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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring in the Desert

My dear friend Charlene gave me some very good advice yesterday. She said "Girl, come up for air!!!" So I decided to take a little time out from working (If you can call it that. I'm having to much fun for it to be called work) and share some pics I shot yesterday of my family out in the back yard. This is the love of my life... and my husband. (Just kidding!!!) I mean the love of my life and my dog Rocky.

And here he is with my sweet baby girl Jasmine. She was very interested in the tiny beep that the camera made while focusing. I was pretty far away and she heard every beep. (Those ears are pretty powerful)

I didn't have the shutter speed quite fast enough for this shot but I like it anyway.

I love the expression on Rocky's face. He's keeping his eye on Jasmine because she is notorious for stealing his sticks.

This morning I decided to go for a walk and shoot just a few of the homes with wildflowers in their yards. In the Spring these wildflowers are EVERYWHERE! Some homes have the entire front yard covered with them.

Well that's it. I'm sure things will slow down a bit soon and I will be back visiting everyone with vigor!! Thank you all for kind words of support for the biz and for those of you who did posts about my new design biz... well, I cannot thank you enough!!! Have a wonderful day!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Karen ~
Those are just precious pictures ! It is always good to take a breather once in awhile ~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Aren't they too cute? The dogs ~ I mean. Your hubby is a handsome guy. How nice he was to pose for you, but it looks like he was enjoying being outside with you. I'm enjoying seeing the crocuses and daffodils coming up in our area.

MaygreenFairies said...

What wonderful photos, your dogs are gorgeous and it's so nice to see some Spring Photos from around your hometown. Mandy x

Deborah said...

Oh, it IS heavenly here right now. Remind me of this day in July why I live here! Got a good giggle at your hubby's expense! **blows kisses** Deb

Lululiz said...

Wonderful photos of your doggies, they are adorable.

Dorthe said...

I for one ,can say you have been very much at work,lately.Not only have you made changes for me, but on 3 of the wonderfull blogs I`m following you have made wonders too,and I gather there are more I don`t know about,-so surely you need time to ralax.
The photoes of your husbond and dogs, are so cute, and the flowers all over -oh my, --beautifull, we all long for spring ,don`t we?

Hugs, Dorthe

Unknown said...

Gorgeous pictures! Your house reminds me so much of my uncle's. He lives in Cave Creek! I especially love the pictures of your back porch/garden.

Unknown said...

Sweet puppies! :) Just makes me want to {hug} them. I just love spring in AZ. It is our best season on my opinion!

You asked about scrapblog. Yes, Ma'am! That is my tool of choice. It is so simple that even a computer idiot like me can figure it out. Thanks about my header. I consider that high praise coming from an expert like you! :) I'm finally pretty happy with this one so I will probably stick with this for a while. I really didn't care for the last one to much.

Glad to hear that you are busy! That is awesome!!!!
Happy Easter!

Tina said...

I´m so happy you are busy in your new business Karen - what a great start.
Great advice with the frech air too.
Wishing you a wonderful easter.
xo Tina
ps: everything is under control over here ;D

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Karen,
Glad you are having some fun today and taking a break.

Your doggies are so cute and so is hubs.


Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

How sweet are those faces! I am such a sap for dogs. They are adorable. Thanks for your sweet comment and I WILL get the pics submitted. The moral support is much appreciated!M.

BellaRosa said...

Karen amor, I am sooo glad that you finally went outside and had such a lovely time with your amor (husband) and your lil amores lol they are such lovely dogs! I miss seeing wild flowers all over in Az :) I used to love to visit a park in Tucson that had nature trails and ponds with hot springs...even now 10 years later I MISS that beautiful place :) Hope you are continuing to enjoy some you time in between your creating frenzies :) I have been visiting other blogs that you have done your magic on and they are gorgeous! Besos, Rose

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Karen, what a wonderful post, what a handsome hubby and those dogs, well I just love all dogs, they are just too cute. Thanks for sharing, I wish our grass was green. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Karen~~~

Rocky and Jasmine are the sweetest little furballs!! And you are right, I noticed the cute face on Rocky in the last picture right away!!

The wildflowers are so pretty and I saw some awesome cactus as well. We have lots of shoots but no real flowers yet here in the upper Midwest. Soon though!

Good luck with your business. I was at Ticking And Toile the other day and fell in love with her blog design. You are good!! ;-)


GwendolynKay said...

Your dogs are adorable. Looks like you are enjoying nice weather. Love the flowers. Gorgeous color of orange.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

You have a verry beautiful breakfast nook. I like the idea that it also looks like a green house with your plants and the watering can. Thanks for shareing...Julian

Debby said...

Thanks for sharing these sweet pics. I was laughing so hard when I read your post about the love of your life...hehehe...your friend gives good advice.

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Taking a break and just relaxing is good for the soul. Looks like everyone (pups included) had a great restful time. :) Theresa

cherry said...

Beautiful pics! Your fur darlings are adorable! Cherry

Cyn said...

Karen those pics are wonderful! Your pooches are just adorable (and Hubby ain't bad either) LOL. I love the pics of the wildflowers. Seems like sense we have moved to Scottsdale more people have them in their yards. Someday I will have to plant some and enjoy them.

Unknown said...

Good for you, Miss Karen! And thank you for sharing such a sweet part of your life!

Charlene said...

Soooooooooooooo good to see my friend "up for air". Sweet family photos. That look on Rocky's face was great! And Jasmine was playing the innocent. Those flowers are so beautiful. That yellow so bright. Couldn't help but make a gril smile! Congrats on the business. I KNEW you would do great. I'm so PROUD of you! Isn't it funny how when one door closes... there apears an OPEN window? And thanks for the sweet mention. And glad you took the advice. HUGS! Charlene

Ellen said...

Hello Karen,

Your dogs are so cute, the photo's from around yoyr hometown are beautiful, I like the wild flowers.

Hugs and have a nice day,

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Karen,
Just loved your pics, what a beautiful place to live.
Spring is so different here in the UK. We have snow in the North but here in the South West the daffodils are out.See spring here in Devon at my mousehousetales.blogspot Enjoy your breather!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Karen,
Love your family photos and those pretty wildflowers! Take care of yourself...
Laura :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very cute photos of your hubby and puppies! It is amazing looking at your neighborhood pictures of how different it looks from where I live. Cactus, and the wildflowers all look so pretty but different from our magnolias blooming and daffodils. We all experience so many different climates....all very beautiful, depending on where we live! Thanks for sharing!~Patti

Lisa said...

Yes, Charlene gives good advice! Your pups are just too darn cute! The hub looks pretty cute too! The wildflowers beautiful. I can't wait for the Texas bluebonnets to come out. Then I can humiliate my family by making them sit on the side of the road while I take their pic! Thanks for your continued help, you've made my blog look so much better! Have a good day friend. Lisa

Karen said...

Karen - fun pictures! And yes, every once in a while - air is necessary. (Even though I think you are having a ball "playing").
Have a great day!
:) Karen

Devon Smith-Breidel said...

You went on a walk and didn't call me??? It is a good thing though that you and camera went alone-you had to replenish. Karen-does this mean I can stop calling you every day to remind you what day it is? Did you brush your teeth? love you d

Rosemary said...

Hey Karen,
Beautiful Spring in the desert!!Cute dogs!!
It's good to take a break now and then.
Happy Easter!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment!

Romeo said...

Karen, those are beautiful pictures!!! And I would agree, time to come up for air - your designs are beautiful and professional, but everyone needs some down time to rejuvenate! Enjoy yourself - will be waiting for your return.

Romeo and "her"

sepiadreams said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting me. My e-mail is shabbygal@sbcglobal.net Hope to hear from you soon.....Hugzzz...Tiina...

Unknown said...

Way to go!!! visit my blog this am Sweet!!!

Old Time Cindy said...

Just found your blog. Very sweet so I became a follower. Looking forward to knowing you better. Come by and say hi anytime!

Rustique Gal said...

Karen, Cute dogs, cute Hubby! I'll bet you needed to come up for air. I've been seeing your beautifl work all over blogland! You go girl!

Rebecca said...

Hi Karen
I am back from Round Top and I need to focus on my blog! I know you are doing blog make overs and would love to have you do some work for me :) How busy are you?
I will email or give you a call.
Hope you had a blessed Easter

Myrna said...

Hiya Karen!
Thanks for the sweet Birthday wishes! You are entered in my giveaway!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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