Wednesday, May 25, 2011

6 Grade Camp

My Daughter Julia is @ 6 grade camp.
Her teacher Mr.Marsh took this picture and posted it on face book.
Julia is the girl with the big smile and hair in her food.
At 47,I still have fond memories of camp. I hope she is experiencing the same fond memories.
My friend Lynn and I were in the same cabin and with face book connected again.
I do have a confession. I wanted to be a nun until 6 grade camp.
Nothing "weird" happened yet having that new found freedom and interaction with "boys"
-I realized, the monastery was not for me. Go figure.
What is your memory of camp?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Scentsy -Wickless Candles

My friend Tanya is a new Scentsy Consultant. I have to admit I had never heard of Scentsy- a safe,wickless alternative to scented candles.
I quickly learned of the Scentsy Mission:
To bring value to the world by providing an industry-leading,family-friendly business opportunity,selling creative,artistic,high quality products that Warm the heart,Enliven the Senses,and inspire the Soul.  
With my busy scedule and finals coming up I had 3 options, a Home Party,Basket Party and/or Open House Party. I opted for the Basket Party so I could take the Party with me to work,school, Julia's Basket Ball game and Youth Group. The basket was easy to transport and came complete with samples,brochures and order forms. The samples smell so good! The names are wondferfully creative.  

  •  Thunderstorm 
  • French Lavender
  • Mediterranean Spa  
  • Whitesands
  • Ocean
  • Shades of Green
  • Wishing Well
  • Radiance
  • Inner Peace
  • Pima Cotton
 Spring & Summer
  • Forever Pink
  • Pomatini
  • Groovy Grapefruit
  • Mums & Mangold
  • Lilacs and Violets
  • Cherry Limeade
  • Faerie Blossom
  • Tea Party
  • Citrus Sun Tea
  • Berry Blush
  • Beach
  • Go-Go Goji
  • Honey Do
  • Sugar
  • Red Candy Apple
 Corner Cafe
Coca Clementine
Sugar Cookie
Blue Berry Cheesecake
Hazel Latte
Baked Apple Pie
Mocha Doodle
Sticky Cinnamon Bun
Cranberry Muffin
 Scent of the Month (10%off)
Amber Road
Honey Pear Cider
Camu Camu
Welcome Home
White Tea & Cactus
Cinnamon Bear
Clove & Cinnamon
Cinnamon Vanilla
Black Raspberry Vanilla
Satin Sheets
Perfectly Pomegranate
Sweet Pea & Vanilla
Vanilla Cream
Newborn Nursery
Home Sweet Home
Skinny Dippin
Berry Tart
Autumn Sunset
Clean Breeze
My Dear Watson
Sunkist Citrus

Lucky in Love
Love Story
You Go Girl
Simply Irresistible
My Wish
Enchanted Mist
French Kiss
Coconut Lemongross
Paradise Punch
Kahiko Hula
Rio Beach
Cranberry Mango
Lush Gardenia
Reggae Sunset
Surfer Chick
Havana Cabana
Cucumber Lime

 Scentsy Men
Route 66
Sharp Dressed Man
 A Simple System
Unique Scentsy warmers use a low -watt bulb to slowly melt specially formulated wax. With no flame,smoke or soot,the Scentsy wickless candle system us a safe way to enjoy more than 80 Scentsy fragrances.
1.Plug it in.Turn it on.
2.Place one o rmore sections of a Scentsy Bar into the warmer dish.


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Grandma Lupe's Authentic Tamales

No yard sales today.

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Grandma Lupe's Facebook page

Grandma Lupe & Daughter Mary

 Rey did a write up of Grandma Lupe's tamales here: Rey's Tamale Page 

Wanted to share pictures of  Aunt Crispina's Back yard in lovely Jamul,CA.  The weather was beautiful. We celebrated Grandma Lupe's 80th Birthday. Grandma Lupe has been featured on the Food Network for her famous tamales. I have personally seen people wait hours  at the Indio Tamale Festival to purchase her legendary tamales.   Mary, one of Grandma's Lupe's daughters, is my Yard Sale partner in crime.
Here are some pictures I took before I left......

Monday, May 16, 2011

Recycled Rubber Tire Purse???

Have you ever seen a purse made out of old tires? I didn't notice it until the seller mentioned it. My pictures don't give it justice. The purse is really cute.The logo states " Greater Good" El Salvador.
I googled when I arrived home and found there's all types of recycled rubber tire items.
Take a peek:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fashion Sketching By Patricia L. Rowe

 I love old books on fashion so when I came across Patricia L. Rowe's
"Shorthand Fashion Sketching"
 ...I had to get it!

There's an Introduction written in 1959 from Rowe while living in Captiva,Florida. She explains how the pages of the book is designed to teach in the quickest possible time, by the shortest possible method, how to sketch fashions in the most practical way.
Lessons include The Basic Fashion Figure-Front, Three Quarter View and Smaller Size. Section II describes The Figure in Motion. Other sections include, Basic fashions from blouses and necklines ,collars,sleeves,basic skirts to hemlines,hats and coats. It concludes with fabrics,textures and patterns,techniques in pen,brush and pencil. I loves the historic costume section. Take a peek........