Saturday, April 30, 2011

"When in Rome....yadda yadda yaddda"...

Yeppers...one must try to fit in..anywhere they go..so "they" say..

So, when you're in the "hood"...in NYC...

now, I don't know any gang signs..but I think we're trying to count to 7...

But when one is at the Cherry Blossom Festival, one needs to look "Spring-like"..


{didja see the T-shirts?? They are original artwork from Erin over at http://eef-ink.com/ }


Thanks Erin!  She's a real sweetie..go look at her aDORabLe art!

She draws little "creatures" and when I first saw Mia, Brandi's little rescue dog, I told Erin that Mia looked just like one of her drawings..well, she gifted us with this:

Pretty good likeness, yes??



So, I turned them into iron-ons for T-shirts and even made one for Ella's Build-a-Bear..


OK..so back to the whole "when in Rome" thing..

So at Branch Brook Park...lookin' all girly..

Chloe..

 Mia...

 Grammie



..and Ella..

And...let's not forget..Lancaster County...






hahahhahahaaa!

We were standing at the photographer's place when a train with tourists went by..they were all pointing and waving at us..guess they thought we were the 'real deal'..

Yeeeeah..1 Puerto Rican, 2 Irish women and a PuertoRican Irish Princess!! 

OK..whew..a lot of stuff in one post.  Sorry..it must be the cold meds...cough cough hack hack..

Have a great tomorrow, OK?

-me

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The beauty of the Amish country is...

simply awe-inspiring....

The quietness..

The quaintness..

It's like nothing I've ever seen..


..and I found this in a Amish book...

If you admire our faith, strengthen yours.

If you admire our sense of commitment, deepen yours
.
If you admire our community spirit, build one.

If you admire the simple life, cut back.

If you admire quality merchandise or land stewardship, then make quality.

If you admire deep character and enduring values, live them.

Pretty simple, huh?

Have a simply wonderful Friday..and more fun vacation photos to come..

-me

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." ~ James Beard

Lesson Four:

Food is good. 

City food...





Country food...












Sweet food..







Sushi food...



Orange food!





Just have fun with your food...





"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."
 ~Jim Davis
....and me

-me

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow." - Doug Firebaugh

Lesson three...


Work hard with the tools you have...



Always watch your step..

Take time to be silly...

Rest easy...


...rest aNyWHerE you can....

Honor the hardboiled egg..  {??}
and....


...
....always be ready for your close-up!

-me