Thursday, November 18, 2010




Here is the cake that my sister Kendra made for my baby girl Abrielle's baptizm. She does a dang good job.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New sewing project

I found a pattern on for a boppy cover at So I decided to try it out, I cheated though and used velcro instead of a zipper. Maybe I will get adventerous and and put a zipper on the next one I do. The baby will be here in just a few short days, so I am wrapping up all the lose ends. Check out vanilla joy, she has some really cool do it yourself stuff.

Some good stuff from my garden

Here are some pics of a few of the good things I was able to get from our garden this year. We didn't get much corn cause various wind storms knocked the stalks over. I'm still getting cucumbers, potatos, beans, and carrots. I have a few watermelons growing, hopefully the good weather will last long enough to get a few.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pencil sketch of my son

Did a pencil sketch of my son when he was younger, thought I would see how it would turn out. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Turkeys, turkeys everywhere

I woke up the other morning to 16 turkeys in my back pasture. Funny birds.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Plant Pick of the Month-August

Well I have been slacking on my plant picks but I definately need to do one in August. Since August is the best month ever (being my birthday month) I wanted to do a one of my all time favorite plants - The Cala Lily. These beautiful lilies are native to South Africa, and happen to be poisonous. So don't eat them. I had cala lilies in my wedding bouquet. They can be cold hardy depending on the species.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Beautiful View

Here is some of the wonderful sunsets I get to enough out my back door.

Friday, June 4, 2010

More pictures of pretty flowers

Here are some of the pictures that the professional photographer took at my cousin's wedding, showing off the flowers I did a little more.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Family Heirloom

I finally have a spare bed where I can display some of my family heirlooms. This blue star quite was made by my great grandmother Eloise Butler. I will treasure it always.

Plant Pick of the Month - May

Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are one of my all time favorites. I quess they are one of my favorites because of story my grandmother told me. When she was little her grandmother had a playhouse that her and her cousins would play in, surrounding this house was Hollyhocks. So they would call thier playhouse Hollywood. I always thought that was such a cute story. I think most of the time we tend to like plants because of memories associated with them. Hollyhocks come in a variety of colors. They can be short lived and sometimes considered a biennial. They can be 4 to 8' tall and 2' wide. Growing in zones 3-7 they like rich, well-drained soil and full sun. They are pretty easy to grow from seed, which I decided to try this year. The same grandmother I mentioned in the story knows how much I love hollyhocks and gave my a couple of plants for mothers day.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A few more pictures

Wedding Flowers

My little cousin got married this last weekend and I was lucky enough to do her flowers for her. Here are some pictures of them, I will have some more to post later.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beautiful Day

Today was a wonderful day in Boise. The temperature was around 75 degrees. You can't get any better than that. It was a perfect day for us to get out in the yard and get a few things done. Travis mowed the lawn, I cleaned up the garage, and we did BBQ for dinner. If only the temperature would stay this way all summer. When I am huge in August and the temperature is around 104 degrees I will be staying in the air conditioned house and soaking in the pool. Hope everyone else had a great day.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Long time no Post

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything. I am just starting the second trimester of my second pregnancy and have been having a hard time of it. So blogging has been the last thing on my mind. I finished a new painting and have attached pictures for everyone to see. Let me know what everyone thinks.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Plant Pick of the Month-January

Well lets kick of the year with some color. Plant pick for January is going to be Bee Balm, Monarda didyma. Bee Balm can range in color from lilac, pink to red, and white. The flowers come on in early summer and the plant itself gets to be from 3 to 6 feet tall to 2 to 4 feet wide. The like to have part sun to full sun and like a well drained soil . It is one of the best plants for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. The are fast-growing but watch out that they don't take over. I have used them a few times in some of my designs and never have been disappointed. The flowers themselves are kinda of wild looking, maybe that hold some of the attration to them.

Blue Flowers

Well my younger cousin is getting married soon and recently asked me about blue flowers. Yes there are actullay some flowers in nature that are blue. I found a good site that had a big list of blue flowers. Go to to see some great pictures of some blue flowers. It is true though that some flowers that are called blue are actually a blue purple color, but not true for all of them. I think one of my favorite blue flowers is the Blue Mist Spirea, which I had as my plant pick of the month for September last year.

Friday, January 1, 2010

My first try at Painting

I have drawn quite a few pictures in my life, but I have really never painted. So I decided to try some acrylic and this it what happened. Let me know you thoughts, I love productive critisizm.

My try at beading

My mom got me beading supplies for Christmas a few years ago and I haven't really done much with them until now. I made a couple a bracelets and earing for a little girl. I also made some for my neices but I didn't get pictures of them. It was pretty fun.
Well the cool things that I had made was center peices for Christmas, but with all the hustle and bustle, I didn't get any pictures taken. Maybe mom or someone took one and will share it with me.