Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Baby Great Dane...
We had fun doodling in Stake Conference... We got permission from our Stake President :) Sorry L. spent almost the entire meeting exercising (taking laps around the building) so she didn't submit any art work for this post. It was a great meeting.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
an angel gets her wings!
These angels and more friends will be available in the
now.. or if you'd like to visit them in person there will be a boutique
December 7th at The Yard in Park City, Utah from 6-9 PM
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I made this as a Christmas Gift for one of my children... It looks like about hours worth of work, but no... it took about a day and a half to make these. I sure hope they become a favorite toy! Whew.
If you are nutty and want to make these too.. I used these free printables for the letters HERE... And, I love to use plastic poly pellets for the beans because it makes the toy washable, which we need around here, but you could use rice or beans if you wanted. I used two layers of cheap white flannel in between to make them hold their shape better and red thread so that the letters would look a bit outlined. Not difficult, just time consuming.
I love foamy soap at my house. It's not as hard on your skin as others soaps. But, it's about $3.00 a bottle last time I checked which would equate to almost $6.00 per week for my family. Pricey for soap. The thing is that the "foamy" is a property of the dispenser rather than the soap and it's easy to make. I buy this Dawn Pink Dragon Fruit because I like pink at my house, but you can make all kinds of colors.
Fill the empty containers with just under 1/4 to 1/2 inch of liqued soap and finish it off with warm water. This brings your price closer to 29 cents per bottle. And it makes it so that you don't have to buy anti-bacterial handsoap.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
I have no idea why, but this treasury has received about five times as many hits as the White Western Treasury that made the front page (which is a big deal.. I'm still giddy about it). Maybe people want to look at happy things. But, one thing is for sure. These are vendors who do the most excellent work a rare and beautiful thing in this world.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I don't wear perfume. I don't like it when others wear perfume because they wear too much or they try on every single one on the counter (MOM!) or the kind they wear gives me a headache.. I wore this stuff today. It smells really good and it doesn't give me a headache. I like it. Good job Jennifer!
Who joins a scooter gang whose mission is to Feng shui everything and make it beautiful... umm.. I'd LOVE to! :)
The themes of being divorced, down-sized and broke are pretty depressing, but they are reality for so very many people around our country right now. The answer to healing our broken country has a lot to do with healing it's homes.. but a Feng shui scooter gang couldn't hurt. See it!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
These words written by Tony Snow gave me some comfort 10 years ago.. I think it's appropriate to re-post them...
Good and evil almost never express themselves as harshly and clearly as they did Tuesday morning. People we don't know slaughtered people we do, and they did it with contemptuous glee.
Yet, even as clouds of dust and smoke rose from the from the rubble, even as family members tortured by hope and doubt took to the streets with pictures and pleas; even as mobs celebrated in Gaza, Cairo and Bagdad something shook itself to life.
That something was a sense of ourselves. Kindness flourished amid the flames. A couple carried a disabled man down 68 flights of stairs. A priest crouched to give last rites as a mighty tower collapsed and the hand of God closed about him. A man and woman, their hope gone, held each other and leaped. A solitary candle, a flag, a tear. These are the tokens of our renewal.
The United States had a spirit even before it had a name-- one of faith and freedom; of ambition tempered by public piety. We once were a nation of neighbors and friends. We are again today. We were once a nation of hardship-tested dreamers. We are again today. We once were a nation under God. We are again today. Our enemies attacked one nation,. They will encounter another for they underestimated us.
Today, in our grief and rage; our determination and hope, we have summoned what is best and noblest in us; The kinship that awes our enemies and friends alike. We are again -- Americans.
Sunday, September 16, 2001 Tony Snow
Friday, September 09, 2011
The only reason to watch this film is to see how truly ridiculous a film can be. Bogart's character accidentally KILLS 3 people during the LONG saga.. But, don't worry he shrugs it off pretty well as does Bacall's character, THE weird girlfriend. Bad luck can happen to anyone ... right? This film drove me crazy from the start, but I kept watching because I just couldn't believe that these 2 very fine actors would participate in this cinematic train wreck.. it's started to be funny by the end. Who wrote this?? Cinematography .. weird ..F. Acting F. Script.. what's worse than F? Skip this.. and see Key Largo instead.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Photo credit Salt Lake Magazine and more info HERE...
Thanks to my friend Sarah, when I saw the ad in the paper about the Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Championships... I tore it out and saved it. We don't have a dog, but my kids are big dog lovers. I have to say that I thought attending this event was one of the more amazing things I've seen in my lifetime. I'm a total novice so a little patience... this is what I saw. People release these wild sheep about 400 yards up the mountain and the trainer commands his dog via whistle and vocal commands to drive the sheep down the mountain through a series of obstacle courses.. including shedding (which means splitting the group of 5 in to two groups of 2 and 3) and then finally penning them. It was amazing to see how smart these dogs were and the relationship between trainer and dog and what they were able to accomplish together. Truly inspiring!!
It was hot up there and I will come prepared next time (WE WILL BE THERE NEXT YEAR!) with.. camp chairs, ice, more water, hats and umbrellas for everyone. I might even pack a picnic although there is really delicious and tempting food up there.. not a lot of healthy choices though and if you're staying all day.. you could use a carrot or something.
This event is a testament to excellence... something I love to see. And, it has further added to my prejudice that Utah is the best place in the whole world largely because so often people who are excellent at what they do come here and share their talents with us. Thank you.. amazing people!
They also have a diving competition for just your average dog, which my little one thought was hilarious and everyone else enjoyed. This whole day was a surprise for little c who thought it was one of the best days of her life... Great fun!