Tiny Houses…

Intrigue me. Anything miniature has always given me a thrill. I find them adorable. For a while, it was mice. No, I don’t particularly like a mouse running through my domain. But cute pictures of them, and their babies are pretty special.

The little toad house in the picture above makes me smile. For a couple of years, I had a fairy garden. No, I don’t believe that fairies come to live there, but it is fun to imagine. I have several resin houses that I repainted that I set up in the garden. There were white picket fences, little table and chairs. Even little cakes and plates to eat on. I built a little pond with a lighthouse and boat. Miniature frogs sat at the edge. From this pond trickled a little brook. I absolutely loved this little oasis! But, alas, the English ivy and periwinkle have made the area a jungle, and I don’t have the heart to pull it all out. So, the houses and necessities for fairy living are packed in the garage, waiting for a new home.

So of course I love the idea of a tiny house! I’ve always wanted a little place to go and write. I would make it very girly… shades of pink and white with roses everywhere. Rather like an English cottage. Chintz would be the fabric of choice. White shutters over the windows…on the inside, to close out the hot, afternoon sun, and a comfy chair to snuggle in. I would enjoy a little white stove for cold or rainy days. Building it myself would be rather fun, and decorating would be pure joy!

I’ve shared Luke’s videos here before. I support people and their talents whenever I’m able. And I certainly think Luke should be supported with his talents! He builds his tiny houses, and this video takes you on a tour of one in a very engaging, fun way. He has lots of energy! So enjoy the tour…I think it will put a smile on your face! Have a terrific Thursday!



Music to Smile To!

I was just watching some videos on YouTube and found another one with our son Nathan and Luke E Boy. Great music and photography…it can’t get any better! Enjoy!


I Was Where?

At one time in my life, I spent literally hours at shopping malls. I kept up this habit until we had two small children. By then it was a great way to get out of the house for a few hours and incorporate some much-needed walking into my day. I never really spent much money, but I recall the people-watching and the store windows. At Christmas time, I loved the decorations and the music, the shoppers with the common goal of locating that perfect gift.

Then, for many years, the thought of entering that brightly-lit fray had the power to make me feel as though an elephant was sitting on my chest. The mall was the last place I wanted to be, and during the Christmas season I really wanted to avoid it. My comfy office chair guided me through many years of birthday and Christmas shopping.

I’ve noticed that life seems to travel in full circles. I’m also the person that would always do the opposite of others, not wanting to follow the crowds. If hair was to be short, mine was long, and if curls were the go-to style, I wouldn’t fuss so much to have that bounce. I haven’t told my family this, but the other day when I was contemplating the painting of our house, two sides one color and two sides of another color flashed through my head. After all, people don’t normally decide to do this to their homes. (And, if you live in a neighborhood with rules, you may not be allowed to do this!) I just know that our house has been the same color for over ten years now, and I want something different and unique, but all in good taste…of course!

So maybe that is the greater reason that I found enjoyment in not one, but two days at two malls…all in the same week! That, or the company I was with. It was also an excellent way to get that walking in! Because I was having such a good time, I even had my picture taken a few times…also a rarity. Thank you to my husband and our youngest for two fun days. It reminded me of why I once spent many hours at the mall, and shopping. The picture below is actually at Home Depot. I’ve never looked so good in red!


I think this is one of my favorite pictures of my husband and me. It just makes me smile. Merry Christmas! May your Christmas shopping be peaceful, enjoyable and those gifts right at your fingertips.


Friday Trivia – Geography

I loved geography in school. The days that we were told to make maps and color them were my favorite. I don’t know if that helped with this trivia or not. I missed a couple of them. How about you? (The answers are in red.)


1) Atlantic City is a popular entertainment destination located in what U.S. state?

2)Which four U.S. states are on the United States-Mexico border?

3)What city in Australia has the highest population?

4)The Mexican city of Tijuana borders what U.S city?

5)What is the term for the natural boundary in North America separating waters that flow into the Atlantic Ocean from those that flow into the Pacific Ocean?

6)Sequoia National Park is located in which U.S. state?

7)The avocado is a tree that is thought to have originated in what country?

8)In what country would you find the temple complex Angkor Wat?

9)The Hoover Dam in the United States is built on what river?


New Jersey

California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas


San Diego

Continental Divide (Great Divide)




The Colorado River

Monday One Liner

Being a hypochondriac is going to save my life one of these days.

My apologies go out to our second oldest. When I read this one liner, I thought of her. To be fair, I’ve heard this is a problem for those that are attending classes for a profession in the medical field. You come across all these ailments and diseases, and you can’t help but compare them to whatever symptoms you are having.

Have a great week!

Friday Trivia

In honor of our son’s birthday tomorrow, try this car buff trivia. I love cars, but I knew only one answer. See how much you know! (The answers are below the black car).

  • What do the letters “PT” stand for in the name of Chrysler’s family car, the PT Cruiser?
  • The first generation of the Chevrolet Corvette was introduced in what year?
  • In most modern vehicles, the carburetor has been replace with what?
  • In what year was the Chevrolet Chevelle first produced?
  • What luxury British automobile brand was purchased by Tata motors in 2008?








  • Personal Transport
  • 1953
  • Fuel Injection
  • 1964
  • Jaguar


Monday One Liners

My husband is on the roof – only a few inches away from an insurance claim that could completely change my life.

( I feel the need to add a disclaimer to this one. I have a fairly sarcastic sense of humor. My husband is afraid of heights, and I really do love him and want him around as long as possible.)

Friday Trivia

This trivia is for the birds. All you bird fans out there should give this a try. Some of the answers had me smiling. I guess everything has a name for a reason! (The answers are below the grumpy owl. Take a look at those eye brows!)


  • What is the proper term for a group of parrots?
  • The Passenger Pigeon, now extinct, was endemic to which continent?
  • What is a group of owls called?
  • What is the fastest bird in the world when in its hunting dive?
  • What is a baby swan called?
  • What is a flock of crows called?



  • Pandemonium
  • North America
  • A parliament.
  • The Peregrine Falcon
  • A cygnet
  • A Murder