can you believe it is friday again! time does fly! we have had a terrific week- hope you did too! i posted some photos from our easter weekend festivities. short and sweet post-will write more later. a
a day to reflect a day to rejoice and the last day of fish on friday! and as odd as this may be-we catholics dined on fish and chips at our favorite jewish deli with my jewish father in law and our mormon friend- we are america!
hopefully, you'll all be wearin' of the green today-in honor of your irish roots or your friend's irish roots or just because it is fun! around here we are all about our irish roots-we've been flying our flag since the day after valentine's day. we are proud of who we are-hope you are too! hope your day is fantastic-as it is not only one of my favorite holidays, it is also, fresh start monday! first on the agenda is to make "our " traditional st patty's breakfast- green eggs for my irish princess miss miranda, i know it's not really irish, but it is a tradition that has continued since she was a toddler. the young dubliners are blaring on the stereo-i always start with them-a killer irish rock band-check them out if you get the chance. then as the day progresses i will probably fill the air with the irish rovers or something much more traditional. at some point today, i will probably watch my favorite movie-waking ned devine-man i just love that movie! the irish countryside is simply breathtaking! someday, my feet will set down on that loamy sod. put the challenge out to my disney class to wear green tonight-hopefully i will be seeing green all evening. i have always loved this day-because it is a day all about fun- growing up in a midwest town that was steeped in tradition and pride in it's irish heritage was certainly fuel for this irish catholic's melancoly. there was this boy with who went to the catholic high school, and his family had the best st patrick's party following the parade-man, so many memories-everyone was there-familys and friends, local politicians, even the parish priest-those were the days. every year on the 17th of march, i am filled with so many warm memories of st patty's past and i wonder if they still have that party every year.
i have put a new
twist on our monthly book club and designed a new class to inspire your
creative muse! Go with the flow and PLAY! We'll draw inspiration from a
variety a books and are starting with 52 Scrapbooking Challenges by
Elsie Flannigan. You will still get a creative kit filled with
innovative, inspiring and fun scrapbooking and paper art goodness!
Together we will explore and experiment with new techniques and
products! Club members will receive a 15% discount on their book
purchase. our first kit was full of rusty pickle's new lucky line (featuring the fabulous-anna caughlin patterned paper-for those of you who do not know-she is my grandmother!) here is a few examples of what i created with the kit. call 623-376-8257 to join!
today is one of those GLORIOUSARIZONA days-the sun is at it's best, the air is filled with the fragrance of orange blossoms and i just heard the most amazing quote (you know i do love me some quotes!) is your dream bigger than your obstacles? man oh man-that one just reached deep inside me and shook me up a little. sounds like a jumping off point for something terribly artistic and inspiring! so i'll put that out to you- is your dream bigger than your obstacles?
every year as part of my birthday celebration we make the trek north to flag to play in the snow. growing up in the great white north, i kinda like the white stuff-now i just like it on my terms! i like to leave 80 degrees, take that drive that i love, watching the terrian change from desert, to scrub pines, to the verde valley, then slowly but surely we start to see those mighty pines-i love those pines. we stay at the same hotel each time, play at the same snow play area (we are a family of traditions)we even go hang out at the same bookstore in the evening after a long day spent in the great outdoors. usually we go up play in the snow, spend the night at "our" hotel and then come right back to the sunshine-but this year we visited the eighth wonder of the world-the grand canyon-it really does take your breath away. my uncle made the trip with us this year and what a time we all had. it does a body good to just get away, explore some place new, and just live in the moment of that experience. that is just what we did-and it was fantastic.