Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's a Blog Hop Party, Lets Link

Linky follower blog hop. Party info below....


1. You MUST have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool on your site to participate.

If you see that your link has been deleted you need to add the LINKY FOLLOWER tool to your site and then come back over and re-enter your link
{You can have both the LINKY FOLLOWERS & GFC on your site but you must have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool to participate in this party hop.}

2. You MUST follow the person who has the party on their site as a thank you.

3. Just add your blog button to the LINKY PARTY below.

4.Then grab the BLOG HOP code

You will find the code right under the Linky Party where it says CLICK HERE TO ENTER
just under that it says: WHAT IS A BLOG HOP? GET THE CODE HERE
Click on GET THE CODE HERE and enter it into a post on your site.
You can grab the party button code in the FOOTER at Its So Very Cheri
You can grab info from my post if it helps you with your post.

5. Then you follow other bloggers–(as many as you want)
–leave each one of the blogs that you follow a comment letting them know you are following them and ask them to follow you back.

If you want to add the BLOG HOP to your own site you will get lots of new followers(see rule #2)
So come on link up, meet some new friends, see new territory and get some new ideas. What are you waiting for, hop aboard.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Good Morning...and it was

Went to the beach this morning to clear my head of the weekend. I also find the ocean air helps when I'm fighting a virus. Maybe it's in my head, but I'm OK with that.

Some stormy looking clouds were moving in, but they wimped out and dissipated.  No rain. Unfortunately, as we could use it here.

Nearly had the whole beach to myself...

except for these guys.

They are called "Piping Plover".  They are adorable to watch. They run around the water line all nervous-like as the tide pulls back they run towards the ocean looking for food and they sprint away when the water returns.  They look like they're afraid to get their feet wet. 

Run away! Aaaahhhh!

I did bring one friend with me.


There was an older gentleman there using a metal detector swishing it all around up and down the beach.  I found him to be so "local" that he was adorable.  I realized that we both were finding our own treasure there.  Here's mine...

Morning breaking through the stormy clouds.

No wonder we call it The Treasure Coast here.  I am truly blessed.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Is it Monday yet?

The Wubie has been home from school since yesterday. Fever and bad attitude. So, 4 days of Wubie and Momma.

Enter the mind of the autism mom: All of the fingernails on my right hand are broken. I hate my hair. I think I ate 3 dinners last night. I can't find my cell phone charger. I was supposed to go to the bank. I think we are out of his favorite snack bars. I can't feel my legs. I hope the neighbors don't complain about the lawn. I forgot to plug the home phone back in. I just ended a sentence with a preposition. What is he doing now? OMG, there is paint all over the bathroom tiles. I forgot to put that final load of laundry in the dryer last night. Oh no! He got into my makeup...again. Why does he only have one each of all of his shoes? Can these sheets last one more night? Why won't he eat his favorite food? How high of a fever warrants a doctors appointment? How am I going to get him dressed and into the car when he's stomping his feet and barking at me? Is he napping? Should I lie down? Oh crap, he's up. How many hours of sleep did we get this week? Oh great, stupid sales call woke him up, unplugging phone again. I have to remember to call people and tell them phone is unplugged so they don't worry. Is it too early? Is it too late? What day is it?

Who want's a vacation?

Other posts you might like:

Motionless Mondays

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Egg Cards

Just a quick post to show you the kewl Easter cards The Wubie and I made for his Gammy and Daddy and Step Mom. We used light blue poster board and my old standby Canson Canva-Paper.


First, The Wubie painted an entire sheet of Canva-paper in shades of green for grass. Then I quartered a sheet for him to cover in four different colors for the eggs. We choice bright colors even though they aren't as "Eastery" since I wanted to upcycle an old beloved shirt that he outgrew.


The happy rainbow stripes were our color pallet.

I drew a basic egg-shape on regular paper for a template. After covering the table with plastic wrap to prevent marker-bleed, I simply traced eggs onto the painted paper and half of the shirt body and cut them out.


Hint: Draw the eggs on the wrong side of the fabric and back of the painted eggs so you won't have to worry about trimming the marker from the edges. (I messed up with the painted eggs, but had it worked out by the time I got to the fabric.)

I cut the green Canva-paper in half and freehand drew some grassy shapes to cut out as well. We folded the poster board in half to make the card base. We also used stickers to letter the greeting, "Happy Easter". Then we just played with the arrangement until it "felt" right.


VoilĂ !

Now, these cards are big...


Here they are next to a can of my beloved Diet Coke™ for perspective.

I put a picture of The Wubie holding the card inside of the card. (Yay, technology!) and a The Wubie added a few stickers and signed his name with love.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Egg Plate

Cool vintage egg server I picked up at local indoor flea market.

vintage egg plate

No marks on the bottom, but the colors and the pattern indicate 1950's.
My favorite decor era!

Happy Easter!

UPDATE: Did some research and found this egg plate was made by a company called Canonsburg in Pennsylvania. They existed from 1900 to 1978. This particular pattern is called "WILD CLOVER" and was indeed produced in the 1950s and discontinued in 1960. This is part of why I enjoy vintage items. I love to find out about them. This is also why I sell on eBay and other online venues. I will be posting some eBay tips soon. Stay tuned!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Broken Shoes and Double Rainbows


I'm a shoe girl.  This hurt my heart. Sigh...anyhoos.   

I took this pic to share with my friends the sort of day I was having.  The shoes weren't my favorite, so it was more of a metaphor really.  Walking forward as rightly as I can.  Even taking some time to look cute.  Out of nowhere, my glue breaks down and I'm hobbling like a disoriented zombie.  

This isn't just caused by poorly constructed shoes.  Sometimes it's hormonal imbalance, unexpected phone calls, unwelcomed mail, a bad night's sleep, or a friend disappointing.  Truth be told, I expect the list could go on forever.  It seems I am perpetually one step away from a vapid stare and insatiable hunger for fresh brains. 

That is why it amuses me to hear people give me the "you are such a strong person" pep talk.  I appreciate the emotional support, but in reality the praise is misplaced.  I am a child of God. In my weakness I am made strong because of my faith.  

Double Rainbow!!

I realize that not everyone has the same perspective on this.  However, I think that most can at least appreciate the principle in this way; I choose to accept my weaknesses and not let them become my excuse for not continuing to move forward.  I choose to appreciate the goodness around, gifts given, and lessons learned so that my riches are beyond mere physical measure and my treasure trove is boundless. 

Yes, it was "all the way across the sky"!

What a great day I had!

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