Let the records play

Tonight my youngest and I hung out together. We went out and bought one of these!

He's been collecting albums lately - a few he purchased at the flea market yesterday. We're listening to Jim Croce right now as I type this. He of course loves to change the speed on the record player so that it sounds like Alvin and the Chipmunks! He's my tie dying, retro dressing, running guy! He also would not let me stop at Sonic tonight for dessert...

Tomorrow night my hubby and I are going to see Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at the Hollywood Bowl! I'm so excited - I have never been to this venue before. We have seen Eric perform 3 times and he is really awesome. Have a great week!



Why do the weekends just fly by in no time at all? Ours was sure packed with fun though! Saturday morning I "trashed" with a friend. I only bought a few things, a really great old window, 2 white wooden doll chairs, a vintage looking camp light fitted with a chandelier bulb and wired ready-to-go and that was it for me. That evening we joined friends at our lake - here was our view below - it's just so gorgeous to sit down there with a glass of wine and the company of good friends.

We were entertained by trumpeter Chris Botti. He was a very gracious performer here he is pictured above with Sting. He has performed with some of the best musicians and artists.

Sunday morning we slept in a bit and then took the boys to the flea market in Tustin. My youngest was looking for old albums and he came home with quite an assortment; Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jim Croce, George Harrison, Jefferson Airplane and Donovan. He was quite pleased and is now on the hunt for a record player - I know he'll find one! Our oldest was interested in rosary beads. He found the one pictured below and I also bought one from one of my favorite dealers - it's still in my bag - pictures later. We then enjoyed a delicious brunch up the road at Zov's Bistro. Banana pancakes, feta and tomato omelette's and their wonderful hash brown cakes! This little guy is just waiting for his pancakes with warm maple syrup!
This afternoon we headed over to the Dunmore Lodge to honor our good friends Tom & Jean for their 50th anniversary! Their son and daughter in law hosted a Murder Mystery party. It was really well done and when we arrived we were greeted by Adam our valetHere is Tom, with the beard aka the Senator who was murdered at the lodge. It was wonderful to celebrate this occasion with two very special people - Congratulations Tom & Jean!Weekends are so wonderful - why can't they last just a little longer?


Bounce This Along!

The US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen..

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the lose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.
20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.
22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe lovebugs off easily with the wet Bounce.



We're celebrating this weekend - the Class of 2009! Two very awesome young girls graduated Thursday night and we're celebrating them this weekend. Two of my besties in the world are celebrating each of their oldest daughters accomplishments - they are so very proud.
These girls have talent, passion, drive and the wonderful lessons that their parents and family's have taught them. I know that they will be successful in the next chapters of their lives. Going off to college and taking with them wonderful memories of growing up in our neighborhood.

Last night my friend and I made the tissue paper pom poms like the one's shown above for the graduates celebration this afternoon. Ours were in hues of "Tiffany Blue". They were so much fun to make - addicting really! I also made a sweet banner for the honoree (I'll try to snap a pic later at the party)


So the week started off with me plunking down lot's and lot's of $$ for these...
They'll be delivered next week. I sure hope that they fold my laundry and put it all away for me - they should for all the money I'm spending.

No I did not buy this machine...but I did go in this morning for my annual mammogram. Geeze I really try not to watch what's going on but mercy me! Done for another year and I count my lucky stars each year for a phone call with good news!

Friday night we went to Newport Beach for the Jazz at the Beach and listened to the sounds of Al Jarreau. It was a real treat to hear him and he sang many of our favorites. He's getting up in years but is still a wonderful entertainer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Farm Chicks Show Weekend!

I was not there…in Spokane…shopping…meeting wonderful people…trying to figure out how to get purchases back to So Cal… I was not at the Farm Chicks Show

This is where I was!
The Mission Viejo Relay for Life at Saddleback College. Over 1,000 people, over 100 Cancer Survivors, 24 hours of non-stop activity, over $160,000 raised for the American Cancer Society. I partnered with wonderful ladies; Pat, Kathy, Jill and her Girl Scout Troop to serve our Cancer Survivors a fabulous brunch. Until next year…
If that was not enough we then headed South Sunday morning to Camp Pendleton to watch our youngest (he’s almost 15) participate in the annual Mud Run. 6 miles, mud, swamps and lot’s of laughs! He ran with two of his cross country coaches and two Trabuco alumni in the 6 mile race. You need to meet your teammates prior to crossing the finish line and cross together. Out of all the teams Nick finished 3rd with two of his mates. His time was 47 minutes. They waited for the others to finish and then all crossed together. They are already planning for next year’s race. I hope that next year’s Farm Chick’s Show does not conflict with either of these events and if they don’t I’ll be in Spokane!