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A Few Days In Cambria, 2

Continuing from my previous post about my recent vacation in the beautiful village of Cambria, along California’s central coast, this gallery showcases Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. It’s a gorgeous area that was saved from development by the residents. It’s truly a magnificent place for a nice long walk along the coast, or up the hill. When […]

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The Little Pumpkin Handmade Journal

My newest journal, named The Little Pumpkin, features a Thanksgiving / Autumn theme and is now on my YouTube channel and for sale in my Etsy shop. The links are below. The journal features a flexible, soft cover made from an upcycled placemat. The inside cover of the journal is a leaf print fabric. The […]

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A Few Days In Cambria, 1

There’s nothing like a spontaneous little vacation, especially when it’s spent along the Central California Coast in the off-season. I left home early this past Sunday morning and drove to Cambria, a favorite spot roughly 260 miles north. The drive was traffic-free, which by itself was reason to smile. Additionally, the weather was perfect: a […]

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Seas The Day Junk Journal

I made a beach journal while taking a break from holiday crafting because anything beach always makes me smile. Not that holiday doesn’t make me smile, it does, but my beach smile is a different one and I was missing it! ~SueBee Information: Seaside themed Junk Journal with a vintage flair, featuring a flexible, soft […]

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Today in Oak Glen

I took a nice break today and visited a favorite mile-high place, Oak Glen, home to apple orchards and fresh mountain air. I hoped for some colorful fall leaves and cooler temps. I got my wish, although, the wind blowing the cooler temps made it feel downright cold! It’s hard to go from mid-90s one […]

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San Clemente Beach and Pier

I spent the better part of a recent day wandering along the beach and pier at San Clemente, an adorable seaside town about an hour’s drive south of my home in Orange. The morning started overcast, my favorite, and cleared up (became hot) just before noon. Wandering on the beach soon had me with a […]

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Gathering Together Handmade Journal

My newest journal seemed to call out for the name Gathering Together… from the picture on the front cover to the season of the year, this journal brings to mind warmth, family, friendship. ~SueBee A tour and flip-through of the journal is here: YouTube Gathering Together is available for sale here: Etsy Journal Information: Unique, vintage-style […]

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Vintage Autumn Junk Journal

My favorite season has been the focus of lots of journal making here lately. The newest is vintage inspired, featuring lots of old-time lace and ephemera. It has a flexible, soft cover of gorgeous upholstery fabric layered over stiffener. The journal measures 9″ x 6″, and has two signatures with a total of 72 pages […]

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Country Autumn Junk Journal

I’m getting a jump on autumn with my newest Junk Journal, a Country Autumn themed one. Autumn is my favorite season after all, so I’ll extend the season as much as I can! The Country Autumn Junk Journal features an adorable bear adorned in colorful fall leaves affixed to a gorgeous burnt orange upholstery fabric […]

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View Out My Bedroom Window, Two Ways

I thought I’d share the view, two ways, from my bedroom window. Pictures were taken with my iPhone.  My small, wonderful home that I named Hastings Cottage and decorated in a rustic, beach-shack style, brings me joy each day. I feel so fortunate to live here. Note, the canvas drapes on the right block the […]

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Visiting Two Harbors

I’m a bit behind on my posting, but wanted to share more pictures from my recent visit to Catalina Island. I stayed overnight, and in the morning took a large speedboat called the Cyclone from the port of Avalon to the other end of the island, Two Harbors. It was my first time doing so, […]

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Blue Ribbons at the Fair!

In an earlier post I mentioned the spontaneous idea I had of entering two of my Junk Journals into the Los Angeles County Fair. Like a very excited child who simply can’t wait, I went to the Fair on Opening Day to see my entries. There they were, under a glass case alongside many other […]

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5th Annual Trip to Catalina

I recently enjoyed my fifth annual boat trip to the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, 26 miles off Southern California’s coast. While there are certain activities I always love doing, I set my mind to do new things this time around. I managed that quite nicely and still have many more new experiences for […]

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Beach Junk Journal

It’s been so hot this week here in Southern California, and the forecast seems to follow suit. Therefore, the new beach themed journal I completed is just what the weather doctor ordered! Cool colors, scenes of the sea… yeah, that helps! The hard-cover, fabric-covered journal has two signatures stitched into a 1.5″ spine, and 88 […]

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Grab a Board

Boards are lined up at Avalon on Catalina Island, ready for you to grab one, head out to the harbor and enjoy the day! ~SueBee

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Visiting Welburn Gourd Farm

Yesterday I took a drive in the direction of Temecula, a popular wine-growing region about an hour southeast of my home in Orange.  Temecula wasn’t my destination, though…. Welburn Gourd Farm, with an address listed in Fallbrook, was. Veering off highway I-15, I headed somewhat southwest-ish along a narrow, winding, up and down road hoping […]

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For Sale on Etsy!

I’ve done it, I’ve done it! After many years of thinking I’d do it, talking about doing it, imagining doing it… I finally built an Etsy shop to sell my handmade goods. Let me tell you, that’s no small feat. I nearly tossed in the towel numerous times, and I consider myself fairly tech savvy. […]

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Beach Time at San Clemente

About an hour’s drive down Southern California’s coast from me lies the beautiful seaside town of San Clemente. It’s probably most famous for being home to President Richard Nixon’s Western White House. The mansion is currently on the market for a mere $57.5 million dollars, in case you have a bit of pocket change needing […]

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Overview of the 2019 Orange County Fair 2

Additional pictures of my visit to the County Fair here in Orange County, Southern California. This gallery features all the fun I had checking out all the rides and games. I suppose some might think I’d have had more fun participating, but I remain with far more money by being just an observer! I’ll tell […]

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Overview of the 2019 Orange County Fair

There was so much to see at the Orange County Fair that my iPhone was clicking away relentlessly. From enormous dahlias in the garden section to pressed flowers, tablescapes, woodworking, paintings…. ridiculous foods, oh my! More pictures coming tomorrow. ~SueBee

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