Monday, October 13, 2014

A Fun Day With My Daughter Cassandra :O)

 Earlier today, Cassandra and I decided to enjoy an adventure together.  It's always fun visiting the Orange Circle in the City of Orange.  Since we live so close, we thought we would spend the day there visiting some of the antique shops and of course, having some goodies and coffee too.

Cassandra is picking up some bagels for some salmon spread at home . . . yum yum!

We also pick up some pumpkins ones too . .  Fall delicious for sure.

That's yours truly . . 

 While at the Orange Circle, we visited a wonderful shop of vintage clothing and accessories for the ladies called "Elsewhere", located right on Chapman Avenue.  Some of the items were just too pretty, beaded bags, perfume decanters and some wonderful cameos and brooches.  This shop was a real treat to visit.  Will definitely stop in again for a visit.

 A corset pin cushion  . . . would love to try to make one.  Just sweet items in this cabinet.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Roger's Gardens . . . Halloween Ready :O)

I've always wanted to visit Roger's Garden's in Corona Del Mar during the holiday season and had the opportunity to visit a couple of weeks ago, such a neat home and garden store.  Here's some pics  . . .

Rexy enjoyed sitting in these over-sized chairs . . . nicely made I may say.

I've never had a opportunity to actually see a Nicol Sayre original  . . . her work is amazing, such a talent.  It was a real treat to actually see one up close, lots of detail.

And of course, we all love Debbie Thibault collectibles . . . cute stuff for sure!

 Decorated paper goods always steal my heart . . . loving the skulls.

Vergie Lightfoot pumpkin heads  . . . love them, cool colors too, not just orange.

I personally only have one Christopher Radko Christmas ornament . . . here's a pic of his Halloween collection.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Little Bit More Spooky Around Here

I'm have always enjoyed the holidays  .  .  my kids aka my adult kids are way to big to enjoy them anymore, they're all too busy with their own lives now.  Pulling out my decorations always brings me some "happy" and I absolutely look forward to it every year.  Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Fall season.  Blessings! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spooky Peek . . . Halloween Decorations

Starting to get a little spooky around the house here . . . thought I would give you a little peek!

Adding Something New

Lately, I've been helping Rexy fix up his place, we decided to add some lattice to his front yard in one of his flower beds, hoping to dress up the front a little bit.  Instead of using the traditional stuff at the local hardware store, we decided to create and build our own.  We actually used masonry steel grid instead of lattice along with a wooden frame.  We loved the way they turned out.  We added two Bougainvillea
plants, Gold King (orange rust color) and California Gold (yellow gold color), just too pretty.  Now to see if the plants take well to this tough soil.  Hoping for the best.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Special Times . . . Sometimes Needed Too

My cousin Cindy is down from San Jose visiting and staying with me and the family.  Last Sunday Cindy, Cassandra and I decided to meet and visit my cousin Elaine in Culver City.  Elaine loves to entertain and of course, prepared us a wonderful brunch at her beautiful home. The food was amazing . . . yum yum. It was so much fun to catch up with my family and laugh.  As cousins growing up together, its always easy to make fun of each other too, all good for sure.  Will definitely be doing this more often, life is allowing me the time now.  My pics start with my beautiful daughter Cassandra . . .

Cindy, Elaine and me :O)

"And now these three remain; faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love" . . . 1 Corinthians 13:13

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Praising Is Always Good

"Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy.  The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song" . . .  Psalm 28:6-7