Thursday, September 29, 2011

hoarder recovery program

it's a start

and still counting....

and many more.....

un-done projects

fred ... won't part with him just yet

something about christmas ...  love it.  love every holiday, good reason to buy, make and collect.  matter of fact, it seems every day is a holiday!  
from my childhood, a must keep. 

big, huge, large garage sale this weekend

it's been real, it's been fun, but it hasn't been real fun ...  or something like that.  i would like to think of my self as a collector, but in this day and age i think it's more like a "hoarder", soooo with that said, i've put myself in the "hoarder recovery program" {HRP} and i've been cleaning and clearing out my stuff ....  dang, wish i didn't have such fun stuff.   you have to check out my garage sale.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

fresh from the garden...

apple from the "seedman's" apple tree

pomegranate ....   squeeze and

add to water ...  so refreshing and healthy. bins and stuff in the back ground, getting ready for a huge garage sale this weekend.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 10 & 11

we must admit....  life is very interesting and this is a true story.   transitioning {a passage from one state, stage, subject or place, to another} from grow. {gift studio/gallery} to now "grow bungalow" life has been like a "hoarter's boot camp" with friends and family not only on the side-line as cheerleaders, but willing to get down and dirty in the war zone where one might hurt themselves, now, that's true love. so,  cleaning up and getting organized,  i was going through all "the stuff" and the interesting part is to come across these items on these specific dates:   here's a photo of a cookbook i bought because of the cover ... it was that yellow pear tomato,  which by the way, i grow now every year,  just because they are so cute and inspiring and low-and-behold,  look when i bought it,  23 years ago to the date, BUT, even more interesting is what i found in cleaning up grow bungalow is to follow.....

found today, september 11th.   my mom loved to travel and every trip she took, she would always bring me fun goodies, sometimes it didn't cost any money {best kind of goodies}, since i was a "collector" from a VERY early age, she'd bring me all kinds of free stuff from the airplanes {booze bottles, etc.}, stuff from hotels {soaps, sewing kits, etc.} and of course more expensive stuff... jewelry, etc.  AND matches, which i've also collected..... and found today, cleaning up my stuff.       boy, MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE THAT HAD TO EXPERIENCE SUCH AN UNTHINKABLE, UNIMAGINABLE TRAGEDY.... words can not express the pain.

may peace be with you....   peace garden in montecito,  september 2011.  whoops, cranes going side-ways.

immaculate heart center in montecito.  la casa de maria. 
sept. 2011

heart. be heartful. be love.  love more.  think about all the people in the world ruled by heartfulness and love, can you imagine,  9/11 would never have happen.