Lefty & Fifty-six

March 2016

Monday, February 28, 2011

..and the winner is...

As our tradition (I say; "traditions can be broken") we enjoy watching Hollywood
flaunt it's phoniness...and so we watch the
"Academy Awards"
We laughed and cheered and were entertained for 4 hours.

We had a smaller group this year, our nieces & nephews are getting married,
having babies, a few were sick with colds
(some just are getting to old and lazy to drive out out night.)

We partied with appetizers and decedent desserts.

The "swede" is my biggest promoter of my entertaining habit
(sickness or whatever you want to call it..)

I am on my game when I am entertaining.

All in all...we ate too much, laughed hard at

We can't wait until next year for another night
at the...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You are invited to my...

4th Annual- 84th Academy Awards Party.

The red carpet is in place

Oscar is patiently waiting...

..more planning to be done.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It started with...

..this picture, from an etsy clothing store...
the price tag for this dress was $188.00

Fourth daughter, Dallas had been asked to go the the
High School Valentines dance.
Her first real date after turning 16.

I decided that this was a dress that I could
make for Dallas and off we went to the fabric store and to forever 21
(that's where we bought the $7.00 top)
The total amount spent on 10 yds. of tulle and notions= $50.00

Dallas has "allowed" me to blog about this.
I couldn't upload any more pictures that were taken that night.
(her date was a fine young man named John).

These are the picture's she selected I use on this blog post.

She is so darling and loved the dress!
..on to the next couture fashion statement!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love Meter

I LOVE February, who doesn't?
Find out how compatible you are
with your special someone. Click here to check your love meter.

Below is what the love meter
had to say about
the "lefty" (Pisces) and the "swede"(Taurus)


You two will enjoy a sweet, gentle connection right from the start.
You make a great match, as friends, lovers or long-term partners.
You both have highly romantic souls and there's a wonderfully intuitive connection between you. You also complement one another well; Taurus, you can be Pisces's rock, providing the practicality and common sense Pisces lacks.
And Pisces, you open up the Bull to a world of dreams and possibility.


Pretty romantic?

May cupid hover over you and your sweetheart!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Queen of Hearts

That is the title I bequeath upon myself.

Sunday was a marathon day of "Valentining" and baking.
This does not count the time in prep of uploading,
downloading graphics, lettering and images that were used in the
production of the custom cards I made for all my staff "buddies" and of
course my daughters, the "swede", and three grand kids.

I have an image to keep up with and at Fifty two (almost fifty three)
it can be down right grueling.

Nevertheless, I love it and it keeps me connected
to all the things I LOVE:
1. People
2. Baking
3. Creating with paper
4. Giving
5. My sanity
(ha...more like insanity..)

This is what I made my 15 office buddies
Sugar cookies

Wrapped up with a customized Valentine.

Happy Valentines Day

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gotta Love Utah

The swede and I went to the:

--Click on the link below...

Our giant friend Derek,(he is kneeling in this shot) was
the cameraman on the
second jump during the duo mogul event.

He had been filming the events that week for television coverage.
Derek lives in Newport Beach and was not liking
the altitude and the cold weather.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Best Investment

The Best Investment
Take a look and give yourself 5 minutes to make a $5.00 investment.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Why can't I let it....

I have been a mom now for 30 yrs. raising my daughters.
Girls are especially challenging.
(if you are a mom of all girls you know what I am talking about.)

I found myself today googling this:

click on link to get the answer...

Then I read this article

After all these years of trying to raise neat and organized children

I am still learning how to pick my battles.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Google Me

Almost half that page are posts and input that I have given
in my blog and other blogs..

On the next page this was there...
  1. Friends: Scott Peterson, Dixie Holliman Destromp, Jeri Woodruff Beck, Richard L. Hill
    www.leftyfifty.blogspot.com · Add Melanie Terry Swenson as
    Friend|Send Melanie Terry Swenson a Message|View Melanie Terry Swenson's Friends ...
    www.facebook.com/people/Melanie-Terry-Swenson/1244569627 - Cached

    On the next page I found my cousin's blog listed
    with leftyfity within the description.
    1. Dec 11, 2010... Melanie's Lefty-Fifty · Nat's Mormon in Manhattan · Nicole's A Little Sussy · Jenny's I live at the circus · Shasta's Shasta n Lola ...
      lolaagain.blogspot.com/2010/12/dog-christmas-stocking.html - Cached

      Etc..Etc..page after page until I reached page 5.

      It's kinda eerie....I'm out there for the world to view.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy G-Hog Day

From The blog "Sweet Occasions" you can make some g-hog cupcakes.

Here's a fun toy to share with others.....
click here for instructions and to print the g-hog.

I guess he did'nt see his shadow today...
does that mean early spring? Long summer?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sixteen years ago....

January 31, 1995 was the date that I choose to have my
fourth daughter and last child.
I was 37 yrs old and had not had a child for
more that 10 years previous.

I was working full time and was raising three older daughters.
Aubry was 15 yrs old,
Katlin was 13 yrs old and little Ariel was 10 yrs old.
The swede and I thought that we would wait a
few years after our marriage to complete
our family(we married each other in 1992.)

(OK.. I had to give the "swede" some time and contemplation before
he was really ready to take on a family of his own.)

There you have it, Dallas Sophie made her debut into our world.
She has been the link that has made us the family that we are today.
She was the bond that gave her sisters an incredible love and
nurturing that she still enjoys today.

We invited a very special guest to help celebrate this big day for Dallas...
Blonde hair, grey eyes.... brown hair with brown eyes..
(not sure of that match up)?

The sixteen year old asked me to make her a rainbow cake...
this was my first attempt, it looks pretty amateur but.....
..it tasted really good!

I think she was surprised and happy to turn 16...
Now, on to getting that drivers license!!!

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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