Crochet Keychains in my Etsy Shop

 I'm nearing the one year anniversary of the start of my Etsy shop:  Lady M's Menagerie ! Many thanks to those who have supported me in this endeavor!  I'll confess that my enthusiasm for the shop waned a bit over the last few months. My enthusiasm for most things was dampened as I was dealing with a thyroid related hormone imbalance. I had no energy for anything and just felt tired and blah all the time. Thankfully, about a month ago I met with a new endocrinologist who took me seriously when I told her I was tired all the time in spite of my bloodwork showing I "should" be fine. She altered my prescription and added a new one, and finally I am starting to feel a little more energetic. (Yay!)  So with that newfound energy, I wanted to add something new to the shop... the question was, what?  The first weekend in October I spent several hours watching General Conference and crocheting mini animals. An oft repeated question was, "What animal should I make next

25th Anniversary Hawaii Trip Photo Dump

For our 25th wedding anniversary, Steven and I took a trip to Hawaii. Here are some of the pictures we took.  While waiting at the airport for our flight. I made a little friend to make some of our pictures more interesting. At the beach in Waikiki Steven was really impressed by the huge Banyan trees.  I love how all the statues were wearing leis! The sunsets were gorgeous! One day we went up to see the temple in Laie. We visited the Polynesian Cultural Center there too, which was awesome!  This is the view from our balcony in Honolulu. That is Waikiki beach on the right. On Sunday we attended church at the tabernacle in Honolulu. It is a beautiful building and we were informed it was the last tabernacle built by the Church. Here are a couple views from the Tantalus lookout.  Our visit to Pearl Harbor was a sobering experience. After spending a few days in Oahu, we took a short flight to Kawai, where we spent the remainder of our visit. One of our favorite things about Kawai are the ch