It’s my Blog’s Birthday and I have a gift for YOU!


On this day ten years ago I wrote my first blog post. It was about how much I loved driving up the California Coast and I debated about whether I should move away or stay. So very much has happened in the ten years that have passed. I stayed in California for 2 more years and then I moved to Spokane,bought a house, and lived through two terrible winters. Now I live in Oregon and I love it. I love living in the foothills of Mt. Hood and I love Portland. I couldn’t be happier. Well, maybe if I lived in Paris I would be happier. One can dream! Who knows, maybe in ten years I will be writing about how much I love living in France.

But enough of this reminiscing! To celebrate my ten-year blogiversary I have a gift for YOU, my readers! This blog has been a joy to me for the past decade. I have met so many great friends though this little corner of the internet and I am so grateful for that. I am grateful for you. You have made my life better these past ten years.

I am making completely handmade booklets to give away. 25 of them. I have chosen a few of my favorite blog posts and typed them out on my typewriter. There also some of my favorite photos included, as well. Everything has been hand assembled and lovingly put together. The covers are hand painted, each one different. The binding is even hand-stitched! But most of all, my heart and soul is in there too.

If you would like one let me know by filling out the form below! I will make one and get it to you as soon as I can.

Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for the friendship!

All 25 books have been spoken for! Thanks again so much for reading! I had so much fun doing this that I will probably do it again sometime. 

What’s going on

Natasha Richardson

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I’m totally ripping this off from Dianne from her  Daffodil Lane days (also the proprietess of  Dianne’s Dishes).  She would post links to some news around the interwebz that caught her eye. I’ve always thought that was a cool idea (come to think of it, I’ve seen in in lots of other places, Allie’s Answers and Mellowtrouble come to mind) and I’m thinking I’ll do this on Wednesdays.

O.k. How pissed off are we getting about the A.I.G. fiasco? Personally, my blood is boiling. There is a culture of greed in this country that really needs to go away.

I want to make yarn out of plastic grocery bags and weave fabric out of it to make this bag (scroll down a bit).

This is a horribly sad story. I really thought she was a great actress and so young! ugh. another reason why I won’t ever ski again. It really is a dangerous sport. I’m always hearing about deaths on the ski slopes.

This is also a sad local story. The moose and her calf were actually wandering around my Dad’s neighborhood a week ago and nibbled on the plants in thier yard. The “accident” actually took place in front of my brother’s work. He told me the whole story last weekend. It was really upsetting to the people who witnessed it, especially the kids in the daycare next door.

I’m not happy that off-duty cops in this town can shoot someone in the back of the head while they are running away from them and then get off scott- free.

However, it is possible that justice will be served.

Oh! Did you hear the story about the cat stuck in the sofa?