Monday, September 19, 2011

The joy of hot glue guns

Why is it that whenever I pull out my hot glue gun I want to hot glue anything I can.  I will look around the house for things to ‘hot glue’.  I will come up w/ new creations that require me to use my hot glue gun.  And I love that you can buy the mini glue guns now in pretty colors. 
My mini glue gun in hot pink
Here are a few of my new creations.  Fun hair bow clips.
I love fall colors and fall leaves, so I had to make a few hair bows related to fall.
Why is it so fun to hot glue things?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cinderella's carriage

While we were driving down the McKenzie highway last weekend we passed through the small town of Leaburg.  Parked on the side of the highway was a very beautiful site…Cinderella’s carriage.  And I don’t mean a small replica, but a life size, true resemblance of the pumpkin carriage.

It was parked in front of River Run gallery.  They had several sculptures all on the property and some beautiful artwork, jewelry and smaller sculptures in the gallery.  Amazing work!  The carriage and several other larger sculptures were done by Ken Scott, a nationally recognized sculptor.  He has also made the sculptures at the sea lion caves, just north of Florence, OR.
The carriage was stunning and the details were unbelievable.  You can rent the carriage, too…how perfect would that be on your wedding day?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day at Sahalie Falls

This Labor Day was a gorgeous day so we decided to take the top off the jeep, load up our girls and go for a drive along the McKenzie River.  We went just over an hour east of Eugene and came across Trail Bridge road, where we decided to pull in and go check it out.  We wound our way back through some beautiful campgrounds and up over a damn to find a 120 acre man made “Trail Bridge reservoir”. 

The water was too chilly for me to go swimming, I’m guessing around the mid 40’s, but that didn’t stop Koda B, our water dog.
One thing we weren’t expecting to come across was a man made out house…
It does have a nice view though ;)

After letting Dakota swim for a while, we then drove a few miles further east on the McKenzie highway and stopped at Sahalie Falls and it was beautiful!

You can hike up on top of the waterfall where you’ll find some trails that lead you back farther past the falls and I cannot express how beautiful and serene it was.  I can only describe it as a mystical land, what you would expect in fairy tales.  So many cascading waterfalls that drop into pools of aqua colored water…so magical. 

Such a great way to spend Labor Day.