Monday, April 28, 2014



Sunday, I ran outside as it was starting to rain and took


pictures of the tree peonies that are blooming.


Wanted to make sure I captured their beauty before they

got beat down with rain.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Going to the dogs


The weather here has been lovely, warm enough to get

those lily white legs out in the sun!

We’ve been taking advantage of the nice weather and the

dogs have been getting to go on walks through the

neighborhood and into the woods.

Below is a picture of our “neighborhood dog”….


This dog doesn’t belong to anyone, but a lot of people in

our neighborhood leave her food and water on their porches.

One house has a glider with a blanket that she stays on when

the weather is cold.  When we see her and walk by with our dogs,

we always say, “hi neighbor dog” and she just lifts her head in

acknowledgement as we go by.

Sweet dog, just prefers to be on her own.

She has even had a story written about her in our local newspaper

a few years ago.

You can read it HERE.

The wooded area where we walk is pretty and we enjoy it

as much as we can, because some day it will be torn down

and there will be a grocery store instead.

Just makes me sad to think about it.







A little video of Lonnie and Buzzbee playing with our friend’s

dog, Handsome. They think the pool cover is a trampoline!

Lonnie always has to make sure and “mother” dogs that

get too wet….always trying to “take care” of them!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Modern Moose

I’ve finished hooking the moose that was inspired

by the great book, “Scrappy Rugs”.

Now to get it bound and made into a pillow!


It has been a fun way to use up a lot of my worms, but I

still have a lot more that need to be hooked into SOMETHING!

I’ve signed up to go to a workshop with Heather Ritchie, from

England, as my teacher….that is coming up in June….can’t


I’m thinking, perhaps, a bit before then, I might go in

and dye up some pretty wools to take with me. 

What will I be working on? 

I have no idea….

I think I’ll just take some backing

and some ideas and draw them up when I get there.

The workshop is at Ivy Jean’s Ozark Farmstead

Looks like fun doesn’t it?!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Upset stomach?

I swear, some days I would get to work and feel like I was

going to puke my socks up.  That’s weird, I don’t feel like I’m

coming down with anything.

Oh yeah, I took my vitamins on an empty stomach!  I’m not talking

just any vitamins….I had searched out vitamins that were made from

whole foods and I was paying quite a bit for them, as well as other

supplements that weren’t included in the multi-vitamins.

Little did I know that these “whole food” vitamins still contained

synthetic stablizers and other crap:

Check the label of your current multi-vitamin.

None of these ingredients should be a part of any natural health program.

Polysorbate 80

Hydrogenated Oils

Sodium Benzoate

Colorings and dyes

Crystalline fructose

Aspartame, Sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin

Silicon Dioxide

Polyethylene Glycol

Titanium Dioxide

Fillers and binders of any kind

Many of the additives on the above list are known carcinogens.

No one should take a health product containing toxic additives!

At the end of October, I had surgery, and part of my healing process

was having Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy sessions.

This is where I ran across the most wonderful, what I call,

Super Vitamins.  My Certified Natural Health Practitioner, Rhonda Cavin,

introduced me to Miri Vita Daily Wellness formula.

I asked her if I had to take the vitamins with food or if I could take them

on an empty stomach.  She told me that there is nothing synthetic

in the vitamins and that they are organic and non-GMO.  Once

opened, the vitamins have to be refrigerated because they have no

artificial preservatives.

I asked her how it tasted….she gave me a sample…hmm, not bad.  Kind

of tastes like a fruit roll-up.

So, long story short, I’ve been using this since November and I’m

SOLD on this product….so much so, that I’ve become a distributor!

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Okay, back to our regular programming…..this moose rug is finished and I’ll

share a picture of it on tomorrow’s blog!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring is finally here!


Today was a wonderful day to celebrate with friends

and family.


Floral arrangements by Kenny.


Carrot cake cheesecake by moi.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

What a happy guy

I’ve had Runt featured on my sidebar for a while now.

I click on his picture every day hoping that he has found a home.

This morning when I clicked to check on him, it says that he’s

had his eye removed for something called microphthalmia

(eye abnormality).   He came to the shelter with another

dog named Bunny, he was her seeing eye dog.  I guess she’s

since been adopted.

Hoping this happy guy finds a forever home soon!  He pulls

at my heart strings….I suppose he reminds me of all of my

little stuffed orphan animals that I collect…tattered and

torn and just looking for love.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Not your everyday Ramen

I swore, after nuclear medicine school, I would never eat

Ramen again…..well, Kenny changed my mind last night.

He made this wonderful soup full of ramen, chicken, snow peas,

carrots, mushrooms and green onions…..

something he found on Pinterest and tweaked to his own likings.

You can find the inspiration recipe by clicking HERE.

Swimsuit season is coming up…..are you trying to change it up

and eat a little lighter to get ready for shorts and swimsuits?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy happy

Becky Sharp has found a home! YAY!! Who couldn’t

love that FACE!!

Check out my sidebar to see Runt who’s been looking for

a family of his own for a while now.