Today………..

I took random pictures! I noticed a crop duster hovering nearby, so grandma and I went for a drive. I managed to get some pretty great shots if I do say so myself. When I got home I saw that the ranunculus were blooming…so off I went to snap those too! 

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Hope you have a good night!

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Thanks Luphia!

Luphia of Luphia Loves… tagged me a few weeks ago. I’m a horrible person and have not completed this. Sorry girlie!

Here goes:

What are you wearing now? Skinny jeans, pink top and my fav. matiko boots over my jeans.

How often do you blog? Lately, not so much. This will change.

Who was the last person you hugged? My neighbor who came over for dinner.

Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately? My love quotes scarf. I love it!

What’s for dinner? I don’t know the main course, but hopefully some asparagus. For someone who used to hate this veggie, I sure eat it a lot now. I’m making up for lost time!

What’s the last thing you bought? Domino Decor book. The Lil Bee inspired my purchase!

What are you listening to right now? Itunes. Tom Petty, of course!

If you could have any super power, what would it be? I’d be a genie and grant myself a million wishes. I’d go from there.

What is your favorite weather and why? I like to be comfortable, and being comfortable for me is 84 degrees.

What time do you usually get up? Depends on the day, and depends on what time my grandma gets up. If she gets up during the night, I’m up during the night.

What is your most challenging goal right now? Getting things in order. All I need is a chance, I have the skills needed. All I need is a chance, would that be considered a challenge? If so, that’s my goal!

Say something about the person who tagged you? She has an amazing blog, and is a wonderful person. I was on cloud nine when she decided to add me to her blog roll!

If you could have a house- totally paid for, fully furnished-anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? I would want to live near my mom, she’s my bff. I’d also want to make sure I live near Laura, Lindsay, Kim and Melina. They’re the best girls I know…and I miss them 😦 As far as location, how does San Diego sound? Oh and if any small market news stations happen to check out my blog, I’d love to live anywhere I can find a job 🙂

Sister!

Sister!

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Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada 🙂 Many happy memories from my childhood were spent here, and it’s just one of the greatest, most beautiful places in the world.

Lake Tahoe near Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe near Emerald Bay

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Name the things you cannot live without: My family, my strength, motivation, my ambitious nature, my textbook over-thinking mind lol, music, my camera, my printer, etsy.

My mom, brother and I.

My mom, brother and I.

Mama, broham, and I karaoking on my day. Oh and my supposed adopted brother. Best birthday so far!

Mama, broham, and I karaoking on my birthday last June. Oh and my supposed adopted brother. Best birthday so far!

What movies can you watch over and over: Christmas Vacation, The Holiday, Wedding Crashers, Beverly Hills Cop, Born In East LA, My Best Friends Wedding (I always hope for a different ending), more!

What is your favorite tea flavor: Chamomile. It’s my legal sedative. Not that I do anything illegal, I’m just saying!

Who are you tagging: These 8 peeps and whoever else wants to participate, cause you all know I wanted to pick you! = )

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Ramblins…

I’m Still Here!

Hey all! I’m in the midst of changes, if I get typepad figured out…I have a name, if I don’t, then it’s back to the drawing board! How has your week been? Hope it’s been well. I appreciate everyone putting such thought into these names, they’re all wonderful! My little brain has been ticking, nonstop….trying to figure out which way I should go. Should I take the typepad route? Should I go back to blogger? I’ve been reading articles on how blogger/wordpress can shut you down if you’re promoting your business on their sites. I’m Catholic, it’s Lent…I can’t risk committing  too many sins during this holy time , and lying cannot be one of them. Why do I have to be such an honest soul? In the words of Kevin from The Office, “I’m a textbook over-thinker!”

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That’s Not My Name……Giveaway!

Maybe there’s a reason this song has been in my head for the last week or more? For those of you who don’t know, I’m looking to create a website with:

  • my photos
  • links for locals to purchase bouquets
  • etsy
  • twitter
  • and my new typepad blog

This may come as a surprise to you, but I have grown tired of dolce chic. It’s not that I’m tired of what I do, because I absolutely love it….but I don’t feel as formal as the name sounds. I spent yesterday on domain websites, I looked up dolcechic.com, and come to find out it’s an escort site. My first and last name.com actually belongs to a prostitute, and just about anything I’ve come up with belongs to someone in this industry. I refuse to take this as a sign, I’m a nice Catholic girl, I promise! I do know that everything in my life is serious, and I’m tired of it! I would like a sophisticated name, that is fun, laid back, and cool. When I think of things I like they’re as follows:

  • relaxing
  • tanning
  • photography
  • my home state, California
  • r-e-s-p-e-c-t
  • laughter
  • Glamour
  • uggs, and flip flops
  • my distressed True Religion jeans
  • Everything I have has gold detail (I just noticed as I took a gander at my handbags)
  • Hollywood regency
  • crown moulding
  • Anti-clutter!
  • Pretty chandeliers
  • bamboo chandeliers, and 40’s glamour
  • I’m inspired by quotes…as if you didn’t know
  • my doggie lucy goosie baby floosie
  • sports- especially chucky b, derek jeter, and brett favre
  • my long hair. I used to have my hair cut in an A-line, it was very chic, but I am too lazy to do it…so the easy breezy long hair stays.
  • Vintage turquoise jewelry…..the bigger the better!
  • Listening to the ocean
  • black with gold detail. For instance my black Isabella Fiore handbag with gold studs.
  • Black frames with white matting
  • Gold frames with white matting
  • Elephants
  • Sarcasm…it’s a virtue!
  • My mommy and grandmama

One of my etsy teammates came up with “dolcerose”, I like it but it still seems too formal. I came up with “californiacandi”. I really like that, I checked out C&C California’s website, and it seemed fun, and relaxing. I don’t know what to do? I’m lost, and the added stress of not getting anything done is getting to me! I want to get started with my website, and not having a domain is a struggle. With this being said, I am leaving it up to- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

YOU!

I have decided that I will be giving away one of my prints to the person who picks my new name. I am not putting a deadline on this as I am waiting for the right name!

In the end–you pick the photo in my shop, or if you’ve seen it on flickr, and it’s not in my shop….let me know and I will add it for you!

I’m Chic And Green! :)

Many thanks to Chic and Green for featuring my Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet photo/print on their blog! This has made my day, week, month, and 2009! Thank you, thank you, thank you, I really appreciate it 🙂

Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet- Signed 8.5x11 Print

Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet- Signed 8.5x11 Print

Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet- Signed 8.5×11 Print

Peace Be With You

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May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the  infinite  possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones and allow  your soul the freedom to sing dance praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

St. Theresa of Lisieux


Zombie, Zombie, Zombie eh eh eh

Wow, it’s Ash Wednesday a big Catholic day for us. I can’t eat anything but veggies and fruit, but I’m leaning more towards the chocolate since I feel like an itty bitty zombie. Last night at around 10:30 I was watching tv in the family room, when all of a sudden I heard a loud bang, looked outside and saw a bright yellow light. At first I thought God was punishing me after reading what my friend posted on Mother Teresa and how at times she felt as if God wasn’t there for her. Then I thought my neighbor who had been let out of the institution shot his girlfriend, or it could have been the neighbors (aka parents of Lucy goosie’s baby’s daddy) shooting one of their cows. Well, I’ve chosen to believe that The Zodiac did not pay us a visit, but it was a UFO. Whatever it was, I didn’t fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to the Sheriffs who say they’re going to answer their cell phones in case of an emergency, but don’t….makes us country folk without a nearby police station feel real safe.

With that being said, my dog Lucy goosie baby floosie and my cat, Olivia whom I have not introduced formally to the blog are still napping.  To those of you who love my Lucy, and want to see my precious little Olivia Newton John, please do. In the meantime I’m going to try to muster up some energy so I can take down some wallpaper.

Lucy hears the deadbeat dad, barking for her affection. Little does he know, she's fixed! Girls...when will they ever learn?

Lucy hears the deadbeat dad, barking for her affection. Little does he know, she's fixed! Girls...when will they ever learn?

Gardening with mom.

Gardening with mom.

Dirty girl!

Dirty girl!

Lucy loves to swim in the pond......

Lucy loves to swim in the pond......

.....and shake in it too. I thought the whole point was to shake out of the water?

.....and shake in it too. I thought the whole point was to shake out of the water?

My brother took this one...it's too cute not to post. This is Goose when she saw me walking towards the pond. I love my sister!

My brother took this one...it's too cute not to post. This is Goose when she saw me walking towards the pond. I love my sister!

Now to my other Princess Baby….Olive-ia

Did I mention she talks back? She's evil!

Did I mention she talks back? She's evil!

Checking to see if the coast is clear.

Checking to see if the coast is clear.

Getting ready to make a dash for it.

Getting ready to make a dash for it.

And one last thing…before I go, Lucy wants you to have a wonderful rest of your day! I just realized I’m speaking for the dog, I really need some zzzzzzzzzz’s!

Lucy being Lucy....she's such a floosie!

Lucy being Lucy....she's such a floosie!