This is the newest addition to our house, Misty. She was abandoned at one of the properties my husband's agency manages and he had been eyeing her for awhile. So 2 days ago he brought her home and Chad named her. This is the most affectionate cat I have ever had and I've had a lot of cats! She is pure love with whiskers. Anyway, there was this bad smell in the house and I thought the poor cat had an accident even though I knew she was using the "box". Well it turned out that we have a plumbing problem and the basement got flooded. So I'm not only getting a kitchen pass today, but no laundry either! It was one of those days where you just gotta laugh..... ......and then eat cake and maybe have seconds!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Where do the days go? I have been so busy doing ....well I'm sure it was important at the time. Oh yes it was market time at my showroom. That's why I'm pooped and cant think straight. Making a few new samples, taking pictures, laying out the new catalog, making packets for the reps......and then there's the website. My love-hate relationship. I've been redoing it so a whole new look will be up soon. I think it will be a little more user friendly. This one man show stuff is tough but if I wasnt doing it I dont know what I would do with myself. You really do have to follow your passion.
I just read "The Martha Rules" by Martha Stewart. She has good advice and some stories that not only made me chuckle, but surprised me. Like when she catered a fancy dinner and burned one of the courses. Her amazing advice is "dont panic.....cut the pie up and throw out the bad part". She devotes a whole chapter to this theory. I just picked up the "Portable Coach". I'll let you know if its a good read.
These are the new fabrics I am adding to my collection of pillows, aprons and tea towels. I think they are so sweet. The colors are so pretty they just make me happy! The pink/white combo I call "Whisper" and the pink/yellow combo is "Daydream".
Have a great day girls and thanks for stopping by,
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
That is the top.....very, very high. Have I mentioned I dont like heights? I think we were above 8500'.
That is where I left my sensibility, on the ground.(I've always prided myself about having my feet on the ground, where they belong!) I am not sqeamish.
We are not at the top yet...I am not a girly girl....I have power tools.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This crib is to die for! Oh that would of course be cute in a pink shabby room for a sweetie pie but it could go in the garden as a raised bed of flowers! No pun intended;)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I wrote this hours ago and didn't post it right away as I needed time to really think about it and what I wanted to say. Ok, girls I'm gonna get a little deep....Here is my disclaimer right up front. This IS NOT intended to insult or offend anyone, anywhere. Having said that let me also add that I believe with my whole heart that every person has a purpose. Everyone has God given gifts (they just don't always know it.) I know your wondering where I am going with all this, so bear with me. I was blog hopping today and found this beautiful blog that is a support & encouragement for women of color. It's called Mybrownbaby ,I began reading things they shared about life, motherhood, hopes, dreams and even fears. We are all the same! I've always believed that. I have lived in southern California 43 years and there is every ethnicity here. I don't see a person by what color they are wrapped in. Do you? You have to read this piece by Jennifer Johnson about interracial relationships. It is amazing how some of us have been raised to "pick" black or white. Can you imagine? I dream of a day when we don't see lines of color drawn in the sand.
I was so moved that I felt compelled to share this with you. I think most of my readers & I are like minded. I couldn't be wrong? A few years ago one of my husband's friends traveled back to the south for a funeral. He told us that there were still water fountains marked for black use or white use. We were shocked. I think those should be taken down and never should have been put up to begin with.
Remember when the "What would Jesus do?" books first came out? I remember how my kids would quote that all the time. Well faith aside, what would common decency do? We can change our world girls. Women are powerful. Afterall, we give birth we can do anything! We can conquer racism. We are raising our children instilling in them our values and traditions, we can teach them to accept others. I was thinking about how we are all Americans and I saw in my mind our men, our husbands, brothers, fathers and sons standing side by side fighting for our country. I dont think they fall into ranks based on the color of their skin. I learned a lot today by looking through someone else's eyes. We have the power to change things simply by changing our visual perspective.
Maybe it was best said by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder....Ebony and ivory, side by side on my piano keyboard Oh Lord why cant we?
I love all of you, thank you for listening.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Here is my "before". Do I clean up good or what? I think this would also be realy cute in the bathroom next to the tub holding french soaps or filled with dark chocolate peanut M&M's next to me while I watch a movie...ok that could work!