Friday, November 5, 2010

Tutalu Is Moving

Dear Friends,
Good news for all of us. Tutalu will be moving to a new place. Our last day at our current location will be November 6th, 2010. Tutalu will be moving into Monticello Antique Marketplace at 86th and Stark in Portland, as of December 1, 2010.  Monticello is Portland's premiere antique mall and offers lots of beautiful things we all love. Plus, they have a great little restaurant with yummy treats after we wear ourselves shopping!
Look for new stories on the blog. I will catch up with all of you soon!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Morning donuts

It was just a casual comment I made about a plate of donuts on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. "Don't these look yummy?" That was all I said. Next morning, I awoke to the most delicious aroma. I thought I was still dreaming. Turns out, Sweet Husband surprised me with home-made donuts. Just like the ones on the front cover of the magazine! This man is an over achiever I tell you.  Home-made! I didn't have the heart to tell him that the "Heavenly Donut Shop" was open 24 hours a day and was just down the street. Nor did I have the heart to tell him that I might as well scotch tape the delicious donuts directly to my thighs because that's where it's going anyway.
No.....I just smiled and hugged him and told him how wonderful he is. The donuts were good too. And pretty on the plate. Not so much on the thighs. This is a picture of what ten bazillion calories look like.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Summer of 1970

We had just graduated from high school in Tucson, Arizona. My two best friends, Kathy and Kathy made us the famous team of the  "3 Kathy's". We promptly moved out of our parents house into our very own apartment....or should I say Trailer.....which it was. We partied. We worked. We partied some more. The memories of our first taste of independence and our first true adult responsibilities flood through my mind. I remember the smell of the first summer rainstorms on the desert floor, the music we listened to, the crazy clothes, "pool jumping", flower power, our boys in Vietnam. I remember the dreams us 3 Kathy's shared of how we wanted our lives to evolve. There was never a summer in my life like the summer 1970.
Flash forward forty one years.................................
Both Kathy's and I have re-connected in the past few weeks. Then, Lynda and Bob and a few other friends wrote. That crazy e-mail!  Although 41 years have passed, I still know their hearts. These are people who helped shape my life by the experiences I had with each of them.
None of our lives turned out exactly as we expected. No, I didn't get a job in Disneyland as a Mermaid at the Submarine ride. Nor did I ever audition for a part in "Hair".  And I never became a famous movie star. But I did get the man of my dreams after only a few mishaps. And I did get to have my babies. A boy and a girl. Just as I had planned. Dreams do come true. All in all, the "3 Kathy's" are still a team and our lives have all turned out amazingly well, much to our parents surprise.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spider Bling

It's almost time! Just as soon as August is over, September will bring in the new fall season. That means, not only will my hot flashes slow down, but the holidays are about to start. YIPPPEE!! So, in honor of the begining of autumn, I want to share with you my new spider pins that I just got in. They are so much fun.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Yesterday, one of my customers came in and said something that has rattled through my brain for the past 24 hours or so. Cherie P. was looking around my store and said, rather off hand, "I love pink. It never lets me down." So simply said, so simply beautiful.I have always loved pink but never found the words to describe my pink obsession. What Cherie said in those few words were what I have always felt, but never was able to express in words.Now I know why I have always loved pink. It's because it has never let me down. Thanks Cherie.
This morning my daughter surprised me with roses from her garden.

Sweet Bethany brought these in for me and at first I thought they were paper flowers, but they are not, they are from her garden.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sale of Fabulosity!

Tutalu will be taking part in a sidewalk sale at GG's corner, with fabulous deals on some fabulous finds! This weekend, July 30th and 31st starting at 10:30 AM until 5, come by and join us for some refreshments and fun. Who knows, maybe your picture will show up on our blog and you could be famous for fifteen minutes!

GGs corner is at 15717 SE McLoughlin Blvd. (hwy 99E) at the corner of Concord and McLoughlin in Milwaukie.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Random Acts of Flowers and Jam

What could have been a rather ordinary day turned into an EXTRAORDINARY day! All because of two sweet friends. First, Phyllis brought in her delicious Blue Straw jam, that will accompany my homemade scones tomorrow morning. Thanks Phyllis! :) Yum!

And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, in walks Karen with her granddaughter Emily with a beautiful bouquet of fresh hydrangeas!

What a extraordinarily beautiful day! Random acts of kindness, flowers and jam.