:: May 2016 ::

:: Merry Christmas ::

Wishing everyone
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year

With Love


Photo by Michael Ging

:: Let it rain...Let it rain...Let it rain :::

I no this post may seem odd to many.
Since most of the country and world for that matter have been experiencing some kind of weather...
Here in the Sonoran Desert it's been nothing but sunny and warm.
Not the type of weather to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Today though it been raining...
Yes, the wet stuff...
Just what we needed here in Phoenix to lift our spirits...
and put us in the Holiday mood...
So let it rain...let it rain...let it rain...

:: Time ::

It's been awhile since my last post.
Thanksgiving's come and gone.
November's day's are numbered.
It always amazes me how quickly time passes by.
With all that goes on in all of our busy lives.
It's nice to reflect back on all that we have.
Health, Family, Good Friends.
Wishing everyone a joyous Holiday Season.
:: XOXOXO ::

:: Soccer ::

It's really trying hard to cool off here in the Valley of the Sun.
A little warm for these guy's out on the field.
They still go out there and play hard even in the heat.
03 Boy's Ward Rock...

:: Happy Birthday ::

Today is my #2 2oth birthday...
He Rock's...
He is such a great kid...
Happy birthday...
Momma loves you very much...

:: Fall Finally ::

Fall is finally upon us thank heaven... with that said it's time for comfort food.
I was watching one of my favorite local shows here in town and...
Both of these recipes looked fabulous.
Looking forward to making each up soon...
My son can't wait to try the Snickers and Apples or whatever else we come up with...

:: Picture to follow ::

Rich Bacon Onion Quiche with Snickers and Apples

:: just thinking ::

:: and smiling ::

:: i am loving ::

A good friend of mine turned me onto this website.
It's' a great site full of helpful recipes for non-toxic home cleaners.
I've always enjoyed making up a bucket of suds then spending a few hours cleaning the house. I use there all purpose cleaner recipe and add a squirt of liquid soap for a bit more cleaning power.
The site offers everything from shopping for a greener home, yard and garden. To non-toxic pest control and water conservation.
For those of you interested in making up your own cleaning products or purchasing environmentally friendly products. Go check it out!

:: Surf Camp ::

Last week my youngest attended surf camp. It was the first time I'd every been away from him longer than a couple of day's...He had a great time and he was very generous about sharing his week with us...and yes, it made for a very long week but I did get to spend some quality time with my husband and that was a really good thing...

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: Today I am Loving :

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Tiny Light

:: I Believe ::

To All Of The Amazing Women
In My Life
I Believe
Thank You........

:: please be sure to click on the link above and honor the amazing women in your life ::

:: i am craving ::

Chocolate cupcakes.
Don't they just sound so good right now.
I think they would really hit the spot and maybe just maybe stop those chocolate cravings for sure.
Now if I could just get someone to make them for me!!!

:: recipe found here ::

:: anyone for a swim ? ::

Great cupcake for a pool or beach party.
My little one can't wait to make these.
Here are a couple of great sources.
Hey There Cupcake and this cute Blog.
Off to gather supplies.
Enjoy your swim.

Lyrics | Jason Chain - You Got Me lyrics

:: june ::

this can mean only one thing "cupcakes"
cake, frosting, sprinkles
all wrapped up in a beautiful baking cup
i am dedicating the month of june cupcake month
how deliciously sweet

:: be proud of who you are ::

Words spoken this morning from the mouth of my youngest son

son : mom are you proud of me
mom : yes, of course i am very proud of you
son : i am proud of me too mom very proud
mom : holding back the tears

:: coming to a close ::

Another school year is coming to a close.
They seem to pass by so quickly.
Busily working away to finish this project by today.
The task was to create something, anything out of different shapes.
My son decided he wanted to make a house! Not a robot and I am glad because it turned out that almost everyone in his class decided to make robots...

We had a great time creating this house and I think it turned out perfect !!!

:: It will also be the first 100 degree day this year in the valley of the sun ::

   The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she
carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
   Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,

But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she

Shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
:: Love You Babe :: 

:: What a nice surprise ::

Woke up this morning and found this lovely surprise...
My clothespin bag is featured over at Etsy Treasury...
along with other fabulous finds... Go take a peek ...
Thanks ModMomMe

:: Desert daisies ::

Desert daisies, originally uploaded by One girl 4 boys.

Spring is here in the valley of the sun once again... We have a lovely showing of desert daisies about town and the smell of orange blossoms in the air...

:: Let the thrifting begin ::

It's official I received an email from dottie angel (aka Tif Fussell). Thanks Tif !
I wrote her telling her that I would like to take on her challenge. She accepted so here we go. I do hope I can do her challenge justice. I have the love of shopping totally against me. Shoes, clothes, you name it. I am though this year realizing that I have to much stuff as I think we all do.It will be nice to cut back on purchases. This shall be fun because I do love to thrift as well. There are quite a few places to haunt here in Phoenix and it will be fun to visit them all with the hopes of some really fabulous finds.
So with that said let the shopping begin. I mean thrifting....
Actually yesterday I ran into a local thrift store and found these three finds.
It's Friday... How bout finding some of your own ?

:: A few weekend ideas ::

  1. If weather permits go for a bike ride
  2. Spend some time working out in the yard
  3. Paint an old stool a bright spring color (orange-turquoise)
  4. Watch a child's sporting event (soccer-baseball)
  5. Spend time with your children

Valley of the Sun ?

To a Zonie like myself it feels more like the Valley of the rain .... and the temp may be a measly 52 degrees outside. It feels more like 32 . Rarely do we get the chance to sip on HOT tea and cuddle up in a blanket and want to watch an old movie in the middle of the day (bummer wish that could have been me) LOL . It's been a week of wet weather here in the desert and lots of snow in the high country !
We have probably had more rain this week than we get in one entire year !
With a weeks worth of clouds, rain, wind and colder weather ... I was able to spend some time with my beloved sewing machine and hook . In an attempt to create some new items for my neglected shop ... Hopefully the weather will cooperate just long enough for me to snap a few photos, we will see (not much light for good photos right now).

Have a great weekend...


No Circles

Just a lot of everything else

Wish I was here.....


I seems to me today that I've been running around in circles.
I think that I am trying to accomplish something today but failing miserably.
Yesterday was a very good day though in that I finally put away and stored the Christmas tree...it's decorations... and what I believe to be the remainder of the holiday joy.
Packed neatly up into the attic
thanks to my lovely husband and son,
but today circles around and around I go
Hopefully tomorrow no circles.
Maybe a little more of this!

Happy New Year

It's been awhile since I sat down and wrote.
I have so neglected my lovely blog.
This year my plan is to give it more of my attention.
This is my plan anyway...We will see...
I spent the New Year celebrating in Mexico.
I was such a good time...Hope to get back to the sand and sea soon.
It's so relaxing down there...Hard to come home...

Happy New Year
May it bless you with Health and Happiness
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