Friday, January 31, 2014

Little Bird Who Sits Outside My Window

I LOVE this little bird who sits outside my window a great deal of the day. He/she is sooooooooo cute!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

We found out last month that the crows come back to the same exact spot to nest every year! A new nest with 6 eggs this year.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Look what we found May 18th! The crow's have made a gigantic nest on the roof and their eggs are absolutely gorgeous.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

First Eppy of the Season, Yay!


The first Epiphyllum made it's debut today! It's amazing. Compare the size of the flower to my wrist/hand !
That's one gorgeous flower :D

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Kaffir Lillies are really blooming!
This is from yesterday March 31.
Still anxiously waiting on the epiphyllums, any day now. :D

Sunday, March 21, 2010

YES WE CAN !

For the first time in our nation's history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform !

Thank you President Barack Obama

YES WE CAN !

Friday, February 5, 2010

Making Valentines 2010





...Been making my Valentines, and am pretty happy with the way they came out :D

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quite Charming on Etsy

I'm working on my new Etsy Shop, "Quite Charming"!
Next...figuring out how to get people to my shop.... There's
a link at the bottom of the blog and in my favorite sites list.
I'll be working on filling the shop with my jewelry.
Wish me luck!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Met Weird Al Yankovic today at the NAMM Show

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Festivas!


Festivas, for the rest of us!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jewelry Business





Here is what I've been up to! This is just a rough sampling of my earrings,

there are LOTS more!
All ear wires are Sterling Silver.
Beads and charms are silver-colored metal, lead-free
Or Glass, mostly Czech.






(Click on image for a larger view)
What do you think ??







Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hungry Squirrel


This little guy is very determined!

Epiphyllum from May

Artichoke Harvest


Our artichoke plants on July 13, first time growing artichokes :D

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I love these retro postcards/images by Anne Taintor. I keep this one out on display all the time for inspiration.
We have had some great rain and now sunshine here, the plants outside are happy as can be. Time for some gardening.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Hope For Our Future


My "Clutter It" challenge from SAS,
using Mamrotka's Page and other scraps from Digitreats

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today is the First Day of the Rest of the Country!

The day was very moving, and I'm emotionally exhausted. It reminds me of Christmas,with all the waiting and waiting and waiting. Finally you get exactly what you wanted!
Now, what do you do, now that the excitement is all over. Now focus is back to thinking about what's going on all around me with stores closing and jobs ceasing to exist.
Well, at least we're headed in the right direction now, we'll take it one day at a time.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Holiday Pic


A pic of me from our party :P
I used Valerie N Designs' "My First Kit" which is awesome!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Christmakkah !!


...the universal holiday greeting. Hope it's a great one!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pumpkin Recipe



Thanks to Kim's Scrappin for her wonderful "Turkey Time" kit!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Country Garden


I did the November "Apple Cart Challenge" over at Scrap Orchard, using this kit from Irene Alexeeva's
The photo was recently taken at the Cal State Arboretum

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our Sweet Cosmo !


I did this for the November color challenge over at DSO, using Joni's kit!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Please Vote Tomorrow!!




I hope everyone actually goes out and votes tomorrow!
Thanks to Yard Bunny for her Freedom kit

Friday, October 31, 2008

Mental Vacation



It's Halloween so I thought I should dress up!
Special Thanks to:
Banner Woman for the background paper, frame, flower and tags
Maltese Scrapper for the lovely wig, and
Kathryn Balint for the gorgeous hat

Monday, October 13, 2008


I took these photos at the CA State Fullerton Arboretum, one of my favorite places to go. The layouts were inspired by two challenges over at Digital Candy, using their kits, ForeverFall and CandyJar Challenge #24, which are both Gorgeous!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Doink Doink !!



Special Thanks to Scrappin Cop for her "BadGuys" kit!! , and Piggyscraps for the "Family Tree" paper

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Slutty Scraps ??

I don't usually have much I want to blog about, but...
I'm wondering what's up with some of the new slutty-looking
scrap sites?? I'm talking about the scantily clad cartoon-women
in provocative poses. Since when do women promote this kind of CRAP!
Talk about regression..Anyone else notice this, but afraid to
say anything?
I for one think this is demeaning to women everywhere!
If I wanted crap, I could look at porn!
I welcome your thoughts here ( I think ;-) )

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Lost A Friend Today


Our dear little Birdie Boy passed on today. He was a good little guy, and we will miss his cheerful little face and happy songs.
sighs...

Friday, May 30, 2008

New Jaye's Garden Mini-Kit!! Yay!




Here's something I've been working on this week, have fun with it!
Download here

Here's a quick layout I made with it from my own garden

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Grungy Tag Set Freebie!!


I tried my hand at some tags this week. This is what I came up with, and I'm quite pleased with myself. Help yourself and have some fun with them!
Download here

Monday, April 21, 2008

Great Paper Swap, Tuesday Chat, and Freebie!



Here's the Download

If you want MORE....
Census is having a chat Tuesday, April 21 at 3:30pm EST, 12:30pm PST, or 8:30pm GMT
over at SDK. It's going to be lots of fun, plus she has freebies and MORE!
Click on the link to find out more about the Great Paper Swap! SDK link