Sunday, June 20, 2010

Time goes by way too fast!

Well, every time I think that 'this week was craziness', then the next week shows the last one up.  It was another one of those weeks where I wish that I had an

On Tuesday I made a trip have meetings in Bend and had a nice trip.  However, I find it so hard to justify all that drive time...I wish we had a train that went there so I could just work.  That probably would have helped me not get so behind this week.  But on the drive home I stopped to get a few pretty pics of one of the rivers.

It was so pretty!  If I hadn't been alone, I would have wandered down to the water, but I thought better of it and took a few more pics from afar.  I just love how it looks like something from a fantasy novel....

Then on Wednesday I took a trip down to the Ashland/Medford area to meet some work folks down there.  It was a great trip, and it totally took me down memory lane.  My hubby and I used to go there on day trips from where we lived in southern Oregon.  I love Ashland - and one of my favorite parts is Lithia Park. It is a big, beautiful park with a stream flowing through it, right in downtown Ashland.  Ashland is also where they do wonderful Shakespeare plays, and my hubby and I went to one there on our 1st anniversay.

Here is a pic of Lithia....

I love the little bridge!  It was such a pretty day, and I was not missing the pollen that has been killing me and my sis in Eugene!

Here is another pic of the park.

This one taken from another little bridge over the stream.

The rest of the week was a blur.  But we had a great weekend.  Yesterday, my hubby and I volunteered for one of the groups that I love, the Bus Project at an event in the park for gay pride month.  It was a lot of fun.  Then today we went down to the fairgrounds to check out the Alpaca Show and the Black Sheep Gathering. The whole thing was all about fiber and cool animals...hehe.

Here is my hubby getting a kiss from his new alpaca friend...

I like how the other alpaca is watching in the background....hehe

And here is the kind of goat I want!!  I made a decision today that I want a piece of property that is big enough to have 10 chickens (so 7 more), 2 angora bunnies (I am getting them soon!!), 2 goats like these guys, and a garden. (And of course my dog and cat.)

Kinda blurry head shot, but is it not adorable?  They are pygora goats.  And they were so sweet and just think....I could have fiber, milk for goat cheese and they would eat my weeds! hehe

Gonna crash now.  This week is looking to be another crazy week, with another trip to Bend planned for Wednesday and then a trip to Portland Friday thru Sunday.  Good thing my hubby can hold down the fort for me!

Have a great week!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Clean house and yard + graduation party for the sis = awesome time!

This week was a tough week.  Work was kicking my butt, and my hubby and I were working hard to clean the house for the upcoming graduation party (which took place yesterday) for my sister's graduation.

Yesterday, we finished the up the house and the yard just in time for the graduation.  Here are a few pics of the yard in all its glory.  Turned out great!

We made a yard 'divider/focal point' with old doors hinged together.

I found this cool vintage fabric that I put out for the tablecloth.  And some of my daisies and mint from the yard.

This is the new watering can set up for the pond....

We also did a dry stream bed that comes off of the pond.

I also have to share a pic of my lovely daisies that have been going crazy in the front yard....I love the whole 'sea of flowers' feeling!

Anyway, the family all rolled into town, along with lot's of friends.  It was so awesome to see my sis walk at her graduation.  So proud of her!

We partied it up afterward in our yard, at lots o'food, and enjoyed the perfect weather.  And when it got dark, we made a fire in our little fire thingy.  I have to say that I am lucky to have such great family and friends!  I know I had a blasty blast!

Today, I am taking it easy, doing a little catch up work, and we are all going to Bring Recycling, one of my favorite places to check out recycled building stuff, and more! (I think I have talked about them

Hope the rest of your weekend is restful, and that you have a great week!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Enough sun to do some yard work...

It has been raining like crazy here in Eugene, Oregon.  I don't think I have ever seen the Willamette River so full!

Anyway, it let up long enough yesterday to work a little in the yard.  Here are a few of the fun things I worked on:

The beginning of the pond.  Actually, I have now planted chamomile in the pot and I am switching out the small blue can for a larger pink one that will hopefully have less of an overflow issue.  I am excited!

We also got 5 fish that we names after one of our favorite Adult Swim Shows - The Venture Bros. :)

I wanted to jazz up the side of the chicken coop so I added a little shelf for my chives and an old window.  I added the "Hens and Chicks" plant name thingy for fun (get it? Because it is on the chicken coop! haha :)

A view of the whole coop with the new addition. :)

And I am finally getting a pic of the garden up!  I made it extra large so you can kinda see the plants...I am so excited about how well it is doing!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quick little project-

Wednesday evening I decided I needed a little felt owl pin....

So just a quick post to go with my quick project.  I love how it came out! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I want to play steampunk...

I have been thinking a lot about steampunk stuff lately.  I really want to make myself a few little trinkets but not sure where to start.  Here are some photos I found for inspiration...

This photo comes up a lot when you search for steampunk, but I love it!  I found it here.

I thought these light switch covers were pretty cool, as well!

I found these here...

I am allllll over this!  I love owls, but steampunk owls??  Awesome!

I found this one and the one below at this site.

Steampunk Ring with Amber Bead
Such a pretty ring!

So many awesome things to inspire me!  Now to find the materials.  I am sure I can find something in this house!