Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Follow up to Mr. T

I contacted our neighbors with the turkey and asked if we could come and see him. They were so nice and let us come over early this evening.

The turkey (Mr. T) was in their backyard with 4 chicken friends and the dog. Yeah, that's right...a dog. I was amazed that the dog left the chickens and the turkey alone.

Anyway, Mr. T is even MORE GORGEOUS in person. I had no idea that a turkey's head will change colors. In the first picture, see how his the top of his head is all blue and his waddle is a little creamy reddish color? I know, it's a bit out of focus but you can get the idea.

After we had been there for a few minutes, his waddle became bright red, his head even a brighter blue with red dots. He pranced around for us and all us of oooo'd and ahhh'd. He is just beautiful!!

Then, they were so nice to lead the kids into the chicken coop and let them find eggs. We came home with fresh eggs.

It was a great evening for us. Thank you!!

Monday, April 25, 2011


Our design team sister, Julie, picked the cut for this week's BBTB2 project. She chose the crown from the Home Decor cart.

Here's my version:

It's mostly just cardstock, ink, paint and mist.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The rumor is true

The kids and Erik went to the annual neighborhood block party last weekend. I couldn't go because my back was misbehaving.

There was talk about turkey. One of the neighbors in the area bought a turkey last year for their Thanksgiving dinner. They couldn't finish it off and instead, it ended up becoming a pet.

We asked another neighbor, one that has chickens, about the turkey. She told us where she thought it was. We walked all over the neighborhood and found it. She said to "look for the colorful fence". Well, we heard gobbling before we even found the fence.

There was this beautiful bird behind the fence posts. I was too shy to go up the entire length of the driveway to see this magnificent creature, so I stood back and used the zoom lens to take pictures instead. The kids and Erik had no problem walking right up there. Isn't he beautiful? He has a bright blue head and I swear he was showing off for us by the way he moved.

We want to go back later when the family is outside and ask about him.

Right now, we're playing with the idea of building a chicken coop and having a few chickens. This way, we know what our chickens are eating and where our eggs would come from.

This was going to be my picture of the day, but I have a different one. I post my pics of the day on Facebook. If you're not friends with me, look me up!! ( do have some pictures on the top right of my blog here, but it doesn't tell you the story behind each of the pictures.

Have a great Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

in bloom

Here's a picture of the blooming saguaro in my front yard.

All KI Memories. There's some vintage stuff in there. ;)

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I have a stack of pre-printed pictures on my desk. I just grab the top one and force myself to work with it.
It's not that it's a bad photo, it's just that I didn't do any editing to it and print it at home. I sometimes get overwhelmed at all the photos I have and can't pick one to edit, crop and print at home. Sometimes it's just easier to use what's there.

Anyway, this is The Girls' Paperie, On Holiday. Thanks for looking and thanks for your sweet comments. :D

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Are you sure about that?

I just love it when I find these little gems in the kids' backpacks. I just don't know what dress she has that is purple and orange. Hmmmm.....

BasicGrey Green at Heart.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bunk Beds

When we were cruising, the kids LOVED their bunk beds. I never had to argue with them to go to sleep.Made from mostly Glitz and a touch of K & Co.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

When one kid won't cooperate...

I've been having fun playing with these new Lily Bee collections. Here's another layout I made using the Happily Lost collection.

another picture of the kids from 2008

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Here's another layout using some new Lily Bee. I'm a new fan of their collections. I just love the patterns and colors.

I just realized I forgot to put a date on this. It's from February 2008. Kat was only 4 in this picture.

Monday, April 04, 2011


A card made for Bitten by the Bug 2. Design Team Sister, Lori, asked us to use a cut from the Mother's Day 2010 cart. I don't have that one so I used the newer Mother's Day Bouquet cart released just recently. I love this cart. You can make a ka-zillion different flowers with as many layers as your little heart desires.

The stamps are Technique Tuesday Mama=Love

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