Friday, August 31, 2007

3 Day Weekend...

is finally here! For those who are working fools (like me), know it is a relief to have an extra day off without having to use PTO! Yeepee! I'm so excited that I just don't want to spoil it by sitting around. I'm going to hit up the DA Flea Market, Napa and find me some Bar-B-Que! I also have much reading to catch up on:
Yikes! I recently got together with my party gals and had such a great time (like always). I swear I can't find another group of people I can party with on a Wednesday night! I received wonderful gifts from them too (who can beat that?)

I will have to add more images of other fun gifts on the next posts (save some for later). I hope all of you enjoy that extra time off and find some good eats!

"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow".
~Douglas Pagels

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Good Friends, Good Wine =

Good Times! I had a most enjoyable weekend. Went to world famous wine country, Napa to witness some old friends get hitched. I had such a fantastic time catching up and seeing old faces. If you haven't had the chance to tour Napa (even for just a weekend getaway), I HIGHLY recommend this. We checked out a couple of wineries, see purchases below:

I've been told, the further you drive down hwy 29 the better it gets. I will need to do some research in the near future to see.
I was able to sneak to a small antique shop in Downtown Napa and purchased vintage shelving trim, plastic cocktail umbrellas and blue beaded earrings, pictured in the photo:

I can imagine the umbrellas sheilding some mini birdies perched on their little tulle nests...we'll see. The other items pictured are fun things I've recently purchased. Oh, and the Halloween Martha Stewart Items are in store (I bought the plastic BEWARE tape) I'm always excited to see her stuff! I heart Martha!
Last post I think I had mentioned I was going to clean my messy desk....and I did. However, I started pulling more things out and this is how it looks now

Can't say I didn't try right? Hope you all had as good of a weekend as I did!

"Wino Forever" -Johnny Depp
(The tattoo once read 'Winona Forever'!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I Heart Books...

have you noticed? If not there will be more posts on books I love I'm sure. I have wanted this Mark Ryden book forever! I first saw it at Comic Con a year or so ago, but my friends El and Rob recently gave it to me as a gift...I could of just kissed them! I love, love it! I also got this next book on my doorstep. To tell you the truth I have tried to learn to crochet about a dozen times and have never learned it. It's really sad because I love this craft. If you are good at it and love plush, this is an awesome book! It is very easy to follow and gives you easy, intermediate and advanced projects. If you do pick up the book and make something...please make the hamburger for me! I haven't had to much time to craft but my craft table seems to show otherwise:

Well I shall go clean this mess! But I will leave you with this qoute "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

P.S. Have you seen LA Ink (

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hibiscus Grumpy Head

YES! It's was one of those days that I wanted to throw up my hands and quit my day job. There was a couple of times where this following quote I read last night kept reappearing in my mind "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined" -Henry David Thoreau. Does anyone else ever feel like this or is it because I just woke of grumpy? Well, on a brighter note...I did end up putting together hibiscus hair clips for a Luau I'm attending this weekend. They have a little bit of glitter on them, it's hard to tell in this photo.

Have a nice rest of the day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dollies from Far East

Good Day Everyone! Can you believe it...I've posted 3 days in a row Woo Hoo! Well, I had the opportunity to craft a tinsy bit today but that will have to wait for the next post. However I did want to show you the dollies I received from my sissy. They arrived to me from Far East...Taiwan? They will get along just fine with the rest of my dollie family.

Also, I received this fantabulous book in the mail today A Passion For Parties, it has gorgeous photos of different themed parties. If you know know I love to party but, I especially love to plan and decorate for them too!
Hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday.
"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right...."
-Martin Luther

Monday, August 13, 2007

Little Bo Beep...

Mary had a Little Lamb and Simple Simon are one of the many projects that are pending in my project basket. Does anyone else have any project baskets lying around? These embroidered panels will eventually become a sweet little baby blanket. A few years ago I had purchased Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Transfers from and they have been sitting for years until I was looking through my craft drawers and "rediscovered" these sweet little designs. Embroidery has a very calming effect and you can take your project almost anywhere.
Speaking of project baskets, this photo of the bird in a tulle nest will be made into something fabulous when I have a moment of inspiration!
Hope you all had a moment of calm on a day full of chaos...Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I'm back...I think!

Hi's been too long and I apologize for being absent. 2007 has been VERY eventful, some good and some bad. However I'm not going to bore you with details. The blog has been missed and I really thought nobody was reading this, however I've had several of you who check my blog and are sadley disappointed that I have not posted, especially when I'm so bad in returning calls. I think about the blog daily and always say to myself...ohhh I think someone out there can relate! Anyway, enough chit-chat and let's get down to business. This weekend I have focused my energy on my deserted doll house and I pretty much finished the living room. It is very rich looking:

Sorry, for the terrible photos. One of the photos is with flash and the other has no flash. The electricity really makes the room pop! Like my make-shift bear skin rug? (no animals were harmed in the making) I feel like a little wee one when I work on my house, I love it and can't believe I've neglected it for soo long. Well, I just wanted to drop a small post to tell you I'm still alive and hopefully back in action. I've missed you all and hope to visit with you soon! Love You!