Friday, November 29, 2013

Something for you

Mr Doodles features his beaded bracelets on Etsy.  He decided to give an early Christmas gift to all.  Mr is being very generous this year.

Here on Tombstone Bead Collection we will be celebrating Cyber Monday........................ALL WEEK LONG FREE SHIPPING. 


So click on THIS  and you be in his shop in a flash. Don't forget to share this with your friends.  

Merry Christmas to all!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stocking Stuffers

Etsy has some terrific items..................vintage and handmade.  So I thought I would post some links to Etsy  that  would work for stocking stuffers.

Who doesn't use lip gloss and on a key chain no less

Everyone likes nice dish towels

For naughty boys and girls

For your fishing buddies

I have purchased a few items from this her artwork

Always looking for something cute to put in that stocking

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Squeezing in a lotta stuff

When visiting dear Sister and family here in Southern California, during our time between selling pumpkins and pedaling Christmas Trees, there are things to do, $$$ to spend and places to go.

While driving to one destination we make up our menu for our Thanksgiving. I will tell you that my dear family is quite accommodating by celebrating Thanksgiving on the Saturday before. Family and friends will gather at Sister and Bro-in-law.  We start at the tree lot on that Sunday.Having the tree lot means you must kick Christmas into gear Thanksgiving week.  And I don't know if you have looked at your calendar but between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2013 we have less than four weeks.  So this season is gonna be slammed.  New Years will be here before you know it.  So get those letters to Santa.

This last week has been busy with touristy things also.  Mr Doodles has never been to UCLA campus so sweet nephew in law took us all on a quick trip.  A quick snapshot of each historic building and the Hall of Fame is amazing.  I haven't been there in years so it was great for me as well. 

Earlier that day sister, brother in law Mr Doodles and I spent the morning at the Annenberg Foundation Space for Photography

The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography. The venue is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area.

The current exhibit is National Geographic  Exhibition of 125 years of Photography.  If you happen to be in Los Angeles don't miss this exhibit.   Take advantage of their generous offer of validating your parking garage ticket if you don't you'll be paying $35 instead of $3.50.

Of course anytime you spend time with our family  there will be eating involved.  A trip to Tito's in Culver City was on the agenda.  Always good and never disappoints.

Thanks to all for a fun day.

Mr Doodles protecting the Bruin Mascot from them Trojans

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thanksgiving is upon us.......

So you know what that means.................a great meal is in our future.

 But before that we have a ton of reason to be thankful.  I dare not bore you with any of my thanks but one.  

Since it is Veterans Day  I know we are all thankful for our Veterans past, present.

The following is a blog post I did a few years ago.  I still practice this today and hope many of you do also.  And if you have an opportunity please donate whatever you can to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Thanks for stopping by.

Veteran's Day 2006

It bothers me that there is such commercial aspect of Veteran's Day. There are sales everywhere. I have always refused and staged my own little mini protest of not buying anything on a so called Veteran's Day sale. The only thing I buy would be the essential food items.

Many of our family members were in the Armed Forces. Our Dad was in the SeaBee's which is a branch of the Navy. The SeaBee's were kinda like the construction crew for the Marine's. My brother-in-law and husband were in the Air Force during a very turbulent time in this country.

Celebrate this Veteran's Day by thanking a soldier. And wander over to a friends blog and check out how their family recognizes Veteran's Day.


We survived pumpkin season on a new lot.  Better than expected I might add.  Lot of new customers so maybe that will bode well for the upcoming tree sales.

Mr is laying the new wood flooring in the RV and so far it is beautiful.  By that I mean he is not finished so when he is completed the installation it surely will look gorgeous.  Just as I had hoped and pictured.  Photos to follow once the place has been cleaned up of construction stuff.

Mr took a break from DIYing  to the RV  Saturday to celebrate our 43 years of wedded bliss.  Great day lounged around the house till we thought late lunch was required.  I had been wanting to try this obscure, off the beaten path Cuban restaurant.  With a name like Hidden Havana Cafe.............what else would you expect but food to die for.  Brought back great and fond memories of our time in South Florida,  I recently had a dream of eating plantains.  I know odd but true.  What a great place.  Small, cozy cafe with the wall adorned with some wonderful photos of Cuba.  The menu is small but contains all the perfect Cuban foods you would expect in South Florida.  I smiled when I walked in cause somehow I just knew this was gonna be good.  Boy was I right.  Portions were perfect.  They even made us a coffee con leche.  
A great way to celebrate our Anniversary.

But wait there's more......................right across the street and up one block is one of the best Hispanic markets ever...............VALLARTA Market.  Mr wandered the aisles while I picked up some wanted items.  Mr would come back with his wanted  items. 

Like I said what a great way to celebrate our 43rd year of wedded bliss.