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Sedona, Az

Today’s trip was only a 2 hr drive north, this time to Sedona. Deciding to take a different route in we were up for a surprise or two. The good part, we saw views of this amazing place that you just don’t get to when coming in directly off the highway but the bad part. The road said 12 miles of rough. That was the longest 12 miles when it was more like a 4WD track, and while the car had just enough height, 4WD it is not.
We came and we conquered Schnebly Hill!
We stopped at all the places we wanted to on the trip down the mountain collecting many gorgeous photos.
Even though the clouds were out this morning, they were soon gone and had a beautiful blue sky to contrast with the red/orange rock and the lunch greenery.

Just a note.
I have been so busy, and taken so many pictures but they will all need a proper sort out and dealing with. I have a travel journal I am writing in to keep all my thoughts, postcards and other travel paraphernalia in and so I can empty my head of what I’ve done each day.
These short posts will be extended on at a later date maybe, or extra pictures simply put up on my photo blog.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I am loving being here and taking them.

A day of Decadence

It started this morning with a gorgeous coffee full of cream – I mean, what were we supposed to do while waiting for the bead shop to open? Rich, hot coffee with sugar and cream.
After the bead trip we heady to Newtown where we wandered window shopping before hitting Sushi train for lunch. I like my sushi, but wow! What a selection and how cool is that concept?

Dessert was Gelato Blue directly next door where the choices were mind boggling.
All items are made on the premises, with real flavour. Like really full on flavour. The baked Apple pie, it was like I had eaten a slice, pastry and all. Pavlova, fruit, after dinner mint, banana pancake… I tried them all before deciding on cappuccino, Argentinian Caramel and American peanut butter brownie.

Then came the beauty treatment and stopping for a well earned coffee break. The best Vienna I’ve had yet.

The day didn’t finish there. For my last night with my brother (and in Australia) we went out for dinner at the local rowing club. Just beautiful. Even with winds and overcast weather the view is still pretty good.

I’m now waiting for washing and finishing the re packing of my bags ready for tomorrow.
The next post will be coming from the US, most likely Arizona. I’m getting super excited now, and it can’t come quick enough. There will be plenty of pictures to share with you, so I hope you hang around a little bit longer.

And if my boss is reading, I have posted two postcards already.

Here’s a look at what we did today.

Yes, it’s another sunrise…

I know hubby gets sick of me posting pics of sunrises and the like.  If you guys have had enough just let me know.  I just love seeing the colours and it makes me smile every time. A bright new start to the day.  And yes, here are a few shots of this morning’s beautiful colours.



New Beadies + weather update

Just in case I didn’t explain it properly (actually I didn’t explain it all), the pictures in my “today’s weather” posts are what reflects my mood of the day, not the actual weather.

Now some pictures of a few new necklaces I made over the last couple of days.  I have so many ideas and motivation oozing out of me I almost don’t want to go to the market.  All the glass or ploymer pendants are ones I have made myself.

Blue stone (I know it’s something special but for the life of me cannot remember it) with Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli and Swarovski.



Clear glass pendant with Fluorite, Rose Quartz, Amazonite and Swarovski


Glass Pendant with Swarovski and redline Marble.


Glass pendant with acrylic beads.

Ploymer pendant with acrylic beads and Swarovski.


keep smiling 🙂
Jennifer

It’s new header day…

Every Sunday I am changing my header picture, and I aim to include the full picture for you to see.

This weeks picture is a gorgeous necklace I made some time ago – now living with a lucky lady – from an Onyx ‘fan’ with Swarovski crystals in Jet and Clear. Simple but stunning.

Jennifer 🙂