Monday, August 22, 2016

Musical Monday: "Man in Black" -Johnny Cash

"Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.....

.......I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.....
.....And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen' that we all were on their side.....

....Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white....."

(embedded below or listen to it HERE.)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Painting the Guest Room (part 2)

 What do you think???

I just love it- any time of day, any lighting- I love it!  =)  (I keep going back and looking at it!)

One of the things that I did was cut a scalloped template out of a piece of milk jug- traced it all the way around the edge of the wall & ceiling, and painted it twice. =)   
 (I was extra sore, but it was worth it!)

I can't wait to finish decorating this room.  Do you have any decorating tips/idea? 
(I know that I'll do something radical to that lamp....)


((part 3))
 Paint color: "Refresh" by Sherwin-Williams.  If you have pinterest,
search 'sherwin williams Refresh paint', and you'll see some good examples.  =)

(I'll share this post on "Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson")

Monday, August 15, 2016

Musical Monday: "Old Fashioned" -Adam Davidson

...I'd rather walk (in a relationship) than have to run (from a relationship)...

     ...a good old fashioned friendship building love to last for me and my pretty girl...

(embedded below or listen to it HERE)


It has always been my thought that marring a friend was the way to go-- 
--friendship turns to love. 

(Don't you love these sweaters???)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Summer Saturday~ 4

Does Summertime make you think treats?  It does to me, but I almost NEVER have them- I thought that you may enjoy some of these photos I found.  =)


Baskin Robbins in the late 60's or early 70's

Friday, August 12, 2016

I'm off to paint.... (part 1)

....I'll let you know how it goes! ;) 

Paint color: "Refresh" by Sherwin-Williams.  If you have pinterest,
search 'sherwin williams Refresh paint', and you'll see some good examples.  =)

((part 3))

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Summer Saturday~ 3

Sometimes Summer Fun is not doing something extraordinary-
it can be simply getting together and having fun- like the folks in the photo below: eating Watermelon.
(I've never eaten watermelon like this before, so if I did, it would be a memory making event!)

Friday, August 05, 2016

Food on Friday: Fire & Hops Gastropub

We split the Poutine & a burger at "Fire & Hops Gastropub" in Santa Fe, NM~ good food!


We especially enjoyed the Poutine  =)

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Whatever Wednesday: Vintage Iron

Isn't this a fun find???  And such a cheery box for an iron!  If I went to the store to buy an iron, I'd buy the one with the cute box!  =)

I came home and found an advertisement for the iron, but could not find the date- I'm guessing 1930's or 1940's...what do you think???

(I'll share this post on "Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson")

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Saturday~ 2

How are you spending your Summer?  Have you found anything fun to do? 
Are you making memories?!?!  Tell me about them!

1940's/1950's - I'm not sure

Friday, July 29, 2016

Food on Friday: Riff~Raff Brewing Company

 Mom, Grandma & I went and ate lunch at the Riff~Raff Brewing Company in Pagosa Springs CO....

I got the Pork Sliders:   two juicy pork sliders served with kettle chips
One Kung Fu Style:
beer brined pulled pork + kim chi-style relish + sriracha mayo + Asian hottoshikku sauce
One Redneck Style:
beer brined pulled pork + redneck relish (tomato, onion, pickle, jalapeno) + sweet and spicy red BeerBQ sauce

They were SO GOOD!!!!!  I highly recommend them! 
 (and it went well with the Plebeian Porter Mom and I shared)


If you ever get the chance, eat at 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Whatever Wednesday: Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Okay, so this was actually across the road from the Ranch.




Monday, July 25, 2016

Musical Monday: Hawaiian pop music

I found some fun music, but YouTube would not let me embed the player, so you'll have to trust me and click on the link.

It would be perfect for your next outdoor BBQ, or Hawaiian luau.
               Or for when you need some happy, but not wild music to wash dishes by... =)

 Please remember that I don't approve of Hawaii being a state/the way they became a state- you can read about it HERE.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer Saturday~ 1

Is this family not the cutest?  (Don't you love the fabric colors & prints!)


Friday, July 22, 2016

Food on Friday: Homemade Chocolate Cajeta Mom makes some of the best things to eat! 
This Chocolate Cajeta was made with raw milk from P & E farms, Frontier's organic cocoa powder, organic sugar & Equal Exchange dark chocolate chips...stir in LOTS of love, and cook forever.
Eat by the spoonful, on ice cream or bread.  Just do you eat Cajeta?  =)