Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fair Winds and Following Seas my Friend…



Warren Scott Aragon passed from this world at 2:35 PM July 28th with all of his family around him, loving him and urging him heavenward…..he was 51 years of age.

When my Mom passed over 30 years ago ( how can that be?), some kind soul sent this poem to me….it has always brought me comfort…..


I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads
her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her
until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where
the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says: "There! She's gone."


Gone where? Gone from my sight--that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was
when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load
of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished
size is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when
someone at my side says, "There! She's gone,"there are
other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to
take up the glad shout, " Ahh, There she comes!"

This is it

We all spoke of what heaven will be for our beloved Scott……and decided it has to look something like this…..(with a pretty blond angel somewhere close…:) )


A better man, father, brother or friend there has never been…..his work is finally done here on this earth, this part of your journey is over Scott…..until we see your sweet face again….. be happy! We love you!

Sandy, Wayne, Bryan and Chris, Maya too.....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today we bring Scott home

bird 1

I just wanted to let those of you who have been so supportive that we are taking Scott home today via Hospice. About a week or so ago he was starting to throw clots everywhere in his poor pain racked body and so he was taken out of rehab and brought to the hospital. To make a long painful story short, they talked him into trying the chemo and three days later he is going home to die. We had truly thought we had a little more time, but the chemo just devastated his immune system. I pray we can get him home……thank you to everyone who reached out with each of their own stories and prayers…..right now all of the family is in “shock” mode and getting thru this…..please pray that God takes him home soon…..we will miss him so much!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Fiesta Dinnerware for Fall !

A few months ago a friend of mine and me were at a Dillard's Dept. Store and saw this wonderful mixing bowl set in a color we had never seen before…..I have recently found it everywhere! The color, Marigold, was brought out to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Fiesta!!!!! Fiesta® Dinnerware was designed by Frederick Hurton Rhead in 1936 and is now among the most collected china products in the world. As originally designed, the line featured art deco styling and bold, bright colors. The product was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986 with new contemporary colors to mark its 50th anniversary.

This color along with a few others they have had for awhile will make an incredible fall table!!!!!

First: Marigold



Here is the piece they made to will celebrate the anniversary:

31Pvlz5mYML__AA160_ at over $250.00 it is a bit pricy for me! But collectors will be grabbing these up soon!

Would these two colors go beautifully with the Marigold?

Fiesta_Paprika_MainPic_m PAPRIKA

Fiesta_Plum_MainPic_m PLUM


It is starting to feel like fall fever is hitting…..I can hardly wait! Everything here at my home looks so burned and scorched…no matter how much we water….we did get a great storm last night, lost quite a few tree branches though…..New roof and gutters work great! :):)

Are you ready for Autumn yet??????

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Alert! Fellow Crafters….we are all in trouble!

I just saw a post about CHA show that is going on this week and I have to get a grip! So many wonderful papers and embellishments!!!! I am going to show you a few I am in love with…you can click on the name and go to their website to see more of their new collections….


Crate Paper 2

Crate Paper 1



Websters 4

Websters 3

Websters 2


OA Farmhouse

OA Saspirilla

OA Sidewalks

OA usually comes out with their Holiday line a little later.







This is going to be a fun Fall and Holiday Season for sure!!!! I am sure there will be lots more new lines showing up now weekly! If you are like me, you are already figuring out how to save up the money…LOL

It is just about time to start thinking of those tag swaps…..:):)

PS…. Thanks Briana at Paper Lust for getting the word out!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Sandy Creates !

I am participating in Karen Valentine’s “Where Blogger’s Create”


I have done and redone my room I blog and craft in numerous times, it is always a work in progress! I wanted to show you the three different stations I have set up in my 10x10 room. There is no closet, so most of my storage is under the tables and desk…therefore no floor shots! :)

But I will show you a shot of the floor right after it was put in…this photo I found on Google was my inspiration:


My room was ugly white with tan carpet, here is a shot right after they got it done, no polish yet, and I painted the walls a robin egg blue! I have a HUGE skylight that gives me lots of sunshine. Always a happy place!

floor 6

I have double doors, but like I said no closet…..I bought a small dining room table at Goodwill for $20.00 and painted the legs red and added oil cloth to the top….really easy project!

Table from Goodwill 1

Table from Goodwill 2

Table from Goodwill 3

I added shelves to the wall and this is what it looked like to begin with….

Room 2

Sadly, it doesn’t look as neat now…….



Table from Goodwill 4

This is a thrift store find, 2 Spice racks and bottles I am using for my glitter and beads, not quite done with the caps…..need something fun and colorful for the labels.


This is the other side of the room, where I do my paper crafting….look quick…it will be a mess before you know it! :)


A few cuties in the room:


Clock fav shotIMG_0064


And of course a few of my favorite collection….


The cabinets next to it hold a bunch of stuff!!!! :)

Tower of cabinets

Here is the inspiration board up close….

Inspiration Board

my fun retro style lamp IMG_0053

and here is my computer desk…it is all in a “U” shape….


So this is my little corner of the world, thanks for stoppin’ by! If you click on Karen’s ad at the top of this post you can see hundred’s of fun filled spaces! Enjoy!


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