Monday, April 23, 2018

Yoga Night

Once a week we get together with friends for a Yoga Potluck. It is always a fun time and it's pretty much the best meal of the week. We pick a theme and after last week's  "Recipes that your mom used to make" Carb-a-thon, we ate a little healthier with "Spa Night"


The menu included the hub's rosemary grilled chicken, a Papaya salad, lemon pasta. a huge fruit salad, delicious beet soup and a veggie tray. 

In keeping with the spa theme I made everyone a little jar of Sugar Scrub.



The recipe is super simple. It's great for making your lips all soft and smooth.

1/2 cup of coconut oil
3T of brown Sugar
1tsp of honey
and essential oil of your choice. I used Bergamot for the ladies and Orange Bitters for the guys.

The little glass jars came from Daiso and you can print the tags here...

http://www.thetoymaker.com/Toypages2/105CardsofKindness/105CardsofKindness.html


Wishing you a creative and healthy week,

Marilyn.

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"And say my glory was I had such friends.”

~ William Butler Yeats




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mr. Darcy and Lavender Morning

How much fun can one lady have in a week? Lots! Let me tell you...

 I like big books and I cannot lie...


These two lovely ladies are my adventure buddies, Diana and Dana. We got all foofooed up to go to the Heritage House Museum for "Tea With Jane"



It was about 150 ladies in hats drinking tea and talking about Jane Austin.

 We rode in style in Diana's neighbor's vintage Plymoth, "Penelope"


It was delicious.

 I'd recovered by Tuesday enough to meet the lovely Annie Rugyt at "Lavender Morning" a super flowery tea shop in downtown Tustin. We both like to write and it was a good chance to catch up on what we have been working on and to supplement our diets with dried rose petals.



My 60th birthday is coming up next month so I'm starting the party early.

Wishing you a creative week!

Marilyn.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Put it on the Calendar...

Hello you,

I have this hazy half baked plan in my head to not post on Facebook so much and rather spend time on more productive activities. So I've put "Blog every Tuesday" on my calendar, so we'll see how that goes. :-)

 I can't promise anything witty or legendary, more a rambling dump of cluttered thoughts that are stomping around in my head. Here's a peak into the inside of my brain...


Yesterday I made a bunch of little charms out of Sculpey. The owl and leaf necklace was for my yoga instructor. We get together with some of our neighbors to do yoga once a week.



Last night's theme was Italian food and I made a focaccia. Next week's theme is "Stuff your mom used to make". Tuna casserole and deviled eggs were mentioned, as was Beans and Cornbread, SOS, Spaghetti-ohs, Sloppy Joes and Jello salad. What did you eat growing up that has fallen out of food fashion? 


Spring is on the way here. 



My 87-year-old mom is still my dedicated lunch buddy and shopping cart pusher. I'm working on getting her house decluttered so that she can find things easier. (Handy Tip = Notice the pink tape so she can find the door handle.)

 Below is the closet AFTER I had taken three trashbags of stuff out. When I went back the next day it was like it grew back overnight.


I spent fifteen bucks on some nice hangers from Target and after another trunkful to Goodwill it was more manageable.  There are still a lot more closets to get to; she has a big house but I figure if I do a little bit along it will get more organized.

Finally, I'm working on a new color palette because color is awesome.



Anyway, that's what's bubbling up in my world. How about you?

See you next week,

Marilyn.

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There is an old Sanskrit word, lila, which means play. Richer than our word, it means divine play, the play of creation, destruction, and re-creation, the folding and unfolding of the cosmos. Lila, free and deep, is both the delight and enjoyment of this moment, and the play of God. It also means love. Lila may be the simplest thing there is– spontaneous, childish, disarming. ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

Friday, March 23, 2018

Art Snacks

 Hello friend! 

Things have been super busy but I've been trying to do little "art snacks" in lieu of bigger art pieces. 

How's your Spring going?

Best thoughts, Marilyn.











 "Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color,
 sounds, and work that nourishes you." 

 SARK