Monday, November 30, 2009

The Quote I LOVE....



Cyber Monday

I found this great site for Cyber Monday!
links and check out codes for
all you online shopper!
HAPPY SHOPPING!

New York State of Mind!

Its official...
Less than a month till were off to
NYC for NYE!!!
I couldn't help looking at photos last night
and trying to get ideas of things to do!
Were going to see the Brooklyn Bridge

Take a ferry ride to Staten Island and
see the Statue of Liberty

watch all the crazy cab drivers
and maybe take a ride

ride the Subway

go to the top of the Rock
and look at Central Park

OH, and Times Square....

Where the BALL will drop!!

and we will smooch in the New Year

2010

We have a few other places we want to see
and visit but would love other ideas and suggestions!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Favorite Fridays!

This week's pick is Mrs Meyer's Cleaning products!
I love everything about this product
The smell, the cleaning power and
the integrity of the company!
{click here to read more about the products}



My favorite scent is Geranium
I have used the dish soap, counter spray,
liquid hand soap, bar soap and the candles!


click here for Mrs Myer's Products

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What I am thankful for

My Husband!

HE:
helps me
supports me
protects me
encourages me
and most of all
LOVES ME!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some of my favorite
Thankful Quotes:

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.-- Rabbi Harold Kushner


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.-- Marcel Proust


A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.-- Cicero Be


thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.-- Oprah Winfrey


Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.-- Author Unknown


Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.-- Sarah Ban Breathnach


Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.-- Christiane Northrup


If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.-- Author Unknown


If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.-- Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas Cards!

YEAH!!
Our Christmas cards are done!

all 118 of them are
stuffed, stamped and addressed!!
I try to send them out the weekend of Thanksgiving
This year, with a trip to Mexico
and super busy schedules
It totally snuck up on me
and I was totally unprepared!!
Thanks to snap fish I made my deadline :)

They are a great company!
For this time of year the turnaround time
is about 5 days!
Which is unbelievable to me

I usually try to plan a mini photo shoot.. lol!
But no time this year!
This is a photo taken in Seaside,
in front of our beach house
about a month ago.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BLACK FRIDAY


Are you planning in shopping
BLACK FRIDAY?

I did it a few times in my 20's
I think when I was 24 & 25.
{Before I knew better}
What I went for they didn't have
what I ended up buying wasn't on sale
oh, and the lines to buy... took forever!!

Some people like the thrill
and the hunt for the best deal
and I can respect that.

but getting up at 3am
to be at a store at 4:15
so you will be at the front of the line
when it opens at 5am
isn't my idea of a fun day!

Any Who..
for you die hards here
is the link for all the adds

Sugar Doll

Thanks Holly at 504 Main !
She gave the Sugar Doll Award!
The rules are to list 10 random facts about myself.
  1. I'm an only child and love it!
  2. I'm double jointed
  3. In the 14 yeas I have had my licence, I have had 7 vehicles. All were new but 2 of them.
  4. I could swim before I could walk.
  5. I cry at every wedding I see, I could not know the person or even not like them.. I will cry!
  6. From the time I was born till I was about 20, I spent every spring or spring break in Rancho Mirage, right outside of Palm Springs, Ca.
  7. I had my first passport when I was 6 months old! It has more stamps in it than any other Passport I have had since.
  8. I once wondered if they had Burberry rehab for a serious addiction I was battling from about 18-25.
  9. My mothers family came over The Oregon Trail and land claimed Milwaukie, Or
  10. I'm a news and weather junkie!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Can you HEAR this?

The Teenager Audio Test - Can you hear this sound?
WOW!
I sure could..
they have this going around on facebook
apparently if your over the age of 25
you wont be able to hear this sound..
well, Im a few years older than that
and I sure could!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

HEAVEN!!

Heaven..
according to my husband!!

If you are in Portland and need beer..
any kind of beer..
you head over to Johns Market!
If they don't have it
they will get it!!

Thanks Taylor @ Raleigh Caroline!


Here are the rules:
List 10 things that make you happy.
(try to do one of those things TODAY!)
Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.
Make sure to link back to the person that tagged you!
  1. My Husband
  2. My Family
  3. My Dogs Emma and Jackson
  4. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Or
  5. Traveling
  6. Yummy smelling flowers
  7. The sound of people laughing
  8. Neiman Marcus
  9. My home
  10. Eggnog (Ti's the season)



since I'm new to the blog world

I will pick the last 10 people who are following me

Hip Weddings

Brunch at Sacks

Around the way girl

Living under the big star

Keeping up with Kelly and Co

His 'n Her Towels

Wife of a Fisherman

Laugh, love, Eat Ice Cream

Everybody Dies Famous in a Small Town

The Mathis

#14 Oregon @ Arizona

When ever you turn on ESPN on a Saturday morning
and you see what school that are at,
you know that is THE GAME of the day in College Football!

Well twice this year they have covered the Ducks!
Today will be a hard game...

My Hubby and at a game in Eugene, Or

go ducks

Friday, November 20, 2009

Favorite Fridays!

I see a lot of Blog's have theme days
and I wanted to start one!!

So why not
FAVORITE FRIDAYS!

I will tell you what my favorite things or products
are right now and you can tell me yours!
I think it will be a fun way to get new ideas.
Especially with with holiday season fast approaching
maybe you will the the perfect thing for
that last person on your list!

My first favorite is...
CANDLES!
What girl doesn't like nice smelling candles?
With a husband who is in construction and 2 dogs,
it seems like I always try to have
a candle burning in my home.

My all time favorite is
Archipelago Botanicals
My favorite scent right now is Positano.
A close second is Dubai and
my hubby's favorite is Havana.
They are available in all sizes of wax candles
but we prefer the 60 hour jars.

I have been known to leave these candles, unlit,
in my cup holder in the car.
They are SO YUMMY smelling!!
Coming in a close second is

I have a few friends selling these
and they seem to be everywhere now!
If you don't know about them,
I will try to explain a little..


Your purchase these little "bricks"
for about $5 each


and then you heat them in these cute "warmers"
{they have about 30 designs to choose from
and a few different sizes}
as I recall... they range in price $15-$30

The good thing about this alternative is
#1 no flame. so if it tips over no fire will start.
#2 temperature. it only heats up to about 100*
so if little ones hands get in it, it wont burn.
#3 smell. they have a ton of smells to choose from
and when you want to change the smell you just pour the
wax back into the container and drop in
the new brick of the scent you want.


Its as easy as it sounds!


I cant wait to hear and see what your
Favorite Friday selection will be!!


HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE




Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Painting is DONE!!

So, as I have mentioned, I won in an auction
an original painting of my two children!
Its READY!!!

Here are the photos I submitted.
I thought they represented the way we see them the most!

Emma
Jackson

The Sketch

TA DAAA!!!


I think its pretty cute!
Now where to hang it??

here is a link to her site

I Love my ducks!!



So I'm a huge college football fan!!

as our University of Oregon Duck are having a kick ass year...

I thought this was pretty funny =)

Hopefully we are Rose Bowl bound!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

100!

WOW!

I cant believe I have already posted 100 times!

I am still pretty new to the blog world and
have just recently enjoyed finding other fun blogs to read.

I hope to continue to entertain with many, many more posts!!
Happy Blogging Bloggers!!

The Human Body

This was sent to me by my Father-in-law
very interesting and a little funny!!
It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb).
The average man's penis is three times the length of his thumb.
Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
Women blink twice as often as men.
The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
Women reading this will be finished now.
Men are still busy checking their thumbs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Coast Storm!

As some of you have heard there was a little
wind storm yesterday at the beach..
The power went out at 4pm and 24 hours later...
still NO POWER!!!

Last night after the power went out and I locked up the gallery
I took a little drive to see what was going on in CB.
I came across this flag going crazy in the wind.
Right after that I came across a down power line
*SCARY*

This morning I woke up to check out the town to see if I could
spot any damage that might have happened...
It didn't take long to come across a news crew
in front of this house..
{POOR CAR}

Tolovana Parking lot

I thought this was a pretty photo of the sky
and over flowing creek..
This is a tree down in a neighbors yard

a little flooding

The road up to Ecola State Park

If you click on the photo below you can see on the right side of the door
a crack that goes down the whole door!
I stopped here for a beverage on my way back to my moms Monday night,
the doors were opening and slamming because of the winds,
this door cracked with the powerful winds
"NO SCHOOL"
posted on the front doors of the elementary school

back at my mom's house
one of her VERY heavy planter boxes blew off the deck

The worst damage was done to her flag pole
It snapped in half!!


Elk Creek
Generators brought into town to help get power back
This is usually not the best sign,
as they are planning its going to take a while to restore the towns power..
HWY 101
this is a normal thing for us
the HWY usually closes about 3 times a year for flooding
but I have heard this is the highest the water has been in 20 years
from several police officers in town
I hope the coast gets back to normal soon!


W.O.W.

W.O.W.
{Women's Only Weekend}
Was this past weekend in Cannon Beach
I recommend it to any group of girls trying
to get away for the weekend!

Saturday most of the stores closed at 5pm like usual
but then at 6:30pm about a dozen stores re-opened
and the fun started!!

A few of the fun things we went to were:

Bruce's Candy & Laurels Wine Shop
Truffles and Wine

Sesame and Lilly's
Cheese and Champagne

Ter Hars
Pizza, Cookies and Beer

Dena's Shop on the Corner
Meet balls, Cheese and Crackers
and Spiked Cider

Purple Moon
Shrimp, Lobster Rolls, Crab and Artichoke Dip,
Chicken Skewers and Wine..
the list could go on and on with the spread at PM...

A few other places had mimosas and manicures,
flower arrangement classes, appetizer classes and several other events!
I did miss out on the pajama and hot coco after parties,
but I was with my husband and let him off the hook at the end of the evening
(and the U of O Duck Game was on!!)

Most of the stores offered discounts and specials..
Its always in November in Cannon Beach
usually the second weekend.
check it out if your able

Friday, November 13, 2009

SKY

I took this photo a few Weeks ago...
thought it was worth sharing!!
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!

Happy Friday the 13th!

Hope you all have a good day!
Don't let superstition get the best of you!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day!

Hug a soldier or service person today
Let them know how much you appreciate them!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Work Waster Web-Sites

With nothing better to do today..
I looked at a list of "work waster" web sites
I found in a magazine from this month.
Some were pretty good and others, not so much...

Here are the ones that I think are great!

OH MY!
They look like cakes I could make,
and that's NOT a good thing!
defiantly check out the Wedding Cakes
and Questionable Taste

I think the title explains it all

It list books that should be "weeded" from school library's
mostly cause there out dated..
usually makes me crack up!

Lists homes that are for sale or
being bought by "celebrities"
Oh, If I only had {25} Million to spend on Real Estate
Happy Monday Everyone!!!

101 Things

I got really board today so I thought I would do something to entertain me…
I found this on another blog and thought it would be fun to do.
Feel free to copy and paste it and put it on your own blog.


101 Things


At least one of us have done the bolded items:


1. Ridden in a train
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band/orchestra
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty .. in December!
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Had a letter to the editor published
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked .. yes, Dylan, not me!
23. Taken a sick day when not really ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb.. I had a lamb :) her name was lamby Pie!
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Seen the running of the bulls
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.. are you ever?
38. Been on a draw-bridge
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Received a traffic ticket
41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Been a story on the news
50. Seen a wild mustang
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business.. it was a very booming sand dollar business when I was 9!
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Received flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Won a contest
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Been in a cave
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible or other religious book
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.. if fish counts!
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Been to the top of the Gateway Arch
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument

Lots of things on this list I would love to do!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Paranormal Activity

{I copied this from Perez Hiltons site}

Hoping to bank on all you movie lovers a second time around, the folks behind Paranormal Activity are offering a special gimmick to get you to buy the DVD.
If you visit the movie's website, you can submit your name to be included into the "special thanks" section of the credits for the film as a thank you for making it such a success. You'll get to see your name scroll across the screen of a fairly minor major motion picture once the DVD and Blu-Ray disc comes out.


Who wouldn't buy a DVD that had their name in the credits?
A bunch of smart cookies you are, distributors! Ringing in every last cent from people!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

MEXICO 2009

Mexico...
what can I say...
Its warm, relaxing and always fun!
We love, love, love it!!!




Dylan and I have now spent well over a month and a half of our well earned
vacation time in the warm country to the south of us.
Every time we see the hotel in Cabo its an {exhale} moment.

We are very luck to have my mom,
and her great taste in timeshares... lol!
She owns at the Westin Hotels.
I have never visited a Westin I didn't like...
We stay in suites (or the "Club" as they like to call it)
just to the side of the Westin along the water.


This is the Hotel..
Its breathtaking every time we see it!

Just arrived..
beer in hand!



Here are some photos of the hotel and club..






Hotel Punta Colorada
This is where Dylan went fishing for the day...
I will post his photos later..
Call me crazy...
{boys, tequila and bumpy waters}
didn't sound like the best situation for our new camera..
Tommy took the photos that day =)

DUCK GAME DAY!!!
or Halloween!
depends where your priorities are.. lol!
I really didn't know what we would be doing that day
but a big whoops on my part..
I forgot my duck shirt!!
Dylan was stopped by so many people that day.
saying "go DUCKS"!
or
"wow, your going for the underdog, huh"?
It was fun to tease back and forth.
After we got back from eating dinner in town,
we were on the search for the game at the hotel...
Unfortunately that little playoff they have in baseball
at the end of the season was on, ugh!
The sports bar had all the TV's on the World Series..
After a little sweet talking the bartender he told us we could change 1 TV,
if WE asked the people sitting at the one by the bar..

They moved, but not easily.

"you want to watch, what" the wife said
"the USC, U of O game" I replied "its kinda a big game in college football"
"sweetie, this is kinda the biggest game... in the WORLD.. Its the world series!"
she said, holding her martini in one hand and pointing
with her finger at the TV with the other hand.

After a little more conversation, they moved to the other
side of the bar where the TV's were all on the baseball game..

Dylan proud of his sweet talking wife
Dylan made a little scene with the duck win!
LATITUDE 22

Its a fun little bar in the middle of nowhere...


PANCHO'S

We ate most meals here!
Its so yummy and fresh =)

Also know as having,
The Largest Selection of Tequila in the WORLD!



The BEST Mexican coffees!
yes, for breakfast!




Rattle Snake Tequila?
The Trailer Park Restaurant
The one in town on the hill, not the one on the Highway...


Every meal is better when started with a Margarita!!



The Lobsters are no joke
They are always over 2 1/2 lbs!!!
yep, that's 1 lobster!!

I got up to watch the sunrise on our last morning!



On our last day we drove out to Shell Beach
Its kinda in the middle of nowhere...

These cactus were SO big we had to stop and take photos!


SHELL BEACH


The water was so pretty!
light green into a dark blue...

Piles of shells were everywhere..





It was a quick 5 days...
We loved every second of it!!!