Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This week has been quite a trial.  My head is killing me and I would love to just fall asleep for an entire week!  I just have to buckle down and get the things done that I need to this week!

I would much rather be spending my last weeks of summer on the lake.

 Or sewing...

Sources:  image 1, image 2, image 3

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Travel - The Arizona Desert

 After coming back home to the humid mid-west, I can now reflect on how beautiful and amazing the desert was!  Even though it was over 100 some days, the dry heat was much more tolerable than the humidity. I had a wonderful five days in and around the Phoenix area of Arizona.  I find traveling to be extremely addicting.  Every time I travel, I end up coming home with a new trip in mind, trying to figure out ways to save money for it!  I think I would enjoy going west again...maybe Seattle?  or San Fransisco?
It was a great vacation.  Made some new friends, explored the desert, soaked in the pool and ate some fantastic Mexican food.  It was exactly what I needed. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011


One of my favorite parts of being home is waking up with this guy :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Flowers

 Growing up one of my favorite moments with my mother was shopping for flowers in the spring and early summer.  We would pick out flowers of all colors, checking to see if they thrive in sun or shade.  Then after we would get them home, we would plan out where we would place each flower in the yard, before digging small holes in the earth, filling them with bright flowers.
 We always plant marigolds.  They are bright and sturdy.  As a child I could pick one or two and play with them all day before they would wilt and get flimsy. They also keep bugs away from other plants, so we always place them around our tomato and pepper plants.
Even though we got started late this year, it's still nice to have some color in the backyard.  What flowers do you usually plant?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

We Are All Connected

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break." --An ancient Chinese belief

I have been holding on to this painting for the last couple years.  It was created in 2010 by myself.  It's an original mixed media piece on a wood panel.  While going through some of my art, I decided to put up a couple pieces for sale.  You can find this pretty piece in our etsy shop.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Holiday Weekend

 It was nice to have a relaxing weekend after traveling all week.  I was able to spend time with most of the people who are dearest to me.
 Monday was spent working on things around the house and other projects.
And ended with a few fireworks and a book.