Saturday, December 20, 2008

Travel pictures

Since my last blog entry, I have been to Asia twice. I wanted to share some pictures of new countries I saw on the last trip. Cambodia and Vietnam...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Murder of my beloved Tomato plant

About 1 month ago there was a crazy green, almost weed like plant growing in the front yard. As the day's passed I looked at the plant and realized it was a tomato plant. Wow!!! how did this get here? This mystery is still not solved, some say crows leave it behind. Anyhow this was excited since I have always wanted a tomato plant. Soon enough this plant was thriving and growing the best tomato's I have ever had. Every other day I would pick my tomato's and sing to the beautiful green weeds with the bright red fruit.

On Tuesday morning I walked outside to see if the fruit was ripe and ready for another picking, sure enough, ready to pick. I would pick my tomato's after work. Ready with my picking tongs I went outside... This is when I realized there was a murder in my front yard and my plant was the victim. My heart cried out, I think I heard it crack. Such upset to find out that the gardner hacked my plant. :(

You can see by the picture below, the red beauties just lying on the ground. :( :( that is double sadness.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Summer Fun

So much fun this last summer I do not even know where to begin. All I know is I can no longer wear white shoe's even if I am in California, and labor day has passed. My one goal this summer was to get better at wake boarding, and boy did I try and try and fell many times. I can say by the last trip out to the lake I was good to go and have conquered my goal for the summer. The Mr. also got very good, it was fun seeing the leaps and bounds. Here are 2 pics below, both at the beginning of the season.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Earth Wind & Fire

Do you remember a time when a song brought back such good memories? That is earth wind and fire for me. The Mr. and I went to the Greek theatre with some of our close friends and we just danced the night away. Great people watching and the beautiful weather to top off a great weekend. Here are some picture to share.

Earth Wind & Fire
Macie Gray
all smiles

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The River AZ

We went to Lake Havasu this last weekend for some R&R but got cold and rain for the first two days we were there. When Sunday rolled around; the sun was half way out and we were able to go out on the water. I love it when it is about 100 degrees and my body is in the water. It only got to about 80 but I got some great pictures that I wanted to share.

Are these clouds Chem trails??? Ever listen to Coast to Coast... No actually I really like this picture below there is such contrast from the water to the mountain then up to the sky.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Odd Quirks

I was so delighted to find that I was tagged by Snow White's Legacy to share my 6 unremarkable quirks. Here they are:

- I dry off completely before stepping out of the shower "no wet floors in my bathroom"

- When I am thinking I take my thumb and touch it to each my fingers and go back and forth... I think this helps me concentrate

- When ever the ice cooler gets full of water I must remove the water from the cooler - kind of like rainman "yea water".

- When ever I go to the grocery store I always search for the use by date and if it expires soon I will not buy it. I also will reach in the back because that is where the best dates are found.

- The toilet paper always needs to be over the top not under... I have been known to go into peoples houses and change it to the right direction.

- I love Naps, I mean I really love naps; I look forward to my weekends where I can take a nap. I have been known to nap while at the river, in a car, or just about anywhere that I can lay my head.

Here are my tagged people

- Art from trails end

- Katy Diddy Designs

- Faerie Dust Dreams

- Thread Tales

- The Court of the Royal Icings

- How About Orange

Here are the rules:

*Link the person who tagged you
* Mention the rules in your blog
* Tell about six unspectacular quirks of yours
* Tag six following bloggers by linking them
* Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged


Here are some pictures I took around my new area around the office. I have been regrouping my thoughts and thinking of some new ideas and things. I found that there was such beauty right under my nose.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Back in Town - Ren Faire

Got back to the states just find; moved to a new office; did a weekend boutique; went to the Ren Faire. Here are some pictures I wanted to share.

Two Wenches and a Man
Me trying to get a picture with a well decorated man
The New Queen - I think it is Elizabeth in her early years
A Beautiful Owl
Just starting to settle down after a busy 3 weeks.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Some more pics to share

Hong Kong Big Budda

Lamma Island (fishing village) very good food
Jade Budda Temple tea house


Having a good time

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

1st nite in HK

We are in HK on off to Big Budda today. We went on the star ferry to Central to eat last night. My Husband found an ice-cream truck that suit him well "Mister Softee" (so cute). This was his first day to arrive in HK, I think he likes it. We met up with my cousin Liza and her BF John, check out there blog at A good read, they are here for another 3-4 months traveling through out Asia
All the girls (Karen, Monica, Reina, Liza)
Super cute Olympic characters; my fav is BEBE in blue... I think that is her/he name.
Stay tune... More to come...

Sunday, March 16, 2008


We had a day off yesterday so we ventured into a public park and found such beauty. I got to be a electric boat captain, see the below pictures.

View from my hotel balcony

The most beautiful Butterfly color turq, but he would not hold still for me
In the park, lots of very nice statues
Karen and I in the park

On the lake near our hotel
Monica, Karen, and myself in the electric boat.

Friday, March 14, 2008

pictures from China Dongguan

Here are some pictures of a beautiful hotel (Hyatt) some at the Karaoke Bar... Yeah what fun. Our own private room... We are at a very nice hotel for the weekend and I will share some photos soon. We were in the car today for 7 hours... yikes... but we are working hard and having a good time while doing so.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I will be back

Hi All,

I am off tomorrow on my way to Hong Kong then I will venture into Dong Guan and back to Hong Kong then onto Shanghai. I hope to post some pictures of my travels along the way. Oswanny Designs will be closed until I return.

Have a wonderful week.

Friday, February 29, 2008

wood burning

I just bought some new wood pendents and I was thinking of some ideas to make these little pieces my own. So I pulled out the handy wood burning tool I have, and walla some depth and color to my little pendents. I can not wait to turn these into a light weight pair of earrings. I am busy working on some new pieces for a Boutique I am selling at on April 05 in Huntington Beach, CA. I have been crazy busy since I leave for China in about 11 days and will be gone for some time.

This is the front:

This is the Back side:

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Random Blog

I named this blog random for a reason, (it is so random)...

I was serching through different blogs and found a very funny one How About Orange, that gave me a push to write today. I have been very busy planning a trip to China in March; getting ready for a boutique in April and trying to jugle life. Monday was the only day I did not have something planned after work so I worked on my website Oswanny Designs.

See the picture below, this was taken in Glamis CA, over the past weekend. It was taken from a moving car so the picture is not A++, but I really like the contrast of the blue and tan colors.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Flower Inspiration Series

While I was driving home from work last night I decided to make small series of jewelry in my line. The first thing I saw was a birds of Paradise tropical flower, and the light went on. A Flower series, since spring is coming, and with the flowers in bloom, this would be my inspiration. So today at lunch I went around taking pictures of flowers. I can't wait to start on this new project. I will keep you posted on the outcome. I have many more ideas but I think I will start here.