Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Birthday KC Tom

Your little friend here would like to wish you Happy Birthday. For those of you who dont know about KC Toms love of these fluffy little things, feel free to read his comment in the comment section of this post.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Here comes the sun

The sun is shinning here and it is about time. One thing that I love about Florida is the sunshine. It has been missing for a few days and it is back. The nice warm rays heating us up feels so good. We have had a cool spell and the heat from the sun is welcome... at least for now. (Did I say I love something about Florida? Wow!)

****also...for those of you who call from time to time the screen on my cell phone is broken and I can not see who called or get my messages so don't think I am not calling you back because I don't like you. I can't tell you called or get your messages.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Dotee Doll

I made my first Dotee Doll last night. Dot from Australia is the creator of these lovely little dolls that are taking over the world. They are small, simple and fun to make. Paige even made one. Here is the Dotee Doll tutorial if you would like to make one. They are very whimsical little dolls that seem to make people smile.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


The RV show has been on the top of Stacy's list for awhile, we finally made it there this weekend. I really don't see a need to go I already know what I want and it seems pointless to look at everything else when you should get the best designed camper out there, and besides that it is cute!

It is so inviting.

"Why did I let her go into that Airstream?"  "Now, I won't be able to get a manly camper."  "Yes dear, I know its cute."

"There is not enough room, where would I put my big screen TV?"

I knew he would like this one.  Look he gave me the thumbs up.  Not Cute!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake

We went to a RV show this weekend and Stacy gave in and stopped at Parksdale Farm. The line was very long but moved very fast, I am glad that Heidi told me that because Stacy saw the line and wanted to leave. The ladies taking the orders make sure the line moved quickly by yelling: "Next in line." "Do you know what you want?" "Next in line." The strawberry shortcake was great but the kitsch of the place was even better. I wish I had gotten a photo of the 95 year old lady doing the books in the office using a pencil and a ledger, no computer here, this place was old school.

The line was this long when we got there and still this long when we left.

I know he is thinking.."Don't look at her and maybe she will put the camera down...I am not sitting on that Strawberry throne..I don't care what she says I am not going to be the Strawberry Prince...Why did I get her that camera? Why?"

I don't know why Stacy would not sit on the throne and wear a crown. He would not make eye contact with me when he saw the throne. Poor guy I ask so much of him.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Drink out of a bowl?

Crusty drink out of a bowl? Why would she do that when a nice fresh glass of water is placed on a night stand for her every night? Warning to all over night guests: Cover your water.

Such a Nice Kitty!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Not now, maybe later...

The pin is in two parts. One is hidden inside the other.

I bought this little pin for a friend a few weeks ago with the intentions of sending it to her for Christmas. It is made by textile artist, Sara Lechner who lives in Mank, Austria. I am having a hard time parting with it. I bought a frame for it and for the most part have the box ready to go but I can't seem to let it go. Maybe in a few days or weeks. Maybe I will just send a card...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Driving on water ~ Diving in water

Here are some interesting photos my sister in law Lisa took. They had an exciting day watching a truck getting pulled out of the lake by their house.

It took over 4 hours for them to remove the truck and 30 guys to stand around and watch. What else is their to do on a Sunday afternoon in Upper Wisconsin. Gosh I miss it.

We lived on a lake growing up and it was fun to see what people would do when the lake froze over. We had the guy who would ski behind a car. Then our neighbors Ice house would get hit once or twice a winter. You always had some drunk guys driving around and getting stuck in a snow drift on the ice. And two kids that drove their motorcycles across the lake to see their cousin. Hmmm who would that be?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Missing the Snow!

I love that my friend Leisa updates her stores' blog and adds a few photos that she knows I will love. The 12 to 15 inches of snow they got a week ago is so beautiful and makes me green with envy.

So while they are enjoying the wonderful winter white, I thought I would add a few photos to my blog to share a few things we have here to enjoy in January.

It will be a few months before you get to enjoy these. The photos were taken today in my front yard.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Stacy and Paige had a project today. A new chandelier from IKEA to add light to Paige's room. It always has been a dark room, there is not an overhead light in the center of the room like the rest of the house. I wanted to get this for her before christmas but it was sold out every time I went. For $17.00 I can understand why. Stacy was complaining that we were just going to hang it without finding the stud to hang it from. Paige is reacting in this photo from his ranting.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tape, Tape and more Tape

We finally had a few down minutes where we felt like being productive. We wanted to add stripes or something to the walls of Paige's room but have put it off for a few months. Well I started to tape then thought Paige might think it was fun, I really worked hard at selling it as a fun thing to do and it worked. I got her to do most of the taping.

Then Stacy got home and it became a whole family project.

Even Crusty got involved. Well at least we got her tail involved with the taping part.

We got it done fast not much to paint really. The bad thing was the tape did not stick well and we had a lot of paint bleeding under the tape onto the wall where we did not want it. We were puzzled because we have done this before with great results. Oh well, I guess we will touch it up and call it a day...or leave it and call it rustic.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New years day

I can think of a million things I would rather do than spend the first day of the year at a football game, but Stacy loves football and we have been given great tickets every year since we moved here to Florida. This year was not excption, we got to go to the Capitol one bowl game fromerly know as the Citrus Bowl Game. The seats are great 50 yard line Row K seats 17 - 20 two seats on the left of the 50 yard line and two seats on the right. So close that my small zoom lens takes great photos of football action that I will never use. However the bright spot in all this, we get to go to this place before the game starts.

I love this place. It is bad that I don't even know the name of it but I love the decor. I don't know what that says about me but I love it. Love the animal print and the lounge feeling. What a great place.