Monday, February 14, 2011


I love Valentine's Day, and I am fortunate enough to have the most wonderful Valentine in the world.  I also love hearts no matter the date.  I hope you had a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


My husband and I went on a walk today.  We went to Tumamoc Hill which is a little bit west of Tucson.  We only went about a mile roundtrip, because this particular trail is mostly straight up and I'm just not up to that these days. However, we did see some interesting wildlife:

Javelina can actually be a little fierce, but these two were just hanging out and didn't seem to mind our taking their pictures.

It's a gorgeous day in the desert...I hope everyone in Blogland is having a great Sunday!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fun Giveaway!

Ashley over at Texas Prep is giving away a Kate Spade "Heart of Gold" bangle bracelet.  Go on over and have a look and maybe enter to win!

My first cards!

I have been wanting to make cards for a long time.  I finally got the materials and got around to it this past weekend.  I don't have a Cricut or any fancy doo dads.  These were made entirely of materials I found at Michael's.  I can't wait to make more!

And by the way...Most.Expensive.Cards.Ever!  LOL  I think they cost about $7.00 a piece.  I need to get a lot smarter about doing this economically if I want to take it up as a hobby.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Seven Things...

I'm borrowing this from Courtney at French Country Cottage.

Here are seven things you don't know about me:

1.  I took ice skating lessons from the ages of eight to 13 and competed a little. I absolutely adored being in the ice shows my rink would put on.  We always got sparkly, spangly costumes!

2.  A few years ago I won a car in a radio contest.

3.  I won a young author's competition in sixth grade.  I began writing a few books when I was a teenager but I never finished any of them.

4.  I am a horrible cook.  I can follow a recipe exactly and the dish will never turn out well.  It's a curse.

5.  One of my biggest dreams and goals is to earn a Ph.D.  I'd better get on that...I'm not getting any younger!

6.  I have a tripod (three-legged) dog.  She is a love bug.

7.  I am terribly afraid of snakes, especially rattlesnakes.  Being a desert kid, I had many close calls with rattlesnakes during my youth.  I have nightmares about them.

This was fun, and it really took me a long time to think of seven things.  I invite all of you to do this, too!

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's the weekend...

and I couldn't be happier!  So I'm sharing some random photos of lovely (or tasty!) items.  All of these photos are from  Enjoy!

Pink Peony

Eiffel Tower Charm

Cupcake Cookies

Valentine's Heart

Pretty Teacup

A reminder that spring is near!

Easter Eggs

Last but not least...a little bit of bling!

Have an awesome and lucky weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Beautiful Valentine

I love Valentine's Day!  It's a close second to Christmas as my favorite holiday.  I'll probably forget all about this post and say Easter is my second favorite holiday by the time it rolls around LOL, but for now...enjoy some lovely Valentine's decorations and gifts that I found while surfing around today.

Beaded Heart Ornaments from Pier 1 Imports:

Hearts of Fire Toasting Flutes & Cake Plates from Bellissimo

Valentine's Wreath from Etsy

Sweet Talk Embroidered Guest Towels from Amazon

Pink Hearts from Crate and Barrel.  These are hard to see, but they are small glass hearts that can be scattered around a table for a centerpiece or placed in a pretty glass bowl...anything really.

Be Mine Garland Banner from Etsy

Valentine Hearts Floor Mat from Lillian Vernon