Missing Mandible

Missing Mandible

Hey All!

Well fall is certainly my favorite time of year!  I love seeing all the decorative fall items and the pretty colors too.  I took a trip to a friends house where they already preparing for Halloween with these really cute decorations.  I came across some unique items including but not limited to someone’s missing mandible!  If you’re into decorating I thought I’d share these with you to give you some cute ideas.  My favorite was the Mr. Potato Head pumpkins!

Enjoy!

-Tutu

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Hot Pot with Yuki and Friends

Hot Pot with Yuki and Friends

Last week I had the best time with friends, their dogs and my first experience having Hot Pot.   According to Wikipedia, Hot Pot  refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table.   To me, it was a very good way to share in the enjoyment of cooking with family and the people you find dear to you.

This was also a house warming celebration for a dear friend and his beautiful bride.   So, thanks guys for the beautiful day and the opportunity to share the excitement!

I was able to snap a few shots of the preparation, food and 3 hyper-waggling tailed pups named Si-Si, Yuki and Mickey Chen who is 13 year old dapper little Chihuahua!  Check em’ out!

 

Bird House Bonanza!

Bird House Bonanza!

Hey all!

This weekend I visited the very beautiful and well-known Laguna Beach. I was walking in one of the neighborhoods and stumbled across this jungle like house with all of these unique and crazy birdhouses. So what did I do? That’s right, I pulled out my camera and started snapping away. I hope the owner and the  neighbors didn’t mind but if they did…well kinda too late, right?
I counted over 50 little birdhouses but I was only able to capture a few. Each house had cute little tchotchkes character decorations. It seems like whoever walks by can just add a little toy of their own. Hmm, too bad I was fresh out of little Tutu’s!

Vote or your favorite bird house!

 

Easter Sunday in the Garden

Easter Sunday in the Garden

Hello! This year we celebrated Easter a little less than traditional by having it in a quaint little garden. What a beautiful day it was for family, food and an Easter egg hunt! Easter is one of my favorite holidays simply because all of the gorgeous colors that come out in the Spring time. Colorful eggs, sprouting plans and giggles from the kids really made this holiday! I Couldn’t wait to share all the great photos I took so here they are…

Heloise…with a silent H

Heloise…with a silent H

Sometimes it’s good to take a break from crafting and cooking. That’s why I love the Tutu Clix Pix section of my blog. It allows me to capture certain special moments to share with you.

So with that being said…meet Heloise, with a silent H! She’s taken a small break from running the Make Shoppe household and has allowed me to snap a few pictures of her.

 

Facts about me (Heloise):

– I’m cute.
– About 10 years old.
– My eyes aren’t just green, they’re “advocado green.”
– I have my own cartoon card set, modeled after…me!
– I’m extremely conscientious.
– I’m a Korat.
– I love to snuggle.
– I have a brother, Skylar.
– When I want some attention, I sometimes bite. (lovingly of course)

Heloise

 

 

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Thanksgiving Day in Portland

Thanksgiving Day in Portland

Hello and Happy Post Thanksgiving!

I finally managed to take sometime off from fairy making in the Make Shoppe to visit family in Portland, Or.

Dora, the explora, (cat in featured post) was a very gracious host and she kept us plenty entertained during our visit. She also will give us the tour of her home with plenty of unique and interesting finds. Hope everyone had a beautiful holiday with family and friends!

The Entranced Fairy & Her Night Time Garden

The Entranced Fairy & Her Night Time Garden

Recently, I visited the beautiful and well known Laguna Beach and couldn’t help but to snap a few shots as I strolled through. I haven’t yet mastered taking pictures at night so I figured this would be a great opportunity.

So, I stumbled upon this teeny tiny garden. Oh, it was so thrilling and spooky at the same time as I walked through this enchanted little place hoping not to disturb any creatures along the way. Although I’m not an expert on plant life I’m pretty sure I came across Wisteria (un bloomed), green adventurine rock, different types of garden herbs, and other really pretty plant foliage.

Ok, lets take the tour around this charmed little garden…

A little creepy, huh? Just in time for Halloween!

Thanks for coming along…

-Tutu

and just how many photos do you plan to take…?

and just how many photos do you plan to take…?

Hey Friends! During my downtime I like to sharpen my photography skills. I really don’t plan to become an expert but I do find joy in taking a good picture. I believe when there’s a really good picture…sometimes words just aren’t neccessary.  So today I’m practicing with Skylar- he’s THRILLED. He may be slightly annoyed (cough) but he’s a good subject because his fur adds good texture and he’s lazy so he doesn’t usually run off. As for Heloise…that’s another story.

I-N-T-R-O-D-U-C-I-N-G   ***  S-K-Y-L-A-R !

Mussels and the Beach…

Mussels and the Beach…

Hi Friends! I wanted to share some great shots I took at the beach over the weekend. I’ve realized when taking photos…the sunset is your friend. The natural light adds such a beautiful glow to your pictures. Just take a look at the photos of the rocks. Don’t they look Sunkist? And the muscles, woah!

More adventures and photos to come! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer!

Tutu

Tutu Clix Nature Pix

Tutu Clix Nature Pix

What do you see?

Greens in the Distance

White Blooms

Thanks for posing, little squirrel

The trees in the breeze

It’s Lizzy on land!

Nature welcomes you…

Oops!