Sunday, February 24, 2013

Beautiful, Beautiful Mountains

Actually, I don’t have much of anything to write about today but I do have a few photos that say it all.  I took these photos while I was on my way back home from today.  The mountain photos are always breath taking to me.  No matter which direction I take a photo in our beautiful little valley, I most always get mountains in the background.  Beautiful, beautiful mountains.





Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Merry Christmas From Idaho

Merry Christmas.  Oh wait, it’s not Christmas……….unless you live in our little small town in Idaho.  Yesterday, as I was driving down the main highway that runs through our little town, I had to chuckle to myself that there are still Christmas decorations on all the poles that run right along the main highway.  I wonder what travelers think as they pass through our little town and see that we still have our Christmas decoration up.  When you look at the pictures I’ve taken, don’t just focus on the forefront picture, look past that and you can see decoration lined up as far as you can see.  Is this just too funny, or what.  I love small towns.




Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine Surprise

During one of my many adventures searching the internet, I came across the cutest idea for a Valentine surprise for my hubby.  I saw a picture where a lady put paper hearts on her husbands side of the bed.  I thought the idea was FUN so I decided to go with it and decorate for my husband.  First I went to the Western Store (local store) and picked up some “sorta” red poster paper.  I took it to work where we have a device that cuts out different shapes.  After working hours, I took my poster paper and went to work, cutting out my hearts.  I hurried home and put my hearts, candy and a card on my husbands side of the bed…even filling up the foot of the bed, before he got home from his work.  He was totally surprised when he turned down his side of the bed that evening.  What a cute idea…..this could be done for other holidays, too.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine…..You Light Up My Life

I got the idea from other blogs about using the saying..Valentine, You Light Up My Life. I loved it so off to work I went on creating a Valentine for the Kinder’s (Kindergarten Class). I went with the theme I had found on the internet and then I went looking for a light bulb. I found the perfect light on the internet that did not contain any copyright markings so I was off and running. Then I headed to WalMart to get some glowsticks. I really like how they turned out and I think the Kinders will like them too. Plus, there is an attachment that comes with the glowsticks that will enable the Kinders to turn their glowsticks into bracelets. The glowstick is much prettier than it showed up in the picture but it gives you an idea of how my Valentines turned out.



Sunday, February 10, 2013

All Creatures of Our God and King

I didn’t have any intentions of going for a ride today but it was so sunny and nice, that I just couldn’t help myself.  I actually rolled down the window to take photos and it wasn’t even cold.  Just thought I’d share with you what I saw through my lens.  As I was typing this, a wonderful hymn came to mind…..All Creatures of Our God and King.  When it comes right down to it, this song would fit most all nature photo moments.











Friday, February 8, 2013

Crocheted Dishcloth

Since December, I’ve been crocheting tops on kitchen towels that are hung from a kitchen drawer handle or the oven door handle and dishcloths.  I’ve actually crocheted the kitchen towels for some time, along with hot pads with the dishcloths being my most recent.  I found the dishcloth pattern on the internet and really like how it puts a scalloped edge on the top and sides.  I found the instructions to be very easy… kind of pattern.

This is the dishcloth that I made today.  I’m experimenting with different yarn thicknesses and brands of yarn to see which one makes the best dishcloth.  This blue yarn is a 75% cotton, 25% acrylic mix.  I’ve never used a mix before so I don’t know how it will work but I guess I’ll find out.




I made this next dishcloth last month, using a much thinner cotton thread/yarn.  It looks too flimsy for a dishcloth, but it actually works quite well.



This is the first dishcloth I made, using a much thicker, cotton yarn.  It absorbs quite well but I’m not too sure I like the thickness.  I think I would like it better used as a washcloth.


Now, for the kitchen towel…………get ready………..and no, your computer monitor color hues do not need to be adjusted.  My sister is really into yellow and orange colors so thus, the bright towel.  A lot of people like bright colors but for me, not so much.  I’m a traditional (boring) color type of person. 



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Natural Snow Sculptures

Sunday, I went for a little drive and I came to a road above town that had snow plowed pretty deep on the one side.


As I was slowly driving along the side of piled snow, I noticed sitting on the top of the snow a white looking squirrel.


I thought, ok….I’m bored….I’ll see how many other natural snow sculptured objects I can find in the frozen snow.  I only found two more, and I will let you try to guess what I saw.



The next pictures are just random pictures I wanted to take, including some more piled snow.  I know, I’m easily amused but I sure enjoy my rides.