“O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates When Katharine Lee Bates first penned these words in 1895 as a poem, she titled it “Pikes Peak”. For publication, it was renamed “America”. As we Americans celebrate our nation’s .
It’s been said that “we all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” That is the value of a dad. All men are dads to some extent – whether he’s a biological father or a step-dad, a mentor or a role model, every man is seen as “Dad” to someone somewhere. And that is the value of a dad. Billy Graham once said that “A good father is one .
Prom season has arrived again! Flowing dresses and done-up hair, long limos and nervous dates, corsages and boutonnieres, loud music and fun dances. Chaperons keep a watchful eye out and young hopefuls do, too. The excitement, the tension, and the fun in the atmosphere is palpable during this season. Of course, the dress is of utmost importance for a young lady attending the prom. It must fit well, it must move well, and it .
In typical Colorado fashion, spring is here once again. Warm, sunny days are mixed in with chilly reminders that it’s still early in the season; spring break came, bringing happy, laughing children to the playgrounds, and left, bringing bright yellow buses back to the streets from their quiet parking lots – but just for a couple of more months; and sheets of rain washed away winter blues ushering the new life that bursts forth .
The short, often cold month of February hosts numerous famous birthdays and interesting holidays such as Groundhog Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras. It’s also National Bird Feeding Month and National Dental Month and boasts the Super Bowl, America’s largest and most watched football game of the year. But American Heart Month is most famed for Valentine’s Day, the day on which love in all its various forms from sensual and romantic to brotherly .
My, how time flies doesn’t it!? How is it mid-December already? Pumpkin spice everything magically turned into peppermint everything and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…even if Colorado’s weather does seem a bit bipolar this year. But it’s just over a week until Christmas and it’s not too late to check those lists twice. Who are you buying for this Christmas? A spouse? A treasured child? A teenager becoming an adult? And .
The days leading to Christmas can run short and leave us breathless as we try to catch up to the gift-giving holiday. Or there are those organized and methodical people whose days are scheduled and orderly, sedate and planned, falling delightfully into place per expectation. For those of us in the former camp, breathlessly running behind, Dusty Shutt Silver Jewelry offers encouragement. The Twelve Days of Christmas actually start with Christmas Day, or the .
Fall has come to the Colorado high country. And winter is swift on its heels. We residents have switched from summer’s lightweight apparel to warmer, weightier wear. And our accessories have followed suite. Dusty Shutt Silver has accessories for every season of the year. When you pull on your sweaters and boots, choose Dusty Shutt Silver’s cobblestone cuff to wear on your wrist. Made of sterling silver and grand chunks of turquoise, it .
The 22nd of September ushered in the beginning of a new season, and autumn now graces us with her annual beauty. The verdant colors of summer are fast fading away, giving the go-ahead for the vibrant hues of fall. And as nature changes her wardrobe, so do we. Sleeves get longer, as do pant-lengths. Flip-flops are put away and boots come out to play. Heavier fabrics take the place of airy ones as sweaters .
October 20, 2012 It’s been another 10 days and I really haven’t worked on much silver, but I have completed my katrina for Dia de los Muertos. While it was time consuming to make her, it took quite a bit of time to engineer her sitting on a candlestick holder. Because of the hat, she wasn’t going to hang on the wall like last year’s katrina. Hence, I needed to figure out how to .