Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a safe,fun, and spooky Halloween!!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Just Go Blogapalooza!

Today is Blogapalooza Day at Just Go
It's a fun party for Halloween!! We are suppose to tell a scary travel story.
I don't travel that much, but this is a cemetery we visited in Half Moon Bay. We took many photos, and did not see a single soul in that quiet place. When we got home and had the photo enlarged, it showed a person behind, and to the side of one of the headstones. A ghost? Perhaps!! You can click to enlarge photo.
I added a couple of photos of the largest pumpkin I have ever seen.
If you scroll down a couple of posts you will also see some ghostly orbs from my visit to the Moss Beach Distillery.
So Just go and visit all of the blogs participating in the blogapalooza today.

What I Did Over The Weekend!!

Hello all!!
Hope you had a great weekend.
This is why I had no time to visit your blogs this weekend.
I was busy making my Cinderella coach pumpkin. I got the idea from the Hallmark Magazine. I think it turned out really cute!! I had help from my husband Mark. I could barely lift that pumpkin myself.
The other thing was helping my daughter put in her Halloween graveyard. We spent most of yesterday working on this project. She has been collecting things for this for the last year. Most bought at garage sales, and some online. It took a lot longer than we had expected. (Doesn't it always) She will be adding a coffin, and lighting on Halloween night. She loves Halloween, and was not able to be here for it last year. She was on her honeymoon in Italy (Boo Hoo)
She had her first anniversary yesterday, which we spent in the graveyard!!
She will be handing out candy, and having a Halloween Party this Friday!!
Can't wait!!
I will try to get more photos for you on Halloween night.
Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Hello All,
I hope you are all starting a great weekend.
I have another busy one ahead of me.

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I would share a spooky photo of me in front of the Moss Beach Distillery. A restaurant high on the cliffs in Northern California. (Moss Beach)
It is suppose to be haunted by the Blue Lady. My husband and I had a lovely dinner there overlooking the cliffs and the beach below.
We didn't see anything that night, but when we took a closer look at the photo of me in front of the restaurant, we saw these strange orbs in the photo. (Click to enlarge photo) None of the other photos from that same trip came out like this. Orbs are suppose to be energy of spirits.
I thought this was a fitting little story for the week before Halloween.
Have a spooky weekend!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Views From My Weekend!

Hello all,
Hope you had a great weekend!
My husband and I had a little weekend getaway for our upcoming anniversary, which is actually this coming Thursday, October 23. It it our 32ND!!
We went to San Luis Obispo. A college, beach town 2 1/2 hours up the coast from our home. It was lovely Fall weather. We had a wonderful time relaxing, and exploring.
We stayed at the Apple Farm. Quaint rooms, good food, and atmosphere.
I didn't get too many photos, but one I did get was of the waterwheel, entrance, and beautiful plants. Our daughter Amanda and her husband Joe met us for lunch on Sunday afternoon. They were traveling back from their weekend getaway to Half Moon Bay. A little farther up the coast, almost to San Francisco. They went up for the Pumpkin Festival that is held there every year.
While touring around, we found an old cemetery from the 1800's. I am fascinated by them. I took some photos of the interesting headstones.
We just got back home today, so I am busy playing catch up. I will try to get around to your blogs asap.
Hope you have a great week!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Thursday!!

Hello all, and Happy Thursday.
Just wanted to say hi.
This wagon is in my front yard. I love decorating it for the different seasons.
Hope you are all having a good day. It's still really warm here.
Looking forward to cooler weather.
See you again soon.

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Beautiful Wedding Blog

Hello Everyone!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that I am on another beautiful wedding blog today, thanks to Elizabeth Messina.
Please visit Kathryn Storke's wedding blog,
She is having a giveaway, and you could win one of my small glittery crowns.
Thanks Kathryn and Elizabeth!
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Show and Tell

Happy Thursday!!
I started my day with my morning walk. I walk every week day with my friend Joan.
I then went to get my nails done. They really take a beating with all of my projects.
Here is one of my latest projects. A Thanksgiving garland, which will be going to Garden Memories this weekend. I drew out the oak leaves, painted and glittered them.

Here is a little turkey box I added to my box repertoire. Above the turkey,( because I can hear you wondering),little hanging letters. I had a special order for D's and C's.

A new Make a Wish wand, and a new ballerina box. They keep dancing out of the shop. I got some of my ballerinas from my friend Jamie at Visit her,
she makes the prettiest vintage jewelry ever!!
Got a little email note from my friend Jennifer Grey today. She requested a picture of the washstand I purchased from her. I used it in the corner of my bedroom. Pretty hand towels, courtesy of Garden Memories.

Now I am glittering some new crowns, so much for my nails.

Have a great day/evening!!

One more note, I discovered my friend Manuela formerly of The Feathered Nest, has a new blog, I'm so sorry that I did not realize this sooner. Anyway visit her, you will love her blog. Glad she is back blogging!

Chat soon!!



Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday Stuff

Just checking in. Been busy as usual.
Finished a special order crown.

I made this fairy out of one of Karen's AKA The Graphics Fairy, graphics. (You can get to the graphics fairy site by clicking on my list of blogs. Visit her site! She has a different graphic everyday. I have finished up the Halloween orders, and now I am moving on to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Hope you have been having a nice Fall so far. It's been extra hot here in Southern California this week. Can't wait for cooler weather.
Chat soon,

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I'm On A Wedding Blog!!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I have been having a few computer issues, so I haven't posted for several days!

I hope they are fixed now. Who knows, only the computer Gods.

I wanted to tell you some exciting news. I am being featured today on The Bride's Cafe. A beautiful wedding blog. I hope you can visit Janie's wonderful blog today.

It all started because the lovely wedding photographer, Elizabeth Messina discovered my crowns, and other handy work in Garden Memories a few months ago. She bought up several of my crowns to photograph, and a few things for her daughter's birthday. The photograph below was taken by Elizabeth. Thank you Elizabeth. Elizabeth was nice enough to send some photos of my work to some wedding sites/blogs.

So if you get a chance please visit Janie's blog today. Janie, Elizabeth and I would all appreciate it.

Have a lovely day, and week!