Thursday, April 29, 2010

letters from home

I sat and typed my son an old fashion letter on this 
vintage typewriter in hopes it will arrive Kuwait before he returns from his mission in Iraq next week
Yep, a few tears fell as I tapped away at those chunky keys!!

and if you want to send a soldier a letter here is his address 
Sgt Kyle Broughton
511th En Tm Dive
APO AE 09337
all it requires is a US 44 cent postage stamp

 He loves snail mail , from anyone, anywhere, anytime
Tell him "Mom" sent ya!!

It's the best $10.44 I spent in a long time!
$10 vintage typewriter
random words=free from the heart
.44 postage

Susan Tuttle

I want to win THIS BOOK by clicking HERE

and maybe I can learn how to do some of this
 Susan Tuttle is hosting a give-away...come see!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Texas Trash and Treasures

It all starts with a pile of trash

add huge quantities of Richard and Linda talents, gallons of paint, buckets of creative ideas and plenty of sunshine ,
marinated with laughter and love

and you get a boatload of cool art, peace and love

I am helping my friends and neighbors Linda and Richard Hamilton kick start their business blog. She has been stubborn and resistant to all of our urgings to become computer friendly. I am dumping photos and fun stuff on their blog, so come on over...PLEASE....have a quick looksee, and leave a comment if you would to let them know....BLOGGING IS BEAUTIFUL, fun and worth the efforts!! Their art is fun-funky-fabulous! and their website is HERE!


"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall" ~ Ray Bradbury~

Monday, April 26, 2010

I just gotta say...

I should be sanding walls. I should be preparing kits for my upcoming journal class at Paper Cowgirl. I should be editing photos for Beth Anderson to print her brochure. I should be pulling weeds. I should be leaving for yoga class right now.I should be cooking dinner. I should be taking down the clothes on the line. I should be shaving my legs....NOT! No way. But instead I walk around in some sort of funk, bumping into walls and projects like a lost marble in a pinball machine. Maybe it's the full moon.Maybe I am really hungry. Or what I really think it is, my son is on a secret mission for The Army, and I don't like it one bit. He calls to chat a bit before leaving. He is calm. Just something routine. This is his job, he loves his job. He does NOT love The Army, but he LOVES scuba diving and being under or near the water. So I love that he loves this. I am just saying that I hate the war and wish each and every single one of our soldiers could come home, RIGHT NOW. So there. I said it. Now maybe I will go shave my legs...NOT! But what I will do is light another candle, finish my laundry and go get dirty in the weeds.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

day is done

"Art is my form of prayer, a reminder to keep searching for the beauty and discovering the abundance that is within ourselves and our environment" ~Karen Michel~

Friday, April 23, 2010


This auction will close in 48 hours Sunday night April 25, 6 PM Pacific Standard Time.  CLICK HERE and enjoy shopping! Here is a sample of what you will see. I am honored to be in the company of such talents and generous souls. .and to create art for the benefit of of my my passions.

 by Allegra Smith

by Adriana Esqueda

by me, Deb Taylor

SOLD $200
Thank you Glenda for kicking this off for me!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

moments to celebrate Earth Day

"Peace on Earth" jacket I sold last year

bounty from the Organic Garden where I volunteer

he loves his '66 truck

He wears it well, don't ya think?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Girl stuff and boy stuff

As we move forward into the next phase of our remodel and recovery, I have been busy feathering and fluffing the upstairs where we are "pitching camp" and Matt tries to stay out of my frustrated way while I cuss and fuss about not having my shit together yet!! You see, I wanted to have a cute little kitchen area, dining area, sewing space, sleeping quarters and organized bathroom . Well, all of the above have collided into one another and the crock pot might be next to the computer which is next to the suitcase filled with summer clothes which is near the shop vac, which is next to the dorm fridge which is dangerously close to the double hot plate near the basket of rotting produce that I just can't seem to cook fast enough... I try to create vegetarian gourmet dinners for two by candlelight!! Well, OK, maybe just hummus and jicama.None the less, we are ridiculously happy. We have wedding bartending gigs on the weekends with Royers Cafe at gorgeous Texas Ranches and beautiful Country Homes. We are on our feet 9 hours serving cases of wine, beer and "signature cocktails" like Peach Bellini and Texas Tea. The eye candy is a feast as the rich city folks come to the country for a good time! We giggle at the "costumes" of Cowgirl Boots and lace.  Now you may wonder about that little furry faced critter...we had a family of squirrels move into our downstairs and we had to spend several days figuring out a way to evict the entire family gently. Mission accomplished. And curently Matt and I are the only inhabitants in this big ol house! And we are lovin every minute of it! Well, OK, until dinnertime!! I can't wait to be back in my Cocina Grande!