Friday, June 26, 2009

I can't get enough Schnoodle love with this wee one

:: check out those baby blue eyes ::

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Couldn't ya just eat her up? Chocolate Merle Schnoodle

We'll visit her this weekend. Hopefully her eyes will be open. She's the biggest of the litter of 6 outweighing even her big brother. No name yet. Any suggestions?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Singing In The Rain - Tap Dance

Between all the flowers and "stage make-up" this little girl is hooked on dancing again. Although she wants to take jazz next year so she can dance like High School Musical kids.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Garage Sale Wrap-Up

Didn't find what I was really looking for, which is an old full of character wood piece that I can paint for our foyer. But I did find a few things I'm happy about. Milk glass compote and plate ($4); vintage tablecloth ($4); old Jack & Jill book which I'm going to reuse in gift tags and cards; some Brighton jewelery which was a big score ($9 for all three pieces); a gorgeous Crate & Barrel square cake stand; and the biggest score - see that bag "Justice", see it - that is full, I mean stuffed to the top, of shirts and pants all from Justice or Limited Too, things were either $1 or $2. Not quite the size sweet girl is in yet, but good enough to put away in a bin for another year or so. Too good of a deal to pass up. One shirt from either of those stores costs about $25. Oh and a bag of shell for BB to put in his rock collection jar.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

puppy love = schnoodle

We have one schnoodle, Lulu, and after losing our golden retriever to cancer in March, my husband couldn't wait to get his hands on another sweet dog. Since I'm not allergic to this breed, we thought we might as well get another one. This little gal was born on June 2. She's another schnoodle [that's poodle and schnauzer] and chocolate merle this time [our Lulu is cream colored]. Cute as can be. We had to take a trip to the breeder, Windy Hill Kennel, yesterday just to get our hands on her. We probaly won't drive out again for a couple weeks then hopefully she'll have her eyes open.

No name yet for this sweetie. Here she is in my husband's hands.


4 days old here

Here's the entire litter - what great coloring. Ours is No. 4. The three other spotted ones are called blue merle, and then there are two color chocolates.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My school year TO DO list is not DONE = my poem

It was the night before the last day of school.
I was panicking, I didn't know what to do.
The entire school year, done in a flash,
Oh my, didn't I realize that it wouldn't last.

I have things to get done when my kids are not here.
Now I won't get them done, as planned, I fear.
Project to complete and things to paint,
the studio needs organized
Oh gosh, I might faint.

What have I done with my time, I just don't know.
It seemed I had months, where did it all go?
I sit here in wonder, when will it all get done.
In time, my dear friend, let's just have fun.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Flag

There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy. 25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job [by the teenager photographed above, Ray "Bubba" Sorensen], and since then it has been left completely undisturbed.It's quite an impressive sight.

need a laugh?

Go visit this blog ~ cake wrecks. It is so absolutely hysterical. I visit it about once a week to catch up on my dose of cakes that are .... well, a wreck. You will laugh. You may laugh so hard you cry. There are also some very neat cakes shown, but the fun ones are the bad ones.