Monday, April 30, 2007

"Is it Feng Shui ?"

A Red Door !!

These pictures don't really show the true color, but sun was down off it by the time Steve finished putting on the hardware. Of course the new handle and lock didn't "Exactly" match up to the old holes????? Why is that????? So it took some extra work and a few {COLORFUL} words !! to get it to all line up. But we are secure and can close and lock up the house again. Looking at adding a matching kick plate. Not sure what to do about my wreaths, for those who know me I always have one to go with the seasons, made by yours truly. Have to rethink on a red door.
Well very happy with the results, none the less.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


A Good Weekend !!

Started off meeting Becky and two of her boys, Connor & Braden at the Roadhouse, had a yummy salad, the pay off was a donation to MDA from Beck. Thanks, ( Just have until May 4th til I turn in the donations) In fact get a coffee at Dutch Bros on the 4th and they make a donation to MDA too.

Then picked up mom and off to buy a few more flowers for my patio pots. See photo !

Robin was at the Tennis tournament at North all day Friday and Saturday ,we went down and bought a hot dog (the fund raiser food booth)and watched some of the final doubles match.

Steve is painting the door (yes, deep red !!!) pictures to come later) and we are putting new hardware on it. That west facing black door "COOKED" the door handles, in 11 years this will be the 4th set.

Today bought a new coffee maker, ours bit it about a week ago, had a loaner from mom, thank goodness. And I never buy music cd's but had to have it, Corrine Bailey Rae. Love the song "Put your record on"

Hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL weather , at least around here it was.

PS let Robin drive me to Albertsons, first time driving outside the subdivision !!!! Whewwwwww

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Heidi Swapp "Scrapjacked"

Had fun scrapbooking this afternoon with Vivien, thanks Viv !

Here is my take on the Heidi Swapp Scrapjack Challenge

Products used:
Scenic Route paper
Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes Clock Face
Heidi Swapp Sweet Pea Dot Ribbon
Making Memories Jumbo Pebble Brads & paint
Chipboard Numbers
Bohemia paper
7 gypsies photo turns arrows and date stamp
Journalers Notebook, Narritives by Karen Russell
Dymo Labeler

Saturday, April 21, 2007

More Examples

Using a tripod would be helpful

Thursday, April 19, 2007

" CHECK IT OUT......"

OK, Steve found this , somewhere, and you have to check it out !

It is photo editing stuff and there is a free version to trial.Top picture is regular photo, bottom one is three diferent exposures layered with hdr.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I am going to learn how....

What could a 49 year old not know what to do, you ask yourself ????
Well besides a lot of "SCARY, RISKY, FOOLISH" things, I want to learn how to Scrapbook Digitally !!!!

Ok, I know some of you who have seen my "SCRAPBOOK" STUFF (YIKES) I have lots of STUFF, wonder now why would she want to do something like Digi when she has a BOATLOAD of paper, embellishments, ribbons etc, etc, etc....

We I am not going to give up paper creating , just going to add the digital aspect to my list of hobies.

I am so inspired by my friend Brooke, yes you Brooke, she has been doing some awsome stuff lately. Check her out at her blog, MY Robin has taught himself to use photoshop and makes some really cool things, so now it is my turn.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Laura at 49

The Ugly Truth, { FOURTY NINE........}

Here is just one of the "MANY" pics I took trying to really CAPTURE the essence of 49.

I have a couple other favorites, will save those for later.

Do have a question, "How can you have bags and wrinkles at the same time?" "Don't the bags fill out the wrinkles?"

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"What do you mean , NO INTERNET SERVICE?"

Well now, after all my loyal readers ( Brooke) have been waiting in suspense all night, I didn't have no stinkin service??
I did wake up with the camera snappin and photo journaled my SPECIAL day. Now this old broad is just to tired to get it all down, so will have to keep you in suspence a while longer..........
I did get a picture of the Dutch Bros folks who gave me my free birthday drink and sang Happy Birthday

Also want to thank all of you for the special birthday wishes !!!

Ok now I am off for my BEAUTY sleep . I sure need it now that I am 49 !!!
Keep an eye on this blog for more pictures to come......

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Just 12 hours away.........."

OK, now brace yourselves, in the morning I will post a picture of what a "FOURTY NINE" year old looks like
Dum dee dum dum.....................

And it may not be PRETTY, and you may want to ask your children to leave the room.
But don't worry I will not be posting any NAKED pictures, hehhhehhehhee

See you then

Sunday, April 8, 2007


I love the flowering crab apple trees !!
Hope you all enjoyed spending time with your family today. We had an early dinner with mom over.
We are also trying to decide whether or not to paint the front door, it has been Black since we moved in. Which happened to be 11 years ago yesterday. Had Robin photoshop a deep red color on the door to see what it looks like, what do you think??

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

"What's up with THIS" ??

Robin spends more energy trying to keep me from taking his picture than I ever saw.
He can hear the soft hum of my camera turning on from 100 yards away, never saw such a FAST hand. Maybe it helps him in tennis. I keep telling him it will only hurt for a second, like getting a SHOT !!! I mean whats the big deal????

Sunday, April 1, 2007

"We're Back"

Had a nice trip to the Coast, weather went from heavy rain to partial sunny, so got a nice variety. Robin & I went to indoor pool Friday night, Saturday drove to Shore Acres, if you have never been there it is a must. Any time of the year is something to see. Saw spring flowers and whales off shore. While eating lunch in Charleston saw the draw bridge go up to let a boat thru. Had a nice walk on the beach until mist turned to RAIN. Ate pizza at old town Bandon for dinner. This morning at 5:30 I made Steve get up with me and drive down to face rock in hope of getting a Almost FULL moon shot over the ocean, just a little to cloudy to be bright enough to photograph. Stayed until light then drove to grocery store to get a little something to eat for breakfast and hit the road. Drove back down the coast to Brookings and home that way. Over all a very nice getaway.

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