Monday, July 30, 2007

Still HOT outside and still doing a little riding!

Our riding friends, Steve and Joan, are recuperating from shoulder surgery (Steve) and a broken foot (Joan) so Bob and I have had to forge our own trail . . . check out that cowgirl hat - from Target! Bob is perplexed at my renewed interest (28 year interval) in the horses, in fact I am a bit surprised myself. There isn't any real explanation for it - just a little fun for a girl in Scottsdale, AZ - "The West's Most Western Town."
xoxx, Renée

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Precious Metal Clay

a necklace started ala Nina Bagley style

earrings . . . with the Nina knot

The charms on the left are stamped little nests with eggs . . . this is my first PMC clay attempt - just what I need another creative outlet - HA! Thanks Lisa - you know it's your fault!

Bob is off on a fly fishing trip to Lee's Ferry, so yesterday I went to the first showing of Hairspray with a friend. The music was great - it was very entertaining - always my idea of a good movie. Bob and I saw Live Free, Die Hard on Saturday before he left . . . also enjoyable if you think of it as a comedy. LOL Caution: use my reviews if you are the sort that likes mindless entertainment! My theory is if I want to think or be depressed I will read the newspaper. I just added Carrie Underwood's Some Hearts to my iPod . . . she rocks! LOVE "Before He Cheats on ME" the lyrics make me laugh EVERY time! A perfect work out tune!
xoxx, Renée

Monday, July 16, 2007


shhhh . . . this is obsessive Bessie - she is my contribution for a mail swap and I sent them today to the others that are participating. The only parameter was to use fabric - she was fun to create - it was nice to play with fabric and paper.

My house looks like we had a tornado - while the thermometer is topping out around 110 degrees every day this week I decided to sort all the mountains of stuff that have crept in to every nook and cranny. WHAT A MESS! What in the world was I thinking!
xoxx, Renée

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Paris to the Moon
Costa Mesa, CA

Darren & Kerri
Last weekend I was in Southern CA with my friend Lisa for some journaling workshops with Teesha Moore. Before the Sat. & Sun workshops got underway we went on a shopping adventure Friday. We stayed at the Residence Inn in Manhattan Beach and headed south to Costa Mesa. The first stop was at a fun shop . . . Paris to the Moon . . . an eclectic mix of jewelry, glitter, aprons & art. Darren & Kerri are the shop keepers of this very cool store. Watch for Kerri's new book, Crowns & Tiaras, release date in August. Lisa and I found a few treasures here first then we went to Orange for some antiquing. My favorites in Orange are Country Roads Antiques and Down Home American Country. Don't miss these shops if you are vacationing in Orange County . . . treasures are just waiting for your arrival!
xoxx, Renée

Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July . . . summer is in full warmth (113 degrees today) here in the Southwest . . .

Our website is back in service and there are even a few new photos of workshops coming up in August at the Country Loft (La Mesa, CA) and in Oct for Boxwood & Berries at the Country Sampler (Spring Green, WI) - I hope some of you can join me.
xoxx, Renée