Thursday, May 30, 2013


I had a hard time with what the title of this post should be.
Nothing clever came to mind so it is just plain Thursday. Even though this is more of what happened this week kinda post.

Struggling to get back to my old creative self and struggling to balance what life is as I now know it, is hard.  But today I climbed a bit closer to regaining some of my creative flow.
It may not seem like much to those gungho crafty ladies out there but for me this is a big step.
Finding something that interests me these days is a chore.  Yes, I can sit and crochet a mindless afghan all night but I really miss creating more. 
As the morning was cool, cool enough to turn the air off and have the windows open, I sat and laughed along with my favorite morning tv show. (The Dan Patrick Show)  anyhoo more on that later.
It puts me in a good mood therefore I grabbed a project that had been laying about for at least 4 weeks.  I had and old thrift store jacket I found 3 years ago that was just a little to plain and preppy for me.  So I added my own flair.  Finding a t-shirt for 5.95 in the kids section at H&M, I cut it down and blanket stitched the patch on to the back of this blazer.

  I used a rainbow green embroidery thread that really gave it a hippie chic look.  It was a simple task and yes not everyone is going to love it but I think it is a great jacket to throw on with my casual summer attire.  My camo shorts, sailor stripes and good ol converse shoes plus this jacket... its great for the places I need to run that have the air conditioning on below freezing. You always need a light jacket or sweater in Vegas.  It may be a zillion degrees outside but you will freeze once stepping into a place of business out here.  That is my vacation tip for ya if you are in Vegas this summer ;)

This week I tried my first chocolate and caffeinated beverage since having my gallbladder surgery 4 months ago.
 Boy have I missed the little things.  It was so good but so was I.  Only drinking half of a tall java chip frap.  It was enough to make me completely happy.  I do have to say it is a treat, and that is what I have to remember.  After losing 18 lbs I don't want to go down that slippery slope of eating and drinking these everyday again.

I tried taking a new profile pick this week...maybe I will try again next week, something more without the blurry closet in the background

While it is the last few days of school, I decided I would sit and read The Great Gatsby as I wait for the boy to come out of class.

 I was just discussing with my friend Lynn today that I have never read the book or seen the movie.  I don't even know what it is about.  Isn't that crazy??? So it is an all new thing for me to discover this now.  I think seeing all those new movie trailers got me but I heard the movie was horrible so I want to see what the real story is opting for the book.  It will be a quick read, can't wait to see what all the hype is about.

As for the rest of my week, we picked out new carpet for our upstairs, we made tents, we played silly games and watched a lot of Duck Dynasty. 

I even agreed to go camping and fishing this summer...if I get this really cute pink tent to sleep in ;)

Don't forget my Vintage Marketplace shop is having a blowout sale 40% off everything with the coupon code SALES 
Come on over and take a gander...

That is my week thus far....hope it continues to be creative and fun.  Oh I forgot to add how my morning wake up call has been... a 30 lb cat laying on my chest crying for food.
no wonder my body aches in the morning

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

40% off Entire Shop


I am having a huge let summer start sale in my shop
40% off entire shop
just use code

The more you bundle the more you save on shipping!

I am trying to get creating again and want to start fresh so I am clearing out at unbelievable prices.
Email or tweet me, leave me a message to put holds or reserves on what ever you see!

Let Summer begin!!  Get shopping :)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Let Summer Begin

Today officially marks the last of Spring in Vegas.
The temps rise quickly now to 100+ until October.
We will get out and ride our bikes and take a swim before that heat sets in for good.

The porch is decorated for summer and I even was inspired by my good pal Julie to plant some real flowers to spruce it all up.

It looks so fresh and summery, lets just hope I can keep them alive once the heat sets in.

Lets take this day to relax and enjoy some family time.
As the evening sets in I will sit back and enjoy some crazy family time with the first season of Duck Dynasty.  I am hooked, as commander Phil would say, Happy, Happy, Happy.

As I watch I crochet.  My afghan is growing and growing.
I took a long break from it while on vacation.  I should have been done by now so it is nice to get back to it.   While I work on it the boy usually crawls up underneath it to keep warm from the cold air conditioning.  It is so funny to have to try to work it as he cuddles under.

Hope ya'll have a great holiday!

Friday, May 24, 2013


Happy Anniversary to my amazing hubby
Today marks our 8th wedding anniversary but 13 years together.

It has been a journey and I am sure it will continue to be and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Love ya!

We celebrated with a french breakfast and Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel.

We highly recommend it!  Such service and fabulous food.  It was quite a treat to sit and enjoy the world passing us by as we sipped mimosa's and ate crepes.

I think it should be a monthly spot for a breakfast getaway ;)

Then it was a walk under beautiful glass ceilings hand in hand at the Bellagio
Simple and sweet...perfect.
Here is to more anniversary's just as perfect as todays :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Go Fly a Kite

Today was a surprisingly windy day.
The perfect day to get out the kite we have had since Easter and go fly it.

So much joy came over us as that wind grabbed that kite and we took turns wrangling it up and down and side to side.  In the trees and down to the ground.

The boy thought he was doing it all by holding the reins, he was so proud of himself.

A good day in the go fly a kite

Monday, May 20, 2013

Wonderful World

We have lived in fantasy land for awhile...and it was wonderful.

Our first real family vaca via Disneyland.
So much fun and so many smiles. 
Dreams came true for my boy meeting his hero and the ladies he adores.  He was such a flirt...

and the ladies he adores....

 Playing in the park all day and swimming all afternoon.
Love his swim outfit....

It was so great to getaway for so long with no worries but where to eat and what rides to get to first.

He was tired and in bed without a fight every night, fast asleep and ready for the next day

The best ever...I hope the memories last forever

I know I will always cherish his first adventure into Neverland....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My Fashionista

Guess he has seen me take one too many pics in the mirror :)
I found this on my phone while scrolling thru pics and I just had to smile.
He definitely has his own sense of fashion  Cowboy boots, briefs, and chicks love super heroes.