Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It's Outdoor Wednesday and even though I'd love being in the mountains, my early walk with my neighbors will have to suffice.  I love having others to go start the morning with and to talk about what's happening in our lives.  I'm really hoping to get to the gym as soon as I'm done walking-it's been difficult to get back into my routine since we got back from vacation.  I have only made it twice a week, but I'm really planning on getting back to a third day.    Last Wednesday,  we saw this beautiful Monarch, unfortunately it was injured and I'm not sure if it could fly.  I love Monarchs and we don't see them very often here, so it was a special treat.  This afternoon I hope to spend more time in my sewing room and organize myself for making Christmas presents for friends.
I hope you have a fantastic day today and rejoice in the beauty of creation!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stella & Chewy's Wild Weenies treat review

Hello, As a #chewyifluencer we receive a item to try each month; sometimes we are able to try two different items. I have been trying to go raw-either freeze dried or frozen with Hunter to see if anything can help eliminate his red tear stains. He loves these treats.

Hunter really enjoys them. What I love about them is:
  • Freeze-dried treats are crafted with beef, goat and lamb and contain 97% muscle meat and organ meat for a high-protein treat dogs love.
  • Pack real raw nutrition and taste to satisfy your pup’s natural craving for meat.
  • Made without added hormones, antibiotics or artificial ingredients.
  • The perfect reward for dogs on a limited ingredient diet.Grain-free, gluten-free and made right here in the USA with ingredients you can trust.
Disclaimer:  We were provided this product free from in exchange for our honest opinion.  Thank  you Chewy for being the best company, providing the best customer service and always wanting the best for our pets. 
Noreen and Hunter

Monday, September 17, 2018

Arches National Park

Hello and Happy Monday. As you know we stopped a week ago at Arches National Park; it was a destination that we had been wanting to see and it didn't disappoint. We loved the fact that it wasn't overly crowded, maybe due to heat. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Joy to  you this day!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Family 9/2018

Happy Thursday to you! Here are some family shots from the beach at Oceanside. There are several that are similar, but I loved the different expressions on the littles.
An evening run for our grandson.

Needless to say, we came home with great photos for our family wall, as well as for a Christmas Card.
It feels so good to be home again, lots of gardening to catch up on and of course quilting.
Have a joy filled day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Happy Wednesday to you. One of the days we were in Southern California, hubby and I decided to head to Temecula. He had tasted some wine from a winery there and wanted to get some, so off we went. Leoness Cellars is a beautiful spot; they had a wonderful gift area, great wine tasting area as well as two restaurants. We could only go in one, since we aren't members. After I bought several gifts and hubby found the wine he was after, we had lunch.
Hubby had a Caesar salad and said it was so good.
I enjoyed this beautiful beet salad; my favorite beet salad is still Dukes in Kauai, but this was good.
After lunch we headed to Temecula Quilt Store and I quickly fell in love with all the Civil War reproduction fabrics.
The quilt on the bottom row caught me eye and I came home with the pattern.  Hubby suggested I get the fabric there, but it called for over 5 yards and I wasn't ready to purchase more than the pattern.

Loved this old bed with all the quilts on it.
The next shop we went to surprised me tremendously!  It was Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop and you would not have believed how big it was!  This photo is of just one area with white/tan and light CW fabrics.
I could have spent hours in here.
We were disappointed in not finding any antiques that really needed to come home with us. Looking back I should have gotten some fabric.  However, I'm not sure when I'll get to the quilt above, so it's just as well.  I was looking for some fabric for a baby quilt I need to make, but nothing spoke to me.
Today hubby and I took Hunter for a walk, then hit the gym and have done some dead heading on my mums-several plants didn't do well while we were away.
I'll be back with some photos of Tide Pools we visited and photos of Arches National Park.
Have a fun day.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Zion National Park

Happy Tuesday to you! We are back home, settled in and back to our normal schedule; it feels so good. The first stop on our trip was Zion National Park; we joined our daughter, Carrie and her family exploring it. What a wonderland it is. This park has been on our list of places to see and so glad we got to visit it. I will say it's very crowded, but glad the park has such a well run system-lots of shuttles and the town is so cute! Would love to go back and stay there for a few days. The photos below were taken by our second grandson with his IPhone, he did such a great job!

Tomorrow I'll share the lunch we had in Temecula, the cute quilt stores and the Tide Pools we went to.
Hope you are having a blessed day!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

California 9/2018

Hello and Goodbye, As we bid adieu to Southern California today it is bittersweet. We are happy because we are heading home, with a stop at Arches National Park, but sad because it is the end of a fantastic family trip. Here are a few family shots.  As you can imagine, our crew made quite an impression where ever we went-as wherever we went.  We were always together and there was constant hand holding, so littles wouldn't get separated.

Our youngest girl Kim with her hubby Eric.
I hope you've enjoyed our travels.  Take care and I'll connect when we are back in our beautiful Colorado.