Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

For The Garden of Your Daily Living

Plant Three Rows of Peas
  1. Peace of Mind
  2. Peace of Heart
  3. Peace of Soul
Plant Four Rows of Squash
  1. Squash Gossip
  2. Squash Indifference
  3. Squash Grumbling
  4. Squash Selfishness
Plant Four Rows of Lettuce
  1. Lettuce Be Faithful
  2. Lettuce Be Kind
  3. Lettuce Be Patient
  4. Lettuce Really Love One Another
No Garden Is Complete Without Turnips
  1. Turnip for Meetings
  2. Turnip for Service
  3. Turnip to Help One Another
To Conclude Our Garden, We Must Have Thyme
  1. Thyme for Each Other
  2. Thyme for Family
  3. Thyme for Friends
Water freely with PATIENCE & CULTIVATE  with LOVE.  There is much Fruit In Your Garden because you REAP WHAT YOU SOW.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pink Peep

A little touch of Easter to brighten our home.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Calendar Girlz

For our Women's Guild annual fashion show, I was part of a group of 12 ladies who performed Calendar Girl.

Here are a few fun pictures of our beautiful ladies having fun!
Pam was October: Romeo & Juliet on Halloween

Ellen was Christmas: You're the present 'neath m Christmas Tree

Anne was September: I light the candles at your sweet sixteen

I was August: When you're on the beach, you steal the show

This was the very first time I have ever been on stage and performed!!!  Another fear conquered!!!
It was so much fun!!!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Not Your Mama's Fancy Tablescape

Absolutely not a tablescape worthy to write about,
but a great time was had with family and friends!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Desert Snow Capped Mountain

Believe it or not, the Phoenix Valley gets some snow from time to time!!!
A week ago Wednesday, I was on my way on an errand and driving north of our house, when I was so surprised and amazed to see snow !!

It had been a very unbelievably chilly night.

It looks so far from us, but just to be able to see snow covered mountains near us,
it's simply priceless!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

...even though it's still winter!
Pretty soon our cacti, Palo Verde trees and other desert plants will be in full colorful bloom.

 Daisy Geraniums and very healthy looking petunia plants are thriving in our warm days and very cold nights.

This minuscule spring garden graces our small AZ home patio.
It's really nice to sit here and enjoy our afternoons and wait for the beautiful sunsets we have been having just about everyday!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hello March...

Yes...I'm so behind! 
January and February were simply a blink of the eye for me;
but I still want to share our CDA's January General Meeting get-together.
Our January's meeting was a fun one.  It was great to see each other again and spent time together.

As the ladies found their seat, they each received a little favor.

Wishing them a Happy New Year and a healthy one!

One of our activities was to think of a word that we could use and work on throughout the year as a resolution for the New Year.  My word of the Year is PATIENCE!!!

After the meeting, we had a fun door prize drawing!
The ladies must wear their name tag in order to participate.  It's a great way to remind every one to wear your tag!

We celebrated in style.  Wine tasting & toasting, ...

... and delicious appetizers!  Believe me, more finger food was shared.

I love our meetings and fellowship!  I am so blessed to have found a group where we all have the same spiritual connection.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Stress Relief Tea

I am so happy it's Monday!!!

Last week was the busiest week ever in my life.  Even though it was all fun and games, there was so much planning and work, and "getting it done" involved.  From birthday celebrations, CDA planning meeting, golf, hosting our annual Ladies Golf Niners Dinner, participating in our church's annual fashion show (rehearsing, fittings, modeling & performing in a group song), Greet & Meet our new neighbors happy hour hosted by our next door neighbor Stephanie, and getting ready for today's CDA General Meeting.
Did I mention unexpected company?  Yup...from late Tuesday night until yesterday morning!!!  Which meant quickly do a thorough light house cleaning and getting the guest bedroom and bathroom ready for our company.

All and more crammed into one week.  I wonder if that's why my right eye is twitching?!
So this week, I will try to rest, regroup and detox 😵

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Me ... Today

Things I get myself into!!!!

Today I will be part of our Women's Guild annual Fashion Show (Church).  I get to model and also perform.
I will be modeling two outfits, and for the very first time in my life, I will be part of a little performance up on stage!!!

Yikes...I'm a lot nervous and scared.
I hope I don't forget my cue.  Our song is "Calendar Girl" and I'm the month of August:
When you're on the beach / you steal the show {summer}

I will be lip syncing since I can't carry a tune.  I just hope I will work it and make it look fabulous like the girl in this picture!!!  Other than this girl's hat and the Chihuahua, I have nothing in common with her. 😒

Wish me luck!

via Facebook

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Make & Take

These are my cards from this month's Make & Take cards at Vivian's!
This is my favorite!!!

...and I love the simplicity of this very pretty card.

Okay I lied ... this is my favorite card!
...and last but not least... "you're grate!"

Since this class was a few days before St. Valentine's Day, we indulged in some pretty sweet and tasty treats!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Much Love...

 Snail Mail Love 
I participated in a Valentine's Day card swap in my Afternoon Tea Across America Group (ATAA - Facebook).  
It was so much fun opening my beautiful Valentine cards just about everyday.  Each included a tea type recipe and a tea bag!  I can't wait to try them.

The following cards are some that were personally handmade:


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Word of the Year

Oh Lord ... please help me!!!

Thank you Debbie for inspiring me to follow your lead! 😍

Monday, February 20, 2017

January's Stamping Class

These are last month's cards we made a Vivian's.  
 This is my favorite card.  We learned a new technique called "reflection".  It was easy to do...phew!
I ended up buying this stamp set called Beautiful You.

I love this very clean & simple card.

So glad we made a guy's card.  I always have trouble making these type of cards. 

...and last but not least, this cute "hey, chick!" card.  I need to improve my coloring technique!!!

All Stampin' UP! products.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Follow Your Heart...

 My Valentine's card for 2017!
I made a set of 22 cards to mail out to my Tea Lover's Group for Valentine's Day.
A clean & simple sweet card!

 I included a tea bag and a recipe for Cranberry Scones!

~back of recipe~
This is my original recipe card.  I personally wrote recipe for each lady...talked about hand cramps, but worth it!!!