A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Happy Spring


I’ve been a little busy and a little distracted lately. But! It’s for a good cause, the kind that hopefully–some day–my 16-year-old would really appreciate all the effort on her behalf. It’s that time again. Since 1996, the Sunriver Music Festival has been bringing world-class musicians to central Oregon for a classical concert series. The festival also gives scholarships to students from Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties who show exceptional promise in classical music. A select group of students audition in Sunriver before a committee in early June. A concert celebration, showcasing top scholarship recipients, is held each summer around the second week in June in Sunriver (or in Bend.)   This year’s comprehensive application is due in three weeks. I am close to gathering all the requirements…with the exception of updating her transcript.

Last year, the organization awarded a total of $28,550 in scholarship money to deserving music students between $100-$3,500 toward music camps, private lessons, or tuition. My teen has been one of the fortunate scholarship winners since 2010.  We just love our caring, supportive community here in Central Oregon. ♥   With my daughter’s steady improvement since last year’s audition, this will be a memorable year…full of high hopes!

Spring has clearly arrived in the valley while I am visiting the in-laws.

I couldn’t help but to celebrate with this beautiful ginger golden beet salad…absolutely delicious!  Once I’ve perfected the taste and proportion, I’ll be sure to share the recipe.  ♥ New tip of the month: You already know you’re supposed to eat healthy to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and numerous other conditions–but did you know it actually helps your body defend against toxic chemicals? This article by Environmental Health Perspectives should be a good reason to chow down on fruits & veggies! Don’t you think?  What’s your favorite spring-y, healthy and tasty salad?

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

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Comments on: "Happy Spring" (3)

  1. All the best and lots of good fortune for your daughter!

    • Thanks, Ms. Laura! I just got her transcript completed. Only thing left is getting a copy of her transcript from school on Monday for her Spanish and music classes. Then, I can send everything in. Last two years, we raced to the office, an hour away, minutes before close! I feel so much better to be ahead of schedule, for once :D How’re you doing?

  2. [...] and a short but sweet recognition of this year’s Young Artist Scholarship Program award recipients (my teen’s 3rd year in the program) [...]

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