Monday, August 30, 2010

AUGUST BREAK: summers bowl

simply lunch...fresh avocado bowl, garden tomato, fresh basil and tarragon, crunchy sea salt, coarse ground black pepper

more ruby redness over here

Friday, August 27, 2010

Haiku my Heart Friday

linen silk cotton

patches become our pages

messages in thread

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

AUGUST BREAK: over my head

all day, up and down a ladder, on and off a scaffolding...dizzy, tired and sore.....BUT ALAS! We have a beautiful kitchen ceiling!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Jamie Ridler, host of WISHCASTING WEDNESDAYS asks us today "HOW DO YOU WISH TO SPEND SOME TIME?" My list seemed long so I cut it down to the top 5 most desirable.
First I wish to float again in the azure waters of the Caribbean with Matt. Then I wish to sit on a long beach with my son for hours and some very cold beer. Then I wish for yoga, yoga, any yoga, more yoga in my daily life. And finally I wish for unlimited and uninterrupted days of sewing, cooking, creating and painting. ~I WISH~

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

AUGUST BREAK: I painted a Saint

...and I love her!
and she is SOLD!!

Ruby Tuesday is over here

Monday, August 23, 2010

AUGUST BREAK: everything vintage

The Style Station is a fabulous vintage clothing store located on Interstate 35 near West, Texas
The flying petticoat caused me to stop and shop!!
The owner would not allow me to photograph the inside so click here to see more!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I am back in Texas today, feeling a bit grumpy, missing the cool ocean breezes as the temps rise several degrees above 100. Then suddenly I feel guilty as I think of my son in Kuwait, who is working in 130 degree weather...too hot to sleep, too tired to rest. So I unplugged the vacuum, laid down the dust rag and stopped the washer, iced down the wine, jumped into my car and took myself out on a date to a friends Ranch house nearby and worshiped the sun all afternoon until it set on the horizon.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August Break: her

she hides her face when I raise my camera to capture her beauty. the only way I can reveal herself is to photograph her precious belongings, treasures and mementos. and it is these things that describe her beauty, her character and style. This one's for you Vickie.

Friday, August 20, 2010

August Break: Smiling Eyes

She turned to me and whispered, "don't you just love it when you get so excited you forget to breathe?" and the thought of her smiling eyes still makes me laugh
~ Story People~

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Haiku my Heart :GET HAPPY!

It can be simple
You have the power to chose
Today is your day

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AUGUST BREAK : gifts from the garden

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

if wishes were horses

~...this dreamer would ride all the way to Kuwait...
 bring you popsicles, ice cream and snow cones
and I would rock you to sleep...~

and my son would get the best night of sleep for the next six months...each and every night

love,  Mom

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