Thursday, May 14, 2009

Creative in the family...

Look what my oh-so-creative son whipped up after school today
- it's a black knight suit...just in case you can't tell! :)

The mask flips up for kisses...

And I made my first cloth baby block. So fun and easy to make!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Empty nest...

The middle of last week when I went to check on our baby birds {see "So tweet..." post below} there was only one baby left. And when I approached the nest he flew away. And I mean FLEW AWAY. There wasn't any hesitation. No landing a few feet from the nest and struggling to get back up again. He was ready to fly - so he flew away and didn't come back. How is it possible that they went from brand-new babies to grown up birds in just a few days? Or maybe it was just the amazing amount of bird poop around the nest that drove them away. Either way, it kind of made me sad.

But! Look what we have now...

In the other geranium, there's a new House Finch nest with three perfect little eggs. Doesn't that just look like the warmest, softest place to hatch little baby birds? Can't wait to meet the new babies! Too bad for the geranium, though, as I don't give them much water when there's a nest in there.

And...out back in the pyracantha there's a Mockingbird nest and look at these gorgeous little eggs. Isn't the color just the best? GOOOO nature!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Entrepreneurial Mothers Association

Entrepreneurial Mothers Association is a networking group for, well…entrepreneurial moms! I’ve been a part of this group for a few years, and really love this group of dynamic, resourceful and kind ladies. Our luncheons are small, but always SO MUCH fun! Here are a few pics from last Thursday’s luncheon…

Our FANTASTIC speaker Dr. June Stevens.

If you’re interested in joining us for lunch (1st Thursday of every month, 11:30am at Old Pueblo Grille) just leave me a comment with your email address and I’ll send you all the info!

This is the fantastic necklace by Jennifer at Dancing Raven Jewelry that I won in our fun fashion show!

And here’s one of my new EMA friends, Tracy Conklin, who makes gorgeous handcrafted soap – that smells edible, but, alas, is not! I got a sample of “Chai” scented soap at the luncheon…so yummy! Check her website out at

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Creative Every Day...

May's "Creative Every Day" theme is nature. Here's my attempt. Since I'm really into creating fabrics on, I decided to take some watercolors I did awhile back of pears (nature) and create a fabric. Here it is:

Here's the link from Spoonflower:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Aussie theme...

For today's post, I'm combining my love of things of my fave blogs, a beach cottage at typepad (see my Blog Heaven list!) and my friend Sally who is marrying her Saucy Aussie this very Saturday ( little girl is all grown up...I'll be back soon with pics from the wedding)! Check out some of the gorgeous stuff abeachcottage has posted in her (way-too-clean-for-my-kids-but-absolutely-fantastic) seaside cottage in Australia:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Big BBQ Bash...

Our friends the Hastings were in town for the weekend, so we put bistro lights up in the big olive tree and had a BBQ bash...

That's my blog BFF katydid

I've been dying to put lights up in this tree forever...they look so great!

...and up the mountain on Sunday...

Look closely: there's a hummingbird there. The trees above the restaurant were swarming with hummingbirds!

Friday, May 1, 2009

So tweet...

Maybe I just have a birdie thing these days, but look at the baby birds that are nesting in the hanging geranium on my front porch. Faces that only a mom could love...tweet tweet!