Thursday, September 28, 2017

Whirlwind weekend...AGAIN!

 Christy had a pet sitting job in Ojai, CA, I flew to Lax and then we headed to Ojai on Friday...
Her client has a beautiful home in the cozy little town, tons of trees and critters, it was pure heaven to sit on the patio and enjoy our wine....

On Saturday we had horseback riding and a pottery class, plus we wanted to walk the downtown area where they have a full street of cute little shops and boutiques....

 We went on a 2 hour ride through the mountains, our guide was Adrian and Pinto, Christy had a horse named Charly and I had Johnny Ringo, he was super gentle and sweet!

Then we went shopping in town and then went to our pottery class at Fire Stick Pottery, where we made really cute bowls, we will get them in about a month after they get glazed and fired.

Dinner, oh man, if you ever ever get near Ojai, run don't walk to The Ojai Beverage looks like a store for liquor but in the back they have a restaurant, gourmet burgers and food...Try the Cow on Stilts or the Firehouse burger, YOU must eat the Mushroom duo appetizer, damn good stuff!

The salad and in house made dressing was the best I ever had!

Sunday we had breakfast at Eggs and Potatoes, great food there too....Then we went for a hike up a very steep mountain, they had rock formations, we added a couple of our own along the way.

we hit the Farmers market that was going on in town, we fed the cats and headed home....WOW, that was a super cool fun weekend!!

Monday, September 18, 2017


I have been enjoying The Masterchef show this good, I really thought Cate was going to win but she got booted last week...UGH! Don't really like the 3 that are left Eboni, Dino, Jason...but I will go with Jason, because he has the best attitude of them all....such a nice guy, and happy all the time!

So I really wanted to try a chocolate souffle after watching them make some a couple weeks ago...

Wow, it was not hard at all and Baby doll, (Dino reference there!) my husband loved it!!!

I can only eat a couple bites as chocolate does not sit well with me....but what I did taste was sooooo yummy!!!

I made a healthy dinner of Salmon, rice pilaf, and green beans, then made the souffles with homemade whip cream to go with....Wow, I impressed myself! That is Sangria in my glass, goes well with chocolate!


I am not sure which dish I will try next....hmmmm?????

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Palm Springs Scrappin-Escapes!

Palm Springs Tram: My sister picked me up from LAX and we headed towards PS, we stopped to ride the tram up to the top of San Jacinto mountain, That was so much fun! You travel up to 8,516 feet, it takes 10 minutes to go up the 2 1/2 miles. You are in a huge tram that can hold 80 people, the floor rotates for spectacular views!

If you would like more information on riding this tram go to :

On to the Scrapbooking......

Wow, this was an amazing get away with Patti and the whole Scrappin-Escapes gang!

We arrived Thursday night and stayed at the Renaissance resort, it was just me and Christy, we had the whole huge resort pool to ourselves, with the season over and everyone back in school and work, the place was all ours!
We swam, had a nice dinner and some wine.....

Friday morning we found the best little coffee shop for breakfast, Louise's kitchen, wonderful food!

We packed up and headed to The Hyatt Regency Resort, Oh my Goodness, this place was so gorgeous! We walked the paths through the resort, simply stunning, I have decided Resort Vacations are they way to go!!!

We scrapbooked all day, then hit the bar for happy hour food, fish taco and a burger, perfect!

Saturday, we were supplied with a breakfast buffet, scrapbooked all day, then went to the restaurant: Lantana, where we shared a fabulous spinach and mushroom pizza and more wine!

Sunday we packed up and headed home....So much fun packed in one weekend!

Christy scrapadoodling!

Me and a latte having fun!

Me and a huge cactus, my morning coffee...

Patti spoils us rotten!

Palm Springs, I miss you already!!!
I hope we can go back there again next year!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

A fun little visit from my son!

My son Travis Carl, came to visit...
He only has monday and tuesday off from his tow truck driving job so we had to make that work..
We picked him up at the airport Sunday night, came home slept, got up Monday morning, I made him his favorite breakfast my famous fried egg sandwiches...then we went shopping at Walmart for some bbq food....
We got chicken wings, rib eye steaks, and potatoes.....Yum!
My little mama's boy!

The Bingo Boys!

Steak and eggs for breakfast on tuesday!

He is such a good little helper!

Ok the best dang chicken wings ever!!! Recipe will be given in next post!

Winner winner chicken dinner!!!
We played in the pool all day monday, had chicken wings for lunch....then bbq steak, roasted potatoes for dinner...

Tuesday we just lounged around the house until 3:30 then we headed to Lucilles for dinner then to GVR for bingo..we played the 5:00 and 7:00 session where Travis won 100.00!! Then we had to have him to the airport to fly was a quick little visit but so nice to be able to spend time with my one and only baby!!! I know he is 33, but all moms will understand they will always be your baby!!!