Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vintage-y Printage-y

Check out these pretties (wrinkles and all, ha!) purchased at an estate sale a while back: one had its original tag--99 cents! They're all polished cotton, made in Japan. Love!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Charlotte and Her Web

I find spiders utterly long as they are not in my house or weaving webs that I have to walk through. And they're really beneficial out in the garden.

This is some kind of orb weaver...(don't click on that link if you're arachnophobic---BIG pix of spiders!).

We had a bunch of these out in our lavender plants a few years ago, and since we didn't particularly want them there, we caught them in a jar and let them go in a canyon down the block. This one is not in my yard...she was hanging off of a tree in a neighbor's yard.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

She fills the frame nicely, wouldn't you agree? (Kiss kiss kiss, Tallulah Mae!)

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Doesn't this flower look like it's all puckered up for a kiss? (I also, of course, must think of Little Shop of Horrors! "Feed Me!")

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nice Paperweight

Sometimes you just grab the closest thing to keep your cookbook open...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Darling Donkey

How darling is this pin? It was buried in a box o' stuff my friend Dawn bought at a sale, and she gave it to me! Love it! I don't really wear pins--though I'd sorta like to--but this little wooden burro with its flowers is too sweet not to wear, don't you agree?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Here is Tallulah Mae sporting a slightly askew bindi--hers is made of coffee, and it's actually sitting somewhere in between her sixth and seventh chakras. (I think that's also coffee on the bridge of her snout. This is what happens when you let your dog stick her head in the dishwasher.)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

{Beep} BNG Redux

{Beep} (filmstrip starts) "Boys and girls, it's now time once again for another lesson in ...
{Beep} ... B.N.G. ...
{Beep} ... Benign Neglect Gardening. Fertilizer? Nah. Repotting? Nah. Misting? Nah. Water and ignore!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yum 1 and Yum 2

Oh, and Yum 3. (Mango mimosas, granola, and who-knows-what-kind-of-fabulousness dessert.)

P.S. I loves me some granola!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Etsy Mania

I've been working really hard to make my Etsy shop, Betty and Dot, a going concern. Today, for the first time, I made it into a Treasury (things selected by a member around a theme)--Football! Pretty fun...

And for My Next Trick (Said the Magician)...

"I need a few volunteers from the audience," said the Great Doggini, who was wearing a marvelous cape with dog bones all over it. Tallulah Mae wasn't too sure...Stanley eagerly raised his paw and jumped up on stage: he had volunteered to be "cut in two" by the magician. Tallulah Mae held the star-spangled curtain as the magic wand was waved. Abracadabra! {Gasps from the crowd! Look at Stanley! He's appears to be in two pieces!

Then: "Shazam!" bellowed the magician, and Stanley appeared, good as new and in one sweet tail-wagging piece. Yay, Stanley {clap clap clap}.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Snakes on a (Bleep)ing Walk

Look out, Tallulah Mae...what is that over there in the foliage?!!!
Um, snake? Where did you come from?

It was clearly trying to hide from us...I took Miss Mae home and drove back to see if it was still there--if it had been, I was going to call Animal Control to come and rescue it (poor thing!). I knocked on the door of the house whose sidewalk this is to see if it was an escaped pet, but no one answered the door. I can't figure out what kind of snake it is--any herpetologists out there? It was quite between the black markings is a sort of rusty-red mark, and it was more creamy colored than these (taken with one hand, trying to keep the dog well clear) photos might indicate. I hope Mr. Snake found his way home safely!

That's a reference to Samuel L. Jackson and Snakes on a Plane up there in the title...I love to quote him, even when it's not appropriate! I won't do it here, though...this is a family-friendly blog!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cloud, White; Cloud, Pink

This is the same ginormous cloud bank, about 20 minutes apart.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Suggested captions for this post: "Guess Who Likes Watermelon?" and "Honey, I can't find the melon baller..." "That's OK, just use the dog until it turns up."

P.S. Use the special "tongue-hance" feature on your computer to zoom in on the first pic and the "wrinkled nose-hance" for the second . . .

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Guess What I Can't Resist?

Vintage hankies, that's what! I still have a whole box of them that were my Grandma's, and if the price is right, I keep on buying them. They're just so lovely...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Guess What We Made with Overripe Fruit?

An absolutely de-lay-shus plum, apple, and blueberry fruit crisp! So good...I'm actually more of a chocolate or custard or creme brulee gal, but even I had to go back into the kitchen for another spoonful. It cries out for whipped cream or vanilla ice cream...

P.S. Please excuse a) the gnarly baking sheet underneath it; its sole purpose in life is to be put under things that might boil over, and b) the dirty stove top. I spy with my little eye: olive oil!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Guess What Song I Was Singing Here?

This one: "...workin' at the car wash, girl. Come on and sing it with me (car wash). Sing it with feelin', y'all..."