Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rachel's Junk in the Trunk: Target $1.00 Cilantro Grow Kit ! EASY PEASY!

Click below  to learn how to grow your own cilantro!

Rachel's Junk in the Trunk: Target $1.00 Cilantro Grow Kit ! EASY PEASY!: Ever wonder how if these little grow kits work? Cilantro (Coriadrum Satium)  Say that 3 times fast!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Barrett Ranch House in Jamul,CA via SOHO San Diego

Barrett Ranch House
I pass by this house at least once a week on my way to the Jamul Post Office . 
It's sad how it's abandoned and nothing is being done about it. 
I would love to make it into a Community Farmers Market. 
Any investors? lol 
This 1891 two-story Victorian farmhouse in Jamul has been abandoned for years now and is deteriorating as we speak. The wood facades and special architectural elements, such as double front porches and a bay window, are still painted barn-red with white trim, as is the large barn next to the house. It appears vandals have stripped the interior and uninvited guests may have made it their home. The house stands on a 185-acre property once owned by Hal Simpson, a nurseryman from Los Angeles. He opened Simpson's Nursery on 25 of the acres during the 1960s. Once an East County attraction, the nursery closed, leaving the abandoned house even more vulnerable. Who is responsible for the site is still a bit of a mystery.
Photo by Sandé Lollis


Simple Monday Morning Memories

Blessed to have Monday mornings off! Whenever someone passes by I wave like old friends. They do wave back yet I'm sure wondering why I'm the only one with my window blinds opened. I've turned into my Mom. Every morning, a cup of coffee and open the curtains. I once read, we never leave home, we take it with us.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rachel's Junk in the Trunk Blogger Bed & Spring Fever Garden

Where do you have your quiet time? For me, it's my bed. Love my little lights.

Gardening is my passion and another place for "Quiet Time" 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring Time 2015 with Photo Editor Pic-Monkey

Had a few hours in between dropping off Julia (16) at school. Decided to drop by Skyline Church Cafe for coffee and quiet time before playing Facilities Manager at Ace Self Storage. After reading emails stopping by Facebook, I ended up on PicMonkey. The following are pictures I took last summer. With a few editing tricks the photos really take on a life of their own.

If you haven't already check out : click here  PIC-MONKEY

It's great for adding your Blog name to your pictures!

This is a picture on a wall taken with my Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
I added  the "Dark Edges" effect to darken bringing out the softer tones. 

My Bible, I added "Bokeh Shapes" which gave the effects of little crosses! 

Another picture of a picture adding Orton and Film Grain editor. 
I think I found a new hobby! lol 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Wanted to share pictures I created with the website Pic-Monkey .This photo editing site is really user friendly. Believe me, I like easy peasy. It's taking an ordinary picture and making it unique for your blog or scrapbooking.
Here are  just a few pictures. This  is a  great resource  if you want to share pictures with your blog name. Also, it makes those photos that can use some touch ups, really look pleasing to the eye! I'm currently on the 30 day free trial. After that it will be $4.99 a month. That's a great deal!




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rolling Stones Bracelet : Good luck charm for Honors Geometry

As I watched Julia do her Honors  Geometry Homework, I was breaking into a sweat just watching! Math and I broke up a long time ago so it's really awkward when we get together.  Ha! 
Then I noticed her Rollingstones Bracelet.  I've heard of the band and have seen the logo for many years . I'm sure I've heard their music yet to tell you what they sing , I haven't a clue! 
I shamed Julia by not knowing if Rolling Stones was one word or two.  This is the look I received. 

Guess I won't be getting the cool Mom award anytime soon! 

Meet Bertie from The Dollar Tree Store

Bertie was purchased at The Dollar Tree Store. She is a great addition to my  front office. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

My new Starbucks Verismio 580 Expresso Coffee Maker

I'm so excited to share one of the gifts I received from my daughter Julia Rose . A Starbucks Verismo 580. I can now make my favorite Starbucks beverages at the touch of a button! I'm enjoying everything  from caffe lattes and expresso to regular brewed coffee. Plus the money savings is noticeable!
I was amazed how easy it is to use. The step by step instructions helped. I did it all by myself without Julia having to show me all the technical gadgets. She is a barista at Skyline Church and knows I LOVE COFFE. It's the only vice I have left! Can you relate? Here are some photos I took this morning before rushing off to Steele Canyon High (Julia school) and my #1 Job at ACE SELF STORAGE RANCHO . Then later tonight #2 job at Skyline Church. It's a 12 hour day. No wonder she gave me an expresso machine for Christmas!

Look at this cute little coffee candle! Precious! I won it at a white elephant gathering. 

Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe: cranberry cinnamon rolls with brown butter icing.....

via : Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe: cranberry cinnamon rolls with brown butter icing.....

Had to share! Don't they look delicious?

Gotta try!

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