Sunday, January 31, 2010


Why can't I finish a project before I start another? Ugh!! Doh! Can I add that to my list of New Year's resolutions? Lol! Yes, I have now started another project. Trying to crochet flowers. Hmmm...I have an idea in mind. However, I WILL finish my egg carton project this week!

Hope you all had a good weekend. So sorry for the lack of posts. It was a busy one!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Friday Cuteness

TGIF! Quincy, the little ham. He loves the camera. Every time I take a photo of Emma or Mocha, right when I snap, they walk don't think I'm ignoring them. They are just too snobby for the camera but Quincy, nah....he thinks he's a star! I think I see that Cheshire Cat thing happening.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Remember that egg carton?

Let the transformation begin....

Saturday, January 23, 2010

An Award!

First of all, hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! Second, it's been awhile but I received a lovely award, The Lemonade Award, from Teresa over at (and I bet you didn't all know this) the first blog I ever laid eyes on, Life, Homesteading and Everything! Thank you Teresa!! I love getting means you still think of me. Awwwww! Teresa is just the sweetest. I notice the small stuff...she acknowledges each and everyone's post when they comment on her blog....her kids are extra smart because she's a smart mom and is a wonderful wife, she keeps a great garden, makes wonderful food out of the great veggies she grows and is an awesome crafter on top of that! I want to be like her when I grow up. LOL Yea, that's right! I am so not grown up yet. ;)

And to thank Teresa, Quincy said he would pose with my favorite candy of all time to make him look even hotter (he really was hot sitting in front of that fireplace). He's saying "Teresa...I lure you with my DOTS....and bedroom eyes." :) I grabbed that box and downed those Dots like there was no tomorrow and Quincy went and used the litter box. That was a quick session.

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Egg-cellent Affirmations!

Okay so what did I do with the eggs from the egg carton below? I boiled them! I like to boil a handful of eggs at the beginning of the week to eat for breakfast in the mornings. :) Well, as I was getting ready to bag one up, I thought of a quick and brilliant idea to get my mornings going. Write an affirmation on each one. I couldn't find any pretty color pens or anything...because they're still packed away. Maybe that should have been one of my affirmations. Lol! Excuse the sloppy writing....I did it on a whim and decided later I was going to show you.

Wouldn't it just be too cute if you were packing lunch for your kids and you wrote sweet nothings on their hard boiled eggs?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Recycled Jewelry Holder

Okay, so I didn't get around to cooking. Well, wait, yea I did! I cooked a dozen boiled eggs for the week. I had planned on baking, and I do have all my stuff for what I'll be baking but I got so tired after cleaning and running around that I was too exhausted when all was said and done. HOWEVER, I did create something out of a recycled egg carton. I think we did this in kindergarten or grade school, didn't we? Still works for me! I guess I could have prettied it up but I got so excited I had to show you guys. :)


Thursday, January 14, 2010


From the king of relaxation. :) Cooking alert! Mommy is even feeling like cooking this weekend. Watch out!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I have an outfit in mind....

This jacket......(when I can afford it)....

These adorable boots I just bought...

And of course with some thick winter tights and a cute top. I haven't figured those out yet. To top it off....a romantic messy bun. :)

What do you think? :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Last Minute Getaway

I was whisked away to the coast for a weekend getaway which was perfect after my bubble bath post. :) I had so much fun! It had been so long since my feet met the coastal waters of Oregon. So, like that Sea Cottage gal and her cute feet...I decided to take a couple of photos of my own feet. :)

Before putting on my rubber boots...

Putting on my rubber boots and searching for shells...

Doggy paw prints in the sand...

Sea spray...

Seagulls just hangin' around...

Peeking around the corner

Walking on the seashore...

It was a refreshing weekend. I have more to share so stay tuned! Hope you all had a great weekend. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friday = Relax

Ahhh...thank God it's Friday. :) Now this is how I relax.

Start with a bottle of olive oil bubble bath. Olive oil is WONDERFUL for the skin but you knew that....

Pour ever so gently into steaming hot water....

Have a few soaps and smelly things waiting on the sidelines....

Hypnotize yourself while the bubbles speak to you in their own bubbly language...

And now Mr. Quincy will demonstrate how one should feel after a bath.....

Happy Friday! Apologies for the grainy photos. I can't find batteries for my digital camera so my phone's camera will have to do for now. :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Who's the tough cowgirl now?

Yea, that's right. It's me. Uh huh. I rode bareback tonight for the first time. Yee haw! Even trotted and loped a bit in the arena. No, it wasn't Cimara. I will have to tell you more about Cimara a little later but I rode the barn owner's horse (while Cimara was being trained a bit). I hopped on bareback and off we went. Okay, so I slipped and did a little sliding which was followed by uncontrollable laughter and giggling. Lol! Then we all laughed.

It's small things like this that make life enjoyable. Yes, even the smallest and silliest of things. Laughter IS the best medicine. Always remember that. :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

This and That.....

Hello everyone! I am feeling a bit more together these days, although I still haven't peeked in the garage nor have I unpacked. BUT, that aside, I have gotten some decorating done. Not much but some. One of the bathrooms is done and only because I want to enjoy a nice bathroom while I'm taking my baths. :) Here's a few little pictures to share.

This bathroom is my mermaid bathroom. Can you tell? See that beautiful bottle with the seashells on top? My stepfather got that for me, for Christmas. I adore it and I will be putting sea salt in it. :)

The little table with my candle and drinks...cold drinks necessary when taking a nice hot bath. (That's grapefruit juice).

My new $20.00 eyelet curtain from Kmart completes this sweet, small bathroom that will be my oasis every night after a long day's work.

My mermaid picture and my sign that says "At the beach, time you enjoyed wasting, is not time wasted at all." I love that saying.

Also, I know this is going to sound really strange but while I was home for Christmas we hardly took any pictures. Crazy, isn't it? I think we were all so caught up in visiting and enjoying our company that we completely forgot to take those obligatory Christmas pictures! Lol! I did, however, take a few while I stayed with my brother. My brother lives on the beach in Southern California in this beautiful 1940's (perfect for me, huh?) art deco high rise complete with doorman and everything! I loved it! My brother and his significant other live in the penthouse and oh my gosh, the VIEW! Can you see the Queen Mary in the distance?

This was what I woke up to from the guest bedroom.

Walking to breakfast. My brother is closest to me and his significant other, Dennis (who is such a sweetheart) up ahead. The weather was perfect. 70 degrees with a light beachy breeze. brother's beautiful Bengal.

Good 'ol Cooper. :)

Can you tell they hate each other? Lol!

Well I hope everyone is enjoying the start of 2010. Anyone make any New Years resolutions? I usually don't but I'm finding as I go along that that's probably why I'm still a disorganized mess. So, this year I did make a resolution. I am getting ORGANIZED! Yay! Okay, we'll cheer when I prove it to you all. :)
Real quick...I saw the movie Avatar tonight. Oh my gosh....I LOVED it. I cried, laughed a little...and it kept me on the edge of my seat....but it brought up some real concerns I think our society needs to really think about.

Hope you all had a great weekend!