Sheeps Mountain and surrounding peaks

Sheeps Mountain and surrounding peaks

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


I love snowmen/snow people and have a collection of them.  I saw a posting on Facebook about making a snowman,  and decided to make one.  Finding white socks without any other color/printing on them was a challenge, but I did find some . . . had to buy the "value" pack so I have lots of white socks now.
So, with a bit of rice (to weight the bottom), some fiberfill and buttons, fabric scarf, he was pretty quick and easy to make.  I think he's pretty darned cute, as well!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A "Reiver's Rest" MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The "Reiver's Rest" lit up for the evening!

"Reiver's Rest" by day when you can see the greenery, wreath, red tartan and little Christmas tree on the tongue

Now that this cute little glamper trailer is all painted with her new coat and pretty much ready to hit the road I decided to dig out some greenery and a little Christmas tree that I have and deck her out.  Opened new boxes of lights and, using badge clips/coffee bag clips affixed the strands to the "c" rail and now we can enjoy looking at her both in daylight and at night.  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


I'm quite fond of vintage things and I love Christmas!  I was tickled pink to find this box of glass ball ornaments at a thrift store for $1.00.  The egg scale was one that we used when I was a teenager, on the farm to weigh the eggs that my mother sold to her customers.  Just a few fun things to use to decorate for Christmas!

Friday, November 28, 2014


I go for power walks every day, even in the winter.  And that means coming up with the right kind of winter gear to stay warm and some days it's pretty darned cold out there.  For me, mittens work better than gloves for my hands, keeping my fingers warmer.  I was able to get a wonderful, wooly pair made from felted wool by a farmgirl who lives in Vermont and they are great!  These mittens in the pic are just teeny tiny ones that decorate a tree of wreath

Monday, November 24, 2014


We found snow on one of our mountain day-trips into the high country.  Decided to get out and walk in it as it wasn't terribly deep.  Bramble loves to roll in the snow and then sniff the tracks of the forest animals.  She also is a great sport in catching snowballs we throw for her.  Since this trip there is more snow in "my mountains" . . . very much needed!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


At the Wellness Village in Frisco, CO, getting beds and gear organized for the night.  It was a VERY COLD night.  Frost on the grass in the morning, elevation is 9042 feet, it was late June and, as you can see, snow still on the peaks. Oxygen is thin and the sun is very intense.  Such a beautiful location!  Walk is from Keystone, Colorado to Breckenridge, CO.

Monday, October 27, 2014


My daughter, Robin, and I working as Sweep Crew at the 2010 Santa Barbara, CA AVON Walk for Breast Cancer event

Wellness Village at the 2011 Rocky Mountains AVON Walk for Breast Cancer Event, Frisco, CO .  We worked as Quick Stop C Crew members at this event
October is the "official" month for Breast Cancer Awareness and my daughter and I try to focus on what we can to honor and remember.  We know that those fighting this battle fight it all year. . . long and hard . . . so we'd like to encourage folks to be aware, sensitive, giving, sharing, honoring,  and encouraging!
Robin and I have participated in breast cancer awareness/fundraising events for the past decade, which include the Komen Race for the Cure, Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Relay for Life and AVON Walk for Breast Cancer.  We have worked as crew members and we have walked these events, which have taken us to different locations across the US, from Charlotte, North Carolina to San Diego, CA.  I have truly been honored to have Robin along side in our endeavors as the "Celtic Hearts" team.