Tuesday, August 31, 2010

White Pumpkins

I love decorating for fall with white pumpkins.
They work great in my home which is decorated mostly in cream and green...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fall is in the air...

It's time to start thinking about Halloween...

and also it's a great time to buy a new coat!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Johnson's

Photos from the garden of Clarice Johnson...my mom.

A rose picked from Jana Johnson's garden...me.

My new glasses designed by Betsy Johnson...

I love her fun sense of style!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


In Vegas I just had to stop by the CHANEL Store. I kept hoping that I would win a big jackpot so I could buy myself something from this wonderful store...
A girl can dream...

Well there's always next year...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Sun Turning"

I'm alot like the sunflowers and have a case of "Heliotropism". For those of you that don't know what it means, it is "sun turning". The sunflowers follow the sun from east to west during the day as I love to do.

We grow them every year in our yard and I love to cut them and display them in various containers. There are so many varieties too! Alot of people associate them with fall, but they really are a summer plant in my opinion.

I did a window with the sunflowers as they always cheer up a display. With the sun we can never get a great picture without a glare. Sorry!

This is just a small representation of the window. Come see what all it holds as we have great chickens and roosters too. Love the wide burlap ribbon.

I had to throw in a squirrel. A garage sale find and gift from Jana.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beach Combing

Recently my husband and I spent the day at Alki Beach. It was such a beautiful day and one of my favorite things to do is beach combing.

I can look for hours for that special something and in fact have many times until dark.

Pebbles shaped like hearts were a real find. Two in fact!

Almost perfect pebbles look adoreable in a nest.

"J" for Jill or Joyworks! I don't know what this rusty iron thing was, but I loved it. I found it in Mukilteo one day.

Driftwood is fun to stencil on.

This is my collection from many beach combing outings. From Belize, Roatan, Maui, Mukilteo and now Alki. So get out there and see what treasures you can find. Life is good at the Beach!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vegas Style

It's the only thing.

My sis Amy and I are heading to the Apparel Shows in Las Vegas!
I'm sure we will have a great time finding lots of Cute Clothes and Accessories!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Flower Power

Embellish with beautiful flower pins...

Bigger can be better...and more fun!

But we also have smaller flowers which are just as cute!

They take an ordinary outfit and make it special!

It's hard to pick just one...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Animal Print...

All the style magazines are reporting that animal print accessories are "in" for fall.

Look what just arrived at Joyworks!

We will definetly be on the hunt for leopard scarves,hats,purses,belts,and jewelry.
Stay tuned...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fall Preview...

Great clothes for fall are starting to arrive!
I hate to think that summer will soon come to an end but seeing all the cute new fall come in makes it a little bit easier...
Stylish Sweaters...I love this one!

Coats with Ruffles...


Shoes with ruffles and bling...

Pretty scarves...

Metallic purses...

Cool watches...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blueberry Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Jill's birthday at Joyworks.
This year for fun we decided to create our own reality show called...
The challenge was to make a dish out of BLUEBERRIES.

Our staff of chefs all stepped up to the challenge and make delicious desserts and salads using blueberries.

We were honored to have Jill Edwards, an award winning chef, as our special guest judge.
Chef Jill has just released her new book call Simple Fresh Dishes and the winner of this challenge received a signed copy of her book.

Jill took her job seriously and tasted each dish.

Amy was the winner with her Very Berry Smoothie!
Kay came in second with her To Die For Blueberry Muffins!
Sandi came in third place with her Blueberry Crisp!
I'm sorry to say that I was chopped,my show was cancelled, and I had to pack my knives and go home...so much for my savory dish of blueberry chicken pasta salad...

Jill received many wonderful and creative gifts.

She looks so cute in this new blue coat which just happens to be from our boutique... new clothes for Fall are starting to come in!

We always have to give Jill a squirrel for her birthday. When she is not cooking, she is feeding and talking to all of the squirrels in her backyard.

Happy Birthday Jill!

Bon Appetit!