Saturday, October 27, 2012

the Saturday morning post!

good morning, beautiful(s)!
this will be my last post for October!

i  am experiencing some issues with the
computer that i am retiring. there is some corrupt action going on.
 (i hope that i haven't lost all my photographs.)

i am enjoying the Creatively Made Home e-Course .

we have a weekend sans commitments, so... i'm pumping up the volume on the radio!

i am ready to clean, purge, and organize and wrap those 
parcels that have been waiting in the wings to post!

since i cannot upload any of my personal photographs from my old
computer right now, i have grabbed this fun little image from the past!

  remember Picnik?  

they had the cutest little "skellies" that haunted our chandie last year!

{i'll be buy to visit and comment while i take this break from posting!}

Thursday, October 25, 2012

this morning, the farm table holds what i did last night!

a couple weeks ago, i received my copy of

Small Plates and Sweet Treats!

i have followed Cannelle et Vanille for about 2 years.
 i was keeping an eye on the blog for an announcement of a book tour. 
much to my surprise, Seattle was Aran's second stop! 

little did i know that i would stumble upon the most charming 
cookbook store! Book Larder celebrated it's one year anniversary 
this month. if you love cook books this is cook book heaven!

Aran spoke, and answered questions for about an hour. 
as we finished the discussion,  each attendee was given a 
small plate that held a sweet treat!
her apple, yogurt & olive oil upside-cake was divine!

Aran's book is a true life labor of  love. 

she was so open and cordial as she greeted her guests and
blog followers. i watched and listened as she sought common
ground with each person that approached her. 

while i was in line, i met and visited with some wonderful woman.
at one point i felt that i recognized one of the woman in the room.
i mustered up some courage, and walked up to her...

are you Kimberly?


let me preface this by saying before tonight, i had never met anyone
from bloggy land. Kimberly was a delight! she gave me a big hug.

we talked about the Creatively Made Home e-course and 
shared interesting places to visit in our locale. 

Kim noticed my camera...
she said, "Lynne, did you get a picture with Aran?"
i said, "no."  she said, " you will regret it!" 

"let me take a picture!"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

one year later...the monthly pink post...

how can we lose when we have sweet faces
like Lindsay and Callaway out running for the cure?
~ sweetly captured very early Sunday morning, 10-21-12 ~
{ you guys!}

it's been a year since i started the monthly pink post reminder.

i try to take a subtle approach by featuring pretty images

from my pink ribbon Pinterest board.

since it's October, and breast cancer awareness month,
i chose to go with a "pretty & sweet"... in your face!

don't forget to check on the girls!

ask your doctor when you should have your first baseline 

mammogram.  (the radiologist had been watching a lateral

scar on my left side for nine years. they saw a tiny change, way

before i could ever have detected it!)  saved my life!

it's why i am here, lovin' on everybody that i love three years later!

while i pin onto my pink board, i dream of a cure and i dream

of lives saved every day.  i pin pink for all of us!


Monday, October 22, 2012

random takes on the old block!

i remember my "old school" block prints ...
and printing at school with my children. find the basics here.

 traditional hand carved teak blocks from India have inspired trends.


Apartment Therapy


Ballard Designs

i love Miss Mustard Seed's logo.  wouldn't it make a pretty
repetitive print? maybe Marion will jump into textiles one day.

you can make your own scrapbook sheets
on Picmonkey using a fabric image background
and their floral feature. i was inspired by this
cute little spice filled canning jar.


William Sonoma

i found this simple tutorial from Centsational Girl,
no carving involved.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

yesterday, on the smurf turf...

thanks to Facebook and an awesome pho-tog at KTVB, 
 i have some new pics of my son, Jay at work.

he's the one with the cool shoes.
 sometimes,when he's shoe shopping, i'll receive a random photo with text...
"hey Ma, what do you think of these?"

i miss him every day.
if he was home right this minute...(it's 7:47 am PST), i will have made him biscuits and gravy or cinnamon rolls and we would be sitting side by side,
on the couch, drinking Sunday coffee, watching ESPN, and talking sports.

he calls me Mama Bear, and i love it! 
...sometimes Ma for short...and i love that too.

here stands a piece of my heart on the sidelines.
he brings the Bronco's home to Boise
and to our little place here 34th street, where we

 work hard
  your dreams 
 come true