Thursday, October 30, 2014

all that is needed...

Where has the time gone, really?  Following a trip back home I ended up coming back to one busy household.  One little man down for four days.  One hubby down following this for four days.  One other little man down following that for two days.  Two days off from school.  One haunted Halloween party to plan, decorate, cook, bake, set up, entertain for.  My first little man down, again, following that for three days.  As the last man standing, having not been found by this little sicky bug, my back could not hold out and gave one heck of a pinched nerve to end this month.  As I was sitting here planning out our evening, resting on one warm heating pad (boy do I feel aged suddenly), created a little image that I should print out and pin to my shirt.  Thankfully we are in pretty happy spirits through it all and there is nothing like a little laughter to get us through it all! 

So for anyone who needs one big ol' smile today...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

a bit of treats, saving tricks for later...


Well hello October!  Ready for all things Halloween.  Searching for the cute, the creepy and all things in between for our upcoming party.  A little over a week and there is plenty to plan, create and cook.  We are headed in the murder mystery, haunted mansion this year.  So in the Halloween spirit, just a little digital fun today. Here's to all of the tricks and treats coming our way in the next two weeks!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

where my heart is...

Suttle Lake in Bend, OR - Goldy's in Boise, ID - The Sparrow Bakery in Bend, OR - Freak Alley in Boise, ID
Home is where the heart is...and now I can finally understand why that saying was created.  Spent a few days in Oregon and Idaho, happy to be back home.  Had many adventures, saw some amazing things...ate some yummy goodies...and it was time for this mama to get back to daily life.  Although I miss the place where I grew up, I realized that my family of four (plus a cat and a dog) are in Florida and that is where I need to be.  There was something in me wanting to run back to where I grew up...longing to see a landscape filled with mountains and pine trees.  Be apart of that hands on craftsman like lifestyle that I adored so much.  After a few days I soaked it all up and realized that no matter here or there, I am right where I need to be at the moment.  It is a nice feeling to step back and be thankful for where I am in the moment.  Love it here!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

oh it's on PLAID...


It is PLAID time as promised and want to share a little tutorial with you over on the Precious Remembrance blog.  Time to go have a little stamping fun!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

tis the season of color...


Howdy my crafty friends!  I am off on my adventure and snapping a few photos along the way to share when I return.  Hoping the chilly nights don't freeze this tropical girl.  Stay tuned to my Precious Remembrance post on Sunday for the plaid tutorial.  Have a wonderful week!

Monday, October 6, 2014

one plus one plus one...


It is a Monday.  Longed for a few more minutes in bed.  Was hopeful that the kids woke up with big ol' smiles on their faces...should have known better.  Realized that I have two more days until I am higher in altitude on a plane, on a mountain and in spirit.  It may be Monday, the same routine once again, but this week has a little adventure of my very own.  Time to refresh and connect, change the pace a bit.  Feeling the distance between me and 40 is quickly diminishing and not stopping often enough to celebrate today.  So here we go!

Went to work last night cleaning my craft space.  Time to prepare for my husband taking the reins for a few days and he is not a clutter, crafty kind of guy.  Once it was all cleared up I decided to create a little something from the items I have put up in my shop recently.


Supplies:  

She Celebrates note card "Celebrate Today" 
She Celebrates note card "Hello"
She Celebrates beaded safety pin
She Celebrates tulle
Color Me Happy stamped tickets 
Color Me Happy mini garland
Color Me Happy handmade card
clothes pins - mini
staples
fabric

Working with some clay today and hopping to give you a little peek of my holiday kit and items to come.  Off to get stuff done...I hope :]!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

a heart times three...


There is something so exciting about waking up to the first cool morning after a long, humid, hot summer.  Is it here to stay?  Oh I hope so.  Have you pulled out your sweaters yet for the year?  I am a layers kind of gal and my sweaters are always front and center in my closet ready for a day like today.  Yeppy!  Working on a few new items for the shop today as I finish packing a few orders.   Fun, fun, fun!