable it is! Bridget did such a beautiful job putting them together and the talented people who took part in this swap are amazing!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pretty Jewelry!

I just found this great blog and she is having a wonderful giveaway for one of her necklaces!! Her jewelry is so pretty. Here's a link to the giveaway.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Simple White Is Always So Pretty, Isn't It?

another giveaway to enter:

I am hooked on entering Grosgrain's adorable little giveaways! Even if I didn't have a grandaughter who would just look too cute in them, I would have to go see what new things she has created!

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Couple Of Random Pics

Just thought I would share a couple of random pictures I came across. The first one is of a small gourd that my Dad made for me along time ago. I just love it.

And this is a very old Indian doll that was actually in with a bunch of old dolls that my grandmother gave me when I was young. They were all pretty old then, so now, they are REALLY old!! But this little Indian was always one of my favorites. I don't know anything about him. If anyone out there does, please let me know. Several of the old dolls have started coming apart. I just read the other day in the newest Mary Janes Farm magazine that there is an actual doll hospital in Michigan. The website is I haven't looked it up yet. But, I'm hoping to find out some info about fixing up some of these beautiful dolls. It is mostly just arms and legs and heads coming off due to old worn out bands. so---- if I ever get them mended, I will post some pics.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

And These Giveaways You Won't Believe!

You just have to go see this for yourself! Jayne at Bunny Chic Boutique is having a giveaway for a $100 gift certificate from Fairie Tale Jewels!! Adorable jewelry!! Here's the link.

Not only that, but Joanie of Fairie Tale Jewels is having a giveaway herself! She is giving away a sweet little package of jewelry!! You can enter here
and you can see her shop here She has the most adorable jewelry!!

Check Out This Giveaway

Check this one out! How sweet is this?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Finally, Some Pictures!

Ok, finally, I am going to post some pics. I have been so lazy about the picture thing lately!!

These are some pictures of some of the goodies I got while antique and thrift store shopping in Prescott last weekend. Isn't this apron pretty? I just love the lace on it!

I decided to take some pics of some of my button collection, since I have been thinking about buttons so much lately, thinking about the button swap I joined. So here are some of my buttons. My camera battery ran out in the middle of my picture taking!!

Back to the Heat!

We got back from Prescott on Monday. It was so nice!! We went antique shopping almost the whole time! I didn't really come home with that much considering all the time i spent shopping!!! But so enjoyed it! Went to only one thrift store. I will take pics later and post of my few finds.
African Safari Shorts GIVEAWAY!!!!
Aren't these so cute?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Train Stop Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Train Stop Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!
Way too cute!! go check it out and how to win at her Grosgrain Blog.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Something Fun

I found this on Raesha's blog , My Love
I just couldn't resist playing along.

The rules? Answer each question with only one word....and ONLY one word. ( My REAL favorite store #29 couldn't be answered in one word!!)

1. Where is your cell phone? Table
2. Your significant other? Friend's
3. Your hair? Straight
4. Your mother? Heaven
5. Your father? Recliner
6. Your favorite thing? Relaxing
7. Your dream last night? Forgotten
8. Your favorite drink? Kahlua
9. Your dream/goal? Happiness
10. The room you’re in? Office
11. Your church? Home
12. Your fear? Alone
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
14. Where were you last night? Home
15. What you’re not? Sad
16. Muffins? Lemon
17. One of your wish list items? Boots
18. Where you grew up? Arizona
19. The last thing you did? Dishes
20. What are you wearing? Shorts
21. Your TV? On
22. Your pets? None
23. Your computer? on
24. Your life? Full
25. Your mood? Tired
26. Missing someone? Mom
27. Your car? Mini
28. Something you’re not wearing? Makeup
29. Favorite store? Michael's
30. Your summer? Hot
31. Like(love) someone? Completely
32. Your favorite color? Green
33. Last time you laughed? tonight
34. Last time you cried? unknown
35. Who will repost this? unknown

Leave a comment if you play so I can read all your fabulous one word answers too:)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another Beautiful Dress

Another beautiful dress by Grosgrain This girl makes the most precious little things! And she's giving this one away next week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Some Fun Stuff To Come At Whimsy Wishes

There are some really fun things coming up at Whimsy Wishes!

She is having an Open House Giveaway for one thing. And soon will be adding a place to let people know about swaps and giveaways, etc. Great ideas! I can't wait!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Oh My Gosh! This is Too Adorable!

She is doing it again! Grosgrain is having another giveaway, and is it ever adorable!
Here's the link!~

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July week!
Hope everyone has a blast this weekend. I plan on it! We may go out boating this weekend with some friends. Then Saturday my daughter and son in law will have the UFC fights at their house. My sister will be here too. So it should be a good time.

I won some really cute images from Lisa's Altered Art! I can't wait to use them. I have company coming this weekend, and I've been trying to get some cleaning and stuff out of the way this week. But then, hopefully, I will get to play with some of those images. I have been one lucky lady lately!
Thanks so much to the generous people who have all these awesome giveaways!

Whimsy Wishes, who hosted this giveaway is really going to have some cool things going on her blog. I can't wait to see when she gets it all posted.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Take a look at this! Isn't this just adorable?!

And how about this?

These are just too cute! I gotta go now and check out the rest of her blog!!
Have a good one!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A New Blog Address for A Blog Friend

Whismsy Wishes has a new blog address and wants you all to know where it is. You can find it on my list of "Where I Like To Visit" below, or here If you haven't visited her yet, please do. Her blog is so cute!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lisa's Altered Art Giveaway

I came across this great source for images recently and they are just adorable!
Whimsy Wishes is hosting a giveaway for Lisa's Altered Art , so you don't want to miss entering this one! Whimsy Wishes is an adorable blog!! So go visit her now and don't forget to sign up!!!

We went to Flagstaff, Arizona last weekend to cool off a bit! It is sooooo hot here now! summer finally hit! It's been about 115 degrees the last few days, forcast for this Sunday is 118!! Oh yea! It's more than hot!! It's COOKIN!!
Flagstaff was nice though! We went downtown and walked around. Went into some antique shops and thrift stores!! Found a few things. Will post pics later.

I won a giveaway from Connie at Living Beautifully I won a precious clothes pin bag that I just can't wait to see in person!!! She sells her things at her blog La Maison Rose Beautiful stuff and terrific prices!! And what a sweetheart!

Ok, better go get some work done!!


Monday, June 16, 2008

A Happy Father's Day Weekend

Hope everyone had a great Father's Day weekend! We did! On Father's Day we got together with all the kids and grandkids at my daughter's house and my son in law bbq'd hamburgers and hot dogs. We had some yummy peppers and chicken wrapped in bacon!! And a bunch of snacks and then chocolate cake and banana pie!!! Oh yea, I am feeling like quite the huge pig today!! I didn't hold back one little bit!! It was all sooooo good! The grandkids had a great time playing in the water and on the slip and slide. Fun! fun!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday, Sunday

Well, it is Sunday. My man is getting back today from a motorcycle ride he went on with a bunch of his buddies. I missed him alot, but have to admit it is nice sometimes to have the house to myself and watch all the chick flicks.

Had a nice weekend. Friday I received my giveaway package from Cupcake DD!! How fun! So after that great start, I eent to see my oldest grandaughter do her cheers after her cheerleading camp she went to. she was so cute!! She is 7 and the highschool cheerleaders put on a little camp for the younger girls. She just had a blast!
Then I went out to eat mexican food with my daughter and son in law and their kids.
Friday nite my daughter and I and the oldest grandaughter got burgers and fries and got all the craft stuff out and played for most of the evening.

Saturday morning we went garage saleing.
Didn't find much. got an old record album book full of old albums. So I am intending on altering it. I have alway wanted to alter one of those. So I am excited about finding that! And I got an old Edgar Alan Poe book. I'm not really into his stuff but it was too good to pass up and I'll find something to do with it!!

And I watched 6 chick flicks!! Yes, 6!!

But now I am ready to see my man!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Beautiful,Beautiful Screen Pages From Karla & Beth's Vintage Birds & Bonnets Swap!!

Wow! I am so happy to have received my screen from Karla & Beth's Birds & Bonnets Swap!! The pages are sooooooo pretty! What an awesome job these girls did! And I couldn't believe how fast Karla & Beth got them mailed out!! They did such a beautiful job of selecting which ones to put with which and putting them all together!! This was really such a fun swap and the first of this type for me.

We went to a wedding reception for our friends who got married at Viva Las Vegas. Ok, so the reception was rockabilly themed to go along with the VLV wedding theme. So, since our dresses for the wedding and trim on the guys jackets were leopard, and the reception was done in red,white and leopard, (which by the way was just so much fun!), I just had to wrap the presents to match.

I was really happy with the way they turned out.

Oh my gosh! I also won a giveaway from Cupcake DD !! What an adorable giveaway prize it is too! She participated in the Cottage Charm Giveaway that Kim from the Twice Remembered Cottage hosted. I am so glad to have found all the great blogs and shops that I discovered thru this! I spent WAY too much time visitiing blogs and shops in the last week!! Oh well, gotta do what ya gotta do, right!?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's Been Awhile!

Wow! It's been awhile since i have posted. Well, that's probably because I haven't really had anything exciting to post about.

Had a great Memorial weekend! Went to see Indiana Jones movie. Very good. Had some friends over to watch the UFC. Fun! Ate too much junk food! Went to some friends house on Sunday and ate more junk food!! Oh well, I did go back to the gym this morning. Really I did!

I have been working on my houses for the Itty Bitty House swap. I am getting close to finishing.

Also, I've been checking out a bunch of new blogs! How fun! I have been entering a bunch of giveaways from the 2009 Cottage Charm Giveaway. There are some great giveaways and it's been so much fun discovering all the blogs who are participating in the event! If you haven't checked it out, go here and see for yourself. The Twice Remembered Cottage is putting it on.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Beautiful Shop and Blog and She's Having a Giveaway!!

You must go visit this girl's shop!!
Eden's Bouquet
She has such precious items!! And she is having a giveaway!
I just found her blog and shop and enjoyed looking around soooo much!
Check her out here and enter her giveaway:
And if you wouldn't mind, mention my name, Robin, when you enter! Thanks!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Miss you, Mom!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Cool Early Mother's Day Gift!

Isn't this the coolest thing? My darling daughter gave it to me for Mother's Day -----early!! Lucky me!!! And the yarn inside is some that she handspun for me!!

I am assuming that it used to be used for string for packaging! Whatever, I absolutely LOVE it!!

OK, so I finished my pages for Karla & Beth's Birds & Bonnets Swap. I was pretty happy with some of them. But I look at other peoples collage work and I feel I need to work on some techniques.Ther is so much talent out there!!
It is so much fun though.
Any way, here they are. I sent them off this morning.

Got started on my house for the Itty Bitty House Swap the other day. This is going to be fun too!!
Then I really have to stop for awhile!! Take a break from the fun stuff and maybe get some house work done. One of these days maybe I will actually get my craft room organized!! Ha!!
I 've said that before a few times, haven't I?

Going to go see my oldest sister tomorrow! And my niece and her kids and husband!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Itty Bitty House Book Swap

I joined another swap. this one looks like so much fun! Callieflowergirl is putting it on. Isn't the little house soooo cute, don't you think?! I think it will be alot of fun!

I am just about finished with my Vintage Birds and Bonnets swap creations! That has been fun too!

I am so looking forward to a weekend at home. We have been gone for the last two weekends. and we may be going away next weekend also!! Fun, but I am getting very behind in everything.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, April 21, 2008

New Banner

OK-- I just love the free banners that Counting Your Blessings has!! They are sooooo pretty! and just perfect for people like me who are not too smart on computers! As you can see, I have used a free banner and still can't get it to work right on my blog!! Ok, so I tried to use a different template and then I lost a bunch of other things. So---- I 'm going to settle for the banner to be off center for now!! Good enough for me!! I'll work on it later. But anyway----- if you have seen her banners, aren't they just so pretty? And if you haven't, you should go take a look at them here and how very generous of her to let us use them for free!!!

Had a great weekend. My husband and I went with some friends to Yuma, AZ to a motorcycle run that we go to every year. Had a really fun and relaxing weekend hanging out with great friends! then came home and watched the UFC replay. Oh yes! My guy, George St. Pierre won his fight!! He was awesome as usual!! Yay, George!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Karla & Beth's New Swap and a Deleted Post

Karla and Beth are hosting a fun swap with Vintage Workshop. You can see what it's all about here
or here
It really looks like too much fun for me to resist! Even though I swore I would resist all swaps for awhile.

I had to delete my last post . I got several questionable comments. So just to be safe I deleted the whole post. So I will try to redo the post sometime soon, as I had some pictures of some of my daughter and daughter in law's items they have for sale on their Etsy shops.
Till then you can visit their shops at

The Beach Hut and
HMBM and
Dottie Lou's Knits & Notions

I think my husband is wanting some dinner and I am getting pretty hungry myself, so --see ya later!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Some giveaways!

An added giveaway i just found! The Bunny Chic Boutique is having a great giveaway also. I just love her blog too. It will get you in the Spring mood!
Here are some cool giveaways you should go check out!
Girl Land is having one at She is very talented and has a fun blog.
and Sparkle Power Candace at is having a really awesome giveaway also. Very cute!!
but today is the cutoff date on these, so hurry!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hope everyone has a very happy St. Patrick's day!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My Sweet Little Nest Is So Sweet

I received my Sweet Little Nest package and is it ever sweet!!
Vanessa did such a beautiful job on everything! I was so spoiled! How lucky was I to receive such awesomeness! The box she made is just gorgeous with such pretty fabric and embellishments. And the liittle tag with the nest embroidered on it is so me! There are so many little details on the nest that I could have taken a hundred pictures to show them all off! Then the bird with all the beadwork and the sweet beaded crown!! She really went all out! I just love it so much!! Thanks, Vanessa!!!

We are having my kids and grandkids over tonite for a belated birthday party for my son and son in law who both had birthdays last week. My son ( my youngest) turned 30! Hard to believe!! So we are having mexican food. And then strawberry shortcake! That's what they requested. So off to the store I go! Maybe I should get some margarita makings too!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sweet Little Nest Swap Done

Well, the Sweet Little nest Swap is all done now. My partner received mine so here are some pics of what I sent her. I hand twisted one of my little nests and embellished it up a bit with some off white hand felted eggs. Also covered and embellished the little box for it so it wouldn't get beat up travelling.

I had a great weekend. My oldest sister came to see me! We had a really good time visiting and just catching up. Had all my kiddos over one nite for enchiladas. I am not ready for Monday!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Finally-- Some Pictures

Finally-- I am posting some pics. Most of these have been on my camera for a while. I still have to take some pics of the giveaways that I won from the OWOH event. I received A very pretty journal from Joanne at
"ad libitim" She has a fun blog to check out!

And I also won an awesome little heart box with a darling charm and little pretties in it. Won that from Mary Ann at "Follow Your Bliss" I have been enjoying her blog for quite awhile now. The whole OWOH thing was so cool. I found so many fun blogs that I never would have known about !

OK- so here are the pics!

These are some vintage postcards that I picked up at a new antique store in town. And I also got the Anderson's Fairy Tales book there. I just love them!

Here is the beautiful box I received from my swap partner Sarah in the Sweetheart Box Swap. Isn't it pretty? And look at all the great things she put in it! So pretty! Can't wait to use everything!

And look at all the cool old vintage buttons I got from Charming Designs I am a button collector big time, but I have to admit that I love the roses she painted on the envelope the best!! If you have not visited her blog, you most assuredly should. I really love seeing her new creations. Her little birdies are just the cutest!!

This is my first weaving that I am proud to show off. I kept the edges straight finally! Thinking of making a purse out of this one. I just love the shades of green in this hand spun yarn. Wish it showed up better in the picture.
And my little grandaughter fell asleep clutching these flowers! Precious! Wish you could see it better, she is wearing an adorable little top that my daughter made for her out of a vintage pillowcase in the the prettiest pale pink! I'll have to take some more pics of that later and post.

Isn't this a great picture that my daughter took of the double rainbow we could see from our front yard?!
I mailed my swap package off to my swap partner
in the Pretty Little Nest Swap this morning. Hope
she likes it! It was a fun swap!