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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Is it just me or does it feel like spring already?




This is a pic of me and my girls last spring at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.  Take note of the very un-happy flower.  Gabi was sooo mad, there was mud in front of each of the butterfly pictures and she was to little to step far enough over the mud to reach the butterfly holes.


Anyhow, I live in Southern California and we have not had much of a winter!  I guess that's the beauty of living in SoCal but it still should feel somewhat like winter.  We have had weather in the 70's and I'm still wearing sandals!  I haven't even dug out my closed toe shoes yet!  Rain Gods....if your reading this.....please let it pour!

How is the weather where you live?

Are you ready for winter to end, or are you like me and waiting for it to start?

Until next time.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Meet Gus and Ginger

Gus and Ginger are my "doogers".  They are very happy basset hounds, they enjoy a busy day that consist of eating, sleeping and eating.  Gus is 2 1/2 years old but has the personality of a 50 year old grumpy man.  Ginger is 2 years old and is the sweetest thing you will ever meet.  They both love to go bye-bye and 3 of their favorite places to go is Petsmart, the dog park and In-n-out to get a delicious hamburger patty.  Here are some pics of each of them.  Enjoy.

Gus.




Gus stole this Hello Kitty purse from my 11 year old daughter, and to this day it is one of his favorite things to carry around the house.


Ginger.



A blowfish for Halloween.


I could post millions of pictures of them, in fact I have as many pics of my dogs as I do my kids :)

Until next time.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Battle I Won!

I found out through my mom that my brother was throwing away a hideous looking hutch.  So I decided to do what I do best....drag it home!  My husband HATED it!  The hutch was oak, with brass hardware, and had  lead design glass in the doors which were broken and a 70's type mirror glued to the inside of the cabinet.  It was ugly.  My husband and I argued about it and I thought for sure that we would definitely not be on speaking terms within no time.  I saw something in this piece of furniture that he couldn't.  I became stubborn and frankly didn't care if my husband hated it!  I didn't hate it, in fact I loved it :)

I was in such a hurry to start working on it, I didn't take any before pictures and I'm kicking myself for it.  I had to hurry and waste no time because for all I knew my husband was waiting for me to turn my back so that he could murder it with a sledge hammer.

I removed glass, sanded, painted, and stapled (without help from Victor) I did it all on my own.  Yep, it was all me!






After it was all said and done....Guess who LOVES it??????  That's right MY HUSBAND.  He said to me "looks great,  we really needed something in that space!"

Whatever!  All I know, is that I won the battle and that is all that counts!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcome Back......To ME!

Its been quite awhile since I posted anything.  Honestly I have no good excuse or reason.  I have just been plain lazy!  I have been doing nothing really with my spare time except stressing/fantasizing about my wood floors that I want to put in downstairs in April.  I have been stalking websites, stores, and other peoples blogs about how to install the flooring myself, the price ranges, and ohhhh the many colors and textures that they offer.   More on that later.

Before Christmas I promised to share with you two custom dolls that I ordered from Michelle at A Pinch of Prim, you can  find her here: http://apinchofprim.blogspot.com/

I ordered them for my 2 girls for Christmas gifts and they came out beautiful!  Michelle was super easy to work with and may I add that she never saw a picture of either girls.  With my descriptions only via email and Michelle's imagination the dolls look almost exactly like Alexis and Gabi.  Below are pics of the dolls and the girls so you can be the judge!  Lets start off with my youngest daughter Gabi.  Isn't she just beautiful?


There....I got your attention....This was Gabi on Halloween :)


Alexis is 19 years old and on the left, Gabi is 11 years old and on the right.


Gabi and Ginger.

Alexis.

Now here are the dolls:




Gabi is the princess/brat of the house and she loves all things sparkly!




Alexis is our personal "cat lady".  She wears cardigans, loves cats and anything floral.


SOOOOO....what do you think?  I know, I know, I'm totally right!  The girls LOVED them and so for that, I would like to say THANK YOU to Michelle!  The detail is outstanding and the dolls are beautiful, they were totally better then I imagined!

PS
My 15 year old son was never considered for one of these.  Actually he probably would kill me, in fact....he would kill me.  So since I could not find anything "special" for him for Christmas he got the usual video games and what not.  I felt bad at first...but my sister reminded me that since my son Joseph considers himself "a gamer", then at this point in his life the video games are "special" to him.  (sigh)  I guess shes right....... (sigh)

Until next time....
Josie