Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grocery Store Flowers

Store bought flowers

It’s seems like the flowers have been pretty good at the store this summer. I grabbed a bunch at Trader Joe’s and filled two vases decently. The lillies were so large and fragrant and the sunflowers were so vibrant I couldn’t pass them up. I also grabbed a new basil plant. This is the third…

Beach Day

Laguna sunset

A beach day- I need one! When Gussy sent her link up inspiration for today I thought I’d get to the beach and get some good pics. It didn’t happen, so I pulled a few of my recent pictures and now I’ve figured out I need more. My favorite days at the beach are always…

Even in Vegas

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So even in Vegas there are things to look at and inspire you although I wouldn’t say people come here for that reason…

Huh?

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We got in last night from 5 days in Vegas, I’m worn out and everything smells like smoke but we went with a purpose:)… My in-laws were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, a second marriage for both. So the Brady Brunch (she had 3 girls and he had 3 boys) brought spouses and met in…

Inspiration

Inspiration

So the Gussy link up today(hello if your visiting from Gussy)is “name your inspiration”. I get inspired from everything; color, nature, other artists- well who knows when it will hit! I just know when it does I need to capture it some way, a quick sketch and few notes on whatever is close by. Now…

Pop

Soda

It looks like the week of sugar…well maybe a little. We took the kids to Rocket Fizz and they picked out sodas. Rocket Fizz has rows and rows of small local sodas, old fashioned sodas and all kinds of hard to find candies that you may have had growing up. I picked a really good…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I tried this recipe out over the weekend. When I have a bunch of kids hanging out it gives me the perfect excuse to indulge, I mean treat the kids to something sweet :) It’s a good recipe the cookies are crunchy around the edges and airy in the middle. I wouldn’t say they are…

Disney

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We got to get away for some Disney fun. My husband and I took our daughter, nephew & family friend who is visiting from Spain. It’s always a good day! I have had so many adults tell me they don’t get it, they don’t enjoy it and they feel put out if they have to…

Summer Grilling

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One thing we like to do so we don’t heat up the kitchen in the summer is pizza on the grill. It’s super easy and fast no need to worry. I put olive oil on a sheet pan spread out the dough (here it’s Trader Joes) brush the top with a little oil too. Next…

Sunshine

Sunshine

Hello if you’re linking in from Gussy! If you’re not, you can take a look today’s sunshine inspiration link here. So sunshine had me thinking of one of California’s most lovely things, our sunny sunny days. The pics I choose are citrus trees, roses ( this rose is my favorite it’s ancient -it reminds me…