The Little Yellow House

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I'm still around...I've just been hanging out on Facebook. Look under Susan Drysdale if you want to find me there. It's a new year and time for some new things but I'm back to blogging again. I needed a break during the Holidays.

I'm starting some major decorating work on my house which is going to be known as the inland beach house since I have all this beachy stuff and we can't move yet. Hopefully the housing market will go up again soon so we can sell this and move to the beach.

I have some things I want to cover up on the kitchen window wall. I saw online that you can paint and add texture with tissue paper. Just paint, add tissue and paint some more. I'm going to try it so I'll let you know what happens.

I'm also back on my health kick with some facebook friends. We're doing a "biggest loser" thing...putting $10. in the pot and whoever loses the most each month gets the money. I was going to Jenny Craig and lost about 15 lbs and gained about 5 over Christmas but still I'm down 10. Too many pralines and Sees candies! I should've stayed with Jenny but it was getting expensive with Christmas coming on.

Hope you are all well and happy. I'm going to check on you all today. I think 2010 is going to be fabulous!
Lots of hugs, Susan

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sunday at the Village Inn and the Wizard of Oz

Theses pictures are all courtesy of the beautiful Jennifer (except the Wizard one) shown here with Eddie.
Jen and Darlene.

Jen and Twig.

Eddie, Twig and Jennifer.


Will, Deputy, Steve, Patrick and Eddie.

Will and Me.

The Wizard of Oz with the Sunshine Gals. Photo courtesy of Candy.
It's fun being a party animal!
Hugs, Susan

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fashion Friday

Since the holidays are coming quickly, I thought I'd show some party dresses. These are all from Igigi. I love this sexy, lacy dress that shows off a little cleavage but covers flaws (like chubby arms.
Detail of the lace.

Another one that shows off the assets and covers the flaws with a pretty waist detail.

Jeweled waist.

This is the detail of the following dress. Very similar to the first but the lace is different.

These are my kind of party dresses!

A slim sheath with jeweled neckline.

A basic black dress to play with but still with the figure flattering assets.
Tomorrow I'm off to Griffith Park Observatory with Meetup friends. This place reminds me of James Dean and "Rebel Without a Cause" since a lot of that movie was filmed there. And then on Sunday to a Glitzy Red Hat Luncheon. Pictures to follow.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Susan

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary in Lucerne Valley

Here's out Meetup group having a group picture with the wolves. Our guide was getting them (and us) to howl.

These are all wolves not dogs.

I get to pet a howling wolf!

Isn't he beautiful?

More howling...nice teeth!

These wolves have all been rescued from private owners and all were raised in captivity. They can't be released to the wild because they wouldn't survive.

I love wolves. They are my favorite wild animals that are found in the states.

Saying "Hi" to us.
This trip was on Sunday and well worth the drive from Riverside (about 2 hours)! It was about 80 degrees that day. In the summer it can be over 110 degrees so the sanctuary has terrific water bills to keep the wolves cool. You can find out more at
Hope you're having a great week!
Hugs, Susan

Monday, November 2, 2009

Will at the Kyoto Grand Hotel for the WAVE

This is the add for the show. I got there at 5:30, the band was setting up and people were in line. They weren't pleased that I got in ahead of them. "Being with the band" has its' perks!
Jennifer and I (and a few others) got to sit in overstuffed chairs right behind the dance floor. This was as close as you could get...AKA the VIP section!

Art of Sax on stage with muscian friends. People danced and had a good time!

Eddie and the sweet, beautiful Jennifer. Why can't I be photogenic?

Will, Patrick (the drummer) and John (sax).

Will and John.

Will with me. This was such a fun show! Beautiful venue, too. (I always hate my photos though!)
I had such a busy weekend...what with Halloween and going to the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary!
Pictures to follow of the wolves.
Hugs, Susan

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fashion Friday

Happy Halloween!
Black and white and gray top from Coldwater Creek. Love the patterns on this Tee.

Another CC top with a pretty flower print.

Brown CC Tee with cute design.

CC Cowl neck blouse. Cowl necks are all over the place. I wore a dress with one last night to see Will Donato.

Fall colored CC print Tee.

CC cocktail dress in teal. Teal looks good on almost everyone.

This CC cocktail dress is on my wish list. So pretty, sexy and romantic.

CC shirt is a pretty blue flower print. I love the fitted shirt and cuffed sleeves.

CC fringed sweater. Even a plain sweater has to have "Something."

Pretty fall floral skirt with detail below the waist.

Purple satin, cowl neck dress from Torrid. This is what I wore last night to the show. The show was Fabulous! Pictures to follow!
Have a happy Halloween!
Hugs, Susan

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Will at the Kyoto Grand Hotel tonight!

Don't forget to come out to see Will Donato and Art of Sax at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Los Angeles tonight! You will have a great time!

Hugs, Susan