I’m Pickin’ Up My Paintbrush Again

Here is a preview of a painting I am working on.  I started it last night and hopefully I can get my paint studio up and working again.  Its been a long while since I painted and its time to get that back up and running.



I Heart Thrift Store Shopping

Wow, I went thrifting today before work and scored.  One woman’s junk is another ladie’s treasure and thats for sure.  The weather is still too cold for yard sales, so Goodwill’s, Salvation Army’s and Buck-A-Pound is a mecca for those who love to find bargains.  In these hard economic times you gotta do what you gotta do.  This is a green, environmental friendly way to shop.

These are the scores I found today.   Some vintage horse curtains to put in my bedroom to spruce it up for a bit,  some fun scarves and a tiki hut serving tray that is going to be used to serve cocktails and nibbly things in my little camper.

Horse curtains to spiff up my bedroom $3.00 US

a cute little purple dancing girl scarf 50 cents

Awesome serving tray tiki hut beach scene $5.00

All this thrift store shopping is making my hair go buck wild, maybe its the horse curtains. No, I did not get a perm, I think I just slept on it weird.

When You Need Something to Do go to HotTub number Two

Last week, I was feeling a bit of the Winter Blues, so on my day off I went up to Hot Springs, NC and rented a tub.  It only cost me $12 and I soaked my worries away.  

MY TOEsies in the Hot tub

It was incredibly delightful.  The sun was shining and I was able to just meditate and hang out.  I gotta say Hot Springs should be renamed warm springs in my opinion.  

Just a few Dreams, Aspirations and Goals

It is still cold and very wintry around here and I have not won the lottery yet.  Ha ha.  I thought that it would be fun to buy a lottery ticket to spice things up in my life a bit.  I love to dream and wish for things.  When its cold outside I feel like my creativity bubble is a bit smaller, so I decided to make a list to help me dream things up.

Here is my list of a few of my DrEaMs, AsPiRations and GoAls (I Heart Lists)

  1. Obtain a loop machine and the know-how to do some solo shows with my uke and fiddle
  2. More Sugar & Spice shows
  3. Get in shape for swimming suit weather
  4. Own some Panama Property
  5. Figure out a way to go to a warm spot next winter of 2011
  6. Get some paintings going for the upcoming Doonanny Festival
  7. Own a printer
  8. Grand Canyon Trip one day
  9. Go to India one day
  10. Learn more Spanish
  11. write more songs

The list can go on, but this is what I have at the present moment  

Stay warm folks.   Feel free to jot down your list.  I dig Lists.

My funny Little Niece

Good morning everyone .   This pic cracks me up.  My sister turned around for just a few minutes  and she turns back around to see this.   Hilarious.  Josie, my sweet little niece has gotten into the Ho Ho’s and has made a party out of it.  Rubbing it into the carpet and stuffing in her mouth.  She is hilarious.    Hope your week is delightful.

Josie sneaking into the treats

Happy Valentine’s Day Winners

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.   I think everyday should be Valentine’s Day.  Tell someone that you love them.  Be the Love.

Only 2 people entered the contest and so both of those folks win.  Dancing Lemur and J. Richardson.  Congratulations.

Yey…. Thanks for entering.   Please email me your snail mail so I can send you your goodies care package.   my email is scarycaro@hotmail.com


Con amor,


My 200th Post

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  It means the world to me to have a blog to share my thoughts, my heart and my adventures.  I can’t believe this is my 200th post.  So fun.  Ami, thanks so much for getting me into blogging.  I love it.  Thanks so much for dropping by everyone.  Hope you are having a lovely February month so far.  I know its been real cold, but Spring is just around the corner my loves.  I am off to play a gig with the Snake Oil boys at Pisgah Brewery tonite in Black Mountain…………………….PS  Never mind it got cancelled on my way to the gig.  It took me 2 hours to get home when it should have taken me 15 minutes.  The snow is beautiful and all but it sucks when there are sooo many wrecks and people who do not know ho w to drive in it makes it pretty tough.   Arghhhhh

Fiddle convention with the Snake Oil boys and kids

Con amor,


El Valle, Panama

One day we loaded up in the car:  Trey, Courtney, Michael, Grady, Heather and I and we drove 30 minutes up into the mountains to El Valle.  It is an old volcanic crater and its so vibrant and lush.  A little bit cooler than the ocean areas.

A ruin in El Valle, Panama

Heather and I in the mountains of El Valle

You can find more information about El Valle here.  I got this verbage from its website:

“El Valle is a fertile volcanic valley filled with bright flowers, square trees and golden frogs. Looking into El Valle it looks like a huge broccoli field – most of the houses are surrounded by trees that make for a green and unspoiled impression. The temperatures are moderate throughout the year and it cools down at night.”

February 10 Things I Love

Okay its contest time.  I will send a lucky winner a care package in the mail with some Valentine goodies.  Just comment down below on 10 things you love.  February is the month of love.  Valentines Day, I will choose the lucky winner out of a hat.

I love hanging in a hammock

Here are my 10 Things that I love: (just to name a few and not limited to)

  1. Traveling and seeing new places
  2. lazing around on a hammock with warm breezes
  3. fresh raw green smoothies
  4. playing music
  5. billowing curtains in a room
  6. reading a really good book
  7. hanging with my awesome friends and family
  8. being healthy
  9. boogie boarding in the ocean
  10. cooking curries