Friday, June 28, 2013

The Art Of Life

The art of life consists in taking each event which befalls us with a contented mind, confident of good. This makes us grow younger as we grow older, for youth and joy come from the soul to the body more than from the body to the soul. With this method and art and temper of life,we live, though we may be dying. We rejoice always, though in the midst of sorrows, and possess all things, though destitute of everything.   James Freeman Clarke

Thursday, June 13, 2013


For those who can see, the worlds beauty outweighs it's burdens, it's grace is greater than it's grime!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Kitchen oven

Chocolate, banana, cranberry, muffins. My first baking attempt in the new kitchen.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cabinet installation

The cabinets are ready to be installed. So grateful for this blessing. We will have our kitchen back soon.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fascinator,,, the first attempt

This is my first attempt at making fascinator hats. They are such a kick to make, pretty much anything goes!!! Kate  Middleton, here's to you.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Eventful Day ...

Last Saturday was an exciting day!!
My sister and I have been talking about "cold calling" on some boutiques in the Laguna Beach area.
We set out with 3 bags full of my creative, handbag designs, and hoped for the best.
Close to Laurie's house in Laguna Niguel is a delightful store called "Unique Accents"
where we met Azi. She will take items on consignment as it gets closer to Christmas, but on July 19th from 5-8 PM she is having an open house event where she will set up a display of my Essential Luxuries, and serve wine and appetizers.
I couldn't say "yes, well, OK" fast enough. OMG
Then it was off to Laguna Beach where we found the store Duet Laguna.All merchandise is designed by artists from Laguna Beach, the US and Europe. The owner was very nice and right now his store is brimming with a number of purses, so he suggested I check back in September....but he told us to walk down the street
to "Just Looking" boutique. It was there we met Heshmet, and after showing her all the purses, she chose 3, to place on consignment in her lovely store that carries very expensive and unique designs....I'd say my handbags will fit in just fine!!!