Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
MY CHRISTMAS ART SHOW - is TODAY
At the Holladay City Building at 4580 South 2300 East (the old Holladay Elementary on Holladay Blvd.
Wednesday, December 2nd from 9am to 9pm
(oops the invite address is wrong - it should have been 4580 SOUTH)
HOPE YOU CAN COME!!!
sooo sorry for those who drove around in the dark - searching!!
Tell me and I will figure out a treat for you...
Monday, November 23, 2009
"Blue" has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."
And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.
I am working on something blue and as far as something BORROWED - I am so grateful to all my family and friends who support me and like in the poem I am reminded, "that I(she) can depend on my(her) friends and family.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
There were beds of poinsettia's planted of every color - i loved seeing them in the ground and not in a pot at my house dropping leaves!!
And of course Santa and his reindeer's were there - I actually think Santa has his second home in Disneyland - I am going to be looking for clues next time I go....
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
"chicken day is coming" so I better hurry.
and surveys say it will shorten my LIFE - wow that is a big price to pay!!
But I do love the quiet of the night and the feeling that I got sooooo much done at 4am!!
As my 15 years old daughter Grace said for her daily shout out today,
"don't let the Turkeys get you down
remember all your STUFF!"
Yes, I couldn't agree more!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It is fantastic! Monday nights dinner was actually prepared by Lucy, my 12 year old, and it was the BEST SOUP I have ever had.
(I know that I could be a bit biased but I am telling you it was PERFECT.)
Lucy informed us as we sat down to eat with 5 of our family and 3 of Will's (my tall second son) friends, that she had made a few changes and hoped that we liked it!!
It was amazing to see her smile and thrill as we each told her how much we loved it and then ate every bite and basically licked the pan!!!
She got the recipe from a new cookbook BLISS. - and JOY is the master chef behind the cookbook is as fun as the cookbook. The recipe she made was the Broccoli Cheese soup on page2 of the "entrees and dinners" section.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
SOOO I had to do one more HALLOWEEN post because
Anne Marie Roberts posted her Spooky (fabulous) living room and I FOUND gourds - Yahoo!! She has a blog called MELT by amr and it is so fun to follow.
Thanks Anne Marie for letting me share!!
I will be watching for Turkey's....
Monday, November 2, 2009
Yet, I am always a bit sad to see how fast time flies -I loved all the funny, happy, frustrating and hair-raising events that have transpired over the last month.
(I guess I don't LOVE all the frustrating parts, THAT much BUT without them I would NEVER have learned all that I NEEDED to learn - so I am grateful for THE FRUSTRATING PARTS after all) (?)
so....Good bye Halloween 2009-
I LOVE THANKSGIVING!!
START OFF THE MONTH WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE .
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Today I had the great honor to see "Christopher Columbus" interviewed by two news reporters from Mrs. Ross' 5th grade class. Jake, the caboose in our family, played the role of "Christopher Columbus", proudly telling his story of bravery and discovery. There was some heckling from the explorer Dias, who claimed that Christopher Columbus' discovery's were not nearly as "cool" as his discovery, finding the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa. Which Jake, oops, I mean Columbus retorted, "oh now you've gone too far...your discovery was an accident - ha". Then he sent Dias away so he could finish his interview. I learned something today as well as saw that Jake may have some "sweet acting skills."
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
You can see the family barn in the background -
Just like my husband said, a calendar picture everywhere we looked.
Here are the TURKEY gourds just picked from the field -
they look just as great in their natural form as they do as a TURKEY - I think...
It was a fantastic experience and I am back in the studio with excitment, ready to get Christmas going.....
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
and not even gain a pound!
This is Macy Wilcox's table - she always has a surprise when she brings her goodies
My couches are very scary with her "mummy pillows" adorning them!
contact Sara Christensen to get a couple - they are a MUST in your Halloween decor!!
Along with a Raven painting and sack of Halloween "Boo-ble" gum!
If you want to contact Sara - write me a comment and I will hook you up...
Monday, October 5, 2009
mummies just need to be “burned” and “wrapped” up for their debut at the Autumn Art Show.
Friday, October 2, 2009
A dusty box of 88 records are found in almost every basement – treasured keepsakes from our teenage years – or childhood years or for my kids their response is, “never heard of ‘em” anyway, if you are not planning to buy a “retro” record player or wait till your ship comes in and your scratched 88 of “The Partridge Family Up To Date starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy” has yet to sky rocket in price on ebay. How about make a WITCH HAT out of them. I also read how you can melt them in the oven and make a bowl – (if you are really daring)
The other cool thing to do is paint on them - your FRONT DOOR RECORD WREATHS will be the spookiest edition “in record” to your Halloween décor. And the bonus is if you get tired of them in a couple of years you can take them all apart and play such treasured titles as Pat Benatar, The Romantic Rachmaninoff, Waltzes For Dancing, The Mormon Tab Choir (several arrangements), Surf Punks Locals Only and Soft Cell Tainted Love.