Wednesday, November 11, 2009

here's to 1955..

I'm working on a chrismas project that involves a lot of people! I just received this in an email and wanted to share.

It's a picture from 1955, of my grandparents.
To the veterans passed & the ones still kickin it ;) 
I'd just like to say Thanks!

Monday, November 9, 2009


I took the weekend to enjoy myself and let my mind wander..after a bit of work bringing ideas to life this is what I came up with.

Today I woke up ready for more...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Streaks of Creativity

In my search for I found something interresting. I'm not taking credit for this mans work, only finding it inspirational and a bit amusing. A summary of steps to finding creativity, sharing which ones I liked.
~If Bach doesn't make you more creative, you should probably see your doctor
~Randomly open the dictionary select a word and formulate ideas
~Define your problem on paper. Take notes
~If you can't think take a walk.
~Don't watch TV. Experiments performed by the JPB Creative Laboratory show that watching TV causes your brain to slowly trickle out your ears and/or nose. It's not pretty, but it happens.
~Don't do drugs
~Read a lot!
~Exercise your brain.

I took a walk today into a store I've never been in before. It sparked my creativity :) I didn't find what I was looking for but I came out of there with so many more ideas! So I headed out to the next store and found what I needed. I'm thinking something close to what I made a year ago..

...but different! I'll let you know how it turns out.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

little angel

I am your little angel
and I'm sent from far away
To cheer you up if you are sad
or had a rotten day. 

I've had a rough week from being sick and hearing news that our family lost a loved one, then my brothers wife lost a loved heart goes out to them. Seeing my lil one lay there on the couch this morning beside me sleeping so peaceful made me smile. He surprised me a few times today! I was giving him a haircut and I don't even remember what started it but we both laughed so hard we cried. It felt so good to be so happy! 

To all our little angels be safe in your travels.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Pumpkins have been grown in North America for five thousand years. The largest pumpkin ever grown was 1,689 pounds. The largest pumpkin pie ever baked was in 2005 and weighed 2,020 pounds. Pumpkin seeds should be planted between the last week of May and the middle of June. They take between 90 to 120 days to grow and are picked in October when they are bright orange in color. Their seeds can be saved to grow new pumpkins the next year.

My awesome pumpkin this year!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

How awesome nature is!

This is what I saw driving around working. Nature at it's best. I never realized how much I missed being in an area like this until now. Wherever your road leads may you be blessed with the wonders of nature too.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Streaks of Gold

sunset in
Illinois. It
seems to
be an end
to another
good day
with friends
& family.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bridge Number 3034

The Harrison St. Bridge (Bridge Number 3034) was built in 1898 by Oliver & Alexander using Camelback Parker truss with dual circular iron pier pilings on each bank with a timber deck. (Register, 1981) Period of Significance: 1875-1899

I came across this today while I was out in the rain working. My panoramic picture taking is a bit off since I had just stopped on the road to take it. I noticed a car coming toward me so I got distracted, but it's still neat and caught my attention enough to stop & look at it. I looked up the history of it and voila here it is.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 lazy sunday

This is my sidekick
Hobbes. He's 16
weeks old now and
still adorable.