Friday, July 25, 2008

grand margaritas.

you know you've been drinking a lot of grand margaritas when...

you have empty grand marnier bottles serving as your garden art. here's the TASTY recipe for anyone who hasn't enjoyed one of these yummy concoctions.

they are a nice accessory to our garden sticks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

the junk fairy.

the next best thing to getting free JUNK alerts is having free JUNK show up on your doorstep. its the like the junk fairy came and dropped off a present, and it's way better than three dollars in quarters!

sondra stopped by with one of her drawers from an old letterpress. she must have known i was looking for one. casually looking of course, no need to be spending twenty bucks on one stinkin drawer.

these letterpress drawers were used way back when printing was done with good old fashion metal type. they held the letters, numbers and other symbols in 'em. fastforward a few decades and they are not in use with the computer surge... so many have been put out to pasture. making them VINTAGE, and a JUNK woman's collector item! they make perfect shadowboxes and can hold minitaures of any kind.

i am using my gifted drawer in the office as my rubber stamp holder for now. since i'm running out of storage room, i thought it'd be neat to hang on the wall above the crafting table.
thanks Sondra!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

acorn squash update.

**editor's note**

for those curious about the 'fruit', here is proof that squash is growing in our garden!! we've never grown acorn squash before... so we're excited for the harvest. who knew it got so darn BIG, it's already toppling over the broccoli!

Monday, July 14, 2008


cherries, cherries, and more cherries. some pics from our weekend at the farm.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

acorn squash.

have you hugged your acorn squash today?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

summer decoratin'.

guess what's at walmart right now for only FIVE dollars?! a cute little glass gallon beverage dispenser. perfect for holding fresh iced TEA in the SUMMER.

oh and these adorable nylon placemats to match. at 50 cents each they're perfect for the outside patio. easy cleanup for all those backyard bbq's!

the perfect thing about placemats is that when I'm sick of these, I can stich 'em on up and make some cute outdoor pillows for the front porch. happi-day!

Monday, July 07, 2008


we're back from vacation.

as usual, i'm drowning in hundreds of photos of all the FUN we had. here are just a few pics of how we spent our 4th.... POOLSIDE!

that hat got around quite a bit!

Thursday, July 03, 2008


today i'm on Kodak's blog, 1000words talking about some of the techniques and tips used to capture last years's 4th of July photographs of Fireworks while we were in Washington, DC.

check them out for tips on how to take better photos of the fireworks this week, as many of us celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

happy canada day.

to all my canadian friends, family and readers,