Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh, Greta-ta!



There once was a girl,

Who had lots of swirls-

and beautiful brown splashes on her forehead.



And when she was good,

She was Oh, Greta! Good!!

And when she was bad she was... still so pretty.


Drive-by Shots of Mendocino County





I'm feeling....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Picnics

Perfect picnic weather is upon us, and I am taking full advantage. Lounging on a blanket, dining al fresco is such a Happy thing! Here are a few found picnic pictures to inspire you to take your favorite snacks (and a favorite person or two) and head out of doors. 

And on a related note... I found this quote that I just had to share :) 

Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don't mind going through a little bush to get there! - Minnie Pearl 














Ernst Schultz - Paranoia Picknick Front Cover

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mismatched Chairs

Last week (or so) I blogged about the table I refinished (read all the exciting details here) and I mentioned that I wanted to accompany it with a round of mismatched chairs. With the help of my sister-in-law, (and  google image search) I found loads of inspiration... LOADS!

Here are some of my favorites:















Love them all! (if you're paying really close attention to this blog, you'll notice that I have used two of these photos in previous posts...  :)

And I love the idea of having totally different chairs painted or upholstered to have a common color or fabric, like these:





Of course my favorite, and if I'm going to be totally honest, the reason why I love the whole mismatched chair look to begin with, is this one:


Any suggestions or opinions? Which look is best?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

a fairy tale cottage


Can't tell if it's "real", but it still looks like a very Happy place. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Honeymoon Boogie Memories

Our honeymoon to the Virgin Islands was almost two years ago, but it was such a  Happy time that I love to go back there in my memories. The best thing about my hubby-- other than his sweetness, his smarts, his sense of humor and his rockin' bod-- is  his playfulness. He makes everything more fun! And this post remembers how he made a really fun day, even more fun. Silly, dorky, lovey, Happy, fun! 

It looks like Matt is giving me a little smooch, but he's really whispering, "let's take turns dancing on that wooden platform overlooking the sea!"

First me- Look at these moves!




then Matt tears it up!




 OK, then we danced together for a while, explored the rest of the vista point and then got a few well deserved rounds of rummy drinks at the bar at the bottom of the hill... and yes, we're sitting in swings!


+PS- the matching t-shirts is another story for another day (but I assure you, there is a story!)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pretty hair

I need someone to play with my hair, an make it look like this!


the green of the valley

These are pictures from Spring when I visited my home town of Redwood Valley. I am visiting again, and I see the ends of summer all around- less green and more gold, orange and brown. Each season brings with it some Happy, but looking back at these photos, I remember how wonderful it is to see the green-ness of all things!