January 17, 2014

Getting my crafty on!

I occasionally skim thru last year's A-Z Challenge sign up list and look for new blogs to read.  I was doing that tonight & came across a blog called This and That... and she is apparently a hard-core needle point wizard.  I happen to dabble in cross-stitch myself, so I was interested to see one of her current projects....

I have never seen material in that color before!  Beautiful!  
And you just use solid black thread?  


I really like the haunted house / tree topper, but I didn't order that.  I think I'll just frame mine. 

Oh yeah.  I was given the dubious honor of taking the teenage girl to the mall last week.  I guess I should be honored that she is OK with being seen with her mom on a Friday night at the mall (I tell her if anyone comments to tell them that Mom is the one with $$$)  I took her on her 16th birthday back in September to get her belly button pierced and she was on a quest to get some new bling.  While at Hot Topic, I saw these...  

On the left is "Sweet Lies" perfume with a rollerball that actually smells pretty good and doesn't give me a headache.  On the right is nailpolish in "Nice Peacock" - a very glittery green.  Both are by Blackheart Beauty.  I like that the bottles are slightly different from each other and contain things that I will actually wear!  And for buy one, get one half off?  Sold!

January 14, 2014

Bucket list item.....

I have been over to Grand Rapids twice and while returning on I-96, I couldn't help but notice a fantastic cemetery arch in a clearing in the woods.  
A Veteran's cemetery???

Hmmmmm.....at the beginning of May, little Miss Angela has dance regionals in......Grand Rapids!  And the school she will be dancing at is a mere 10 miles from.....

The Grand Rapids Veteran's Home Cemetery
(aka the Solider's Home Cemetery)

I will be going, oh yes I will! 

I will have my camera....and some tissue.

January 01, 2014

Happy New Year!

Sending wishes to all my readers for a happy, healthy, prosperous 2014!