Monday, February 28, 2011

56/365 This is hot.


This is hot.
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
I love vintage finds...this caught my eye and I had to have it.
It's an electric food warmer...or as my mom called it, a "hot plate".
We had one growing up so I'm sure the nostalgic element played a factor in my decision to make it mine.
Keeping it hot, retro style!

55/365


55/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
Wishing for more minutes in the day...
So many things to fit in, I like being busy but just wish I could have
more time.
I guess I could sleep less???

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54/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
Avocados...I consider them one of the staples of my house.
Milk...
Bread...
Bagels...
Bananas...
Cheese...
Coffee...
and definitely chocolate!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

53/365


53/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
Reach for the sky...
Follow your dreams...
They are within reach...
Stand tall...
Stretch farther...
Grab hold and fly.

Monday, February 21, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
My niece...the gamer. She takes after her cousins :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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51/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
Cool shoes...they belong to my niece. She's pretty cool too. She's ten years old and hardly utters a word. Reminds me of myself at that age. I was painfully shy and hated when my parents would force me to speak to relatives. So I let her be...I talk to her and she listens. One day she'll overcome the shyness and she'll never shut up. Just like me :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

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50/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
Holy Hailstorm...I've never seen hail at my house before. Hard to believe last week was beach weather!

Friday, February 18, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
I love seashells...these tiny little ones will be used in my next mosaic.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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48/325
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
January 2010 the yellow sunglasses gave me the idea for making a mosaic using trash I found on the beaches of California. Today, it is complete...my largest and most important piece of art that I've created. I'm extremely happy that these pieces of trash will never make it to the ocean. I hope this art will educate, and encourage everyone to help keep our oceans clean.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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47/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
My cup is runneth over with creativity. Ahhh...it feels good to be back in the studio!

Monday, February 14, 2011

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45/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
It's the "Day of Love"...so I spent my Valentine's Day doing things that I love to do. I started my morning with a gorgeous beach run, and have been rockin' out in my studio putting the final pieces into my mosaic. I'm so excited to finish this piece and it will be ready to grout later this week! Yay! Tonight I'll be having dinner with two handsome smashing young men (my sons)...this just might be the best Valentine's Day I've ever had :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
The end of the day...tired, sore feet but rewarded with an incredible sunset on the drive home.

Friday, February 11, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
Everyone needs a thinking spot...this is mine.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
Looking out a dirty old window...washing windows is at the bottom of my list.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
I have an addiction to these Cuties. I can peel one in five seconds flat. I've had four today...been without for a week or so, like an addict without her fix. I'm on a Cutie high now!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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39/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
My cute little European Christmas tree is still going strong and growing!

Monday, February 7, 2011

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38/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
It's time to say goodbye to our little gecko girl. My teenage son is too busy with school, sports and his social life to give her the attention she deserves. She came to our house in an overnight Fed Ex box when she was just a little baby...I'm sad to let her go. I'll miss you Miss Rodeo.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

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37/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
The last slice of a Trader Joe's For the Love of Chocolate Cake.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

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36/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
The path in life is not always smooth...it's full of bumps. Sometimes lots of bumps. You must stay on the path for eventually it will bend and become smooth again. Life bumps make us stronger, and appreciate the smoothness when it comes again.

Friday, February 4, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
This is Lucy's favorite ball. Feeling a bit like the ball today...kicked around and deflated.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Originally uploaded by smashgirl
When I was a little girl I used to hang off my bed and pretend my house had been turned upside-down and I could walk on the ceilings. Lately I feel like my whole life has been turned upside-down...can't wait for things to straighten up again.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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33/365
Originally uploaded by smashgirl
There is something about succulents that I just love. This one captured my attention while walking back to my car. I like how it's bursting through the fence, saying notice me. I am not a flower, but I am just as beautiful.