Friday, July 29, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

A flashback to a smiling baby Tallulah Mae (13 years ago! Check out that fat puppy belly!).

She joins me in celebrating this week's historic moment: almost 100 years after women were finally given the right to vote in the U.S., we have our first woman Presidential candidate! Change comes slowly...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Having It All



And here is one of my little friends enjoying some alone time at the feeder.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sharing Is Caring

A rarity: two hummingbirds sharing our feeder. These two have been at each other all day, buzzing/squeaking/dive bombing. They must have called a brief truce, because here they are!

(Apologies for quality--taken through a screen.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Buggy

I'm always sad to see one of these dudes dead...so pretty (and so hilariously clumsy as they fly around).

This one still had a bit of life left but the ants (gross!) were moving in, so I relocated him so that he could die in peace.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Passenger

This dog is enjoying its Uber ride but wishes the driver were a little less talkative...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday



Um...may I help you?

(Sometimes I just have a feeling I'm being stared at, and when I peek around the corner into the hallway, there she is! My silly girl!)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

I See Ice





It's too damn hot! So: ice machines!

I think I like the first one best...quite naturalistic.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chicken Love





Oh, y'all KNOW how I love me some chickens!

She belongs to a friend...so pretty! (And also: a sunflower!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Frumpy to Cute



I bought this long black linen dress at a thrift shop...way too long, kinda frumpy, but with cute pintucks at the bodice.

I cut off about 6 inches and added some vintage trim around the bottom. Ta-da: a much cuter frock!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Any Excuse...

 ...to eat ice cream! Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day (decreed way back in the 1980s). So we had ice cream (this is salted caramel and Kahlua Krunch). Yum!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

To France, With Love

I was going to do a happy, chirpy "Happy Bastille Day and eat lots of macarons" blog post earlier today but then the tragedy in Nice happened, so I did a different blog post today instead.

But then I decided to go ahead and honor France and the French people: Vive la France!

Book Overload



 I seem to have accumulated a TON of vintage books and pamphlets that I will never be able to list in my Etsy shops, so we're planning a book sale on Saturday. If you need a book about cake decorating, come on down!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Foziewispishness, Seashell Edition




The profoundness of nature...each of these is a small miracle.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ella Bella!

 Hello!


Silly-billy cutie-patootie lovey-dovey Ella (bella)!

I love her...and no, she is NOT mine! Tallulah Mae still rules the roost here. Miss Mae is VERY picky about her canine pals--she has never ever met a human who she didn't like/love/lick--but she and Ella did have an encouraging meet-and-tail-wag on the Fourth of July.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Special FX

Fun with special effects (from my phone)...I actually think this is rather cool...
Here's the source material.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Get in My Belly, Underbelly!

Delicious vegetarian ramen from Underbelly...I think I could eat this or udon every single day and never complain!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Friendship Rocks

This is what it looks like when your sweetest friend sends you a lovely bouquet just because...Love you, Miss J.!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Fourth, on the Fifth

 As ever, the Fourth of July traditions continue...the fun little neighborhood parade (we're observers, not participants)...








 ...the setting sun on the beach...


 ...and the fireworks (which were oddly short this year).

Fun fun fun!