Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Memorial Day

Tallulah Mae hopes everyone enjoyed Memorial Day today...
...she also hopes that you had some ice cream today--it's the law! (Well, it's OUR law: ice cream is mandatory on national holidays!)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

It's someone's birthday SOMEWHERE, right?

Tallulah Mae wishes all of you an early/belated/on-time HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (She looks thrilled, doesn't she?)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

I Spy with My Little Eye...

...a little birdie! Do you see it?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ria on High

Hello, Ria!

(She's quite small, actually, just super fluffed out here...she is THE funniest cat I've ever known!.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


So fun to gather things from the garden and eat them! Obviously, the top two photos are of the salad that came from the raised beds.

Bottom photo is a "quiche" (no crust) that B. made. Din-din!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Dove Love Nest Construction

Sweet little dove gathering up bits of grass to make a nest in the tree that sort of straddles our property and the neighbor's property.

I have a real fondness for doves and hate it when people say anything mean about them! I love their coloring, their calls, and the fact that you almost always see two together.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Someone got Furminated...I think she was a bit overdue--what do you think? :)

(That fur is the softest, fuzziest cloud...cashmere's got nothing on Tallulah Mae!)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Peonies Redux

As promised, even fluffier peonies...they are about to blow all of their petals, and they smell glorious!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's Peony Time Again!

They are glorious! (I have another photo for tomorrow of them blown out into huge puffy balls.)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


It's happening...I'm actually sewing something using my new dress form and new Janome sewing machine. Pics to follow (if I actually succeed, of course!).

Monday, May 16, 2016

Berry Good

Strawberries in my very own backyard! It's the little things in life...

P.S. The top strawberry really has not been bitten into--it's just a bit deformed, for some reason.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Hello, Tallulah. What are you doing?
 You're trying telekinesis?
 How's that working for you?

"Come to me, lunch bag full of food," thought Tallulah Mae.

Alas, the bag stayed put. Maybe next time...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Waves and Dots

Weird and wonderful!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Scratch and Sniff

Even vintage crayons maintain that wonderful waxy crayon-y smell. Ahhhh...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Should It Stay or Should It Go?

I found this ultra-cool ceramic tile/wall hanging this weekend at a thrift shop in Sun City, Arizona (home of VERY good thrift shops!). It is by Joseph Simon, made for Soholm Pottery in Bornholm, Denmark, in the 1960s. It is quite large and quite heavy (and in perfect condition).

I bought it to sell on Etsy: as you can see, these items generally command a nice price. But we rather like it, so...should it stay or should it go? Hmmm...

Monday, May 9, 2016


Clouds in my coffee...

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all!

I'm very proud to share the Little Debbie gene with these two beautiful ladies. Love you, Vivi Sue!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

This blog post is brought to you by Fage yogurt and Tallulah Mae's tongue.