Thursday, June 24, 2010

** + HEEERE's Tillie + **

On Monday, 6/21/10, we adopted this little girl and named her Matilda - Tillie for short! She is a 3 pound bundle of love and she is absolutely adorable! Spirit, our 6 year old kitty, isn't too sure about her yet, but she is keeping a close eye on this new addition to our home. Spirit circles Tillie and seems to be trying to figure out what this 'mini me' is all about! I tried to get some good pictures of Tillie, but as you may have guessed wth a 2 month old girl, she does not want to sit still when she is awake!! She has found things in the house that I have forgotten about and she is keeping us all on our toes!

Please stay tuned as we get to know Tillie a little more and I'm sure I will have stories to share!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

_+** Gearing up for Summer Heat **+_

Summer has definitely hit here in the Valley of the Sun! It is a 'double dip' kind of day! Hope everyone is staying cool and I wish you all a 2 scoop, melt in your mouth and dribble down your chin sort of day!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

++ A Little Bling ++

I took a class last weekend from Chelsea Stone ( and wanted to share the piece I made. We all had a great time and I may just try to make some of these on my own! It was my first attempt at jewelry, soldering, well, it was really my first attempt at all of this!

We cut the pieces of copper and silver with a jeweler's saw, then the real fun began! We learned how to stamp and texture our piece. A torch was used to solder. Patina was added to bring out the depth in the stamping. And we set the stone! Nobody was hurt in this production and Chelsea's studio is still standing! We did not burn it down with the torch - even though we were all just beginning!

If you are in the vicinity of Prescott, AZ, I highly recommend taking one of Chelsea's classes. You can learn so much in just a few hours! Hope you like it!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

**Very Special Birthday Cake**

A good friend of mine over at 'A Creative Dream' ( is having a birthday this month and she has our creative juices flowing!! We are supposed to come up with our own ideas for a birthday cake and share them with others!! This sounds like a good time to me! Happy Birthday, June!
Birthdays have always been special in my family, mom always made sure of that!! She created some of the best childhood memories for me with her surprises, games, parties, and those wonderful cakes!! Thank you, Mom! You are the best!! xoxo
I have another wonderful birthday surprise that I want to share with you here! These are pictures of a 'special cake' I received in 2001 on a flight up to New England! (Do you know which airline we were flying on - hint - I LUV this airline!!!) The plane was packed, we were heading up to see the beautiful colors of the Northeast in the fall, and one of the flight attendants called me to the front of the plane!! EEEKK! One thing you have to understand about me is that I do not feel comfortable in front of a large group of strangers - ALL EYES ON ME!!! My husband had mentioned that it was my birthday, the flight attendants went to work 'baking' me a cake, and it was presented to me, with everyone singing Happy Birthday!' As I walked back to my seat, I received gifts from different people - peanuts, swizzle sticks, napkins and even a few cans of pop (soda to some of you!)! Oh, did I feel the LUV!!!
Well here's to all of you celebrating your special days this month - and a piece of 'cake' from me! Trust me, it is nice, spongy and soft! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

_++*Bite Into Life*++_

'Bite into life and let its juices trickle down your lips...'

Here's wishing all of you a Happy June 1st!! May this month bring about some wonderful changes and some good news!