Sunday, August 31, 2014

Having Fun With Jewelry

I met my brother and childhood friend at Starbucks last week.  We had a nice visit talking about what's going on in each other's lives.  This friend of ours goes way back to when our mothers were friends, so it is always special to hook up with her.

After awhile, she showed me some of the latest jewelry that she sells from the company she works for.  I really like this jewelry because it's good quality and not too expensive.  This is part of the set that I bought for Jess.  I can't show you the other half because it's a surprise for her.

For the turquoise lover.

I thought these pearls were very....

Mulberry and fuchsia are really in right now, and this is one of their radiant pieces.

I want to buy this for Nel for the holidays.  It's so her.

I am really into
bracelets and rings
Do you like
to wear jewelry?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Farewell Summer

Summer is coming
to an end,
and here are a few
pictures that me and
Jess took while
strolling through town.
My kids used to
play on this
bridge when they
were little.
This is one mermaid
that makes me
Doesn't this tree
trunk look like an
animal's face?


Enjoy the last
of your summer days.

Monday, August 25, 2014

August Art

Welcome to my new favorite museum, the Getty Villa.

Located in beautiful Malibu California, the Getty Villa offers stunning views...

"Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools--only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art."  
~ Jerry Saltz ~
lush gardens...

and classical Greco-Roman art.

Hercules with his lion skin and club

Boy running in the gardens 
I visited the Getty Villa for the first time with my students this past week, and quickly fell in love.

Maybe it was the olive trees, which reminded me of a beautiful home my parents used to live in...

or the unique touch of elegance around every corner...

"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, 
the supreme elegance is simplicity." 
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

whatever the source of the magic, the Getty Villa took my love of art to new heights. 

~ Nel ~     

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Tune I Will Always Remember

Is it that time already - school is starting?

I remember every year when I was growing up my dad would say "wake up, Sheri," and sing this little tune on the first day of school...

school days, school days
dear old golden rule days
It used to bug me because he sang it over and over, and I wanted to bury myself under the covers and sleep a little longer.  Now, I wish I could hear his voice again singing this special song I heard for so many years.

Thought I'd share with you my favorite school pictures of me, Jess, and Nel.  This picture of Nel always warms my heart.
Sweet little Jess.  She loved polka dots.
And me.  ok, can my bangs get any more crooked?  Still, it is my favorite picture when I was in kindergarten.
Oh, a leaf just flew in my car, reminding me that Autumn is on its way.
I have good memories
of my school days.
How about you?


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Piece of Los Angeles

Sending you a very small glimpse of the diverse and giant metropolitan area of Los Angeles...

Beverly Hills 

and the famous Rodeo Drive

Fancy, fancy storefronts and cuisine

  Dessert?? Why certainly :-)  

Pretty Woman was filmed in this hotel!

 Beverly Wilshire Hotel

It was definitely a fun place to visit...

but honestly, this is more my style ;-)