My Favorite spot by the Beach trail!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Yes I am still here...Life has thrown its challanges at me these last few months, which have kept me away from my blog and my visits to yours..which I so enjoyed, but
I feel confident that the New Year will bring more balance in my life..so that I can do more of all the things I love..I wish you all a Healthy, Happy New Year, and good friends to share it with of course...because without good friends our life would be half full...I also wish you all success in all your endeavors and to keep trying and never give up on your dreams. To always look forward to the future with excitement and anticipation..for the great things that are to come your way..Have a wonderful Holiday!!! Marlene
Friday, October 29, 2010
Just could not resist...playing with the software..hehehe!
.Jujube and Toby are all ready for Halloween...
Toby will be actually wearing devil horns on his head...because he IS my handsome devil... and Jujube the clown.. the trickster...will of course be wearing for all of
2 min a jesters collar...hopefully I'll get some pictures on Halloween night!
but these 2 are very busy that night ..barking and running to the door each time it rings...so we will see...Have a Great day! Marlene
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The days we decided to book for a 2 day over night trip.. turned out to
be of all days... the first rain storm of the season...We learned things about camping that day that it takes some people many trips to learn... not only did we pack ourselves into this RV, but we took with us our 80 pound Queensland Heeler "Toby"..and our... very "active" Jack Russell "Jujube"..AND it was thier first time ALSO!!!! It was a comedy..staying dry and warm walking the dogs in the rain at all hours in the downpour... coaxing them to go cus they hate going potty in the rain..... the campsite ground was dirt which quickly turned to MUD....8 paws walkin in the mud...hummm..did I mention we did not bring umbrellas and rain gear????!!! But despite all this... our group of friend rallied together, found a old tarp..some sticks and we made a makeshift tent over the grill...AND we had the most fun I have had in a very long time!
Here is a video dedicated to good friends..where would we all be without them? Enjoy!
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
decorating and selling my Jewelry..its been very busy for me, adjusting to my new schedule..Looking for those great finds... painting furniture..and of course making my jewelry...Not alot of time for catching up on my blog...but I know it will all adjust itself as I learn to make time for all my interest.. and loves...Jujube and Toby miss me.. My husband has been great supporting me thru this..sooo much patience..Enjoy the slides!
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The Seaside Cottage, Antiques and collect ables with a Cottage and Nautical Flair..
The Hidden Gate, which has a collection of primitives and antiques ..like a trip back in time! and The Deer Run Unique collectibles and Art of the 20th and 21th century! Enjoy!!!!
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I came across a group of amazing sunset photos taken by friend Patrick Gispert in San Diego on his facebook page.
What I loved about these pictures which are all sunset views, was the colors which rarely are captured as clear and sharp as these photos all show..Of course my love of blues and pastels also were a factor, but I think you will agree he captured something very special in this shot! enjoy!
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Yes... June has turned out to be beautiful this year in my garden. Even though I
have not given my garden the usual time and energy I did in the past..my pruning and feeding and weeding.... they had a good foundation early on..when I did have the time. They have been able to survive times of neglect.......I wonder about that as I walked thru my garden this morning, with my coffee smelling the roses and hearing the birds..just how much like plants we are..we always spring back up and shine.
All the color and fragrance where once was a cement slab and 2 trees..with hard work a vision and a much younger back ( 9 years ago!) I slowly created my own little hideaway for me to enjoy mornings just like this. Here is hoping you too have a great morning!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I know a special shop in Cambria that I just love to stop by and browse..It has the most wonderful light airy feel to it..and you never want to leave....Mark the owner decorates it beautifully himself and has the same taste as I in light airy decor inspired by the seaside..I was asked to work there part time..and I quickly agreed..I had the opportunity to put some of my sea inspired jewelry I make there ..well.... I was pleasantly surprised! I sold 5 pieces in just a short week..! I enjoy making these "Gems and Baubles" as I call them..they are a mixture of old vintage found pieces, with new glass and shell and pearl beads.. old and new and reclaimed parts of years past..Kind of like my home..! I am always scouring the sales for any jewelry pieces..so it was inevitable that I started doing these since I love re purposing things..... here are a few pictures.....
I also have started a new blog..one for the shop "Seaside Cottage" we are in the starting stage and will be adding new items as they come in to the blog..and also want to show different parts of our beautiful Cambria there ..so please be sure to stop by often.
The other blog I have ( which I "finally" posted some of my jewelry)
is "Chole and Lace" this one I started with my business name for my purses..and other creations and also my garage and estate sale finds....Well here is to new beginnings! and new opportunities wherever they may take us! Have a Great day!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
This bears repeating again... Linda from "World of Spirit: Population Unknown"
posted this and I just had to pass this along..Its a lesson for all of us to remember
it should be part of our Constitution..Part of all laws man has written..
All men are created equal and the earth does not belong to man..What befalls the earth befalls to all...this bears passing on...
"What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.
This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
-Chief Seattle (1786-1866)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
A beautiful Silver key chain handmade by the talented Ms Gwynnie! Please stop by and sign up..I personally have this very same key chain and I love it!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
and me and the dogs literally sneezed in unison!! I found my Cecile B. Roses that are
trained over the french doors of my sun room ripped from their supports and hanging order the doorway...the trialing Jasmine that have now entwined with these roses with my help over the years were somehow ripped also from their support...!! ( my poor husband will need to put these back up when the wind dies down ) Alot of my tall plants like my snowball bush are now leaning from the wind..The only part of my garden not effected was the Greenhouse...and of course all my vegi's inside...
3 days of this wind they said on the news !!! ALOT of work ahead for me !
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sabastians Store and Deli! Yummy!!!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Here is a picture of my "next" project
I already primed it white..I could not take a picture of how it looked when I brought it home...poor thing...so here is a picture of it in the first stage! I think I can make her pretty..I have been toying with the idea of a drum hanging lamp over my kitchen table..which is odd because I am more a chandelier girl...but....
I keep her on my kitchen table to my husbands dismay..and stare at her as I walk by...waiting for my inspiration...Well what do you think ?? Can you see it??? Be kind! :-)
I know ..I know...I SHOULD want the rain..we here in Cambria are always in need of rain... but I have had enough..I want the sun... I want Spring..I want to work in my garden and have my morning coffee in my yard...I want to be able to paint my furniture ..which I do in my outside patio and when its so humid nothing dries..so my projects just line up...We have 2 storms lining up.. My front yard oak tree looks sad under the rainy gloom ...I heard in the news..tomorrow it will start and go straight thru to next week...sooooo I will
have to clean and organize another closet or dresser..read another book..try a new soup recipe and wait ... wait for the Rain Rain to go away....
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