Monday, October 19, 2009

More of VEGAS

have you ever seen escaltors that are circluar? here we are
more pictures of TAO

our bathroom

fao schwartz

The fun of M&M's and all the colors

Of course Shannopn and I had to have our picture taken with him
And what is Vegas without ELVIS and just to let you know Elvis charges a buck to have your picture taken with him

the view from our room

this is so cool

These are our friends Shannon and her husband James this is the couple that will be going to Alaska and Europe with us. FUNNY FUNNY funny and very nice couple

Here is my new friend made out of statues at the Venetian you pay a buck and get your pic taken with them OH now I can say I was at the TAO night club during Kim Kardashian's birthday

Actually that isn't far from the truth. Her birthday party was that night at the club but you all know me and I don't club so we were there during the day. lol

Paris..... we went up the tower and I was the only one who got Vertigo so bad I had to go sit down I was so dizzy from the heights. Shannon had to leave too but I got super dizzy

Vegas has the most unusual shops

Pics of Vegas

inside the venetian hotel
our bathroom at the venetian plazoo

more the st.marks square in our hotel

at FAO swartz

Live window models

You give them a dollar and you can have your picture taken with them

our room

they were out of king beds so we took two twin beds....needless to say the first night we were so exhausted that we each had our own bed!!!

this was such a beautiful place

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Las Vegas Bound

The time is coming, our bags are packed and we are ready to go. See you all on Monday!!!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I made this atc using my glimmer mist screens from here, ribbon from here and of course images from here and here.
This is the last of the Halloween ATC's that I have made to send to Patti. I also used floral stickers on her dress from my dear friend Vicki

Every once in awhile

You see something that touches your heart and makes you think. Patty came out with this image at and I just knew I had to blog about it and share with everyone.
Every one of us knows someone or has had a family member or even ourselves that has had a scare or perhaps a lump or even worse breast cancer. I know I am one of those. For three years Rick and I had to live daily with a let's see if it grows or let's keep watching it etc etc. Rick would be on me for days if I didn't make my appointment or if I said honey I have to work that day or I will go tomorrow.......... and for that I love him even more.....but ...... What he didn't know is that I was scared and afraid that the lump would be bigger or afraid that I would hear what I didn't want to hear. Just this year I heard the words....... It hasn't grown in three years let's start coming in yearly instead of quarterly to do testing. YAY!!!! but as the year comes closer I still can't help thinking what if it was just tricking us...what if it has grown....... DAMN lumps DAMN bumps you know the rest....
So anyway I was visiting Patty's site and came across this of course I had to have. I wanted to share it with everyone. Because if you know any woman or just one woman remember to tell her to check the Ta-ta's monthly!!!! and to get that mamogram. If she doesn't have insurance most clinics will do it free especially during Breast Cancer month.
Quick and true story....... 15 years ago the ladies from my office and I had a ta ta day we kept that up every year until I left. Breakfast on me and Mamograms all around. If I were still with that company we would be doing our yearly TA-TA day!!!! So, go on over and purchase this sheet and send some Ta-TA art to someone you know, someone you love or both!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

OH MY Goodness just look at this

Here is a picture of the ATC that I received from Patti The atc that Patti sent me was packed in this bag.
And the atc was in this amazing coffin oh my god are you serious who would have thought to send a coffin!!!! Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays this was just too much

Now the lindt chocolates are already in my belly
This is the most amazing thing ever!!!! well, almost this is the most amazing and she made it too. This was accepted in the Anton Exibit.

I just love this thank you so much Patti!!

Halloween ATC's are going out the door

these are on their way to Patti I hope she likes them

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Today's one dollar deal will only last until next Tuesday

I always want to rush home and see what the deal is for the one dollar wednesday at and today oh my goodness. Just look at these little precious girls with their dollies.
I love this sheet and I don't have it so I am off to buy this sheet for only a buck.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

even more and more pictures

rick posing with his cherry pie
this is an old kitchen we found at the apple mill

even more pics

I found these flower pots at Dollywood they are adorable at the apple valley store
pictures of the cabin we stayed in

Some of my goodies I bought

I bought these from and oh my my my love it all now these are pictures made with clay and mixed media that Rick bought me from an artist in Gatlinburg she is amazing. What happened was Rick and I were hanging out at the crafters mall in Gatlinburg waiting on his parents. I was sitting at an outdoor cafe waiting on Rick as he was doing something. All of a sudden here he comes saying you have to see this.... I walked in and was in awe of what Michelle was doing. Not only is she an excellent artist she also is an amazing singer. She started out singing songs of Barbara Striesand and now sings her own songs. If you have a minute or two I would strongly suggest you stop over and check out her songs and art.
Never trust a skinny cook this was 58 dollars and worth every penny.

Rick liked this one and so do I. It was also 58.00 framed! A great deal

Rick picked out this one saying it reminded him of me so I had to get it. This one is bigger and was only 90.00 framed

Now this stash I bought for get this..... 45 bucks. They have a scrapbook outlet store in pigeon forge and everything was half off.

more pictures of dollywood and gatlinburg

I found these critters all over dollywood so I just had to get them to stop and pose for a pic when you gotta go you gotta go
hey even a girl has to go once in a while

oh rick...... he had to take a shower too and guess who had to pay the 25 cents

as soon as you walk in you see they are ready for harvest

I really enjoyed Dollywood with Rick. We were able to escape by ourselves and have fun for two days at Dollywood.