October 25, 2011

meet our new family member.....
she has certainly spiced up our lives.
my mom fell head-over-heels in love with her..
so last night, she went and purchased zoeY's sister.
she named her chLOe.
get it?
chlOe and zoEy.
they look like twins.

happy tuesday night...
i'm watching the duggar's.
the only christian-themed show on prime time.

October 24, 2011

well of course you have to remember the birds this fall.  and, so i freshened up our patio-bird habitat, with pumpkins and peanut butter smothered bagels!

the birds are loving it and we're loving the free entertainment!
 time to pull out the pumpkin seeds from our oven and pour a glass of cider!


October 23, 2011

just popping in here, late sunday night to show you the latest hippy-dolls, that i recycled.
i made both, from 100% recycled material and bling.
i've had really swell luck, selling them.
finger's crossed.. these girls will be a quick flip, too!
can you see the vintage beaded earrings?

happy sunday night!
smile, wink, nod.

October 22, 2011

flea market find!
on my kitchen window sill, you would find....
this banged-up-seen-better-days head vase.
there's a chip right down in front... sort of near the cleavage.  i plan to epoxy a vintage rhinestone to it.
i know it's worth nothing.  it cost me just as much.
but, she makes me happy.
and that's what it's all about!

what's on your kitchen windowsill?

(hi jamie.. thank you for always leaving such pleasant comments.  i appreciate the time you and other commenter's take!)

October 20, 2011

i just can't stop reading this book!
a product of the public school system myself... i learned thismuch about history. if anything at all.  i'm dead serious.  as an adult, i find myself pretty passionate about the topic.  books like this, break the past down simply and with much flavor! 
 this book is juicy and thought-provoking.
get your hands on a copy!
it's a quick read.

October 18, 2011

dinner:  homemade turnip-onion-rice soup
movie:  the girl with the dragon tattoo
wearing: pink polar fleece pull-over
and paper-doll print pajama bottoms
crafting:  vintage jewelry 
recent retail purchase from walmart:  rhinestone hair clips and movie star mascara
sweet tooth snack:  sugar wafer cookies
last in the garden:  carrots, potato's, leeks, apples, turnips and beets

can't wait until friday!
the day we bring our new puppy "zoe-ella" home!

October 14, 2011

changes, addictions and dinner.

my new addiction.
on-line scabble on pogo.
then we can play together!

other things on friday:
gluten-free cashew chicken for dinner... excellent and thank god for leftovers!
rainy. windy. barely a leaf left on our trees.
 seasonal outside street markets are over for the season.  which means, i won't have to roll out of bed, insert a drip caffeine i.v. into my arm and drive in the wee hours for set-ups.

my work at the mansion is gearing up for the holiday season... i missed working there this summer.  thankfully, the owners really work with me and permit me to take time off when i need it. 

one week from today... we get our new puppy.
zoey.  but we're calling her zoey-ella.
say it fast.
has a good ring to it, don't you think?

i'm thinking of doing live blog-casts.  now and then. 
what do you think?  i mean, the louis armstrong music would have to go.  but it's time for that anyway.

so, my faithful blog readers.... watch and see... sometime soon... i'll be talking to you live.  well, kind of.

October 09, 2011

two friday's a month, i teach an art class. 
 i thought you might like to take a peak at the artwork, the students did.
"Styrofoam head art"

when finished, i required the students to adorn their parents car antenna's with their art projects!  without hesitating, the students ran at my demand, wink.
and , oh.... i am ever so demanding.  'nother wink.

the parking lot, looked like a field of metal and art heads.
it was a grand sight to see, indeed!~

i am more then impressed, with this project.
13 students. completed projects. listening to johnny cash church hymn's, all in less then an hour.


October 07, 2011

friday night.
bbq chicken on the grill.
oven fries.
flopped on the couch..
immensely enjoying the movie,
"walk the line."
what a love story.
smile, wink, nod.

October 02, 2011

my mom gave me a kindle for my birthday.
how nice is that?  wink.
tonight, i downloaded my first free book, "maid to match."  i am so dog-gone passionate about mansions, estates and castles... that this should be a good read for me.  smile. i've posted a little blurb about the book below.... 

From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled--by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. When Tillie is enlisted to help tame Mack's rugged behavior by tutoring him in the ways of refined society, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid. But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs...and their hearts.

oh, and i'm still struggling through the literary and potato peel society...  i humbly admit, for me... it's a tough book to follow.  

by the way, if you or someone you know has a kindle... check out my sidebar, off to the right.... there is a link to free kindle books. 

happy reading!