Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hi!  I have some random things to show here.  Most has been seen on Facebook already. 

First, I want to say have a happy, fun, and safe Memorial Day weekend.  God bless our military!  Thank you to my son, too, for his 5 years of military service!  I am very proud of you!  Love you, Brent!!!!

 I kept my granddaughter, Emily home from school this past Thursday not feeling well.  Well, around 11am, she suddenly started feeling better, and became very fun and animated.  We had to make a disco ball, have a party, and here she was being silly blowing up balloons.  She blew up about 8 in the end.  And we had a pizza party when everyone got home from work.  We made a paper mache-d modified disco ball.  She is a trip!  Her she is making the "disco ball".
 Here it is finished .  We wrapped multi colored garland on it with hot glue gun and hung it up.
 Of course, we had to hang up streamers too!

 And a pile of balloons and streamers on the floor.  Ignore the skull playset that happened to be sitting there.
Being silly!
The african violet my son and his wife gave me for Mothers Day!  I LOVE IT!  I still had my bottle of Schultz African Violet fertilizer too!  Yay!
 Emily made this bead necklace for Doozey, and we got her dressed up to show it off.  This pic is my phone background now too!  Hehehe.
 I had 2 crysalis' form in my caterpillar screened over enclosure.  One only 1 left!  I think about 10 got eaten before I got them covered, and I have no idea where the rest went.  There is a lip around the tire.  I'm wondering if some may have gone there to attach themselves.  We shall see.  I am watching this thing closely several times a day.  If I get one (out of 20 caterpillars)...its still a good in the wild only 1 out of 100 make it to butterfly!  Kinda sad.  I suppose it is good for the birds tho. :)

 Have you heard of this sensation called Adult Coloring Books?  They are highly detailed pages to color with colored pencil.  It is relaxing and zen-like.  This one took me about 2 weeks to work on slowly each night.  I printed this one free off the internet, but gave my friend an actual coloring book for her birthday.

Hers are all animals.  A LOVELY book.I think this is the one she got...but there are many other beautiful ones!  I have to say, I am intrigued!

XOXO- Julie

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hi everyone! Say hello to all of my swallowtail caterpillars! I have at least 20! They love to climb to the top of the stems and sunbathe! I'm so excited to see what happens!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

the latest.....

 Well, I am posting from my phone and taking these photos from whatever random way they load.  Looks like first you can see is that the crazy lady (me) who took apart a plastic coated metal sort of cubical shelving that was rusting.  As I did it, I was ending up with a pile of squares.  All I could think of was "GROUP PROJECT"!!!!!  So the first thing I thought could be fun for kids and adults alike, was to try a weaving.  Here's what I've done so far.  I continue to have high hopes for it.  After it is filled in to my satisfaction, I plan on adding silk flowers to form a giant sort of fancy letter, finish off the edges so no rust can be seen, and then add a hanging ribbon. Yes, calm yourselves.....I am just that lazy not to spray with Rustoleum first.  Stay calm. LOL.

 A few views.

 This is a beautiful crystal clam I found at Marshalls and see the pink pearl inside?  The colors you see are all reflections on items around there, as the crystal is basically clear!  It was so pretty.  A paperweight.  10 bucks. Nice.
 This is a car I saw that I felt my husband would look nice driving around in.  Not necessarily this car, but this color for sure.  So sexy!
 Now just this morning while dropping off daughter for her college classes, I saw this big bird trying to see what was going on inside the classroom! He was walking on top of the bushes to spy! So funny!  Eventually, he gave up on higher learning, and flew away! Lol.

I had a long, dry creative spell, and am basically in the same state.  Just staying busy with living stuff, no time for much else.  I've even laid off Facebook as much.

 Look at him just peepin in!
Hope all my (if any) remaining blog readers are well. I think of you all very often and pray that wherever you are in this world, that you are well, and happy!

Until next time! Hugs to you!

Thursday, March 12, 2015 seems I have not much time for my blog. Sad, but true. Hope to check in on occasion.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Well, this has to have turned out very different from the start of a lovely pattern. First, the arms were not long enough, and I ended up adding the white to lengthen all, and then it was laying all wonky, so I ended up edging it out and I'm telling you, it went to about kindergarten level. Lol. Oh well. Nice try, Julie!!