Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 359 Ornament

{359:365} hallmark

I have been getting a new Hallmark Ornament every year since 1995. This is the one I got for 2010. so cute. I think its rather fitting since I've been knitting and crocheting scarves

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 326- Knitting project

{326:365} a stitch of love

I was told about this awesome project, its making scarves for the Special Olympics amd since I can knit I thought why not! I only knew the knit stitch and I wanted my scarf to be special so I learned how to do more stuff. Thank god for youtube. so here is the start of my scarf!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 324- keeping warm

{324:365} perfect size

Went and saw Harry Potter today and have been cold ever since. I decided a big cip of hot chocolate with some Bailey's in it...let me tell you, it warmed me up.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 321 yummy soup

{321:365} and more soup

Tortilla soup in the crockpot is perfect on a cold day! it was sooo good. SO GOOD!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 317 sewing

{317:365} sewing
I got a wild hair to sew! I've been wanting to make some aprons and that is just what I did! With help from my Mom...well guidance. I did all the work, she just help me a little. I'm pretty darn proud of it. not the best, but its cute.

I will have to post a pic of it finished later!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 300 Jack-O-Lanterns

{300:365} Jack-O-Lanterns

yay, I love halloween. Actually, I love the month of Oct. Its the start of the Holiday season and makes me so happy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 273 Banned Books week

{273:365} The freedom to read
This week is banned books week. reading is something that I've enjoyed since as far as I can remember, even before I could read on my own, there was the best feeling I had when my mom would read to me. My mom was open minded yet strict and sadly banned some books from my life, due to her religious or as we like to call it misguided belief...she didn't allow me to read a few books, when she later realized keeping me from reading something and making my own choice was just not having faith in the way she raised me. It contradicted how she wanted me to be.

I find it rather sad that people challenge books to be banned. Looking at the lists of top 100 books that have been challenged from 1990-1999, here is the lists and the ones marked out, are the ones I've read

1. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
2. Daddy’s Roommate, by Michael Willhoite
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
4. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
6. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
7. Forever, by Judy Blume
8. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
9. Heather Has Two Mommies, by Leslea Newman
10. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
11. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
12. My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
13. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
14. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
15. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
16. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Sex, by Madonna
19. Earth’s Children (series), by Jean M. Auel
20. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
21. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
22. The Witches, by Roald Dahl
23. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
24. The New Joy of Gay Sex, by Charles Silverstein
25. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
26. The Goats, by Brock Cole
27. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
28. Anastasia Krupnik (series), by Lois Lowry
29. Final Exit, by Derek Humphry
30. Blubber, by Judy Blume
31. Halloween ABC, by Eve Merriam
32. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
33. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
34. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
35. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters, by Lynda Madaras
36. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
37. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
38. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
39. The Pigman, by Paul Zindel
40. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
41. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
42. Deenie, by Judy Blume
43. Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
44. Annie on My Mind, by Nancy Garden
45. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
46. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
47. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat, by Alvin Schwartz
48. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
49. Cujo, by Stephen King
50. James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
51. A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein
52. Ordinary People, by Judith Guest
53. American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis
54. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
55. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
56. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
57. Asking About Sex and Growing Up, by Joanna Cole
58. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons, by Lynda Madaras
59. The Anarchist Cookbook, by William Powell
60. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
61. Boys and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy
62. Crazy Lady, by Jane Conly
63. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
64. Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan
65. Fade, by Robert Cormier
66. Guess What?, by Mem Fox
67. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
68. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
69. Native Son, by Richard Wright
70. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies, by Nancy Friday
71. Curses, Hexes and Spells, by Daniel Cohen
72. On My Honor, by Marion Dane Bauer
73. The House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende
74. Jack, by A.M. Homes
75. Arizona Kid, by Ron Koertge
76. Family Secrets, by Norma Klein
77. Mommy Laid an Egg, by Babette Cole
78. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo A. Anaya
79. Where Did I Come From?, by Peter Mayle
80. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline Cooney
81. Carrie, by Stephen King
82. The Dead Zone, by Stephen King
83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
84. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
85. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
86. Private Parts, by Howard Stern
87. Where’s Waldo?, by Martin Hanford
88. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene
89. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
90. Little Black Sambo, by Helen Bannerman
91. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
92. Running Loose, by Chris Crutcher
93. Sex Education, by Jenny Davis
94. Jumper, by Steven Gould
95. Christine, by Stephen King
96. The Drowning of Stephen Jones, by Bette Greene
97. That Was Then, This is Now, by S.E. Hinton
98. Girls and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy
99. The Wish Giver, by Bill Brittain
100. Jump Ship to Freedom, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier


1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Myracle, Lauren
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
31. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
32. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
33. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
34. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
35. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
37. It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris
38. Arming America, by Michael Bellasiles
39. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
40. Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank
41. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
42. The Fighting Ground, by Avi
43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
44. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
45. Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
47. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, by George Beard
48. Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez
49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
50. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
51. Daughters of Eve, by Lois Duncan
52. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
53. You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco
54. The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole
55. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
56. When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester
57. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
58. Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
59. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
60. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
61. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
62. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
63. The Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney
64. Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park
65. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
68. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
70. Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen
71. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
72. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
73. What’s Happening to My Body Book, by Lynda Madaras
74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
75. Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry
76. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
77. Crazy: A Novel, by Benjamin Lebert
78. The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein
79. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
81. Black Boy, by Richard Wright
82. Deal With It!, by Esther Drill
83. Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds
84. So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins
85. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
86. Cut, by Patricia McCormick
87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
92. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
93. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix
96. Grendel, by John Gardner
97. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
98. I Saw Esau, by Iona Opte
99. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
100. America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 272 50mm

I didn't have any clue what to take a pic of today, so I figured I couldn't go wrong with my canon ae-1, since I've been using it a lot these days.

{272:365}  the other 50mm

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 271 melting pot

{271:365} The Melting pot

cheated and had roasted marshmallows on my smores maker

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 253

I love the Fox Theater, well, I love old theaters like this, period. I haven't been in this one but I've missed a few shows and I always get bummed, I swear I will see the inside of it at some point and hopefully there will be a really good band there too.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 252 Giddy up

Omg, I remember loving Monopoly when I was little. As a family we would play it, and if I would lose, I would toss the board. LOL what? I never said I was a good looser. My friend's little girl wanted to play, so I busted it out. OMG this game is so BORING. At least the little pieces are super cute.

{252:365} Giddy up

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 251 on the patio

Tonight we ate dinner on the patio. I love the lights that I have hanging around. Summer is coming to a close so its probably the last time we will be eating outside. Well, truth be told, in the summer we don't really eat out there, well, unless its cool in the evening. It gets so hot here that nobody wants to sit outside. This week has been a bit cooler. yay.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 250 Hot Dog

I've been wanting a hot dog from this place, I love the little sign. I need to try and capture it at night. I need to get a new tripod since mine broke :(

{250:365} hot dogs

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 249 The butt stops here

Down on Main street today I noticed these, I *guess* they've been there forever but I really don't have a clue why I've never seen them. I giggled and stopped, nothing happened to my butt....kidding of course. I had to snap a pic.

{249:365} BUTT stop

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 248 Typewriter

I love old typewriters, I've noticed its a trend these days to have one but that is not why I love them and wanted one. I remember being in Junior high and learning how to type. a classroom filled with huge typewriters, 1 per desk. and all you would hear was the clicking on that keys.

When I see words typed they just seem so much more to me, typed words can make a simple word or sentence.... beautiful

I was pretty stoked when my mom still had my old one! Its very odd that she had it, cause she is worse than I am when it comes to keeping things, we are ocd like you wouldn't believe.

{248:365} It was a dark and stormy night - snoopy

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 245 Nik L Nip

I had no clue that was the name of these bottles. My friend's little girl brought them over, I think they are kind of gross but make for some pretty colors in a photo.

{247:365} Nik L Nip

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 246 GAME time

I'm sure I've taken a pic of my psp a few times before but that's ok because....I love my games! Not a very eventful evening just played some Prince of Persia on the psp then little big planet on the ps3

yeah geeky girls rule!

{246:365}  Friday Fun?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 245 CANDY!

HAPPY 90210 Day!!!
what? didn't you watch 90210, if you didn't, yer a goobah! I totally did, whats even more sad, I still watch the repeats, oh and yeah...I can pretty much tell you what happened in every episode! yes, I am lame...whatevs.

I got some candy and popcorn to enjoy while watching Bev today, but oh really did the cable do something weird, yes it did. oh well Comcast you won't hold me back, I will catch the 2nd set of reruns later!

{245:365} Mike and Ike

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 244 pup in bed

Holy crap its been AGES since I've posted on here or my flickr! why you ask or don't ask. lol...I had some minor issues with my health and then my cat got very ill but all is good now, its just one of those things, I took pics but neglected to post and once you miss 1 week there goes another and so on. I knew Sept. 1 I would be back on track! so here we 244

I figure this is where I find her most of the time so, I went simple, a snap of my dog.

{244:365} what?...I'm cute!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 190 all sparks

Will burn out, in the end.

{190:365} All sparks will burn out In the end

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 189 Summer reading

{189:365} reading
There is no better time to read than right now. Its 100 degrees outside and who the heck wants to go out in that? not me. So its indoors and reading for me. I have a lot of books I want to read this summer, I need to get crackin

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 188 blurry beer?

{188:365} Beer and Blurry beer
july0710 047pknk
Today's FGR2.0 was happy blurry shit in the background Wednesday. LOL I love that name. Who needs pretty fancy bokeh when you can just have blurry shit in the background.

Anyways, I went outside to sweep the back patio and saw a collection of beers that my husband left from the night before. lol I figured it was just a sign for me to take a pic.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 187 things I like

{187:365} A few of my favorite things

I love, LOVE walking into my scrapbook room and seeing all my supplies out on display. It's just so sad that I don't do this hobby anymore. I use to love it, it was my own little art that would also preserve my memories.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 186 My heart will always belong to San Francisco

{186:365} My heart will always be in San Francisco

A city I have dreamed about living in for year is San Francisco. since I was a little girl, I have felt a pull to it. My biological Dad gave me some TMI once, he said I love it because I was conceived there. ew, ew and EEEEWWW.

I love everything about it. The weather, food, music, My 49ers, just everything. I know I will never actually live there but I do love visiting and I try to once a year.

useless fact: I got my eyebrow pierced when I was in San Fran, actually when I first met my bio Dad. LOL
yeah...I'm sure you can go on living now that you know that. ;)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 185 sudsy in the laundromat

july0410 047tcb1res
july0410 045bresize

I have been wanting to take pics of laundromats forEVER. once AGAIN, FGR2.0 comes through with awesome ideas.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day 184 Roadside America

{184:365} Fries and a shake

Another fine choice from the FGR 2.0 group. the pick for today was Roadside America....right up my alley! The Central Vally is full of retro and fun random roadside attractions. I searched out old motel signs. I took so many pics, not sure if I should upload them all to flickr, seems like so many.

some others I took today ( will update as I post to flickr):

Hollywood Inn
Angelo's Drive- IN
Fresno Motel


Friday, July 2, 2010

Day 183 half

{183:365} half and half

I can't believe it, I am officially half way done with this project. WOW! time flies yet...stands still. I have wanted to throw my camera, I have wanted to delete all my pics, I have wanted to just stop, but I have made a choice to continue on to the end.

Someone said it was downhill from here....but I think that must be bull. lol

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 182 candy art

{182:365} candy art?

I wanted to make child like art with skittles for the "I want candy" challenge but....I didn't use my xsi, I used my cell. I would like to redo it with my other camera, maybe this weekend.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 181 dymo message

{181:365} I love you, baby

I got into my craft/scrapbook room and saw this fun thing. I use to love the one I had when I was a kid. I am kind of wanting to scrapbook again. I just don't know if I want to make that huge effort.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 180 meat!

I love this deli/butcher. The sign is just perfect, I've been going around lately and trying to find old cool signs like this.

{180:365} meats

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 179 in my writing

{179:365} in my writing

I use to keep a journal for myself years ago but for some reason I stopped. I do keep one but its for someone special. I write down my thoughts, and random babble. I hope one day to give it to the person I have been keeping it for.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 178 - Dinks Creations

{178:365} I see you
Reagan and Al-Gaddafi
junkyard snoopy
Its Ronald Reagan

Part of the day was spent geocaching.

This place was by far the best. When you pull up, you realize you are in someones driveway, but the geocache did say that and it did say he was fine with it. I see why. This guy is so creative. I got a chance to meet him, he is very sweet, an older man, with such vision, at least I think so. He takes recycling to a new level. All of his creations are made with old junked parts.

I always admire people that can create like this. How does one's mind work to see a box of old parts and junk and see a dog, or an elephant? I think people like Dink make the world a brighter place.