Archive for October, 2012


Where we live, we have a pretty great view of some of the wind turbines set on the hills around our valley.

I don’t know what it is about them, but I love seeing this big white blades reaching up into blue sky. Especially when they are surrounded by fields of golden wheat, like these were in the summer.

The other night Captain Cavedweller and I were driving home with a car full of groceries. It was almost sunset and although the day had been gray and rainy, the sun had peeked out from behind the clouds, illuminating the wind machines.

I could tell it was going to be a glorious descent of light and wanted to capture it on camera.

As soon as we got home, I grabbed my camera and ran into our backyard, only to realize the neighbor’s trees were going to obstruct the view too much.

So CC and I hustled to unload the car and I left him with bags of groceries to put away while I jumped back in the car and drove about a half-mile from our house.

Pulling off to the side of the road, I think the neighbor’s thought I’d finally lost it as I stomped out to the edge of their field in my skirt and heels, but I wanted to get just the right angle.

And so began the evening spectacular  – a fabulous show of colors against the purple and green hills.

And then it got even better.

She Who Needs to Watch More Sunsets

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First I started blogging. Then I joined Facebook and Twitter.

After that I got sucked into the vortex of Pinterest followed by Polyvore.

Now… my gracious. I’ve been introduced to Houzz.com. 

Thanks, Becca, for giving me one more place to spend way too much time!

You can browse through more than 780,000 photos of home ideas, create idea books and find yourself lost in the oblivion of home design.

Ideas from home gyms to porches and everything in between are available for your browsing pleasure.

My current interest is in the landscaping ideas. We’ve still got a barren backyard that needs sprucing up and I  know I’ll find some great ideas here.

If you love home decor or just like to drool over “dream home” photos, check it out!

She Who May Never Find Her Way Back

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I’ve noticed recently a number of both fascinating and disturbing pins on Pinterest with Halloween makeup and costume ideas.

They are elaborate, interesting and way beyond anything I’d have the patience to sit still for.

I remember way back, just past the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, when I got to go trick-or-treating, thinking I was uptown because I had a bat girl mask.

I couldn’t tell you what I wore for a costume, because my mother always made me wear a coat over it anyway. But I remember thinking I was sleek and strong and sassy because I was BAT GIRL!

Nevermind that it was impossible to see out of the ridiculous eye holes or breath through the nose holes, which were so precisely placed (as you can see in above photo). The inside of the mask would be all sweaty and have sticky candy residue around the mouth hole. It was cool, way back in the day.

Needless to say, that is a far cry from what people are wearing out on Halloween this year…

(click on the photos to go to their websites)

She Who Needs to Step it Up a Bit This Year

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If you are looking for some super-yummy pumpkin recipes, I’d like to direct your attention to the Sew-licious Pumpkin Recipe Hop.

Marti has gathered some of the best of the best pumpkin recipes and posted them there.

Check it out! You’ll be drooling over your keyboard!

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