Friday, September 30, 2011

Lighting Up Our Beaches

For the last couple of days our beaches have been lighting up at night...

Video from YouTube.

Isn't it cool? There has been a strong red tide here in San Diego this past week which is what this is... The red tide is a discoloration of seawater caused by a bloom of tiny organisms known as red dinoflagellates – And if I understand correctly when these tiny little creatures become agitated they light up through a phenomenon known as bioluminescence. Amazing! Just thought I'd share.

Wishing everyone a phenomenal weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monogrammed Delight

Hi Everyone!

I have been busy, again, making picking pumpkins at the oh sew special pumpkin patch. Just wanted to share my new embroidered monogram pumpkin.

Love the cinnamon stick for a stem.

You can find some at my Etsy shop...And you can get it personalized with your very own initial.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today.
A very happy Wednesday to you all.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cookie's New Sweater

Momma: "Hey Cookie look what Momma crocheted for you...Here, let me put it on...Ooooh, soooo cuuuuute. Picture time!"

Cookie: "But Momma I was taking a nap..."
Momma: "Oh, you look soooo adowable." **Snap**

Cookie: "Can I go back to my napping? Pleeeeese!"

Momma: "No, no, no...sit up Momma your new sweater." **Snap**

Cookie: "Now can I go back to my nap?"

Momma: "Okay, but one more picture." **Snap**
Cookie: "Thank you Momma, and thank you for my new sweater, I love it."

Wishing everyone a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, September 23, 2011


Hi Everyone!

The other day I came across on the net a picture that totally blew me away...I was intrigued and had to know how it was done. They are know as cinemagraphs...They are a combination of still images and animation, created with some video footage and the Photoshop CS5 program.

I just had to share some cinemagraphs I found by photographer Jamie Beck...Hope you enjoy.

Aren't they amazing?...I'd just love to make my own...Now if I can only get my little hands on this Photoshop CS5 program.

Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Oh Sew Special Pumpkin Patch

I've been busy making picking pumpkins at an oh sew special pumpkin patch ;-)
Sew many to "pick" from. These are the ones I got last week and this week I plan to make pick some more.
There are small ones.

There are stackable ones.

And there are large ones too.

These ones and....

this one I made a couple of years back.
And now they adorn my coffee table...

a side table and...

my sideboard.

Hmmm, now I think I need some more for my dining room. So off I go to the oh sew special pumpkin patch...(my sewing machine area). Hee, hee, hee.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.
3 more days until Autumn is officially here...Yay!

Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's Looking A Lot Like Fall

Although officially autumn doesn't begin for a few more days....It it definitely starting to look like fall at our petite cottage.

I just love the beautiful colors of fall.

Today I decorated my living room sideboard.

Sweet little birdies always seem to find their way onto my vignettes. I just love birdies!

And how about you? Do you decorate for the autumn season too?

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.
Hope you come again soon.
Wishing you a beautiful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Small, Easy And Quick Project

I've been itchin' to work on a project, but it's been too hot, hotter than it's been all summer, to do much of anything. Worse part about it is that our petite cottage has no centralize air...Eeek, I know! But we do have several fans working overtime and we're not the only ones. I guess we all have been running our air conditioners and fans so much that we must have blown something. Yesterday, a big part of California along with parts of Baja California and Arizona had a blackout that lasted almost 8 hours... Eeek, I know! We've gotten our electricity back here already, but not sure if other parts that were affect have theirs yet.

Anyway, just before the blackout I was able to bare the heat long enough to work on this small, easy and quick project...just to calm that itchin' a bit...Hee, hee, hee.

Inspired by this graphic I designed for my blog a long, long time ago I came up with this...

I used a cutout version of the graphic (Bird silhouette, seen above) as a stencil.

Then I filled in the design with some black acrylic paint. Pretty easy huh? There are probably other methods you can use to accomplish this same look, this is the one I decided to use because I already had the cutout of the silhouette.

After the paint was completely dry I ironed it to set it in and then sewed my little heart away to make this cute little pillow. What do you think?

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
Here's hoping for no more blackouts...:-)

Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I'm almost sure I've mentioned once or twice before that I am a devout chocoholic....I LOVE THE STUFF!!! But did you know there was one other candy that I love as much as chocolate?

It's hot, spicy, sweet and yum, yum, yum, scrumpdiddlyumptious.....

Mexican Hot Candy...

Some of my favorites are spicy tamarind ball candy..."Pulpa Rindin"

And chile powder candy..."Pica-Oh" made with sugar, salt and chile powder...Yummo

What about you? Do you have a favorite candy?

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Beautiful Rain

What a beautiful way to begin the new week...Raining....I just love the rain.

And what a perfect way to end our last day of summer vacation...Raining...It's been raining all day and into the evening.

(My favorite umbrella)

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

And wishing everyone a wonderful new week.

A heartfelt thank you to all who left such sweet, caring and kind comments for me on my last post...You have lifted my spirits...Much love to all.

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Great Big Hug

It's been a little tough for me this past week... But your sweet friendships and kind comments are like a great big hug to me...Thank you for making my day a little brighter.

Sending everyone a great big hug right back...

Have a wonderful weekend.