little messy missy

little messy missy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Monster what a book!

Finished this book (work of art)... very difficult tale but very well written. If you dare pick up this book please read the back story of how it came to fruition. The illustrations are beyond beautiful in a scary sort of way but the pictures this story created in my mind will never leave me. I really did have nightmares the first night and I am not sure if it was the earache, Mexican food or this story that truly crept inside my head and keep my heart racing all night. I finished this book in three days flat with one book of tissues needed. Excellent, dark and meaningful. The road the 13 year old boy must travel on was captured so well by Patrick Ness. Hats off to you sir!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Great Read!

Great little book I finished last week. From the first scary chapter I was hooked. I could not put the book down. Great read. A little Jungle Book an little Harry Potter.... fun and fast. Check it it!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall Alter

My fall alter. I bring things in from outdoors. A bit of lavender, a pinch of sand, pine cone some beehive etc... reminders of the harvest and the beautiful earth we live upon. Reminders of the hours we spent laboring in the gardening and in the kitchen storing food for the winter. Reminders that now is the time for rest. Fall to me means books, warm drinks, long walks and deep sleeps. Happy fall.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Play Kitchen Makeover



A little paint

All done

Now all I need is small children again....

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Don't judge. I work in Special Education. He is very wiggly. He is also very good looking and has super human strength. Definitely a favorite student.
They promised to crop me.
They lied!!!!!

Yes he is holding a spider!

Friday, October 31, 2014


I am going as Frida Kahlo this Halloween night. I do love me some Frida!
Happy Samhain!
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Forest Wedding

Here are a few pics of the wedding. Thought I would share them.

My daughter and her husband....
Lara and Alex
 Table decor we made...simple...
 You can't tell from these pics but her dress had a little sparkle all over the top and waist ,
 Outside the little cabin in the woods where they were married and the reception was held...kind of reminded me of Snow White and the... velvet
 Me and my little family....
 Lara and I made about 3 dozen clay mushrooms for the wedding. 

Alex and his family. His mom has been my dear friend for over 18 years.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Here Comes The Sun...

Sunflowers from my sunflower teepee. 


I am fascinated by how different all the colors and centers of these beautiful flowers are.

Up close, you can see the dark shell of the sunflower seed. The yellow blossom reminds me of a pomegranate.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Bookish and Upcomings...

My latest read was awesome. I have read of few of Carl Hiaasen's adult books but never any of his young adult books before this one. I loved it! It had me from the very first chapter. Funny and a mystery. I will definitely go looking for some more to gobble up.Check it out!

Next weekend is the wedding...

Glittered antlers- check
Moss- check
Green glass terrariums- check
Dozens of twinkling lights- check
Hanging lanterns- check
Burlap- check
Gold dust- check
Toadstools- check

We got this!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ginger Bee Man

Did you know I have my own ginger bee man!?

Here is my hubby all suited up and ready to go out to our beehive.

Smoker ready..

Three jars of lovely honey was the take today. Just a couple of the frames were cleaned. The tall jar is going to a friend, he is going to make Honey Mead...the other jars are going to my kids. I still have two jars in my cupboard from the last time.  Bees are awesome!

We also made my Screaming Raspberries (Raspberry Jalapeno Jam). My eyes are still burning!<3 p="">

 Dill Pickles

 Canning season is in full swing here...I need to hurry because work starts in another two weeks!
(Don't sit still at my house, I may bottle you!)



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

And The List Goes On and On and On......

This is what I have been up too...

Canning loads of spicy green enchilada sauce.
(Pickles tomorrow)

Meditating by our pond to feel peace.

Snapping pics of kids in sunflower tee pees.

Watching crazy videos Lara makes out of her MRI's. (Go watch, way cool!)

And babysitting my son and his girlfriends cute little puppy when they are working or at school.

Hours upon hours of phone calls to neuropsychologists, insurance company and lawyers....

Getting the last of the wedding items done...the wedding is on the 30th....

I am tired. I need oreos.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Remember this....
Well we finished....took some time but we got it done. I love it. I made the drawer pulls (out of floor tiles). I couldn't find any I liked without having to sell a kidney for them. This kitchen is all  made from reclaimed throw out cabinets. My hubby sanded and re-stained them. He made my counter tops from pine...I LOVE them! The only thing we bought was the sink... on clearance for 99$....... the island was a garage work bench and the top was our old dinning room table I sanded and my husband cut to the right size. The "new" bar stools I bought used for 10$ and the paint was a mess up mix for 3.50$ a can. I Love my new (OLD) kitchen!



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