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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Zoo Lights

Our church took a trip to the Phoenix Zoolights.

It is alot of walking and alot of lights.

We got to take my niece Zoe with us who is 7.

She is such a fun kiddo! I just love her!  She is also my crafting buddy!

Now, Zoe thought the animals were going to be wearing lights LOL
I was seriously cracking up!!!

But once we got there and she seen the lights, she was like ohhhh I see LOL.

Now I love zoos and animals but truthfully this is more my hubby's thing.

So he spoiled Zoe rotten and they both rode Marshall the Camel.

These two were best buds all night!

No I didnt get on the camel, I just took pictures and enjoyed myself.

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Wonderful Christmas

For the first time in a few years, Hubby, both our boys, and I were home and had the day off.

Can I just say that I felt so Blessed this year!!!

Gifts were exchanged.

Our oldest was all smiles..even through the sleepy eyes.

Our youngest was all smiles too! can't get any happier then this people!

We had a big ole breakfast after unwrapping gifts
 and then headed out to the desert for some target shooting.

I have learned I am a rifle girl LOL. Atleast I can hit a target with it!

When we were leaving after target practice, the rain headed our way. 
Sometimes the desert can just be so beautiful!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hearts are coming

I hope everyone had a Merry Merry Christmas.

Seems like we can't wait for it to come then poof, it is gone in a flash.

Looking into 2015, I have many mini goals that I want to achieve.

I am busy praying about them. Writing down and making sure they fit in God's plan for me.

I decided to make a new 2015 Love Heart Ornie. 

You could hang this from a peg board or if you are like me and have a mini tree out all year, decorate for the seasons.

These are available in my etsy shop. They look so cute in person. 

Thanks for joining me today.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Today we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Without Him there would be no reason to live.
He is my rock, my comforter,my healer, my advocate, my friend.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Tag

Good morning Bloggers.

Is everyone ready for Christmas?

I am so ready!  I have a few gifts under the tree from hubby and I want to know what they are.

I have 2 more gifts to wrap and decided to share a Christmas tag I made.

Feel free to print out and use on your gifts.

This year I didnt bake since we are trying to eat a little better. BUT I may break down and make popcorn balls. I so miss those from when I was a kid.

Did you bake this year? I seen on alot of blogs people were.

Wanted to share a tag I made for Ewe-N-Me Printables blog.

Its shabby chic farmhouse. I am loving the lace!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!
  I am off of my day job for a week and I am so enjoying it! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Design Give-A-Way Winner

Howdy friends.
Well this giveaway took me longer then I had planned.

I had hoped to have these made and extras for my ETSY shop, but time got away from me.

This was the pillow tuck I made from a post a while back. I had 10 people comment with what one word, besides Christmas,meant Christmas to them.

I loved each one. So this is what I came up with.

I reminds me of the subway are you see. But all the words are hand stitched.

I used to pick the number associated with the name.


DANICE from Homespun Hannah's
Danice please email me your home address and I will send this out!

Thank you everyone for the wonderful words. I pray this December is being good to you all.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Sales

Good morning. I decided to take today off from my day job.
To get some shopping and creating done.

I am still working on some Christmas things but my mind has shifted to hearts. :)

I am almost done with this one and will post a picture when complete.

My ETSY shop is having a great sale.

AND you get a bonus coupon when buying! 

My ETSY team that I am on are having great sales all week too!

You can go Here and see all the shops participating.

ALSO I  got the design pillow done. Will post this week and who won! Have a great day!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Baking, being chilly, and a sale

Hello bloggers. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

With the holidays coming up I  have been baking.

I love turning on the oven and warming up the kitchen. 
I don't do much of that in the summer.

Snickerdoodles. Probably my most favorite cookie. I always add cloves to most of my cookies. I love the smell and the taste!

Arizona has finally got in to the chilly morning weather. I finally pulled my sweater out.

Warming up nice in the day and starting out nice and chilly.

I think that 70's is my favorite temp.

I know some of you are right smack in the middle of winter,

I have been a busy gal with orders from ETSY and from my facebook page.

So from now until November 29th you can use the above code in my ETSY shop. If you prefer to visit my facebook page, the coupon is valid there too.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I see snowmen

This morning I woke up extra early.
It is cooling off a little here in Arizona and I was a little chilly.

I believe we are going to be in the 40s for lows this week and let me tell you,
for this Arizona native that is chilly!

I created this little guy over the weekend. I think he really likes his long nose.

Seems my craft room is filled with Snowman right now.

Look at this cute lil guy. He really is adorable with his loooong scarf.

Both are available in my ETSY shop. 

If you are a follower of my facebook page today is the day I will pick the winner of this ornie

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Happy Saturday

Good Saturday!!!

Today is our oldest son's birthday. He is 24. I know all of us moms say we can not believe how fast time goes by. It is so true!

Hubby's birthday was last week! I tell ya its busy busy time around here.

Wanted to show this little cutie I finished up. She is listed in my ETSY shop. 

The Folkart and Primtives ETSY Team is having a Cyber Week Sale!! 

There will be special discounts and a coupon to use for a later purchase. 

We also have a selling page on facebook and is updated frequently with new items and specials.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Harvest Swap Partners

I participated in Amy's Harvest Swap and I was lucky enough to get two ladies!

I have swapped with them before and they always send great things.

My partners where Francine from Primitive Stars


Allison from Sew Many Girls

These two ladies spoiled me.

Francine sent me this wonderful pumpkin penny rug. And look at that cute pumpkin bowl filler.
She sent some wonderful smells as well

Allison sent me this Happy Thankgiving candle ornie. I gotta put it in my tree.

I could not get this picture to come out clear, but it is a pumpkin pinkeep. It is sew cute!!

This crow bag is from Allison. It is happy in my hallway.

Here I have added a fall sign and little acorns from Allison.

Allison sent me this cute rake!

This kitty magnet is from Francine. He is staying up all year!

Love this prairie doll and pumpkins from Allison. There was one more I forgot to get in the pic.

I love Amys swaps. The ladies are always great!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Would you like to be part of my next design???

Don't you wish, sometimes, you could shut the ideas off??? neither!!!

I was sitting her at the computer the other day and it hit me!!

Yep..the light bulb came on!!

So here is what I want to do. I hope it turns out how I imagine it in my head LOL.

Here is how its going to go.

Comment on this post with ONE word to describe Christmas to you.
ANY word except CHRISTMAS.

I will take the first 10 comments and stitch them onto a pillow!!! 

THEN..When I am done those 10 names will be put into a hat and I will pick a winner!!

Will keep this post up til 10 people comment!!! 

Thank you for helping me in this light bulb idea!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Winner Winner!

First let's get my exercise update out of the way. This week I only did one day. I was having a terrible time with my eczema.  For some reason it gets worse when i sweat.

UGH!!!!! THat just how i feel. so i think for now i am going to keep just doing the bands. i dont sweat as much and i dont itch.

Thank you everyone for entering my giveaway. I a so thankful for each and everyone of you that come here to listen to me babble. LOL

Kendra you can send me your address at

Another give away starting soon!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 2 check in and my mini pumpkin

Here we are at the end of week 2. did I do.
Well I did 1 day of intentional exercise. It hurt.

Then the day we went hiking was about 2 hours and let me tell you it took a few days to recover.
Even hubby was worn out.

sometimes this is how I feel on this journey. Like I am on this path alone.

I have no umph to get up and exercise. I mean duh..that's how I got this way.

But I have the Lord, you all, and the fitness group!  So I am going to keep pressing on.

Positives I learned, reached this week.
1. I can hike a trail and enjoy doing it!
2. Going up and down the stairs in my condo helps alot!
3. I have less heart burn from eating better!
4. Prayer is a place I love to be in. My Lord gives me strength.
5. After the hurt is gone...I can breath so much better!

So what am I doing this week. Week 3??
I have carved out time to exercise and I am not going to miss it!
No matter what!
I will share next week!!!!!

I few weeks ago me and MJ visited a shop and I have to show you what I picked up. 

isn't he adorable.he is only about 6 inches tall. i saw him and i just had to have him!

oh before i forget. make sure you sign up for my giveaway!!!
 and thank you to everyone who has signed up!

Click here it you need the link  Click me Click me 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall in Northern Arizona

Well..hubby and I took off on a day adventure up into the cool pines of Northern Arizona.

It was a cool day. Started out at about 67 degrees when we were in Oak Creek Canyon. 

We stopped a few times to take pictures and have lunch. This is a selfie taken by me. 
There is a creek that runs through this part and it was nice sitting outside
listening to the creek run.

Umm we did get lost a few times. I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact hubby has the map upside down. :)

So off on a 3.3 mile hike in West Fork. This is the sign that greeted us. I love bears.
The soft stuffed cuddly kind. LOL

Oak Creek Canyon is near Sedona. Red Rock country. Trust me this picture does not due God's beauty any justice.
It is so much more deep red in person.

Now..this is me, crossing one of the creeks along our hike. 
I am not an outdoorsy kinda girl.
My shoe got wet twice.
and I grumbled ALOT. But I did it!

Then we headed north of Flagstaff arizona on a back road. We seen lots of baby mule deer. Hubby got some great pics. Will have to post them soon.
I love driving down these old woodsy roads.
It was 47 degrees here. I was about ready to turn on the heat!

Doesn't God make the most beautiful creations! Breath taking in person.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Well how did I do?

Happy Monday morning to you.
I hope you have a great weekend!

Mine was very productive. I helped a friend clean out her garage. Got more to do on that. I got a lot done on orders that I have.

I wanted to show you what I bought from Brenda at The Rusty Thimble

Isn't he adorable. I Love Brenda's things. I love supporting fellow artists.

As for my exercise challenge..
This is going to be lengthy.

Monday me and hubby walked at a park near us. It was cool in the evening about 88. Yes that is cool for us out in Arizona.

We walked about 25 minutes around a beautiful pond. 5 minutes in my thighs were screaming at me. Literally I think everyone could here. But then they stopped.

I thought I can do this! About 10 minutes in to the walk my lover back and hips decided to join in the screaming and aching. 

That continued the whole walk.

I cried when i got in the car. I cant't do this I told hubby. He said you can and you just did,

I didnt exercise at all that week until Saturday and Sunday. So I only did 3 days instead of 4. Honestly this is so very hard for me.

Us humans we dont want pain, we dont want to suffer.

This week begins week two. This week I am going to be doing arms bands and leg bands. 

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers.
With God I can do this!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall giveaway on my Blog

Hello bloggers.
Well it is finally cooling off a bit. 

This morning when I got up it was nice and a bit cool.

As promised I am having a fall giveaway.

Most votes were for a pillow tuck. Which I love making.

Here are the rules:
1. You must be a follower of my blog. New followers welcome.
2. You must comment on this post to win.
3 BONUS entry..share on your blog 

Yep that is it. I want to Thank each of you that come to cynzplace and support me. I am so humbled by your comments.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday and a challenge

Good Monday morning bloggers!

I have decided to do a fitness challenge. Oh why? 
Well I feel the Lord is tugging hard at my heart to get healthy.

I posted a few months back about it and honestly have done nothing other then gather 

I have learned to drink more water. Less soda. 
We are eating more "real" food and less processed, but we are a long way away from a total change.

SO I prayed and prayed and I feel this challenge will be good for me.

I am not going to lie, I am scared. Scared of what?

Honestly..about how much I KNOW I am going to have to work at it and KNOW this is going to hurt and not be fun!

I am not a person who enjoys working out at all!!

The last time I was "thin" I was in high school so I know this will be tough.

BUT I have a savior who is holding my hand, who will give me wisdom, as long as I choose to receive it.


I am taking the peak313. 5 week challenge. 
I DO have a great partner for this. It is my husband John.
Oh Lord help us both. I can be so cranky sometimes. 

I have chosen my 4 workout days. Each session 25min. There is a scripture for each week.
I will come to my blog every week and let you know how I did that week.

I am asking for prayers. Prayers that I hear the Lord through this challenge and listen to his voice.
That when he encourages me I don't get upset and give up!

If you would like to do the challenge you can. Here is the link: Peak313

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Morning....

One of my most favorite songs.

Sometimes I get down because things are not going the way I want them too.

Then the Lord will put a song in my heart like he did this morning.

I am here, I am alive, I have food, shelter, wonderful family, great friends, awesome blogger friends.

But Most important I have Jesus..who will never leave me. Who does miracles in my life everyday!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Looong Pillow

Howdy fellow bloggers.
I hope you are doing well.

I found out that my thyroid was off a little. Also that my vitamin D was extra extra low. The levels should be above 50 and min is at 9. 

So My doctor increased my thyroids meds a bit and I am now taking Vitamin D 50,000 U once a week with calcium pills.

I was having extreme fatigue so  I am hoping this helps.

Also comes diet changes. We are sloooowly getting off processed foods. It is hard enough for people to do this I think, but I have food allergies and it makes it even harder.

BUT I am determined to do it to make us all in my house feel better.

This is my looooong pillow I was working on.  I really like how it turned out.

It is about 14inches but it looks really long in person.

Its available in my ETSY shop.

I will have my fall giveaway ready to go this weekend. Hope you will come back and see what I am giving away to my followers!

Have a great week.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

New stitcheries

Happy weekend everyone. I hope that you are having a blessed one.

I wanted to share my latest stitchery with you. 

It is one of my favorite scriptures. I designed it myself. :)

Growing up, my Grandma who raised me and my brother, had a sign with this on it hanging on her wall. it was the entire verse.

I remember she had it hanging right out in plain site and it was 3D ish and I remember dusting it and rubbing my fingers across it.

It a beautiful story in the book of Joshua.

I am also having a giveaway on my facebook page.

You can click on my facebook link on the right side of my blog. 
Like my page and comment on the picture.

I am finally settling into condo living. Hubby is liking NO yardwork except 2 little bushes he trims. Our condo is a 2 story. First time either of us have lived with stairs LOL Some days its god other days

The kitties have adjusted ok. They sleep on the stairs sometimes LOL. Have to watch when coming down them they do not move.

Hope you have a blessed week.