Favorite Wilde Quotes

~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde





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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gorgeous Creature

Parent-volunteer Sport-Team-Photographers will always hold a place in my heart! We are so very lucky that our son's team has one of the best ever talented, devoted, creative photographers! He always manages to get those up-in-the-air shots.  Our tournament games this last weekend involved quite a bit of snow, which kept things interesting.  Mr. Photographer sometimes adds in a few non-soccer pics for variety.  He captured this gorgeous bird-of-prey during the tournament. Fabulous.
   
Here's another great non-sport shot heading home from a summer tournament.
I think this is Mt. Saint Helens?  Makes for a beautiful background.


 ~Shelly

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Featured Wedding Inspiration

Just found out today that our cousin's wedding was featured on The Wedding Day blog; post dated January 10, 2012.  Such a romantic 
setting on this beautiful grass covered field. 
 The Wedding Day blog is a site that has free wedding websites and gives inspiration to couples planning their big day.

 Isn't this gorgeous?  Love, love the J & J monogram, back to back.  Their names are Jason and Juanita -so sweet.  Yummy textures!

What?  More romantic shots?  I have to get in my quota of sighs for the day.  Come on -do it with me... S - i - g - h..., doesn't that feel better?

 Sweet banners & chalkboard hearts - getting any DIY ideas?


 And, what use is any romantic wedding without a bit of silliness mixed in? 


Want to see more?  Just head on over to The Wedding Day (a South African based site) for the whole story -how they met and all.  You may just get a peek of some handsome groomsmen as well ;-)


And, if you feel like seeing what kind of trouble you can get into, check out their DIY section, like any good blogger would!

Here's some DIY flowers to temp you...



See you soon,
~Shelly

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Anyone Lost?

Address & Directions are Fake


Is it difficult to get to your house?  Have a lot of numbered streets?  That's what it is like for us -after living here for 11 years, I still get a bit mixed up!  Yes, I know, we are living in the age of a GPS in every car... almost.

When we used to need a babysitter, I wanted him/her to be prepared!  If there was an emergency -how would he/she know the info for 911 to get here? Sometimes Rescuers can use a clue in a confusing maze.  For example:  house color, 2-story, on the left, 2nd from the corner, etc.  We have all heard about a child who has run outside to wave the emergency vehicles to the correct house quickly.


So, those few (ha!) years ago, I decided to frame directions to our home.  If someone is lost, or in an emergency, all we had to do was grab the frame off the wall, right next to the phone -and read out the address.  Easy Peasy.  Gives me piece of mind.  At the time, I thought it would be too much information to add our cell numbers to frame, so I wrote them down just inside the cupboard door.  But now, I think they could be added at the bottom -away from the home phone and that would work really well.  And -how about adding your names too?  Bet that kind of info can fly right out of your head in an emergency. 

When a lost guest calls, sometimes I still grab this little frame for reference.  Guess what, teens are even less clued in than I am -pretty sure they use it too, when I am not looking.  We actually keep it hung up behind the computer screen -it doesn't really match  our decor, but we know where it is.

I am happy to report, everyone is safe & sound.  I have only ever handed this to my husband or kids for them to help someone trying to find our home. :)

Do not follow, you will get lost!

FYI:
To print this out, I used cardstock, and "bold" print setting.  The frame is 5x5, and the font size is 12p, Times New Roman.


Stay safe! 


~Shelly

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Almost Back to "Normal"

Hey there.  This place is almost back where it was, a nice & cozy familiarity.  Not what I was going for, but that's alright -I will get there.  I would like something lighter, in a 3-column style.  An arrangement that is so much fun, that it sometimes writes itself.  You know, when you fall asleep thinking about an idea or project you want to post?  Then you just wake up -and hey! -there it is.  Now that would be cool.  You could just wake up, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy your latest post. :) Fantasy, I know -but a good one!  Happy New Year, everyone.

~Shelly

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