Summertime is in full swing here in the Ozarks! My house is full of family from the West Coast…we’re catching fireflies….eating pie (Blueberry Peach and Lemon)….sittin’ on the front porch chatting and watching the kids play on the grass…. I just bought a brand new American flag to hang proudly near my front door and soon we’ll be lighting sparklers and fire crackers and eating Barbecue and ice cold watermelon.

I wanted to share with y’all my fun vacation in Californy(that’s how we say it in the Ozarks). So go grab something frosty to drink, sit back and enjoy a virtual tour of Disneyland, the beach in North County San Diego, shopping at La Maison Rustique Barn Sale and a cute sea side shop near Mission Beach….let’s go!


Y’all know I am a Disneyland Girl! So much so, that I came here on my Wedding night (31 years ago)  and rode the Monorail in my wedding dress with my hubby in his Tux. We got to ride in the front, inside a dome of glass, and waved at everybody like we were the King and Queen!   It was so much fun!  We spent our first night at the Disneyland Hotel.  It was very dreamy!


I just can’t resist taking pictures of the  gorgeous architecture!


Love the Gingerbread!


When Walt Disney was alive, he would stay in the apartment above the fire station. He would light the lamp in the window to let the folks in the park know he was there. It was such a delight  for him to look out and see everyone enjoying the place he created.  They keep the lamp lit in the window every day now to remember the man who brought smiles to millions of faces.


My kiddos! J.J., his girlfriend Tiffany, Summer Rose, Ashley and her hubby Glen.



The Fam in front of Cinderella’s Castle.


Darling window displays!



A rooten’-tooten’ western shop in Frontier Town….


Cute idea for stairs!



My redheads!


My Girls again!


Summer and her big bro…J.J.



Beachy Keen Fun…..


I was thinking of y’all!


The boys figuring out how to constuct a volleyball net.


Here I am at the La Maison Rustique Barn Sale with Sherry from Glamarella Junk and Linda, Miss La Maison Rustique herself! Take a peek at all the fun stuff!


I wanted to bring home this stove but it would’nt fit in my suitcase! Isn’t it adorable?! It was refurbished and was in perfect working order.


I met up with a dear friend, Miss Sarah! She was trying on this cute vintage slip. She is one junkin’ queen let me tell you! Sarah used to have the most adorable shop! She could take junk and find a new and creative way to use it. I was always amazed at her displays! (By the way Miss Sarah, I hope you read this because I never found the comment you said you left with your email…so please try again!)


On another day I went shopping with my sister Sherry from Glamarella Junk and my fabulous friend Miss Cat from The Vintage Housewife and my ! We used to be next door neighbors. What a doll she is, so fun and full of joy! One of our stops was Vignettes in San Diego….wait till you see all of their cute things…..




This refreshing Beach Cottage booth is Joy’s from The Vintage Rabbit…she is another very sweet and  talented artist!img_0521





Aunt Ruthie and The Vintage Housewife! (Cat)




I loved this display at Pottery Barn! Is this cute or what?

Well,  I hope you enjoyed this tour of beautiful Californy! I best get back to my company, they are getting ready to light the sparklers! Wishing all my American Sugar Pie Sista’s a wonderful and happy 4th of July!

God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home!

Hugs y’all!

Aunt Ruthie

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