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Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is my Mom's birthday.
She was born in 1919 and passed in 2001.

Dad and Mom in later years.

I will never stop missing her.
I recently came across this photo taken in 1940.

What a hoot!

Happy Birthday Mom
I love and miss you!



Thursday, March 1, 2012

FREE Paint At ACE Hardware!


FREE Paint!!!

This Saturday, March 3, ACE Hardware is giving away a free quart of Clark+Kensinton paint!! You can get the printable form on their Facebook Page.

At the top you'll see either "like" or "print offer".

Click so you can get one of these!!!

Only 40 qts per store so get there early!

They also have another printable coupon for a free 3 pack of roller covers with any $25 purchase.

I'm linking too:

Frugal Friday

John Pugh's new murals

These are spectacular.....hope you enjoy them,  and if you do happen to have a loose screw.....do not tighten it.

Artist John Pugh does it again and again!

3D murals painted on the sides of buildings by Trompe L'oeil
 (trick-of-the-eye) artist John Pugh:

Main Street, Los Gatos , California.
Even the woman peering into the ruin is part of the mural.
Taylor Hall, California State University , Chico , California .
The Doric-style columns are actually nothing but paint.
Honolulu, Hawaii. This mural took two months of studio work to plan and another six months to execute with the help of 11 other artists. Featured are Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands , and Duke Kahanamoku, the ultimate father of surfing. Even the stairs and of course, the sightseers, are part of the mural. Hard to believe this isn't 3-D. Check out the wave at the top. The fake skylight. Wow!

This mural at the Cafe Trompe L'oeil, San Jose, California , is entitled "Art Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating Life."This customer doesn't leave at closing time. And, there is no doorway or stairs to go through or climb... and the statue never needs dusting.
Twenty-nine Palms, California . Valentine the bull and a patient buzzard are waiting for the artist to awake. No way... yep, way. This is all painting. Check along the base of the wall and you can see the seam between the vertical wall and the paved parking lot. How real can it get. Just outstanding.

Looks like a nice spot to rest your weary feet on a sidewalk in front of the Sarasota County Health Center, Florida.
Bay in a Bottle, Santa Cruz , California .. The passerby is part of the mural.

"Slowin' Down to Take a Look" in Winslow , Arizona .. Included, of course, is "a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me."
Artist John Pugh
Some say he has a screw loose-don't you wish you did too.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What is my Style?

I'm joining Courtney and Kimberly
for "Pinning".

This weeks theme: This is My Style

Jeans, jeans, jeans

They're about all I wear and have worn for more years than I care to count.
I got to the point where jeans and a T-shirt was my daily outfit.
Let's face it, with raising 4 kiddos, what you look like comes in last
and it gets to be a habit.
It's what I was comfortable in..who I was.
A rut if you will.

This could be me in my 20's

My life has changed drastically in the last year.
Going through a divorce after 37 yrs sure makes you stop 
and think of who you are.

Now I'm way past my 20's, but still like my jeans.
But I would like to change from a 'thrown together' look to a more 'put together' look....
sans the hand me down t-shirts.. 

These out fits are so cute!

And one thing I want to get back is doing my nails on a regular basis.
I used to always do my own...but priorities changed.
Now nails have sure come along way since then.
Love this!

Maybe after I lose all this divorce stress weight I could even wear something like these.

So fun and carefree..
carefree, isn't that a wonderful word?

So I guess this post has turned out about what I would like my style to become,
not what it is.
It's a process and I will get there.

The Power of Vitamin C

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Similar to "Who's on First"!

Unemployment Definition

Abbott and Costello -- the government hasn't changed....

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It's 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 9%...

COSTELLO: Wait a minute. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work, can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down.. That's how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don't want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?

COSTELLO: That would be frightening.
ABBOTT: Absolutely.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means they're two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.

OSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an economist.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!

And now you know why Obama's unemployment figures are improving!

What's New?

I've been working a a few things...
figuring out a way to use my old eyeglass lenses.

Here are a couple of necklaces I've made.

 Norval the fish from Dr Seuss
I wanted the backs to look finished so
 I covered them with sheet music and cut out words.
This one has 'Good fun'

A Mermaid with danglies one this one.
'Simple Beauty' on the back

With the unseasonably warm weather we've been having my mind turns to Spring,
and with that Nests :)

Here's one in a baby shoe.
Embellished with a muslin tie, soft feathers and vintage buttons.

I'm joining:

Etsy Cottage Style

God's Sense of Humor

While creating wives, God promised men that good and obedient

wives would be found in all corners of the world.

And then He made the earth ROUND !


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