Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Google is celebrating Peter Carl Faberge's 166th birthday to honor the Faberge egg. I once read an article about someone who found a Faberge egg at a garage sale for less than $20 and it appraised to be at least $15,000. Here is an interesting article about the history of the Faberge egg...


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Huffaker School House

Today, I got to spend the whole day in the old Huffaker School House in Reno for work.

On the wall, I found the old Punishment list with the amount of lashes a student would receive for breaking the rules. This is the actual way they were written:

1. Boys and Girls Playing Together ... 4 Lashes
2. Fighting at School ... 5 Lashes
3. Quarreling at School ... 5 Lashes
4. Gambling or Betting at School ... 4 Lashes
5. Playing at Cards at School ... 10 Lashes
6. Climbing for Every Foot Over Three Feet Up a Tree ... 1 Lash
7. Telling Lyes ... 7 Lashes
8. Telling Tales Out of School ... 8 Lashes
9. Giving Each Other Ill Names ... 3 Lashes
10. Swearing at School ... 8 Lashes
11. For Misbehaving to Girls ... 10 Lashes
12. For Drinking Spiritous Liquors at School ... 8 Lashes
13. Making Swings and Swinging on Them ... 7 Lashes
14. For Waring Long Finger Nails ... 2 Lashes
15. Misbehaving to Person on the Road ... 4 Lashes
16. For Going to Girls Play Places ... 3 Lashes
17. Girls Going to Boys Play Places ... 3 Lashes
18. Coming to School With Dirty Faces and Hands ... 2 Lashes
19. For Calling Each Other Liars ... 4 Lashes
20. For Wrestling at School ... 4 Lashes
21. For Weting Each Other Washing at Playtime ... 2 Lashes
22. Scuffling at School ... 4 Lashes
23. For Going About and Playing about the Mill or Creek ... 6 Lashes
24. For Going About the Barn or doing any Mischief about the Place ... 7 Lashes

I just love the order of priority and how "serious" the punishment was by amount of lashes given. 

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mt. Humbug

When I went to the Oregon Coast last fall, I hiked to the top of Mt. Humbug...

 When I got to the top of the mountain, Pandora's Box was waiting for me. I wondered what was in it. It wasn't meant to be there. It wasn't chained down by the forest service, and it wasn't quite EMPTY like it read on the outside. I didn't shake it in case there were any sort of explosives... but when I got halfway down the mountain wishful thinking made me wonder if it was full of money. I guess I'll never know...

 Views from the top...

Happy Trails!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Friday!

10 Things That Make Me Terribly Happy

Spending time with new girlfriends... 
*Brunches * Lunches * Dinners * Cocktails * Evening-Walks * Beach-Days-at-Tahoe! *

50th Birthday Parties
*Seeing family I haven't seen in years! *

Getting a Fortune Cookie That Said... 
  You will be involved in many humanitarian projects. 
Never has it been so true.

Starting the summer being in the best shape of my life
*New UnderArmour Running Shoes & Flourescent Socks * 
* Strength Training * Discovering New Running Trails! *

Cohabitating with my Sweetheart
*Unpacking * The Excitement of Blending Belongings & Life Together * Nesting *

Work Life & Bonding
* Las Vegas! * TeenScreen in Virginia City * New Office Furniture and Office Rearranging *

Enrolling in the Sheriff's Citizen's Academy
* Learning about evidence and forensics so far! *

Re-watching all my favorite Chick Flicks with Amy Adams
*Julie & Julia * Leap Year * Miss Pettigrew *

Correcting my vision... finally!
*No More Blindness * I've been on Rx orders, NO contacts this week * 
 * Kiss my headaches good-bye! *

The Weekend
* Spring cleaning * Getting organized * Trying new recipes * More DIY! *

Happy Weekend!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Pineapple Floats

A long time ago when I first started this blog in 2009, I mentioned my days working at Aloha Isle in Adventureland of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando...

... this is a spin off of what we used to serve.
(WDW and the Dole Factory are the only places selling Dole Whip)
I use plain vanilla ice cream,
which still tastes just as yummy in my opinion
 & super refreshing for the warmer days to come!

Bon appetit!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Chair Makeover

I have a new obsession with making over furniture. Well it's something I've wanted to do for awhile, but never got around to until recently. Here is one of my first projects!

Have a sweet day!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Snip, Snip


Sex & the City fans...

... do you remember the episode when Charlotte is talking about her newly married life to Tray and she is complaining about how she can't do the little personal things like staring at her pores in the mirror for an hour ?

Do you have any time sucking grooming habits?

Mine is snipping my split ends. I could zone out and snip 'em one by one. So, rather than cleaning up the other half of the closet in preparation for cohabitation, I'll be snipping away tonight.

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