Wednesday, July 15, 2015


It's summertime in Iowa  hot and humid......


Grandparents Goodwin cabinet

we added a water fountain to the back patio.....I have had fun planting and watching them grow

I found these birdbath stones at a local farmer's supply store....wish I had grabbed more







 trying one of the new colors of cone flowers

 I love Lantana!




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blooming Kids!

Recently I had "almost" family visiting from Colorado.  The 2 young girls loved my bracelet from a pattern by Renee Kovnesky.   The pattern Blooming Buds is a fun quick bracelet.   As we were sitting and talking I talked Emily through one bud.  She was such a good beadier! 
  We made a date for both girls to come back and bead. 
 Thanks Renee for such a wonderful pattern.....
you created memories for all of us!
Emily was a very quick learner!  Even a couple of days after making the first bud she remembered what we were going to do next.


Abby showing off her bud!

I hope the girls will catch the beading bug!

I think they did a wonderful job!  
They can come create with the "flying missiles" anytime!