Saturday, April 30, 2011

Strange Beauty

Pretty cool isn't it?  We love the weird, the funky, and the strange lawn art the best I think.

It's okay.  We giggled too. 

Becca and I were driving around and taking pictures.  Okay, Becca was driving and would see something, pull over, and take a picture.  I sat there and watched, occasionally finding something for her to shoot.  The levels of my helpfulness know no bounds! :)  

Friday, April 29, 2011


I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
~Winston Churchill

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Living life miracle to miracle

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
~Arthur Rubinstein~

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.  
~Terri Guillemets~

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Fun

We had a great Easter Celebration Yesterday.
Good Food,
Good People,
it was Awesome!
My Happy Hippie Heart hopes
you had one too!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rise Above

Rise above your differences.
Rise above your religions.
Rise above your politics.
Rise above and reach for peace.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

May You......

May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart ...something good is going to happen to you.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you be set free from the prisons of guilt, fear, disappointment and despair.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
mind you, and embrace you in belonging.

~ John O'Donahoe ~

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Birdhouse in Your Soul

Birdhouse in Your Soul
I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
but I'm a little glowing friend
but really I'm not actually your friend
but I am

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
who watches over you
make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it:
say I'm the only bee in your bonnet
make a little birdhouse in your soul

I have a secret to tell
from my electrical well
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out
the whistles and bells
so the room must listen to me
filibuster vigilantly
My name is blue canary one-word
spelled l-i-t-e
My story's infinite
like the Longiness Symphonette
It doesn't rest

There's a picture opposite me
of my primitive ancestry
which stood on rocky shores and
Kept the beaches shipwreck free
Though I respect that a lot
I'd be fired if that were my job
After killing Jason off and
countless screaming argonauts
Bluebird of friendliness
like guardian angels its
always near
(and while your at it
leave the nite lite on inside the
birdhouse in your soul)

~They Might Be Giants~

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Garlic Day

This weeks food festival was Garlic Day.  I'm sure by now you've figured out that Becca and I LOOOOOOVE garlic!  Yesterday was 44 clove garlic soup (very subtle, tasty flavor), garlic french fries, and garlic twisty bread.  Nom nom nom nom.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finding New Things

I have the oddest process to my
Happy Hippie Heart photography taking.
I go in search of the things that make me happy,
I follow whims.
On Sunday Susan and I went in search of new things to
make our Hippie Hearts Happy.
We had SO much fun.
To our great satisfaction we found a new wind turbine.
Wind Turbines make my Hippie Heart
Way to go B.T.C.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Peace isn't always perfect, but it's the most beautiful thing in the world.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Just Like Me

I was too busy counting all my zeros
Never really thought too much about heroes
Never really thought too much about anyone but me
Never really opened my eyes wide enough so that I could see

I'm just like you, you're just like me
I'm just like you, you're just like me
We're only separated by a few degrees
I'm just like you, you're just like me
Just like me, just like me

Never really thought too much about tomorrow,
never really dealt very well with sorrow
Tired of living my life like a feather floating on the breeze
Trying to find me a good woman that can bring me down to my knee

I'm just like you, you're just like me
We're only separated by a few degrees
I'm just like you, you're just like me
Just like me, just like me

I think I've always tried to do the right the right thing,
I've been a little to scared to ride the lightening
Tired of living my days surrounded by all these fears
Still stuck in my ways haven't changed after all these years

I'm just like you, you're just like me
We're only separated by a few degrees
I'm just like you, you're just like me
Just like me, just like me

Just like me, just like me

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

See the Beautiful

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
~ Anais Nin ~

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fondue Yumminess

Yesterday was Fondue Day.  Becca's told you about the weekly food day that we've been doing.  Fortunately, she is brilliant and makes things like this amazing fondue!  Oh how tasty it was!  I would show you the picture she took of me while we were eating fondue but well, it's just not attractive! :) 

Don't forget to vote for ET the cutie in the Herald's contest!   Click here to vote for ET. The Eye of the Tiger!  You can vote once a day!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tire of Happiness

Last year we found this abandoned tire.
We decided to fill it with
some happiness.
It's back for a second year
of pure joy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Isn't it the prettiest Azalea tree you have ever seen?  I didn't find it weird when Kevin wanted to take Kimmie to the store, why should I?  They came home with this amazing tree for me, just because.  <3  So sweet! <3

Now don't forget.  ET has been entered into the pet contest on the Herald website.  Here's the link to vote for him!  I'll try to remind you everyday if I can!  Vote for ET HERE.  You'll love the picture of him, he's so dang cute!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Empanada Day!

Yesterday we celebrated Empanada Day!
These bad boys took 5 hours total to make.
We had three different kinds,
Caprese, Cream Corn, and Onion with fresh Thyme.
So much Love was put into them and everyone enjoyed the heck out of it.
Finding reasons to celebrate has been such a great experience.
I love sharing time and food with
the people I love.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Slice of Spring

I LOVE Spring.
The rebirth of the land.
The potential for so much.
Here is a little slice of Spring Yummies
courtesy of
Joe's garden

ENJOY the day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Simple Love

The love a child has for their teacher is so simple and pure.  
It truly is a thing of beauty.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I wish I could be part of the sky
To be a part of that realm
Layers of color and beauty, I sigh
Oh... to be part of the sky

Posted by Seth Jones

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Always Something New To Learn

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.  ~John Burroughs

Monday, April 4, 2011


Today I was in need of a smile,
this did it for me,
Hope it does it for you too.
Smile and LOVE the day!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

They've Got A Dream!

She's got a dream!
He's got a dream!
They've got a dream!
We've got a dream!
So our diff 'rences ain't
really that extreme!
We're one big team...!
'Cause way down deep inside
We've got a dream!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Best things in Life

The best things in life are nearest:
Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you.
Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
~Robert Louis Stevenson~

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day

Just kidding.  I got nothing.  Isn't Sarah cute though?