19 Apr 2015
Tags: Building, Construction, Costco, Helicopter, Photography, photos, Signs, transportation, Warehouse, Wholesale, Work
There’s a Costco being built just outside my neighborhood.
Last weekend as the girls & I were heading out to make a Dollar Tree run – we noticed a helicopter nearby.
At first I thought it was heading to the hospital.
Upon closer inspection I realized that it was at the Costco.
So- I made a U-turn & headed back home to fetch my camera.
And – I caught a few shots of men at work.
15 Apr 2015
in About Me, Photos
Tags: Acrylic, Amateur, Art, Blogging, Canvass, Flowers, Friendships, Inspiration, Painting, Photo, Skye, Spring
Hope all is well with everyone.
Before I get to my post – I was wondering if any of you that follow Skye at Sanctuary of My Heart or Oh, The Things We Shall See have heard from her recently?
I haven’t seen her post or visit since October.
I know that she was frequently on the WP & when she was going to be away – she’d mention it.
I’ve tried contacting her & no response from her.
I’m just hoping that she & her family are well.
Just over a week ago, Sylvia shared a post that included a painting that she was working on. I commented & mentioned that I had worked on something recently.
So – today I share with you MY SPRING MASTERPIECE!
As inspired by: Spring Flowers Vases
08 Apr 2015
in Family, Photos
Tags: Art, Christmas, Creativity, Diorama, Easter, Family, Fun, Hockey, Imagination, Leg Lamp, Peeps, photos, Sweets
Hi Peeps! ;)
This year the girls & I submitted a Peeps scene for a local Peeps event.
We didn’t place. But – we still have a chance with PEEPleS Choice.
Only time & votes will tell.
Regardless of the end results – we had fun working on our pieces & can’t wait to enter again next year.
31 Mar 2015
in Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist, Writing Challenges / Prompts
Tags: Humanity, Kindness, Love, Lucille Ball, Poem, Poetry, Quote, Writing Challenge
I’ve been invited by Celestine at Reading Pleasure
to write about love.
- Write about love using only 10 lines.
- Use “love” in every line.
- Each line can only be 4 words long.
- Nominate 10 or so others who are up for the challenge.
- Let them know about the challenge.
- Title the post, Love in Ten Lines
- Include a quote about love
*LoVe in Ten Lines
Love is truly priceless
Love gives life brightness
Kind gestures hold love
Genuine smiles hold love
Warm embraces hold love
Gentle kisses hold love
Friendly words hold love
Thoughtful prayers hold love
Love connects human bridges
Love grants magical wishes
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
I will leave this as an open nomination for any of you who would like to take on the challenge.
PeAce ☮, LoVe <3 , HapPiness :) , BleSings-
29 Mar 2015
in About Me, Family, Photos
Tags: Bread, Capirotada, Crucifixion, Desserts, Food, Lent, photos, Recipes, Sharing, Sweets, Symbolism, Tradition
Randy’s capirotada recipe
Last year I made capirotada for the first time.
Since it was simple & delicious – I decided to make this a yearly tradition in my household.
This year – Alexandria & Victoria helped me make it.
Once again – YUMMY!
24 Mar 2015
in Family, Photos
Tags: Art, Chalk Art, Children, Creativity, Drawing, Family, Frogs, Fun, Green, outdoors, Photo, Toads
Before the snow hit on Monday – we enjoyed a few nice days during the weekend.
It was nice enough that Alexandria & Victoria spent some time out in the backyard.
Here’s a piece of chalk art that put a smile on my face. Alexandria said that she drew it to go with the frog & toad theme that I have started in the garden area.
23 Mar 2015
in Nature, Photos, Rants
Tags: Monday, Nature, Photo, Rant, Snow, Spring, Trees, Weather, Winter
It’s the first Monday of spring & it’s snowing. 😱
Here’s an image that I captured this morning from the window in my area director’s office.
You may think that it’s pretty. And – if we were anywhere between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day – I would agree. But – winter ended on Friday. And – this is unacceptable! I don’t care how common this type of weather is this time of the year in the Midwest. I will forever complain about it & even more so when we are officially supposed to be in a different season.
Ok – weather rant over.
Now – You all go & have a nice day & a wonderful week. 😊
20 Mar 2015
in Nature, Photos
Tags: Garden, Green, Leaves, Nature, outdoors, photos, Seasons, Spring
Not much to look at – but after a long winter – I was super excited when I spotted these tiny green leaves sprouting through wood-chips in the backyard.