Giddy Up, Girl!
In April, we anxiously waited for the mail to arrive each day. There is something to be said about opening up admission letters, actually holding the piece of paper in your hands, and reading the words "Congratulations Riley". It was far more thrilling than opening the collage admissions emails. Let's hear it for the good old fashion mailbox letters! Riley will be off to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Fall. Go Mustangs!
Big News...Urban Barn
I have taken a space at Linda Carpenters' new Urban Barn store in Escondido, CA. When I first pulled up and saw this industrial building just off the freeway, I thought - YIKES, what was Linda thinking! And then she opened the garage style doors. It was like going from seeing everything in black and white to everything in color for the first time. It's filled with vintage eye candy! This picture doesn't do it justice. It was taken on the day the store opened and it's now filled with twice as much have -to- have junk! So much to see! Location: 155 W. Crest, Escondido. Open Wednesday-Saturday.
Then go purchase Jenny Doh's new book, "Inspiration, Where Women Create". Jenny is an amazing artist, blogger, knitter, flea marketer, editor and above all else author.
My friend Carolanne and I went to the Country Roads book signing and we not only purchased our books and had them signed by Jenny, but also enjoyed a wonderful conversation with her. She is one of those individuals that you could listen to for hours....she shared some personal stories of when she came to the US from Korea, she talked about taking her leap of faith when she left her job as a social worker to become an editor (the funny thing is we believe we crossed paths years ago when she was a Social Worker and I was doing PR for Orangewood Children’s Home) and she shared her thoughts on where the future might be headed in the world of magazines, blogging and books.
The minute I came home, I curled up and attempted to soaked in all the details in the book…the photos, biographies, and stories of inspiration.New treasures....
New Union Jack Pillows...20 x 20, $35 without the down filler and $50 with the filler.
New tea towels….Pick your design on either a white or teastained tea towel...Cost $8 and $10 if they have fringe sewn on them. Design selection: Crown design with Junk Queen inscription, Gold King's Crown, Paris with Eiffel tower, Monograms, Live, Laugh, Love inscription, Queen Bee design and inscription, Eiffel tower image and Ferris Wheel image, Paris Flea Market.
A Little Piece Of My World...
(My nephew Chris with my daughter Ally at a family reunion 6 years ago. This pic was taken on the day we did a joint Bday party for the two July birthday cousins.)
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that my husband and I flew to Baltimore a few weeks ago for the unexpected passing of our 21 year old nephew, Christopher. We are all devastated by the loss. God Speed Chris, we love you and will always miss you.
Thanks Bailey family. And most importantly, thank you Vets.