Thursday, December 20, 2012

HAPPY 50th

DECEMBER 22, 1962  ~  DECEMBER 22, 2012

 Here's a brief Photo Album of my Parents over the Years.

 "To love and be loved 
is to feel the sun from both sides."~ David Viscott 

Here are a few of them with us 2 girls... 
Our Family...

. . . Teenagers . . . 

And, time passes.....

With all their Grandkids and Grandma Charlotte 

NOW . . .GREAT Grandparents two times over!


"The older I get, the less time I want to spend 
with the part of the human race 
that didn't marry me." 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


My December has arrived and I have no voice. 
Its not that I feel helpless because the Mayan "End of the World" is upon us. 

No. I just literally have no voice. 
 And being sick on a beautiful day like today is just plain PATHETIC! 
It is a gorgeous day outside. But I feel a little "puny" as it is said.

I am doing my ancient, somewhat Hungarian, "old wives tails" and otherwise recommended sick therapy. It is my own invention and perhaps all it really does is make me feel better while nature takes its course. 

Garlic, lemon, herb tea, chicken soup, vitamin C, grapefruit seed extract in the orange juice, gargling with tequila, lemon and honey, etc.

And, I know somebody will tell me a few more things to try...

  OK. So anyhow, just a quick idea of what I have been doing 
prior to the cold and loss of voice....  

Story of our fun wine tasting trip to Ensenada and the Guadalupe Valley 
is on the Peñasco Recreation website at:  

What I didn't talk about in that story is that on the last night of our trip, 
Russ was trying to get the rather large van in a rather small parking lot 
and he accidentally ran over this: 

Not good.  

But he is MY HERO...


And we were all put back together again in no time!  
 We got home just in time to organize the last details for the FIRST Mermaid's Market.

Here are just a few photos (courtesy of RockyPoint360) : 

and. . . Here is a very nice Write-Up
on the Sonoran Resorts Blog.

  Thank You to Joe Houchin!

 So that's my December so far!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Last winter many local residents and visitors alike enjoyed the Farmer's Market. This year, it seems as though there would not be a return of the Farmer's Market, so we began thinking about hosting a similar event.  

We thought about some of the obstacles that existed last year and discussed how we could -  hopefully - work past many of those same obstacles.  One was the lack of "farmers!" Well, that was easily solved. We would call this the Mermaid's Market... no problem.  

Mermaids are not often seen anyhow... 
so if they don't show up it will not come as a surprise to anyone! 
And, besides, who knows what mermaids sell - or buy for that matter! 
(I am pretty sure they buy and sell wonderful treasures, though!)  
On a more serious note is the need for the Market to be easily seen.  We chose a highly visible spot as our first choice (with a "Plan B" in the back of our mind) . . . And we are absolutely thrilled that we are able to use the "Shrimp Park" as the site for the Mermaid's Market!  We have a use permit from the city for the month of December. And, if we behave and all is well, we hope to continue the Market thru the winter and spring months. 

We are inviting 20 vendors to each event. The first two will be on Saturday, December 1st with a second market on December 15th. The booth space fee will, in part, benefit our local DIF which gives needed assistance to local vulnerable families and children.  The fees will also be used for extensive advertising and promotion for each event.  So come and check it out!  And spread the word!  
~ ThanX! 



More Information about DIF: 
MISSION: Giving quality attention to vulnerable families while coordinating efforts with the Municipal Administration for benefit of programs that depend on DIF: 
Amores de Peñasco Children's Shelter 
INAPAM - National Institute for Senior Citizens
UBR - Physical therapy for children and adults
CMISPD - Municipal Council for Social Integration of the Handicapped
SDMF - Legal Defense of Minors and Families
PAASV - Nutritional Assistance for Vulnerable Individuals

Phone:  (638) 383-6145

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our Fall Fashion Show (it was a Fiesta!)

Ok. So, once again I got this silly brainstorm.
Remember, I mentioned it already.... about doing a fashion show here in Peñasco. 

Well, we did it!  
I got some simply wonderful people involved! 
Casa Turquesa would be a great partner because of the similarity of our concept of "ReCreation" and recycling. So, Cathi, Dahlia and I sat down and put it to paper. 

We decided on a location and we were so happy that they agreed! 
Wrecked at the Reef... large area, nice stage, right on the beach...
great food and drinks and a completely helpful staff!  
They gave us tons of space for our dressing room 
and allowed us a lot of artistic freedom in making use of the space available. 

Peñasco Beauty Center was my first choice for make up and hair artistry. 
And I was thrilled that Kit, Ashley & Iza agreed to help me. 

The word of mouth advertising from all of our friends and clients was fantastic...
Pretty soon almost everyone knew about our little plan! 

Each of our two shops got a nice write up in one of the newspapers. 
Casa Turquesa in the November issue of the Rocky Point Times (Thank you Sandy Spain) and Off the Beach was featured in a great article on Rocky Point 360. (Thank you Sami)
 I invited quite a few of my friends, local ladies & visitors to be models. 
And, then I worked to find the perfect dress for each of them. 
Manny volunteered to take photos.
Russ said he would be a carpenter & build some steps for the stage. 
My wonderful friend Tamra volunteered to help me with anything & everything! 
(Thank you SO Much, Tamra!!)

OK. so that is how it evolved.  I designed a program and asked Russ to print about 75. 
He said he would print 125.  (Well, the estimate on the attendance was over 250.)
I am going to say that it was a success. A simply beautiful afternoon! 
I certainly hope everyone enjoyed the day. 
Here are a few of my favorite photos.
They are gathered from quite a few different albums.  

Two hours before the show.

My models checking out the facility.
Iza from Penasco Beauty Center "doing" my face (no wrinkles please).

Ashley from Penasco Beauty Center making everyone "Lovely-er"! 

The audience arriving. 

Ladies representing the featured charities: Esperanza Rehab Center and Mujeres y Niños Primero

First, here are Casa Turquesa's 3 Collections: 

The Consignment  Collection from Casa Turquesa

Cathi's Corner "Urban Renewal" Collection from Casa Turquesa
Black Dahlia's ReCreations also at Casa Turquesa

Next: SweetNaomi ReCreations 

from Off the Beach Workshop & Studio

SweetNaomi ReCreations:  The Assemblage Collection of  Tee-Shirt and Sweater Dresses

SweetNaomi ReCreations: The Gypsy Rose, Flamenco and Swamp Dress all ReCreations

SweetNaomi ReCreations: Special Occasion Dresses
Simply Beautiful. . .  Nobody could have worn it better.

Not quite everyone is in the photograph... 
but I would like to THANK my models and everyone who assisted us!  
Pictured: Glenda, Randi, Laura, Yazmin, Noel, Deisy, Brenda, Yaraise, Susan, 
Karen and Ashley!   
Not pictured, but thanks also to: Tamra, Iza and Kit, and Allison! 

We had fun.  I had fun.

(although I still cannot figure out if I was supposed to be on another stage)

Ha ha ha . . . I know you see the odd goose resemblance.... 

I know you are laughing with me....cuz I am still laughing. 

OK well we had a great day 
and after we packed up 
we sat outside and put our feet up 
and just enjoyed the view.