For Each New Morning With Its Light…

Gary Randall Photography

  Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Photograph by Gary Randall. Permission To Use Granted. May you have a festive, lively, efficacious, satisfying and graceful … [Read more...]

DIY: Fast, Fun & Spirited Halloween Decor…And Then Some


Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  Any fall activities? John and I traveled to Pasadena to go to the Oregon v. UCLA football game – and watch a great win. Aside from our flight being delayed for four hours on the way home, it was a great weekend.  We did a little bit of shopping and a lot of eating.  A quick … [Read more...]

The Outback


Last weekend, we traveled the road that leads to nowhere to get two weeks from everywhere (as they say.)  We did our annual gathering in the Oregon Outback, on the other side of the mountains.  I was planning on sharing it all earlier this week but I was still on vacation so to speak. The “family camping compound” … [Read more...]

I’m Making A Mental Move For Summer


TGIF! I hope you all have started your summer vacation off on the right foot.   I decided to take a little break as you may have noticed. But I’ve been busy: I have been working at the store and getting the new inventory stocked… Watching a lot of baseball… Working on projects… Planning our … [Read more...]

My New Pedestal Dining Table And Our Oregon Coast


Time gets away from us sometimes and things can become a blur.  This time of year is packed with events and obligations and we find ourselves counting the days when summer is really here.  And things can get neglected in the process.  I have had a list of to-do’s for my home for quite some time but have been unable to … [Read more...]

Hanging It All Up


Good morning!  I hope you all had a great three-day weekend.  Ours was full.  A little work.  A little play.  It was all good.  The weather was perfect.  Summer has started according to my calendar so no turning back now.  Friday, when thinking about the weekend, the months ahead and how it was necessary to my mental … [Read more...]

Kicking Off Americana, What Are Your Thoughts?

baseball gove

There is something about this time of year that makes me feel a little pensive and excited at the same time.  So many things come to an end… Baseball is winding down.  Proms have taken place over the last handful of weekends. State playoffs are underway.  Seniors are experiencing short-timer’s syndrome while younger kids … [Read more...]

A Whole Lot Of Nothin’


TGIF! I was wondering what I was going to talk about today since my efforts for a cool post fell through.  And you know, I thought I’d talk about nothing. Seinfeld did it. Why can’t I ? Yesterday, I was heading to the store to work on my paint section and got a phone call that detoured me to the emergency room. … [Read more...]

While We Are Floating Away…


Good morningI I hope you had a great weekend.  I spent it in Washington visiting family while John and Joey stayed home for baseball tryouts.  So I thought. What John was really doing was building an ark and loading the animals two by two.  After our snowstorm, the area became a flood zone.  We now have a … [Read more...]

A Needed Break & Good Tidings To All


Merry Christmas Eve Eve as my children would say. It has been quite the month so far.  The working Spirits that oversee my blogging have been trying to send me a message.  Computer problems. Winter weather. 6 day illness. It is time for a little break. My plans for December never came to fruition and … [Read more...]