Saturday, December 27, 2014

What Are You Doing New Years Eve? by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-L...

I've been playing this one for years….VERY old favorite…love love love…happy New year everyone!!!

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth

More Xmas Magic!!  Seriously!!  Enjoy!  And when you're done with this one…go down below to the next post and have yourself the happiest of joys!  Fallen and Mariah!

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Just wanted to keep things Xmasy around here, so brought back one of my favorite Xmas songs for a special encore performance…keep happy!!  CHEERS!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Just finished a new piece…took a while, since I started it the summer before our wedding last year…!!  Laid everything down once the wedding took over and literally just got back to it this past month…hope you enjoy!  Rock On!  juner

Thursday, December 18, 2014


So Saturday was our little Xmas Soiree.  We had last minute cancellations and loads of people could not attend, however, the few that did are the ones that counted and made it a big huge blast of fun!  We ate and sang and had carolers…plus celebrated our good friend Byron's 60th birthday…so of course that meant a flurry of dancing on chairs to the Beatles, Birthday Song…our family tradition.  After that we danced to our favorite party songs…starting with Tom Jones, "It's Not Unusual"…BEST way to start a party in my book!
The house looks festive and smelled like everything Xmas, from trees to food and treats.  The table was set with risers covered in white, with pale blue and green tulle and little white lights that gave a super winter wonderland effect…with tiny snowmen and candles, white roses…it was really pretty.   

So here are a few shots of our big fun…hopefully the little video of the Soquel High Xmas Choir works…it would be a pity not to add this bit of Holiday Magic to your day…Best to all..Mucho Xmas Kisses!!  xox juner

I hung spiral shiny ribbons of stars in aqua, green and blue in among the mirror garland.   And of course our strands of party lights hung over a year ago for Taylor's birthday that are still hanging, bounced color off of everything.

Everyone preparing for "They Say it's Your Birthday" to blast…Ray's in the cupboard ready to pump up the volume!

Sorry, the video won't upload…damn!!

Friday, December 12, 2014


I'm staring out my kitchen window, looking out over the garden and chicken yard.  It's a pouring rainy and Xmasy grey day and I  love it.  I'm baking tons of cookies and cupcakes, my youngest son ran off to the market to replace something I already made a huge mistake on.  My one and only love is lying on the sofa reading and indulging me by blasting corny Xmas carols.  The trees are lit, and the table is set for our small gathering tomorrow.  
Our life has been extremely challenging in the past four months…we seriously don't have a pot to piss in and it's been very stressful, however, we made this little Xmas Cheer happen with the help of our friends and family.  My oldest son and his awesome girlfriend are coming in from San Fran tonight to help out and be here for the party, although our daughter couldn't be here, which is the only black mark on an otherwise perfect moment….and I couldn't be happier right now. 

When I lived in LA all those years ago I would drive home down the hill in Encino and dusk would be coming on, or it was already night…I would see beautiful homes surrounded by big trees and lights on in the kitchen windows where people were cleaning up and I would drive slow, or even stop sometimes, just to wonder at their lives…truly wondering if it would ever be the same for me someday.

Dreams  can totally come true….hope you are finding the magic in your day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey & The Roots: "All I Want For Christmas Is You...

Time to spread some Xmas cheer….one of my favorite Xmas Songs….and it couldn't be performed better than this….enjoy!  Happy Holiday Seasons to you all! xox juner

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Thornton Berry Shire Press, Home of the Benjamin McTish Series: Welcome, from Thornton Berry Shire!: Welcome to Thornton Berry Shire Press, a division of Pressed Leaf Publishing. We are super excited to open this new division in YA publish…(click on first line for rest of post..enjoy!)

Janis late 60's

Janis  late 60's