Thursday, January 19, 2017

It was a Birthday Extravaganza!!

 Gotta tell you about the BEST Birthday celebration I got invited to!!  This was in the works since November when my bestie's daughter, M, decided her mom needed a trip to Waco to see the Silos for her birthday gift in December.   I was so thrilled when she asked me to join them for this trip which was happening this past weekend.  I was very blessed to be "along for the ride" which meant I did not need to Plan a thing!  M did a fantastic job of planning everything!

Here's Debbie = the Birthday girl! 
Here we are just getting to the wonderful Magnolia Market in Waco.  We are all fans of the show "Fixer Upper" so Debbie was thrilled to get this as a gift! 

Beautiful People and things to photograph! 
Delicious  Lunch!! 

The cutest little garden! 

We enjoyed the wonderful Silos Baking Co. Cupcakes !! 

Delightful Cupcakes! 
Fantastic retail space!  Full of gorgeous things!

There were tons more photos I took-- too many to share but the REST of the journey included a fun photoshoot on a gravel road in the fog!  You know I love to practice when I have models this pretty!  (and Fog)!!! 

While we were parked on the road taking these fun pics, we noticed a barnyard across the street.  M wanted to run over and get a photo of the Pot belly pigs!  She is a city girl, so this was a big treat!
Taken from the car= very far away.   

When the animals saw her coming, they all came running to meet her!  so cute!! 

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It was really fun to get up close and take their pics! 
 Thanks for stopping by== I'll have to share some more pics from our trip in a few days!  It was a totally Wonderful Birthday celebration!  (I felt like it was MY Birthday!)

Happy Birthday Deb! 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Meet Tiberius!

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I just had to share this little slideshow I made for my friend Courtney!  She just got a new baby Labradoodle and I got to go play with and photograph this little lady!  Tiberius Riley is 9 weeks old and allllllll puppy!  That wavy hair is so CA-UUUUUUTE!  We had alot of fun meeting her and got our puppy fix, which is good since we absolutely don't need another dog at our house!  Thanks Courtney for letting us borrow!!!  

Monday, January 2, 2017

First Post of the NEW Year!

Here's our girl, Pansy who is such a little sweetie!  She is 14 now and still getting up every day with gusto!  We got her a darling sweater this year! 

2017 is Here!!  And again, I am going to say "Where did the time go?"  Honestly, the days fly by for me and I find myself saying that I need more hours.  I guess I am either not using my time wisely, or I just have a To-do list that is way too long!!  Either way, you can see I have not blogged much during December.  I love the holiday season and the events of the month of December were really fun!  Today I am sharing a little Christmas decoration post since I never shared my decor all month!  Today was the day I packed it all up and now all I have IS the photos to show for it.  

Love this sweet little ornament

Jensen made these last year and they are so pretty! 

Playing with the Bokeh

This year's tree was done in Aqua and White and Silver!  My favorites!  Don't forget the glitz! 

Another little ornament made a few years ago by Jensen.  These are Salt shakers with little bottle brush trees inside snow! 

more bokeh with lights

She usually is not this obedient! 

Someday when she is gone, I will really treasure this pic! 

Christmas morning pics with Piper and Brooklyn opening their gifts! You can see the tails wagging

The Wait!

I think Jensen had to hold her back!!!  lol 

Pansy liked her treat! 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Celebrating Jesus Birthday

We had the privilege of attending the "Klove Christmas Tour" last night and it was quite a wonderful night of worship!  The bands were: Unspoken, Mac Powell of Third Day and David Crowder!  We love hearing them on the radio every day, and it was a huge treat to celebrate last night with Christmas music and the fun holiday spirit!  I did not work hard at getting excellent pics, but these are a few I really liked.


David Crowder is such a great musician along with his talented band

Here's Mac Powell from Third Day

Always love the music of Unspoken

We really got in the Holiday mood with this Christmas celebration and worship! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Crafting with Cricut!

This year I got a wonderful Idea for an Advent calendar!  I am sharing this project that I made and sent out to several tea-drinking friends.  I used the Cricut to cut out all my numbers and I embellished the little daily boxes with lots of leftover stash!   Here's the process and the end results!  I included a little note or scripture in each little box so that Hopefully this holiday season will be little calmer and restful for these gift recipients.  Don't we all need a little hot cup of tea and some good news at the end of every December day??
I made several different colors of numbers to mix up in the box for advent.

Here's a full box-- each one has a different tea inside with a scripture or positive thought! 
I love how they turned out after we added some embellishments! 

This was so easy and fun to put together.  I found the perfect Box to house these little boxes in at Home Goods and the little boxes are 2X2 inches that I ordered on the internet. 

My hope is that the recipients were able to take time to drink a cup of tea and enjoy the REASON for the SEASON!! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


November has passed us by = and Yes, December is Here!  As usual, I am thankful to be writing this post-- as late as ever, but at least I am blogging.  Where does the time go??? I am in denial that it is the holidays-- becasue I am still back in early November somewhere.  Today I decided I needed to share about our November craft show.
This all started with Jensen learning to make Polymer Clay jewelry.  Thank you to Marion Smith for an amazing online class that taught her to make the cutest things with clay.  We got really into this and ended up with tons of adorable charms.  This opportunity lead us to trying a craft show!  I had done many in the past, but it was time to try it again.  Randy and I decided to add some wooden things we made and we had the BEST time!
The show was a great success and we enjoyed talking to tons of people.  Jensen was very happy that people loved her jewelry and she is a little entrepreneur!  Here's a few Phone pics I took of the booth. We had the usual School lighting, so sorry the pics are not the most beautiful, but you'll get the idea!!

 Here's our booth all set up and I certainly can't forget to Thank my sweet Husband for all his help and creativity.  I can dream these things up but I am thankful he can do the wood part!
A little entreprenuer! 

And they do make me Happy! 

Don't they make you Hungry??  

The day was a huge success and we had lots of fun!  Great learning experience for Jensen!  

Thanks for checking in-- and I hope to see you again soon!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Such A TREAT!!

Last week, we traveled to Iowa to visit our family and friends!  We had a lovely visit and I will share some of the pics I took soon, but today I am sharing some fun pics I took as we visited a family that is so dear to us!  We spent some time with our friends the Bayers, who I met years ago when I was a brand new hairdresser!  One of my very first clients came to the salon I was working at because they had received a Postcard Mailer advertising a haircut with ME-- the new girl in the salon!  I have been ever grateful that FRED, YES, Fred came to get a haircut and then brought his wife and daughters to me and we became fast friends!  God put them in my life back then, and I am so thrilled to say we have stayed friends and been blessed by them all these years.   Their little girls were Little back when I started cutting their hair and now they are grown women with kids of their own.  While in Iowa, we got to visit with the Bayers and their oldest daughter and her family!  We loved every minute and here's some fun the girls had in the gorgeous fall weather!

Perfect weather in November!  Jensen had a wonderful time with Hannah and Madelyn

 It was so beautiful in their back yard!!   We enjoyed the visit so much!
Checking out Jen's jewelry! (there's my dear friend, Myrna, their grandma!)