September 6, 2010

I'm back!

I miss writing. I stopped blogging for a few reasons. 1. I need to go private, for personal reasons. 2. blogging is a journal/ thearpy for me and I just type, it's all a rough draft! I got several comments about typos or the draftiness of it so I quit. I usually blog late night ie after midnight I'm tired and just wanting to get life down for my kids. I have decided If you don't like how I write in draft from DON'T READ IT! Certainly don't go tattle. I'm an adult, I pay my own bills!

I've been blessed this summer. We have has so much fun.
We've been GOIN!
(This was Clarissa's I'm going to fly from now on face. This was near IL on our way there! She really did great, was just tired after 2 days in the car.)
We have driven/ rode over 6,000 miles in my minivan!
We went from NV to MI and back.
by train to Chicgao (the kids and I had a grand adventure)

by bus- down the magnificent mile
by  bicycle taxi- back UPthe magnificent mile
by golf cart-The kids logged in miles around the lake and a great old cemetary.
 by boat around the lakes
by jet ski
by tube-around the lakes
by big boat on Lake Michigan for the big boys
Rode in a horse drawn carriage in Nauvoo
by wagon - in Nauvoo.
We did manage to keep our selves grounded (except for Kent)
The only thing we didn't ride were  planes and motorcycles (and after the accident I witnessed on US 12 in MI, I'll stay with 4 wheels)

I began this post weeks ago and well am adding more today! we had a blast. I was so sad to see our wonderful summer come to  an end. It was the kind of summer you'll remember forever.
I'm not sure what made it so great, maybe it's the kids getting older, maybe it was the feeling of the rite of passage driving to MI and back, maybe it was my feeling of gratitude that we both still have careers that afford us to travel and that we are both still working in this ugly economy.  None the less it was wonderful. 

June 27, 2010

WIN a classic Miche shell

I'm so pumped about the July new MICHE releases that I'm going to give one away. Go to, register for a MICHE account. I can see who registered all my registered customers will be in a drawing for a free shell. Ladies don't wait we have new luxe shells. check out the site to see shells in all sizes...

June 24, 2010

Come see me this weekend

Our Las Vegas Crafters Guild is hosting a summer show this Friday and Saturday. Please come by to see and shop all the beautiful handmade creations from our members. From altered art, bags and bows, to jewelry, miniatures, and more. Start your Christmas shopping early!  (thanks Crystal, I just copied your post)

May 30, 2010

Summer Salad Recipe Exchange

Hello friends your invited to come join the fun. I have sent out facebook invites and am working on getting them printed and out. If you haven't gotten one but, want to come just send me your recipe and join us. 

I have left off my address as I don't want the world to know where we live.
Hope to see you on the 10th!

March 15, 2010

Kits for Saturday

LUCKY, SPRING, Easter block kits are $10.00 completed sets are $16.00

Countdown Kits are $10.00 Completed are 18.00. Disney and other countdowns are available as well.

March 11, 2010

National Craft Month

You are Invite to come Celebrate National Craft Month
Hairbows * Heritage Makers* Children’s Cloths * Vinyl* MICHE*
Custom orders welcome Get your Easter bows ordered!
Saturday March 20th 1-8pm
at my house. Post a comment for directions.
or call 702 245 2214
*Tonia Browner, Heritage maker Rep will be have product available.
craft kits that will be available.
New kits will be added during the week.
Kits so far are BE MINE, LUCKY, LOVE, Easter, Spring,
*Tables will be set up so you can work on your own craft projects, or one you purchase that day.
The latest in MICHE bags will be available too. Come see the bag with endless possibilities. See more MICHE -
If you have not seen MICHE bags, you are truely missing out. Come try one on Saturday.

March 1, 2010

going private

I haven't posted in a while not becuase my life hasn't been full of adventure cause it has more becuase. I don't know who's reading this.

So I guess my title says it all. I'm going private. It's not that I care who reads but, some recent events have caused me to think I may not want some people I know to know what I'm doing. Long story.

Just comment with your e mail and I'd be happy to figure out out to invite you. I still need to figure out the whole private thing.

wish me luck.

we still have girl scout cookies if anyone needs some.

January 17, 2010

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!

(Picture of Clarissa selling cookies at her Grandpa's house) She wishes she could go to all her Grandparents houses. Her first 3 attempts were unsuccessful then she asked her grandpa and her friends grandma who said YES. She then exclaimed. Grandparents must like to buy cookies from Girl Scouts.

Clarissa is selling Girl Scout cookies - we are taking orders right now
The cookies will be in the end of Feb. They are $3.50 a box. If you don't live close and are not coming to visit in the next few months you can still support Clarissa in her cookie sales with Cookies to troops. You can buy boxes of cookies from Clarissa that will then be sent to men and women in the Armed Forces. Send cookies to those who are fighting for our freedom. It's still only $3.50. Clarissa has a goal to sell 20 boxes to the troops. You'll just need to send a check to us and the Girl Scouts will get the cookies to the wonderful men and women who are protecting our FREEDOM! Thank you to all who have served, are serving and will serve so that we can live in a FREE land!

January 12, 2010

Your kidding right??

I know long time no post and this is my returning post. I just about fell out of my chair a few minutes ago. This came from my favorite clothing store Gymboree!
Why do I love Gymboree NO GRUNGE! Sorry Can't/ won't do it!
I want my kids to look nice and like they didn't just come in from a dirt pile. Their clothes last! These pants look like they have been worn by for 2 years already!
If this is what they are selling we don't need new pants we have this. (Keep reading of my embarassment and you'll find out it's true)
Seriously, this will lead me to a story I was not going to share but, I will now to prove my point. We went to Disneyland (my favorite place on earth) the weekend before Christmas (My favorite holiday). As we were waling to the park I look at my adorable daughter's outfit and see a rip (much like the ones pictured above) on the seat of her pants. I about died, seriously those who know me know what restraint it took for me to not run and buy a new pair of pants. I was trying to stick to budget (which I did, I came home with cash in my wallet, yeah me!) I blamed it on those darn sparkly jeans from Children's Place that are cheap jeans and told Kent that's why we need Gymboree ones. Fast forward to the next day. She has on cupcake Gymboree jeans, They are 2 season old but, still fit and have cute stones on the bottom she loves. I look down half way though the day and their is a tear in a knee. I think I may have shrieked at this one. It was way to noticeable . I mean any stranger would have thought I dressed my poor daughter in rags, Kent tried to tell me it was OK, her bows and attire proved otherwise, I was truly mortified. I may have even hyperventilated. When I upload the photos I may share, but I still may be to embarrassed. Thankfully we were going back to the hotel soon and I then explained those jean are only for playing at home ONLY!
Kent then tried to convince me it was the STYLE!
I was not not buying and and thought he was just trying to make me feel better :). I guess my husband did know it WAS the style. I still don't like it and it still scares me. but I have to admit I do feel like maybe so many people weren't thinking I should have spent my money on clothes instead of Disney tickets. She was being stylish right? Only on accident. For the record I do not plan to let her wear the pants for anything but, play and I dye thinking of that. I just know she's going to make it somewhere in them.
I know I'm a snob, I don't mean to be. But, I NEVER wore clothes with holes in them and were weren't the richest. It's part of dressing for success, for life. Sorry guys I can't do holes in jeans, I hate faded jeans, Those who really know me know I hate jeans.(Clarissa should count herself lucky I let her wear them to school, as I don't like it) I have learned to like them over the past 15 years but, it was a challenge. It took a long time. I may get the snop of the year award if I tell you I only truly learned to wear them when I got a great pair of Ralph Lauren jean. I loved those jeans, They got a hole and went bye, bye:(. I also tell you they cost me $7.50 brand new at Macy's. They were originally over $100.00. The price was the only reason I bought them and then I fell in love with them. I still wish I could find that bargin again!
P.S. I am starting to feel human agin. Hoping to feel better soon and catch up on everything including bloggin.