Saturday, January 23, 2016

Artsy Fartsy Friday~ The art of Suzanne Heintz

            When I was younger one of my favorite people in the whole wide world was my Mother's cousin. She sang in a band and traveled. She wore the latest fashions and was athletic and adventurous too! 

Once around the holidays she her her band arrived at our door in NYC and were singing and playing their instruments in the hallway. My brothers and I ran to the door as my Mom and dad welcomed everyone inside. For the next few hours the band and Mom and Dad sang, ate and laughed. I still have an old tape of My parents singing and I can hear my brother and I in the background singing as well.  She was everything exciting and awesome to me. ...but for the rest of the family...not so much.

Every time she was in town others from the family  would ask...

"Hey, when are you going to settle down? When are you going to get married?"

 Her Mother would go one further
 "Just get MARRIED!" 

I thought she was fine just the way she was. 

Now to introduced my new fave ARTIST. Her name is Susanne Heintz and she is brilliant. Here's a picture of her and her family...

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Notice anything different?

                                            How 'bout here?
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                                            and now?
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        What about now?                                   

That's right her "husband" and "child" in the pictures are mannequins

Want to know why?....Here's a video


Isn't she awesome? for more of Suzanne Heintz's Art Please visit her web site

Have a Beautiful Weekend and if you are expecting a snow storm like we safe!!!

Blessings, Joanne

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Watching Clara


                When my daughter was 15 she found these videos starring Clara, a 90+ -year-old lady who makes recipes she had during the depression. My Julie absolutely loved watching them. Recently I was reminded of Clara and wanted to share a video with you. Her sweet nature and her stories make it a wonderful "must watch". Enjoy


Blessings, Joanne

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Thinking at 2am

                    Its 2am ....


          I can't sleep so I just start thinking...

              after weeks of absolute delicious weather..(seriously I was Christmas shopping in a T shirt!) winter is finally here. The wind bites at my face and my ear aches from the cold. My dreams are not of soft falling snow, but of Spring time and gardens yet to be planted.

                  I want to move.

                               Then.....I don't.

             I want to sell the house and move to somewhere where 350,000                        actually gets you a huge home instead of a tiny cape.

             I want to enjoy a garden all year round and not dream of it for 7                        months of the year.

My Husband and I go back and forth.  

Some days wanting to live our retirement years in Florida...

Then thinking that we'd only live there during the winter months.


That's what I want! I want to be a snow bird! I want to live in Florida November through April...then spend May Through October in a tiny Cabin in the woods in the North East.

This is the Dream. A very expensive dream.

So recently I introduced a different plan to the Hubster.

                            An RV. A getaway on wheels.

           Something like THIS.....

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with an interior like this...
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                                                                              source RV is definitely do-able

Though the one we can afford may very likely look like this....

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I wonder if the scooter comes with a seat warmer for those chilly night drives

Ahh, one can only dream..........