Friday, September 11, 2009

It's official - Summer is Over

OK, it's official -- summer is over.

As usual it went by too fast with some unexpected twists...

A shout out to my husband who accepted a new job in late July. He accepted the President position at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Congratulations Paul, we are so proud of you. His new job means a commute all of 1 mile from our home!

The end of summer took us on a quick trip to San Diego where we rented a beach house for the week. No sooner had we gotten all the sand out of our shoes when Paul was off starting his new job and our kids started school on 3 different days and at 3 different schools! Each year my kids indulge me on the first day of school as I take their photo with a sign indicating the date and their grade. Riley took his last pose as he entered his senior year at Mission Viejo High School! Go Diablos!

With Paul's job change, came a school change for our middle daughter, Chelsea, who entered the Freshman class at Santa Margarita High School. Go Eagles!

Last but not least, Ally started Jr. High! Go Roadrunners.

Now that everyone is back at school maybe I can get some work done and actually update my blog more than once every 3 months!

I only did a few shows over the summer was hot. I wanted to thank all of you who came out to the shows and continue to purchase my pillows and other goodies. I love meeting and talking to everyone!

Here is Erica at the Irvine show buying MORE pillows, but the real reason I took her picture was because I couldn't get over how cute she looked. Her whole outfit had such a whimzy look to it...from her hair clip to her long summery tunic blouse to her the darling purse. I could never pull off that look, but she looked adorable!

Anyone who knows me knows that September-November is my favorite time of the year. By September, I'm itching to get out my Fall accents, along with my Halloween decorations. Recently, I decided to put a twist on my bird pillows by screenprinting them in a sassy silver on black burlap and on a pumpkin linen. So cute! I only have a few so contact me if you're interested in buying any.

One of my goals when I started my blog was to feature women who I think you would enjoy also getting to know. Meet my friend Cheryl! Cheryl is a junker from way back, long before it was shabby chic cool. She grew up in South Dakota helping her parents sell antiques and collectibles at flea markets.

Flea marketing is in her blood and there is no one I can think of who shares the same excitement as I do when we find the perfect chippy paint item. She is far more knowledgeable about antiques than I am and always does a great job decorating her home each season with her collectibles. Happy early birthday Cheryl - you're the best!

Here is Cheryl's collection of vintage sand shovels that she brings out every summer. I was able to get a quick picture before she packed them away until next year.

As we enter the fall months, I often get invited to participate in a number of boutiques. I'll keep you posted upcoming shows and boutiques! For starters....mark your calendars for....

October 2 & 3: French At Heart Fall Bazaar.

October 10: Glitterfest, 10-3 pm Elks Lodge, Santa Ana

November 20: Santa Margarita Moms Club Boutique, More info to follow.

If you know of an upcoming boutique, send me the info and I'll add it to my list.

Happy Fall Everyone and don't forget...
A Day Without Laughter Is A Day Wasted....


  1. I'm unable to click on the download for the invite to the French at Heart Fall Bazaar!

  2. Oops forgot to tell you I LOVE the idea of them holding the sign to show the date!! I always take a picture of my kids in front of the same tree every year but never thought about a sign. I'm going to have to "borrow" this one! ;)

  3. So happy I found your blog by way of present past blog! I'll be back to read more of your gorgeous blog posts! :) chris

  4. I just got my two beautiful pillows in the mail. I bought one of the orange pillows with the silver bird and a two tone taupe pillow with the black bird. They both look fabulous in my family room! Next on my list to purchase is a couple of monogrammed pillows.