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Happy Hallowinter & Cookies!

Happy Hallowinter & Cookies!

Hello again and Happy Halloween! We have been getting slammed with snow here in the Rockies this week. I think we got roughly 12″ of snow this week. Crazy for October, even at 6,300 ft! Ellie didn’t mind so much and the mister worked from home a couple of days. I baked and painted and spent a few days in my jammies. I love this spooky little haunted house scene! It took a couple of days to sketch out and…

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Watercolor – A New Adventure… or Addiction

Watercolor – A New Adventure… or Addiction

Oh goodness.. another post! Can you believe it? I’m trying.. hehe! I started watercolor painting this late spring/summer on a whim. It looked fun so I figured why not.. so I pulled out the cheap-o Artist Loft brand paints from Michael’s that I used to use when I was with CTMH and started coloring stamped images again for cards. (Please bear with me as I re-learn formatting Blogger posts. They seem to have changed the way they do photos since…

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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

It’s no secret that I don’t like pumpkin… and since it is officially fall now we can talk about it! Ha! But I DO like pumpkin spice. You know why? Because there’s no actual pumpkin in it! It’s Pumpkin Spices (sometimes also called Pumpkin Pie Spice) – a blend of delicious spices, not pumpkin flavored spices. So many folks can be confused. Say it with me now, “pumpkin spice is not pumpkin.” Haha!  The pumpkin (pie) spice blend is a…

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New Beginnings, A Do-Over, Sadie & Ellie

New Beginnings, A Do-Over, Sadie & Ellie

I know it has been an eternity since I last wrote anything on this blog.  It’s been a crazy couple of years.  I took a needed break after we lost our Sadie.  I stopped creating and stopped writing.  It was a hard time. I don’t even know where to start back up again but I feel the draw to blog again… I don’t want to skim over important things, but at the same time I don’t want to take forever…

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Summer 2015

Summer 2015

It has been a rough summer here at our house. Brent was unemployed for three months (the company who hired him last fall was somewhat not so great) but just started working again a little over two weeks ago.  In July Sadie started having some health issues, which we treated and thought were resolved… until a week ago when we ended up in the vet  ER and found out she had a broken right humerus.  Last Tuesday she had surgery…

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Ladder Scarf Tutorial

Ladder Scarf Tutorial

Hello again! This post is a follow up to yesterday’s Frozen Scarf post.  I figured with all the photos it would be better to split it into two posts and keep the tutorial separate. This is the scarf I shared yesterday: Today I am going to give you a very basic tutorial to make this scarf.  Disclaimer:  I have never written a pattern/instructions for crocheted ANYTHING… but this is so ridiculously easy that I don’t think I can mess it…

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside… A Scarf Inspired by Frozen

Baby, It’s Cold Outside… A Scarf Inspired by Frozen

While much of the country is freeezing their bums off covered in a blanket of snow, here in Colorado we have been enjoying a lovely, sunny 57* – 63* most of the past week.  (Mind you, we had a visit from the great Polar Vortex just prior to this faux Spring, so it’s been much welcomed, and a tease, because I know what is coming….) Remember this sneak peek? I know I promised I was working on the post for…

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Spice, Spice, Baby

Spice, Spice, Baby

Since moving to Colorado I have been working part time as a professional organizer with my friend, Christa, at Peace Together Spaces.  It has been a lot of fun and fills my need to “sort and purge”.  Organizing other people’s spaces is a lot of fun and easier for me than organizing my own spaces (no emotional attachment to things).   Today I wrote a post for the PTS blog… let’s get those spice cabinets organized, peeps! Check it out by…

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