Sunday, August 28

Tropical Dream

My lovely mother

Tropical Dream
So good!

Coconut Rum
Blue Curacao
Pineapple Juice

The recipe I found called for 1 part each.
No way! To strong!
My version is 1 part each of the booze
to 2 parts each of the pineapple juice

Blend w/ ice in Blender.

Monday, August 22

Pinch Me, I must be Dreaming

Trailers name is PIP
Owner's name is Hazel
(no blog link, from Facebook's
"The Loyal Order of the Glamper")

Her trailer is AWESOME!!!!!
Painted clouds on the ceiling,
one of the best creative trailers
I have ever seen.
Everything is so Cath Kidston.

Couldn't you just cuddle up
in here and never want to leave?

It's wonderful! :-)

Tuesday, August 9

OMGosh Yum! Wanna make this. :-D

Recipe from

Click on the picture, to view bigger or just go to website :-)

Sunday, August 7


Made w/ Rice Lasagne Noodles,
zucchini, black olives, mushrooms
spaghetti sauce

& even though the lasagne was gluten free
oh yeah we pigged out on french bread.

I love making lasagne because you can eat on it for 3-4 days. It makes so much. :-)

Want. :-D

I hope it's okay that I am sharing this photo.
If not, just comment, and I will remove it.

See the thermos lamp on the table?
I want one!!!!!!!!
How cute is that for a camper?
Everything about this picture is so charming. :-)

Wanna make this . . .

(click on the image to make it bigger)

Thursday, August 4


Once upon a time . . .

                                       . . . in the 80's my dad married a woman named Joan. She was his 2nd wife. Joan had 3 kids. A daughter and 2 sons. One son named Matt who was my exact same age. We had so much fun together. He would sneak my dads truck out at night and we would all laugh and laugh pushing that truck out of the driveway being as quiet as possible. When your suppose to be quiet is when you laugh the most.

Then a little less than a year being married, dad left Joan and we moved out. I never saw them again. My new brothers and sisters.

Months ago I reunited with the daughter on Facebook and asked how the family was doing.

And then yesterday I read this . . .

Family, friends remember father and son who died in plane crash

ELK, Wash. -- A memorial service for Matthew Keith Annis, 45, and Matthew Riley Annis, 8, is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m. It will be held at Deer Park Elementary School.
Family members are inviting the public to attend.
The father and son left the Elk Heights Airport July 8. They were headed for Arlington, Washington, but they never arrived.
Family members reported them missing after they did not check in.
FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said the wreckage of the Piper PA 22 was spotted the next day on the Cascade foothills in Snohomish County.
SAR volunteers from Everett Mountain Rescue were dropped onto a ridge above the crash site Sunday and then rappelled to the scene, which was located in steep terrain.
They were able to recover the bodies and a sheriff’s office helicopter was used to bring them out of the site.
The FAA said an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

And read this . . .

Obituaries for July 18, 2011

Mathew Keith Annis
Mathew Keith Annis, 45, of Elk, Wash., died July 8, 2011, in a private aircraft accident.
His memorial service was Saturday at the Vine Community Church in Deer Park Elementary at Elk, Wash.
He died doing what he loved on his way to the Arlington, Wash., Air Show, his family said.
Mathew Keith was born on May 15, 1966, at Sacramento, Calif., to Joan James and Terry Annis. He graduated from Mount Tahoma High School in 1984. He went on to graduate from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa Okla., in 1986.
After graduating, he went on to work for Continental Airlines as an A&P mechanic at the Los Angeles International Airport and then transferred to the Seattle-Tacoma Airport. He then went to work for Horizon Air, in 1991, at Portland International Airport where he met the love of his life, his wife, Nanine. They transferred to Spokane, Wash., in 1994.
During his time in Spokane, he was promoted to lead mechanic. In 2010, he was promoted to aircraft maintenance supervisor (OSR) at COE. Starting in 1994, Mathew Keith and Nanine spent many hours together building their home. In 2003, their son, Matthew Riley, was born. A few years later, they were had a daughter, Emma LeRae.
Along with his great love of family, Mathew Keith loved to fish, boat, hike, snowmobile, ski, and pilot his plane.
“You might say he loved the outdoors or anything with wings,” his family said.
Mathew Keith loved to mentor and help anybody who needed it. He would give you the shirt off of his back, his family said. He was very dedicated to his family, job, and company, Horizon Air.
Mathew Keith Annis will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known him, his family said.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Nanine; daughter, Emma Lerae; parents, Terry and Kathy Annis and John and Joan James; sister, LeRae Christine Lee; brother, Terrance Michael Annis; grandparents, Frank and Lydda Schneider and Alma Greeley; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mathew Riley Annis
Mathew Riley Annis, 8, of Elk, Wash., died with his father in a private aircraft accident on July 8, 2011.
His memorial service was Saturday at the Vine Community Church in Deer Park Elementary at Elk, Wash.
Mathew Riley loved being with his father and sharing their common passions.
Mathew Riley was born on March 9, 2003, at Spokane Wash., to Mathew Keith and Nanine Annis. He was a student at Riverside Elementary School.
He loved to play baseball. He belonged to the Riverside Rough Riders wrestling club. He loved to fish with family and he loved to ride his motorcycle after school. He also loved to snowmobile with his family.
He was his father’s lieutenant when it came to their love of the outdoors and his father’s right seat in anything with wings, family members said. Mathew Riley Annis will be greatly missed by all who loved and were fortunate to have know him, they said.
Mathew Riley garnered awards for helping other students in school. When not with his family, he was with and dearly loved his cousin, Terrance Annis, also known as “TC,” and his grandparents, John and Joan James.
Survived include his mother, Nanine Annis; his sister, Emma Lerae; grandparents, Terry and Kathy Annis, John and Joan James, and Keldon and Bonnie Gross; his Aunt LaRae Christine Lee and Uncle Terrance Michael Annis; great- grandparents, Frank and Lydda Schneider and Alma Greeley; and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Nanine Annis through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR or at any US Bank in a special account for Nanine.

He died. :-( He died in a plane crash with his 8 year old son. He left behind a wife and daughter.

I am very saddened. 

Life is short.

Rest in Peace.

Hello my pretty . . .

50% off!!!!!!!
At Nordstrom Rack.
Juicy @ half off is 
very, very juicy indeed! :-D

The name of this ring is,
Entangled Engagement

Wednesday, August 3


In the make-up world or anything to do w/ your face... it takes a lot to WOW me anymore. Probably because if I veer away from Clinique I end up disappointed.

Well... I am WOWed, FLOORed and in AWE over this product!!!!

My mom and I were out shopping yesterday
and we stopped into Macys, 
The store was DEAD!
I mean zombies have more action than what 
was happening on a Tuesday afternoon in Macys. 
Out of pure desperation (I am sure) a
Benefit sales girl wanted to talk to us about make-up.
Neither mom and I were thrilled.
But I thought, what the HEY and sat down.
So we talked Mascara and then
got onto moms chemo treatments she had had
and her lack of eyelash growth...
which I don't know how it all happened
but the next thing ya know
Mom was in the make-up chair and
the gal was applying this pink stuff to under
an eye and talking about looking refreshed.

My mouth DROPPED OPEN!!!!!!
I mean WHOA!
The transformation from dark to light under moms left eye was unbelievable. That got my attention! And I knew what ever that was I wanted it! It made moms eye pop and shine and her whole face glowed just from a few dots of this pink stuff.

Mom bought it.
I bought it.

Today is a no make-up day.
I used my Suzanne Somers facemaster
applied moisturizer and got out my
new face brightener.
I followed the directions.
dot dot dot
under each eye
and pat in.
dot dot dot
dot dot dot
Yabba Dabba Do

I got a little carried away with the dotting.
I think I ended up w/ 9 dots under each eye.

This stuff is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!

With or without make-up you apply it to your fresh face under each eye and then go about whatever you do next. I don't know what kind of magic this is, and frankly I don't want to know. PLEASE GOD don't let some weird animal part be in or Amber will kill me!!!!

It is:
Ooh La Lift
by Benefit
(If you click the above picture it will take you 
to the website or just go to the Mall and try it.)

Tuesday, August 2


Intended on getting one of the new charms, but fell in love with this instead. It's beyond words. I adore it. It sits perfect on my ring finger. I will treasure it forever and will want to be buried with it.  :-)

Junk Food

This is all hubby's fault! :-O
But I enjoyed every delicious bite! :-D

Made with:


Monday, August 1

New Juicy Charms @ Nordies

These are sooooooo 
              tooooooo cute, 
                        I just cant stand it! 

Print your Instagram

Do you use & love Instagram on your iPhone?
I am addicted to it! It's so much fun!

Well...... Look at this:

You can print your pics as a poster, a mini flip book, stickers, etc... Its fabulous! :-)


Do you like....

Then goooooooooooooooo
get these!!!!!!!!!

I have craved/talked about them before
but we went to Trader Joes this past
weekend and I bought them again.
One for me, one for Amber.

I had forgotten just how scrumptious they are.
I will never make that mistake again.


My punkin' plant

I want my own pumpkins to carve.
Last year we put a pumpkin plant in the front yard and the slugs destroyed it!
This year its in the back, in the sun (our seattle sometimes sun) and so far so good. Since Ted eats eggs I have been saving egg shells to crush up and sprinkle around the plant. I did that with my geranium plants out front that the slugs were destroying and now they look gorgeous.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest you just deal with slugs and with my dogs out back I do not want to use slug bait or anything else like that. Crushed up egg shells really work. They cut the slugs so they wont go across where the shells are.