Finding 50}Days 365 -368

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First of all I have to say THANK YOU!  You girls (and a few guys) sure know how to make a girl feel good!  It would almost be worth having a birthday every week (if I didn’t have to get older) to get comments like I did yesterday.  I loved reading all your birthday greetings and the lessons learned that you shared.  I have added many of them to my own personal list I keep. I also want to thank you for joining me on my year long journey of [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50}Days 351-357

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We enjoyed a wonderful week at our house. I hope you did too! We had all four kids home for four days and I was in heaven! Unfortunately Clark had to get back to work but we have Logan and Cali through the New Year and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it. Despite the craziness of the week I managed to find the pretty! Day 351 – December 20 Day 352 – December 21 A trip to Saint Cupcake for some cupcake pretties! Day 353 – December 22 [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50}Days 105-111

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A crazy whirlwind week – a 25 hour round trip car ride to Utah for graduation, celebration of boys’ birthdays in just four days, got Cali off to London and a neighborhood potluck dinner at our house!  Crazy but oh so fun and there was lots of pretty involved! April 19 – Day 105 I so love this flowering bush in my garden.  It is huge -probably 15 feet high and it looks amazing with all its giant snowball flowers on it!  First they are this lovely shade of green [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50}Days 63-69

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Another week of finding the pretty in being 50! March 8 – Day 63 Loved this photo I took for my photography assignment on light. March 9 – Day 64 Crocus blooming in the garden! March 10 – Day 65 This is a double pretty day! Made this pretty amazing pie for a dinner party we went too.  Can’t wait to share the recipe with you on Tuesday!  I mean AMAZING!! Met a friend at Starbucks and was inspired by her pretty watercolor.  She and I are taking a class [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50}Days 56-62

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What pretty did you find in your week?  Here’s mine! March 1 – Day 56 We enjoyed a very pretty 70 degree, bright sunny day in Portland yesterday – there is lots happening out in the garden!  They say we may get snow on Tuesday though -  yikes!!   Hope my pretty daffodils in the woodland path survive! March 2 – Day 57 The neighbor’s pretty tulip tree is in full bloom! March 3 – Day 58 My pretty quilt is back from the quilters and ready to be bound!  I think [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50} Days 49-55

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How would you like to win a little bit of pretty this week?  Pay a visit over at Find Your Sock Yarn for a chance to win one of my pretty reusable shopping bags!  Be sure and check it out!!  I apologize to those of you who may have tried to enter the other day when I announced it.  Due to some operator error (that would  be me) the giveaway did not post as it should have but it is there now! February 22  – Day 49 Changing of the [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50}Days 33-40

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With the warm weather we have had here in Portland (warm but rainy) there is a lot starting to happen out in the garden.  Some pretty things are popping up!! February 7 – Day 33 We celebrated Valentine’s Day early with our annual Beach Babes and their Boy’s Valentine dinner.  My friend April hosted this year and set such a pretty table. and can I just say her herb and blueberry stuffed pork tenderloin was pretty amazing too!  I’m working on getting the recipe. February 8 – Day 34 My [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50}Days 26-32

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This week I had fun finding the pretty here at home and in Utah too when I flew there to be with my son when he had ACL surgery.  He’s doing great and on the road to recovery! February 1 – Day 26 Pretty pears in a pretty bowl. February 2  – Day 27 My friend Jeannena and I paid a visit to a fun bakery in NW Portland – Two Tarts Bakery.  A yummy selection of fun and pretty bite size cookies.   February 3 – Day 28 Some [Continue Reading...]

Finding 50}Days 19-25

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It was a busy, crazy week around here .  I found I had to make more of an effort each day to find the pretty.  Think you will see a bit of a theme this week – sweet friends and family and pretty flowers. January 25 – Day 19 My pretty kitchen calendar.  I originally found this calendar in a little gift shop in Kennebunkport, Maine one summer.  I fell in love with the beautiful flowers and have been ordering one online every year since.   Check out their website  Art  for Everyday.  [Continue Reading...]