Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Martha Stewart Cookie Cutters & More

These Martha Stewart cookie cutters are great, and if I baked, I might just use them. :) These are pretty large, measuring between 6 and 8 inches. They will be added to the website this week so if you are interested in them, you can check them out HERE on October 1st.

And for the lover of the 1928 Jewelry Co., I have a pretty pair of ornate scissors in a lovely embossed sheath. There will be more coming your way...October 1st.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Vignettes Antiques ...Like A Fine Wine

It gets better with age! It's been a week since I attended Vignettes 14 year anniversary event and I have finally uploaded the eye candy! Vignettes is a fabulous store that you must not miss if you ever come to San Diego. Owner Lori Chandler is a delight and if you are lucky enough to be here when a party is on the calendar, well, are you in for a treat!

Jane...are you sneaking another brownie?

I want a pony!!!!

An Amazing Shelled Display Cabinet!

My favorite Vignettes dealer...Hi Beth!

And no party is complete without a visit from Ms. Jackie! Ooh La La!

4828 Newport Ave
Ocean Beach ,Ca

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LT. Dan Cnossen

I received an email this morning, about LT. Dan Cnossen, a Navy Seal from Coronado,Ca. Dan was leading his Coronado based SEAL Team in Afghanistan earlier this month when he stepped on an IED. Miraculously he is now alive and fighting in the ICU in Maryland. You can read Dan's story by clicking HERE. Your support/prayers would be much appreciated.
Dan's sister writes:
"We've heard that people are praying for Dan all over the country and world - and you cannot imagine how powerful this is to us and to him. These prayers are helping improve his health and his spirit every day. Whether you support this war or not, please continue to support and pray for the men and women who are involved."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Shut It Down

Sophie..You Are Shutting It Down.
''The intensity of your fabulousness is causing my nervous system to fail.''

After all...she is the QUEEN.

Jenna made her this hat. It's probably my all time favorite hat of hers.

She was asleep when I put the Santa cap on her..
I don't think she was in the mood to model.

Last week, the local Coronado paper had a pet photo contest, and of course I had to enter Ms. Sophie! She didn't win 1st place (and I still have not told her), but she was featured in the collage of the other entrants with her photo wearing the crown. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Many Faces Of...


In case you can't tell by this post, this little guy makes me nuts. He has stolen my heart and has me wrapped around his paw.

When we first rescued him, he was pretty hairy. Once we started taking him to the groomer, he seemed much happier!

And I discovered her had the prettiest big brown eyes I ever met.

He bites on his tongue when he sleeps....this kills me!

..and foams at the mouth when he rides in the car. He's a nervous type.

This last picture gets a laugh out of me every time I look at it. He had just finished playing with our pug and was rubbing his face all over a blanket. When he raised his head up, I happened to have a camera nearby and took this as quickly as I could because I knew his hair would not stay this way.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Strange But True

I was looking through my picture folder and came across this one that was from a newspaper article a few years back. I immediately recognized the palm trees and house as my Mom's house, but who was this guy standing in front of it? He's the guy behind the book THE LARGEST U.S. CITIES NAMED AFTER A FOOD and Other Mind-Boggling Geography Lists from Around the World. Okay, so maybe it's not a book that's on everyone's shelf, but if I saw it at a yard sale for a quarter, I may just pick it up. :)

There is a chapter in the book...Weird Street Names. It seems that our little street made the list. Whenever I have to fill out something with our address, or tell someone our street name, I ALWAYS get a reaction. Some start singing ..."I did it myyyy way...", some may snicker, some actually ask if it's REALLY my street name? As if I would make that up? hahaha....
After reading through the other street names, I think I would rather live on My Way. Here are just a few to make you giggle.

Drunkard Road
Jokers Wild Lane
Burrito Drive
Big Mac Road

Anyone out there have any great ones to add to this list?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How Do You Say Goodbye...

...to someone you grew up, and have been neighbors since you were a child? This is my friend Barbara.

I probably spent more time at her house as a child, than my own! They had the neighborhood pool and her parents also owned the neighborhood market. Hellooooo...I'm talking penny candy, ice cream..but best of all? Her Mom's roast dinner every Sunday. I don't think I missed more than one of those Sunday dinners in a month. We SHE had every Barbie doll imaginable and we built an entire Barbieville on the side of her house, in the dirt. Complete with a lake, camp ground and store for Barbie and friends. Those were the days my friend. And she is taking her collection of Barbies with her..isn't that cute? :)

Barbara lost her dear Mother earlier this year, and has decided to make a new start in Cedar City, Utah where they purchased a home a few years back for their future retirement. We will keep in touch through the blog as I am demanding she start one of her own. I have to keep tabs on you Barb!

Can't forget the WII.

So back to my question...
how DO you say goodbye
to a life long buddy?
It wasn't easy, but this is how we did it.

With a girl's breakfast out at a local 50's diner...
After all..we are 50's babes now. Followed by a A quick little shopping trip...

..and one last hug for the road. I have a feeling she won't be gone long.
We will see each other again real soon, I'm sure.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Spill The Scrap!

Looks like Tamerie tagged me so I'm it! :)

The 'rules' for this tag are:
(1) link back to the person who who gave it to you.
(2) List 10 things about yourself that are known or unknown:

1. I am a chocoholic and get cranky if I don't have something sweet once a day.
2. I used to weigh 125 during my twenties..what happened? (see #1)
3. I really hate to clothes shop (See #2)
4. I have been known to read random blogs until 2am.
5. I talk to my dogs and refer to myself as Grandma.. wow, did I just admit that?
6. I don't keep a very neat car since I'm always hauling junk to the store.
7. I would rather eat out, than cook.
8. I rarely watch tv. So out of touch with Reality shows.John&Kate+8 who?
9. I live less than a hundred yards from the house I grew up in.
(Guess you could say I've never left home?)
10. I really don't like getting older..but
then again,who does?

And Rule #3, pass this on to 3 other bloggers...you lucky gals!

1 : Theresa T's SunnyDaze
2 : Gina Lizzy Bs
3 : Sharon The Fabric of Sweet Repose

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Brownies With A Secret Ingredient

My daughter loves to bake and is always trying out new recipes, but when she told me she wanted to make these gluten free brownies with a secret ingredient...well, I almost barfed.
So off to market we went to the gather her ingredients for the brownies. She was going to borrow Grandma's food processor until we looked at it and discovered it was probably the first one ever invented....and not even sure if it still worked? Okay, so it wasn't as old as this, but just wanted to show you how far we have come.

So we made a trip to the store to look at food processors since she has been wanting one forever. We had a 20% off store coupon and were pleasantly surprised to see an additional 20- mail in rebate. It was our lucky day. She must have really wanted it in a bad way since she made the purchase with her own hard earned money. :)

So now we are back home and she's ready to get this thing going.
Her bee-utiful new black processor is ready for work. It's a dream!

Don't forget the BEANS! shhhh.... It's the SECRET ingredient.

And here they are, just out of the oven...

We placed them in the frig overnight because she had read they are better when chilled. We just had them today and I can honestly say that they were GREAT!

They have a very smooth texture , almost like fudge. I'm glad she loaded them with walnuts because I'm not so sure they would be as yummy without. If you decide to make these, don't tell anyone about the secret ingredient. Let them try it first, get their reaction and tell them when they are finished. Just click HERE for the recipe. Tamerie..if you are reading this, I hope it didn't turn your stomach too much. She doesn't eat beans OR chocolate. :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Items

New items were added to the website which are from our store. Thanks for taking a look! More to come over the next week...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Let Yourself Feel

let yourself feel. from Esteban Diácono on Vimeo.

If you want to listen to only this, just stop my music play list first. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Little Holiday Survey

Some of you may know that I have a store in San Diego and a few of you out there have actually visited The Attic! I'd like to pose this question to the consumer. You may have to move your mouse over the question to see all 4 choices. Not sure why it covers up the first choice..if you have trouble seeing this survey, let me know. :)