Blogger recognition award.

Thank you Mel at decorcraftdesign for nominating me for this award. If you aren’t a follower of Mel’s please check out her site for some creative ideas. I am always a big fan of crafters and artists out there in the world making everything so nice and pretty with all they do. Then on top of…

Quick trip to Our Little Red House

Time to start thinking about winter so we headed up north to get things ready for the Winter season coming up. We had some weeds to clear out and I was happy to see some purple morning glories still hanging around our old fence. They will be gone soon but the apple trees in town…

Pumpkin hunting in Arizona

Halloween is just around the corner and I needed to get some pumpkins for our yearly tradition of carving a jack-o’-lantern. Even though my kids are no longer kids, ones 18 the other 20, I don’t care…I love pumpkins. I think I will always stay a kid at heart. My home is always going to…

Hiking an Arizona desert after a rainstorm…part two.

Once we headed back from walking Waterfall Trail at the White Tank Mountains, we decided to drive around the park, which is huge. The rain clouds were all around the mountains. It reminded my husband of Ansel Adams photos from the 80’s. There were a couple photographers out that morning taking photos. Every now and…

When it rains it pours… an Arizona waterfall.

    Okay, I was getting a little stir crazy being cooped up after my surgery and decided I needed some good old fashioned nature healing. I am so blessed and thankful to God, my surgeon Dr. Brian Rizzo, the nurses, and the hospital staff for my recovery. Also to my friends, family and blogging…

 DIY- A whole assortment of pumpkin baskets.

Since I was making baskets anyway (link to post on cat baskets) figured I might as well continue and make some pumpkin themed baskets as well. I did some rope baskets like this one with black button eyes. This one was done in the more traditional Jack-O-Lantern style. Some of my weaving with pipe cleaners….

DIY- Cat baskets for Halloween treats

Time for my basket fix. Yep, I have always been a basket fan, so one day I decided to look up how to make them. I was getting a little tired of always buying them. I am always on the hunt for baskets. My family puts up with it because they know my basket stash…

   DIY- Stuffed pumpkins

YES! Finally…time for some fun Fall crafts. I have been waiting all summer for this. Now don’t get me wrong, I love summer but I love the cooler months more. Hiking weather is coming up now, so I am looking forward to that too. To get in the Fall mood I picked up this old…

 Living in a magazine.

It has been almost a century since that magazine I looked through was first published. The pages are crumbling and tearing easily now. I did not think ahead to the future when I first touched that old magazine in the rock house. I would have never imagined that some day I would be sharing it with…

Happy October everyone

It’s here. It’s finally here. If you live in Phoenix you will understand that sentence completely. Phoenicians everywhere are relieved those summer months are behind us. October in Phoenix Arizona is a very happy time. Summer time in this city can be brutal, so glad we are through that. It has been awhile since I have…