Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Spring has sprung and I am enjoying every little blossom and bird that comes my way! Have a beautiful day my friends!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

I'm Back!

October 2016

First and foremost, I just want to say how much I have missed blogging and connecting with my friends. I have met some WONDERFUL people through blogging, some whom I have even had the opportunity to meet in person, which just warms my heart.

Blogging is a great way to connect with other who share a common interest. It is MAGICAL when you find kindred spirits along the way!

I cringed when I saw the date of my last post!  I remembered how I felt when I would find someone and wanted to connect, and was bummed out to find they haven't been active.

But HEY, I've been buzzzzzzy! For instance....this numero uno lady in my life, my beautiful daughter Nadia GOT MARRIED in June!!! We are so blessed to have such a wonderful son-in-law Jon, whom is a men among men and gives the best hugs on the planet!

Months of planning, preparation, two bridal showers, and loads of family visiting and it was all WONDERFUL!
Okay...one more, since I am so happy for these lovebirds!

And....the Honeymoon in Hawaii!

Dan the Man and I celebrated our anniversary in October and took a week vacation staycation and had a blast going places within a 2 hour radius of KC.

Every day we had an adventure and had the most FABULOUS fall weather!
Shoal Creek, Kansas City, MO
Bothwell Mansion Lodge, Sedalia, MO
Watkins Woolen Mill in Lawson, MO

Shatto Dairy Farm with Dan the Man enjoying the finer notes of their 
vanilla ice cream in Osborn, MO

These little new little calves who will providing milk for many happy Kansan and Missourians.

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Farmstead in Olathe, KS

Some other mischief we got into but not photo documented are:

  • Miami County Kansas Farm Tour (too busy eating Artisan cheese, fresh pecans and fresh picked apples to bust the camera out.
  • Going to the national Archives to research Family History.
  • Driving to rural towns to enjoy the wonderful architecture of historical homes.
If that wasn't enough, we had the cu de gras of spoiling ourselves silly by going to the Elms Hotel and Spa and getting a couples massage followed by dinner at the Rieger Hotel and Bar!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Artsy Craftsy

Wanted to post some journal pages I did from last year. I am working on a NEW journal for 2015 but instead of random items, it is a health journal.

Love going to the Miami County Farm Tour each year. So much fun meeting the Farmer's and going to local wineries.

This was one of my favorite pages I worked on. Anything I can add Stickles glitter to is a good page!

I took an Art Journal class last year, and it was great to learn some new techniques and step out of my comfort zone.

More to come soon. What craft projects have my fellow bloggers been working on?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Alvin the Elf

Yesterday I made some cookies to take into work, and put them in the microwave so the dogs wouldn't get into them. I opened the microwave door and found ALVIN inside caught red handed eating one!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Alvin the Elf

Alvin thought with his red outfit I couldn't I spy him this morning! He is a sneaky one!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Alvin the Elf

I think Alvin and I have a difference of opinion. I said he could have a
 "little" whipped cream on his hot cocoa, and this is what I found!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Alvin the Elf

Alvin must have heard me talking about the upcoming 
Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
 and assumed he is going with me.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Alvin the ELf

Well one good thing about Alvin, he did his own laundry and hung it out to dry by the fireplace!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Alvin the Elf

Alvin found his way into the kitchen while I was in the living room watching a Holiday movie and this is what I came upon when I went to get some popcorn!

Last night (or should I say early this morning) around 2:45a.m. I came downstairs to use the bathroom and busted Alvin having a sugar snack attack! Where in the world did he find those       Nik-n-Nips? I haven't seen those since I was like 5 years old!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Alvin the Elf

There is Elf on the Shelf MISCHIEF going on at Acorn Cottage!  Alvin showed up yesterday and was passed out after his long journey from the North Pole.

 This morning while I had my back turned putting up Christmas decorations I busted him getting into the Scrabble letters!
Stay tuned for more antics!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Country Drive

Nothing is better to me than discovering a new country road to meander down, loads of fresh air with the windows down, and Blake Shelton singing.

Came across this little treasure the other day and saw a beautiful wedding being set up in this lovely setting.
Further down the road we chanced upon Aldredge Orchard. 10 years living in Kansas and never knew about them.  We were greeted by geese and chickens and could see the apple trees that were just loaded, ready for pickin'.

Dan-the-Man asked how this pumpkin would work for me, knowing what a fall fanatic I am :) Any place that has twinkle lights is a.o.k. in my book.  They sale fresh pumpkin butter, peach butter, apple butter, apples, cider and a few other treasures in this barn.
Rustic cute with a capital "C".
 They had a bakery too...oh my. Couldn't decided between apple pie ala mode, pumpkin cookies, peanut butter cookies, pumpkin pie, apple fritters, pumpkin squares with thick cream cheese frosting or a caramel apple!
Cute little custom bird feeder out in front of the bakery.

Drove home on a rural route and discovered this gem of a house that was so unbelievably amazing.  Trim work that just isn't made anymore these days. Straight out of Victoria magazine...had me day dreaming all the way home!


Spring has sprung and I am enjoying every little blossom and bird that comes my way! Have a beautiful day my friends!