Sunday, April 24, 2011

road trip

We here at Cheetah Velour Industries recently found ourselves in downtown Amboy, CA. Amboy is located west of Needles on National Trails Highway, formerly known as Route 66.

Apparently Amboy was quite the bustling place until Interstate 40 came along in the 70's and bypassed it. On the day I was there, the cafe was open selling soda pop, snacks, souvenirs and gas. The post office is still in operation, too.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


My camera has this weird color swap feature. I love a good gimmick! I took these in Nevada in August and forgot about them until now.

Enjoy the Easter egg-like colors.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

WIP show and tell

Now that Spring has sprung, I am all about the works-in-progress.

My Top 2 are the bathroom and the garden. I started painting the bathroom last July, only to discover that the walls were so bad they were crumbling underneath the paint roller. I started refinishing the walls and it stopped being fun after about ten minutes, so...I quit because that's how I roll. Now I'm back with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm which will last at least 20 minutes, so let's see how this goes.

Also in the works this year is a real garden! Here are my li'l seedlings: fish pepper, tomato, jalapeno pepper, chive.

BTW, I am in love with the little paper pot roller I got on Etsy. Cinder block garden in progess:

There may even be some hops growing later if we're lucky. We shall see.

Time to quit goofing off on the computer & get back to work. That bathroom isn't going to primer itself. Do you have any home projects going on right now? Do tell!