Sunday, May 30, 2010

Stacey's Flowers

We took a trip to San Jaun Capastrano are some lovely photos Stacey took

Hope you enjoyed them

Saturday, May 29, 2010

First Calif. Flea Market

We found out there was this little Antique Street Faire Flea Market in Pomona, so Stacey and took off to check it out Sat. morning

Love this vintage bike

My big purchases. These little tiny frames...cant wait to repaint them

Posted by PicasaI broke one of my test tubes so I found a replacement, I'll show you what it goes on, next post. Love this metal piece. I got all my goodies for $6
Let me take a moment and tell you about my day.
We woke up early to get to the Flea Market.
When we arrived back home Stacey got a phone call. She has a special ring tone
for important places she has contacedt for jobs..
she got a call...on Saturday..they asked her if she wanted to come in for
an interview...On Saturday?! She said ok...I decided I wanted to go with her...guess where the job is...Hollywood. I figured if this was another 1 minute interview, we could bum around Hollywood for awhile.
Off we went...EVERY freeway we got on there was an accident. It took us 2 hours to get across the city, should have taken 45 minutes.Glad we left early. The plan was to get
a bite to the time we got there, there wasn't time. We found the Apartment Complex, it is two blocks away from the Kodak Theater and Grumman's, the heart of Hollywood. WOW ! So, I waited in the car, I forgot my cell phone, so I didn't leave. It was getting to be about hot, I went and stood in the shade...and hour later she comes out.
pretty much with the job. But, she had to go meet the owner...which was in we got on the freeway again...with another accident and drove and drove. We went to his house, which is unusual. He told her he wanted to call her references and pretty much, she has the job. wow. We will know for sure on Tuesday.
She got a little teary when she told me "no cats" These cats have been her
babies for 4 years. We love them to pieces and dont mind a bit having them, but
I know its going to hurt her dearly to leave them.
The plan is to work for this co. for 6 mo to a year, and then look for another job
where she can have cats. As you know, its easier to get a job, when you have a job.
It was hitting 4:30 and we still had not eaten a thing, so we called my husband, he drove to Glendale and met us at his favorite restaurant. Then it was time to rush home
to watch the Lakers win the game...whoohoo...
What a day
We laugh about the contrast from the $430 apartment in Salem, to the $1350 apartment
in Hollywood.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, is hosting the PINK SATURDAY BIRTHDAY PARTY
there are going to hundreds of bloggers joining in the fun, head on over there and start clicking on the fun. Lots of goodies to win!!

I am going to be giving away this little 4 X4 inch wrapped canvas
that I painted in honor of Pink Saturday's Birthday.
Just leave me a little message telling me you'd like
to win it. I'll pick a winner on Monday

Thought I would show you a couple of Pink things that I have painted in the past that
sold. Do you see little green birdie in the flowers. This was a gold metal
wall hanging

Here is a Pink metal rose that I painted using metalic paints

I took this last week up in the mountains.
Happy Pink Saturday everyone

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lakers Won!!

Whoohoo!!! What a game!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alphabe_Thursday "S"

Oh, "S" is a wonderful letter. It can be such a swirly letter. It stands for Sweet Silly Stacey, my daughter. We have such fun on Saturdays and Sundays, she loves the surf, sand, sea and sunshine. She loves sushi. See you next week!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day at the Beach

We went to a few California Beaches today. We started out at Huntington. Had a wonderful lunch of Fish Tacos, I love them, at Longboards. While sitting there a couple of gals walked by (we were eating outdoors) with rolling carts giving out Snapple's. As she approached us, I asked her
if I could have a Snapple, she said she couldn't give me one as I was "in" a restaurant. I smiled at her, got up as quickly as I could, ran around to the street where she was waiting...She asked if I wanted Holly's drink or Bretts...What??!! She had the drinks that were produced on the cool is that...she gave us one of each. It really is very good.

Then we mosied down to Seal Beach where we got these stunning photos

Stacey took this photo of this surfer, neat huh.

oops, got this in there twice.
Again, we had a wonderful relaxing day.
Sunshine sure makes us feel good!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pink Saturday

I was going through my pictures on my other computer and thought I would re-share
these with you. Look what can be done with a new empty paint can from Home Depot

Love the color of these blue flower containers that were in front of a store

Not quite pink...but yummy strawberries

Love this vintage pink cup
To see a lot more pink, visit Beverly
at How Sweet the Sound
I have a question, I need a new photo printer. I don't want to
pay top dollar. I really don't need it for anything other then photos
Any ideas? I read that Epson is great, but the price for the ink is outrageous
I heard there is a nice HP, but they cheat you on ink because you cant see how much is in the container, I heard Canon makes a good one and the price of ink isn't to bad.
I would like to be able to use Costo Photo paper
I would like to stay around $100 or less.
Let me know what you have, if you like it

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A little glass

Stacey went for an interview in Beverly Hills...there were only 6 people. The gal that was giving the interview was Asian, Stacey had to wait while she interviewed a younger Asian girl for 10 min. when it was Staceys lasted one min. Whats up with that.
While she was out and about she stopped in at CB2 and picked up this sweet little glass vase. you have to cut the stems really short, but how cute is it.

Then at Home Goods I picked up the leaf bowl with birds. I will be priming it and giving it a paint job. I've been wanting to get back in to crafting...I think this will do the trick.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday Rest and Relaxation

Yes, we moved to the big city. But we still like our country. After a hard day of work
it is time for some rest and relaxation
I found a Road that took us up to a Reservoir up into the Rugged mountain

The grass is Really Really green Right now
Please join other "R"s at

Monday, May 17, 2010

Computer Desk

This desk also belonged to my grandmother, I can remember her sitting here to write out her checks. I have been wanting to paint it, just need to make the time.
The weird folding door behind this opens to the office, I wont be using it. I would like to find some kind of screen to cover it up.
I went blog surfing today. It actually made me a little sad. In order for us to make this move
to So. Calif, I had to "give" my antiques away at a garage sell. I feel a little naked, my house is now extremely clean and uncluttered. I like the cleanliness, but I feel like a little of ME is missing. I am taking my time to hang my picutes, I want to paint a big canvas with a pear to put in our dining room.
I am going to go watch the Laker game. I'll have another photo tomorrow.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Week

This week, I plan to start showing you around our new apartment. But first, I wanted to show you what I found by the dumpster..I love this chair on the left, it is so sturdy. I plan to paint it and put on a nice soft cushion. Ant then I think I invision a nest and roses painted on the back. The chair on the right is just right for outdoors, a little shabby chic Pood likes his new home. This desk was my grandmothers. Right before we left I gave it
a coat of black paint. I added a few old bottles, camera, book and a dish of old buttons.
The coffee table is something I painted years ago, I need to glaze over the pink roses with a touch of red to go with the carpet.
Hope you enjoyed a sneek peek.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pink Saturday

Time got away from me this week. I thought I would play around with this PINK flower
in Photoshop...Do you like the original, top one? Or the bottom one?
Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday,
to check out other posts visit Beverly at
How Sweet the Sound
Next week my plan is to start showing you our new apartment

Friday, May 14, 2010

Los Angeles National Forest

When I was young and moved to California, being from Oregon, I laughed when I saw the
sign that said LA National Forest...What forest...I was use to large trees, a forest so thick you
couldnt see very far.

There is a road just 2 blocks away that takes you up to the mountains. Yesterday morning
my husband and I got up early and took a drive up there. Now, I appreciate the beauty that I saw. The above pictures is a beautiful stream way way down

We took a moment here and there to get out of the car and gaze. Its not Oregon, but it is wonderful to find a treasure so close to where we live. We found a place to go fix some breakfast one morning, we are looking forward to that

And then there are the sweet kitties. Cracked me up. This is what I found when I woke up this morning. They wouldn't even get up and say hi...nope, they were loving the sunshine!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fresh Lemons

I love the smell of fresh lemons....right off the tree

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


My daughter and I spent some Quality time in a Quaint little town, we walked down the Quiet street.
The only thing missing was some Quail running across the road

Please visit Jennymatlock.blogspot to visit other Q's
My new job is getting easier, whew! The weather is fantastic, the food...oh my the food!
I met a old man that lives here, he is a big photographer and photoshopper.
He pops in everyday and gives me little tips and brings me pictures that he has
taken...I am so excited to be learning from him!
We had a nice leisurely walk through the farmers market again this evening

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hope you have all have a wonderful day today!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Stacey and I made a trip to San Clemente/Dana Point today. We had so much fun. Here is
a cute bike with PINK
I love it when there is a blush of PINK on the petals

I made this beautiful huge PINK rose have a little vinage look

I LOVE wild Roses

And Hollyhocks, probably my all time favorite flower.
Please take note of the beautiful BLUE sky!
Please check with Beverly from How Sweet the Sound for more PINKs

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Yellow Sunshine

How beautiful is this Yellow Poppy. The sun was shining down, by getting down low, I took the picture from the underside.

Loving RED

A bed of Poppies
Luscious California Strawberries

A little ornamental strawberry

Nothing quite like California Strawberries
on a bowl of cereal