Thursday, August 28, 2014

Family Visits

It was recently pointed out to me that I haven't posted in a month.  Do you think once a month is enough to blog?  Don't answer that.  I definitely have lost my blogging mojo.  I guess I'm not sure I should be always blogging about the everydayness of life.  Most successful blogs support an artist or a business.  With that little vent, I will get on with my post.

We've had our kids visit us this summer.  Our oldest daughter and son-in-law visited us in July over her birthday.  We decided to check out the San Diego Safari Park the first day.  I could show you many, many more animal photos, but just wanted to give you a peek.




 Then we had our Australian kids join us for the weekend. Poor Sandy and Mark were buried under one of their suitcases in my little car.  
They all loved our favorite Mexican restaurant.  
 On Monday we visited the La Jolla coves northern San Diego. 
Our landlocked kids wanted to see the ocean.  

 All the kids climbed down to the beach and explored the caves.
 A friend recommended we eat lunch at the award winning Porkyland in La Jolla.  I didn't know it was a Mexican food restaurant, but BOY WAS IT DELICIOUS.  Above are my Carne Asada Tacos that HH and I shared. I can never have too much Mexican food.

 Later that day we celebrated DD1's birthday at a local winery.

Last but not least, the kids had to have In-N-Out on the way to the airport.  Kind of an unusual brunch, don't you think?  But very delicious! Stay tuned for our DD2's visit.  Hopefully I'll post that within the next month.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Art Journal Update

I realize it has been a long time since I showed you my art journal pages. Can you believe that it's late July and I'm still keeping up with it? I can't either. I really enjoy it, for the most part. Lately I haven't been loving my final pages, but it's still a fun process. Here you go. 
Challenge 21 - add floss to your page
I wanted to use this McCall pattern lady in her housecoat and thought this quote was perfect for this time in my life. Happens every day. 
These are just planner pages. I liked the way these flowers turned out with my Derwent Inktense pencils. 
Week 23-practice gratitude. I got on a roll and ran out of room. Which is a good thing. 
This is just a random page using a card I doodled a year or so ago. 

Week 24 - use an old book page. I tried my hand at Found Poetry. I didn't really know what I was doing. I want to try this again. 
Week 25 - cover your page with hearts
Another random page that just came together. I love how it turned out. 
Week 26 - add a Bible verse that inspires you. Ephesians 3:20 has been my favorite since high school. 
Week 27 - add a puzzle to your page. I used Sudoku pages from my plane trip home from visiting family. 
Week 28 - add an Instagram or tiny photo. My husband and his brothers who rarely see each other. 
Week 30- SMASH style. Items from our kids visit to California. 
Week 31- add a pocket. Again I used a doodle from way back. 
A random page to remember a hymn we sang on Sunday with one of my IG pictures. 
After 6 months I finally got the nerve to paint the cover of my journal. It's kind of fun. 
THE END

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Verse Three


We sang this song this morning. It's pretty powerful stuff. 
Don't forget this during your week.  
Happy Sunday. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wanderlust

 I woke up Friday to this lovely, foggy view. 
The day started with another fun antique outing.  This time they used a travel theme.  I've really got to move my stack of suitcases tomorrow.  Wouldn't they be perfect with my globes, bus route sign and travel pictures?

 Pretty in pink.
 I wish I could've captured how beautiful this gown was.  It is sitting inside a MASSIVE armoir.  They've placed the mirrored doors inside and hung a little chandelier inside.  It was stunning, but very difficult to photograph with a phone.
 I loved this little Paris crown, but didn't need it.  
A couple of other crowns I looked at were E X P E N S I V E.  Who needs a crown anyway?  
 If you have a media room, this would be a great addition. I'm pretty sure my Papaw had one of these.

 Look at this beautiful collection of windows! The chandelier isn't too bad either.
Somebody bought the two arched ones while I was standing there.  
I only went home with these two yo-yos.  Silly, I know.  I use to love playing with yo-yos  Did you?

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