Monday, October 26, 2009

My first award !! I am so very humbled ......

And a very gracious Thank You goes out to one very talented lady...Emilie
So here's how it works...I need to share ten honest things about myself....and
Present the award to seven other people who's blogs I think are wonderful in content and or design..... and tell these people that they have received the Honest Scrap award.....
So here goes:
1. I am a night owl....drives my husband nuts. I'd rather stay up late than get up early, unless of course it's to go to a flea market!
2. I love anything covered with cheese..will eat most anything if it involves cheese.
3. I am most comfortable in my old ratty blue jeans, the ones covered with paint.
4. Secretly I've always wanted to be a race car driver, the faster the better. In a porshe, even better.
5. I can wiggle my nose just like bewitched, really..., not kidding. My family thinks I am a freak of nature.
6. I hate to wrap presents, I'm not good at it and it shows. Gift bags are the next best thing to sliced bread as far as I am concerned.
7. Am not computer, technical savvy at all..just ask my husband.
8. I love music of all kinds. I always have music playing, at home, in the store, in the name it (except rap)...but have not a clue how to get it on my Ipod. (See # 7)
9. My idea of a great vacation involves a book, a chair, and a cold beverage...and maybe a flea market or two.
10. It does not qualify as desert unless it has chocolate in it, or on it, or all of the above.
Now for hard part, because their are so many wonderful blogs out there, in no particular order, the chosen ones are:
7. Jennifer and Kristin @
I hope I haven't bored ya all to death, I want to say thanks to all of my fellow bloggers out there that make blogland such a great place to visit. Be sure to check out the sites above, they are all full of great inspiration. Thanks!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Pittock Mansion

I was recently in the Portland, Oregon area and had the opportunity to visit a beautiful estate known as The Pittock Mansion. It 's an amazing place!! The interior of the house it's self is just as as if the family who lived here in the early 1900's had just stepped out for the day, beautifully preserved with all the original fixtures, marble staircases and all. No inside photography was allowed so I will just be able to share the outside with you. The house is stone and is surrounded by amazing gardens.

Even the window boxes are beautifully planted!

View of the front entrance

The back side of the property

In the early 1960's, this amazing property was to be torn down because it had fallen in such disrepair, but the citizens of Portland organized and saved and restored this wonderful place.

If you ever find yourself in this beautiful part of the country,
you will have to tour the estate, I could have moved right in!!