Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Blinked...and it is May!!! is May 1!!  Happy May Day everyone!!!
I recently participated in a May Day Swap @ A Swap For All Seasons...where we made our new swap friend a Tussie Mussie.  This is the one I sent Jeannie!!  I added vintage buttons, jewelry and lots of glitter and filled it with some sweet flowers.  It was such a FUN swap...and if you look at earlier posts...I was totally spoiled!! 

Here are my pictures from my Girl's Weekend last weekend.  I cannot believe it was a week ago already!!  Where is the time going???  I wish I had taken more pictures...I am so bad about that!!  Here are my 2 friends K& J at the Petaluma Spring Faire...  
These were so cool!  Metal letters & numbers in all sorts of colors.  The guy had them all in piles all over his booth...and you just walked all over them looking for the one you wanted!  I made it home with a small, blue "R" but looked forever for a #5!!
Loved this booth...Brown Dog Cottage was so creative.  These recycled tire flower pots were so cool!!
These doll heads kind of freaked me out.  I ended up having a little nightmare about that display....spooky!!!
Here I am looking for my #5!!!
I had so much fun...and what a wonderful break!  The weather was perfect...the view exquisite coming back over the Golden Gate Bridge...non stop eating and chatting with my friends!!!  PURE delight!!!!
Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010 is almost May!!

I cannot believe that May 1 is Saturday!!!  Where did this month go????
I am back from my "Girl's Weekend!"  I will post pictures tomorrow...we had a FABULOUS time!!  You would not believe how much 3 women can get accomplished in one weekend!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm Just a Simple Girl!!

Do you know what can make me sometimes REALLY happy?????  PEANUT BUTTER!!!  I know...goofy!!! cup of tea and peanut butter english muffin were so so so good this reminded me of some of the simple things that make me

**  My down comforter when a cool breeze is coming in my  window when I sleep.

**  Getting a brand new magazine in the mail and being the first to read it.

**  My new tube of  Burts Bees Lip Shimmer in Cocoa

**  Diet Coke

**  A slice of pepperoni pizza

**  Being the all time highest score (in my family) on Wii Snowball fighting

**  Bumping into a friend I have not seen for a while

**  When my mom and sister give me a bag of GOOD makeup samples they have been collecting for me.

So see...I am really just a simple girl.  Hope your day is filled with "simple" things that make you happy!!

Lots of Love,


ps...thank you for the words of encouragement and well wishes for my Girl's Weekend!!!  It really is exciting.  I am a true Southern California have not spent much time in Northern Cali.  It will be fun to see new things!!! 

Monday, April 19, 2010

What Am I Nine Years Old???

LOOK where I get to go this weekend with 2 of my best friends!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!  We are leaving on Friday afternoon to stay at a girlfriend's house in Santa Cruz...for Mexican food, margaritas & LOTS of laughs!!!  THEN...Saturday morning...on to Oakland for MAJOR Thrift Store shopping(my fave)...dinner and maybe a movie....Sunday...The Petaluma Spring Faire!!!  I have not been on a girl's weekend in at least 2 years!!!  So excited!!  Do I deserve it???  Heck yea!!  Have I saved up money to go???  Surprisingly...yes!  My kids are all 10, 12, 12...will they miss me???  NO...they will get to play with Dad all weekend.  So...I am not feeling guilty about going...why oh why do I always get those really...I could cancel RIGHT now???  I felt the same way when I was a kid.  Make plans for a slumber party, birthday party, go to my Gramma's.  Then, at the last minute...freak out...stay home. I know once I get going...I will have a blast!!!  If I can remember, I will take pictures!!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Goodbye FUNK!!

OK...I think I am finally getting out of my FUNK!  Sheesh!!  It all started on Monday night.  My hubby was not feeling well and went to bed really early.  He was on MY side of the bed...and I could not reach my bedtime chapstick.  So instead of getting my rear end out of bed and finding it...I went to sleep with dry lips.  Hmmm....weird...I guess I smiled in the middle of the night...SPLIT MY LIP!!!  So all week, it has hurt to smile or even drink something.  I KNOW...totally goofy and trivial...BUT I am going to just blame my BLAHS on my lip!!  Because really...there has been nothing else bad.  The kids are all good...I can afford groceries this allergies are actually OK even with all this rain we have had...I got a sign order this week.  So see???  I really have NO excuse!!!  OK...done venting...thanks for listening:)

My friend dropped off these little peat cone things for plants.  She found them basically in the trash...68 of them!!  So...I am instantly inspired!!  Hmmm...I am thinking little Mother's Day cones with flowers...something like the Tussie Mussie Swap I just did.  Hmmm any ideas out there??? 
I also got my act together enough to make a little sign for an Etsy order....YUMMY colors!!!
Thanks Girls!!!  Hope you have a FABULOUS day!!!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lost in La La Land

I am still BLAH...lost in La La Land...
cannot get my mental act together!!!

I will be back soon...I hope...send a search part if I am not back by Friday:)


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I am feeling a little BLAH this week!  No reason...everything is great...but I really just want to crawl back into bed!!  So this little vintage postcard gave me a laugh...I have no idea what it means...but funny!

Hope you all have a good week...I will be back after the BLAHS leave:)


Friday, April 9, 2010

Your SWAP is Here Mom!

Thats what my kids said to me as I walked through the door yesterday..."Your SWAP boxes came today mom!" 
Yes, I said boxes.  Prepare will drool...and maybe be a tad bit envious:)
Last month I signed up for the Tussie Mussie Swap at A Swap For All Seasons.  Linda has these wonderful, seasonal swaps.  I ALWAYS get paired up with someone fabulous...and all the goodies I have received have been incredible...truly blessed!!  The best part is...I feel like I have made so many dear friends too!  This time...Linda partnered me with Jeannie...a total kindred spirit and well she completely spoiled me!!! There are lots of pictures go grab a cuyp of tea & enjoy...

So...this is the first package I opened...I kids laughed at me...I got a bit snarky...yelled at my kids not to ruin this moment for me.  I mean how can you not squeal when you see these colors peeking out of the box???  Just look at how Jeannie wrapped everything..
First...a great book...and a retro magnet & card holder.

A beautiful Starfish Tea Cup, and lovely embroidered Shell Linen Coasters, sweet Shell goodies & a yummy Mermaid Candle Holder...
This sweet little Tea Bag Cover she made & calming tea...which I needed after opening allthese goodies...I was sooooo excited!!
These Cute Magnets...a lovely card she made me and a Dove Ornament (Jeannie had no idea I collect special doves) A little lace bag filled with the yummiest Vintage Glass Buttons that made me swoon!!
OK...this is where Jeannie's amazing talent comes in!  I do not sew...and I am always impressed with people who do.  BUT...Jeannie goes beyond that.  Every detail is soooooooooo amazing.  The fabric is incredible.  She printed beautiful shells on them.  Jeannie made me two sweet zippered bags...a little bag that she calls a gift bag (Although I think the bag would be the gift) that also has a vintage pin on the front and a vintage hankie with my initial on it...and ok...wait till you see it...this Beach Tote...
Well...that was just the extra goodies she put in the box.  THIS IS THE TUSSIE MUSSIE she sent.  yes...I am all caps because I could really yell how amazing her Tussie Mussie truly is!!!  All beachy details with a beach girl printed on fabric...and a yummy glass starfish.
So...can you see how very special I felt yesterday???  It was like it was my birthday all over again...but even better!!!!  Jeannie took the time & care to remember what I love & favorite colors and that I drink tea.  THANK YOU wonderful friend!!!

Ok...I am going to try to settle down again.  Just looking at all those pictures again gets me so excited!!  I can't wait to go home & fill my tote up with my beach essentials!!!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Family Treasures!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!  I have to say...I survived...but I think that I did not stop eating from Friday evening to Sunday evening!!  I need a detox this week!!!
The cool thing about my parent's house is that they are still in the same house I grew up in.  Sooo....everytime I go mom says...I have a box of old stuff for you to go through.   OOOOOHHHH!!!  Here are the goodies I came home with this visit: 

This yummy pink McCoy Vase...
I LOVE this glass pedastal bowl....
This clock...not my usual thing...but I fell in love with it!!
My dad's harmonica from when he was little boy! 
A neat old jar with some vintage thimbles.
Growing up in the desert in the 80's...we had Indian Maidens instead of Girl Scouts...this was my badge/necklace.  I was Little Poppy Seed:)
Then...I came across a box of my old funny...I have not lived there for 20 years!!  This was an ID bracelet that I LOVED and wore for years!  It still fits!!! 

I love treasure hunting...expecially when it is family treasures!!
Hopefully you made some family memories/treasures!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!