I wanted to start this post by saying that it’s been a while since I’ve been someplace exotic, but then I remembered that in July we went to Alaska even though it was for only a couple of days. Working for an airline makes it easier to visit places near and far. So last week… Read More Costa Rica adventures
There are so many digital tools to help folks like myself who would love to be able to draw and paint, but despite the best efforts to silence the inner critic the fear of having the pencil or brush meet the perfectly white page is still lurking around. So for me this very cool and… Read More Paper53 doodles
So I have been thinking about an alternative to candy when the kids come trick-o-treating on Halloween. I made these ‘tea bags of bones’ as I was trying to come up with different things. They are a bit time consuming (all the cutting involved), so I am not sure about making a whole bunch, but… Read More Tea Bag of Bones – Halloween crafts
Happy Monday! A quick post on making some creepy earrings. You will need: Bugs (we got ours at the dollar store) Ear back studs (from the craft store) E6000 glue And voila!!! You can have a cockroach crawling up your ear.
Around these parts…… How about you? Do you decorate for Halloween?
Kids are on fall break for two weeks and I have three days off. Time to get the Halloween decorations out and get in the spirit. I realized I don’t have a Halloween wreath and decided to make one. A trip to the dollar store for a few supplies and here we go: Supplies: Metal… Read More DIY Halloween wreath on a budget
I had to return an overdue book at the Scottsdale library and since I was alone I decided to stop and checkout the Soleri Bridge (past attempts to do this with kids has resulted in comments that this would be boring). The bridge was designed by the late Paolo Soleri, an Italian architect who worked… Read More Exploring Scottsdale – Soleri Bridge
One of my favorite things to do is to use natural materials in my work. In the summers here in Phoenix we get a few monsoon storms. After a storm there is debris everywhere, branches, leaves, palm fronds (leaves). Although it’s annoying to have to clean your yard from all the junk the wind brought,… Read More Crafting with palm tree leaves
We like the outdoors and we are always on the lookout for new places, although we have favorites that we visit over and over. We were set on Mt. Lemmon last year, but about half way up, our car was struggling and we didn’t want to push it. There are many many many stops along… Read More Exploring Mt. Lemmon
It’s well past midnight on my day off. This would be the time I get off work so I am keeping my bed time routine just the same. A bowl of cereal, with a handful of almonds, a little snack before bed time. So I though I’d share a few thoughts that have been running… Read More 10 Reasons To Keep My Day Job