Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year....

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. 
- Dr. Seuss

Have a very happy and healthy 2011 to you and yours!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Meet my new personal trainer.......


She's tough!  
She wakes me up every morning before the sun comes up. 

And she walks "me" at least 3 times a day.
Looks like I won't be waiting for the Jan 1 to start my new exercise routine.

Thanks Gracie!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday magic....

.....  Hope you and yours are enjoying the magic of the holidays.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


 Halloween started with a stroll to Starbucks while gathering fallen leaves.

Pumpkins were carved and ready to greet the trick or treaters(yes, those are olives for the eyes)...

 Candy basket was ready...

 Thing 1, Candy Corn Witch and Santa were ready to go by 4:30.

So much fun!  
Hope you all had a great one too!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Gr8 Day..... Emma Grace turned 8 today. 
Armed with her new keyboard and mic, she's convinced she's going to be the next American Idol. 

The chickens laid their first eggs too, a gift for miss Emma, I'm sure....

the sun was shining, 74 degrees in Seattle!  

Long weekend ahead



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Easy No Sew Burlap Pillow "how to"......

Hi guys,  
I can't believe summer's almost over, school starts again next tuesday!!!
If any of you are looking for a quickie craft fix before school starts, here's a little something you might like.

Over the 4th of July I made a super easy pillow that required no sewing.  Since then, I've had several friends ask me how to make one.  
It's really as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1.  Go to your local feed store and fork up half a dollar for a "lumbar size" burlap feed sac.

2.  Stuff it with pillow stuffing.

3.  Cut 3 holes for ribbon to go through on the open side, push ribbon through the holes tying ends into a bows.

If you're feeling a little "wordy" you can get some fabric paint and stamp or paint on some words, or numbers or whatever, as I did below.  I think your house address would be cool too!
*** Make sure you do this part before you fill it with stuffing.

Enjoy your last days of summer...I know I will!!!!!