Thursday, December 30, 2010

******* HaPpY 2011 !!! *******



It's getting closer! 2010 is almost gone and here it comes!! Wait for it - __++*** 2011! Yee Hah! Yippee! All that noise!! Time for a 'fresh start!'


I have spent a lot of time this past year trying out different "skins to be in" and I think I am figuing out which one I like!!! The current one fits well, is on the right path and I think it is a keeper - for now anyway!!! (insert very wide smile and wink here!) That being said, it has led me to some fun and exciting choices! I'm looking forward to sharing some of these stories with you next year and hope to hear some of yours, too!


To my current blogger friends, thank you for sharing your lives with me this year! You are all very special to me! And to my new blogger friends, I'm looking forward to meeting you soon!


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

**** MERRY CHRISTMAS! ****

Sending out holiday wishes and hope that you are having a Blessed and Merry Christmas!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

** Christmas - AZ Style! **

Happy Holidays to all of you out there! I'm sure that many of you are ready for the busy week ahead, no matter how you celebrate! I wanted to share some of the activities that we have been taking part in here in the desert!!


We went to a Pointsettia Festival and I had no idea that there are so many different colors to choose from! There were rows and rows of these gorgeous, bright blooms!





And if you happen to be in a blue mood, they had a color for you, too!!







While driving through a downtown area one night, we happened to notice this big, beautiful Christmas tree! Now, you may be asking, 'How does an evergreen grow so well in the desert???" Well.... if you look closely, you will see!



Yep, spray painted tumbleweeds!!! A big pile of the tumblers were stacked up, tied together, and sprayed with white paint and glitter! I guess you have to do what you have to do!!!


So, as we are chillin' here in the desert, having our celebration our way, I hope all of you are healthy and happy! May you have your own Silent Night, may your days be Merry and Bright, and may you feel the LOVE of family and friends around you!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!





























Thursday, December 16, 2010

*** Do You Hear Sleighbells??? ***



Winter is here and it is time for a sleigh ride with your honey!! This piece was inspired by one of my favorite songs for this time of the year! Of course, I also LOVE getting out and going for a ride myself! Ah, nothing says Christmas like a brisk ride in the open mountain air! Or, in my case, open desert air! :)
I finished this necklace recently and just added it to my website. I have been busy getting things organized (ha ha ha!) and ready for the holidays! Doing a little baking, a little more shopping, a little decorating, you know the routine! We put our lights on the house outside a few weeks ago and sweat up a storm! It was 80 degrees out there - hard to get into the swing of the season! We decided to skip the big tree this year and put up a small, fabric one instead! If you remember, we have an energetic kitten that LOVES to climb, and we didn't want to deal with that right now. I am pretty sure that Santa will still be able to leave our treasures around the tree that we do have - so all is not lost!!!


I hope all of you are getting ready to celebrate the season! Have you decked your halls yet???