Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Going to Vegas to see Barry Manilow!!!

The only time I've ever been to Las Vegas was last year for a scrapbook convention and I stayed at the Green Valley Ranch and Spa so I didn't actually see "The Strip".
Doug has a business trip that he has to attend so we are paying for my flight and this time I get to go too. Our friends Frank and Tonya will also be there. Frank will be with Doug at the meeting and Tonya and I get to hang out while the guys are working. We are staying at the Palazzo and getting to see Barry Manilow. I'm just so looking forward to this trip!
I have loved Barry Manilow for.ever. When I was a teenager and it was oh so uncool to like Barry Manilow - I didn't even care! My friends made fun of me all the time but hey - I just love his music. How exciting to see him in a small venue in Vegas of all places. I'll be sure to share with you how it goes. :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jackie's Easter Egg Class at the Paper Crown

Thursday night I ventured over to Oklahoma City to take Jackie's Easter Egg class at the Paper Crown. Here are everyone's eggs lined up after class.

As always, it was a fun class learning new techniques and stretching our creative talents. It amazes me how everyone's final projects all look just a little different. Stop by Jackie's blog and check out how much fun we had!
Here is my finished project:

And see my cute little doll inside:

We all had different doll faces in our class kits. I thought this one was really cute:

Have a great Saturday!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Been kinda quiet around here...

I've been kind of in a blue funk recently - nothing wrong really - just not sleeping well and feeling a little anxious. I'm not sure what comes first, the anxiety then the sleeplessness or the sleeplessness causing the anxiety. Who knows. This time of year is when I am SO over winter and SO ready for spring. We get teased with a little sunshine, some warm days and then back into gray skies and chilly temperatures.

I'm looking forward to a good long stretch of sunny, warm days and hoping my mood and my sleep patterns will return to normal. I shouldn't complain and I don't like putting too much negative energy out there but anyway - that's why I've been a little quiet.

I've been taking Christy Tomlinson's She Art Class and absolutely LOVING IT! If you have the opportunity to take the class I really think you should. I'm still working on my first She Art Canvas and it's coming along so cute. Maybe instead of sitting here on the computer I should go upstairs and work on my canvas! Alright - I'm going!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This past weekend the Home and Garden Show was in town and of course, with lots of thoughts of projects in my mind, we headed off to see what kind of trouble we could get into.

The plan for the back patio is still on, we've just been trying to decide exactly what we want done and how much we want to spend. I think we have got that project narrowed down and just yesterday I emailed the contractor to get us scheduled.

Our other plan is to replace our front door. We have a beautiful wood front door as seen in this picture from when we were buying the house. The problem is that it doesn't let in any light. We've been here 2 1/2 years (?already!?) and we have talked constantly about replacing the door and looks like we are finally going to do something about that - maybe. I have an email to our homeowner's association finding out what kind of approval we need to do the work. We have picked out a beautiful custom iron and glass door. Once we give the go ahead it will take between 6 and 8 weeks to get it made.
I'll be extending the gardens in the back but I'm waiting until the patio is complete because I have a feeling the back yard might get torn up during the construction of the patio and I don't want to have to do the work twice.
I haven't done much crafting in the last couple of weeks and I'm starting to feel really stressed. Maybe this coming weekend I can get up to my studio and work on a few things. I am currently taking Christy Tomlinson's She Art class and have started a canvas which I think is coming along pretty cute. I'm a week behind in watching the videos but I hope to catch up this week. Some of the canvases are so adorable!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A visit from a friend

Sorry I haven't been around much the past week or so. Just not too much to talk about. And just like every one else I can hardly wait for spring to get here. I'm so tired of the cold, gray days and am so ready for warm sunshine.

One highlight last week was when Rachel came for a visit! Doug and I took her and her new man, Jim, out for sushi. I wish we had more time to hang out, maybe do some crafting, but she had other things to do while here in T-town. Maybe next time!