my mom is soooo cool. She surprised me with this treasure the other day. I am diggin the retro cover and cheesy pictures inside. And.. the recipes? It actually has recipes for the odd things that grow here. Sea Grapes. Palm. Soursop. Tamarind. My morning walks will soon be harvest walks. Yay Florida!
I am STILL in the process of developing my site. If a company says you can build your site in minutes, well...it's true BUT you get a pretty simple site. So once more I am going with another company and I am VERY happy with the site so far. Once it's published I am going to reward my early readers with a little prize for being patient. I promise y'all will enjoy the site. It will take a bit of time though, I am aiming for mid Sept. Hmmm unless I stay up late EVERY night...
As you can see this is no longer on it's custom domain. I am in the process of converting into a website and I am trying to reduce the downtime for my readers during the file transfer, which should take place sometime late next week. The new website with be utilizing both the domestic mama and mamakeith domains. (the .com) so... be on the lookout! :)
So, I have been making these little food jewels lately. Along with paintings, wind chimes, crystal earrings and framed "scrapbook sheets". Now I am toying with resin charms. I'm into the food theme if ya can't tell. So, what's this have to do with friends? I have a dear friend, Lauren... who once was Amanda (for years) that I have known since we were 12. She have proven over the years to be a true friend...one that inspires me to do and create, and encourages me to do so,she is honest with herself and others and she is always there for you. She is the type of friend that if you are going down, she will either go down with you or help to get you back up. We lost touch over a few years, but she always went out of her way to find me. Recently, she started a shop on etsy, selling charms, barrettes and now, original children and toddler clothing. Her store is called punknpatch on etsy, and I'm very impressed with her work. It's crazy... when we were kids there was no such thing as a home computer. Who knew that we would both have our own cyber-stores!?!
I usually don't post pictures of too many people on my site.. mainly because I would rather write about things that interest a vast majority. But, in this case... I had to publish this. The man in the photo is my brother in law, George. I love this pic of him because I felt as if you can almost tell from the photo what kind of person he is, and isn't that what we want to capture in pictures? The essence of the being. He is a warm, kind, honest hardworking man. He is jovial and a pleasure to have the company of. In the photo he's looking at my sister, who was holding my daughter at the time. He loves my sister so much....you can tell by how he speaks to her and brags about her with out even trying. He can't talk about her without saying something complimentary, and my sister is the same way about him. They have found their match in each other and are each other's rock. They have been married almost 20 years now... and every time I see them together it makes me so happy that they are together.