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Our New Etsy Shop, Beyond Words Boutique, Is Open!

ImageThis morning out walking with my husband, we looked over and saw the most beautiful sunrise reflected off the pond. In only minutes all the pink had gone. So BEAUTIFUL! Loved it! 

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My daughters and I spent yesterday afternoon getting our etsy shop, Beyond Words Boutique, ready to open. Haylee has been working on earrings and we got those photographed and listed. You can see them here <http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeyondWordsBoutique?ref=ss_profile&gt;. Check it out when you have time! 

 

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Burlap stocking with cuff

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Burlap stocking with ruffle

So my fabulous daughter, Alyssa, works for The Tomkat Studio which you can see here <http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/blog/&gt;. The owner wanted some burlap stockings to put in her shop, so that’s what I’ve been working on for the past week or so. These babies are padded and lined so the burlap will not shed as it is prone to do. They should be up for sale in her shop soon!

On a side note, the garden is just starting to look good. The broccoli is growing and I noticed this am that there are a few little tomatoes growing. Yay!! I do have some lettuce almost ready to harvest and tomorrow I will post a pic of the addition on the chicken coop. I have yet to get new chickens but hopefully soon!

Happy Gardening & Crafting!!

 

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October in Arizona

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The sage is blooming…so beautiful! The butterflies love it! I have seen a really beautiful yellow butterfly that did look somewhat like a monarch. Not sure it was though. I love this time of year. October in Arizona is my favorite month. Well, my youngest is dressed like a zombie and ready to trick or treat tonite. He is looking pretty bloody, and makes all the right sounds. Ha ha!! Happy Halloween to you! and Happy Birthday to my wonderful dad, whose birthday is always celebrated with the ghouls every year! Love you, Dad!

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Stamped Metal Jewelry

I do love jewelry! What girl doesn’t? So, in the last week, I have put together a couple of things. The first is for our YW in Excellence this year. We want to give something to the girls so they will remember to be like the stars, that are close to our Heavenly Father, and remain close to him – they do not move no matter what! The second one was a gift for my wonderful niece, Kaylani, who turned 16 the other day. ImageImage

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Easter Grass

My sister-in-law & I decided to grow some wheat grass in some tea cups for the easter centerpiece this year. Super simple. Just fill your desired container with some potting soil. If you have 2 weeks or more, you may simply plant some spring or soft white wheat into the solid and keep moist until sprouted. It is also beneficial to keep covered with plastic wrap so the moisture will stay in the soil, thereby allowing the wheat to sprout faster. If you don’t have 2 weeks, but only a week, you can soak the wheat over night in some water. The next morning, plant as previously described. These grasses grew like this in about 5 to 6 days. I was actually out of town and came back to them all grown. Lovely!! Can’t wait to put some little eggs in them!

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Pinterest Club #1

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Our first Pinterest Club was last nite!! My lovely sister-in-law & I are co-chairing a new club that meets on the 3rd Tues. of every month at 7p. We have a Facebook page and post the pics and supplies needed for each project. Last night we did these super simple spring wreaths, as well as the cute little spring chicks! The necklaces were a hit. Alyssa made one, and my super crafty friend, Elizabeth made like 3 or 4!! She tutored Britt on how to make them. She really can do just about anything!! Love that girl! We had about 10 ladies and had a great time. We had 2 ladies bring treats off of Pinterest. Salsa & some Sopapilla Cheesecake bars. Both were delicious! Such a fun nite!! Love it!

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Things that melt my heart!

Yesterday, I got home and found this note. It just kind of melted my heart, to see my 11 year old be responsible…every mom’s dream.🙂

This little guy melts my heart, too. My little 1 year old nephew. So CUTE!!

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