We are ALL Mad Here!

It has been a whirlwind around here lately! Working with flooring and event clients, the kid’s HB Junior Lifeguards, 4th of July…

Last weekend I set up for a wedding, then I took the train to Santa Barbara with my SIL and two friends for 36 hours of FUN, LAUGHTER, RINGO STARR and an early celebration for my birthday!!! We had an amazing time!

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I am also in the process of choosing new paint for our kitchen/ dining area/ living room and hallway.  We are putting in new floors (a laminate called Avignon by Garrison) so now is the time to re-fresh the house a bit.  I still love my Butter Cookie from Behr (a creamy yellow) but we have had the same color since we moved in almost 13 years ago.  I am looking for the perfect “greige” color.  And to be totally honest, I am struggling.

The lighting in our house is doing some really funky things to the paint samples.

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Oh wait…That is just Mr. Cabana and Baby Girl having fun with some paint samples.  {Little do they know they just created more work for me :( }

But really, the lighting is playing tricks with me.  My goal is to have chosen a color by tomorrow.  Wish me luck!

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Since I am feeling un-accomplished in the paint department, I thought I would check off something else on my “To Do List”.  Finally post the pics from the Mad Hatter Banquet!

 So without further adieu, here they are!!!

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{The entrance}

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{Mad Hatter picture from TheGraphicsFairy.com}

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{Photo “Booth”. Sofa was rented from Cortevents.com}

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{Buddy, My Co-Chair’s daughter Heather and our incoming President’s daughter Alyssa.}

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{Gift bags for all of our Senior students.}

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{For the hat stands, Mr. Cabana used stair stiles and plywood cut into squares.}

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{We used my FAVORITE local caterer, Love at First Bite}

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Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

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Happy 4th of July!!! A day early :)

I know I still need to post pictures from the Mad Hatter Party but this week has just gotten away from me!

I can not believe that tomorrow is the 4th of July…2014!!!!!

This year is flying by WAY TOO QUICKLY!

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Surf City is known for having the largest 4th of July parade west of the Mississippi.  It is a huge event on our Main Street with thousands of people decked out in red, white and blue, bikes are decorated and so is just about every house on Main Street.

We don’t live on Main Street, but here is our little bit of Americana~

In honor of our Nation’s Birthday,

here are some pictures of our front porch all decked out in

Red, White and Blue Glory!!!

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{Handmade wreath made by our dear friend and teacher Julie! Contact me if you would like a wreath!}

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{The tray was once silver plated but was too damaged to polish. Spray paint made it beautiful again!}

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{Keep Calm and Be Safe on the 4th of July!}

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{I love this USA bunting I made!}

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{To make the bunting~ precut wood triangles purchased from craft store, scrapbook paper, Modge Podge, acrylic paints and ribbon}

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{A perfect spot for a cold drink on a summer day}

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{This mirror used to hang in Buddy and Baby Girl’s bathroom. I am all about re-using and re-purposing items!}

 May your 4th of July SPECTACULAR!!!

You will find me floating the pool with a cool mango mojito surrounded

by fun, laughter and loved ones!

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

The Mad Hatter INVITES you to a party!

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A few weeks ago Buddy had his Academy for the Performing Arts Theatre Guild End of Year Awards Banquet. My friend and I had signed on to Chair the event for a second year in a row. There were times when I would think, “Am I CrAzY for doing this again?” The answer lays somewhere […]

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Hello, Again!

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Boy, oh boy!!! The past several months have gone by in such a whirlwind that I don’t even know where to begin… I have added a new service to “Butterscotch Lady”~ FLOORING!!! I am so thrilled to be partnering with Sterling Carpet & Flooring in Anaheim, Ca. I am working independently as a Sales Consultant […]

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Changes in store for 2014!

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Am I too late?!?  Is it still ok to wish everyone a Happy 2014?!? I hope you had an amazing Holiday Season filled with love, family & friends and lots of laughter! I have been so busy these last few months with clients (YAY!!!), The Holidays, family, laundry, cooking, errands, you know trying to manage […]

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Baby Girl’s 11th Birthday Party

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Difficult to believe but Baby Girl just celebrated her 11th birthday yesterday!  I can’t believe that the baby we wished for, for soooo long, is 11 years old!!!  Where did the time go?  Time keeps moving so quickly and without my permission. I wish there was a “pause” button so I could just sit within […]

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Come On In and Make Yourself at Home!

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If you have been following Butterscotch Lady since the beginning or have read my older posts, then you will know that we have a very small house (1,176 sq ft to be precise!).  With 3 adults (Buddy is now 16 and 6’1 so he counts as an adult!) a tween and a black lab, it […]

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Buddy’s fanSTACHEtic 16th Birthday Party

The day before the party, Buddy and friends left the chaos, and headed to D-Land.

It is difficult to believe that Buddy turned 16 this past weekend.  How is it possible?  Time just keeps flying by without my permission… Birthdays have always been a big deal at our house.  Mr. Cabana and I started a tradition when we were dating, to celebrate our birthdays for a whole weekend.   For […]

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Round Up the Stars!

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You know that feeling when you have worked for months on a project and finally you get to post the final pictures? Yea, I am feeling like that right now! Buddy is in the Academy for the Performing Arts and I agreed to Co-Chair the Theatre Guild End of Year Awards Banquet.  I guess my […]

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Busy Bees are buzzing at Butterscotch Lady’s House~

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Spring has definitely sprung here at our house! I have been a busy bee organizing closets… Several years ago we put a closet organizer from The Container Store in our closet which helped tremendously with space organization.  I love that they closet system gives us the option to change it around if we wanted.  Not […]

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