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Answer the Question: Where Would You Wish To Wake Up Tomorrow??

Intriguing question, isn't it? While surfing the web, I found this site called " 50 People, 1 Question " that posts a question and makes a video of their responses. The music is mesmerizing, the people are genuine and the questions are thought provoking. Here is the most recent question, "Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?" Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn from Fifty People, One Question on Vimeo . What would YOUR response be? I think if I could wake up anywhere tomorrow, I would have to say some place like this.... Yosemite Valley. I can almost smell the Redwoods, feel that cool, clean breeze on my face and feel the calm beginning to settle in. Oh, and maybe I'd have to be enjoying it with just my hubby and no other tourists...keeping it peaceful and quiet. How about you? Leave some comments about where you'd like to wake up tomorrow, and be sure to take a look at that video.

Pismo Beach Featured in Westways Magazine!

My new Westways arrived in the mailbox yesterday and had a page featuring a Day Trip to Pismo Beach. (pg. 30 if you get the magazine) If you don't get the magazine, I'll try to put up some of the most interesting things from the article. First the map from the downtown area with featured places to visit highlighted. The first catagory covered was places to EAT. They suggested (1) Old West Cinnamon Rolls. 1861 Dolliver Street. Follow the smell of just baked cinnamon rolls and inside you will hear the rolls are "the best in the world." (2) Steamers of Pismo Beach . 1601 Price Street. Known for its panoramic ocean view and award-winning clam chowder and some of the tastiest fish and chips in town. And (3) Rosa's Italian Restaurant . 491 Price Street. Try the thin-crust pizza with Italian sausage, salami, and green pepper. Be sure to save room for the tiramisu. Next, there were the places to PLAY. Number (4) is Hotlix. 179 Pomeroy Avenue. Kown for its

Earth Day 2009

Today is Earth Day. We've all read about the effects are daily lifestyle has on our environment. Taken a moment today to reflect on how you may be impacting the Earth and find some new ways to help make a positive change in your environment. Here's a list of ideas to get you started. Keep an eye on ENERGY STAR ratings! The higher, the better. Use public transportation. Swap one day of driving for walking or biking. Buy food from local farms. Bring your own reusable bag when you go shopping. Turn off your computer at night. Unplug electronic devices — including cellphone chargers — when not in use. Turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth can save gallons of water. Pass up bottled water for filtered tap water, and while you're at it, use personal thermos' when you pick up that coffee at your favorite coffee shop. Recycle, good for the environment and for your pocketbook! Before you buy any stuff ask your self whether you need it. Often things are bought at

High Temps This Week!

Beach weather.... for those of us living on the Central Coast the weather is mostly mild. My sister calls and asks me the temperatures and I say, "About 65 degrees". That's the average around here. It sometimes gets a bit warmer and we have had it below 32 degrees but rarely . 65 is probably the average temperature. But this week, Holy Cow! We had the heat for a couple of days and thought we were going to die. Now for all of you that live in hot places, you will probably scoff and say, "You call THAT high!?" But for us, IT'S HIGH! We spend summers here in sweatshirts and layering clothes is a regular practice. We don't have air conditioners and a simple fan just doesn't do the trick! Monday's temperature was over 100 degrees! I did a screen capture at 4 PM and that was AFTER the peak heat of the day. Tuesday was a bit cooler but still in the 90's. Then finally today, the fog appeared and our temperatures were back to "normal". See

Part 1, 2 & 3 - Denim Picnic Blanket Quilt-Along From Little Birdie Secrets

They've been busy creating a really great tutorial for a waterproof backed picnic basket over at Little Birdie Secrets. It's made of recycled denim jeans and a $5 waterproof picnic tablecloth from WalMart. It's a great project to "take on" during Earth Week and will be indispensable at this summer's park outings. To follow along with this quilt project, you'll want to hop on over to the "Little Birdie Secrets" website for Part 1, 2 & 3. Little Birdie Secrets: denim picnic blanket quilt-along - part 1 Little Birdie Secrets: denim picnic blanket quilt-along - part 2 Little Birdie Secrets: denim picnic blanket quilt-along - part 3

A Free Moment to Relax.... I Think

Pretty picture, huh? It's my front yard lavender bush on a sunny day inviting the bees in for a relaxing drink. Lavender has a wonderful relaxing smell, and drinking lavender tea can also relax you. I wonder if the bees experience "bliss" when they drink from my bush. Heck, if I was a bee, I may not go anywhere else if that was the case. Thought I would post the picture today to remind myself to slow down, relax and take time to breathe. Life has been on overload for a few weeks now. Actually it's been on overload for a few MONTHS but we won't delve that far back right now. So far this month we've celebrated 2 Birthdays with one still to go, an Anniversary, Easter and a Baby Shower. Every weekend seems to have plans of some kind and there hasn't been time to just "BE" in a while. This upcoming weekend may have a few hours of unplanned time...hey, I said MAY! Our cat, Randal, has to have his teeth cleaned on Saturday. He's actually been exper

Babies, Babies, BABIES!

If you're anything like me, you are going to find yourself going to a baby shower, giving a baby shower or being the one having a baby! There are SO many people having kids right now. I just got back from a shower today for my Best Friends daughter. (They're having a baby girl...the 1st after 3 boys!!) The gifts were bought but I forgot to get some tissue paper so I came up with this idea, using a 5-pack of receiving blankets as the tissue paper for the gifts. Nothing to throw away and it looks so CUTE!

Today is My Birthday!!

52 years ago today, I was born. My Mom said I was a big April Fools joke on her and Dad. They thought I was going to be a boy, Larry Dean, but I'm really glad I was a girl. The middle child, I grew up with two sisters. Because of that, I vowed I'd never have an uneven amount of kids. It was usually two against one in fights, and I've been on both sides of that! It was also a scapegoat position... "I didn't do it, she did, yeah, she did it", and that was that, a spanking for NOTHING! I wasn't a girlie girl during my elementary school years. Mom and Dad called me a Tom Boy. Girls were already too clique-y and they never wanted to get dirty. I was a "hunt the desert for horned toads, dip into the muddy pond for pollywogs and play football, kickball, baseball, whatever was the ball of choice, every Sunday afternoon with "the guys." In my teen years I met the man of my dreams and got married. In my 20's I had my 4 kids and became Mom. Ok, wit

Little Birdie Secrets: Denim Picnic Blanket Quilt Along - Part 1

Ok gals... remember me saying I'm working on 2 quilts right now... here is the second, a waterproof, jeans topped quilt perfect for sitting on in damp parks. It's made with a $5 waterproof tablecloth from Walmart and used jeans that you may have lying around your home or at your local thrift store. Check out these easy to follow directions and play along. I'd love to see what YOU come up with! Little Birdie Secrets: Denim Picnic Blanket Quilt Along - Part 1