Monday, September 27, 2010

Art and Wine Event........

This past weekend my mom, my sister and I participated

in a Wine and Art Faire.

It was an outdoor event that had wine tasting and an art auction,

music, beer, yummy kettle corn, and lots and lots of artists!

3 roads were blocked off,

and there were booths up and down the streets.

They also had kid booths where they could create their own


So I took a few pics and I thought I'd share our space and some

of the art that was there.

We have been having very mild temperatures, but

not this day. It was upper 90's, very hot! Good thing

we had the cold beer truck by our booth space!

This is were the wine tasting took place.

This was our booth...
{ my nephew thought he broke his tooth on his lunch}

My sister and I both like to experiment in

lots of different kinds of art projects......

My mom knitted these really cool earrings and my sister

added the jewelry pieces to make earrings.

Aren't they super cute!

The next few pics are my sisters creations.........

These little nest she made are so cute!
{I put in a birthday request for one of these!}

My mom makes lots and lots of cute knitted things!
We call her the {Knitting Queen!}

She knits scarfs to socks ....... {really comfy socks} too

cute lil' froggy hats....

Hello kitty hats.......

sweet cupcake hats.......

adorable Christmas tree hats, lights and all!

My mom and sister share an Etsy site together called Valley Girlz.
They have lots of goodies, sure to get you in the fall mood!

There was so much see, but we had to man the booth

so here are a few pics that I snapped on a quick little stroll.....

Isn't she cute! She looks like shes on a mission!

Are space was right next to this.......

They had some interesting traffic!

There was so much to see , all different types of


from funky to pretty, to wow! To I'm not quite sure,

but very interesting!
It was a busy weekend but we enjoyed participating

and left feeling very inspired from all the wonderful artwork
we were surrounded by for the day!

If you haven't yet, it's not to late to enter the
fabulous giveaway that the folks from CSN
are so graciously offering.........

Hurry over! Giveaway ends September 30th!
Also I failed to mention that to you must live
in the US or Canada. So sorry :[ for leaving
that detail out!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Super cool giveaway!

Giveaway now closed

How about a chance to win a 35.00 dollar gift certificate

to spend at the CSN online Store!

Anyway you want!

Thanks to the fabulous people over at CSN that's what

one of my lucky followers can win!

They have so many cool things......

And they have a bit of just about everything!

I've been eyeing a few of their bistro sets !

They have lots of very cool and affordable ones!

It's definitely worth checking out there selection!

Here are a few things that I have gotten from

the CSN store...........................

This white slip cover, so love it!

I also got these Pyrex containers, Love em'

And this handy food chopper!

I am very pleased with what I got and the

whole transaction was so easy!

So what do you need to do to win the $ 35.00 shopping spree

at this cool online shop, that has over 200 stores to choose from!

Easy smeezy!

Leave a comment letting me know your a follower.

Grab the button or blog about it.

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway will end at 8 pm pacific time on September 30th.


Hope your having a wonderful week!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Mother Teresa's "Anyway" Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

This poem was found handwritten in one of the rooms in
Mother’s orphanage in Calcutta.

Have a lovely Day!


All images were taken from google images.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Landing zone.......

I guess we have become the new rest stop...

for these lovely buzzing bees............

Take a close look..........

That's no normal tree branch!

Our garden is right by this tree........

So as I was leisurely taking a stroll

and checkin' on the garden......

{making sure we still had a garden.} :]

I looked up and about wet my pants!

Holy Moly!

That's a lot of bees!

I think I left skid marks from my feet taking

off to get in the house! Good thing they weren't

killer bees!

This same time last year we had them stop

and rest in another tree.

There were 10x more and they gathered in a huge

ball about the size

of two beach balls!



one of the dads at the school I work at, is a bee


So I frantically gave him a call!

What should we do?

We didn't want to harm them.

They were up a lot higher so it was going to be a

bit of a challenge.

So his advice......

If they don't like the spot they won't stay, if they

haven't left in a couple of days I'll come back and get them!

And sure enough a few days later they had taken


This time around there was a lot less and they didn't

stay but the afternoon......

and then they were off again.......

I took these from my bedroom window.

They were swarming like crazy......

It was a bit scary!

They must really like our garden two have come

back to visit again!

But I have to say......

I'm glad there stay was a shorter one!

I love the bees, but not that many visitors at once


Hope you've had a lovely weekend!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ready To Switch Gears......

I know its comin'..........

There is a slight yellowing in the trees.....

Even though it doesn't quite feel like it yet, with our
still in the high 90's weather!

I'm so lookin' forward to.....

The change of pace.......

The pretty colors.......

The cooler weather.....

The cozier days.....

Some hot spiced tea...

I totally love the season of Fall.......

All the pretty colors......

The pretty wreaths..........


Decorating with all the pretty fall colors!

I'm so in love with this table!

Aren't this cute! They are corn husks wrapped
around votives.

Cozy scented candles! My favorite candles are
in the fall! I love the aroma of cinnamon spicy ones!

Lots' of budget friendly ideas! How cute are
these luminaries!

Apples and spice, and everything nice.....

Oh yes! I love Fall..........

Love switchin' the wardrobe.......

Lovin' all the Fall boots!

Lots and lots of really cute boots!

Super cute handbags.....

Cozy sweaters......
fall sweaters 2010 Pictures, Images and Photos
fall sweaters 2010 Pictures, Images and Photos

can't wait to start wearing those
cozy,comfy sweaters........

Oh yea! I'm ready for Fall!

How about you?

Even though your a few weeks away......
A girls gotta get prepared!

Hope you are having a lovely holiday weekend!

Definitely gonna enjoy the three day weekend!

We are still adjusting to gettin' back in the groove!


All photos are from martha sterwart,and google .