Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Vino Love

About a week and half ago poor Roxy got an anal gland abscess and after we went to the vet she had to wear the Cone of Shame as most people call it.  She hated it but as usual per Alpha Mom sometimes you have to do things you don't want to fix something.  So on it stayed...for about six hours.  By then I was feeling sorry for her so I took it off.  Now this is something as a former vet tech I would NEVER advise (I don't know how many times owners took it off just to bring them back with something worse and they have to wear it even longer!).  However, my dog is amazing and didn't even bother the area, I'm sure it had nothing to do with the steroid injection she was given (wink, wink).  Now it's all healed up so I was able to give her a much needed bath.  
In other news, Truman and I headed down to Sonoita to visit a few vineyards with a couple of our friends this weekend.  It had been much too long since we had taken a trip down there and we picked the PERFECT day to do it.  We drove down in Johanna's convertible and there was a monsoon moving in!  It was one of the nicest days ever and made me so happy I live in Arizona.  We visited Keif-Joshua who was having a party for his grandmother who had turned 94.  The wine was great and the food was delicious!!  We went up to Sonoita Vineyards for a drink and then visited Hops and Vines.  The last one was a new one and it was simply fantastic!.  They were so much fun and gave you different kinds of chips for each wine.  We tried their signature cocktail and their goat cheese plate.  It was HEAVENLY and I normally do not like goat cheese!  Enjoy the photos and maybe tomorrow I'll post some finished journal pages and maybe even a scrapbook layout. we'll see how far I get tonight.

Poor, sad Roxy

See they can sleep in them

On the way to the vineyards

Another view of the monsoon

At Keif-Joshua enjoying the thunderstorm

Hops and Vines and friends

Put a coin in the hole ;-)

Goat cheese heaven! Who knew?!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crazy week?!

I guess I was hoping that I wouldn't have anymore bad Mondays since I'm not technically working outside the home.  What I have discovered is that the sheer inept, self-rightoues attitude of people (especially when they are supposed to be professionals) still has the potential to ruin my day.  But I'm choosing to breathe and ignore it as much as possible (I still have to get what I need from these people, but whatever).  So in that light I decided I should probably post some pictures of the fun that was had last week.  Myself, Jen, Lizbeth, Kirstin and Flat Kelly went to the Willie Nelson concert and as usual he rocked the house!  I also played a trick on Truman which sadly he didn't understand was a joke but I had a laugh regardless!  Hope your week is better than mine.  Cheers!
The pre-concert happy hour

Not the best pic but we wanted a pic with our hats!  It was too windy to wear them inside.

Jen, myself, K, and Flat Kelly

Original fans with the newest member of the club!  Baby M's first concert!

Gotta love the boots

My Flappers!

Waiting for Willie

Still waiting

I thought it was pretty funny!

Monday, August 12, 2013

One Crazy Weekend!

I'm really glad that I have the sister I have because she reminded me that I had not posted much on my blog lately.  Honestly I had forgotten all about it!  There was so much going on this weekend.  It started off by a happy hour to meet some of Trumans new coworkers on Friday.  Then on Saturday was my friend, Lizbeths, baby shower and then off to La Paloma resort for another friends birthday celebration. It was a lot of fun but the week was filled with preparation.  I stole my sisters idea to create paper poms to hang from the ceiling for the shower and I made a diaper cake as well.  On Thursday I was at my cousins house until 2am making the beautiful board for the wall and a homemade table runner. Totally worth it for the fun we had and how pretty it all came out!  Enjoy the pics and I'm back to reality with a TON of laundry.

The finished diaper cake and special cards

The set up with the homemade board and poms

Jen and I in front of our masterpiece

The pretty mama to be

K and I enjoying the shower

Some of my flappers

Monday, August 5, 2013

Launch Success!

Yes there was stress and EXTREME nervousness but the business launch was a success!  I have fantastic friends so I shouldn't have been so nervous but I couldn't help myself.  Truman and his friends made some amazing kabobs and my business partner Vicky is just a rock star.  The night before the launch I got an unexpected e-mail from my first customer saying that she absolutely loved the products and was so thankful I introduced her to the line!  It was such a nice pick me up for the night before and honestly I'm SO happy that I was introduced to these products so that I can share them with everyone I know.
Now to get on with this week!  There is one of my best friends baby shower to help with and on that same day a birthday for one of Trumans friends.  It's going to busy and crazy this week too!  I really didn't think that I would be this busy as a stay at home wife but I'll take it.  Hope everyone had a great Monday and enjoy the rest of your week.

My business partner, Vicky
Setting up the night before

I made a screensaver with inspirational quotes

Part of the turn out

Thanks for the help Truman!

Friday, August 2, 2013


The house is clean and I'm mostly set up for my business launch tomorrow.  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.  Truman and his friend are downstairs prepping the food they want to make for tomorrow and I'm really hoping they are not making a mess of the kitchen it took me quite a few hours to clean.  Now all I have to do is iron some clothes to get them out of the way and move this computer downstairs, oh and slice the cheese and set up the platters.  Hope I get some sleep tonight.

The start of the set up