Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Last year, I stumbled upon a band called, HURTS.

They are a British, Synth Pop group, Theo Hutchcraft & Adam Anderson.They have quite the diverse mix of sounds. A mash up between, Depeche Mode, Muse and even a few bars that remind me of a song by Micheal Jackson, yet, a very distinctive sound and clothing style of their own.

You might have heard one or two of their songs. 
They have even paired up with 
artists like Kylie Minogue on the song, Devotion

and Calvin Harris' Under Control

and Ecstasy

I must admit, I've had HURTS songs on repeat for months and have even got three of my older daughters to love them too. Two of my daughters,  Laurie and Ashton even got to go see them in Concert last December at the O2 Apollo in Manchester, in Great Britain. 
Can I say - I was uber jealous :) But living in USA, makes for going to see HURTS in concert rather hard lol

This is the song Lights
One of mine and my daughter, Ashton's favorites

But I did get a a mug and T-shirt that Ashton brought over for me  when she came fro Christmas. Ashton also did a documentary on HURTS for a project at College and I must say I think she did a great job :) Even her sister, Laurie was kind enough to take part in the question section.

This is Hurts on BBC MUSIC on Dec 8th 2017

Anyway - I would say to listen to all of HURTS songs and maybe you'll become hooked on them like me :)

Here is the video documentary my daughter, Ashton made. 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

It's Trolls Time

When you're blessed with the ability to draw and paint, when parties or anything that would require something cool to display - you get called upon.

So, it was this past week, when my daughter messaged me saying that my son's girlfriend wanted some Trolls, namely Poppy and Branch painted for her little one's (my granddaughters) 2nd birthday and would I help.

It was wonderful helping out my daughter and giving her some tips how to blend paint and use certain tricks to achieve, what I think (and so does she and everyone else whose seen it) an amazing outcome of back breaking, sore knees, joint hard work.

We started with some plywood, gave it a couple of coats of white paint.
Then sketched out the design.

Then before we painted my daughters husband cut out the faces, so the children can put their own faces in for pictures.

Then we got to work. I painted Poppy and the background, while my daughter Jade painted Branch

Then Jade printed off the TROLLS logo and glued it on, then did a layer of Elmers glue to seal it. Also her hubby added some plywood to the side so it could stand up.

Then it was time to party!
Paisley is on the left and Autumn on the right

Carys on the left and Seren on the right

And my daughter is thinking now to place and AD to rent this out for parties and birthdays!

I say why not ;)


Fall Fun 2017

I'm am seriously playing blog catch up aren't I.

Although, I really don't want to a bunch of posts that would cover the months, April through September. So, October will have to do and I'll have to try to keep up with my blog posting. 

October as we all know is a fun month for kids and some adults too, esp if they love Halloween and all the dressing up that comes with it.

It started with myself, my little one, Carys and a couple of my friends, Summer and her two little ones, Rhea and Atlas, and a neighbors little girl, Emery.  Brighton and her two little ones Cambria and Malin.
As we all headed to






I Must say we all had a blast and spent more than we wanted on pumpkins!


Seren had decided on NOT being a princess and choose to go with Zombie Prom Queen!
Carys choose to go as Sleeping Beauty to school.

When it was time to go trick or treating, Carys changed her mind and decided to go as Anna, from Frozen.

I must say I had fun applying Seren's make-up

My cute little grand-daughter, Autumn dressed as yes, you've guessed it...


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Beauty And The Beast

We all know the Disney's movie Beauty And The Beast, right? 

Sure of course you do. 
Whether it be the 1991 version

The 1991 version has been a long time favorite of mine and my eldest daughter (who is 27!)

 or the 2017 version

 But this past Friday I took Seren and Carys along with Jason  to see the 2017 Beauty And The Beast. 

It was wonderful! 
Each actor portraying the beloved animated version were amazing and what a cast it was:

Dan Stevens as the Beast
Emma Watson as Belle
Luke Evans as Gaston
Josh Gad as Lafou
Ewan Mcgregor as Lumiere
Sir Ian Mckellen as Cogsworth
Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts

Not to mention all the many other wonderful actors!

The movie is a hit! Also, hitting amazing box office figures.  
I also loved the added songs, my favorite being sung by
 The Beast called Evermore.


Eric Church Concert At Vivint Smart Home Arena 2017

Yesterday was a first for both my other half - Jason and myself to go to a country music concert at the Vivint Samrt Home Arena in Utah

You could of called us Country Concert Virgins lol

And boy what a concert it was! 
Jason was lucky enough (thx to his boss to obtain two tickets to go) and needless to say we got to sit in the Vivint Suite too which we got food and dessert!

I must say I loved it! 
And I quite surprised myself that I knew more than three songs lol.

And I did manage to do some vid's of Eric and I'm not even going to apologize for the video stream bomb :)


Seren Turns 7!

A month of birthdays is what March means to me :)

And this past week Seren celebrated her 7th birthday!

Again - Time has flown by just look how cute Seren is here aged 3! and is STILL just as cute now :)

Seren Choose Frozen as her theme too :) which made it easier for me as Carys went with the same theme - with a little help from me suggesting it ;)

The birthday girls chair.

Snowflake wands 

You can find all the links to how or where I got all my 'stuff' from to make the wands, tulle bench 
skirt, where I got the cake idea from etc on Carys' Frozen birthday blog post HERE

This time round I went with the jello in little pots :)

Thank you gifts bags

Snowflake Homemade Slime

Anna and Elsa making sure everything was in order for the perfect 


We also did Face painting  like we did for Carys' party 

Time for CAKE

Time for presents

Happy Birthday to our sweet 7 year old Seren
and of course Carys who also turned 5 on the 14th


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