Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Day Filled With: Ruby, Shopping, Sushi, Heart & Journey - Shew!

Yesterday was an extremely busy day. I had an agenda.. and away we went.. First stop to visit my new puppy! That's right.. I got to see Ruby!! (yes, that is the name Ive picked out for her). Isnt she the sweetest thing? I wanted to take her home but... its too early yet. 2 to 3 more weeks. I'm so impatient. :) It was very nice of the breeder to let me pop in for a visit tho. Thank you, Jennifer! Here is a picture of Treasure (Ruby's mom, with Ruby, the star of the show.. oh and one more picture.. LOL - yes, I'm a proud parent.. can you tell? After the hour visit with Ruby, then heading toward the mall and stopped into Coldwater Creek cuz well.. they missed me over there. After a bit of retail therapy, then headed over to the sushi place in downtown Grand Rapids and then walked back over to Van Andel Arena for a rockin good time with Heart & Journey! As you can see - awesome seats!! 6 rows up from the side of the stage. Ill show ya a few picstures. :) It was a great day.. I'm just trying to recoop.. so off to bed I go as I post this.. good night !!! Hang in there, the weekend is approaching.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Something Smells Fishy Around Here..

Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday! So, its another busy day for this innkeeper chick.. but I found time to do something that I love to do and ... it goes toward a GREAT cause. Every summer here locally there is a Fishing Contest. These salmon caught by those during the contest are all donated for this event. Today was the yearly Fish Boil at the local boat club here in Ludington. Can you say yummy?! If you have never experience a fish boil with salmon.. its a must. I call it "pour mans lobster". When you have it with hot melted butter.. its to die for! So, with all these fish caught during the tournament.. they are all donated to this fund raiser and thus.. the fish boil - where they boil the salmon in a HUGE pot with onions, potatoes and carrots. There was also fried fish, baked beans, fresh rolls, potato salad and coleslaw and homemade desserts.. yummy!! All of this for $9 (or more all going as donations to Hospice Of Michigan). I got to sneak away with my friends, Lucinda and her mom(pictured above). It was only an hour away from work but let me tell ya.. it was much needed. A little escape with friends and good food is better than therapy anyday!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


After a few days of procrastinating, I finally did what was asked of me to do. I was asked to make invites for a 6 yr old childrens surprise birthday party. The only guidance I had is that she likes butterflies. So, today I hurried to get them done. It isn't my usual kind of art work. Im not normally into such bright colors, BUT.. I have to admit it was fun. I used my Quickutz Silhouette to cut out the big butterfly on the fronts and added a rhinestone on the wings. It was definately outside my zone but it was fun! I think the girls will like them.. they are "girly" with a little bling.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away...

It's days like today when I get a bit restless.. and thnk.. I should dodge the raindrops and get a bit creative.. or.. putz on my blog.. ! I shouldnt complain, around these parts, I've not seen much rain. In fact, it is much needed. So, here I am putzing on the computer and I thought Id show some cards a friend of mine and I made not too long ago. I attended a SU party and received some "freebies" thru a promotion, so we used a lot of that "stuff".. papers n ribbon n such. We also dug into some other paper we had.. and whipped up some cards. It was a lot of fun and now I have a bunch of new cards in my stash! Move over Hallmark! :-)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Updated Studio Picture.

I thought Id share an updated photo of my studio. It is starting to look more like home.. a few things on the wall and getting everything tucked away in its place. I think the organizing is the hardest part. The second hardest.. finding where ya put it! :-) Maybe somday Ill be a part of Studios magazine? A girl can dream!