Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Making Lotion and Bath Salts



These were so easy to make.

I got the lotion base at Pine Meadows: http://www.pinemeadows.net/ and added my own essential oil blends.

For the bath salts I mixed:

1 Cup Epsom Salt
1 Cup Pacific Sea Salt (also got at http://www.pinemeadows.net/)
1 tablespoon of scent or 7 drops of essential oils

So much fun to make and everyone loved them.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Be Careful Who You Road Rage -- Hilarious!!!!



So Nate is driving to work one day. The light turns yellow and Nate slows and stops.
I don't know if the guy in the truck behind him wanted run the red light or just be first in line for the next green light, but either way, he was mad.

He yells and beats on his steering wheel then jumps out of his car and starts making tough guy strides toward the driver's side of my husband's car.

My husband looks down, sees that he's ready for work and steps out of the car looking like this:





Yes, my husband is a combat fighter.

 He is hard core military and his black belt is recognized by the Shaolin Temple in China.

For his job he is a Martial Arts Instructor and teaches the military hand to hand combatants.


The road rager scrambled back into his car, locked the doors, and sat very still until the light turned green again.




Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hiking Y Mount







In this picture he's saying, "Um, Darlin', why are you taking my picture when I'm all sweaty and getting a drink?"

Me: "So I can submit your modeling photos to Old Spice."
















Friday, April 26, 2013

Fairy Dress

I made this dress a long time ago and I'm glad it finally got some good use.

Photos by Zions Studio








Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trip to a Hidden Bookstore


Nate and I took a trip to a bookstore in our enchanted Fairy Tale Land. It was seriously like walking through Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.



Look at the cash register. They really use this as their cash register.
Notice the witch in the background (not Halloween)
The fairy card on the register
The drawer of gems and jeweled trinkets
The bell over the door.



And apparently these books are banned.





Below are the books we got. 
Nate: The Art of War 
Me: The Herb Bible
Of course. 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Nate's Competition!

Nate's Competition!
So proud of my amazing Husband.

























Saving a Baby Bird

Yes, Nate killed a mole, but here is Nate trying to save a baby bird that fell out of a nest.

What a sweetheart.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cakes I've Made




This is the cake I want to make, but with a different topper:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Love Pies

Love Pies with my favorite ice cream/frozen yogurt.




Saturday, April 13, 2013

Struck by Lightning -- Literally. True Account.


Image from: wallpapersdepo.net



My husband as been an amazing resource for my novels.
He has had so many crazy experiences. I can ask him anything and he knows the answer.

"Honey, how do you set a dislocated shoulder?"
"Honey, what does it sound like when you stab someone in the back?"
"Honey, can you cure a nephilim with a blood transfusion?"

My two favorites:

Me: Honey, what nerve do you press to make someone instantly pass out?
Hubby: Let me show you. This one here.

A few minutes later I wake up in his arms.

Hubby: Deirdra, you okay?
Me: I just had the strangest dream about a yeti.....


And next:

"Honey, what does it feel like to be struck by lightning?"


A few years ago Nate was training with the military in Mississippi.
The sky was raging with lightning, shrieking through the storm clouds like wicked banshees.

Nate and his men were in a Humvee. They needed to race through the storm to a bus
that would take them to base.

Nate had this strong impression that someone was going to get hit by lightning.
When Nate jumped out of the Humvee and raced toward the bus he saw a flash of pure blinding white light.

The white light faded into a beautiful ethereal glow.
He could see everything around him with a brilliant and pure understanding.
Millions of drops of rain fell in slow motion around him.
It was as if he could reach out and touch each reflective droplet individually before they hit the ground.

His first thought was, 'Oh, this can't be good. This shouldn't be happening.'

Then he felt a tingle in his toes.
The tingle traveled from his foot up his leg, becoming more intense as it neared the core of his body.
The trail of pain neared his heart and he thought, 'This is going to hurt.'
It struck his heart and everything went black.

Nate woke up and his men where holding him down in a puddle of water (because his body was smoking.)

"Let me up! Let me up!" Nate yelled. He didn't want to get struck by lightning again.

They wouldn't let him up so Nate FOUGHT his men off him.
Once he was on his feet he picked up his gear and raced for the bus.
Nate jumped on the bus and looked for and empty seat.

All the soldiers on the bus had seen what happened.
They stared, wide-eyed and horrified as if Nate were a ghost.

Nate's skin was red, like a bad sunburn. He had a darker red line from his foot to his head where the path of lightning had traveled through his body.

After that, Nate was ordered by the military to stand 50 yards away from everyone during thunderstorms.
Once you are hit by lightning it changes the energy function  in your body and you are more likely to be hit again. The lightning granted Nate a few other superpowers, but that is for another story.

















Fixing the Roof


So, water started dripping down from the ceiling into our kitchen.
Nate went into the attic to see what was going on since we have no pipes above the kitchen.



yep there's water




He climbed onto the roof to further investigate




look at that nice tush.



Ah, the swamp cooler.
Nate was able to fix it and saved us tons of money on a plumber. 




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Life Long Dream


This Fall, Nate helped me fulfill a life long dream of horseback riding along the Oregon Coast.