Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Great Day

Today we went to the dog park for the first time. After seeing this picture on my camera, I was so very happy we did. I think it's one of my favorites of all time. Kenny Scruffs had a great time. A little shy and reserved at first, but quickly proved to be the fastest dog there. We had not planned this particular spot to visit, but as we were driving through Rothwell Park I told hubby we might aws well stop. Kenny now knows BB, Foxy, Woody, Molly, Buster, Autumn, and a few more that whose names have slipped my memory. It was a great day to meet new friends.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I Love You Gayla So I'm Copy Cattn Ya!

So call me a copy cat. After being friends with Gayla for so many years, I just feel compelled to copy her. A lot! She recently posted about the movie Practical Magic. One of my favorite movies. AND, to top that off, she posted a picture of the dvd Practical Magic sitting in the yard of a beautiful dollhouse that sits by her bed. I've always wanted a dollhouse! Always...

So anyway, ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a witch. My mom would get a little disgusted at Halloween because my one request was to be a witch. One year she made me a fantastic witch costume. Cape and all. I was in Halloween heaven. Just so you know, I never wanted to be a bad witch just a witch to do cool, nice things. Even now I have moments of wanting to be a sultry, sexy witch for my husband. We were recently in Marshalls where there were so many cool witch hats. I melted. $10 of black lace, netting, black flowers and tulle, oh my my...I seriously thought of making one myself....anyway back to reality...

Sandra Bullock was a great witch in Practical Magic. But seriously...the house...the house spoke to my spirit. The nostalgic romance of that old Victorian beauty almost makes me ache. The location on the water...the outside sitting area under the arbor... sitting there watching the autumn stars twinkle. Wow...

I know the inside of the house needed some changes. But come on...the old aunts had it going on...really. Just look at this kitchen. Normally I'm not a fan of white kitchens, but just look...

I can picture me and my closest friends making margaritas and drinking some rum and dancing to "put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up"...mmmmhmmmm

Honestly Halloween influences me to watch this movie. Maybe it's just the time of year. Maybe it's just a dear ole friend who I know would be kicking it with me in that beautiful kitchen with coconuts and lime.

Supposedly this house was built on an Indian Burial ground. Set designers could not actually dig into the ground. All of the rooms inside the house were built in L.A. Whoever read the book and created the movie did an incredible job. Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors. I don't read much anymore, but when I pick up one of her books, I seem to be moved to another place and time.

So Gayla, when you wake up in the middle of the night and see those six little witches jumping off of the roof of that dollhouse (with their umbrellas and little striped socks) I just ask one huge favor...please get a I too can be moved to another place and time...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Golden Days of Fall

I took this picture today through the tree in my mom's front yard. It's turning a golden color and is so very beautiful. Picasa could probably spice it up a bit, but I couldn't wait that long to show you. Happy Fall!!