Thursday, April 30, 2009

Leapin' Lizards

My daughter took this photo of this little fella. We have plenty of these guys crawling around outside as soon as the weather gets warm. Sometimes we will be sitting on the front steps and they will come up pretty close. They seem inrigued to look at us as we are at looking at them! I sometimes will catch myself talking to one like it's a puppy and it will tilt it's little green head almost like it's listening to me! Yep...I'm crazy! They are actually pretty to look at. I don't want to hold one though. Eeeeeeeeeeeeek! Gives me the hebee gebeees! Just wanted to intoduce you to our garden friend. Do any of you have these around?


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Just one Wish

I found this one wish in my yard. I didn't scour too hard to see if there was more. I'm sure there is! My lawn has many different weeds growing in it !Lol! Anyways,when I was child I loved making wishes and blowing these soft white,feathery, little petals in the air! Just like blowing out candles you were never suppose to tell your wish or it wouldn't come true! There's so many things to wish for....peace,love,health,happiness,wealth and so on.... So without telling you what I wish for I'll let you think about what your wish would be and why? I think these wishes are something we never out grow. So go out and look for those wishes! You never know they just might come true!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Lovely Twist

I just love this idea! This can be taken straight from your cupboard! Just save your soup cans and vegetable cans,sans the labels and voila have containers for your fresh flower arrangements. Just run them down the center of your table. I love the mix of flowers shown in this photo too! Don't be afraid to mix it up! Fresh blackberries and colorful apricots were used in this display! How fun! {for those of you who have fruit growing in you yard}. I found this photo in the Southern Living May issue. Just thought I'd share this easy and fresh idea. Perfect for porch tables and picnics! Have a happy day!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Refreshing Raspberry Sorbetto

I just had to buy this raspberry sorbet the other day at the local grocery store! It was calling my name. The weather here in Atlanta is heating up and this was just the perfect thing to cool me down! Ooh let me tell you it is incredible if you like sorbets! I just grabbed the raspberry because it's a favorite of mine but there was many other flavors too! I've never seen this brand before now. It's called TALENTI. There is a website on the carton at for those of you interested in this brand.

I could seriously eat this whole carton myself but I've been good just a few spoonfuls here and there . I hid the carton in the freezer. My children don't know about it! It's a secret between you,me and I did let my husband taste it.So that was nice of me. Lol!

Well I just thought I'd share with you my find! Perfect for those hot summer days coming up!



Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Work In Progress....Ooh La La

I'm on the decorating committee for my son's 8th grade dance at school. The theme is A night in Paris! This is right up my alley!I love France! My husband is French!Oh La la! Anyways,I'm in charge of the banners. I'm working on the above collage and still have more to add. I will show you the finished product when it's up at the school. This banner is 8'x4'! It's pretty big but my other banner will be 8'x 20'! Super huge! I'm going to attempt to paint the Arc De Triomph! I'm a little scared.Lol! I will keep you posted and show you my decorations as they emerge!

Bonne' Journee!


Friday, April 24, 2009

I Dined and Wined Last Night

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It was a grand opening celebration party at a restaurant called Livingston last night. It is directly across the famous Fox Theatre. My husband took me along with a few of his co-workers. It's been awhile since I've been out and about in the party scene! It was alot of fun! Definately a people watching crowd!! The magazine Jezebel was there with their photographers. They took a shot of our group! So we shall see...I might be in next month's issue! You all can say you knew me when! Lol!The picture above is one of their private rooms. It ! It has the most beautiful windows that face the Fox Theatre.
They have outside seating too so it will be a fabulous place to eat and people watch on Peachtree Street!
Looking up at the sky line!Then back in I went to look down at all the people!
Then we headed over to the beautiful St. Regis hotel for some wine tasting. This hotel is simply exquisite!

I'm just letting you take it all in! It was truly a sight to see! Then we had our wine tasting....

Wow! Can you imagine? To say the least I tried a few too many wines last night.Lol! They all tasted wonderful to me! It was so much fun and if you are ever in Atlanta I highly recommend visiting these two places! They are definately a sight to see!Have a great Friday! Also it's Etsy Day today!!!

I'm giving a shout out to this wonderful marketplace where you can buy hand made arts and crafts from around the world. Most of you have heard of Etsy but if you haven'y check it out!

I have a shop on Etsy and love it! Also big news too I joined twitter today. I'm so lost it's not even funny! I'm following Ashton Kutcher.Too funny! I asked him to tweet about Etsy today. Lol! Anyways...I'm going to stop rambling now! Bye.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Still trying to keep fit

Another lovely image from my friend Suzee Que! I think this is so cute!I've been doing well with my excercises. Going on my 2nd week. I'm keeping up with my routine. Still trying to eat better too!I think it gets easier once you finally get in your routine. It's just getting started! This image is too cute! Jell-O Girl tells how to do the daily excercises. I think it's great routine to get you started! I love to eat the fat free Jell-o pudding snacks! For extra added sweetness I add some fat free coolwhip on top and that's my dessert! Yum! I also make frozen coolwhip sandwhiches with graham crackers. I've told you all before sweets are my downfall so I try to come up with other options. So here's to Jell-O! Don't forget to do your daily excercises!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Just Love Lavender

The tiny fragrant puple flowers that shoot out from dark green spikes. They are a mound of gray foliage and are so fragrant and pretty! I have seen fields of them in the south of France and it is a sight to see! The picture above is a watercolor drawing I did years ago inspired by my travels. Again I've tried my luck at growing this flower but I usually don't have luck keeping it alive.It's my brown thumb! Lol! Well last Spring I bought about 7 plants.

Here is one of my growing mounds and I can't wait to see some shoots coming out soon!

Here is my field of lavender! I really hope they do well this summer! My climate is very hot and dry in the summer ... so we shall see!!! I love to cut bouquets of them and put them in vases all around! It's definately one of my favorites! How about any of you??? Any luck with Lavender?Let me know if you have any secrets for keeping them healthy.Thanks! Have a great rest of the day!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

NO Cinnamon Rolls This Morning

My son was so funny this morning. I've been on a tea staining tag kick! I love the look of them and then adding my own touches to them is so much fun! So son thought I was baking this morning and I pulled out my tags out of the oven and he says.."Oh yummy baked paper!"He had to settle for toaster strudles. Anyways... I've made a few different kinds of sets. The top one is called Unlock the Mystery.
These are called Les Fleurs.

And finally Memories of Paris! These tags are fun and easy to do if you like to do these sort of things. If not and you like these they can easily be found in my Etsy shop! Wishing you a happy day and have a cup of Tea on me! Lol!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Tick Tick Tock Look What I Got!

I was so excited to receive this package in the mail yesterday! What a wonderful package or should I say packages that I got! I entered at Jan's Paper Cowgirl giveaway on her blog.... When I opened the box there were these lovely wrapped presents!!! I was so excited to open them!

The first one I opened was an adorable vintage purse which I love! It was filled with all these goodies!

Then the 2nd one I opened had this fabulous vintage alarm clock! This giveaway was right up my alley! I just love all things vintage if you didn't know that about me!

So I want to send out a big shout out to Jan! Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway! I had so much fun opening everything up and I just love it all! I'm such a lucky gal! Wishing you all a happy Friday!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Feeling blue????

Marcela has invited me and everyone to join the blue blog party today! I just love the color blue!
It is definately a favorite of mine! I love all shades of it! I have to admit I love the robin's egg blues and baby blues....Oh and the aqua blues! It's such a pretty color! I was at the local nursery to see what's new for Spring and Summer planting ideas and blue is everywhere!
The pottery is overflowing in all shades of blue! It's really beautiful with the contrast of flowers and shrubs!
I spotted a favorite flower of mine! The blue delphinium. I've tried twice to grow this flower and have not succeeded. I'm not sure if it's the climate I live in or my brown thumb!
I love this color so much I tend to create with it a lot! I create many necklaces with the color blue! This necklace I call Butterfly Kisses is in my Etsy shop right now! Among other inspired blue necklaces!

So if you are in a blue mood today check out........

You will be singing the blues! Thanks for taking a peek at my blues today! Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Feeling a bit sluggish

Yep...... I feel like a pudge! I started this past Monday after the Easter holiday to start eating better. I've been pigging out! Of course while on vacation I ate and drank those yummy ,fruity cocktails that are high in calories!!!Anyways I've decided to eat more greens{salads}like the one above take away the olives.Also adding more fruits too to my diet. It's just so hard to keep on track!I'm a jogger so I run about 2 miles a day or at least 5 times a week. I do try and work out by myself with the weights too.It's just eating right is what needs to change! I also admit I love sweets! Cookies,cakes, name it!That's my downfall!Although I love crackers and cheese and chips and dip too!Sigh;.)

So anyways...It's Wednesday and I'm doing a bit better! I'm going for a jog now and wanted to wish you all a healthy day full of healthy choices! Lol! No really!Enjoy!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall

I wanted to share with you my Humpty Dumpty ATC swap. I made these two for my partners I have in The Faerie Zine flicker group I belong to. I really enjoy these swaps! They are so much fun! This is my 2nd time doing this. If you remember a little while back I shared with you the bunny ATC swap. I will be recieving two cards back. I will show you them when I recieve them.

The theme was Humpty Dumpty at the circus! I just love these little cards! I have little easels and display the ones I get here and there around my home. Anyways I just wanted to share with you my little works of art!


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Eggstra Special Treat

You know the drill........... Heat the butter and melt the marshmellows.

Stir in those rice krispies.
Pour the batter in a bowl. Get your melted chocolate dipping sauce and your favorite sprinkles.

Form your eggs,dip in chocolate and add sprinkles! Voila...there's your eggstra special treat!



Friday, April 10, 2009

Is everyone getting there Easter bonnet ready?

I just love this sweet vintage image!Reminds me of Easter bonnet time.Time to pull out the pretty bonnets either for your little ones or for yourself! I personally don't where them but I did put them on my girls when they were little! I love the style shown in this image! So sweet! How many of you wear them? Do you have bonnets for your little ones?Wishing you all a happy day!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Any guesses where I went???

Let me just say it's good to get away! Just for a little bit can change your spirit.
Sunrise and a room with a view.
Not just one sea turtle....
But two! Lol!
Palm trees.
Fresh ocean breezes! It's about a 6 hour drive from where I live! It's Amelia Island! We enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for all the lovely comments about me going on vacation post!Just a small break but good enough for rest and relaxation! I'm back now and I even made a necklace. I was inspired by all the blue!This is called Mystic Blue! It can be found in my Lollishop.

Talk to ya later!