Sunday, October 7, 2018

Travel Opportunities

     Raise your hand if you have a case of wanderlust! (HERE!! I DO!). I love to just go places and explore. By boat, plane, train, automobile, you name it. I even have a cute 1978 Shasta motor home so that we can throw the dogs in and go if we want to! With a motor home, you are sure to have some adventures.

     Like the time we took the motor home to Oregon. And broke down in Mt. Shasta City late at night.

1978 Shasta motor home on a Chevrolet chassis

     And, woke up to this view of Mt. Shasta!!

Mt Shasta

     Do you love to escape by plane? Like the time Chris and I flew to Nashville, TN. Because there was a total solar eclipse.

Airplane wing above the clouds

     We had a little tequila tasting/pool/pizza/eclipse viewing party at a friend's home. 

Tequila sample bottles from Mexico

     And, we found this hella cute lemonade stand at Nashville's famous farmers market!

Lemonade stand Nashville Farmer's Market

      How about a good staycation? Living where I do, right smack in the middle of California, we have our choice of the mountains, the beach, the country, and big cities if we just want to day trip.

     We went up to the snow in Nevada City, Ca.

Throwing a snowball in Nevada City, Ca
      And, to the beach in Aptos, Ca.

Cement ship Aptos, Ca

     Okay, enough about my adventures. Will you share yours with me? Please comment with a link to your post about travel, or share with me some travel photos. What places are on your bucket list? I want to know!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fun Zodiac Gift Ideas

     Here, we are getting back to basics of things - Astrology! Haha, fitting, considering that my store name is Gemini Vintage.

     I've been interested in all things zodiac since I was a kid. I used to read my horoscope in the newspaper every morning. While I've never gotten my house done (bucket list), I do know my rising sign (Scorpio) and moon sign (Virgo). This combo makes me a fairly twisted SOB sometimes, HA!

     So, of course, what would a store called Gemini Vintage be without something zodiac related?


Friday, October 5, 2018

Crazy Cat Lady Gifts!

     Do you know any crazy cat ladies? Besides me, of course! Any of these cute pendants would make a great gift for cat lovers in your life. These are all available in my new Etsy shop, Pendants Etcetera. Please come check it out!

Cat Mama pendant necklace

Black Siamese cat pendant necklace

Colorful tabby cat pendant necklace

Cat face pendant necklace

Black cat pendant necklace
Black cat pendant necklace 
Angry black cat pendant necklace

Kittens pendant necklace 
Black cat pendant necklace

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wine lover gifts

     Who do you know that enjoys a nice glass of red every now and then? Friday night gal pals? Every night gal pals? Personally, I love a good red and I will crash your tasting party any time! Who's pouring??

     These pendant charm necklaces will make cute gifts for anyone who loves to sip the vino. These will be perfect for wine tasting party group gifts, or for Christmas party gifts. Please visit my new Etsy store, Pendants Etcetera, to check them out.

     Aren't these fun? Here is: "Wine is my spirit animal"

Wine lover gift
     "You had me at wine"

Wine lover gift 

     "Time to wine down"

Wine lover gift

     And, "It's always wine o'clock"

Wine lover gift

     Do you have a favorite? What would you like to see?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fun Halloween Pendants

     Who here is a fan of black cats? Bats? While any of these pendants are perfect for year round, how fun are they for Halloween?? Please visit my new Etsy store, Pendants Etcetera, to see them.

Halloween cat pendant necklace

Halloween cat pendant necklace

Halloween cat pendant necklace

Halloween bat pendant necklace

Halloween cat pendant necklace

Halloween cat pendant necklace

     What do you think? Would you wear one of these for Halloween?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Succulent love

     Do you love succulents? My daughter just professed her succulent addiction to me, and I can't blame her! These cute plants are hardy in a warm climate, and make great houseplants as well. They are super fun to grow and all have their own distinct personalities.

     Recently, someone in my town had trimmed and culled her aloe and succulent plants. She put the word out of Facebook that she was giving away the trimmings. SCORE!! For the next three days, I picked up plants and brought them home and replanted them. I was using any container I could find, from old pots, to tomato sauce cans, to beer and soda cans! As long as there is enough drainage, you can get really creative! The secret to drainage is making sure that there are drainage holes in the bottom of your container, and using potting soil specifically made for cactus/succulents.

     Here are some of the plants now!

      How about this jade plant?? This one was fairly limp when I picked it up. I replanted it right away, gave it plenty of water, and look at how well it came back!

Large jade succulent plant
     It is even making new leaves. I plucked one of these sets of leaves and replanted. I am super into trying to propagate these plants. How fun would it be to have a succulent "farm"??

Jade succulent

      Here is a close up of it's rooster friend. The rooster is nestled in mint.

Rooster garden decoration
     I was really planting in anything and everything. I do think that the cans add extra personality to the group. 

     Plenty of water has been key to keeping all of these alive. Some of the aloe looked so dead, but I was hesitant to get rid of them. I'm glad I didn't, because they are ALL alive and growing!

Aloe and succulent plant

     Take a look at that bud vase. That is a wine bottle! I found this at World Market and literally bought it for the bottle. The wine was good, and how stinking cute is this bottle as a bud vase?? The wine is Moselland Riesling.

Succulents and a rose
      I love these El Pato cans for succulents. I need to get more!



     How cute is this tiger garden buddy?

Tiger cub garden buddy
     Do you have a friend who is also into succulents? Or, do you wish you could have succulents, but don't have the time or space to commit to them? Here are some succulents that require zero care! These cuties are in my new Etsy shop, Pendants Etcetera.

Succulent necklace

Succulent necklace

Succulent necklace
     These pendants are paired with a cute watering can on the necklace.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Country Music Singer James Wesley

     If you've spent any time on my social networks (especially Twitter!!), you'll know that I am a fan of country music. My playlist is actually quite diverse, I am NOT one of those "country music is the only music" kind of people, but still... country does dominate in my house. That said, let me introduce you to a guy who has been around for a while, but is still gaining new fans with his traditional style. James Wesley has been a household favorite of ours for several years and Chris and I are super fortunate to be able to see him play fairly often lately.

     If you get a chance to catch James on tour, definitely go check him out! He puts on a good show and he is the real deal. No autotune needed here.

     For California peeps, James will be performing at the San Benito County Fair this Saturday, October 6, 2018. Come on down!