Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sneaky Varmints... cute & cuddly...BUT soooooo sneaky!!  My friend and I were trading sneaky raccoon stories.  Where we live...we do not have to deal with raccoons every day...BUT camping...oh do they cause problems.  My friend wanted me to paint her aunt & uncle a sign for their new little trailer.  Last year when they were all camping...they caught the sneaky guy stealing their eggs...the eggs were in one of those camping egg carriers with the handle.  So it looked like he was running away with a purse:)  Too funny!!  On Easter a couple of years ago my kids had dyed 2 dozen eggs.  The next morning...all the eggs were gone...but little colored shells in piles were all over the picnic table.  Of course I hollered at my kids for making the mess before I saw the tiny grimy hand prints all over:)
Hope you have a fabulous day!!!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our Secret Spot of Paradise

Ok...maybe it is not a secret...but a little spot of PARADISE it is for sure!!!  You know how you have that one spot...that when you get there you say.....ahhhhhhh....finally we are HERE???  Refugio is that place for my family.  Refugio is about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara.  It is a coveted place to camp.  Reservations go on sale on the first of every month at 8:00am...6 months in advance...and by  8:05 the entire park is sold out.  So, when we get reservations...we feel oh so lucky!  Saturday, we just went down for the day!  It was about 72...the water was clear...light breeze coming off the ocean....PURE PARADISE!!!!  I am also trying out my new camera...a NIKON Coolpix.  The camera is wonderful...photographer, uhhhhhh...she needs some work:)
My Surfer Girls...
great rocks...cute kids
My son's first wave of the year!
My hubby's favorite thing to do...

I hope you have a fabulous evening!!


Monday, March 29, 2010

I can't wait to tell you...

....who the winner is of my Spring Giveaway....Tami from A Girls Gotta Nest!  YAY!!!!  I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun this giveaway was!  I soooo enjoyed meeting new friends...and getting to know all of you a little more!  I feel so blessed! Thank you everyone for participating!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Giveaway...Another Chance!!!

Ok...I was going to pick the winner of my Spring Sign Giveaway this afternoon...but I just found out my family is coming into town about five hours earlier than planned. Needless to say...a little stressed...I still need to clean sheets & grocery shop!!!! I know it will all come together and that being together is what is important....keep telling myself that...

Anyway...that gives friends...another opportunity to enter into the giveaway!!! Check out the giveaway details from earlier in the week:)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!


ps...these pictures are on my daughters. They were helping me clean yesterday and every time they would vacuum...our little parakeet would fly & land on their heads:) Made me laugh so hard!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The 4 F's

So, when I turned 40 last month...everyone said "welcome to the club."  OK...I can handle "the club."  Then I remembered something my sister in law shared with me when she turned 40.  Her doctor told her that women starting at 40, get the 4 F's...FAT...FATIGUE...FLATULENCE...and I am always so horrified at the first 3, that I tend to forget the last one...FORGETFULLNESS. 

Fat???  Ok, I am softer & curvier then I used to be...but my hubby loves  Fatigue...well that is a given...always tired.  YES...forgetfullness...I can see that too. BUT...FLATULENCE...Really?????  My body has never fully bounced back from having three that not enough???  I decided...I do not want to be a part of "the club" anymore.

Sorry in advanced for all the pictures.  If I cannot brag to you guys about how much I got done this week...who else would completely understand and care????  I made all these random signs for the Apple Blossom Festival in San Luis Obispo.  My friend wanted some signs for her booth...whatever does not sell...
I will just throw on Etsy:) 
Wooooo...Now I really am FATIGUED!!!

Happy almost Friday!!!



Wednesday, March 24, 2010


To me....Spring means getting the Capris pants out & finally wearing flip flops again!!!  YAY!!!  My FAVORITE pair of Capris finally wore out last year...soooooo sad!!!!  SO...I went shopping to find a pair.  Um...has anyone tried any on yet this season????  They are all "skinny" Capris!!!! EVERY pair I tried on...I looked like an Oompa Loompa!!!  When you are curvy, making your rear end the BIGGER part is a SCARY look!!!  I finally found one pair that I could get away with, after trying on about 20 pair.  When did dressing for Spring start to be so much work??? 

There is still time to enter my Spring Sign Giveaway...

Hope your Spring Day is warm...and you have your flip flops on:)


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Don't forget to enter my Spring Giveaway...

Check out the details for my Spring Giveaway!!!
Hope you have a beautiful day!!



Monday, March 22, 2010

Give it Away...Give it Away Now!!!

Here it Spring Giveaway!!  A Spring sign with a vintage size (8"x5") for your door on a wreath, hang from a vintage rack...give it to a friend...possibilities are limitless!!  This wood has lots of vintage old fence was salvaged!! is the scoop...
1.  If you are a are entered into the drawing.
2.  If you leave a are entered again.
3.  If you link this giveaway...I will enter you again!!

I will hold the drawing on Friday, March that the sign has plenty of time to arrive before Easter.  Thank you so much in advanced for participating!!  I LOVE this BLOG much fun!!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Begins!!

Woo Hoo...I am so happy that Spring is here!  Spring = Hope!!!  All the almond trees are blooming...wild flowers popping up...of course my allergies are kicking in BIG TIME...but small price to pay for such lovely weather.  Next door...the house is empty, abandoned.  They left there pool full, and then with all the rain...lets just say GROSS!!!  PERFECT habitat for frogs though! 
You can NOT believe the ROAR of ribits when evening comes!! 
My son is in frog heaven!!!
Hope you all have a GREAT, Fresh day!!!  Watch for my spring giveaway that I hope to post tomorrow!!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Ahhhhhh...SPRING IS NEAR!!!

Happy Friday everyone!! 
 Watch for a giveaway I will post this weekend!!


Thursday, March 18, 2010


OK...I had to share this picture with you!!  I have been cracking up at it all night!!!  This is a picture of my husband (the one in the glasses) his brother and two friends...winter of 1984!!!  Look at those HOT 80's boys!!!!  Not too long after this...he drove up to school in a dark green Karmen Ghia...and I was forver a goner:)

Are you READY for Spring or what????  I cannot tell you how thankful I am that our weather & time has changed...Spring only a few days away!!  I don't want to rub it in or anything...BUT we were 80 degrees here yesterday...and should be that way for a few days!!!  Woo up the windows...let the bad, stale air out!!!  Wash my quilts...let dry outside!!  Paint some furniture...
and expect it to be dry that day!!! 
Can you tell how excited I am???
Here is my son...fell asleep reading:)  I Just LOVE that!!!

Oh Happy Day to you!!



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

A lovely springlike morning for us on the west coast!!  All my kids were decked out in green cute!!  They always have a BIG announcement at school...NO PINCHING!!!!  PLEEEEZZZZZZZ...that is the fun of St. Patrick's Day!!  In fact...I know my hubby did not wear greentoday and I can't wait to pinch when he gets home from work:)

Hope you have a great day...and that you are able to sit & relax with a good Irish beer and a plate of corned beef!!