Thursday, July 29, 2010


This is one of my favorite houses in Carmel, I wish I had taken more photos of the garden which is absolutely gorgeous. It has a lot of ferns and foxgloves...very fairy tale like.

Across the street is a dreamy Bed and Breakfast Inn....Sorry, I forgot the name of it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Black Butte Ranch Resort, Oregon

I just came back from our 8th Annual Sisters trip to Black Butte Ranch and the Quilt Show at Sisters Oregon. Black Butte Ranch Resort is so beautiful, it is very family oriented with plenty fun things to do for every member of the family, Horeseback Riding, Biking, Swimming for mom and dad it has a fantastic Spa.

My sisters at the Quilt show in Sisters Oregon, We had a tail gate party while watching Alex Aleander and Ricky Tims show some of there quilts.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lori Mitchell Dolls

I have a small collection of Lori Mitchell Folk Art Dolls. I picked up these two recently.....they just make me smile when I see them.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Old Town, San Diego

This shop in Old Town had lantterns and figurines made out of tin. They were very beautiful especially when lit from the inside. My daughter and her friend were having fun trying on different hats...they were so funny!

A relaxing dinner at a local resturant ......Margarita's......Chips and Salsa with with family and friends...thats the good life.

Casey's Cupcakes and Candies, Riverside CA

On a visit to Riverside, my daughter took my sister and I to Casey's Cupcakes, located next to the beautiful Mission Inn, Riverside Ca. I know that cupcakes are really popular right now but I was especially impressed with this shop. Not only are the cupcakes out of this world delicious but the presentation is absoultely devine.

The girls uniforms are so cute. They were very sweet to take a moment out of there very busy day to allow me to photo them for my blog.

The Unforgettable Kiss, San Diego

While my sister and I were in San Diego we came across this statue, which I am sure you will recognize from the famous World War II photo. As you can see from the ship behind it this statue is very tall. We were actually trying to find a dock to take a bay cruise when we saw it. We couldn't resist stopping for photos.

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- “Unconditional Surrender,” a 25-foot, 6,000 pound statue by world-renowned artist J. Seward Johnson commemorating a famous World War II photo was unveiled Feb. 10 at Mole Park in San Diego. Unconditional Surrender is a three-dimensional interpretation of a photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt of a Sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, New York City on Aug. 14, 1945, following the announcement of V-J Day.Edith Shain, the nurse memorialized in Eisenstaedt’s photo, and members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Inc., attended the ceremony along with hundreds of San Diego residents.“This statue brings back so many memories of peace, love and happiness,” said Shain. “There is so much romance in the statue; it gives such a feeling of hope to all who look at it.”“During the moment of the kiss I don’t remember much, it happened so fast and it happened at the perfect time. I didn’t even look at the Sailor who was kissing me,” Shain continued. “I closed my eyes and enjoyed the moment like any woman would have done.”

Solvang, California

My sister and I recently took a trip to San Diego, on the way down we stopped at the quaint Danish community of Solvang. It is a picturesque town, located in the Santa Ynez Valley. If you have a chance to stop by you must try the Aebleskivers, which are a round like pancake served with a Strawberry Syrup and Whip Cream. You can also stuff them with fresh strawberries which I think make them extra delicious!

It is not unusual to see the shopkeeper dress up in Danish costumes. Very Cute!
There are carriage rides around town, well worth the ride as they review the history of the town.