Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day in the Pacific Northwest

If you live here in the PNW then you gotta love the weather we've been havin this past month...know what I'm talkin about...SUNSHINE!  Finally we can enjoy the outdoors and that's what I was doing early this morning with coffee and camera in hand.  
Still in my jammies and barefoot, I took these pictures...

I feel very blessed to live on 5 acres...

And very grateful to not have close neighbors except when it comes to these guys...

Aren't they handsome. They're the best neighbors ever!

Love love love horses...

And beautiful warm sunny mornings in the great Pacific Northwest! 

Enjoy them while they last...fall is coming soon!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Makeover at Monticello...

Thought I'd give you a peek into my space at Monticello.  It always feels good to do a total makeover from time to time to freshen things up. 

I love to mix in elements of nature like mossy branches and ferns, palms and  driftwood, and even fresh flowers on occasion.  And for sound effect, a water feature...for alittle ambiance.   

Until next time...


Monday, August 15, 2011

Camp Ruffin it...

Just got back from an over night camping trip and although it was just a one-nighter, it felt so good to get out of the city and be surrounded with nature. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. 

This was our first campout in 11 years! I know! We've been asking ourselves why we waited so long.  Who happens, you get busy, unforseen things happen that change your path and make you realize it's time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life like getting back to nature and smelling the outdoors.  
Our favorite camp ground use to be Swift reservoir at the base of Mt. St. Helens but we discovered new territory when we unexpectedly found Swift camp ground full.  It forced us to drive further north in search of a new place.  The next stop we happened on to was a remote camp site we hadn't heard of before but it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever seen.  This is what we saw...  
What a perfect camp spot, but unfortunately, not ours.  Someone else had already nabbed it. Damn! 

So off we went.  It was getting late but we weren't ready to give up hope so we tried one last camping area called Horse Camp 9300 and camp site left!  Whoo hoo, score!  And it was in a perfect spot, very private, quite and beautiful. 
Who doesn't love sitting in front of a crackling camp fire in the middle of the woods ...with a glass of wine in hand...heaven. This is what we drove three hours for and well worth it.

Gotta love nature and waking up to this view

I love cookin on a camp fire and the next morning it was scrambled eggs and bacon,  toast and a fresh pot of coffee. Is that a good lookin breakfast or what!

This was Sammy's first campout and loved every minute of it. He's quite the outdoorsmen!

After enjoying a beautiful day in the woods, it was time to pack up and head home.
We're already planning our next trip.

Hope you enjoyed it!


P.S.  I had more pictures to show you but I'm having trouble getting them to download. Don't know if it's blogger or what but it's frustrating...(insert frowny face)


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Barn House Vintage Market ~ Part II

Well, I'm back with more pictures from the BH event.  I couldn't get all the pictures  on the first post so here's more from this fun day. So much talent, so much fun...enjoy!
Joe & Sue of BELLA

Cindy of TARTE

Kari & Kathyrn of Manor Bourne
Kristin of Faded Prairie

Randy of Madison Park
Jeff & Julie of Broughs Primitives

Garrett & friends of Platinitis
Liz of Seabold

Camp Trailer Park! Ain't they cute!

 Barn House Kitty...nap time

There were so many more I didn't get pictures of but jump over to some of the other blogs and enjoy their BH pics!

Final words to describe this event...
and lots of...

Thank you Joe & Jermonne!