Thursday, July 31, 2008

ohio state fair time~

we went to the OHIO STATE FAIR today and here are a few of the pictures!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

sunday class~

my talented sweet friend~sharon held am impromptu class yesterday in her studio and this is what we created


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

sally jean rocks~

here is the room we stayed in for the class. we stayed in a nice b&b in ypsilanti, michigan
the room totally matches my handbag sitting on the bed, everthing was purple, my fav color!

julie and lani at this great thai restaurant that the locals recommended
lani flew in from nova scotia to take sally jeans class!
if you ever get the chance to take a sally jean class, be like Nike and

sally jean and hubby-brad rock!
they are so wonderfully kind and generous
and answered any questions about supplies, paint, glass cutting,
you name they would answer...
she is know ranked in my top fav teacher lists.
i just loved the whole experience
and here are the results, now they arent polishedbut i love how they turned out
especially this big girl!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

much needed road trip~

we are headed out again for another short roadtrip to ann arbor michigan for
my class "soldering for virgins "
sally jean..
i do know how to solder, but the chance to be taught some new tricks
by the"sally jean" is something i have always wanted to do!
so we are loading up the car adn headed up north
staying in a cute B&B..
julie will be packing her bike as she plans to ride while i am at class in
her favorite park up there...
tonight is a reception for sally jean at the
found gallery
which we will be attending with our
good buddy lani from nova scotia..
she flew in to take a class with sally jean too..
plus her sister lives in ann arbor..
we met lani a couple years again at artfest
and have remained best friends ever since then...
so will post more later with more pictures!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


thanks to all who left comments and privately emailed me on the tragic loss of our kitty-wilma..

the loss of a beloved pet is never never easy even when you have many like we do...


Saturday, July 12, 2008

sweet wilma jolene~

we will miss our black velvet hunter
2005 -2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

aussie baby~

picture courtesy of julie h.look at this beautiful surprise necklace i received in the mail from my australian pal-julie
i cannot stop looking at it, it is beautiful and i love that the baby has moveable arms and the colors are some of my favorite
it is certainly a treasure to hold dear to my heart....
thank you~julie!!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

sunday roundup~

these journals are from our good friend~lani from nova scotia..
we are both in a round robin with her and ellen and i suggested strongly that lani should make our journals that we would use since she has a marvelous knack for making journals!!

well when i received these in the mail i was so blown away, they are so beautiful and how perfect that mine is the dark haired girl and julies is the blonde headed little girl.....

so in the meantime, lani also nominated me for the arte y pico award which is an award "to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and their talents"..which is an honor considering lani is so talented herself ......

thank~you you, LJ!

Friday, July 04, 2008

happy 4th of july~

wow, I CANNOT BELIEVE we are in JULY already~~

as usual for the least 40yrs, we have had some kind of representation

from our family sitting on the corner of mound and remington...

this year was no different......

me, julie, my mom, heather, kevin & kayon

and my nephew -


who is visiting from

san francisco

for the summer...

all made it out this year even in the rain

and it was just as fun as ever..

em and my mom

group picture below

this was my favorite float

then the float pooped and there was some guy scooping it up, hilarious!!!!

hoping your 4th of july was family infused with lots of good fun and conversation and ends

with a



we will be sitting watching our neighborhoods fireworks production!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

im back~

julie got home a few hours ago picked me up from work and headed home

with a pepperoni & cheese pizza just in time to watch cesar milan-

"the dog whisperer"

on QVC...

okay, that is one of my dirty secrets, I love QVC!!!

anyway, enough of that piece of info!

onward and upward..

julie toured the winery named castle di amorosa

it is a reproduction of a castle built to the exact standards of how they were built

back in the 10 to 17th century...

meaning the castle and the interior were done by hand...

go to the website and check it out...

these are the 3bottles that she brought home for us to try...

we have been getting into wine a little more as

we went to an in home wine party that is based out of napa
and the wine, most of it I LOVED and we are having our party next month!!
it was awesome and quite reasonable!!!

okay that is it for tonight!