Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Word of the Year

Oh Lord ... please help me!!!

Thank you Debbie for inspiring me to follow your lead! 😍

Monday, February 20, 2017

January's Stamping Class

These are last month's cards we made a Vivian's.  
 This is my favorite card.  We learned a new technique called "reflection".  It was easy to do...phew!
I ended up buying this stamp set called Beautiful You.

I love this very clean & simple card.

So glad we made a guy's card.  I always have trouble making these type of cards. 

...and last but not least, this cute "hey, chick!" card.  I need to improve my coloring technique!!!

All Stampin' UP! products.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Follow Your Heart...

 My Valentine's card for 2017!
I made a set of 22 cards to mail out to my Tea Lover's Group for Valentine's Day.
A clean & simple sweet card!

 I included a tea bag and a recipe for Cranberry Scones!

~back of recipe~
This is my original recipe card.  I personally wrote recipe for each lady...talked about hand cramps, but worth it!!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

For Ashley's New Baby Boy

I volunteered to make Ashley's baby card for our Ladies 9-Hole League to present to her.
 Ashley, our very efficient and wonderful country club sport's bar manager, is expecting her second baby.  A baby boy soon to make his appearance in another month.
We added a very nice collection gift for her to get something she really wants or needs for her Baby Boy.
Can't wait to meet him! 🍼

Thursday, February 16, 2017

For the Hubby

 I made this Valentine card for the "love of my life!"

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Women always land on their feet...
Cute napkins found at the Dollar Tree Store

Friday, February 10, 2017

Tea & Cookies

Happy Friday!
I want to share a really delicious and easy cookie recipe to make for anytime of the year; but I usually only make them around Christmas.
I meant to post this sometime in December, so now I'm trying to catch up...πŸ˜€

For Christmas I hosted a cookie exchange at my house, and I made these delicious Almond Crescents to share.

I've been making this recipe for many many years!  I think I was like 21-22 years old and when I found this recipe in a magazine promoting California Almonds.

This is my recipe book since then.  Only very special and really good recipes make it into this book.

When I first started making these cookies, I used to grind my own almonds, and sometimes even had to shelled was a pain.
Luckily for me I had a very good contact in California, my cousin, who would sent me several pounds of fresh almonds.
Now with the convenience of TJ's Just Almond Meal, baking these cookies is a cinch!

Oh...and they go great with this tea!

Better to be
 than to arrive
~LOL πŸ˜ƒ

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit...OH My!

 Oranges, lemons and grapefruit abound this time of year here in Arizona.

If you're lucky to live here, you always know someone who is willing to share their citrus bounty.

My neighbor Stephanie's orange tree is heavy with juicy oranges for the picking, 

and our other neighbors across the street, George and Barb, lemon and grapefruit trees are full as well.

Now comes the work of washing fruit, juicing and freezing the extra.

I see daily morning fresh squeezed orange juice.  Lemon bars, scones, bread, lemonade, and limoncello &Vodka Greyhounds for happy hour; plus adding zest to our meals.

Monday, February 6, 2017


I cannot believe that January is over ... phew ... what a busy, fun, chaotic, and full of surprises month it was!
Overall a great way to start the New Year!  
I'm here after all.