Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Why yes that is

a first place ribbon.
This is the project I made for the Crawford County Fair this year. It was in the gift wrapping category, and I was so excited when I went up and saw that giant blue ribbon with it. It really made my week, that's for sure.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I love _________because it reminds me of________.

I love yellow, because it reminds me of all things sunny, happy, and warm. Yellow is not my favorite color but it does for me carry a lot of emotion. I find it very hard to look at yellow and not feel happy, or sunny inside.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Blank wall, cricut, contact paper, and you've got...

Instant home decor. Since we'd moved I'd find myself staring at the blank space above the entertainment center. Then just the other day it hit me, animal silhouettes. I had the means to cut them with my Cricut Expression, but what material to use. Then at Home Depot I found black leather textured contact paper... PERFECT. Yesterday I set about cutting out the animal shapes, and I'm pretty pleased with how it looks and how it fits in with my safari themed living room.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pymatuning Spillway

This is what we did today on my husband's day off. We headed out to Linesville PA, to see the newly remodeled spillway. This is a place I have visited nearly every year of my life. Now some people have told me they find it gross, but it never gets old to me.
This is a view of the carp down in the actual spillway along with this really cool giant lily pad. The motto of the spillway is Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish... Pymatuning Lake is so full of carp that the ducks could really walk on them.
Here is a picture of the spillway where the fish sometimes fall over into the pit, which opens up on the other side of the road.
Here is a lovely view of the sun hitting on the lake and the ducks and geese swimming.
We also stopped at the fish hatchery where they have this big tank with lots of different kinds of fish. You can walk downstairs and look into windows for a closer view.
If you ever happen to be in the area and want to go give me a call!!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I've been Tagged....

So 7 things you don't know about me...

1. I went to England when I was 7
2. I love pepperoni and eat it out of the bag most days
3. I have Raynauds Phenomenon... really how many people have a phenomenon?
4. I am an only child
5. I can write with my toes
6. I love pound puppies
7. I have two and half tattoos

Now I'm gonna tag some people feel free to do this or not the tagger police won't come get you if you don't... Marianne, Kelli, Wendy, Karla, Jennifer C, Rosemary, and Vern... tag your all it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sea Dragon

The Sea Dragon how cool is this guy? We saw them on our recent trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo, and PPG Aquarium. I think if I saw it in the wild I would think it was nothing more than a floating pile of leaves... and they move so gracefully... truly amazing creatures.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

New Addition

Here it is... our new couch. We recently moved to a new house with a smaller living room so we decided to get new bigger furniture... so our new sectional sofa.

It's taking a little time to get used to it, but I think in a few days we'll all have found our comfort zones. In the bottom picture is Jac trying to zoom out before I took the picture... looks like he wasn't fast enough.