Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fall is Coming....

Living here in the Central Valley of California the weather is still telling me it's Summer, with the cloudless sunny days and balmy nights.
But, I've switched over to Autumn mode. It may have been the pumpkin display at my local grocery store that got me excited and ready for the new season.
But, I'm ready to throw on a cozy scarf and hat.

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year (a close second to Spring).
I'll be adding new things to my shop in the weeks to come that are inspired by this season of vibrant colors and rich fragrances.

Not to mention, for some reason I've got this urge to make spice cakes and pumpkin muffins...

Monday, September 1, 2008

I've been Published!

This month's issue of Belle Armoire magazine features an article written by myself! I'm so excited to be in this stylish magazine. If you'd like tio read my article and get the basic pattern for my crocheted crowns pick up a copy at your local craft or book store.

Those are my crowns and slippers

Back to Mt Shasta

It's the end of Summer and just the right time for a mini vacation. So, on a whim, David and I decided to head for the hills (or the Mountains that is). We packed up the kids and whatever we could fit in the car and drove to Mt. Shasta. If you've read my blog before you'll remember my affinity for this little town and it's looming Mountain. And, it didn't disappoint on this trip.

We visited a few of the local points of interest. There are so many beautiful places around the area it was hard to chose which to go to.

Castle lake was an 8 mile drive up into the mountains and was so beautiful and serene.
It is known as a 'true alpine lake'.
We took a short hike beside the lake on a rocky trail. And, the boys played in the crystal clear water. It was so quiet and peaceful.

We also went to lake Siskiyou, here's the boys enjoying the water there.

It was a great few days. I loved spending time in nature with my family, and breathing in the fresh air!