Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nutty Little Squirrels

There are some days when you need your friends more than usual. You don't have to tell them, they just know. They give you a stronger hug, a bigger smile, both shoulders instead of one.

I am lucky that I have a group of people, all around the world, who love and support me.

They are a bunch of nutty little squirrels who make me laugh so hard that my stomach cramps.

Love is not a strong enough word for my feelings for them. They are the air that I breathe, the sunshine that warms my bones.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Will Be Back....

You guys! I'm sick! Who gave me the creeping crud? I love you guys but my bed is calling me back. I'm taking my little bed warmers and heading back for some much needed rest and sleep. I promise you I'll be back in full force. While I'm sick, enjoy this...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scrappy Dog Sunday!

We finally got some sun yesterday which meant yard work for OMP and play time for the pups.

Jujube supervised OMP. I'm glad someone has him under control.
Juju supervising daddy with weeding

Pete did not want his picture taken yesterday. He was all about sunning and saying "hello" to the ladies.
Pete avoiding my camera

Can you tell Lola is 100% better? Can  you find Lola? Hee hee! Dog butt!
Find the dog...

 One of Lola's favorite spring and summer time things to do is jump in the bush beside the pond and hunt for mice and make sure that squirrels don't get in the bird feeder.

Words can not express how happy this makes me to see her playing again and running around. It's like we have a new dog!

I hope you and your fuzzy friends can enjoy some sunshine today. It is good for the soul.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

You're Welcome

I'm not sure what it is lately, but I feel like someone or something has been marshing my mellow. I think I found the culprit.

You're welcome. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Every Once and Awhile

I usually don't talk about TV show but I every once and awhile shows come along that move you. They are so thought provoking that they lift you to a higher dimension. These shows will not do that. They are put on the TV strictly for entertaining you and nothing else. 

The Aquabats Supershow is over the top crazy. The brainchild of  Christian Jacobs of Yo Gabba Gabba fame,the show features the SoCal punk ska band, The Aquabats as superheros defending the world against evil. There are anime style cartoons, music and totally whacked out silly monsters. The show makes absolutely no sense but works brilliantly. You really have to have the mind of an eight year old to get it, that is not a problem here. You can check out the The Aquabats on The Hub Network, Saturday mornings.

Speaking of greatness on the TV screen, have you watched the show Psych? My bestie Becky and I watch it coast to coast every week. We text each other, quoting the show and I know we are laughing as we type. Psych is a buddy mystery comedy show about a guy who fakes being a psychic and his best friend who backs him up. The one liners are so hysterical and the obscure 80's movies references, priceless. You can check out the show Wednesday nights on USA Network. 

The last show I watch religiously is Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel. This show is so not a kid's cartoon. The small inside jokes are intelligently written. The songs are fun and the guest voice actors, such as Malcolm McDowell as Ferb's grandfather, are brilliant. The late Davey Jones even played a part in the rock group Tiny Cowboys. Agent P aka Perry the Platypus always saves the day from the evil Dr. Doofenshirmitz. Really, if you aren't watching this cartoon, you are missing out on a soon to be cartoon classic. 

From superheroes to a crime fighting platypus, these shows have got your covered. You will be holding your side from all the laughing. Would I steer you wrong? Okay, there was that one time but this time I am right on the money. You can trust me....and Agent P!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Scrappy Dog Sunday!

I need summer now. I need heat. I need outside puppies. Ahhhhh...the memories of outside puppies...

Lola in the yard debris...
Lola in the yard debris

Pete in the garden...
This is the reason I built the fence

And Jujube looking for mice and other small animals...
Jujube in the backyard

Too bad right now I have to put up with rain and cold weather. At least there are rainbows to make me smile.
Rainbow outside my house

Friday, March 16, 2012

Feel Good Friday!

Oh my goodness! It's Friday night-I would have posted this earlier but I took a nap and I just couldn't move off the couch. I almost slept through dinner! Let's see what I have in store for you this Friday night.

See this quilt? My friend Linda made it for OMP. It's monsters! I am blown away by its awesomeness. It just came in the mail and it was totally unexpected. I love my friends so much, they lift my spirits and make me whole.

She also made these super cute cowboy booties for a few of my friends who are having children. I heard there is a pattern floating around Craftster, but I can't be sure of that.

I can't even get my dogs to roll over...

I need these when I am fighting crime. You can find the pattern over at Ravelry and you can email me and I'll give you my address so you can send them to me once you're finished.

Okay homies! Time for some homemade pizza and snuggling time. Hope your weekend is full of besties, superheroes and craftiness! Pam's out! Peace!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


The best thing about these puppies are that they have bows in their hair and bows around their necks. How can anything be that cute? Two bows? So awesome!

puppy pattern

Puppy pattern

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blog Awards and Random Facts

My friend Robin over at Snips & Snails gave me a versatile blog award. I am suppose to give you 7 random facts about me and then 15 blog awards to other bloggers I follow or love. Well, I'm not sure I am going to the the 15 blog awards, not because I don't agree with it but because I'm pretty dang lazy and yeah, I'm lazy...

Anyhoo, here are 7 random facts about me. Get out your pencils and jot these down! 

7 Randoms Facts about me
I was always a cat person until I met OMP and ended up with three Jack Russells. I think they brainwashed me. I can't be sure but I remember Lola having a pocket watch and mentioning "getting sleepy."

 I drive a big old grandpa car. It gets me out of a lot of trouble. I can be a crappy driver and people expect it cause they think I am a grandma driving the car. Shaking my fist at them usually solidifies this.

I love the rodeo, bullriding and cowboys.

I also love fancy vintage French photographs, old movies stars and glamor

My hair is completely 100% white/grey. It has been since my 20's.

I cuss A LOT

I once had a boyfriend try to tell me how to tell a joke. ME! I broke up with him that night. He didn't think that was funny either. 

Thank you so much Robin-your blog, your store and well, you, rock!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tie One On Tuesday

It snowed here last night. I am usually a fan of the snow but c'mon Mother Nature! Work with me! It's March, I need some sun, I need some warmth, I need to go to a tropical island. 

While I can't get away to a tropical location, I can have a few beverages to remind me of warmer weather. 

I can feel the water on my toes, Frankie and Annette surfing by me on their longboards. I can almost taste the Blind, not some random dude sitting next to me, but a yummy fruity concoction.

The Blind Surfer
2 oz light rum
1/2 oz pisco brandy
1 tsp Blue Curacao liqueur
3 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz mango juice
1 oz passion-fruit juice
1 tsp orgeat syrup
Shake that baby up and serve over ice. Umbrella optional. 

One of my favorite things to do when I visit southern California is to go down to the boardwalk in  Santa Monica. I haven't been in years but I love it nonetheless. Whipping up a Boardwalk Breeze reminds me of walking down the pier and finding the best vintage stores. If you ever get a chance, go there-if you can't make it, this beverage is the next best thing.

Boardwalk Breeze
1 1/2 oz coconut rum
1 1/2 oz amaretto  liqueur
1 part orange juice
1 part pineapple juice
1 dash grenadine syrup
Shake and strain ingredients into a hurricane glass.

Okay, so I don't have a beach (the Oregon coast is FREEZING) and I can't get away- but I can download some wave sounds to my ipod, burn a Hawaiian Tropic candle (to this day, I will always associated Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion with spring break), have OMP put on a cabana boy outfit and serve me by the pool or what is otherwise known as our bathtub.

By The Pool
1 oz  melon liqueur
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz orange juice
1 oz 7-Up soda
Shake briskley for 10 seconds and serve in a tall glass over ice.
It may be the alcohol taking effect but I am feeling warmer already.  Now, where is that cabana boy with a refill. He is never going to get a tip this way. I advise him to show a little skin-there's a fiver in it for him. Bottoms up!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Feel Good Friday!

Nothing feels better on a Friday than a sunny warm day, disconnecting from the world and playing ball with your besties. Have a great weekend!

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. 
 ~Samuel Butler

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Daisy Chick Pattern

I couldn't resist posting these vintage daisy chickens and roosters. I love how the chick just has little polka dots on him, he hasn't grown his daisies yet!

daisy chicken pattern

daisy chicken pattern

daisy rooster
daisy rooster

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Just My Luck

I don't know how many of you know this or not, but I am terrified of the dentist. Absolutely completely terrified. Just typing the word "dentist" makes me break out in a cold sweat. I am not even messing around when I tell you that I would much rather be waterboarded than to have to go to the dentist. It is a crippling fear.  Well, I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment.

Last night I had nightmares about the appointment but I knew that I had to go. This morning  I got myself all worked up, put on my brave face and walked into the dentist office. I was ready to conquer my fears. I walked up to the desk, said I had an appointment and the receptionist gave me a blank stare. HELLLOOOO! This is a really big deal for me and I'm scared and I might cry and I have an appointment and are you hearing me....

She looked at me in my panicked state and replied, "Your appointment is tomorrow at 9."

Monday, March 5, 2012

My Weekend with a Box of Thin Mints

You guys! I was a slug this weekend! Seriously, I did not do a thing! I hope your weekend was more productive than mine. While I laid on the couch, downing my last box of Thin Mints (don't judge...the box does say THIN) I watched the following movies...well, kind of watched, I napped and was occasionally woken up while the dogs nibbled the crumbs off my chest and belly. I said don't judge!

I love Rowan Atkinson. He just cracks me up. When I popped in Johnny English Reborn, I had high was the beginning of my first nap. Don't get me wrong, it was funny and cute but not belly aching I can't stop snorting laughing, but good. Atkinson plays a a dismissed secret agent who eventually comes back and as you guess, saves the day. Like I said before, it's a good rental but I wouldn't go any further than that. 

I could have sworn in the middle of my Thin Mint daze that the dogs cued up another movie. I can't be 100% sure but I thought I saw Jujube throwing in her favorite DVD, Footloose. I had no idea the Be had so many great moves but she kept up with every single dance Kevin Bacon threw at her. I've heard the new Footloose is just as fun as the original, but I'm not buying it. The music, dancing and corny story are just absolutely perfect and make me happy even to this day. For the record, I think if everyone danced when they were mad, the world would be at peace. 

After watching the dogs dance around to Kenny Loggins and realizing that I needed to lay off the Thin Mints, I decided to watch one more movie. I needed something animated, something fun, something Johnny Depp-ish. I needed Rango. Now, let's get something straight, this movie isn't really made for young kids. It is an animated spaghetti western populated by animals. The vivid animation and strong characters make this movie brilliant. The humor is very adult oriented but teens and tweens should get a kick out of too. 

So, eating a few boxes of Thin Mints may not have been the best for me. I woke up with a belly ache, a sugar hangover and blisters on my feet from trying to keep up with dancing dogs but I did get to see a bunch of great movies and I highly suggest that you grab a couple boxes of cookies, throw the DVD into the player and curl up on the couch. Cookie coma!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Feel Good Friday!

Oh My GAWD! You guys! It's Friday! The weekend is here! Go Friday! Go Friday! Whoop!

This will be me in a few hours. It just needs three little dogs running around to make it complete. Lazydoll stitches and draws the cutest girls. Is it possible to give embroidery a hug?

 I know that a lot of people aren't into camping but what about glamping? It's fancy camping where you don't have to rough it but you can be out with nature. I'm pretty sure I need to try it out, just to see if I would like it.  Look at it! It's so pretty ! Check out for all of your glamp needs. They list different places with prices and reviews.

Think I'll be able to fly with this bag? I don't see a problem. Whimsybags prints up great bags for all of your needs. 

It's the OMP of baby chicks!

Whew! So many awesome things to make me feel good today! I hope your weekend is fabu and it's full of glam, OMP chicks and bubble baths-maybe not all together, that could be a bit dicey! 

What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. 
~Author Unknown