Monday, June 25, 2007

~~Delectable Delights from She's Sew Pretty!~~

What a wonderful surprise I received today! I was very lucky to win this special 100th post giveaway from Betty at She's Sew Pretty~ I was speechless & delighted as I unwrapped such beautiful treasures ~ Betty was so kind & generous & she is definitely so very talented. I love the sweet handmade cake! ~ it is amazingly adorable & so creative! The gorgeous plates!! The little cottage plate will be a very special addition to my cottage china collection! I adore the little roses - I don't know how she makes them but they look good enough to eat ~ like real cake icing!! I love the precious embroidered linens too & the Pink Roses card & little 3-d Angel card are so pretty! Betty, Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! ~ I will cherish & enjoy each little treasure & I will forever appreciate your kindness! xoxo to Betty! :-)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

~~ Home Sweet Home after Summer Vacation!~~

There's nothing like it! Getting away from it all to do something fun & definitely different ~ if anyone had told me I would ever hike down into the Grand Canyon?? Well what an awesome adventure that was! After a good night's rest at the Bright Angel Lodge we started our hike down early the next morning.....And I loved every minute of it ~from carrying everything we needed on our backs 4 1/2 miles down to camp in Indian Gardens in the 100+ heat ~ sleeping on the ground in lightweight sleeping bags in our tiny tent because you can't carry much down there ~ & the 4 1/2 mile hike back up at 3:00 a.m. to avoid the heat ~ I could barely walk for 2 days afterwards! And those 2 days after were spent sightseeing, (not much gambling for us because we don't know in Las Vegas - creeping down the strip with Grand Canyon legs.....LOL The end of the week we had a beautiful drive through Zion & Arches National Parks in Moab & a breathtaking ride on the Durango/Silverton locomotive steam train through the most gorgeous mountains & rivers in Colorado. I don't even know where to begin with pictures - between the two of us we took hundreds! I know I can't blog hundreds!!! So here are a few! And isn't it always wonderful to come home? After being gone for a week coming home is as much fun as going! I was inspired to do so many new things from seeing beautiful flowers & finding some vintage buttons in Silverton ~ I can't wait to get started on new projects!