Wednesday, April 27, 2011


A friend of mine received a pair of earrings as a gift, a really special gift.  The only problem was that my friend does not have pierced ears!  So she brought these earrings to me and asked if I could make something out of them.  I instantly knew what had to be done!  The transformation appeared in my mind immediately. 

What started out as a pair of earrings, pretty for sure, but of no use...

...became transformed into a necklace of timeless beauty that can be worn for years to come. 

Debbie's Dream

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Day Hike

Sorry for the infrequent posts lately, haven't been feeling up to it.  Thankfully, I was feeling pretty good on Easter weekend...even went for an easy hike with my hubby and the boys. 

Here is the annual must take Easter Sunday picture...yes, that's my youngest son on the left!

He is one gigantic 9 year old, huh?

After lunch, we packed some snacks and water bottles and headed for the hills. Not too far away, there's a rustic little camp that has some easy hiking trails. The mission was to find the treehouse.

Mission accomplished! 
Along the way, I noticed some pretty little wildflowers blooming.  It rained earlier, so they were still dotted with tiny perfect raindrops. 

"These are the days you'll remember...
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky

It’s true that you

Are touched by something

That will grow and bloom in you."
10,000 Maniacs

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Rough Start

Despite a rough start, spring is arriving ever so slowly and haltingly. 

Last weekend, 2 inches of snow covered all the spring daffodils and forsythia blossoms. 
Today it could get up to 86 degrees!  Some of you know which kind of day I prefer! 

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24