Sunday, May 31, 2009

My shocking Dinner

Okay, so this post is simply me venting. My husband and I went to Chilis for dinner, and seated next to us were two gentlemen, one which had what appeared to be a mental disability. The waitress served him his food, and then stepped a mere 3 feet away to the drink station, where she proceeded to make fun of him. She saw me looking at her with what was probably a shocked expression, and went right on laughing at him. Fortunately his back was to her, so he didn't have to witness this!! A few minutes later the hostess walked up to her, and she made fun of him again!! I know I should have stood up and said something, but honestly I was so shocked I didn't know what to do. I felt paralyzed. When I got home I called the manager, and complained about the incident. She seemed to be truly upset by what I told her. I just wish that I had said something to this girl while she was laughing. I am the proud cousin of a young man with Downs Syndrome, and I know the struggles that he has had all his life with ignorant people like this horrible girl. What in the world is wrong with people?? I wish it hadn't taken me soo off guard, because I know that I should have said something!! Thank you for listening to me.
xxoo - Valarie

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I was staring at this pile of buttons, wondering what I could do with them, when I remembered seeing a wonderful light switch cover that was covered in buttons. I saw it in one of Somerset Lifes magazines. I wish I could remember which one, so I could credit the right person, but I can't. So, if you thought of this wonderful idea, I thank you!! I can't believe that I didn't do this sooner. It looks so darn cute, and was so easy to do.
The finished cover is soo cute!!!

Of coarse, I couldn't stop with just one, I had to do both of the covers in my Craft room!!

Have a wonderful day!!
xxoo - Valarie

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pool Fun

It was such a beautiful day in Colorado. After dinner, I took my book out to the pool to read. The kids joined me, and jumped in for a game of Basketball. We back up to an open space trail, so the landscaping around the pool is very natural. This is Brad, enjoying the waterfall. Brad, making a backwards dunk!! The Nuggets may want to sign him.
The sky looks so beautiful in this picture.
It's hard to believe that it is only was 86 degrees out!! I hope next Sunday is as nice, so everyone can hang out in the warm weather, and not be holed up in the house.
I hope everyone had a lovely Monday.
xxoo - Valarie

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Another Proud Moment

Friday night my "baby" graduated from college. He is now a proud alumni of Colorado State University! I gotta tell ya', I am one proud mama!! We are having his party next Sunday, so I will post lots of pictures. Brad, I Love You!

I hope that everyone had a lovely weekend.
xxoo - Valarie

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Splendid Suckers

I decided that my craft room curtains needed something springy and fun. I found these Giant pink suckers at Walmart, and decided they were just what my curtains needed.Of coarse I had to leave the glittery roses attached. I think it looks lovely!Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Glittery Shoes

I just had to show you the amazing shoes that I got in Las Vegas from the Betsey Johnson store. Not only are they cute and glittery, but they are actually very comfortable!!

Look how cute the trophy cups that I am selling in my Etsy are when they are all packaged.

This one is all ready to be mailed out. When I receive a package that is wrapped cute, I'm almost more excited about that, than I am about whats inside.
I hope everyone has a lovely day.
xxoo - Valarie

Monday, May 4, 2009


Hi everybody,,,just wanted to give a shout out from Paris!! Unfortunately not Paris France, but Paris Las Vegas. My husband has a convention here in Vegas this week, so I tagged along. I spent the morning at the spa...ah, I could get used to that!! Tomorrow I am heading to the pool to read, and on Wednesday we have a private concert to attend with Kelly Clarkson!! I tell ya, this is the life. Oh well, I will be back to reality on Thursday. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.
xxoo - Valarie