Friday, May 31, 2013

Pineapple Ginger and Coconut

I am having so much fun making healthy smoothies with my new blender!  Then I got to thinking...I have quite a few pretty glasses, so I'll share those, too.  We'll see if Rudy wants to be included...he loves the camera more than GusGus or Rory, but that's not saying much.  I did catch him with the Pineapple/Ginger/Coconut smoothie...
The Waterford Crystal goblet is a wedding gift from my Grandmother. 
                            I cut fresh pineapple into chunks...and popped them into the freezer.  A few days later I added; about a 1" piece of fresh ginger, and coconut water...blended it all up...and it is great!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I bought a blender about a month ago to make smoothies...healthy smoothies.  Today I finally made one, and it is delicious!  While I was taking a photo to share...I noticed that there was a reflection of the sky on the glass table, pretty cool, and then I noticed our Rudy...he wanted to be in the picture too!

Green Smoothie: 1 pear, 1" piece fresh ginger, 2" piece cucumber, 2 cups fresh spinach, lemon juice and coconut water to blend.  Very filling, and tasty!

Monday, May 27, 2013


I'm having a Sale in my ETSY SHOP today.  25% off all items in my Shop...  Use the coupon code REMEMBER25 to receive the discount when you check out.  The sale will go through May case someone had the opportunity to go camping this weekend!  You can click on REMEMBER25 to start shopping!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend with family and friends.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Literary Tree II featured in EBSQ's Friday Five!

What a nice surprise!  "Literary Tree II" is one of Five paintings being featured by EBSQ today!  Check it out... EBSQ FRIDAY FIVE

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Clown Fish and Literary Tree II

I absolutely loved snorkeling!  Swimming with colorful fish in beautiful blue, warm water was amazing.  The fish were inspiring, as were paintings on a restaurant (The Fish Hopper) wall, in Kona, by Artist Shelly Maudsley White .  I'd never really considered painting fish, but my trip to Hawaii inspired just that, and here is my first fish.  A tiger clown fish, painted on wood.  

I, also, have a painting, "Literary Tree II" that I am sharing today.  I finished it a few weeks ago.  I used lots of torn paper, from that old French Novel that I've been using, and matte medium, to form the tree. Both paintings will be in my Etsy Shop later today.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mauna Kea Observatories

Our first day in Hawaii we flew from Oahu to the Big Island, and drove to Mauna Kea.  It's the tallest mountain in the world, 13,796 feet above sea level; 32,000 feet from the Ocean Floor.  It's considered the most sacred place in all the Hawaiian Islands, and before we started our journey to the top a beautiful blessing was given.  Then just as you reach the summit you can see gorgeous, white and silver domes...the telescopes.  The world's largest observatory.  We were very fortunate to be able to go inside the Keck Telescope.  It was quite the experience being at almost 14,000 feet above sea level, and seeing inside the massive telescope.  The view wasn't so good on that was very cloudy, but still amazing.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Hi!  I've been away for a while...  My husband surprised me with a trip to Hawaii!  I hadn't been there, and have always wanted to go, so it was an amazing surprise.  We had a wonderful time, and saw a lot of beautiful, interesting places.  I will post a few of our photos over the next few days.  Starting with Kona, a photo of the view from our room. 

We had a great lunch at Bubba Gumps.  The best part was the gorgeous view from the deck of the restaurant, but here's a picture of us.
We spent a few evenings watching the Sunset from Waikiki Beach.  One evening we swam in the ocean while watching the sunset.  Being from Oregon I had never attempted to swim in the Ocean; way too cold here, so I finally have that checked off of my bucket list.