Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Calendar Art

I have a tendency (especially when I was younger), to save fashion magazines, hangtags, boxes, bags and calendars.  LaLa (my Mother-in-law, for those of you that don't know) gave me a calendar that she had from last year. It is full of glitter on every page and has some really cool pictures, featuring 1920's fashion. It is by Flame Tree Publishing. If you look the calendar up online there are a few places that still have the 2009 version:

Well, today I thought I'd change up a picture that I had in our bathroom. So what better way to use this calendar that I had been saving?! I got out some scissors, a glue stick & went to town. I used several different elements from a few different pages. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Here are some photos of the finished product. It was hard to avoid the glare from the glass when getting these shots.

And just a little note to my husband, Rob...
See, this is why I like to save some things...for those "just in case" moments. HA HA! :)

Happy day!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kooky Tuesday

Yep...that's right! If you're reading this Elaine, Kooky wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Elaine is my 2nd cousin. She is a real sweetheart! I've never met her, but we've been corresponding via email for the past year. My Mom emailed her daughter, Cindy and she was kind enough to send us these pictures of Elaine as a little one. 

Happy Birthday, Elaine! Hope it's the best one yet!'s to many more, happy, healthy years ahead.

Kooky & hi-d

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Friday

Lord, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.
Jeremiah 10:6 (New Living Translation)

Happy day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Random Photos

Here are some random photos that I took recently. I hope you're having a good week. The sun FINALLY decided to show its face here in Oregon! Yahoo!

Restaurant Entrance - I like the plants/flowers and the orange colored door.

The next several photos are from LaLa's yard...

And lastly, the ducks at the pond...

"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought."
Matthew 5:5 (The Message)

Happy day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Playing Dress Up

Kooky wanted to pretend to be a Mummy today.

Happy day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day,




WONDERFUL Father-in-law!

Happy day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Friday

Photo taken in Mom's Yard

...thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.
Colossians 1:12 (The Message)

Happy weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Let me Introduce You...

I enjoyed another walk at the pond last Saturday. I've been seeing all sorts of interesting creatures over there. You remember the Great Blue Heron that I posted the other day? Well, here are some more friends I'd like to introduce you to...

I think I know why the ducks (thank you, Shirley) crossed the (sidewalk)!
It was so they could get to the restaurant on the other side.

Cute little turtle sitting on a rock.

I met a nice gal that had moved out here recently from Illinois. Her English Mastiff was drinking from the water and slobbering all over. Seemed like a really sweet dog. I can't wait until the weather cooperates, so I can go back to the pond again.

For the Scriptures say,
“If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies."
1 Peter 3:10

Happy day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Turn on the Light

Life is SO good for me right now...I really can't complain.

I know that...

We all experience days, or even sometimes seasons, where it seems everything around us is going wrong. Thoughts can flood our minds and cause us to feel overwhelmed, putting us in a state of utter dismay, sending us right into a tailspin. Just remember that you're not alone. The power is right there...all you need to do is get plugged in, or turn on the lamp (the Bible). It's the most powerful book in the world. And also remember...this is only temporary.

Don't EVER give up.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Happy day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fashion Photo

Kooky was getting extremely tired of the same old wardrobe. It has always consisted of yellow, yellow and MORE yellow. So, he decided to break free from the typical trends and looked to India, a culture rich in color, detail and a fresh new fashion sense.

He's spicing it up in a brown scarf with a touch of sparkle. 
We're calling it "Chicken Curry" Designs

Happy day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Action Shot

I love sitting in the passenger seat and taking pictures while Rob is driving the car. Last month I captured these - kind of random, but I thought they were fun.

Mirror, Mirror on the truck...


Black vs. Red vs. Silver to the Finish Line...

I'm waiting for 007's stuntman to come climbing down the ladder at any moment now.

Happy day!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9

Happy day!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rose Festival

Portland is known as the City of Roses. Each year we have a Rose Festival that is packed with all sorts of activities, events, a Grand Floral Parade, Dragon Boat Races and of course the Annual Spring Rose Show. I've lived here all of my life, but I've never been to the Rose Show. My parents went this week and took some photos, so I thought I would share some with you. I'm almost kicking myself for not going - maybe something that I will put on my calendar for next year.

I don't know the name of all of these. Mom, can you help me out, please? (Thanks for leaving your comment with the info)

Neptune - Grand Prize Winner (Queen's Trophy)
The color didn't turn out correct on this photo. It should be more lavender.

Don't know the name...But isn't this a gorgeous yellow?

Love & Peace


This is my FAVORITE!


The Fairy

Fourth of July


Stretch Johnson

Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into one of Portland's biggest traditions.

Happy day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Name that Bird

Went for a walk this morning around the pond.
I saw this guy it a Blue Heron?

So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:21

Happy day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


On a recent walk with my Mom, we came across a yard that had some beautiful flowers. I enjoy looking at other people's yards and how they landscape; however, I try to restrain myself from totally trespassing. How about you? Do you have that temptation as well?

Happy day!