Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ART and quirky things ...

ALOT captures my attention, especially ART. I do have a few incredibly talented friends that paint. I cannot. So, I enjoy canvases. And then .... quirky stuff ~ stupid stuff .. stuff I would never ever own but it's capturing my attention as in the last 2 photos. Have a great day!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Science, Math & English too!

Wineries ... what a business! Science to grow, culivate, produce ..... and Math = how much of this and that! Calculate this and that! Whew ...and English = advertising, sharing information, getting information out etc. I was totally impressed and fascinated too. It always amazes me those rows of lines ... and just the pure beauty and enjoyment of it too. Not to mention ... you enjoy what you like, and there is so much to select from.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Recap of the weekend!!

Play ball ... AT & T Park in San Fran! Darlin' D and I have never been here so this was a FIRST! And what a difference in person than on TV. The Sox played well ... but no victory! injured players too. It was cold ~~ YOU will never ever ever hear my say this .. however, the wind, the moisture from the ocean made it chilly!! I've never seen wine sold at a ballpark ... and it was plain GREAT FUN!! tomorrow I'll share more of our adventure to Napa Valley ~ what a place!!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DRINK Responsibly!!

How to get to Napa Valley?!! Let's say I may NOT know what to pair with what foods ... perfect wine opener ... or I know a wine from Chile or California or France ... but I love an adventure and that's what wine is to me ... and enjoying it with friends ~ of which I do know how to pick and have fun with!! enjoy, m
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celebration .... 27 years

okay, the balloon bouquet was a total surprise ... and so enjoyable. I delivered the first bouquet to darlin' D at work ~ he is so totally comfortable with his masculinity!! I thought they looked like nectarines ... then when we arrived at Vintage Press (a very posh eatery here in Visalia) this bouquet was for me from him! They look the same yet his was more ooo-la-la!! I guess we think a like sometimes!! we celebrated 27 years ... came home to the most gorgeous evening outside with a cool breeze.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

27 years ago .... June 18, 1983

happy 27th anniversary to us! Yep! Thinking of all the special times we've shared, and how much 'richer' we are because of each other ... doing LIFE together ~ TODAY ... is a great day to tell the world having you is the best thing that could have ever have happened to me!! I Cor. 13 .... love never fails!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

coffee ... the LIST is long!

Starbucks, Treasure Valley Roastierre, Moxie Java, Dutch Bros., Dunkin' Donuts, Flying M (Nampa, ID), Kaldis (the Lou), Peets, Tully's,  .... there are sooooooooo many. And I just think this PHOTO says it ALL!! Here's drinkin' with ya!!  do tell what's on your coffee list?!! 
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lettuce ....

from my garden ..... grows ... LETTUCE!! we had a great salad and one green pepper was ready to 'harvest' also!! keep growin' please!!
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Friday, June 11, 2010

pushUp POPS ..... OrAnGE

Who knew they sold these? and did NOT tell me? I can remember when I was 9 eating one of the PushUp POP and it had to be ORANGE ... not berry, not green apple and never ever yellow banana. I didn't buy one for myself but I happended to see it at the checkout counter at wallyworld and said to myself "I remember those from 40 years ago!" telling my age. Then I was loading my truck and these 2 precious boys were having a delightful good O'l summer time slurping their very own PushUP POP ... orange!! I just had to take their photos!! (with their mommas permission O' course!) It's friday .. yea ... have a great one. xoxox, m
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

A cup of tea .... for me!!

Wow ... LQQK at this beauty! dear friend, Gail, brought it by in a cutie of a gift bag ~ to lift my spirits! What woman doesn't love a new teacup?!! It's black and these are rare ... MARCO stamped on the bottom. Oh how my heart sang a happy tune! Thank you sweet Gail!! tea anyone?
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Meeting new people ... Martha Topper

This darlin' woman is a gardner! I was invited to visit her lovely yard. The first photo is of course of Martha telling us about the yard, the second photo is a mexican bird O' paradise (came from Arizona), then roses and so many more lovelies! What stories we all have to tell. She shared with us (shirley & me) the story behind her china. Her husband worked for the Pasadena PD in the early 60's and stopped a robbery at a furniture store. The owner was so grateful that he said his wife could come pick out a set of 8 china. It's made in California USA and for the life of me can't think of the brand ~ I should have wrote it down. FLINTRIDGE CHINA (I had to google it!) Look at the colors, look at the design. As women we are all colorful, full of stories ~~ I vote we share our lives!! Invest in relationships!! xoxo, m

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

pepper!! as in GREEN

I want you to see the green pepper. It came from my garden! yep!! so I cut it up and put it in my omelet for breakfast this AM. What joy! Then I decided to cut my ripe avocado and use some of the lemon juice from these 2 gorgeous yellow things (thank you dear neighbor Deborah!) and make up some gaucomole for later tonight. Such random things ... but one does randomness in her enivornment!! have a great day ~ oh and go VOTE!! California needs the support and change.
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Monday, June 7, 2010


What pleases YOU? really! Other than the Bible THIS quote embodies my living and my HOME! I do surround myself with 'things' that please me, memories, stories, glory stories and then when I tire of them ... I pass them along or relocate them to another area of my home. I do scrapbook and I do enjoy that (however, that was NOT always the case!!) .. and my HOME ~ our homes should reflect us the 'all of us!" I have things from Boston, Baltimore, Louisville, St. Louis, Boise, TX, Bangkok ... treasures from friends, great grandparents, from friends grandparents, a cowrug, local-yocal stuff .......... so SURROUND yourself with things that please YOU.  and let me know what floats your boat!! xoxox, m
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

decorating .... anything!!

okay, I will admit ... I enjoy decorating. Everything, anything, anyone's and all the time. I decided just to 'decorate' the outdoor shed. What do ya think? Used the cricut machine o' course ... and just did the numbers of the house and added the 1/2 for fun! Hey, by the way ~ Kelley M. at Among Friendz in Visalia is having a huge big really big sale ... 40% off everything. Go check it out!!
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

how WOMEN solve the world's issue

FIRST, and foremost ~ chocO'late must be involved and shared ... we'll have 3 forks please! Second ... smart women, funny women, inspiring women and women of all ages! issues hashed out, laughter always, sometimes tears, always praying for ... and ta-da = life lived!! thank YOU ladies
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Car Shows .... gotta love 'em

Car Shows ... are everywhere! and so so so much fun. Having lived on Route 66 and now living on HWY 99 .. I love LOve loVE the second photo. I could drive the last car easily!! and Herbie ... I found him!! Do you enjoy car shows? What's your dream car? darlin' D's is a red and white '57 chevy! and what a walk down memory lane ... from every decade!! It's not just boys and their toys anymore!!
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