Tuesday, April 26, 2011

These days

are busy but full of such goodness. Here are a few things that are making me happy;
Roses are red...
Roses in bloom, the yard smells so good.
Growing greens with a splash of yellow
My growing veggies. No sneak attacks from critters during the night, my new barriers seem to be working.
a small gift
Knitting a quick gift.
on my coffee table this week
A good book.

I will be away from this space until next week as i am going on a mini vacation with the girls, I am so excited. Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

time flies when you're having fun

I can't believe it's been over a week since I visited this space or yours. Our weather was so nice lately that Monkey and I spent all of my free time outside soaking it in.
There were a couple trips to the beach and
hanging ten
time spent watching her surf
Thankful Friday
dinners out back
happy bee
walks in the hills amonst the beautiful colors our winter rains brought
rolling along
a trip to the farmers market to hang out with lap dog and
pick up another batch of my favorite flower,Ranunculus. I love these!

I enjoyed this last week and am thankful for the extra time spent with Monkey on her spring break and that I remembered life IS an adventure, all I had to do was go outside.

Here's wishing you a beautiful week and that you find some time outdoors.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Do you Flickr?

I am in several groups over at Flickr, one of which is called Project 365. The goal of this project is to take a picture everyday for 365 days and capture just a piece of your every day. I am in the process of making a coffee table book from my 2010 pictures and enjoyed it so much that when it ended December 31st I decided to keep it going and am on my 100Th day into year two.

Yesterday I spent the day with 14 girls for a flickr meet up, new friends that live within an hour or so of me (except for one). I feel so blessed to know these generous, talented, creative, strong and kind women. We spent the day on a photo walk cruising around Pasadena's Rose Bowl. The city has a huge Flea Market once a month. Here are a few pics from our walk.

guitar man
I noticed walking around the market there were several booths that were selling once loved musical instruments. Seeing these guitars hanging up i thought of the music man and how music fills our home. I wonder where these have been, what music was played and where they will spend time next.
I love the sign oldies but goodies it looks like it been around for a while too
parasol girl
And the people, the people were fantastic. So many different styles and attitudes.
I remember having a pair of these when I was small but they were plastic not metal, these are definitely old school.
There are groups for everyday of the week if you wanted. Bench Monday, Tipsy Tuesday, Hand knits Wednesday, dogs, fence Friday, worms eye Sunday and gazillions more. If you are not familiar with Flickr I hope you check it out, it's so fun. The inspiration and talent there is amazing, endless and the friendships are such a gift.

Monday, April 4, 2011

a little of this and that

This is my entry table that greets everyone who swings by our home. I like to change up the items that sit there based on the season. The tulips were a splurge for me and i love them. The bundle was so big that I was able to fill a couple other vases and the pine cones will be replaced will little eggs. Do you guys do anything to welcome the changing of seasons into your home?

This week is going to be very busy for me, in between work and chiropractor appointments I have another round of prolotherapy. I haven't talked to much about it here but over the last seven months I have been receiving spinal injections that hope to strengthen my back. As some of you know I was in an accident a few years ago and broke my back. While years of recovery and fighting back I was rear ended a year ago by a big truck that set me back a bit to say the least. I am getting better everyday and I am hoping this weeks therapy will be my last one and if not, that I am very close. I always have a quiet day or so afterwards. I love that saying about life and lemons and plan to make my "lemonade" by finishing up my summer wrap while hanging low.

Do you know Molly? She is so creative and has an awesome new project called blarter it is so neat and I know will be a great resource for us crafty peeps, you'll definitely want to check it out.

Happy Monday, I hope you all have a wonderful week!