Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Spring!

Here in Southern California, we've been experiencing some really wonderful weather over the past few days! It was in the high 80's on Easter. Gotta love that! Here's a shot of my peach tree in the backyard. It only stays like this for about two weeks and then the flowers start falling off and green leaves begin to sprout.

I've been busy planting some flowers this year as well. So far, gerbera daisies, dahlias, and another hydrangea plant (there are already 3 in the front of the house that the previous owners planted). Later this week, some strawberry plants will also be going into the ground... just as soon as the kids get around to putting on their gardening gloves and planting them. :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sizzix Die-Cutter and Converter

Score! I just got my hands on an original Sizzix Die Cutter and Converter for $15 total! I have been intrigued by these for years, ever since seeing it demonstrated on The Carol Duvall Show, but could never justify the hefty price since I'd probably only use it once in a while. Well, I am glad I waited, because I got a great deal on this one! I popped by Jo-Ann's a little while ago to scoop out the dies and picked up the circle set. If anyone has any tips on using one of these, please let me know!