Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy National Mutt Day!

Today is National Mutt Day! Greetings from one of the muttiest mutts ever: when we had Tallulah Mae's DNA tested, only 4 breeds were identifiable--the rest of her bloodlines were too dilute to ID! For the record, she is part boxer, part Staffordshire terrier, part Corgi, and part Maltese (ha!).

Whatever is in her ancestry, they make up the cutest/sweetest/funniest/smartest girl! Also, someone in her background must have been a master of the stinkeye...

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Somebody insisted on going to Starbucks as a reward for having endured a bath...Floofy and pissed!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


False oregano (meaning it is not edible)...isn't it pretty?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


This is Ria, the next-door cat. I was taking care of her for a few days, and because she is an indoor/outdoor cat who had to be indoors, I think she was trying to mesmerize me into letting her out. It didn't work, but aren't those eyes amazing?

(She is a very sweet cat and no trouble at all to mind.)

Monday, July 24, 2017


 This odd flower is actually a green ball dianthus (same family as carnations and pinks--you can definitely see the family resemblance in the little red flower). The red flowers are TINY.

The one above is growing in a pot, while the one below was growing on the same plant but broke off; the red flower appeared a few days after I put it in water.

I thought the colors matched nicely with my Ale-8-1 bottle (Kentucky proud, y'all!).

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

BOLO for Tallulah's ears...last seen on her head but now appear to have gone missing.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Diner Vibes

A diner breakfast can't be beat! (Even if no one in California knows how to make a proper biscuit!)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Face Time

It's been a while since I've had plastic doll faces to sell...cute or creepy?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rest In(Sect) Peace

 I found two deceased insects yesterday. One of my bee girls and this lovely "june bug" (they are really figeater beetles).
RIP, buggies!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Button Button

 Is there much more fun than sorting through a great big tin of vintage buttons?
Here are some of the treasures I them! There were even some religious medals in there. Fun fun fun!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

I feel like maybe she's judging me...kiss kiss, Miss Mae!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Glow Time

I don't love petunias, as a rule, but I thought these were quite pretty...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Two Fun Things I'll Definitely Do Again (Props to David Foster Wallace)

When your friend comes to town, you also might consider playing mini golf--we did!
 Alas, this was the only hole with a moving object.
 And we won't discuss how politically incorrect some of these "tikis" actually are...

 It was fun...and I actually won. Which is amazing considering I have NO hand/eye coordination whatsoever.
 And then: BOWLING! I love the smell, the noise, just everything. I am a terrible, terrible bowler, but it was really fun (and tiring! And my legs, butt, and right thumb hurt the next day). I will consider it a successful bowling excursion the day I do not have any gutter balls. BTW, I did NOT win at bowling (see aforementioned gutter balls). Next time!
 The day was capped off with beers at Societe. A very fun day indeed!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Under the Sea (Sort of)

 When friends visit--and a good friend DID just visit, yay--we often like to go to the Birch Aquarium.

"Hello," says this ultra-weird (and, let's face it) creepy eel.
 Dr. Seuss much?
 I'd love some fabric that looks like this.
 Under the sea or outer space?
 Yellow lips!
 Disney fish?
 Pretty colors!
 Drama queen!
 Show off.
 "May I help you?"
 Dr. Seuss much Part Deux.
The end.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Someone was not all cooperative when I tried to make her look festive for the Fourth of July. I'm not naming names, but...