Monday, November 5, 2012

I Hate to See the Sky

I don't like to look up and see sky when I'm standing on my deck. Seeing sky means there is less tree, and it just reminds me that there is going to be less and less tree as the days go by. Our tree has been going downhill for the last few years so Mom and Dad have decided to take it out. This is the globe willow that was planted before Kurtis was born It is the tree that provides excellent shade in the summer and snow protection in the winter. It is the tree that we've watched baby robins grow up in. It is the tree that I loved to climb and still wanted to climb even after I fell from thirty feet up in it, breaking the bone fusions in my back and injuring both ankles. Of course, it is also the tree I've been terrified of in the snow and wind. Branches tend to fall off of it, and the branches that fall have been bigger and bigger lately because of how sick it has gotten. Earlier this year, a huge branch came inches from crashing through Kurtis' bedroom window! So, it really isn't safe to keep, but that doesn't mean I won't miss it. I am going to miss it A LOT, probably even more when summer comes again.

The view from our deck last year...

Did you see the young robin in the middle?

The view from our deck this morning...



 It is a beautiful Autumn day, but I still hate to see the sky. :( 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Annie's Memorial

We had to have Annie put to sleep on October 5th. She has been a very good friend to me, and I will miss her dearly. Here is the memorial I made in her honor.

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By the way, the music is Lullaby by Gary Stadler.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Never...It's What I Do


Hi all! I was going to title this blog, "Late...It's What I Do" then wish you a Happy 4th of July. However, the more I think about it, "Never" is actually what I do. I keep having these great ideas of things to blog about. I've even taken pictures specifically for my blog, but I never actually get the pictures and ideas to my blog. If I remember right, I told you when I started this that I suck at blogging. Now you can see what I mean!

Anyway, since I'm such a flake, I'll end this blog with some of the pictures I took specifically for blog entries that never got written.

Welcome to Carrot Land (Dad worked really hard to help me get a section of the garden ready to grow better carrots.)



Happy 4th of July! (Jeremy and I went to the parade with G&G H then we went to Aunt Karen's for a BBQ. It was great!)





Damn ants! (They ate most of my radishes before they could grow, and chomped up the last three as well. Please pray for my purple carrots. I got rid of most of the ants, but I'm still worried about my precious carrots!)


That is all for now. Hopefully, it won't take me this long to blog again. Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Easter!

Okay. Maybe it is a little late for "Happy Easter!" or extremely early depending on how you look at it, but I've finally finished the Easter 2012 video I've been working on since Easter. Granted, I've been busy with other things like helping Mom recover from her wrist surgery, but still...It took FOR-EV-ER! Enjoy!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review of February's Z Box

What is a Z Box? A Z Box is a box of samples from various shops on Zibbet.com. The items you may find in a Z Box vary month to month. I've opened a grand total of four Z Boxes and one Z Bundle (smaller version of the Z box). Each time there has been something new. If you like surprises and discovering new handmade shops, a Z Box is a great buy! If you own a Zibbet shop, it can also be a great way to advertise your products. I was in Z Box a few times when I had a shop. (I decided to close both of my shops last week for personal reasons.)

This month's Z Box was a special themed box called, Z Love Box. While the best thing I ever got in a Z Box (A bracelet from LittleWishesJewelry) wasn't in it, it was the best all-around Z Box I've had the pleasure of receiving! It was loaded with so much great stuff that I'm only able to list a few here. All shop names link to the mentioned shop.

First-A "sample" of Illipe Body Souffle from Marie Dean. I put sample in quotes because compared to typical samples, this thing is HUGE! It is a thick cream that smells great!


Second-A pair of earrings from Xquisitely Lady M. These earrings are very cool! I like the beads that are worked into the chain, and the colors are perfect for Valentine's Day.


Third-A heart-shaped sucker from Custom Candy Creations. I've bought from Custom Candy Creations before so I know this is going to be good!


Fourth-A heart cookie cell phone charm from Clay Art by Daresa. I love how cute this is!


Fifth-A pair of earrings from It's My Thing! Designs. My favorite thing about this sample was the way it was packaged. It was wrapped up like a very pretty present. It wasn't the only one that was wrapped, but this was wrapped in a way that they had a little pocket for their business card. It was really cool, and I regret not getting a picture before I opened it.


Here is a picture of almost everything that came in my Z Love Box. (I was wearing the bracelet that came so it isn't in the picture. Sorry.)


Links of where you can find Z Box...

Shop- http://www.zibbet.com/SampleZBox
Blog- http://www.zibbeters.blogspot.com/
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/samplezbox
YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/zboxtv
Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/RWestDesigns



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Still Living

I thought I better let you all know that I'm still alive. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Blogging just hasn't been on the top of my priorities list. I hope you are all having an awesome 2012!