Tucson Gem Show 2014

IMG_8222 IMG_8221 IMG_8447 IMG_8225 IMG_8230 IMG_8233 IMG_8238 IMG_8240 IMG_8242 IMG_8243Tucson Gem Show 2014 Amethyst geodes, rose quartz, blue lapis lazuli, carved obsidian and beads galore, the loot in Tucson will make your head swim!  A jewelry-maker’s jackpot with more tents and locations you could visit in a month, this one day was a dream come true.  They say different gemstones vibrate with energies, and I would have to believe it. I had a fuzzy headed buzz all day going from stones to stoned on a purely natural high!


Feel Good NOW

Which would you choose?

You acheive your goals, live where you want, have all the money you need, but you don’t feel good.


You don’t have what you want or all the money you need. You are still working on your goals, but you feel great!

Regardless of what you accomplish, where you are in your life, or what you have,  you would probably like to feel good!  So here is a bit of feel goodness to get you jump started. Feel free to grab ahold of the idea and create your own collage of things that make you feel good instantly!

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SunCatcher Tucson

We arrived late in the afternoon for a three night stay at the SunCatcher Fine Country Inn.  We were greeted by Janos and given a tour of the grounds and  home.  What a comfort after the long drive from Williams.  We stayed in the Cowboy Room. The saltillo tiles were covered with a cool patchwork cowhide rug. The bed was amazingly comfortable and draped with a Pendleton southwestern wool blanket.


IMG_8254 IMG_8249 IMG_8248The home was beautiful and filled with an eclectic mix of furnishings, artwork, and gorgeous rugs.  But the real attraction here at SunCatcher is the unbelievable breakfast Janos whips up every morning at 8:30!  Each morning he started us off with coffee, orange juice and a coctail of fruit, berries, granola, greek yogurt, and freshly whipped cream.  I was full before I even finished this, but there was more to come.  Scrambled eggs loaded with peppers, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes and a side of croissants and slices of ham.  Janos made us  lovely french toast sprinkled with fresh berries  and powdered sugar the second day and I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of his creation.  Oh. And a side of eggs and bacon.  (Better be hungry!)


If you’re ever in Tucson and want a nice quiet out-of-the-way stay, this is a sure bet.  Sweet hospitality, amazing sunsets, perfect comfort and loads of food.  They even keep a pig to eat up the leftovers! IMG_8260




Thrifting: Joy of the Finds!

Playing around with the law of attraction has been way fun!  I dreamed of a plaid wool robe to wear all winter with my messy hair, slippers, and a coffee mug.  I am never warm, so only wool will do.  And what to my wondering eyes should appear  (on a little clothing rack at a community yard sale) but a Pendleton gem that was brand new or near!  And just my size!  Here is a hint of what a new one costs:

If you wanna go buy one…

But I paid $6 for mine.  Just sayin.


Thrift Charms

The whole world is full of creativity and talent: all these goodies were at one time dreams in the mind of their creator. I never thought I’d be a girly girl, love pink, prissy, frilly, lacy, flowery, foo foo femenine stuff. But here I am, putting together little collections of treasures I’ve picked up for pennies and launching them to stardom.  Oh, I could resell them on ebay, but not just yet.  That would be like putting an old racehorse out to pasture before it ever hit the track!  Ahhh…savor the charm and playfulness of days gone by.

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