Monday, March 29, 2010

Two peas in a pod ..

... thats what we are! Terri and I .... ever since we met in 2002. We met working a scrapbook show in Mesa for Club Scrap, and we've been best of friends ever since.

She arrived Friday evening ... and i had every intention of recording each day with photos posted here, but we've been going 100 mph since she arrived ... thank goodness she's taking pictures ... because I keep forgetting!

We browsed through my scrapbooks yesterday morning .... a real walk down memory lane! It really reminded me why I love making scrapbooks full of photos AND journaling. There was so much detail information in the journaling that we might have otherwise forgotten .

We're making amazing stuff! Hitting lots of antique stores! Running here and there ... and having a blast!

I'll eventually get around to posting some photos ... but for now ... well, we've got big plans for today!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

An afternoon in Paradise!

A walk on the beach ... or a horseback ride .... both accomplish the same thing for me .... a complete mental cleansing.

I used to own horses, and do alot of trail riding, but that was in another life. I haven't had the opportunity to go riding for awhile. But a friend called me last month .... said she had gotten some discount coupons for Cave Creek Outfitters ... 50% off on a two hour ride!! I was all over that one.

The first two times we had the ride scheduled, we got rained out .... but this time ... the weather was perfect! So worth the wait .... 75 degrees, a nice breeze, sunny skies ... and a desert green and blooming!

Such a great time ... and I'm not even sore today!! Well, except for where my leg got a little too close passing a cactus ... but I got all the needles out!

Jake was a great ride ... he likes to rub his belly on scrub brush ... I could always tell when he was "eyeing" a good one ... and had to direct him the other way!

The desert is a beautiful place!

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nuances de Printemps

Hmmm, I don't know what that means actually ... but it sure was a good time!

My friends, Tiffanie, Linda and I headed to Carol Wingerts this past Saturday morning for this event. We were greeted at her front door with this ....

We were there to experience a special day creating one of her heirloom books in the quaint surroundings of her backyard paradise.

We stepped onto the patio where Carol had place settings for 15. Each setting had this fabulous metal tin filled with antique and new buttons, lace, findings, flowers, trims ... all the makings for a fabulous book. The center pieces on each table held alot of her own personal stash items and trims that we could pick from as well.

We started the morning with homemade pastries and breads, fresh coffee, hot tea ... fresh tulips and the eiffel tower. Later in the day we had salad and pasta for lunch, and the afternoon was full of some of the yummiest cookies ever!!

We each had a darling handmade flower for our name tag.

Carol gave us an overview of her book, and some instruction on making some florals and other embellishments that went into the book. Then we just started creating ..... it was awesome!

Carol had a little shopping area set up for us as well .... she knew we all love to shop and we were all so inspired. We all walked away with a bag full of treasures to add to our books, as well as recreate another!
Here's the whole group that attended .... from Virginia, Texas, California and Arizona.
Thank you Carol for a fabulous day, for opening your home to all of us and sharing your amazing creativity and talents!