Thursday, February 27, 2014

A card

I recently saw a quote that I found through  I followed a link to their Pinterest board and that's when I saw the quote.
Any way, the quote was perfect for someone I know who is going through a rough spell. I used the quote to make that person a card.

The picture of the rose was added after I took the picture of the card. I inserted the rose to cover up the original picture I had on the card but I think the rose works just as nicely.

On the inside I added the serenity prayer and a spot for them to add their own "just for today"

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My prize package.

I recently entered a giveaway at Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom and I won.

My prize came in the mail a few days ago

On the giveaway post she showed a project she made withe these. The bricks are little styrofoam pieces that have  been painted and the sky is the limit on what you can make with them.  Now I highly doubt that I will assemble the solar system but I may find something to do with those foam balls.
My dilemma right now is that I just don't know what to make with the bricks.  Any suggestions?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Looks can be deceiving

Saturday I looked out the window and it was such a beautiful day. The sky was blue and the sun was shining.
Of course since all the snow was melting off it was a bit on the ugly side but need I repeat, the sun was shining.

I knew it wouldn't take much to convince Duke to go for a walk

Hold everything. We are turning around and going back inside.

The wind was blowing like crazy and it was COLD.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Why the blog has been sleeping

Also known as yet another of her excuses.

The one and only excuse my mom is giving for not blogging the last several days is that she just wasn't in the right frame of mind for it. Whatever.

But hey, the bright side to all of this is that she just might possibly be back at it and you get to see me.

I'm giving you a sleeper pose to go with the title. Very effective don't you think?  Happy Monday, now get out there and have a great start to the day

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dogs in black

You all know the cute and lovable side of Duke. You've seen him all sweet and freshly groomed and you've seen him shaggy and cute.
You've seen him in pictures like this

And of course who wouldn't have sweet dreams with a cute little guy like Duke to cuddle up with

There is however a more serious side of Duke that you aren't aware of. Not only is he dedicated, handsome and hard working but he is the newest and most valued member of the Men in black team.

These were all done on the AdornPic website.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I think my diet is working

I think that maybe all that exercise and watching what I'm eating is starting to pay off. I took a picture in my new dress and it fit pretty good.

I was feeling so good about how much weight I lost that I even entered a beauty contest. Obviously I was wearing a wig and had a bit of a problem keeping my own hair tucked up under there but everyone was really nice about it and said that maybe it would start a new trend.

I'm blaming this post on Sandra from Mad Snapper She's the one that told me about a new website for photo editing and I had to go check it out. These were done on AdornPic. I've got more but I'll save them for tomorrow

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What a fruit

Which is worse being called nutty or fruity?

Well either way I'm staying away from the nuts, there's just too much fat in those suckers and I blew my diet big time yesterday.

I think today I shall have some fruit.

A banana...

....or maybe an orange.

Best of all if I can't decide then I can have both.

Monday, February 17, 2014

That's what owl do

Even though it's Monday owl manage to make it through the day.

Internet connection has been slow to non existent the last few days so owl get to as many visits and emails as I can

Owl be running out of pictures in a couple of days to use on the blog so owl have to scramble to come up with some new material.

Owl quit now since this is pretty lame.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tiptoe through the tulips

Since I'm so tired of winter and snow I thought a little touch of spring was in order.

I sat down yesterday and grew a couple tulips.

I did two of them but didn't take the picture of the second until later and since it was so dark it didn't come out so well.

Here's one for you.

Think spring everyone. It can't be that far away

Saturday, February 15, 2014

For lack of something better

I haven't got much of anything to show you or tell you today so I thought I would talk about a few things on my kindle.

A book I recently finished

I can't really say that this was the absolute best book I've ever read but I enjoyed it because of the characters that had me laughing out loud  several times throughout the book.

On the other hand there was this book

In my opinion it wasn't even worth keeping on my kindle. It starts right off with an overly descriptive and gruesome murder. A good majority of the books I read are murder mysteries but this one I just couldn't stomach. Less than a dozen pages in you meet the two female police detectives, one is obviously gay and the conversation between the two of them is far too pornographic in my opinion. I had to close this one.

Finally we have an app that I have been using to track what I've been eating. It's called Lose It.

I put in what I eat and it tracks my calories, fat, carbs and protein. It also tells me throughout the day how many more calories I can eat.

You can also track your exercise as well.  So far this is working pretty well for me. It keeps me from cheating and it's nice to know how much I really am eating.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

While I'm heading off to work this morning Duke will be heading out for a very important date.  Thanks to the help of Sandra from Mad Snapper Duke was fitted for a tux

Doesn't he look handsome?
I suppose you're wondering why he's so dressed up. Well he's flying to Florida today because he will be escorting Baby to the ball at Mad Snapper. I'm sure it's going to be a fabulous affair.

That Baby sure is one lucky gal to have two handsome escorts. She'll be the envy of all the girls

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cup of tea

Do you notice anything odd about this cup of tea? Aside from the fact that it looks a bit foamy on the top that is. I think that's from the artificial sweetener I put in there.

Did you say the tea bag looks different? You're right it does. It's pyramid shaped.

I bought it for the flavor because  I really do like chai tea and cinnamon spiced chia sounded very yummy.

The pyramid tea bag is pretty neat though. It's a heavier material than what most tea bags are made from. For clarification, this is not a sponsored post. I bought the tea bags, enjoyed the tea and needed a subject for a blog post

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There's his sign

Another day another post about something I got at the dollar store. I happened to be walking down the isle where they have their picture frames and their wall decor and saw a sign for Wade.

It's perfect and it's now hanging above the steps leading down to the man cave. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I just love the dollar stores. I especially like it when they have these boxes that look nice and serve a purpose. I bought these all at different times and none of them match but I like them anyway. They keep stuff organized on my sewing table and they look pretty.

The top one holds all the accessories for my sewing machine. The middle one holds assorted tools, and the bottom one holds all my embroidery thread spools.

And what I like most about them is they aren't snow colored.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mom's mojo

Silly human stuff like mojo mean nothing to me. I don't have to make excuses about losing it.

I play when I want to play, I sleep when I want to sleep, I bark when I want to go outside.

Mom says she has different mojos for different things. She has a crafting mojo, a cleaning mojo an exercise mojo and who knows how many others there are. Now she's saying that they don't play well together and only one will work at a time. Right now the fitness mojo is on duty so the crafting and cleaning mojo have gone on vacation. Oh brother! What will she come up with next

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lights and teddy bears

You know you've been spending too much time cooped up inside when you take pictures of things like teddy bears and electric candles and then combine them

And why exactly did I do something like this?

Just because I could. That and because I didn't feel like doing anything else at the time and it just sort of happened.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Isn't that one of the nicest words you've ever heard? It ranks right up there with Sunday.

I was on such a good roll with posting every day again this year until yesterday. Thursday night I got home from work, did my wii workout, had dinner, got a shower and then I  made the mistake of sitting down on the couch. I finally decided at 8:00 pm that I should go to bed and call it a day.

It's been a while since you've seen Duke so he said I should give you a picture of him today. I asked him if he wanted to pawtograph it for you but he declined.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hit again

We got hit with more snow yesterday. I really have had enough. I had to shovel when I got home from work yesterday before I could pull the car in the driveway.  I had almost the whole driveway shoveled, with just the last couple feet at the end where all the really heavy stuff from the snowplow is, when a friend of Wade's showed up to plow.  Would have been nice if he would have gotten there 15 minutes sooner but at least he saved me from doing the worst of it.

The cross in my neighbors back yard is her clothesline pole.

Turned the picture to black and white and comparing the two, I see that the first one really didn't have much color in it to begin with.

I am so ready for some color.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mii, Wii and Duke

I was turning into a very lazy, very achy, old lady couch potato. I wasn't happy with myself at all. Not only had I gotten lazy but I was gaining weight and I was not making time for other things besides the computer and the tv.

I made the decision that I need to divide my time a whole lot better. I need to make time for cleaning my house, getting off my butt and exercising and working on craft projects.

I got a good start on the house but still a long way to go there. I haven't done too many craft projects other than finishing up some projects left over from Christmas.

I have done very well with the getting off my butt and exercising. I pulled out my Wii and dusted it off. It's been several years since I've used it but the last week and a half I have used it almost every day.

I was only slightly offended when it continually told me I was unbalanced and overweight.

So far I'm really enjoying my daily workouts and what started out as a 15-20 minute workout is now up to 45.

Here's my Mii weighing in and getting ready to train. Of course Duke is right there with me. He can't do the exercises but he can weigh in with me.

I don't know if this is helping with weight loss just yet but I do know that the exercising is making a difference in how achy and tired I was feeling. I've got way more energy. Now if I can just keep it going.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I spent too much time goofing off and now all I have for today is nuts.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thanks Phil

Yesterday was Ground Hogs day and in these parts it's Punxsutawney Phil who makes the decision on whether we have to endure another 6 weeks of winter or not. Well naturally Phil saw his shadow so we'll be waiting a little longer on spring (like it would be any different if he didn't see his shadow)

Anyway, when I woke up yesterday morning I really didn't need a groundhog to tell me that it was still winter, it was pretty obvious. When I headed out to the store I pulled out my cell phone to take a picture.

At the end of my street there is a wooded lot and I couldn't help pulling over and taking another picture. The trees covered in white were so pretty.

On my way back home there were so many pretty sights I could have spent all day taking pictures but I only had the phone with me. There were no cars behind me so I stopped right in the middle of the road and took another quick one

Sunday, February 2, 2014

cakes gone wrong

I can't say that I've never messed up a cake order but I know I've never messed up this bad.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Thought for the weekend

This is on the top of a box that I have sitting in my craft room. It's there to remind me. This weekend, believe me, I will love each moment because Monday comes around far too quick.
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