Thursday, December 9, 2010
I wanted my mom tree, the one the kids don't get to decorate to be covered in vintage book ornaments. So I tore up a few old books I have been collecting and folded and glittered my heart out.
This is what started it. Saying goodbye to my baby girl.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Yes, I know another wreath but I can't help myself. I am full blown obsessed. I saw this at a store up north and had to make me one. I have also seen them on a blog somewhere and can't remember at the moment to link up.
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE. The wii dance game will allow you to eat seconds and then thirds of Costco pumpkin pie, and maybe the apple pie too and a few dollops of homemade whip cream.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Not only do I do flowers, I also do wreaths. I am singly handedly obsessed with them. I could seriously count 8 of them in my home as we speak. I have left the idea of the swap in a comment on a blog that I recently found and I rather like it. I found her etsy shop first and then poof I found the blog. I have my eye on one of her flower necklaces. Like I said, I like flowers. Let me just tell you her recipe for the maple syrup dressing is divine it really could change your life. I am off to create something oh who am I fooling I am off to clean something. I am expecting at least 25 on turkey day how about you? Let me know what you think about the swap???
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
On another note I received this email this morning from a mom who I have prayed with.
"In conclusion, be strong in the Lord (be empowered through your union with Him); draw your strength from Him; (that strength which His boundless might provides!)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This was a neighbors house as we trick or treated. She had full blown Michael Jackson video projected onto her garage with surround sound and lights. My girlfriend and I were glued to her driveway dancing and then a bunch of kids joined in. It was a lovely evening with family and friends. Ok, I really will try not to let the cobwebs form on this blog again.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Oh yeah. This recipe you do not have to cook, did you hear me peoples you do not have to cook this. After we finished the jam we made homemade pizza with the homemade pizza crust we made earlier in the day. I made the pizza on the grill because it was to hot to turn on the oven. Yikes, pizza on the grill kicked my butt. It turned out great, but kicked my butt.
Not sure where all the domesticating is coming from. Today woke up and did yoga, made two loaves of homemade french bread which is rising as we speak, prepared beef roast for sandwiches that we are having for dinner and stuck it in the crock pot, did two loads of laundry working on third, returned all emails, cleaned, dried and put away all dishes by hand (dishwasher is broken for two weeks, handyman said). Cleaned and prepared third floor guest suite for guests that are no longer coming, had seven cups of coffee. Which is probably why all things on list have been done so far.
Off to check on bread and make decorations for the 4th.
Martha Stewart eat your heart out sista!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
What an amazing God I serve. He brings joy and light to me even when I don't deserve it. What an honor to serve Him .
On another note I have been making flowers like crazy. Here is the latest necklace that I have for sale. I used vintage scarves and fabrics and some old vintage buttons of my grandmothers.
Will be adding this one to my etsy shop by Monday. If you are interested in getting your hands on this beauty before I list it shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org It is on sale for $45. When it hits etsy it will be $55
Hope you enjoy every part of your weekend. Oh ya, and Happy Mothers Day!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
so far total is seventeen. I am making them for the retreat team for our church. We will be wearing them this weekend up in Palm Springs for a weekend getaway Beth Moore retreat. I am counting the days.
And these beautiful lilacs were given to me by a lovely lady on the ministry leaders team. I had a meeting at my home last night and she cut those from her tree. I have never had fresh lilacs in my house before. They smell just divine.
And these pretties I picked on a hike yesterday. They were growing wild in the hills behind my house not sure what they are called but I love them.
Going to dinner at a friends tonight and then another last minute retreat meeting to wrap up all the loose ends. We have 180 women coming and I am so excited to be spending the weekend in fellowship with them.
Off to finish adding buttons to all the flowers. Wishing you all could join me. I could really use the help.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
So here I now sit with very muddy floors and a couple of these that I picked up. I am not I repeat am not cleaning the floors again today, I am however going to shove not one but maybe even two of these bad boys into my mouth so that it keeps me from saying a few choice words to my husband.
Caution drooling ahead.
I am going to stop talking now.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Isn't that kitchen fabulous.
If my dining room looked like that, I would totally invite you over.
Sigh..... nap time, don't ya think?
My weakness, white dishes!
Shazame, really, I mean look at those.
All photos from here
What are you dreaming of?
Monday, April 12, 2010
My coffee nook. Can you smell it. She makes fabulous lattes, iced or hot, a great cup of hot coffee with a strange Italian froth on every cup. She had me at hello....... on my way to brew another cup. And don't say a word about the dead plant in the back, I seem to do that to anything green in this place.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
You got to love living in So cal. You never know when a good old earthquake is gonna scare the CRAP out of you. Nothing like a good old adrenaline rush while you are trying to shove down another slice of ham. I actually thought I had to much champagne and could not figure out why I could not stop swaying and feeling so dizzy. Until I heard my mother yell EARTHQUAKE! I grab my kids and run outside and you could actually see the earth rolling and could hear the house making a creaking sound. So when it finally ends we all head back inside to scarf down another helping of scalloped potatoes. Good times, I tell you, Good times. Growing up with earthquakes does not make you used to them, they still scare the crap right out of me.
Anyway, the weather is starting to call me to the outdoors. This is what I am dreaming my yard will look like one day.
or how about this one
Now this one is possible
I am dreaming of a mint julep on this porch.
I have never actually had a mint julep come to think of it.
Ok, done dreaming and back to the grind of my Tuesday.
Pictures courtesy of House Beautiful