House Tour...

I just ADORE this house!! Take a photo tour! You'll be glad you did!

click here!

So inspiring!

So, what did you think??



Sneak Peek...

It's beginning to look very pink and shimmery around here! I'm excited for my class here Friday night! Here's a little sneak peek of one of the cards we will be making...



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Quote for today...

"A smile is nature's best antidote for discouragement.
It brings rest to the weary,
Sunshine to those who are frowning,
And hope to those who are hopeless and defeated.
A smile is so valuable that it can't be bought,
Begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will.
You have to be willing to give a smile away
Before it can do anyone else any good.
So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile,
Let him have one of yours anyway.
Nobody needs a smile as much
As the person who has none to give."

~Dale Carnegie


Fall Foliage...





Today is the most beautiful fall day here in Idaho. It is truly my favorite time of year! Blessings are abundant and God is so good!

Love to you!
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Shimmerz Pink Challenge...

For the whole month of October, the Shimmerz Blog will be showing off Pink projects created the Design Team. We want you to get involved too! We want you to create projects using ANY Pink Shimmerz or Spritz that you have! Any shade of pink. Then, upload it to the Shimmerz Flickr Group! Make sure and tell us what Shimmerz product you have used. Each Design Team member will choose their favorite project, and each winner will receive something Pink from Shimmerz! We are excited to see your Pink creations.

Here are a couple of cards that I made for the Challenge. I used Ruby, Cotton Candy and Licorice Spritz on these flowers. I was inspired by the beautiful flowers that Jeni B. made on her Shimmerz tutorial video.




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We will definitely be making some of these pretty flowers at my Shimmerz Ed Class on the 23! Hope you can make it to that. In the meantime upload your pink creations!

Blessings and peace,

Birthday Cupcakes...

Natey loves anything with cinnamon so I decided to make him Snickerdoodle cupcakes from the Martha Stewart Cupcake book. They taste just like the cookie only better, because they are frosted!

I don't really like the frosting that Martha calls for in this recipe (seven-minute frosting) so I made a cream cheese frosting instead and then sprinkled the top with a little cinnamon-sugar. You can find the recipe online here.

Try them sometime!
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My Baby is Six!

Six years ago today, I was lying in bed at Chandler Memorial Hospital in AZ, loving on my newborn and watching baseball playoffs! Nothing has changed! My baby and I will be sitting on the couch for the next few weeks watching baseball playoffs! He's just a little bit bigger now!

Happy Birthday, Nate and Go Red Sox!!



Save The Date!!

Friday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm...

I will be teaching my first "Shimmerz Ed" Class right here in my home in Eagle, ID! So, all of you locals do NOT want to miss this!

Think Pink! I will be raising money for The Susan G. Komen Fund by donating $5 for every participant who signs up for this class! We will enjoy "pink" drinks, create "pink" cards and go home with a jar of "pink" Shimmerz paint (3.99 retail value)!

We will be creating three cards using Shimmerz, Blingz and Spritz! I will teach you new techniques to make three OVER THE TOP, fabulous PINK cards (plus envelopes) to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All this for only $20! For information on how to reserve your spot, please email me at lorirenn@msn.com

Blessings and peace,