Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

San Diego style!!
Hope you all had a wonderful day!!!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

What a fun day!!

Hmmmmmmm got to love San Diego in December
Singing Christmas songs to the Sea Lions

Later that night singing Christmas songs to all of our neighbors.

Oh man.......
I think I had one too many glasses of wine last night at our neighborhood Christmas party.......I am dancing like this in about 20 pictures. Secretly I want to be on Dancing with the Stars. When I bring out "jazz hands".....I know I need to switch to water.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Mullet

Nothing says Christmas like a mullet........
"business in the in the back".
Sarah got some hair cutting scissors Wednesday and cut about 4 inches of hair off both sides of her head. I was on the phone and hubby thought she was playing in her room.........
well, the little beautician was in the bathroom cutting a way.
Mary from the Electric Chair in Ocean Beach (she is great if you need a new doo....she is the one that saved my hair disaster) was able to help us. She had to cut off the remaining looked too goofy to have a strip of long hair in the back.
The next morning Sarah asked ...
"Mama can I be on the naughty and the nice list at the same time?"........

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I FINALLY found a mermaid that really resembles me after eating all these Christmas cookies.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mermaids on Ice

Rita's lovey necklaces
Breathing Beside Us- Deb Hodge


Mermaid Dolls from My Little Buttercup

This is Nicki Glades "Middle Age Ariel" her

Okay, not really on ice but CHILLY!!
The Mermaid Merchantile is the last Sunday of every month and WOW there are some AMAZING sellers!! Mark you calendars and join us. Here are a FEW pictures from yesterday.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last Chance of 2009!!

I will be selling Tutu's and "Noggin Topper" hairclips Sunday....
along with many wonderful sellers!! Come visit!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Little Coronado Grandma's

Sarah - "Hey Grandma "
Sarah's little buddy- " I'm not your Grandma!!"
BIG genuine laughs followed...............
Looking back at these pictures they acted like "little grandma's" today.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Is that Snow?

No it didn't snow in San Diego but it felt like it might yesterday.
My Mom came for a visit and Sarah wouldn't let her out of her sight.
"Look me Grandma....listen to me sing Grandma...."
We had a great visit...come back soon.!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Don't just sit there......

Come visit our booth at
Artisans' Alley
this coming Saturday, Dec. 5th!
This is the 37th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Artisans' Alley in Coronado, CA. The fair is held on the corner of 7th and G Street, on the Village Elementary playground. If you are driving to Coronado, take the bridge, then a left on Orange Ave, and a right on 7th Street. Go 4 blocks and look for the big crowd on the right! and stop by our booth to say "Hi!" You could even bring a "man" (husband , boyfriend......??) with you because they serve food and you can walk on Coronado's romantic beach afterwards and visit the Del Coronado Hotel....just helping if you need a sales pitch.

Just a little nervous Mama

Sarah wanted to make sure we put her wish list in the mail today because
she got a "little nervous" yesterday on Santa's lap and forgot what she wanted.
The Del Coronado Hotel is so pretty this time of year
and it was great to spend the evening with special friends!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

San Diego's Finest

What a full day ...whew!!
We spent our morning at a firefighters calendar photo shoot......... "wake up Dana"......Okay, our morning started out with a visit from the San Diego Fire Department to our outdoor Mommy and Me class. All the kids were so excited ask questions and learn about fire fighting and dinosaurs. After that we headed to the library and made ornaments for the Christmas tree. I feel truley blessed to live in such a beautiful place in November boots (okay my litttle monkey wore boots but it was truley a fashion statement).......just sunshine and the fun playing with my 3 year old!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Oh Santa.....I have been really

good this year!!"

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving....we sure did. Now it is game on for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mermaid Mornings

Disney has done a great job becoming part of our daily routines........good or bad.....??
She just LOVES this crazy little mermaid.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


This picture has nothing to do with my life.......
(I was born in Montana.....)
This picture just made me laugh....
the website is funny too....
(could be disturbing to some. but funny in and odd way!)
Hope you are having a good day!!
UPDATE: Here is a wonderful Nie Nie interview from Blissfest......
I feel so blessed to have met both of them.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Where is Heaven?

We have been talking a lot about Heaven this week. With a heavy heart we said good bye (for now) to my Step Dad Dick. He had a long battle with lung problems and cancer took over his body towards the end. He passed away at home with family and friends.

This has been a little confusing for Sarah but she has been so sweet explaining to people "Dick isn't sick anymore". On our 6 hour drive home from AZ she asked me about Heaven ,curious how we get there, what it looks like ..........but in the same sentence asked me "how many boobies does a pig have?" Leave it to a 3 year old .....
Our time together was too short
I appreciate the happiness and love Dick brought to my Mom and our family.
You be missed.........................

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Yeee ha"

will post more later................was a great evening!!
Check out our cute Blessed t-shirts!!
Cousin's playing dress-up
Not quite the princess dress-up we are used to............................

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hitting the road..............

got my boots.....and ready to giddy-up!!
You are nuts if you don't put your name in this contest......................................

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I was so tempted.................

each switch is a different farm animal noise , music or horn
BIG puzzle
Arm powered chariots jump around in this awsome bounce tube!!
I would have been the ONLY mother in the entire facility to bounce around........I let Sarah do the bouncing and running for me!!
If you haven't been to the San Diego Children's Museum for awhile check it out......all new activities!! VERY FUN!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

" oh where is Flounder?"

Parties............ and more parties........

"What ....No Parties tomorrow.......!!"

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tea Party

Ahhhhhh how lucky am I to have such wonderful friends.
These three sweet neighbors thought it would be fun to have a tea party with Sarah yesterday.
( I got to get a few things done.....childfree.....thank you).
They made cookies ....did princess projects....played with puppies...... and had an old fashion tea party. I threw in 4 crowns to really make it festive!!
She talked about her special day all afternoon...........Thank you!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WhY nOt??

You don't want to miss out on this.........

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Excuse the mess"

I know that is what I usually say when someone walks through our front door ........but this time it is my blog. Trying to work out a few bugs and changing it up a bit!!
Be back soon!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Where's The Party?
The Attic
1112 Tenth St
Coronado-Ca. 92118

This Sunday October 18th -
Noon to 6pm
Pay the Attic Girls,
Jane, Kandi & Nancy ,
a visit !!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vacation Day!

Val's beautiful felt art
Cute little guy huh?

Sweet Canela
(had to black and white ....still coming to terms with the Elvis Me)

Cheers for Val and Deb!!

Yup.....this Mama took a vacation day.
I finally made it to La Maision Rustique......or The Barn! Not only did I get to finally see this wonderful place but I got to meet Canela from Cinnamon Sticks person!! We have been blog friends for about a year now and it was so nice to finally meet this sweet talented Mama .

At the Barn Rita had her lovely jewelry for sale......Deb had her HOT BAGS.........Dyanna had her beautiful cuffs.........Tricia came all the way from Arizona for sell her Halloween treasures ...........and lots ...lots more. Oh yeah of course that darn woman selling snicker doodles. I ATE THEM ALL!! ARG!!

After my trip to Temecula I came home ....changed clothes and off again. Val and Deb were both in Haute Handbags this month and we had a fun girls night to celebrate their being published. Wine, Little Stiff Rabbits and lots of laughs.......thanks for the great night. Some of Debs bags can be found at Paper Tales.

Home by 12:30 to bed........ahhhhh what a great day!!