Friday, July 5, 2013

The Day

It's not always about 'starting over'..
it's just about 'starting'.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Texture Tuesday ~ Dreamy Style

It's been an...ummmmmmmmm..odd week.
Not bad..
except I've been feeling a tad icky as well as exhausted..
it's also been a productive 7ish days..
go me!!
(more about every thing later)

Today is Dreamy Day over at Kim Klassens' Texture Tuesday..
I love Texture Tuesdays..
I love Kim's Textures..
so..I'm linking up with the amazing KK..
& all her amazing participants..
for Texture Tuesday
This is my gorgeous granddaughter Haley at 6 days old..
I couldn't imagine anything dreamier than this beautiful little girl..

kk_isobel was used.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

This 'N That Thursday

Happy This "N That Thursday!!
Linking up with the always delightful Katie & Jena

Katie Did What

THIS ~ is my friend Nancy who passed last year..

I spent the weekend in the Bay area at her birthday party celebrating her life..
I miss her.

THAT ~ We all had a fabulous time toasting her & sharing funny stories..
I miss her quirkiness.

THIS ~ I got to hang out with a couple of friends I haven’t seen in 25 years..
seriously..there’s never a good excuse to let 25 years pass by without a phone call, text or visit
do it today

THAT ~ I made 2 new wild & crazy friends.

THIS ~ Had lunch at The Madonna Inn on the way up.
Super awesome place, you must stop by if you ever have the chance..
So much fun

Pink sugar on the cool is that?

and a rock candy stir stick with my iced tea!!
so awesome

THAT ~ I’ve had a headache since Monday, I think I have a sinus infection & I don’t want a sinus infection cause I’m getting all my vintage (I was going to say old but went with vintage instead) fabric from the attic so I can start sewing my very own designer baby clothes & I am way too busy to get/be sick…
Monkey Monkey Underpants

THIS ~ I have a book club meeting in one week & I have not even started the book..
I have watched at least 20 hours of Pretty Little Liars this past week..
I’m hooked.

THAT ~ My purple sunflower popped while I was away..

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Texture Tuesday ~ Downton Style

Was going to write an entire post on my trip to the Bay area but..
dude, I am exhausted.
I'll save the stories for another time.

Happy Texture Tuesday!!
I love linking up with Kim Klassen cafe & playing with her amazing textures.
This week's theme is Downton inspired the Downton Abbey series..
gotta confess..
just not feeling the show..
I tired..
I watched an episode..
(loved seeing Professor Mcgonagall)
but, don't get what all the fuss is about.
but, LOVE these textures!!

This is my amazing daughter & adorable granddaughter wrapped in kk_cora & kk_edith.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Texture Tuesday ~ Love

Happy Tuesday!!
I've definitely been a tad MIA lately..
lots going on..
I've been doing a lot of thinking..
trying to find my online niche..
as much as I enjoy reading the blogs I've found..
we don't share the same..
we're just not in the same place..
let's face it..
at 56 years old..
I make two 23 year olds..
I've been a newlywed..
(seriously..I can't wait to read some of your blogs in 30 years)
I've been pregnant..
(3 wonderful times)
I've get the idea..
as fun & interesting as these blogs are to read..
I don't fit..
I've been trying to figure out what I want my blog to say..
what voice to use..
where do I belong?
I haven't found it yet..
but I will..
until then..
I'll be around..
here & there..
trying this on..
& a bit of that..
looking for my fit.

As for now..
I'm linking up with Kim Klassen's for Texture Tuesday
because I love photography..
& I love her textures..
& her blog..
& her art..
& so many other things about her.
using her textures..
& her theme for today..
I took this photo of my gorgeous daughter & her handsome hubby on their wedding day..
(that's her MOH's cute face peeking through)..

cropped it & added a few textures to turn it into this..

Used kk_return & kk-paperstainedmusic

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Letters


Dear Dad..
We put the phone in your bathroom for emergencies, please don't answer it when you are..

Dear Bathroom Scales..
Was hoping for a slightly lower number but..

Dear DMV..
I hate you!
I hate you!! I hate you!! I hate you!!
Your lack of organization..
your complete lack of the itsy-bitsy-ish-bit of empathy..
your snippy attitude..
makes me want to seriously punch you..
but..I got what I needed..
and you & I not need to see each other for a very, very long freakin' time.

My Dearest Lauren..
Thank you..
I love you.

Dear January..
I'm a bit sad to see you go, we've been good together.

Dear Me..
I am so frickin' proud of you this month!!
You stuck to your plans & followed through!!
Good for you..
February will only be bigger, better & brighter.