Category Archives: Photography

Eastern Oregon Livestock Show 2012

Americana at it’s finest! Right here in my little town. The Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. Complete with a parade, cowboy dance, carnival, rodeo, horse races, 4H & FFA livestock show and auction. Volunteers work year round to make this event … Continue reading

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DIY Summer Totebag

A few years ago, before blogging, I downloaded a tote bag pattern. For awhile I had that pattern memorized. My sewing machine was smoking as I made bags for practically everyone I knew. Today, I made yet another bag. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Making New Memories

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DIY Summer Maxi Skirt Refashion Tutorial

 I’ve been seeing summer maxi dresses and skirts everywhere! And I had just the thrift store dress to refashion into one. It was so unflattering in every way except I loved the color and the print.   So I got … Continue reading

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The Crack of Dawn

I wake up early. I mean REALLY early…….. 4:45 am each day, even on weekends. I have the perfect house for an early riser such as myself. The entire east side is covered with huge windows giving me a panoramic … Continue reading

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DIY Simple Skirt Refashion

Paper bag waist skirts. Super cute! Super easy! I started with this dress from the last bag sale at my local thrift store. When you divide all the things I stuffed into the bag for two dollars, this dress most … Continue reading

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DIY Create Skinny Trousers from Wide Legs Tutorial

Stacy and Clinton told me NOT to do this. But I did it anyway. And I like it! Stacy and Clinton have been telling me all these years with my wide hips that this narrow cut will make me look … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Pickled!

I’m not much of a gardener, but boy, do I love to can! It’s asparagus season here in Eastern Oregon and you know what THAT means! Pickled asparagus! I thought you just might like to go along for the ride. … Continue reading

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