Thursday, August 4, 2016


One thing I love about glamping in our mountains is seeing all the little hummingbird visitors we get.
We do hang a feeder from our EZ-Up canopy and get lots and lots of visitors.
This little girl flew under and up into the peak of the canopy.  She couldn't figure out how to get back out and flew until she got tired. She landed on a cross piece of the frame and I was able to gather her up and take her outside. I took her quite a distance away and she flew away.  Thankful she wasn't hurt!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Planted this variety of sunflowers in my garden this year.  This one is almost 7 inches in diameter and the plant about 6 feet tall.  I was just so tickled to see the first one open a few days ago and now there are more.  There is even a little honey bee enjoying this flower.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Just recently finished another coloring page and I call this one my "Tree of Life". I attempted to fill it with all kinds of color and, as you can see, there are all kinds of patterns and shapes . . . thus giving it a very distinct look of life!
Working on another one, and want to look for a different book with some different designs.  With Christmas coming close I may not be doing quite as much coloring, but we'll see!
It's been relaxing and enjoyable!

Friday, November 20, 2015

"TINY TOGS" Origami project

Working on finishing up some Mary Janes Farmgirl Connection Merit Badges and decided to use "Tiny Togs" for my expert level badge.  I have made dozens and dozens of these tiny little clothing items for cards, tags, journals, etc.  and thought it would be lots of fun to make a wardrobe and hang them out.  They are fun to make!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Since adult coloring books are the rage right now, I was reminded of how therapeutic coloring can be.  I have done coloring as an adult but it's been a while.  My daughter and I found some books at Michaels . . . I bought one and dug out my coloring pencils.  This is my first page and I call it "Purple Mountain Majesty".  It isn't quite like the mountains I see out my window here in southwest Colorado it makes me think of them!  It was fun and relaxing!  But now I need more colors!

Monday, July 13, 2015


There's a lot to share about our recent glamping adventures, but I won't be able to share much here right now.
Out two different times with my daughter and glamping partner, Robin, in the "Reiver's Rest".  It was WONDERFUL!   
This is only a small glimpse of how we set up our glampsite.  Used an antique wooden ironing board ($3.00 at a local thrift store) with a vintage tablecloth with Scottish thistle design on it (gift from a farmgirl friend), repurposed/decorated Stanley thermos bottle for flower vase, crocheted hat, watering can, solar lights, apron, etc. to help camoflage the trailer tongue/hitch!  Used a ruffled curtain panel to cover the tongue and a salvage yard find fireplace screen on the other side.  We love the result!

Saturday, April 18, 2015


As is typical in our part of the country we get a mix of weather in the springtime.  For a while we'd been having warm weather but with our usual spring winds on some days (not pleasant!).  This week brought in clouds, cooler temps and then about two inches of very wet snow last night. It's melting quickly but I decided to use some of it to get some moisture into the potting soil in some pots I want to use.  Want to plant herbs in one and sweet flowers in one . . . not sure yet about the third one.  But this will moisten the soil in a gradual manner!