Thursday, July 26, 2012

........is it time yet...................2012 olympics...............london..........



..........................hello  sunshines.............it's almost time!.

it's almost time........................................oh how I wish I could be there to see London and the games..........................................guess who will be glued to the tele.............................

...............the kat.......................xo.............hugs

.........7 wonders of the world......................



...........good morning sunshines................time for a geography lesson.................

..........can you name the 7 wonders of the world.....the natural world.................the "new" listed wonders of the world........of the......united kingdom........of the ancient world............

....lots of fun reading............and images for sure..............

....well I couldn't................I would have thought the hoover dam would have been one........at some point..........:)....or ...........many...............dams in general.................

......................anyway.............how many could you or your children name....................without looking :)........................

...............have a wonderful day........................hugs kat =^.^=

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

......it isn't easy..........

...............being ........green.....



.....good morning sunshines.......

.........while green is now and has been the "thing"......it is sure not easy...........I do what I can and.....on a budget.....however, weighing all the information and how your laundry will turn out.......oh so soft....smelling wonderful......and I will add.....with a whole other "texture" to your clothing...much softer jeans I think........sheets and towels.....






......................one cannot ever go back to regular detergents....fabric sheets and bleach!.....not to mention all of the other wonderful cleaning products they carry........I have them all and use them daily..........





....in the long run.....for me.....it is so worth the money.....and wow I
do sound like an.................advertisement for Mrs Meyers Clean Day products........don't I........well.....

....when I find something I like/love......I stick and am very loyal.....and I pass along......be sure to read.......all about her story................it's lovely..............

..so...thank you....................Mrs Meyer's......for your lovely story......and a wonderful product......if you can..........try some................

....if you are wondering...................I get nothing from this company.....just love....love.......love all their products actually....................from the hand soap.........to the window cleaner.....so fresh

.....concentrated...........................everything just shines!........I get mine from my local health food store...................because most big boxes don't carry.....

......my fave scent is geranium.....next to lavender of course ")
............but .....................basil.........lemon verbena .............. are also at the top of the list...................





......have a wonderful day sunshines.....................xo hugs Kat =^.^=

.........a lovely breakfast...............or brunch..........

























......hello sunshines...............a new breakfast or brunch treat...serve hot or cold......comes highly .............recommended...................


....bob's red mill muesli......this is just so good........
























....vanilla chobani yogurt....which is a creamy very flavorful choice....or your personal ..............fave........some raw sugar from.....
....................fresh and easy.........berries of your liking........and you're set......




................need I say more.................heavenly......! ')

Saturday, July 14, 2012

.......bastille day................2012.......................


...................bonjour et rayon de soleil du matin de bonnes ....... jour heureux bastille ... 2012 ...... une célébration de la Révolution française et jour de l'indépendance française ................ ...... avoir un merveilleux week-end ...................... câlins kat = ^. ^ =

..........................................................................
....hello and good morning sunshines....... happy bastille day...2012 ......a celebration of the french revolution and french independence day ................

......have a wonderful weekend......................hugs kat =^.^=

Friday, July 13, 2012

.....lucky friday the 13th.............or...............................

.............good morning sunshines.........happy friday the 13th!......one very lucky day for some....unlucky for others..........it has always been........a good one for me ........

........one of my fave scary movies is friday the 13th..........just plain scary.........if you watch it...........then watch saturday the 14th.......richard benjamin and paula prentiss........one of the spoofy crazy funny silly movies ever.....but it is an antique...........sometimes hard to find...........very fun..................



I also always loved

..........alfred hitchcock movies........specifically the birds......................

........american werewolf in london..............another great one......can be best described as a horror comedy.............but.........if just for the makeup artistry expertise alone.............amazing.........................

the newer movies out today..........way to graphic for me and like.......well.......not so much....................give me a romantic comedy anyday...........

...............western civilization is superstitious .................and we have many quirky things we wonder about...................go figure..............click on the word superstitious to read all about it............if you dare.....................he he he he he heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

............have a wonderful fun filled weekend.............................hugs kat =^.^=

Thursday, July 12, 2012

.....dazed and confused..............


























.......good morning sunshines.....well...............as you can see from the sidebar temp......we are at 92ish for now.......thunderstorms are predicted for the next 5 or so days........up to 105ish today with humidity...muggy and.....as my Mom always said...........close....

....my saying is air you can cut with a knife it is so thick.....

.....one can only hope that the 115 deg temps are gone for now...never to come back at that extreme...............

....I'm on the way to my workshop....do some much needed inventory moving before the wall of water hits.........if it does.....only 30% chance....as predicted by our weatherman.........I will share I am never without one important thing when out in this heat......

.......ice water with fresh lemon and lime pieces or blueberries in it..or all three.......mix it up........it is wonderful.....refreshing..... and you are getting that added little extra healthy too...

....it cooled off last night so I was able to sleep in a bit............thank you lord!



























.....the desert southwest is in much need of a little of the h2o..............so it will be welcomed for sure........hoping your day is a great one......hugs

kat =^.^=

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

....update....blasting heatwave...


....ok so like all the plants I have on the front sun porch...... they are now in the entryway.........you have to do the tarzan call just to get through the front door now........................omgosh!:)


......"possible "things" living in the garage.......are probably not now!..
























......early afternoon.......under the patio out back..............wow

gonna be an interesting week for sure.......................:)

hugs =^.^=

........just insane...............


.....hello Sunshines.......well just let me say......

..........what the heck is going on with this weather?
























it was about 115 yesterday I was told.......and just a bit cooler under my patio! lol

....today a whopping 114 deg is predicted..........I've got the a/c set at 80 degrees and it will not turn  off!......I've got the house as dark as I can and drapes drawn to keep the cottage cooler......just not working.................

.........sadly if I go outside......my three amigos follow.........they just cannot stand the heat but wish to be with momma...............:) poor little guys..............so I stay in..................this is just one.....mr. tucker blackburn.........my alpha male....who is BTW camera shy........hysterical.....every time I point to shoot.......he looks away................























.
....oh dear lord......please make it stop......if you can believe it.......we are supposed to have thunderstorms later this week and throughout the weekend........oh good.......now I don't have to wash the car!
























....hope you are able to stay cool wherever you may be.................

hugs kat =^.^=

Sunday, July 8, 2012

....I love Summer.......





....morning Sunshines....it is Sunday......certain a day of rest.........but for some.........creating is in the air.....

......as with yesterday.......I spent most of the day outside.....enjoying the 109 deg heat and the water..........my three amigos certainly love having me outside with them....... the little darling pups!

.....even they got in the water..........cooled them off a little............

.......today on the way outside yet again........for breakfast......brunch........with the boys......they are standing at the back french door.......tapping the toes........all of them.........:)

......hoping your day is fun.....a little read........eats.........water...........resting............quiet time.....maybe a nap...................

....here is a preview of later..........can you say homemade lemonade......luscious......along with an antique handmade pitcher....tray....and two just lovely tall glasses........a yummy yellow....

.......and a preview of what I intend to complete today........ ;)

......this is one of the little lovelies I finished yesterday........isn't she just so very sweet......a little french country chair.......now in white.......she is very small.........mostly a decorator item........
























........final pic.......dried hydrangeas........my very favourite flower of all time..................these are near my entryway and hall....so always in view at my little cottage................I love them............





........have a restful day.............................hugs kat =^.^=

Saturday, July 7, 2012

hoover dam...............magnificent...........

























...........good morning sunshines......there are many many wonderful things to do with your family in and near las vegas......but to be honest and partial...........when visiting lv please take the time to come up to my beautiful quaint little city.......a fast get-a-way..................

...boulder city nevada........

.....the magnificant hoover dam.......parks......boutiques........what a wonderful way to.......go back in time so to speak.......and just walk around..............

......on the sidebar  is an amazing and  wonderful video of the new bridge.........I absolutely love the music...........be sure to make this video full screen................absolutely amazing build........also on the sidebar are ........fun shops to visit...........

..........wishing you a wonderful weekend.........stay cool.........

hugs kat =^.^=

Friday, July 6, 2012

Alo's Attic Antiques and so much more........ a new sign

......hello sunshines......stopped by Alo's Attic again today to see if the new sign had arrived!

Well... it did...... and so did available parking in the front of the store and the back! Construction has moved on down the road freeing up much needed parking and entry to this fun place......

.......while I was there......not only did he get just a ton of very neat vintage character liquor bottles....some very unique ones from other countries........he got this....




























....oh my goodness....ok........be still my heart.....this massive...just devine designer piece is such a great color...multiples of green....a little hint of gold muted.......such character...........it has many places for organization..a ton of it....is solid wood.........is a great price.....and commands attention when you enter the room........

.....truly a statement piece..............

.....being of a certain age...growing up with avocado green....and loving it.....and all things vintage and antique...... still.......I just had to ooh and aah about this piece........did I mention it is a whopping 93 inches tall!

....oh I so wish I could find a place in my little cottage for this lovely pristine beauty..........

....one can dream can't one.........

....again having a wonderful time visiting with Chris.....the owner.....I had to go back in and take a few shots of this fabulous one of a kind charmer.........just to share with you.........

hugs sunshines.....have a wonderful weekend.......I know I will.....=^.^=

...first week of july..........


























...good morning sunshines.....

the first week of july has passed...a very interesting week to say the least......

welcomed........lovely.......stressful........sad......

too many emotions to express in one week that was hopefully to be all good.......

.........parting thoughts....

allow yourself to cry when sad......and allow yourself maybe 30 minutes to get it out and away from your heart.....

if you set a certain time in the day to be sad or mad...to address ...and a time limit.......you will get over it faster and move on..................think about it........
because life is so short.........to be wasted like this....

.......wasting tears......being stressed.....is such a waste of .............precious time.....

....pick yourself up.....dust off.....and always remember...

life is too short to cry...pine....stress..... over how someone else treats or thinks of you.......

we only have control over one person..........ourselves....don't we....

hoping everyone has a lovely weekend......I know I will......

....I will be sitting in this lovely chair with a good read........and a cup of tea..................

with love kat =^.^=

Thursday, July 5, 2012

karma


Hello Sunshines........well here I go again........thinking.......

I think this little picture has so much to say.........I mean just think about it.....

in other words.........what goes around comes around.......doesn't it.....another way to put this is........follow the golden rule..................

so be kind and respectful in life........because if you are not........it will come right back at you...............

hoping you had a wonderful day........I know I did.......love kat =^.^=

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

...life.....liberty....and the pursuit of happiness.....




Happy 4th of July.............Independence Day
Hello Sunshines.....wishing you a safe and happy healthy fourth! remember the true meaning behind this day and all our military men and women today........

Life….liberty….and the pursuit of happiness………………..true freedom!

how lucky are we to live in this country..........our beloved United States of America.............

the below was written 3 July 2012........

….Random thoughts this eve before independence day......
…forgive me as I ramble on………………

sunshines, as I sit here thinking of my own charmed life, I feel so very blessed, grateful… thankful and happy on the eve of this independence day…….I am truly thankful for my independence and for our military families all over the world...for keeping us safe and keeping us free!

Lest we never forget……. our veterans, the families, our country’s finest!

…..free to be me……………Thinking back, growing up, things I remember most that have stuck, so to speak, are what I call “nanaisms” which came from my beloved Mother and from her Mother, my Nana.

...a way to live.....passionately.........respectfully....

I always think back and remember…….some  of her many sayings...

…be careful what you say, because you can never take it back..

So I have learned to “think before I speak”…….

…famous one……”if you can’t say anything nice….don’t say anything at all”…however fined tuned......……I say I need to ”bite the blood out of my lip” or ….just don’t say it……

Another one most prevalent and used daily, is…
……..”don’t borrow trouble”……a real biggie….and one very hard lesson to learn…………..

So I have learned to think in the now, tackle what comes my way with head held high, thinking how to address any issue now and not to worry about something or someone I have no control over…..
I have learned.......

to love…
to be humble.....

to care…

to be sincere........

to let go of unkind words early on……

so I smile a lot……..how lucky am I.....are we....to live free...

So I will leave you Sunshines with my final thoughts…..

be so very “thankful” for living in this country where you have the freedom to pursue your hopes and dreams…….to speak your mind.......never forget who keep us free.....from the past to future..........

love unconditionally…..

speak only kind words…..

stop and listen when someone wishes to truly share something with you……..especially if they are a small wee little person…..or an older wiser one that just wants to share a story or two.....

love everything and everyone as much as you can while still here on this wonderful earth…….

if someone is unkind to you….or nasty……

first thought is that “they” must be having a bad day…...for whatever reason……...

it is hard not to take things personally……..but……..remember….you have no control over anyone but yourself….

just hope it gets better for them in some way………

life.......to live....choices......

liberty....how lucky are we to have it.....

and the pursuit of happiness........

enough said.......

Happy Independence Day Sunshines…………………….what does it mean to you?

with love, kat =^.^=

Monday, July 2, 2012

Alo's Attic Antiques and more




Hello Sunshines! and Happy July! WOW the heat is something here in the quaint little town, today 106 degrees, and to say the road is rough is putting it mildly! :)

I had the pleasure of visiting Chris at Alo's Attic up on the highway, at 733 Nevada Way (right next to the SouthWest Diner) this morning, and saw so very many lovely things for sale I just had to post for you! Their phone number is 702 293-2567, email is alosattic@yahoo.com.

Come up for breakfast, everyplace here in town is a great place to eat, great food, then stroll the town and stop by Alos, they are open seven days a week!

As you can see the town beautification process has the sidewalks in a mess so parking for Alos is in the back, behind the diner. All of this construction should be finished soon! If you come up (from Vegas) to visit, turn right just before the diner and then a quick left for parking. I think construction has removed the street sign, great! :)

Prices are very reasonable, the antiques, well some are one of a kind, you just cannot find these anymore. There is one just drop dead silver antique punch bowl set that if you know of anyone that loves to entertain or is planning  a lovely wedding, well this is a show stopper for sure and under a hundred dollars for the whole set! You can't beat the price!

There are tons of signs, the old fashion hand saws, I've seen people paint lovely scenes on these, suitcases, desks, victorian pieces, way to many to mention. :) The saws run from ten dollars for small and medium to one that was forth-five that was almost six feet long!

Chris and his family are just lovely, he is following in Dad's footsteps, and he is well on his way! The store is large and absolutely lovely, and full of the most beautiful things! (lots of pics below :)

Lots of eye candy for those Coca Cola lovers, steins, signs, old photos, a gorgeous piano and oh did I mention tons of just beautiful furniture too!

Enough of my chatter, plan to visit often, his store info will be on the side bar now and I will be visiting often to show you all the new things that come in almost everyday! I understand a website and blog is in the making as well, and I'm told new pics will be posted soon! He told me his new sign will be up this week too! So, oh gee, I guess I will have to take another day off and visit this week! lol

Grab that cuppa jo and I hope you enjoy your visit! Happy Monday! Stay cool! hugs kat =^.^=

here goes.......





To say I had fun this morning is an understatement! I should have stayed home and cleaned or something! ha! I'm still editing and working at my business (film at 1100) but needed a lovely break today! wo hoo!




























Lovely dining set, large and small pieces, all in pristine condition!




























I had to stop and just smile at this tv tray! It's metal, very vintage, I just loved it! It so reminded me of my Nana! She always had one or six of these usually in a set! The typewriter is not bad either!:) A sweet true antique that I think everyone should have in their home, just in case the computer, ipad, iphone, laptop or computer goes out on them! Then they can show the kids how it should really be done! :)






Notice that very unique leather chair, this reminds me of new york loft design, one perfect, very unique piece for that special place in the man cave, family room or living area. This one is just lovely and very different! Shelves of all kinds of steins, walls of metal signs, glassware.





Armoirs with keys, wow; desks, victorian trunks, chairs galore, it was just a blast to go see all these things!


Parking is in the back, hope you get a chance to stop on in when visiting our quaint little town, it is becoming more quaint and green, a great family place to stroll and sit, and eat ice cream! Hope you enjoyed this rather long post, but I did really enjoy myself this day! hugs..........=^.^=