Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My dream car!

1951 Studebaker Commando - Green - Front Angle


I have always loved this car because of Fozzie Bear,

Some day, some day.....

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Have you ever thought about your funeral songs? I do a lot for some weird reason. You know the songs that are going to play at your funeral, the songs that represent your life and who you were.
Well SCREW THAT here are a few of mine while I am alive. These are the songs that I love, the songs that I crank up and dance like a crazy mad woman to, and or are so deep to me I cry every time, the songs that are the closest to my heart and soul.....Cat Stevens If you want to sing out

Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine (I liked this puppet singing better than the original video)

Flamming Lips Do You Realize

Sigur Ros Saeglopur (This video is a little intense for some people)

These songs are not meant to be seen in a video, but felt from the heart. If you decide to play along close your eyes, crank it up, and just feel the music.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

80 Years

It was my Grandmother's 80th Birthday recently. I only wish to be as spry when I am 80 years old.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thank You

Yeah I have been blogged again and and treasured on etsy. Thank you oldbagvintage andHowardsHome .

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The bees are talking


Recently a huge swarm of bees landed at my dad's house. They hung out for a few days before he called Shultz bee removal to ask what to do. Shultz said the bees landed there to talk about where to put their bee hive and that they would leave in a few days. That didn't happen, so Shultz came out to remove them and place them elsewhere. It was very quick and harmless to the bees. But of course before they came, being the weird bug lover that I am I had to get in there and get some pictures of this very cool sight.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

He did it!!!


My little brother graduated today!!! Yeah Grant!!!!
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Oh yeah and being the fun sister that I am I had to embarrass him, so I bought his friends and our family silly string to cover him in. Hee, hee, it was great!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Finishing Grandma's project

I found these in a garage sale pile that was going out after our grandmother was put into a nursing home.
I thought the fabric was so cool, so I saved them to someday finish. That was only a few years back, he, he.
Well one of them has now been finished, by my friend at Shooting Starz Home Decor, yeah and I love it! The fabric is a linen with wool crewel embroidery and you can find vintage crewel for about $80 a yard. Holy cow!
I love finding treasures like these.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Surprise Stimulus

Today I was taking pictures of an item I was going to put up in my etsy shop, when I found a little surprise inside.

A small envelope fell out. I felt the envelope and thought it feels like money, no way can it be money, well it sure was money. Not a whole lot of money, but it definitely put a smile on my face.
Thanks to the little old lady who forgot where she put her stash.

In the spirit of pay it forward I am sending the person who buys the suitcase some of this fun surprise.

Monday, February 16, 2009


We finally got Jaden up to the mountains, so she could learn to snowboard. She has been dreading this day for a while now. She cried the whole morning before the lesson, because she didn't like how she looked in snow pants, and she was afraid to go snowboarding.
We put her in a half day class. When we went to get her after it was over she asked if she could stay all day. So she did. She loved it so much that the next morning she asked if she could take the class again. So she did. She obviously still needs a lot of practice, but it's cool to see her so proud of herself, and to see her love something she thought she was going to hate.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Vintage find

This just might be my favorite vintage find so far. I did put it in my Etsy shop, but if I need to make a cake soon, it will be mine.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Spread the word about CPSIA

As parents and concerned citizens I’m sure most of us at one time or another have been confronted with the question of lead poisoning. But have you asked yourself what your government is doing to protect your children from lead contained in toys? The answer? They're banning toys, taking books from schools and libraries, hurting low income families, killing entrepreneurial spirit and risking putting the economy in an even greater depression than we've seen in decades. I'd like to introduce you to their solution: the CPSIA.

Do you know about the CPSIA? No? Then I ask you to take a few minutes to find out about it.

The CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new set of laws that will come into effect on 10 February, 2009 and will impact many, many people in a negative way. Make no mistake, this is very real. View it for yourself. If Forbes, the American Library Association and numerous other media are paying attention, perhaps you should too.

How will these new laws affect you? Well, here are a few examples:

To the Parents of Young Students:
Due to the new law, expect to see the cost of school supplies sky rocket. While those paper clips weren't originally intended for your student to use, they will need to be tested now that your 11-year-old needs them for his school project. This law applies to any and all school supplies (textbooks, pencils, crayons, paper, etc.) being used by children under 12.

To the Avid Reader:
Due to the new law, all children's books will be pulled from library and school shelves, as there is no exemption for them. That’s okay though, there's always television. Our children don’t need to learn the love of reading after all.
Article from the American Library Association

To the Lover of All Things Handmade:
Due to the new law, you will now be given a cotton ball and an instruction manual so you can make it yourself since that blanket you originally had your eye on for $50 will now cost you around $1,000 after it's passed testing. It won't even be the one-of-a-kind blanket you were hoping for. Items are destroyed in the testing process making one-of-a-kind items virtually impossible. So that gorgeous hand-knit hat you bought your child this past winter won’t be available next winter.

To the Environmentalist:
Due to the new law, all items in non-compliance will now be dumped into our already overflowing landfills. Imagine not just products from the small business owners, but the Big Box Stores as well. You can't sell it so you must toss it. Or be potentially sued for selling it. You can't even give them away. If you are caught, it is still a violation.

To the Second-Hand Shopper:
Due to the new law, you will now need to spend $20 for that brand new pair of jeans for your 2-year old, rather than shop at the Goodwill for second hand. Many resale shops are eliminating children's items all together to avoid future lawsuits.

To the Entrepreneur:
Due to this new law, you will be forced to adhere to strict testing of your unique products or discontinue to make and/or sell them. Small businesses will be likely to be unable to afford the cost of testing and be forced to close up shop. Due to the current economic state, you'll have to hope for the best when it comes to finding a new job in Corporate America.

To the Antique Toy Collector:
Due to the new law, you'd better start buying now because it's all going to private collection and will no longer be available to purchase. “Because the new rules apply retroactively, toys and clothes already on the shelf will have to be thrown out if they aren't certified as safe.”

To the American Economy:
Already struggling under an economy that hasn’t been this weak in decades, the American economy will be hit harder with the inevitable loss of jobs and revenues from suppliers, small businesses and consumers. The required testing is far too costly and restrictive for small businesses or individuals to undertake.

To the Worldwide Economy:
Due to this new law, many foreign manufacturers have already pulled out of the US market. You can imagine the impact of this on their businesses.

If you think this is exaggerating, here is a recent article from Forbes

And for those of you prepared to be stupefied and boggled, The New Law

Did you know? If this upsets or alarms you, please react.

(Thank you chichiboulie from Etsy for this blog post)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Inspired by Wendy

This Christmas our whole family received very beautiful handmade gifts from my cousin Wendy. I thought it was such a cool idea, that it inspired me to make some homemade gifts for Jaden's teachers.

These coffee cozy's are unfortunately not my invention, but I thought they were a great idea for a nice gift. You can find the pattern all over the web, but I didn't care for the one's that I found so I made up my own.
I'd tell you the pattern but really all I did was find a yarn I liked, #4 needles, casted on 20 stitches and knitted until I thought it would fit. The teachers loved them and said they have already been using them. Thanks Wendy for your inspiring ways.