Sunday, December 6, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month (December)

Here we are at the final card of this year long series. As I write this post, all my cards have been written, addressed, stamped and dropped off at the post office. *insert smug smile here* LOL. Really, I'm never this organized with my Christmas cards.

This month I decided to go for a bit of whimsy. The original card came from Fiona Whitten and I pretty much copied it directly. Really, I couldn't resist as it is such a fun card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 49

What a shock to realize we are in December already. I swear, the older I get, the faster the year seems to whiz by. It's time to join up with my friends Virginia and Annie and give a shout out to happy moments and things that made you smile.

First off, my smile photos. While schlepping around with Ms Dee so she could finish up her Christmas shopping (Mr R and I are done of course so insert self-satisfied smile here!) I came across this adorable stuffy. He was 40% off and naturally hopped right into my cart. Sad confession, I love my English Bullies so I actually bought him for myself lol.

Every day when the tree lights go on, the little Gorgeous has to stop and say "Hi tree". I just couldn't resist the rear view shot of her pigtails. She's getting so big. I do feel I should point out the the baby gate is not to keep her out, but to keep the Bullies out as the chinchilla cage is in the living room and they like to torture the poor little guy.

It's actually been a fairly quiet week around our house as Ms Dee and the Gorgeous are in the city visiting her aunt. As much as I adore them both, the break has been nice for Mr R and I. 

We had our company Christmas dinner last night and it was quite enjoyable. Good food, good companions and lots of laughter. Really, what more can you ask for?

Well, I'm off to tidy up and try and wrap all the presents that are laying around the house.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Did You Win?

I would like to thank everyone who left a comment on my blog over the last few days.

In order to determine the winner, I assigned a number to your comment based on the order in which they appeared starting with my post on November 16 and continuing in numerical order to November 22. I then asked our impartial judge, Mr R, to pick a number between 1 and 15. After much deliberation, the number Mr R picked is 9.


Please email me your snail-mail details to and I will send your package off right away.

Thanks for taking part and stopping by.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 47

Here we are at the end of another week, and what a mixed bag of a week it's been.

Let's start with my smile for the week. Finally, after two years of saying it, Mr R and I went out and bought a new artificial tree. 7 1/2 feet of pre-lit beauty. Of course, as soon as we brought it home we had to put it up and decorate it. No sense leaving it in the box hanging around for another couple of weeks right? Sorry for the not-so-great cell phone pic.

And the little Gorgeous helping Papa put ornaments on the tree.

While we were at it, we put up some decorations outside. It seems we started a trend because now the neighbour across the road has put up his outdoor lights as well. I love it when the neighbourhood looks festive!

On the down side, I had a bit of chair accident at work. While leaning over to hand paperwork to someone, my chair tipped right over and spilled me onto the floor. Wouldn't have been too bad except I landed on the arm and now my thigh has a lovely dark purple bruise that is bigger than my hand and hurts like crazy. Serves me right I guess--next time, don't be so lazy and get up!

I've had a couple of normal length days, a couple of late days and managed to get out by 3:15 pm on Thursday--that was pure bliss.

This weekend we have planned to go Xmas shopping for the little Gorgeous and with any luck will have it all done and wrapped up by Sunday.

So, nothing too exciting, but I will hook up with Virginia and Annie and see what everyone else has been up to.

Don't forget about the give-away I announced on November 16--just leave a comment on any of my posts from November 16-22 for a chance to win a set of my Xmas Cards of the Month. I will post anywhere, so don't be shy and do leave a comment to enter!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015


It's been a while, but I've come by to play with Julia today.

A small box of goodies from Stampin' Up is littering my desk today. I'm too late to use the Halloween goodies, but really I bought them to use for class treats for when the little Gorgeous finally goes to school (I know, it's still a couple of years, but they were so cute I couldn't resist!). The cute little snowmen and penguin are being put to use making this years Christmas tags. There's also a little pile of cards on the left.

Please see my post from November 16 for a giveaway and don't forget to check back on November 23 when I will announce the winner.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Give Away

Courtesy of my Xmas Card of the Month series I have some extra cards left over. 

Just to say Thank You for reading my blog and leaving wonderful comments that make me smile, I would love to send a full years set to someone. All you have to do is leave a comment on posts published between November 16 and November 22 and your name will entered in a random draw to receive this happy mail. Drawing will take place on November 23rd by an impartial judge (Mr R) based on the number assigned to your comment.

I will post anywhere in the world so please do enter.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 46

Another Friday has rolled around again, which means it's time to share some happies for the week.

A definite happy this week is finally going to pick up some of our firewood for the winter. There's nothing like a cozy fire to make a chilly evening so much better. Now, just a couple more pickup truck loads to go and we'll be set.

The new blinds being installed in my office. Unfortunately the whole week was cloudy so I didn't even need to use them. Ah well, there's always hope for next week!

Long days at work, which are definitely not a happy for me, but Mr R loves them as he is able to make some overtime hours. Me, I spent Wednesday and Friday evening waiting for him until 8:00pm. This meant not arriving home until 9, just in time to eat something quick and head for bed. Ah well, at least I am blessed to work at the same company as Mr R so that we can commute together and he does all the driving while I read.

Some happy mail when I got home last night. My Paper Pumpkin craft kit was waiting for me on my doorstep. Hopefully that means I can have some crafty time today!

Sunday was partly spent outside cleaning up all the leaves that had fallen. While us bigs weren't too thrilled with the chore, the little didn't seem to mind at all.

And on that happy note I'm off to link up with Virginia and Annie for her Friday Smiles.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month (November)

Here I am, a week late with this months installment. Story of my life lately LOL

Another month down and only one more to go. I now have quite a nice stash of Christmas cards ready to be written and sent out. In fact, I think that this month I will write and address the ones I have done and then that will be another task taken care of. All that will be needed will be to finish up the December cards and take a trip to the post office and get everything sent off in more than enough time.

Enough chit chat, let's get on the reason you are here--Novembers card. I love the ornament die, it cuts out so beautifully and I think it makes a great impact on a card when cut with shiny foil paper.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 45

I've been a very sporadic poster for a while now. At first it was driving me crazy, but then I realized that I just need to let go. When I have the time and energy I can blog, otherwise, I don't stress about it.

It was Halloween here last Saturday, and what a great night it was. I always love seeing the littles dressed up in their costumes. This year our little went out to a few houses. When someone answered the door she would say "tricktreat" and once they gave her candy, "tankoo". She looked so cute dressed as a pink Care Bear it made me smile, so I will link this up with Annie for her Friday Smiles. This was the only picture I managed to get because she kept heading for the front door with her bucket saying "nandy" LOL

I was speaking with Handsome Son this week and I've known for a while that he and Beautiful Daughter-in-Law are expecting, but they just found out the sex of the little one. When I asked if it was pink or blue, he happily replied "Blue". Looks like I'm going to be shopping for little boy things in the near future.

On the work front this week, it's been what it's been. I did get some good news yesterday though. I have a corner office which is mostly windows. In the summer the heat is outrageous and in the winter, I'm blinded by the sun which comes right in once the earth shifts its axis. Finally, my blinds are being installed. Now, i just have to wait until next Wednesday. I guess I've waited this long, a few more days won't make a difference. 

I suppose that's about it for this week then so I will link up with Virginia over at Celtic House and call it a post!

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

Well, it seems that I never did post the card for September, and here we are in October. Guess that means this post will be a two-for.

Here is the card for September which is based on a design by LeeAnn Greff.

And right on time, here is Octobers offering, which I *think* I came up with on my own. I love the card, but hate waiting for the silver ink to dry. Don't ask how many I smeared because of impatience LOL.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 40

I seem to have fallen off the face of the earth for the last few (okay, 10) weeks. I don't even know why to be honest, other than the fact that I just don't seem to have time to do everything that needs to be done. My evenings are taken up with family stuff and weekends seem to be filled with the tasks that need to be done for the household to run. Why does everyone insist on having clean underwear???!!! Don't they know they are cutting into my creative time! Speaking of which, that seems to have been reduced to 6-8 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I've started a (very) small business selling my handmade cards at a retail venue and before it goes live to the public I've had to build up my stock. It's been tough to do that with only 4 hours a week to work on it, but out of the 50 I want to start with I have 38 done, so I guess that is positive number 1 for the week.

Actually, it's been a super week. Our daughter, Ms Dee, left for a week in Cayo Coco Cuba with a friend on Monday and being the wonderful Nana I am, I took the week off work to look after the Gorgeous (*laughing hysterically, because really, who wouldn't love a week off work?*). We have had a wonderful week playing, reading and taking long walks everyday. I'm not looking forward to returning to the reality of work on Tuesday!

Being home has been so great because my house is clean, my laundry is done and Mr R comes home to a meal waiting for him--that never happens so he been enjoying that as well.

It was quite chilly when we went for our walk yesterday, it's obvious that fall is here. Had to bundle the Gorgeous up with a hat and mittens and by the time we got home her little nose was red and we both needed a cuppa something hot. I'll leave you with this picture and hook up with Annie's Friday Smiles and Virginia at Celtic House.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

I can't believe that it's already August! Where has over half the year gone already????
At least I'm making a good pile in the Christmas card bin. 

For August's card the design and technique came from France Martin. Her card was not a Christmas card, but the design spoke to me and I knew it just needed to be in this year's stash.

Now I'm off to prepare things for a bbq that's happening at our house today.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 30

It's hard to believe how fast the year is zooming by. It's already mid-summer, but it feels like only yesterday it was spring. It's also Friday again and time to visit with Virginia to share the weekly highlights.

Last weekend Mr R and I moved a lot (did I say a lot--I meant a gargantuan pile) of firewood. He made a commitment to supply an acquaintance with 7 cords of firewood. This is the pile to be moved.

We did get it moved, but as there was only the two of us (it wasn't supposed to be like that, I wasn't even supposed to be there) it took us 9 hours just to get the truck loaded on Saturday. On Sunday morning we delivered it and then did absolutely nothing for the rest of the day. It was a waste of a weekend in my books.

The work week was long and rough, but at least it's over now. And I know that next week will be better because I have a 4 day weekend to look forward to.

I have all sorts of animals at work that come to eat the bread and rolls I leave out for them, but this is the first time I have seen this mama groundhog come join in. 

This made me happy and gave me a smile so I am linking it with Annie for her Friday smiles in hopes it makes someone else smile as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 29

Friday has rolled around again which can only mean it's time for the tally of the weekly happies along with Virginia over at Celtic House.

As always, Mr. R is my biggest blessing. The zaniness and chaos that  poor man puts up with, let's just say I'm surprised he never traded me in LOL.

The week seems to have been a very long one. The only day we made it out of work before 7:00 pm was Thursday, and that was a nice early day. Because of the long hours, this week has been pretty much of a wash. By the time we got home and had a bite to eat it was time for bed.

Last weekend was a lovely one and Mr. R managed to get quite a few outdoor chores done while I tackled the indoors. At least I ended up with all the laundry done and put away and a clean house. I did have a little time to play and thoroughly enjoyed the few minutes I was able to squeeze in.

Lets hope next week is much better.

I'm going to leave you with a picture of the adorable GD. Because she has made me smile through my grumpiness all week I'm hooking up with Annie for her Friday Smiles.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Owls for Liem

Last Sunday someone I know (I'm friends with his sister-in-law) welcomed a new baby into his family. Little Liem is such a cutie-pie with lots of dark hair and a chubby little face. I'm in love...or all hormonal over a brand new baby!

I made a girly version of this for my GD, so I figured why not make one for Liem. I just need to get a proper frame to put it in.

Hope he (and his Mommy and Daddy) Like it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 28

Ah, finally Friday has rolled around again. It seems like its been an awfully long week. Today just seemed to drag on like it was never going to end, but end it did. 

That is my first happy for the week--that it's over!

The Pan Am games are going on here in Toronto right now and the lanes on the highways have been changed to add a 3+ person commuter lane. Our daughter has been staying in the city, but every night we pick up our grand-daughter and bring her home and then drop her off again in the morning. Not only does it give us quality time with the little Monkey, but she counts as our third person so we get to use the commuter lane! Devious maybe, but it saves us about an hour in commuting time in the morning. Definitely something to smile about.

We have enjoyed several after dinner visits to the park this week which we have all enjoyed.

Last weekend was so beautiful that we bought a new kiddie pool and Alessia spent lots of time enjoying it.

I guess that's it for this week. Not too bad, but I hope next week is much better!

The photo quality isn't great, but the pool made my water baby smile so I'm linking up with Annie for her Friday Smiles and Virginia who helps us find the bright moments in each week.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

Well, here we are right on time this month for the installment of Xmas Card of the Month.
I've now got 28 cards ready to be written and sent out. I can't believe that we are over halfway to Christmas already. Where has the year gone?

Today's cute snowman comes from a card by Connie Babbert. I saw this guy and just loved him. What a whimsical way to say Merry Christmas! For my card I think I'm going to go big and bold with the sentiment on the inside. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday--Week 27

I can't believe that already half the year is over! Where did the time go?

I thought it was about time that I get my fanny back over here and join in the celebration of weekly happies. I've missed linking up with Virginia over at Celtic House.

Let's start with last Saturday. It was a cold and rainy day, but it was fab because it was my birthday. That means I got cards and much loving from the family and I got to spend the day doing whatever I wanted, which was playing around at the craft desk. I only surfaced when it was time for yet another cup of tea. In the evening Mr R took me out for a lovely prime rib dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It was terrific as usual.

I have hopped back onto the weight loss wagon again and have managed to lose 3lbs this week. It is time to get serious about treating my body with respect so that it will treat me well in return.

The week at work was just what you expect with a week at work. Although, we did have our Canada Day holiday on the Wednesday so that at least broke up the monotony. 

For our day off Mr R and I took our grand-daughter up to her great-grandparents house to see her great-aunt and uncle. Enjoyed a lovely visit catching up with everyone.

Well, that my friends pretty much sums up the happies of my week.

I leave you with a picture of my adorable grand-daughter. This made me smile when my daughter sent it to me so I'll also link up with Annie's Friday Smiles.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015


It's been so long since I was here between life and computer problems, I hope I remember how to play along LOL!

Today my desk is filled with all the makings for a brainstorming session. In my defense, when I pulled everything out it was all neatly stacked. I think my daughters cat decided to walk all over my desk and knocked everything askew. The reason for all this mess crafty goodness is I need to come up with about 30 cards for something I'm considering doing. In among all the "tools of the trade" there are 4 cards that I have managed to complete. Lets play Where's Waldo. Can you find all 4?

Pop over and visit Miss Julia and you will see a bunch of other deskers baring their crafty spots for the rest of us "nosies" to ogle at.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

It's been an unreasonably long time since I've posted here. I've had my own issues, and then the lovely computer decided that it wasn't going to work anymore. I think I have everything sorted out now, so back to our regularly scheduled programming!

It's been a long time coming, but here is Junes Xmas Card of the Month. Borrowed the idea from Sue Robinson here. Mine is not as fancy as hers, but it was quicker to make LOL. Very simple with only two colours and one stamp set. That's my idea of a card!

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

Here we are at the third Sunday of the month. That means that I'm super late with the next installment of the Xmas Card of the Month series.

This months card inspiration was provided by Sandi Munro. All I did was change up the ornaments from jewels to stamps.

Quick, easy and done. Right now that's all I seem to have time for. My blog has been sorely neglected between work and family life. Hopefully that will be remedied soon.

I've been pondering an idea that Mr. R and my daughter put in my head and trying to work out the logistics. If I can manage to sort it out, I'll be gloating posting about here in a short while.

Thanks for stopping by, and to my Canadian readers, enjoy the rest of your long weekend!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

Just realized as I published my last post that today is the first Sunday of the Month. That means it time for the Xmas Card of the Month for April and a twofer on posts.This makes 16 cards sitting snugly in a case waiting to be mailed off and spread Christmas cheer.

This card was based on one made by Lynn Kolkun of Love the pine boughs and ornaments. I think this stamp set will make another appearance in the series.

Thanks for stopping by.



I've decided to enter this weeks challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. The mission this week was a colour challenge.

And my card to showcase these lovely colours. This was my sisters birthday card. As you can see, she was celebrating a very special birthday. (Shhh, don't let her know I told you how old she is!)

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 14

I've fallen off the radar over the last couple of weeks as things were very trying in my little abode. We lost our oldest bulldog at the end of October due to a rampant bacterial infection, and it looked like our youngest was following in his path. After an emergency surgery she was on the mend and is now back to her "wild-bullie" self.

This week has been fairly quiet, but that in itself is a most welcome positive after the last couple of weeks.

I received a couple of large boxes of happy mail--loads of new goodies to play with.

Had a lovely visit with my parents who haven't seen us or their great-granddaughter in too long.

A wonderful dinner of take-out sushi--one of my fave meals.

An Easter egg hunt for my granddaughter that we did this morning as she will not be here on Sunday. After much helping from Nana and Papa she found all her eggs and got the hang of actually putting them in her basket--priceless.

An extra day off from work is always a bonus. It's lovely not having to wake up with an alarm clock.

That's about it for this week, but I will leave you with a fun selfie Mr R took of him and Alessia. Love that they have the same expression! Linking this up with Annie for her Friday Smiles.

Well, I'm off to link up with Virginia at Celtic House and Annie and then order some take-out for dinner.

Have a super week and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 10

How I love it when Friday rolls around. First off, because it's Friday, and secondly because I can join up with Virginia and see what lovely things have been going on in other peoples week.

Thankfully I am now feeling back to 100% so that is a big happy dance.

Our new chinchilla, Frankie, seems to have settled into his new home and appears to be very happy. Of course, he is spoiled rotten just like the rest of the zoo and loves it.

Lovely daughter and grand-daughter going away for the weekend which gives Mr R and I some much needed and deserved alone time. Maybe a date night dinner could be in the cards.

Some happy mail from my SU upline. A lovely card and a stamp set for promoting to the next level.

And to finish off, a picture of my grand-daughter that brought a smile to my face, so I'll link up with Annie for her Friday Smiles as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!


True Confessions

I always hear from the lovely deskers how tidy my desk looks, but our wonderful Ms. Julia left me a comment yesterday that just tickled me.

"I'm sorry that you still aren't right - that's not fair after so long, huh! Cor, roll on real warm dry weather for everyone. Everyone will tell you how neat and tidy you are...I'm going one step further. I have one set of small shelves that are a very dark brown melamine. I use them almost daily, but I don't show close ups on WOYWW. Because you could write your name in the dust! So I'm MEGA impressed by your housework as well as your neat!!"

As I have mentioned before, once my beautiful grand-daughter (I know, slightly biased) was born I had to give up my craft room as we only have a 3 bed house. There were no complaints about this at all as it is so worth it, but I then had to find a place for all my crap stuff. Fortunately my master bedroom is a good size and I was able to get everything in the room and put a large shelf in the closet for the overflow.

Really, all that long drawn out explanation means is that if my desk is not tidy I find I can't relax in my bedroom. I have trained myself to clean up, or at least do a quick tidy, after each crafting session. As for the lack of dust on the shelves, I think it is because I'm always pulling things off and putting them back on. Believe me, I'm not one to dust very often! 

The only drawback to this set up is that looking at all my stuff gives me ideas that I "need" to try right away, usually two minutes before I'm ready to crawl into bed for the night. I have partially solved this by keeping a notebook handy to scribble my thoughts down and then let it go for the night.

Here are a few pics of my current setup. And no, I will not show you my closet!!! LOL

Starting just to the left of my desk is my ink caddy (the cube is actually on my dresser)
Between the desk and dresser are my wood mount stamps
The shelf on my work surface hold my clear mount stamps, punches, markers and my fantastic lights
The corner desk houses my ATG gun, clear blocks, tool caddy, laptop and printer
Under to corner desk are some of my 12 x 12 papers
Drawer cart holds extra adhesive and misc. stuff
The shelf has boxes with bling, dies and embossing folders, my Big Shot, trimmers, scoring board and Paper Pumpkin goodies
This big guy is on the opposite side of the room and holds all kinds of other goodies and my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
The closet door is on the far right side of this wall
I just want to let you all know, that I appreciate every visit and comment left for me. I do get round to almost all of you every week, but I don't have a lot of time to leave comments usually. I do love seeing what everyone is up to and snooping at your crafty areas, it makes me feel part of a real community!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

Well, I'm a little late posting this. Have to blame the illness, and then the lethargy and then the trying to catch up on everything that didn't get done while I was being a sloth. LOL Better late than never right?

Here we are in March and that means the third installment of Xmas Card of the Month. I feel good as this will give me a total of 12 cards done. 

This card was cased from a Stampin' Up! demo, Julie Davison, that I found on Pineterest. I didn't have the embossing folder or framelets that she used, but I'm happy with my result.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Wednesday has come upon us again. That means you need to head over to the Mistress of Desks, Julia and see what everyone else has been up to this week.

On my desk you will see the Xmas Card of the Month, sitting along side my Nyquil. Two and a half weeks later and still feeling kind of icky. I have the pieces off to the side for the other four cards. Maybe later this evening I'll put them together.

Well, off to try and visit some deskers.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 9

A little late on this weeks post I'm afraid. Ah well, life just got in the way. I have been ill now for two weeks and while I seem to be better, I just have zero energy and drive. I'll link up with Virginia anyway.

My biggest yipees these last couple of weeks were finishing the cards for and celebrating my grand-daughters 1st birthday on February 13th.

I've spent more time laying around being a sloth than doing much of anything. Today my daughter wants to head to the pet store and see about a fuzzy something for the little one to love. She's thinking a dwarf rabbit. I already feel like I live in a zoo, so why not add one more...

And here's what we ended up getting--a chinchilla. He's so soft and friendly. I think his name will be Frankie. No sure what she decided.

And here is my little monkey enjoying her cake. This definitely made me smile so I will also link up with Annie's Friday Smiles.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


What's on your workdesk Wednesday?

Well, those birthday cards that I started last week are still there. (I have until Friday, right?)
Two of them are well on their way to being done. The third--still trying to figure that one out. I guess that I'll need to get in there tonight and finish them off before the little one turns two! Panic is starting to set in...

Hop on over and visit Julia to see what others have going on this week.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 6

Yippie, it's Friday! I love me the last day of the work week. As per Virginia's example, lets take a look at some of the positives this last week.

It's been a fairly quiet week and most of my "yay" stuff is of the mundane variety.

At the weekend managed to get the birthday and Valentine's presents bought for my granddaughter (February 13 and 14 respectively).

On Wednesday Mr R and I ended up taking the day off work due to a horrible accident that closed the highway into the city. All side roads were jammed to the hilt and nobody was getting anywhere fast so we just went home. I managed to catch up on some domestic duties and spend time with the little one.

I also spent some time at my desk organizing my thoughts and plans for her 1st birthday cards.

Mr R made dinner that night--what a treat to not have to cook!

Had a fun time playing in the snow with the little one, who seemed to enjoy it.

Hmm, it appears that pretty well all the good stuff happened on Wednesday!

I'll leave you with a couple of pics of my granddaughter, and as the make me smile, I'll also hook up with Annie for her Friday Smiles.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Thursday, February 5, 2015


Here we are at Wednesday again. Time for the looky-loo at others desks. Join up with Julia for this addictive, harmless voyeurism.

Here is my desk in all its glory. I have to make not one, not two, but three first birthday cards for my Granddaughter. People want me to make theirs for them too! Not to mention I need a Valentine card for her for the following day. I need to find more hours in the day because 24 just ain't cutting it!

The alcohol is there because I need to clean my clear blocks. The glass of wine that is out of sight is for me to drink in hopes of gaining some extra inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by.