Sunday, October 31, 2010

CHECK THIS OUT! Gypsies Journal: A very merry gypsy holiday indeed.... and a GIVEAW...

Gypsies Journal: A very merry gypsy holiday indeed.... and a GIVEAW...: "Whether you've been naughty or nice this year we think every gypsy deserves of a special gift this holiday season. And here's our gift to y..."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Fall!

Today we are planning to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day! The leaves are at their peak here, and a big rain front (badly needed rain!) is due in later tonight. I think we need to enjoy every little moment of today, with the incredible color and the warm sunshine! We've been so lucky to have this Indian Summer -- kind of an extension of carefree, summer days.  I think some fresh apple cider would hit the spot right now....  Happy Fall, everyone!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ten Things I Love Today, in Honor of 10-10-10

1. Sleeping late. Sleeping late is better than cupcakes or chocolate. Or even chocolate cupcakes.

2. This beautiful sunny Fall day, with the trees bursting with a mixture of crimson, burnt orange and sunflowery hues.... 100% Gorgeous.

3. Hearing my son playing on the guitar downstairs.  Amazed at how he can hear a song once, then go figure out  how to play it, all on his own. (I really did give birth to him, but this blows my mind, as I have zero music ability.)

4. Coffee. (Need I say more?)

5. Sitting by the pool, soaking up the sunshine.

6. The song "Little Lion Man." (And fair warning, it's not for little ears.)

7. Irreverent Madison on Alt Nation/First Wave. You just never know what she will say next, and I love it!

8. Mad Men. It comes on tonight -- Hooray!

9. Running water and electricity. I'm currently reading the book "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" and it pains me that they had to go a full five days (or more!) without a bath. And when they did get a bath, the servants had to bring boiling buckets of water up three flights of stairs to fill the copper tub. Makes me tired just thinking about it...  Yet usually I think it's hard to walk upstairs and turn on the faucet. (Yes, I admit to being a lazy individual.) Seriously though, we really do take these things for granted. Hmmm..... I think I will go take a shower now. Because I CAN...

and drum roll please for Number 10........

10. My amazing 13 year old son made dinner tonight for us all. We had his legendary homemade Alfredo sauce with pasta. It's absolutely delicious! (Yes, this is the same son that is playing the guitar. Oh, one day he is going to make some young lady such a good husband! Who doesn't dig a cute guy that plays guitar AND cooks? Oh yea!)

Okay, that's my list. Now I'm going to eat my chocolate cupcake for dessert. All in all, it's been a fabulous 10-10-10. :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

When you care enough to send the very best...

Did any of you participate in WCMD (World Card Making Day) this weekend? I actually made several cards and remember why I love card making so much -- you get instant gratification and a finished project within just a few minutes! Love it! No stress, no never-ending albums, no worries about keeping things chronological, etc. Just an Instant Happy! :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Easier said than done, uh? Especially for us "busy body" types!

This is one of my most favorite things in my craft room. We were strolling along the beautiful streets of Sea Side, when we spotted this piece of art in a gallery. My husband took one look at it, and laughed, saying, "Babe, this sums you up perfectly!" (He meant this in the kindest way possible, of course.)  It hangs next to my desk and reminds me to not take everything so seriously. I especially love the way it says "...YOU decide." That lets me know that it's really all up to me and how I react to things and others.

I {heart} this zany lady -- she helps me Chillax!