Monday, February 8, 2016

Re: 71st Birthday

Tuesday, Feb. 9th is my 71st birthday.  Here I am pictured with my mom when I was just a few months old.

Monday, January 25, 2016


I won 4 tickets to Meet Me In St Louis at the Lawrence Welk Theater in Escondido.  Four of us went to the musical production yesterday.  It was wonderful....Here are a few more photos of the Welk Museum.  You are not allowed to take any photos during the performance...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Re: Making Valentines

It's that time of year again to begin making Valentines for the grandchildren and friends.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Re: Merry Christmas

                                  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from our house to yours...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Starlight mint bowls

I saw these mint bowls on Pinterest and decided to give them a try.  You need 19 starlight mints placed in a circle touching on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

I put my oven on 315 degrees and melted the mints.  Removed the cookie sheet from the oven and placed the parchment paper centered on the bottom of a glass bowl.

My bowls turned out more abstract.  I needed a bowl that was a little bit smaller in diameter and deeper to make the bowls more even.  I really like the abstract bowls.  When the bowls were cool, I filled them with peanut brittle and Christmas hard candies.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Re: Elf on the Shelf

Here is my version of the Elf on the Shelf.  He is made with a muslin body, a plastic head, a ready made costume, a loomed hat and home made felt boots.

He came out real cute and is sitting on the shelf in my family room...


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Re: Festival of the Trees

I was thrilled to get invited to the Festival of the Trees brunch today at the Performing Arts Center in Escondido.  Here are some of the photos that I took of the beautifully decorated trees...