Friday, November 27, 2015


Started out like this... (click to enlarge)

...and just got better all day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


This Thanksgiving, I am focusing on friends, near & far; new & old ~

I am SO thankful for all the love, support, joy, comfort, giggles and strength you have all given me ~ I am such a lucky lady!

Not all-inclusive, and in no particular order...

My English tea-rose in NZ
My sister-from-another-mister in Canada
My fellow DIVAs
My dear real sister {love you, Leah!}
My ShorebirdFriend
My ATC student who has surpassed her teacher in amazing ways
My fellow Artistic Souls of Eagle
My sweet young friend next door (she brings out my silly)
My all-time favorite ward clerk, who is fighting so valiantly now
My high-school boxer shorts compatriot
(we should have BOTH won the award!)
My new friend from Carolina who is so fun to shop with
My Mareeeee, who once literally saved my life

To all these, thank you ~ I have been so blessed to know you.

Hugs ~

Friday, November 13, 2015


My heart goes out to the people of Paris, and of France.

Our niece, who lives in Paris, is home and safe.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween!

From our dogs to you ~

Monday, September 21, 2015


Episode 1 of Season 6 of Downton Abbey!!!

The sun is shining again, and life is GOOD!!

I refuse to even THINK about it being the last season!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


My heart & thoughts are with Brian Short and his family ~ and with all their friends and other family.

I'll let you Google it ~

Too, too tragic ~

Sunday, August 16, 2015


This is from a project one of the ASE gals presented us with. The spoons were her grandmother's; she and her siblings use to use them to play in the dirt! Despite their traumas, they are still beautiful! After doing just a wee bit of polishing, I bent the cup of the spoon up to hold the egg and mossy nest.
{As always, click to enlarge}

I knew right away how I wanted to make the canvas for my friend who loves the color lavender, and birds & bees. It came together very quickly (unusually for me!) And, thank the universe, my friend really likes it!

Thanks for looking ~

Cottleston Pie is the Taoist philosophy dealing with our Inner Nature (as explained by Winnie-the-Pooh)
To get the full scoop, read "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
The full poem is at the very bottom here...