Saturday, July 26, 2008

new "green" shop in Plantation

Mylene in her new shop, standing by the recycled
glass display. It's a must see place. She has some of
the most unique items for the home and personal
use that I have ever seen. She even has a pet section...

Grand opening :
5215 West Broward Blvd.
Plantation, Fl. 954-533-2295

A few things that I picked up.
Naturally, I bought the recycled paper (heart shaped)
called "Ellie Pooh" ... and just as the name
implies...elephant dung...cleaned and
recycled, of course!
Stop by and say hello.

After that, go by the Paper Niche in Plantation
and see what's new there.
10089 Cleary Blvd.
Plantation, Fl. 33324

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

before & after

We have a "spare" room in the house that had
become a storage room. Instead of being embarrased,
I decided to share! Please do not judge...LOL

After many months of procrastinating, my
daughters, Gina & Maria, (used to be their room)
came over to help me sort through all this clutter.
Dominic was the strong box mover and he hauled
many items to my car to be taken to Goodwill, as
well as lots of garbage, and a portion going to the
Historical Society Gift Shop in Plantation.
This was like therapy and also physically
exhausting...but worth it. It took us two days
with just a few more things to finish today.
We made a trip to Goodwill in the afternoon yesterday
and the rest will go today! FREEDOM!

arg...what was I thinking saving all this stuff?

so nice!

a bunch of junk!

I am taking the fake headboard out today

a mountain of stuff!

peace & I can buy some pretty
bed quilts and pillows...hey, I may move in here!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

laurie's surprise party!

It was Laurie's (Paper Niche) 55th birthday and
her best friend, Fran, surprised her with family
and friends at Brio Tuscan Grille for brunch,
in Pembroke Pines.
It was fantastic. She was so surprised, she laughed
and cried at the same time.
The food was great, Fran read a funny poem that
she wrote and we all said a little something to
the birthday girl.
A good time was had by all.

These were the place cards we took home,
cute metal purse/frames.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

this is what has kept my hands busy

strands of waxed linen tied around my neck

strands with beads just hanging around

close up of those beads

soap dispenser

another view

eyeglass chains

Thursday, July 17, 2008

our new family friend

This gnome was a gift to Dominic
for graduation. He plans on taking
it everywhere with him and taking
pictures of their adventure together.

We haven't "gnamed" him yet.
Any suggestions?

Monday, July 14, 2008

my house cleaning challenge

OK, house work is not one of my favorite things to do,
however, it must be done or you will see me on the
news with 100 cats and garbage up to my ears.
So, I forge ahead and and I just do it!
Here's my challenge for myself. Every day I clean and
reorganize a drawer, cabinet or closet. It could be one
nightstand or kitchen drawer, a bathroom closet, or some
awful chore, like cleaning the grout in the shower
(today's job, completed). This may take a year or so to
comeplete since I do this along with the laundry,
cooking, shopping and all the regular stuff I do, but
at least it doesn't overwhelm me. I guess I am NOT
a desperate housewife, but a domestic goddess as
Roseanne used to say!

Friday, July 11, 2008

what the flock?

These cards are store bought and... flocked!
That's right...flocked!
I added the bling and they are ready to go.
Add a flower pen and you have a great gift!

it's a's a pen!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

garden of beading

Every other Thursday, the ladies from the Plantation
Woman's Club come to my house to bead.
They are making beautiful jewelry.
Check out the pictures below.

janet made a great necklace for her friend

gloria made a classic black & white number

edie went for the autumn colors...nice

dorothy made earrings (look close at the box)

gail made a bracelet for herself & her daughter

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

still awake

This is Maria's new tote...I love it!
The straps are bead chips!
(it has nothing to do with the story below)

well, I did get something done...
made Rico his lunch for tomorrow,
organized some paper, filled a scrapbook
with printed paper ( to be scrapped later),
moved a folding table to start setting up for
my bead class on Thursday, sent a couple of e-mails,
checked a blog that I found yesterday and I think
that's it...nothing worth taking a picture of, but
mission accomplished anyway.
I may attempt sleep again...I wish I wasn't such a big chicken
to go swimming alone at night, because that's what I want to do.
I guess a bath will have to do.

Monday, July 7, 2008

counting sheep

another restless night...
I either go to bed at 11:00 and
wake by 3:00 or can't sleep until
around 2:00 and then up at 6:00.
oh well, at least I always have something
to do during these times.
I always check my e-mail, wander through
the house looking for projects to start, or
take out either beads or paper and create
maybe I'll take a photo of what I end up doing.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I love a parade!

mike p

Rico & I on Broward


the merritt's tank

rakeeb & his mom

our police

en route

dennis c

cute dog

sharon b (my friend & hairdresser)

the woman's club trolley

dominic on the sidelines

flags at city hall

the shadow of my pinwheel headband! fun!!!

old glory

army tank

The annual 4th of July parade runs down Broward Blvd
to city hall in Plantation.
Rico & I were in a convertible and I took pictures
of the crowd on the sidelines while he threw candy and waved.
We had a great time during the day, but the festivities
were rained out in the evening.
The fireworks went off anyway, but we stayed home because
of all the lightning.

Friday, July 4, 2008

party on

this is my favorite picture of the night!

Dominic's graduation party was great.
Having the entire family and so many of our
friends in the same place was amazing.

Family, friends, food & fun...the best alliteration.

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