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Monthly Archives: August 2012

What I’m Reading

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I always like  a good book, who doesn’t.  So I am going to start a new blog post series called  “What I’m Reading” every time I start a new book.  Please comment if you have read it before, like, dislike, any thoughts you have.  I want to know. Or maybe you will want to read it to…tell me that as well.  I have a list of almost 200 of books that I want to read and I keep adding as I see new titles.  Thank goodness for the local library:)

So, here is this weeks book:

amazon source



Just a little painting

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I have been doing a little painting here recently and I had some canvas panels that needed to be used. I wanted to so something simple but still had some meaning. Just little reminder words that we need to look at every now and then. I had fun painting them, writing the words, and then remembering to relax, breathe, and make sure I make art that I have passion about.

These will be for sale at the San Marcos Art Walk on Sept 2nd. Then they will make an appearance in my etsy shop after that. If you are a SoCal local, stop by the Art Walk at Old Restaurant Row. Lots of vendors selling their handmade creations, good music, and a car show to boot.


Second Grade

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I don’t know where the time has gone, but I have a second grader now. I remember before I got married that I always said I wouldn’t have kids. I wasn’t the mom type then, but after about 3 years of marriage I totally changed my mind and I was very glad I did.

Yesterday was the first day of school for my little guy. New school, new town, new state, new teacher, and new friends. Lots happening for him and I know he will do great. My usual first day of school is to get the beloved picture and this is what I got.

I did get a good one of him at school in his new room

So here is to the new school year and new routines. It’s going to be a great year!

Our Weekend

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We spent sunday at the Safari Park.  It was our first time there and I know it won’t be our last.  We only made it about half way through when all of us gave in to the heat and said we will come back later when it’s cooler.  What were we thinking on a 90+ degree day to go the Safari Park?  It was still a great time.  Seeing the express on J’s face was the best.  So here are a few pics that I took.  Enjoy!

just keep swimming

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here is my latest canvas that I have made. just keep swimming…like dori says in finding nemo…sometimes all i feel like i do is swim and swim and swim and i am getting no where..but one day the destination will be in site and i know to stay in the path. if you like i have it listed in my etsy shop go take a look.

in other news, it’s been hot here the past few weeks in san diego. since we have only lived here a few months i am not used to the “normal” temperatures, but i am waiting for those to come around again.

eating dinner with hubby tonight since he has duty then off to the safari park tomorrow. school starts in t minus 4 days:)


The Altered Paint Brush Project

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I am participating in Donna Downey‘s Altered Paint Brush Project.


Now I just need to decide what I am going to do.  More info here.

Our Weekend

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Who doesn’t love a little time at the beach. I used to think people were crazy for loving the beach life so much. I still kinda do, but I love going and people watching. What better place to people watch than the beach ( and the airport if they would let me up to the gates). We went to Del Mar beach at Camp Pendleton this past weekend to see what it was like. We just moved to the area a little over a month ago and have yet to see the beaches. Back on the east coast the beach wasn’t all that great. Maybe that is why I am still wondering why people are in awe of the beach. But my tastes may have changed. Seeing the waves roll in and I mean these were real waves…not little ones that maybe come up to your shin. I would go back. I am going to try it again and see what we see at a different beach (and hopefully this time I can get a few cool looking rocks and shells).