Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Home of the best crab chowder ever!


and the yummiest chocolate covered carmel apples!


OH MY, the snow and cold, we were so very NOT prepared for this! BRRRRR!

the Seattle Aquarium




Spending some time at the Seattle Aquarium!

Monday, November 29, 2010

No photo. No bling

I didn't blog at all over the Thanksgiving week. We took a family trip that took us on the road to Seattle, then over to see my mom and dad in Montana, then back home to Vegas.

I'm getting caught back up on everything, decking the halls, checking my lists, and getting life back in order.

I have some fun pics to post, some new blog idea's. I'm excited about all the new things to come in December.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I am so Thankful!

First thing this morning, I got my hubb's off to work then got the kids up and moving. Once everyone was up, I put a quick call in to the hospital to check on my mom. WOOHOO, she's doing Awesome! I can't tell you how good it felt to get to talk to her today. She's in alot, {ALOT} of pain but that comes with having your entire chest cavity opened up, but she's doing so well!

Then I got the kids all off to school and took a few phone calls, one was a phone strategy session with a business manager/marketing coach/all around Guru! I have pages of notes...the only thing she didn't have was the magic key to add 2 xtra hours to my day once everyone's tucked into bed at night...but I'm working on that.

I have some great tutorial's coming up. I just need to get to home depot for a nice size board to use for the first one.

{but} in all this I had chance to really look at where I am, where I'm going, how I'm going to get there. And dang if things aren't going spectacular. I am so thankful for the business I have. I get to wake in the morning and KNOW I'm gonna have a great day at work because I LOVE what I do. I meet the most wonderful people through my shop!

I have the support of a great family. My hubb's and kids are the best. I couldn't ask for more.

I'm so Thankful that things are going so well with my mom, I honestly never expected it to all go so well, and while I type this I know she has a long road to recovery but I'm so hopeful that everything will continue to go this well.

I'm truly Thankful and looking forward to the Holiday's ahead, and excited with the prospect of what 2011 will bring.

What are you Thankful for?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

not going to be getting much sleep tonight

I'd love to be able to curl up on the couch and "yak" the night away with my mom because I'm sure she's not going to be sleeping much tonight either. Tomorrow morning at 6am she checks into the hospital with her open heart surgery scheduled for 7am. I know things never go as planned as far as times and schedules, but I'm on the sidelines for this one 15 hours away. My dad will be there with her and I know she's in good hands but I'll still be waiting on pins and needles all day while I await phone calls updating me on her condition. I am so glad she'll have friends and family with her, but those of us that are far away will be right there with her in our hearts!

UPDATE I just got the call I've been waiting on and things went well with her surgery. they did 5 bi-passes and have thus far been able to keep her kidney's functioning...so a huge sigh of relief and now begins the recovery for her.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Learning to Sew.

This weekend my daughter decided she'd like to learn to sew. Which may sound like a fabulous idea....if only I knew how to sew well. But heck, where there's a will there's a way {right}. This weekend as her first project she made me a cute little fabric pouch for my blackberry..I mean {how cute is that!}



Then today while I was at walmart I came across a pillow case kit on clearance that I thought might be fun. It looked easy enough. I thought it would be a great beginner project.



Once she got home from school and got all her homework out of the way she got started on her project...{let me tell it wasn't nearly as easy I had envisioned}



But after reading the instructions 52 times, and ripping out the threads for her because I told her to pin it together {wrong} I'm still not entirely convinced I figured out how it was supposed to go together, that last step got really confusing{shh please don't tell her though, she's convince I know what I'm doing}...and it's finished and she's a happy, proud little girl...and I'm one tired mama!

I love customer photo's


How cute is that?
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{Menu Monday}

Putting together the menu and grocery list for this week
{Monday} - Baked potato and Salad Bars [mackenzie]
{Tuesday} - Chinese pork and noodles [sam]
{Wednesday} - Canneloni al Forno [hubb's]
{Thursday} - Fettucine Alfredo [thomas]
{Friday} - Tagliatelle with smoked salmon [my choice]
{Saturday} - Smoked trout cannelloni [hubb's choice]
{Sunday} - Mickey mouse waffles and bacon...[easy night]

It's been an interesting way to choose meals and it seems to be working, we've broken the chain of having spaghetti and taco's as a staple to our diet. Although it appears my family has a thing for pasta.

What's on your menu this week? Cooking up anything special?
I'm hoping to make cupcakes this afternoon with my daughter, she was asking to make them this weekend.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Art



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Just Breathe


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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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{the shimmer of hope}

I woke up this morning and got Lee's {my hubb's for those who don't know} Chai made. This is a daily thing, he's a starbucks chai tea latte junkie, so I buy the Chai concentrate and make him a chai tea every morning. Once he headed out the door, I kicked back with my cup of coffee to plan out my day. I'm sooo busy that I need a {plan}, well not really but I'm a list maker, it's just who I am. I'm a bit of a paper addict so calendars, planners, lists of all sorts are my thing.
{1} on my list was to light a few candles. The suns not up yet so the glimmer of the candle light just shimmers with hope.
{2} on my list was to get the orders for today printed, sorted and set up on the cut sheet.
{3} on my list was to put together a short chore list for each of my kids, it's another staff development day for their school, so they'll be working for me a bit today.
{4} on my list is to take a moment and enjoy the candles, the coffee, {the paper, I love the feel of the paper in my planner}...and really realize how very lucky I am. I started circlelinestudio in September of 2008 and each day I wake up excited at the prospect of what it will bring.

what pretty things are making you hopeful today?

Monday, November 1, 2010

{Menu Monday}

Putting together the menu for the week
{monday} Salmon Croquettes w/ mashed potatoes and white sauce and apple nachos for dessert-[my choice this week]
{tuesday} Lasagna and salad [Hubb's choice]
{wednesday} Pancake's [Mackenzie's choice]
{thursday} Stirfry [Sam's choice]
{friday} Fettucini Alfredo [Thomas's choice]
{saturday}Pizza [because I don't wanna cook!]
{sunday} Steak, Baked Potatoes, Salad [Hubb's choice]



I spent my weekend in this lovely little oassis. The weather was perfect to just enjoy being outside.