Friday, January 14, 2011


From Singing in the Rain

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain."

This little sentence was at the bottom of a 
silly email I received the other day. 
I want it to be an inspiration
to my days.

Best Wishes,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ruffles & Rust

If you love vintage style, 
shabby chic 
or treasure hunts
you will love 
Ruffles & Rust.

Many of you have seen Timi's blog Come Junk with Us
she's a lot of fun and knows how to have a party.
 Pop over to her blog and check out the details.
(Leave her a note and tell her I sent you!)

I was at the Ruffles and Rust show in October. 
It was so much fun. I found some treasures
and got some great ideas.

This show will have classes and 
many of the same wonderful vendors.

Check it out!

Best wishes,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A New Year!

Here we are in 2011.
And as I am sure you have heard a million times...
"Where did 2010 go?"

And we move on to 2011. 
There are no News Year's Resolutions for me...
they never seem to last very long, anyway.
Maybe just some goals...
  •  Try to post to my blog once a week. 
(That's not too lofty, is it?)
  • Work on increasing my Graphic Design business. 
  • Step one, finish new web site design.
  • Organize, Organize, Organize.
Along that line...
  • Declutter, Declutter, Decluter!
Well, that should keep me out of trouble 'til next year.

Best wishes to you,


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Back from the Missing

If any one out there is still even looking at my blog,
let the fact be known I am still alive.
You see, I got a full time job for a while.
And I still kept my part time job. 
Needless to say, I almost met myself coming and going!
And my husband was a little miffed at
all the hours I was putting in.
We barely saw each other.
Some days he'd crawled into bed as I was getting out.
I'd kiss him good-bye and say see you tomorrow.

My temporary position was at Clear Image Photography
It was fun, I processed sports photos using PhotoShop. 

Now that I have slowed down a little there,
my hubby and I went for a final excursion
with the 5th-Wheel before putting it to bed for the winter. 
I know a lot bloggers were there too...
You know I'm talking about...

Ruffles and Rust!

It was a vintage antique show held at the
Evergreen Fair Grounds in Monroe (WA).
Over 50 vendors, so many pretty things!
I found it really hard to contain myself.
But I only came away with a few items.
It was really a good thing that I was busy helping at the door and
running for the promoter Timi Weathers-Bottorff.

Anyway, I hope to be back more frequently
now that things have settled down a little.

Best Wishes,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I am a true Western Washington Girl!
I miss the's back today,
with a little wind.
It really feels like fall.

Whatever you do...
Enjoy your day!

I'm off to babysit a granddaughter!

Best wishes,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Facebook Page

I've started a facebook page for 

I'd love it if you stop by and look at my portfolio pieces.
I'll be adding new pieces often.

Thank you!

Best wishes,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I rode the Duck!

I played tourist with my sister about a week ago.
And I rode the Duck!
After living in the area my whole life this is something 
I haven't done and it was an amazing good time. 
These are WWII amphibious vehicles.

Our Captain, Helen Wheels. 
When not showing us the city, 
Helen is a real fishing boat captain. 
One of the few females in that line of work.

First we toured the city.

Ghost signs

Pike Place Market

Then we hit Lake Union.

City Skyline
Gasworks Park

Sleepless in Seattle House
And there in the center of the photo you can see the roof line
of the house used in Sleepless in Seattle.
(It's the green house with the darker green trim.)
And it's for sale!

It was an absolutely awesome day and something I will do again.
It's fun to be the tourist.

Best wishes,