Friday, November 14, 2014

Anna Kendrick in the Waiting Game -- by Kate Spade

Anna Kendrick in "The Waiting Game", by Kate Spade. A little something to liven up your Holiday beginnings.  Cutest add ever.  Now, how do they get that dog to stay still for so long?

Klaus the have seen him on the blog, would be running all over the place.

I love red and green for the Holidays.
This ad campaign........genius.


Totally makes me laugh.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday Six.......Inspiration Needed

Sometimes you just need some inspiration.  Here are Six for Saturday.  Enjoy.

Nate Berkus.  Always inspirational.  Love the Art.  Looks like it is sandwiched between two pieces of glass. I think that is how I will do my horse print.

House Beautiful.  Great website too.

A true gallery wall.  Love.

I love that couch.  No matter how rustic my leather gets, it doesn't look that good.
Bobby Flay's Kitchen.  Love the color, and the tables like in a cafe or restaurant.
Animal print.  yes please, and always.  Aerin Lauder's I believe.

Inspire yourself............

Thursday, October 30, 2014


I love art.  I grew up in an art family.  My dad is an artist. Art.....well it just jazzes up a house.  Art doesn't have to be expensive, or famous, it just has to speak to you.  Anything can be an art piece.  

What I love about this is the hidden skeleton art on the wall.  It makes me smile.  Art.........good for the soul. what speaks to you.  Photographs, pictures from magazines or books, make your own, or buy it. Whatever you decide.  Art.....put some on your walls.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inspired by Elena's Horse Picture -- Inspired by The Vampire Diaries

Quick update on what I am working on.  I am a big "inspired by" person.   Not a copy, but an inspiration, a feeling, a mood.
My latest "inspired by" is an art piece.   I love the art over Elena's bed in The Vampire Diaries.  It is called "Lock and Load" by Mary Leslie.

See below.

Now, I do want to preface this by saying "Inspired By" does not mean copying or infringing on an Artists Copyright.  I am a firm believer in an Artists Copyright.

So my "Inspired By", is old.  In college I took a black and white photography class. Around the block from my house, there was this house that had all these old broken and battered mechanical horses.

The picture I took at the time was a long line of them like 6, not heavily cropped, but very heavy on the contrast.  What I am looking for is a muted feeling of a horse.

I did do a copy shot of my original picture. (I am sure the negative is in a box in my garage).  Currently cringing as my garage is such a mess.

I am in the process of editing it.

Now to choose.

Or B.

I haven't chosen yet.  It be determined.

When I do choose, I will take it to Costco and get the biggest print I can, and as it is old and a copy shot of my work, it may be a little grainy.  I will take that.  I am thinking kind of a huge ornate frame.  Hmmmm.

I will post the finished project.

Inspire yourself.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Frito Pie -- New Mexico Style

I didn't start out to make Frito Pie today.  I made Pinto Beans in the Crock Pot, and had some leftover beef brisket, and was just going to do a New Mexico, chili with beans and meat.  However, I was on the roof, spraying roof seal (sealing cracks -- love a New Mexico flat roof--- it is supposed to rain).
As luck would have it, I ran out and had to run to Lowes Home Improvement. 
While at Lowes, I picked up:  dishwashing soap, dishwasher rinse aid, garbage bags, pumpkin Glade, the roof spray, and.......2 small bags of Fritos -- yep, I started to think Frito Pie.  Call this #thingsyoubuyatloweshomeimprovement.
I love any and all twists on Frito Pie.  Being in New Mexico, I love a New Mexican Frito Pie.
It can be made with a red chili, or green. 
Simple, freezer ( the beef was in the freezer -- extra pinto beans will end up there).
What I used:    Homemade Pinto Beans, Shredded Beef Brisket, Green Chili Sauce.  Now most people put cheese on theirs.  I am not a melted cheese kind of person, so I skipped the cheese.  But, cheese, sour cream, pico, you name it.  You add it.


I also do it in a red version, and I do it in a Texas version (with good old fashioned McCormick Chili Seasoning, hamburger meat, tomato sauce, and pinto beans).  What can I say?  I love Frito Pie.

How do you like your Frito Pie?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Klaus the Morkie

Klaus is a little over a year old. Love this dog.  

Seriously, he is the greatest.

Keeping the couch safe. 

Wishing he could go outside. And....keeping the chair safe. 
Look tucked under this chin by his ear, his Teddy Bear.

Yes, he sleeps with his teddy bear. 

He loves to ride in the truck. 

Seriously it is like Hitchock "The Birds", those hudge Crows are everywhere, and in every tree this time of year.  Sorry Crows.......He is NOT a meal!!

Are you a dog or a cat person?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Leather Sofas - Relax and Settle In

Leather sofas......relax and settle in.  Watch TV, read, nap, your choice.  Two great Tuesday leather sofas.
Do you say sofa our couch?

I love the idea of a pit group, however, it just won't fit my family room.

I love everything about this, from the worn sofa, to the large old photo on wood, peeling on the corners.

What speaks to you?  Does your style change with the weather?  I know mine does.
Photos - sofas, Restoration Hardware.