Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Well hello summer!

Is it hot enough?
Could it be any more humid?
Are you melting like me?
Am I complaining?
heck no!
After the winter we've had I say....
bring it on!!!

And bring on the Ice Cream!!!

Ice Cream Soda's that is...
had to share with you my newest sign....this one's an original that I won't be repeating.
I've been working on it little by little over these past few sweltering weeks...here she is.....

More photos of her in my etsy shop...hope you enjoy & hope your staying cool!!!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Friday, June 25, 2010

From this day foward.....

It's here! The Wedding Blog Party hosted by sweet Stephanie at Angelic Accents! Stop by her place and see her amazing collection of wedding memorbilia...you will be wowed!

Now for some wedding signs...after all, what's a wedding without a sign or two?

(these are custom signs recently ordered by either the bride or...the mother of the bride!)

Mr. & Mrs. signs to hang on the bride & groom's adirondack chairs ...too cute!

How about an old time photo booth at your wedding? How fun!

Remember photo booths? I do, some of the funnest times growing up...making photo strips with your friends..seeing how many of you would fit in that little booth!

(Hannah and her friend Drew at the prom in May)

Aren't weddings just complete BLISS?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Morning in the Garden

***this is a repost from early last summer***we'll rename it
'a trip down memory lane' & linking up with Tracie from
Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday ~ enjoy!
here we go....
Some early Monday morning garden shots...
my perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee...
loving the symetry...not perfect but sooo close!

radishes just about ready to harvest and red leaf lettuce...

the cucumber trellis...my personal little Eiffel Tower!

my best gal...I think she's finally found her happy place!

The one thing "bad days" have over "good days," is that they're completely optional.
Have a 'good day' everyone!!
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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Friday, June 18, 2010

la table parfaite d'art!

new studio...piece No. 1...
heavy, solid oak
from an old clothing store
(wish I knew which one)

at the **perfect price** Salvation Army... $5.00!

Two metal plates...one on each side say "Haggar Clothing Co." I was wishing it said

"Ralph Lauren Clothing Co." till I researched a little on Haggar....

turns out Haggar has a little fun history...

founded in 1926 in Dallas Texas by Lebanese immigrant Joseph M. Haggar, who's son had a famous phone conversation with President Lyndon Johnson....

The following is a transcript of a taped White House phone conversation of President Lyndon Johnson ordering pants.

The President: Mr. Haggar?

Haggar: Yes sir, Joe Haggar.

The President: Joe, is your father the one that makes clothes?

Haggar: Yes sir, we're all together.

The President: Ya'll made me some real lightweight slacks, that he just made up on his own, sent to me three or four months ago. It's kind of a light brown and a light green, rather soft green and soft brown.

Haggar: Yes sir.

The President: And they're real lightweight. Now I need about six pairs for summer wear. I want a couple of...maybe three of the light brown, kind of, uh, almost powder color, like powder on a lady's face. Then there was some green, and then maybe some of the light pair, if you had a blue in that or black, if I could have one blue and one black. I need about six pairs to wear around in the evening when I come in from work.

Haggar: Yes sir.

The President: And I need...they're about half an inch too tight in the waist.

Haggar: Too tight? Do you recall the exact size or was this one of the ones we truly did 'em right for you?

The President: No I don't know. Ya'll just guessed at 'em I think, son. But don't you have the measurements there? I can send you a pair. I want them a half inch larger in the waist than they were before, except I want two or three inches of stuff left back in there so I can take 'em up. I vary 10 or 15 pounds a month.

Haggar: All right sir.

The President: So leave me about two and half, three inches in the back where I can let 'em out or take 'em up and put...make these a half-inch bigger in the waist. Make the pockets at least an inch longer. My money and my knife, everything fall out. Wait just...

(the President muffles the phone and speaks to another person)

The President: Hello?

Haggar: Hello.

The President: Now the pockets. When you sit down in a chair, the knife and your money comes out, so I need at least another inch in the pockets.

Haggar: All right.

The President: Yeah. Now another thing, the crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight. So when you make 'em up, give me an inch that I can let out there, because they cut me. It's just like riding a wire fence. These are alllmost...these are the best I've had anywhere in the United States. But when I gain a little weight they cut me under there, so leave me uhhh...you never do have much margin there, but see if you can leave me about an inch from the front of the zipper (at this point the President loudly belches into the phone) ends, right on under the back of my bunghole.

Haggar: All right sir.

The President: So I can let it out there if I need to. Now be sure you got the best zippers in 'em. These are good that I have, and if you can get those come in I will sure be grateful.

Haggar: Right. Where would you like them sent, please?

The President: The White House.

Haggar: All right.

How funny is that?!!!!

(Now Ralph...have you had any pants ordered by a President and got it on tape???)

And then...this little tidbit for the tennis gal in me...Jimmy Connors once offered a pair of Haggars as a peace offering to a disgruntled opponent.

Plus...there's just something about Haggar's that reminds me of my dad:)

Haggar's...gotta love 'em!

Happy Father's Day weekend to all your Haggar lovin' dads!

Monday, June 14, 2010

In the garden...

Spent alot of time in the garden this weekend....extremely hot and humid and lot's of labor intensive work paid off with a little surprise....
I so wanted this years vegetable garden to be more aesethically pleasing. So....
my darling husband created these paths for me (I helped too but it was really his design!). I was tickled pink with his idea! After spending all day in the dirt we went in for showers, dinner and then came back out after dusk to relax and view the garden...what a treat to see the pavers illuminated by the moonlight!
I loved it!...of course I ran and got my camera...
I had to use a flash to get a decent photo but I'll tell you, with just some candlelight and moonlight this was a stunning view!
In my email this morning ...another surprise!
My interview with Dionne of City of Dionne was published in
Meylah! (thanks Dionne!)
If you're not familiar with Meylah it's a wonderful site devoted to building an online creative community for individuals to learn, share and support each other’s business growth online. I get their emails each morning and they are always full of great tips...very insightful info, if you have an online business ,you need to check it out!
Happy Monday everyone!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

'Tis the season...

of chaos and disorder.

‘One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.’ A.A. Milne

It's just chaos lately (you too?)...but it's leading to some new discoveries...


want to teach teenagers how to hang up wet towels?
send them to the laudromat a few times cuz the dryers broken

weeds growing faster than you can pull?
pull a Dorothy...pour boiling water on them (just don't hit your plants!)

can't get the lugnut off to replace your brake pads in your car?
use mom's handy 'heat' tool that she strips paint with to heat it up!
(ok...give that discovery to your husband)

and then there's the biggie....

tripping over signs in your little studio??

steal the dining room!!!!!

goodbye unused room ...hello new studio!!!
It's gonna take some doin' but I'm quite determined...that's usually when I'm at my most dangerous ..lol:)

more on that as it develops!

Three new signs I'm tripping over....

soon to be all in my etsy shop..
the beach sign is my favorite!

And one more thing before I go...

Happy 24th Birthday to my favorite tennis player who's playing in my favorite tennis tournament in my favorite city in the world!!

Rafael Nadal....sexiest tennis player alive (ummm....next to my husband of course!)

ok... I think I better go now!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Guess Who?

but before that....
thankyou all for entering!

I want to tell you how truly
**humbled **
I am...your comments, of which I've read
over and over
have me so...well...
absolutely blushing!
and to my new followers...
welcome & thankyou!
for thinking
enough of my lil' blog to want to follow me!
I look foward to visiting new friends in blogland!
ok...now down to business...
the winner, chosen by the nifty random.org guy is
comment #5!!
who is...
Congrats Victoria!!!
email me girl and we'll get designing & painting!