Arizona adventures-festival of lights

“ Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” For the past couple of years, my family and I take a road trip to the Besh ba Gowah archaeological site, about a mile away from Globe Arizona. This is an event I recommend to anyone visiting our state…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 12

Upcycled garden lights. Awww…so sad, last of the Christmas crafts. I can’t believe how fast it went by this year. Think it might be from watching that riveting impeachment all over the screens. Nah, just pulling your leg , that stuff is not only boring but incredibly heartbreaking to witness the divide it is causing…

12 days of christmas crafts…day 7.

Fabric candy canes Sometimes I will display toys around with my Christmas decorations like this adorable little teddy I picked up one day. I found some peppermint colored fabric at the dollar store and thought it would be so cute to add fabric peppermint sticks with this little teddy. I used a ruler as a…

12 Days of Christmas crafts…Day 4.

– snowman pin cushion This would make a cute gift for any seamstress in your life, or just a cute little snowman to sit on a counter. Supplies needed: Cream colored felt 3 assorted sizes of lids to trace and use as templates Sewing needle and thread, I used a large doll needle. Cotton stuffing…

My vintage wooden ornaments for 2019

Yep…it’s that time of year again, when I pull out all my beautiful tiny and a few broken wooden ornaments that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE collecting. If you have been a regular follower of mine then you have seen my yearly posts on my wooden ornaments I buy throughout the year. It is an out…

Dollar day do over- Snowman frame

Day 8 of blogmas, so many nice things to see out there. You guys are making the holidays fun with all your recipes, DIY’s, adventures and stories. It’s like a giant holiday magazine you buy to take home to look through while sipping on hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Thank you for that. I…

Shopping trip to a giant fabric store

A couple weeks ago, around the time of Halloween, my daughter needed some fabric for a Star Wars costume she was making and the best store in our city for fabric is a giant store here called SAS. It has been around for decades. We headed over to get ideas and stock up on some…

Grow the Gratitude Tag, Day 1

Rachel over at Rachel and fierce started up a Grow the Gratitude tag. Thank you Rachel for including me in such a great idea. We do need some positive out there in the world right now. Check out Rachel’s site and her post on her family. You have a beautiful family and I love how…

20 itty bitty houses at the art museum and a thank you to all veterans.

  Happy Veteran’s Day everyone. Thank you, to all the Veterans and first responders out there. For serving our country. For protecting others. For sacrificing time with your own love ones to help others. For helping to keep us all safe and for fighting for our freedoms. May only good things always come your way,…

Arizona Adventures- Ghost towns part 1

This one is a long one you guys…I really need to work on editing some of these pieces down. Not sure what I can cut out, so if you have time, read away. Usually ghost towns out here are old mining towns, with abandoned buildings and dried weeds everywhere, along with lots of dust and…