Thursday, October 1, 2015

Special order I just finished.  She can cover a 
vacuum or stand on a dowel. The customer
provided the dress and I made the doll, 
headwrap and pinafore.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pictures of our vacation to Alaska
North Pole Alaska

Santa was a little jealous of my husband's white
beard...his was a mixture of gray/light brown.

Jerry's flightseeing tour and landing on glacier.
I did not way am I getting on that
small plane.

pictures from the plane and landing
on the glacier. High top boots are provided to
wear over your shoes. The depth of the snow
is about 12 inches is certain places.


our log cabin in Talkeetna Alaska
We had beautiful weather...sweaters and light
jackets... big change from our 95 degrees plus
heat index of 100 or more. We were there the
end of June and the temp was 41 in Homer
the day before we left and averaged in the high
60's in day and low to mid 50's at night.

Monday, July 27, 2015

We picked a few butternut squash..still have a
few  more in the garden. The above squash weighed 
over 5 lbs. And we did not plant it.
It was a volunteer in the compost pile. My favorite way to 
cook them is to make a sausage/apple stuffing.
We live in south GA so we plant these in the 
spring and they mature in about 4 months.

Friday, July 24, 2015


We just got back from vacation in Alaska. My husband was born in Fairbanks, his dad was stationed there at Eielson AFB, but moved at the age of 3.  The purpose of this trip was for him to put his feet back on Alaskan soil. Our 7 hour flight landed us in Anchorage. From there we rented a car and drove about 2 hours to Talkeetna , where we had reserved a cabin. We then drove to Fairbanks a couple days later, which was about 300 miles. Most of the way we had no cell phone signal, no radio stations and no signal for xm radio and no electricity. Bathrooms are a luxury if you can find one.  It took us about 6 hours. The only place to eat is a little tourist spot of shops at the entrance to Denali. Alaska only has a few months that they can work on the roads so we encountered a lot of construction. There's only one highway that connects Fairbanks all the way down to Homer, so you have to have patience. So here's a few pics of Fairbanks and our journey there. Will share pics of cabin in another post.

This was a paved road, for some reason the old
pavement was removed. Delays were anywhere
from 15 to 45 minutes for each stop.
This is not your  "lower 48" fish and
chips restaurant. I had halibut and
and fries, and one of my things to
do/try was Alaskan Beer.
Jerry had a smoked salmon caeser
salad. Food is very expensive in Alaska
but it was worth every penny.
The Chena River

We had pictures of the street below that his
parents had taken when they lived there.
My husband grew the beard
for this vacation. He fit right in with the locals. 
The reason he is holding the tag: it's the Alaska car
tag from 1953..the year he was born. 
I will have a rather amusing
story about his beard in another posting.




Another view of the Chena River. The rivers
freeze in winter, making it a highway for

A few facts about Fairbanks

We don't see many of these in the
"lower 48"

This is the cottonwood tree...these are like
little pieces of cotton blowing thru the air..
Remember what I said above that bathrooms
were a luxury...when you are stopped for
construction workers and nature calls, you
just go to the edge of the woods.
I hope you have enjoyed this photos, I took over
1000 pictures.  I'll be back with another
adventure in a few days.

Lavender Essential Oil

I found this at Walmart of eight
fragrances...and decided to try it.  It has a
really strong fragrance but not as intense
as DoTerra.  The ingredient list is only
lavender oil. I think it is a good buy for
under $6.00...size is 10 will work
just fine in the diffuser.