Friday, April 30, 2010

We Made It!!

Tired, Sore, Exhausted, but we got the truck unloaded with the help of a few young boys. When was the last time you had total strangers ask if you needed help, we needed help!!! Three 8th graders gave us an hour of their time...thats like giving us 3 hours of work. We paid them well and they went on their way.
Snow on the mountain tops. Roses blooming all over the property. We're sleeping in, we woke up at 5 am for the last 3 mornings.
Thanks for all of your kind words!! Isn't blogging wonderful!!!
I'll get some pictures taken for tomorrow
oh, the guy who is helping out around person....SCORE! He's going to set my new computer up for me tomorrow, I'm so excited!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday "O"

This is a Wed/Thurs post. O....oh my aching back!!! I OVER did it!!! really. Lifting, pushing, shoving, moving!
We got the truck loaded! It was pouring rain. Here are the rest of my O's
O -Organize- I cant wait to organize all my crafting supplies. Now that I have gone through everything, and kept only what is important...well, mostly important, a few things I just couldn't part with.
O - Ocean- We are going to be closer to the Ocean, nice beaches.
O - Opportunity- A New Opportunity was given to us and we are grabbing it.
O - Off...we are off. Off to California. We're On the move. Check in on Saturday for my Pink Saturday, my plan is to have some California Photos!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Its finally here!!

Moving Day....Tomorrow! We rested today so we could do all of our moving tomorrow and be
fresh. We sold a lot more stuff using Craigslist... I laugh when I look at the boxes...there are a few kitchen and bathroom boxes...but most of the boxes are marked...sewing,sewing machine, felting, spoons, watercolor paper, watercolor paints, craft paints, soldering stuff, metal stuff, jewelery tools, buttons, Styrofoam balls, wool, general crafts...all my oh well, thats what makes me happy!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Painted Pink Roses Pink Saturday

I looked through my photos and came up with these little paintings I have painted in the past

I'm going to start my count down to the move. Saturday...4 days to go!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"N" Alphabe-Thursday

N....this was an easy one for me this week. N stands for NEW
New job
New town
New place to live
I just got a New computer today, I ordered New glasses at Costco too
there will be New stores to check out
New antique shops, New thrift stores to find, New friends.
What this is....a New start...I'm really excited!! We leave the "old" in one week from today!!
Next week I will have New photos to put on my blog. Be sure and come back
Everything will be New and Fresh!!
Be sure and visit our teacher for other fun "N" posts

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today is Sunday

I think I'm getting a little worn out. I went to write this post and realized yesterday I said it was Sunday. Oops.
Oh the list of things to do, changing address, canceling comcast cable, taking down pictures and shelfs, packing up the good china....and....getting a new pair of glasses..
I took a break to go see if I could get new glasses...Jeez, the price!!! Shocking. I want to get progressive bifocals and any of you have transition?? Do you like them?
Then I shopped around for the best price on exams, big price differences...why? they are all doing the same job, shouldn't they be the same price?
I ended up coming home without an exam and without any glasses. I decided to wait until I get to Calif. Think they'll be more expensive down there? We don't have sales tax, but it seems like things are more expensive here.
I just thought I'd share whats going on.....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers as we are going through this transition. I'm glad you all are so understanding, I look forward to getting back to my regular blogging. I have cleaned out this computer, it isn't mine, I took out Photoshop and all my photos, I cant wait to take pictures of our new home to show you.
We had a garage sale today. I made enough to pay for the entire move!! whoohoo. I am so tired, but there is something exhilarating about clearing out stuff that I have hung onto for far to long.
Having a little cash coming in, isn't a bad thing either.
I have a few friends coming over this week to see what they might want then I have a gal who said she would take everything that is left
What was interesting about this sale...I just sat out the boxes and boxes of antiques and let people paw through them, nothing was priced. I thought it would be a bad thing, they loved it. I had a few people that stayed for hours.
Have you heard all the buzz about ning? Its really upsetting to a lot of the teachers, sounds like they will have to pay to keep ning going.
Again, thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Place, Fresh Start

This is where we are moving to!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Messy Moving Madness!

We're MOVING!! We took a trip to San Fransisco last weekend for an interview. We have been trying and trying to get a job in So. Calif. We sent out tons of resumes. There are lots of jobs for Apt. managers, but they want you to already live in California AND to have a CA drivers license. Living out of state, we didn't even know how it would work out, getting a job without a in-person meeting.
We never even got a call. Then out of the blue we got a call from a very nice man. He said he wouldn't hire us without meeting us. He lives in San Fransisco, 9 hours from us. So, the next day we hopped in the car and headed for this interview. We had a few extra hours so we toured San Fransisco.
We aren't moving to San Fransisco, we're moving to So. California. Yippee!!
Now for the hard part. Parting with treasures! Garage sales, packing. Ugh

Be sure and check out all the other "M"s for Alphabe_Thursday!!
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

San Fransisco

Took a quick trip to San Fransisco over the weekend. The flowers were in bloom at the
Saturday Market
Love this old wooden boat
Great reflections in the water. I'll tell you more about the trip on Alphabe-Thursday.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pink Saturday

I had to take a trip out of town so I didn't have time to take new photos, so, I hope you will enjoy
a trip down memory lane as I show you photos of what I have done in the past. The picture above was painted in the style of Lisa Kaus and after reading "Taking Flight"

A little watercolor charm sitting on one of my bent spoons easels

I painted a pink rose on this bent spoon easel

One of my little birdies sitting in a bed of pink flowers with a pink cupcake charm

Another board I did after taking from Lisa
Do you have a favorite??

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lovely Little Lambs Alphabe-Thursday

These Little Lambs were just a few hours old

Did you know that the Large Llamas are the protectors of the lambs, this guy did NOT want me taking photos, he was snorting and stomping for me to get away.
Be sure and visit the other Ls at Jenny matlock blogspot
Oh, yes, I almost forgot the most important L...Laurie as in Lauriescharmingdesigns.
Thanks for visiting!!

Photoshop Breakfast

Thought I might share breakfast with you. Let me say. I bought my first loaf of Challah Bread
at Trader Joes. It does make delicious french toast...regular toast...not so great, so I decided to turn it into a photo opportunity
I tried layers...that just made the cup look like it was dirty...not the look I was going for...
I used watercolor filters, that made it look like was taken in a dark and dreary room
Here I just soften and added a bit of blur. I like this one. Which one do you prefer?
oh, the jelly....pomegranate.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vintage Camera Treasures

We've been going through boxes that have been packed away for husband came
flying in saying "look what I found, you're going to love it" And sure enough, I LOVE IT
These are small opera glasses, I love the patina on them
And then this camera...oh so cute! A baby Brownie, in perfect condition
It was in its box, with the instructions!
My receipt for this baby was $33, 20 years ago at an antiques shop
in Vail Colorado
And one of these fold up types, in its box, with the instructions!!
(update: I couldn't get it closed, so I came back here to ask anyone
if they knew how to close it...then I read what I came
with, I opened up the little book, and there it was,
I would have never figured it out!)
And this makes 3 cameras

Monday, April 5, 2010

Beautiful Blown Glass

When we went to the Saturday Market in Portland a few weeks ago, This is what Stacey purchased
It is sooo beautiful. Flecks of sparkle. It will hold her olive oil

Friday, April 2, 2010

Dolls for Pink Saturday

I am putting up my dolls for adoption on my Ebay
The top one is a Saucy Walker
The one above is a Terri Lee
This on sitting is a Ginny Baby
And this one is a Madame Alexander
Happy Pink Saturday to all
Please check out other PINKs
Beverly at "How Sweet the Sound" is our host