Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pink Saturday~Work With Me Here...

I apologise...
I know I am stretching it here..
I am ready to put my fall decor away
but I had not posted any photos.
These are my new
Anna Lee fall mice....
Notice their sweet little
One of my daycare littles decided punky
needed a treat. I cracked up when
I found the ice cream cone there like that!
This is actually a cornucopia.

See the pink in Mr. Turkey's tail?
These are vintage candles.
I was so tickled when I found them since
my Grama let me set her Thanksgiving table
with an identical miniature set of these
when I was a little girl.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Beverly at "How Sweet the Sound"
for lots more
~Happy & Safe All Hallows Eve~

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Must Be Close to Halloween!

Holly would like you to meet

He asked for a cigar but we explained
that this is a non-smoking

He does look cool with a candle burning
inside of him though.....
It makes his face

Happy carving at
your house!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Squeek of Inspiration!

Here is Holly
with our two ratty girls.
Bella is on the left and Sofie on the right.
We only had Sofie for 2 weeks before
she passed away from the respiratory
infection she and Bella both had
when we got them from Petsmart.
They were just babies and so cute and fun.

Holly made this using Sculpy and some of
Lucky's fur.

Lucky keeping an eye on Bella

Benny not getting too close to the cage
since Bella bit his nose.
Bella never bites unless you stick your
finger (or nose) between the
bars of her cage.
She has never bitten anyone who
opens her cage and takes her out.
She loves to climb on your shoulder and
tickle your neck!
She is lonely now though....
I just am not sure about buying another
one after loosing Sofie...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sisters Harvest Faire 2009

Holly and I visited the
~Sisters Harvest Faire~
It was a cool, crisp Central Oregon day!
Don't you LOVE those hand felted
bags? I think I need that pink one....or the red one!
**Click pics to make bigger**

This is Debra of
She makes awesome leather masks.
Holly found one style she likes and may
order one for the

This is Zeus of
~Zee Art Glass~
He had amazing hand blown glass pendents.
Holly found one with a mushroom suspended in it.
I bought it for her and hid it away for Christmas
Too bad he has NO website

There were lots of great booths

Love bird houses!

Holly strolling

We saw some great ceramics.
Holly is actually taking a ceramics class
in high school right now.

I found more of a favorite lotion.
It is all natural ingredients and smells great!
Kat's Creek Goat Milk Products
Make sure if you order, you get the
"Clean Breeze"

They had some live music as usual.
It seemed to be a popular event this year....
I hope all the vendors did well!
Holly is pretty much over her bout with the flu.
Jesse is still coughing and blowing but is
over the worst of it.
We are working hard on finishing our
Great Room Redo today....
I hope we will be finished by midweek.
I would sure like to share all the improvements
we have made. It has been tons of work, but
it will be worth it!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bakery Dreams

Don't you just love
Family Circus
by Bill Keane
This is one that hit home with me.
~Bakery Joy~
How can you stand in a bakery and not
feel warm and cozy.
Choosing a treat.... looking at
everything displayed. It can be a
very hard decision!!
I feel so sorry for the children who have
never had this kind of experience.
The bakery counter in the supermarket
is just NOT the same as going in
a little local bakery.
A lot of the espresso shops have a goodies
display. It is a little bit more like a bakery.
Holly & I
Have a dream
She does want to continue her art studies after
graduation with the hope of becoming a
Cinemagraphic Sculptor.
She wants to help create the creatures and costumes
they use in making movies like they
do at Weta Workshop. addition
We both love to bake.
One day....
We want to own an
Artsy Bakery-Espresso cafe
We want it to be a place where just walking in the
door makes you feel good. You can check your
troubles outside and leave the rest
of the world behind.
Besides having wonderful homemade treats,
it would be filled with a magical assortment
of artist's work displayed and
available for sale.
We want it to have an old world, Tolkien inspired,
Bag-end /Shire
Middle Earth atmosphere
It will seem like there are actually elves
baking in the kitchen.
As you finish brushing the last bit of crumbs
from your lap, you will blink and
wonder if that was a faerie
you just saw fly off with
part of someones
At this point....Holly is a sophomore in high school.
We have several more years to collect and perfect
our recipes. I have worked as a barrista
in the past, so I can whip up
magnificent mochas.
We actually hope to travel for a year after
she graduates. We want to visit
England and Scotland
For some reason it feels like home in my
heart there, and I have never even
been before!
We also want to travel around the U.S.A. in a RV,
visiting lots of festivals and taking art workshops.
We love to meet folks and share stories.
Right now we are just trying to figure
out how we will finance it all.
My wise Granny Ruth always said...
"The money will come"
And you know what.....
She was always right about that!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nurse Mama is on the job!

This is how we started off our weekend.
I don't know if it was Swine flu, but she sure had
all the symptoms.
Lucky gave her lots of support.
He loves a warm, soft spot and she was toasty
with fever!
After several days of chicken soup,
Odwalla juice and rest...

She started to perk up a little!

She has been fighting this for
about 3 weeks now. I think the antibiotics are
helping since she ended up with a sinus infection too.
She still has a while to go till
she will be totally well, but she was
up for a ride to get a smoothie.
We decided to make a quick stroll thru the
Sisters Harvest Faire
They had
lots of fun booths.
I will share that tomorrow.
Thank you so much for praying
for my Holly!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Prayers from Pink Pals

Look at those sweet pink cheeks....
Today they are pinker and her nose is very red.
I am afraid Holly has the, the, the....Swine Flu!
Fever, sore throat, headache, achey, blowing, coughing
She had a bad cold two weeks ago...
She finally started to feel better
so I sent her back to school. She went for a week
and started to feel really bad again.
We figured it was a sinus infection and got her in
to the Dr.They put her on antibiotics
for her sinus infection but she just kept getting worse.
She had one episode yesterday
that almost had me calling 911....
she was coughing and could not get the mess
to move up out of her wind pipe
and she started to panic because she couldn't breathe.
I dosed her up good with guaifenesin which has
helped. She is on antibiotics for the sinus infection..
I don't believe it helps the flu much......
We would certainly appreciate your prayers
that she would recover soon and that
the rest of us won't get it.
Thank you so much!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Show & Tell Fridays "Vintage Picnic"

Don't ya just LOVE vintage picnic stuff??
See my little yellow ice chest on the right?
My vintage picnic baskets
They make great storage for out of season decor

Ummm, I am kinda addicted to pretty, old thermos's

Gotta have some old picnic drink jugs too.
Yes, I actually do USE these pieces!
Stop over to see more
Show & Tell
See you tomorrow for
Pink Saturday!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Don't cha wanna be a pumpkin too??

Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin.
God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes
all the dirt off of you.
He opens you up, touches you deep inside
and scoops out all the yucky stuff
including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts
His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hello Pink Kitties

When I was a teenager, I LOVED Hello Kitty!
Do you have a Sanrio (Hello Kitty) store near you?
We don't have one in Central Oregon.
When we went over "The Hill"
(Cascade Mt. Range)
to "The Valley"
We Popped in to the
Washington Square Mall
They have a Sanrio and a Pottery Barn/PBKids
L*O*V*E it there!!
Jesse drew this for me when he was a wee lad.
He called it "Hiker Cat".
I guess he was about 4 when he did it.
It has always been my favorite!

My second son, Lucky being
Mr. Naughty Pants
He knows he is not supposed to be in the dryer!
My Sister Cherish had a cat named Ashley.
Ashley got in the dryer and it got turned on...
My Mom found her a short time later when she
realized the dryer sounded wrong.
Ashley's eyes were bugged out and she was beat up.
She recovered and became a much more loving cat.
Still can't figure that one out, but get really
freaked out about Lucky being left in there when
it gets turned on......I almost always check it,
turn it on and then stop and check it again......
He is my precious lamb!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Show & Tell Fridays are Here!

has started doing
"Show & Tell Fridays"
I decided to participate!!

I made this sign for my new PINK kitchen

Made this one too!

Bought this one at TJMax and repainted it colors
to match my new kitchen
It is BIG and sits on top of my refrigerator
Make sure you pop over to visit