Thursday, April 30, 2009

ThankQs

Some late but much felt thank-you's....

Thinking I might frame these, 
or the varmints will have their way with them.
Bunny bunny!!!
 

Thanks Magpie...
These lovelies match the 
avocado floor in my circa 1960 kitchen. 
You will ALWAYS have a place to crash in PW.


Thanks for the shawl Mina!
 I know you have a crush on the Hubby, & I still love you anyway.
Maybe it makes me love you a lil bit more.
xoh






I Spy Mina....

...out & about in the blue bathrobe.
Can you believe she had hip surgery in feb?
Mina rocks.
I am SO having a party for her 97th birthday this June,
and you are ALL invited.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

From the Frying Pan into the Fire

90 degree heat on saturday afternoon, 
and an electrical fire broke out on Main Street.

I took pics NOT just because I'm a yenta, (which I AM)
See, I also have the utmost respect & adoration for 
our town's Police & Fire Dept.
xoh

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Go Home....

Go look through your mother's buffet & china cabinets....
If you find anything that is signed "Georges Briard" 
please send it to me?

Thanks!
xoh


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Letter of Apology

Dear Neighbors,
The varmints asked me to tell you that they are SO sorry
for pillaging your gardens on their way to & from 
Dunkin Donuts last sunday.
It won't happen again.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Shed

THIS is what I'd call a flirty shed.
To see some posts with flirtiness, click here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mina Update 4/17/09

Lookin' good, Mina!

*Ed Note: For those of you just now joining us:
Mina is the lady that lives across the street.
I love sneaking pics of her that you can find here.
She broke her hip in January.
She will turn 97 this June.

Treebagging

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mini-fruit, Color and Hi-Res Produce

When we take the varmints shopping, 
we let them pick out fruits & veggies.

We do it mostly to keep them busy, but also because 
it gives them this big sense of power.

For some reason lately, they've been drawn to the miniature fruit.
Like mini apples.

And these cumquats.

I can certainly understand the attraction.

it even gets to ME sometimes. 
Then, the next thing I know,
instead of working, I'm shooting fruit...

...and onions.
Just LOOK at the color on this onion.

I should be working, I know.
What are YOU doing, instead of doing what you're supposed to do?
And does anyone out there need hi-res produce pics?
I know where you can find some.
xoh





Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ernie Wins!!!!


When it came time to judge my Faboo Giveaway Contest, I decided to consult an expert.
Elena, who is one of my dearest friends from childhood, works in Non-Profit. 
She oversees all the private and government grantwriting 
and contract compliance for  *the Greyston Foundation. 
Here is what she wrote:

"I like the sitter from PVE Design. Considering that "Ernie" is a sitter and cleaner, she may not have the same opportunities and resources as some of the other contestants.  Also, because of the nature of her work - non-unionized and no professional organizations to join,  - she is least likely to have health insurance and access to employment protections. She gets my vote!"

Congrats Ernie!!!! I can't wait to begin the design process!!!!
PVE, please email me so that I can get Ernie's info for the card.
Thanks to all who entered,
and please stay tuned for more Faboo Giveaways!

*Greyston Foundation was founded in 1987 by Roshi Bernie Glassman, a Buddhist Monk.  They support Yonkers residents on their path to self-determination through Child Care, Youth Programs, Workforce Development, Housing and Health Services for people with HIV and AIDS, supported low income housing for individuals and families, Community Gardens, and perhaps most notably, the Greyston Bakery, which makes the brownies for Ben and Jerry's!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lady in Red

Cath & I were admiring this lady on 6th ave.

I took her home to hang with Mina,
who is doing faboo, by the way!

When we were done, 
we put her right back where we found her.
I swear.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Separated @ Birth?

and The Morton Salt Girl.
You decide.
Go visit Jean & give her some love. 
She brought home a new kitten yesterday.
And don't forget to enter the Faboo Giveaway! 
Deadline Monday, 4/13  8pm.

Friday, April 10, 2009

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Faboo Pays it Forward....


Somehow, I won 5 giveaways in the span of just 1 year.
I am in utter disbelief at my dumb luck.
Here's my latest win, from the lovely Diana at Please Sir.

In an effort to help the economy and a fellow blogger, 
I've decided to Pay it Forward.

It's 500 free business cards from U Print!
(Printed for free)
DESIGNED BY ME. FREE.


Contest Rules:
You need to leave me a comment explaining your situation.
Perhaps you were fired for blogging or tweeting at work, or
laid-off from a publication that has recently folded, due to the economy.
Maybe you are struggling to get your small business off the ground,
and need a spiffy bizcard to get the word out...
Maybe your spouse was laid-off, 
& now you need to re-enter the workplace...
Either way, please leave me your comment
by 8pm MONDAY 4/13, & we will choose the winner.
***Edited to say that if YOU have a blog, 
but have a needy friend you would like to help,
you may pay it fwd by entering a comment in their name,
with their story.****
Good Luck!
xoh

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Sign...

I didn't realize that THIS is what I was looking for in the rain...

And below is something I never expected to find in the sun.



Monday, April 6, 2009

Moody Monday 4/6/09

Similar to last weeks' swan pic, 
these were taken in the same location, at the same time, 1 week later.
It might look like a vacation pic,
but truthfully, I shot it in the middle of running errands 
on a thursday afternoon.




Friday, April 3, 2009

Kitchen Floor

This avocado-green linoleum floor was glued to this house in 1960.
I wonder how many children have played on it since then.
While mama cooked dinner, or daddy made pancakes...
How many snippets of conversation does this floor remember?
"...I think I'm 6 weeks late."
"I was laid-off at work today."
"Mama, I don't feel goo...blaaaaargh $#*yrh##!!!"

p.s... this is not one of MY varmints. We're not quite as color coordinated.
But we go back a loooong way.... back to when she was measured in pixels :-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Time Machine

Lately, Facebook and linkedin.com have been bringing
memories to the surface, from long ago and faraway.
............
At dinner the other night, (with old friends from high school) 
there were phrases thrown around that I hadn't heard in years:
"Melon Balls!"
"Bell Café."
"Herb Salad."
"Salad? Not brownies? Yes. Salad."
"Wo Hops!"
Mrs. L: "Honey, don't we still have that salad bowl up in the attic?"
Mr. L: "Yup."


Here it is.... it's a Legend. And it's beautiful.
(floor stand included.)