Sunday, September 30, 2007


While I was waiting for the perfect moment,
I realized that every moment is perfect
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Friday, September 28, 2007


A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Forgive youself

"I must learn to love the fool in me-the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against the utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility and dignity but for my fool" - Theodore I. Rubin, MD

Summer's end


Monday, September 24, 2007


So fall is officially here. I had to put on socks yesterday. I don't wear socks and shoes until I absolutely have to...

I will be leaving for Art and Soul next week.
This will be my first time, I am excited and nervous. There are so many fun classes and it looks like a ton of fun people to meet. I will be gone for four days, time for classes and time for hanging around Portland. I love Portland, so many things to do and see.

I will be rooming with Catherine
I will get to meet her in person finally, I met her through her blog, she has beautiful jewelry and a great blog. She was the first person to leave a comment on my blog and actually she is the reason that I continued with my blog.

So, I am very excited to meet her talk to her in person.

I need to get more pictures posted, I have been lazy about uploading. So, hopefully the next post will have pictures.

Happy FAll

Friday, September 21, 2007


I have been fighting off some kind of stomach flu, I stayed home today and went to the chiropractor I am feeling a little better now.

Anyway, I was tagged by browyne to tell 7 things about myself. I have done that once, so I thought I would write down seven things that I wish...

1. I wish i liked myself better

2 I wish that people were nicer to each other

3. I wish that the sun would stay out longer even in the winter

4. I wish that i could take care of everyone that needed it

5. I wish i had someone who came over everyday before i got off work and cleaned
and made a "healthy" dinner for us.

6. I wish that i wasn't afraid of everything

7 I wish i could have dinner with you all.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Winner is??

Vanessa is the winner of the Grand Prize... the ICE-O-MAT, Which is fitting since she is dealing with 105 degree temps. Who couldn't use "The Ideal Gift" in that weather.

But all of you that commented will receive a special gift from me, just for being so nice and great blogger people...

So, I need some addresses, you can email me, my email is in my profile.

Thank you for stopping by it was really fun.

Now, I am off to another swim meet

Thursday, September 13, 2007

one more day

I am going to pic a name tomorrow for my 1 year contest. I can see that I am so popular, so I thought I better give the people one more chance to enter!!

But, if it is just you few on the list then you might each get a gift specially designed just for you.

That would be more fun anyway.

So stay tuned for tomorrow when I have Emily pick a name or we will see what happens!!

There could be an ICE-O-MATIC in someone's future!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

1 year today Wednesday the 12th

I put the wrong information on the last post.

Anyway, here is the moment you have all been waiting for. Me with the 80's hair. I think this was like 1988 or 89. The hair kind of blends in with the back ground, but you get the gist of it.

Why did I think that was sooooooooo cool!!! I can't stop laughing, because I know i have pictures somewhere that the hair is even worse than this.

As far as having a contest, I decided that I would send something, or some things to a winner.

If you leave your name I will do the usual draw from a hat, (I might use one left over from the big hair days, so i can get everyone's name in!!) amd I will tell you who the winner is and then you can email me your address.

I just got a case of really good wine, so that might be part of the package!

Please let me know if anyone rented "little voice" It is so worth it...

bye for now. I may need to find a picture of me in the 90's

Monday, September 10, 2007

one year

Tomorrow, Tuesday is my one year anniversary of this blog. Everyone seems to have some sort of contest so I will have to think of something by tomorrow.

But first I need you to rent the movie "Little Voice". you can order it from net flix. I just want someone else to watch this movie. It is one of my favorites.

I am going to try to find some pictures of me in the '80's. My hair was so big, I don't know if I can handle showing anyone.

The 80's were weird for me, to say the least. Lots of unhealthy behavior. Girls in their 20's really can make some bad decisions. Thank God, we kind of grow up or at least learn a little from our mistakes.

So, I am off to figure out a contest.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

more '70's

Ok, I had to go and find a picture of me at the arts and crafts festival that we have here every year. Here I am in 1978 I think,probably 17 years old. Selling these beautifully designed hand made hats with feathers.

They were actually a really good seller. They went well with your long flowing granola dresses.

This town was a total granola town, until recently when we were "discovered" by all the magazines,a nd the developers. Now it is quite an division between the locals and the elitists who have come and started to build there 2nd and 3rd homes here.

Anyway, i just had to post this lovely picture of myself.
And I still go to all the arts and crafts festivals, not not selling hats anymore, but, you know what??? I bet someone would buy them!

I think I will have to do a post on my '80's. It is a lot more scary, the big hair, the life of a young girl following her "rock n roll" boyfriend around the pacific northwest. Little naive me, from small town to freakville.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The '70's

It has abeen awhile since i have posted anything. Just getting ready for fall, school starting, swim team starting at 5:30 am, etc...

I was thinking how so much of the blogs that I read and like to visit are the artsy ones, I started to notice that a lot of the stuff i like reminds me of when I was in jr. high and high school.

The collage stuff that everyone likes to do, the use of decopage, journaling, altered books, soldering pictures or words behind glass, making beads out of paper, and making jewelry. It just seems to have made it's way around again.

I remember making an altered book, journal for my boyfriend when I was 16 or 17. You could buy these "empty books" and then we would write quotes, draw pictures, make collages, write poems and add photos. It was a very cool gift.!!

My room was like one big mod podged collage, the closet doors and walls were filled with collage and poems and quotes.

I painted the inside of my shower wall with a big rainbow and clouds, I was totally into rainbows at the time. I still have a little tiny pocket mirror that I soldered, a picture of a rainbow on one side and a mirror on the other.

I collected drift wood and rocks and feathers. I "mod podged" drift wood with all kinds of magazine pictures and words. I made "hippie" necklaces with wire and beads from this head shop that sold all kinds of cools stuff. I so badly wanted to take pictures of everything with my 110 pocket camera!!

I guess what I am getting at is that, one, I am still pretty much the same person, and two,
the art we love now is the same art we loved then, now we are just a little more sophisticated, well, you guys are, but I just think it is funny how things turn out.