Friday, April 30, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

Not much to show this week I'm afraid.  I've only crocheted up a few beanies during the evenings this week.  But I have been working in the yard.  You see, I live in the desert and we have gotten almost 6" of rain at my house this year so far.  The plan was to redo the yard, put in some desert landscaping in the front, keep the grass in the back...last year we got the two hills in, put in some new trees (after taking out 15) and plants, got the sprinkler system updated and...well, we ran out of money and energy to get the weed barrior and rock in place...then it rained....and rained....and rained some more...UGH...I live in the desert for crying out loud.  The weeds have taken over.  I've pulled, mowed, weed-eated and sprayed but they are thriving in my yard anyway...mustard and foxtail to be exact.  Then there is this other weed that has a geranium like leaf...never had it until a few years ago.  Sooo....I've been in the yard pulling weeds out by their ground hugging roots most everday this week.  I've filled countless bags of them.  The foxtail down the edge of driveway are gone...for now, and the first hill in the front yard is now weed free.  Still one more hill to go.  I love my yard but at this point I ask myself why does it have to be so big.  Last night, every muscle in my body hurt...especially the backs of my legs and back from bending over and pulling those darn things.  
Now don't get me wrong...I did enjoy and am grateful for every drop of rain we received.  The desert is full of colorful flowers all a-bloom this year.  We've been out riding our ATVs several times and have really enjoyed the beauty of the flowers.  The cactus are blooming and they are amazing this year.  Here are a few pictures from last weekends trip for you to enjoy.  This tree was a real treat at Nickel Creek.  I've neve seen it in bloom before.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

Here are a few pictures from last weekends craft show in Mesquite. 
Last show everyone wanted the flowers, this time not one was adopted.  I did sell some cards, along with a signs, the dog bone stakes, and magnets.  Lots of people were there but few were carrying packages.  Just the time of year I think.  Spring shows can be difficult sometimes.  Although I have had a few really great spring shows.  Now, I'll prepare for one summer show and gear up for my fall shows.  Have a great weekend everyone. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

It's Show & Tell Friday and I want to tellyou about a fun, family oriented event happening just a short hour's frive from Las Vegas. Come out to the Casa Blanca in Mesquite on Saturday for the Springtime Bazaar.  There will lots of crafters, vendors, kids entertainment and more.  I'll be there with some great items for Mother's Day.  I hope to see you there supporting the little  It's going to be a great event. 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

And the winner is...

drum roll, please.....Mary Beth!  Congratulations to Mary Beth for winning the drawing for the picture frame last week.  Thanks for commenting on my blog post.  I hope you enjoy the frame!


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