Trick or Treat!

The chili is bubbling on the stove top and the corn bread is in the oven. We are ready to great the little ghosts and goblins with sweets. Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!


Look Mom No Shoes!

Imagine my surprise last weekend when Nick crossed the finish line....

in his socks! I had been snapping pictures and cheering him on the whole race and never noticed that for the first two miles he was running in one shoe...

and that for the last mile he ran only in socks....his time was still incredible...the blisters are still there...what a guy he is!



These are the cute little globes that my sister painted. Mine is unpacked and out on display. I love these!


If people would just start by saying "it's fun," when it seems hard; "I'm happy," when they seem sad; and "I know," when it seems as if they don't, they'd finally discover that it really is, they really are, and they always have.


Flea Market Find

My husband and I have been searching for the perfect Farmhouse Table. We have been to the flea markets, various antique malls, etc. Well, a few weeks ago we spotted a table at the Irvine Flea Market. It included 2 benches and 2 chairs but the problem was all I really wanted was the table, you see I already have several vintage bistro chairs that I plan to use at the table. We thought about the table and decided that we would continue through the next few aisles and see if anything else caught our eye before spending $$$ on this table. I could always re-sell the benches and chairs.

As we rounded the corner of the last aisle we spotted this beauty! The ladies that sold it to us were delightful and it was a real bargain - 1/2 the price of the table we saw earlier! Stop by Flea Market Style for "I'm A Flea Marketeer Party" and share your flea market finds - this is my latest treasure! We love it so much that we have moved it into our French Country Kitchen


Off to the Races!

Just a quick post this morning, I'm sitting here listening to the birds chirp at 6am
on a Saturday. Hubby is with friends this weekend - they will cheer on their favorite team at Lambeau field tomorrow in Green Bay, WI! Our youngest is running this morning at OC Champs, he's running varsity today, his coach gave him his varsity uniform yesterday...he's nervous...we're so proud of him, he's a sophomore you know and our "baby". Here he is last weekend finishing 5th for the varsity race in Huntington Beach. It's going to be in the 80's this weekend in So Cal - hard to believe it's the middle of October. I plan to do some comfort food cooking this weekend, read a magazine or two and hang out with my boys - who am I kidding? My teenagers don't want to hang out with me! My oldest is still snoozing in his room and will be for several hours more I am sure - lucky guy! Enjoy your weekend everyone - it's going to be a great one.



My Etsy is finally on-line. Just a few things listed today and many more to come. Please check the shop often, more goodies will be listed daily.

Small things

Appreciating the small things...I’m certain that I don’t do this enough. I realized this even more as I watched Stephanie Nielson’s appearance on Oprah last night when I got home and I was very moved…who was not? I have been following her blog for a little bit now and she and her husband are truly amazing. Her struggle to recover from the plane crash that left most of her body badly burned and the heartache she endured over her children’s feelings towards her drastic change in appearance really got to me. A woman from So Cal spent a day with Stephanie on the premise that this woman felt that her life of being a homemaker was very mundane, play dough made her sick and she hated making school lunches, blah, blah, blah. I’m a working mom and if I could turn back the clock I probably would have tried to make it work financially for me to stay home with my kids but we can’t turn back the clock and it's such a waste of time to have regrets. One thing that I can do is enjoy what my son’s are interested in; running and hip hop music. I’m not a runner anymore and could not possibly keep up with my 15 year olds 5 minute mile pace but I can be an enthusiastic spectator at his cross country meets and take lot’s of photos of him and his friends. I honestly hate to miss a race because I know that there may not be many left should he choose at some point to stop (please don’t Nick – you’re an awesome runner and I love to watch you, you make it look so easy).

I’m not a rapper either but I can support my 16 year olds dream to record music, write lyrics and perform. You’re a very talented boy and I think you will go far, keep following your dreams.

Have you noticed, that the more you hurry, the slower you go?

The more you wait, the longer it takes?

The more you worry, the less you dream?

But the more you live, love, and laugh, the more you live, love, and laugh.

Have a great week - without regrets!