Sunday, November 25, 2012

Blogger Business

If you use blogger have you received a prompt saying you need to buy more storage?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Zombie's Take Over The Clem

Just to be clear the bottom two photos are NOT of Zombies we are very much alive and doing well, we were in the Clem celebrating Arielle's 21st Birthday! It was just a bonus that is was also the night of the annual Zombie Walk.  According to some folks i talked to they had about 500 Zombie participants!  It was like a scene out of The Walking Dead.  One thing i found to be funny was when some of the Zombies stopped to be photographed they smiled, come on Zombies don't pose and smile.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meme & Pepe

I pass this photograph, this piece of history everyday of my life and yet i hardly give it a second thought until today.  I was talking to Cameron about the history of photography and how folks had to sit still for a long time in order for a photo to be taken when i suddenly remembered this photograph.  

This is my mom's Meme & Pepe (her maternal grandparents) and i have seen it on an off my whole life but today i really wanted to know more about it so i called my mom for a bit of history.  I never met Meme but remember my Pepe and the life lesson's he taught my mom, a language barrier prevented him from telling the stories to me himself.

According to her the photograph is now 70 years old and was actually 2 photographs taken and spliced together and retouched to create this one.  Pepe & Meme were about 60 years old at the time putting their birth years in the early 1880's. 

My mom was raised by these wonderful people and during a visit from her father and mother a fight ensued (which was common place when the families got together) and her father threw a handful of mashed potatoes at the photograph.  Luckily they were able to get the potatoes off and now it hangs in my "SheCave" potato free! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A leaf in the hand . . .

. . . is better than a bunch on the ground that have to be raked!

Today was a warm, windy, rainy day! 
I found this beautiful red maple leaf 
that was just begging to be photographed, 
I know what you are thinking, 
leaves can't talk, but you would be 
surprised how many objects speak to me!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Peace & Love Y'all

Look at the super cool surprise i got from Sharon today, this groovy white ceramic peace sign hand doubles as the "V" in my LOVE letters!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Curb your enthusiasm

Took me a few minutes to figure out what exactly was going on when i pulled up at the gas station this morning. But only a few seconds to decide what an awesome photo op this was. (Don't worry no one was harmed in this parking disaster.)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Birthday Buddies!

Every year Cliff and Girl Cameron celebrate their birthdays together, today marked Cameron's 16th and Cliffs 44th.  
We had a wonderful dinner followed by some delicious birthday cake and a cool Cookie cake.
We had a few terrifying moments when we lit the sparkler type candles, they actually set off the smoke detectors.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Blast from the past, 1982 to be exact.

Attended my 30 year reunion tonight, and while a few of the characters have been around for most of this time, there were a few surprises in the crowd. It was great reconnecting with old friends and catching up on their lives.

There was also a photo booth there so i may get to post a link to that when they are put up online.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Well it is already starting, Cliff and i love Halloween and as soon as October starts, Cliff starts calling it "Shocktober" and creeps around trying to scare everyone, if he could dress like a Zombie for the whole month he would.
Today we started our new and improved and larger Halloween Cemetery and plans have begun for Halloween.

A few more tweaks a few days later!

Mums the word!

This weekend i bought some beautiful Mum's and this morning many of the blooms started to pop, i love the deeper orange center and the pumpkin orange edge.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Very "Spirited"

Our neighbor is really in the "Halloween Spirit". Not only does she take beautiful care of her home, but look how she decked the house for Halloween, love the view from here.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Drive

Cliff and i took a ride in the Mustang this morning and stopped by Blake's for an Apple Fritter. What a day, the sky was blue the air was crisp, a perfect fall day.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lunch Pail Art

I have had a thing lately for these old beat up lunch boxes and have been picking them up from garage sales. Here are two that i have repainted.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Birds on a wire!

Today i finished a cute little table for Crystal's new apartment!  Painted it a nice aqua  and embellished with a row of birds on a wire.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


As defined by the Hawaiian dictionary is an intimate friend. 

Well, i certainly hope to have a better relationship with this bike than my last! We didn't see much of each other and when we did i felt like i put more into the relationship then he did.  

Found this cutie at a garage sale and just felt compelled to bring him home. What's not to love i mean it has white walls and great vintage styling and a red and black color scheme. What do you guys think?  I told Cliff i wanted a basket on the front so i can got to the store and put things in it and he said next thing you know i would have streamers hanging from the handles. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another Pinteresting Day

While i actually finished this project last night i didn't take the photos of them up on the counters until today!  Of course i originally found this idea on Pinterest while researching another idea and i knew immediately knew i had to make them.

They are easy to make and really have a great vintage marquee style to them. I created this gif so that you can see what it looks like lit up and not lit.

This is what the backside of the letter looks like, had to put holes in it to accommodate the lights.

The front/inside of the letters.

Testing the lights to see how they look in each letter.

The finished letters before i put them into place on top of the cupboards.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring is in the air.

It has been cold but spring is in the air and in my backyard.

1.) Fern
2.) Robin's Nest
3.) Azelia bush.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Take me out to the ballgame!

We bundled up and got geared up and headed to the ballpark for the Tiger's vs. Mariners.
It was the first time i got to see the "Prince".  Looks like Leland was not happy with one of the calls, i speculate that they were really talking about meeting for drinks after the game and just making it look like they were mad.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Starbucks, Puerto Rico

It is always hard getting back into a groove after a vacation and i was still wanting to embrace some part of last week, unfortunately the closest i could get was my mug from the Puerto Rico Starbucks!  I never imagined that these small islands would have a Starbucks but i think Puerto Rico actually had seven.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beach Ready

In a final effort to get myself beach ready i had a pedicure today. Watch out sand and sea here we come.

NOTE: i will be taking photos everyday but will not have the internet until Easter, whatever will i do with myself.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Goal Attained

A small battle was won today when my scale finally conceded and admitted that i had lost 10 pounds.  Not a big victory but a milestone none the less.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Grape Hyacinth

I love Grape Hyacinth for its vibrant color, and early blooms but i have never seen like this before, i just love each little individual pod is singular yet they come together to create each bloom.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Morning Meeting

Since January this has been where most of my mornings start. I am not sure if i look worse going in or coming out and i won't be telling a great weight loss story anytime soon, but what i have gained from these morning meetings has been priceless!  

What is this you ask? A tiny little cupcake Crystal brought home from NYC, hey a girl can't live on exercise alone. Why so many empty spots in this brand new box of cupcakes? Never you mind, nothing to see here.