Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Fun - Show and Tell Friday

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Hi and Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I have nothing from my home to share with you  this week and I almost just posted an old photo from the past but then I remembered I had these photos on my iPhone from last weekend!  

See...there is a reason why I don't have much to share this summer...I've been out having fun!  Last weekend my friends and I did an over-night trip to the beach for our friend Gina's birthday.  Santa Cruz is only about 30 minutes away but it's always fun to stay over-night! 

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk has free concerts on Friday nights in the summer and last Friday we went to see Eddie Money. It was so packed that we stood around and watched for awhile but then ended up just riding the amusement park rides instead.
 
 The photo below is from the drive down there. We road got shutdown because a tree had fallen across it.  We had to sit in the car with the engine off for quite awhile before they cleared the road!  Time to snap photos, clean out the glove boxes, laugh about stupid things we did in the past...I was laughing so hard I was crying! Although we were ready to get to the beach we sure made the most of being stuck in traffic!
Stuck in Traffic Selfie!

I have to get cotton candy every time I go to the Boardwalk.  They are lucky I actually shared it with them! lol

I feel so fortunate to have such amazing girlfriends!  When we are together it's all about having fun!  We'll be back to Santa Cruz for three days next week too! I  can't wait!
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Show and Tell Friday will be back next week!

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Sorry, no Show and Tell this week. I'm taking a little vacation! I'll be back next week!

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Friday, August 08, 2014

A new soap dispenser - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 
 
 Before I get to the little thing I'm sharing this week, I have some good news to share! 
 
 I mentioned before that I was in training to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and I'm happy to say that after 30 hours of training, I was sworn in by the judge on Tuesday!  For those that don't know...I will explain it as quickly as I can. It's a volunteer opportunity to work with kids in Foster Care.  A CASA is an advocate for the child. You spend time with them (2-3 hours a week) and you also are in contact with their social worker, their teacher, etc. You are a volunteer advocate for the child.  Your write reports to the court about them. You go to court when they have hearing about their case (about every 6 months, up to 18 months). 
 
A child in Foster Care has many people in their lives that are being paid (social workers, attorneys, etc.) but a CASA is just there because they want to be a volunteer advocate for a child! It's probably the most fulfilling volunteer opportunity out there! If you love kids and have the time I would strongly suggest looking into it! You can really make a difference! 
 
My next step is to read some cases and pick the child I want to be an advocate for.  That should be happening very soon! I could go on and on but I won't because I'm sure about 90% of you haven't even read this far but if you have...thank you!!!
 
On to the material things...but these days, even though I like beautiful things, they just aren't as important to me any longer but I did buy a cute little soap dispenser at Marshalls the other day. It has hand soap in it now but I plan on using it my kitchen for dish soap. I've been on the look out for a cute dish soap dispenser for years and I finally found one!  It was only $7.99! 

 
Since I'm slowly switching to aqua colors it was perfect! 
 
 
 Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 



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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Show and Tell will be delayed until Friday

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Show and Tell will be up on Friday! Sorry for the delay! 
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paper Lanterns - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This week I'm sharing my paper lanterns I have hanging on my apartment patio.  I don't have any lights out there and it gets really dark in the evening so I had to come up with a way to light it up without any electricity.  These have battery operated lights that you can turn on with a remote control.  The lights have different setting but I like the slow flicker setting. It makes it look like there are candles inside.  I need to fix the one on the right, I just have it hanging from a hanging plant stand for now and it's too large. This photo was just taken with my iPhone so the quality isn't that great!
 
 I bought these on Amazon. I'll put the links below. (I don't have any affiliation with these vendors)
 
Paper Lanterns (Mine are 20", 22" and 24"): sold by Just Artifacts on Amazon
Lights with remote control: sold by Asian Imports on Amazon
 
 
 
Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

 
If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.
 
 
 
 
 
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