I never quite know what to say when a part of my heart is broken. Today we said
goodbye to our lovely girl, Crystal. From the moment I met her, she had stolen
my heart. She was a puppy that was as smart as a whip and mischievous yet had a
charming way of making me not be mad for very long. Crystal was a great show
dog, and I finished her myself with sweepstakes and specialty wins. She had a
wonderful specials career and was the ESSFTA runner up show bitch for 2003. She
made it all the way to the final cuts at the National and Westminster and was
the only dog left in the ring at the end, who didn't get the big rosette. But
she was so much more than a show record...Crystal shared her wonderful zest for
life and perfect temperament with her children. She's the mama of 5 champions,
and so many wonderful offspring - Danielle, Kaecee, Charley, Brighton, Shane,
Banner, Morgan and Macy, just to name a few. She was the perfect dog to live
with, never complaining and always so accepting of every dog, or puppy. She was
mama to all the puppies, whether they were hers or not. She loved her small
toys, the baby squirrels and bees that fit into the nest. I will miss her daily
woo woos and her snuggles with me. My life won't be the same without her, but
I'm grateful for every moment that I did. Rest in peace, my dear sweet girl.
Say hi to your Daddy Austin, Will, Carly and also my good friend Anita in
CH Aspen's Ashwyn Adventure 02/01/2000 - 01/08/2013
Tis the season for home organizing, and re-decorating. I've been inspired by so many fun things on Pinterest lately.
Time to get off my butt and do some of them!
The first thing was our guest bathroom. Now, its fairly bland, but I felt like it needed a "mini-makeover".
The first thing I did was take down the boring, builder grade, crappy towel bar. There was definitely nothing special about that.
The best part of this Mini makeover? It was FREE! I love how it looks!
Wait until tomorrow...I cannot wait to show my trash to treasure project!
So we may have nearly fell off the fiscal cliff, but we did survive the end of the world! (tic) Seriously, I love the New Year! I usually am revived and ready to start new things, organizing, diets, etc. I don't normally make resolutions per se...but I do set some person goals.
I spent a little Time today making a nice card set. I usually need to keep a stash of birthday and thank you cards so I make all of these at one time using some of the same supplies on each card. It's been so long since I've had time to just sit down and create a whole set of cards. I think these turned out nice don't you?
I used mostly My Minds Eye and Dear Lizzie Neapolitan. I think they go well together.
I frequently like to mix together two or three different lines that I think have a lot of the same colors and themes. What lines do you like to mix together that work well ?
I am so addicted to making these little bags. It started with Valentines day, and now I want to keep making them for every little occasion. They are so cute, and a perfect way to tuck in a little note for a friend, or a co-worker. They are the perfect size to hold a gift card or a piece of chocolate too.
What do you think? What else could I use these for? LOL, since I'm making so many of them!
Snow is a pretty rare occurrence where I live. However, any appearance of the white stuff means out
come the cameras! This snow event also caused the traffic and roads to be CHAOS, so we just hunkered down and I played with the scrap goodies!I kind of like the title on this layout. I made a Snow banner!
Supplies used (both layouts): Patterned paper - Little yellow bicycle, October Afternoon. Doilies: Little Yellow Bicycle. Chipboard-Maya Road, Corrugated letters-Jillibean Soup, Journaling spot: Basic Grey Basics, Ribbon-Martha Stewart, Rubons-Jenni Bowlin