:: May 2016 ::

Ho, Ho, Ho






We have been busily working away at getting Christmas started this year. Handmade cards are in the works.

As is a Gingerbread house!!!!

And here is a sneak peek at the Holiday Decoration that I made for this years Holiday Traditions Exchange!
What fun I had designing and making up some of the goodies I mailed out today. I hope she likes them.

Anyway back to decorating the house and shopping for gifts. Eek am so behind wish me luck.
:)




Happy Thanksgiving

I am so thankful for so many things but first and foremost are my .....
FAMILY & FRIENDS & GOOD HEALTH .....
who could ask for more ......
Enjoy this day with those close to you .....
God Bless .....


Psst.... The lovely couple in this photo above are Ancestors of mine John and Priscilla Alden the sailed over on that big ship the Mayflower many moons ago
so too them tilt a glass and have yourself a Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!







I soooo have the coolest sister-in-law on this planet. She has such a sense of humor that she can make me almost pee my pants. Not to say that my brother isn't awesome (with a great sense of humor of his own as you can see in the photo above) but he doesn't send me cool paper like this either. How cool is this paper we are thinking 60's 70's. So want to reprint!!!
Love you A!!!! Love you to Bro!!! and of course my sweet niece Josie!!!! Good luck this holiday season. LOL Wish you were here or we were there whichever. Just miss you all a whole bunch!

Thoughtful Friday



I write this post today after what seems like a very
very long week. Here's a simple thought for the day.

Rejoice in what we have !
Smile
Love
Be Happy

Have a great weekend!

Election Day !!!!!



Things I plan on doing today
  1. Voting of course
  2. Not watching the news
  3. Listening to talk radio
  4. Cleaning my RV and Jeep ( they look like crap from our last 4 days at the Sand Dunes )
  5. Spending the afternoon with my kids
  6. Cutting Beaus hair it's so out of control
  7. Working on Beaus tooth monster ( he lost yet another tooth )
  8. Crocheting so many projects so little time ( so many more I want to start )
  9. Shop for some beautiful yarn
  10. Taking a friends son to dinner he is staying with us until Friday when he leaves to join the Armed Forces ( God Bless Him )
  11. Spend some time in front of the tube watching NCIS

Ready for next spring!





My Spring wrap skirt is finally finished and ready for next spring. It took me forever to make but I love it. So until then bring on the Fall and Winter.

On My Desk



On my desk today is a variety pack. LOL The cute Mexican undies are from my local Mervyn's that just happens to be closing their doors. These were just so cute I just couldn't say no. Plaid flannel, linen and block print are for a Tooth Monster that is in the making for my youngest son who just lost his first tooth so I better get onto making that one up. The numbers are to be sewn on to his Scout uniform. Yes, my little one is now in Scouts a Tiger Cub to be exact. Will post photos later. He is just to cute I'm telling ya!!!

Speaking of Halloween



















Here is a plug for Haunted House Halloween note cards at my Etsy shop.
They were created from my new block print that I've been working on.
So if your up for it go take looksee. I think they turned out fabulous.

Yeah Its October!!!



Living in an area of the US that really does not change seasons. The Fall is probably my favorite time of year. It's usually a pretty long hot summer here in Phoenix so we look forward to the first signs of cooler weather and I may be jumping the gun on this one but I do think that they are here.So with that being said it's time to pull out the Halloween decorations and get ready for Fall!Whoooo Hooooo! Don't you just love it! Yes, I do! Thank you for asking. LOL

Thoughtful Friday

Choice! Choose a good reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. PROVERBS 22:1

Aaarrriiiibbbbaaaa

Good Morning and what a wonderful day it is. Yet another trip to Mexico!!!
It's the annual girls trip South of the border. No husbands, no kids, and as much as we love them all it's a wonderful thing being able to spend some quality time with some crazy kick ass friends. Forgot the camera so photos of this weekend will be posted at a later date. Until then here is a shot from a previous visit enjoy!

On My Desk


Well not actually on my desk more like on my kitchen table. Plenty of room to try and finish my wrap skirt. Worked all day on it and getting much closer to a finished product. Woo Hoo!!!

Thoughtful Friday


Things You Did Before You Grew Up!!!
Why Don't You Do Them Anymore?
  1. Watch Cartoons
  2. Turn Sofa Cushions Into A Fort
  3. Make Up Stories
  4. Put Cards In The Spokes Of Your Bike
  5. Play Outside
  6. Read With A Flashlight
  7. Laugh
  8. Draw
  9. Jump, Skip, And Cry
  10. Eat Candy
  11. Love Animals
  12. Surf Off Into The Sunset

On My Desk


Well here's a few projects that I am attempting to start (key word). Photo includes one of my new block printing designs. My kids are now on the 3rd week of school and I am still trying to start a project.I had such big plans to dig right in as soon as school started. Bin a bit busy though
and haven't gotten to anything quite yet. Still working on that skirt too.......... maybe
by next summer?!!! LOL

Thoughtful Friday



Joy is not in things; it is in us.
- Richard Wagner

Thoughtful Friday



A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent

Hanging the laundry


I finally got around to making up a couple clothesline bags for my
Etsy shop. They turned out fabulous with just the cutest retro fabric.
Wish I could find more, but no such luck yet. If anyone out there now's
of where to find more let me know. It's Happy Day's by Darlene Zimmerman
for Robert Kaufman. Still working on my wrap skirt.... It's just been a busy summer.
All good!!!!!

Welcome to Thoughtful Friday

This is such a great idea, started by Bell Dia. That i decided to join her with a Thoughtful Friday Quote!

Enjoy the little things, for one day
you may look back and realize they
were the Big Things.
- Robert Brault

Happy 4th of July



Happy 4th!!!
God Bless America!!!

A Shout Out


......and a thank you to my good friend Angela who spent a good part of her Friday on the phone with me helping me out (a newbie) to photoshop. We were able to get the new banner made and posted Hurray!!! I still no very little about this photoshop thing but with her help and a book purchase I might get the hang of it. LOL !!!

For the love of fabric


My latest stash just waiting to get transformed into something beautiful.
Two of these lovelies will be a new wrap skirt and a pair of lounge pants for moi. It's been ages since I have sewn anything just for me I can't wait to get started. So please check back to see what I've created!
Have a great week!!!
It's summertime!!!

Its a chain thing


It's been busy around here. The end of another school year and the boys have now progressed to Seniors 1 in college 1 in High School and a 1st grader. SENIORS!!! 1ST GRADER!!! WOW!!!
Summer is almost here and the southwest is heating up and should hit 100 today. That's OK, it's now Summer Vacation Pool time, Beach time, Lake time, a trip to Seattle to visit my family and a Birthday to celebrate come August. Speaking of birthdays that's all my little one can think of, is his 6Th birthday. He has started making plans for his party and is also making this chain (that grows daily) to decorate the house with. This little boy rocks!

Happy Mother's Day


Thank You !!!
To all of the Wonderful Women out there who take care of and nurture our children.

Cinco de drinko





Back from a wonderful weekend south of the border once again. Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated really in Mexico, but you no us Americans there is always a reason to party with some good friends. It was also an enlightening trip. We handed out clothes to families down by the dump. We were all very much touched by the spirit of these people.

South of the border


It was time for a little R & R with my husband, son, and some good friends. So off to Mexico we ran. Nothing like
an extended weekend to rejuvenate ones battery.

Have a great week!

These are really very powerful. Implement whatever you can.

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the
ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have
to.

3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My
purpose is to __________ today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide
us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is
manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan
salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and
flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of
the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest
your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are
simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class
but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college
kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey
is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so- called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will
this matter?'

26. Forgive everyone for everything.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. GOD heals almost everything.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.
Stay in touch.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

33. The best is yet to come.

34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Do the right thing!

36. Call your family often.

37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am
thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly
don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the
most of it and enjoy the ride.

40. Enjoy!

It's Official

Today has finally arrived. I'm now a blogger with my very own site.
Woo Hoo !!! I am so excited. It's been a long time coming, and thanks to
a push and shove from my good friend Angela
I finally did it. I have for years admired women out there for starting up craft blogs.
Giving inspiration and a little bit of themselves to all of us each day. I hope
I can do the same!
So to all of my friends and family I give you Sweet Green Tangerine.
Enjoy!



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