Friday, February 25, 2011

happy birthday, nina

i met nina when i was 4 years old.  you know those friendships .... even if you don't see or talk to each other that often, years may go by without seeing each other, however, when you do get together, it's as if no time has pasted.   a friendship that created great memories {fondest were the summer-time ones}. nina is a true friend and one wonderful human being.  i am lucky and grateful.   {photo taken in the late 70/early 80's of Terry & Nina at Terry's wedding}

julie's shadow, love it, the 70's ....  barefoot, grass, friends, handmade halter top,  peace, love, playing outdoors until dark {and sometimes after dark}, long straight hair, perfect teeth, no make-up  ...   life was different then, thank goodness the friendship/s have remained and we are still those little girls, well, sort of. 

holy s...., that was 40 years ago.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

it's a beautiful morning....

do you ever wake up signing that song ...   it's a beautiful morning?   it's my mantra as i open up the blinds first thing in the morning, rain or shine and i sing it out loud,  however, i only know the words and tune to the first line.....

It's a beautiful mornin' ahhh  .....     { make your day, check it out on youtube, by the rascals}

I think I'll go outside a while
An jus' smile
Just take in some clean fresh air boy
Ain't no sense in stayin' inside
If the weather's fine an' you got the time
It's your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day
Either way
It's a beautiful mornin' ahhh
Each bird keeps singin' his own song
So long
I've got to be on my way now
Ain't no fun just hangin' around
I've got to cover ground you couldn't keep me down
It just ain't no good if the sun shines
When you're still inside
Shouldn't hide still inside shouldn't hide
Ahhhh oh shouldn't hide ah ah oh
Do do waaa do do waaa
There will be children with robins and flowers
Sunshine caresses each new waking hour
Seems to me that the people keep seeing
More and more each day gotta say lead the way
It's okay wednesday thursday it's okay
Ahhh monday wednesday friday weekday ah ah ohhh

Do do waaa
Ah ah oh oh do do aaaa
Wooooo oo oo oh oh oh ah wo do waa
Ohhhhhhh oh oh oh

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

happy birthday, george.

george in rubberstamp form...  he looks a little cross-eyed here, don't you think. {stamp's from the late 20's}

photo taken of my cherry tree in celebration of george {wish i knew photoshop and could edit out that white stuff at the bottom of photo} ...  what was with george and the cherry tree?  lots of  stories/prespectives out there.     happy birthday, george.

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy heart day.

this is the rock that started the heart rock collection ...  found many years ago on the carlsbad beach, way back when..... 

love on the porch ... 

may much love & kindness come your way today {well, how about every day for that matter} xo.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

sunday. typo on newsletter

have tons of ribbon for sale @ grow.

whoops, i made a typo on the valentine newletter that just went out ... on my etsy site, it should be       dang, sorry about that. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

happy birthday, lincoln.

happy birthday mr. lincoln....   don't you just love abe or was it the day off from school.   i bought this vintage rubberstamp set {paid big bucks}, saw abe and had to have it, knowing one day he was gonna be a fun one to use ...   well, the day has come.    stop by grow today, abe's birthday,  and not only  will you get a "can't live without" abe lincoln stamped tag ... BUT you will get a whole 10% off your entire purchase if you mention you saw this post, in celebration of abe's birthday, today only.    just wait, washington's day is coming soon.   

can't get enough of them.

yesterday... {all my troubles seemed so far away} in the kitchen @ grow.  

rebecca's creation from yesterday's workshop @ grow.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

sweet 16.

these bloomed especially for maddy's sweet 16 ... cut them the morning of

boy, tammy & i sure know how to throw a party... along with a scavenger hunt.  { and we are complete opposites, details saved for another blog} ... just think what we could come up with if we had more time...but, this is all about maddy, not us. 

thanks aunt kathleen, flew out from indiana  ... last minute details

hula hoops with pink rose petals ... whoops one broke

nate ... the man.  he always shows up when  maddy's around.  he stopped by for a little happy birthday fun.

happy birthday maddy.

party over ...  

Friday, February 4, 2011

have a heart.

 people that know me, know i  collected hearts since way back.... i still see hearts in nearly everything, food, rocks, clouds, leaves, spatter marks, flower petals, on and on,  you get my drift.  you'll never guess what this is ... or i should say, how this happened.   once upon a time we lived on highland drive in carlsbad and i had a cat named seymour.  one night i  was eating  ice cream in my bedroom,  out of this cup/mug and just like me, left it on my night stand.  got home from school and found it on the shag carpet {it was the 70's you know}  seymour had been licking the mug which had a spoon in it and he knocked it off the table and there is was ....   magic!      perfect heart.       

compound kitty, nate on couch @ grow.   we have heart-shaped books great for altering or use as a pillow. this was not staged...

ok, the heart rock thing ....  i've been collecting them since the 70's.  you can imagine by now i have thousands, from all my travels and all my friends travels, local beaches, gravel that's been delivered to my house, etc.   i remember the first one i found was in front of a beach house in carlsbad that i eventually rented twenty years later.  still have it. 

did a landing on my front porch with walk-way still pending....

in the garden