The Beast Is In the Studio!

The BEAST is in the studio!

No, not the little brown beast with her head behind the pillows, but the big black beast next to her! I think of her as a beast, and so she has a name. She’s been in a closet for a year now and I made my husband and son carry her upstairs to my studio. I had to listen to lots of grumbling and complaining, but she made it up. My husband made some comment like “if she comes down she keeps going”. Tough he is NOT so I’m not worried.

Shabby and chic she isn’t. I even called Schwinn to see if they made pink bikes (“no, sorry only commercial colors and this is the first time we’ve been asked that”). Well they just lost another sale from me because I would have ordered a pink one, yes I would have. If you come to visit I might stick her in the closet, but for now she’s out because my intention is to ride this beast before I start working in the morning.


Chelsea didn’t want to be outdone so she gave me her most BEASTLY look. Eat your heart out Mark Lipinski because Chelsea is mine, yapper and all. Yes, I might like to have that little Petunia of yours too, but I’m still keeping Chelsea. LOL!

And now for another beast in the studio…my magazine send off! I tell you, if I ever get this straight it will be a miracle. I can’t keep track of who’s coming or going, but I think I finally have it figured out. Maybe. Maybe not.

Please make sure your name is on the list if you’ve contacted me. If you don’t see a city by your name, I need your address! Email me because in the next post I’m showing what treats you’ll be getting AND I’m doing a surprise drawing with your names. I’m giving away 3 of “I Believe in Angels” because you are angels for sure! To those of you in Australia and Canada a DOUBLE thank you! I never realized postage was so expensive in your countries. How’s the price of your gas? LOL!

  1. Carol Lewis/Arizona


  1. Cathi Godwin/Toronto, Ontario


  1. Beth Dasecke/Australia


  1. Erin Bennett/New Hampsire


  1. Jodi Nelson/Oregon/


  1. Sally Frye/Illinois


  1. Angela Bonomo/California


  1. Karen Perry


  1. Diane Saphos/Pennsylvania


  1. Dora Dis/Reykjavik, Iceland


  1. Jackie Kunkel


  1. Marcia Campbell/Australia


  1. Pat Shipp/ Florida


  1. Jean Cogdill/Utah/


  1. Sharon Clark/Kentucky
  2. Jan Richards/Washington


  1. Jocelyn House/Australia


  1. Lori Marchbanks/Maine


  1. Bridgette Mason/California


  1. Pat Duffany/New York/


  1. Susan Haase/California


  1. Cheryl Killingsworth/Arkansas


  1. Louise Murphy/Washington


  1. Vicky McGee/California


  1. Anne Dease/California
  2. Diane Nagle/Nevada
  3. Tami/Tucson



And finally, to make this beast happy (that would be me) and to help my organization attempt, I bought this CUTE pink shelf on eBay. Then I rounded up all my glass jars, salt and pepper shakers etc. and I managed to bring some clutter under control. They now sit so pretty on the little pink shelf, happy as can be in my studio. I’ve got some canned air ready when they need dusting!


This post took much longer than I expected. That beast is calling me. Be back soon…

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  • Catherine - A pink bike is a really good idea!! I wonder if one could paint one of those pink?? :-)
    Gas prices in Canada? Outrageous — equivalent to $5.20 per U.S. gallon.ReplyCancel

  • Simply This That and the Other... - LOL. My “beast” got all set up in the garage this week, even put a t.v. in front of the thing. Haven’t used it yet! I’m a dip. LOVE the pink shelf. It looks like it was made for your collection! $5.20 a gal for gas! I’d die. Or actually, I wouldn’t need the treadmill in the garage, cause I’d have to walk everywhere anyway! LOL.ReplyCancel

  • julia - Hi Anne,
    you’ve got a very cute beast (the furry one) – I wouldn’t part with her either! And writing about cuties: the shelf looks gorgeous with your collectibles, great bargain!
    Big hugs,
    P.S.: did I already say thank you?! ;O)ReplyCancel

  • My LIttle Family: - I’ve had marvelous results with spray paint!ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Chelsea is so cute! . . I see she still likes to hide behind the pillows! (I still have a bunch of photos of her doing that up in Bend!) As for the bike. . . good girl. I too moved the treadmill from the garage into my studio space. . . It’s in some prime real estate – taking up space in the studio. . . but hopefully it will be worth it!
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Whew…..kept scrolling down, didn’t see my name and then at the end THERE I WAS!!!! I didn’t want to miss out on all this fun.
    Oh my, your bike reminds me of the one I USED to have. The big joke was that the most exercise I got was carrying it up the stairs and then carrying it down to get rid of it. Hope you do much better than I did (G)!!!! Hugs, and keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!!! XXX Anne DeaseReplyCancel

  • Carol - The distressed wooden pink shelf is perfect with your glass jars. I think more women would stick to exercise if pink bikes were available.ReplyCancel

  • driftwood shack - Arent excercise machines UGLY? they are such a blot on a perfect room! though my nintendo wii isnt too bad and easily hidden too- love the pink shelf!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our beast is in the garage with everyone in the family using it except the person who really needs to! Your small glassware looks perfect in this small wall shelf. I love wall shelves..Looks like you have a sugar shaker similar to one of mine on the bottom left. I
    keep lavender buds in mine..LouiseReplyCancel

  • Jean - So part of our family rides in a bike race from well… anyway it’s a 208 mile race from one town to another and parts of two states… all in one day! So my SIL has started to ride now, and she found herself a “PINK BIKE”. Said nothing else would do! These are called road bikes (the ones with the skinny tires) me, well I’m the support crew! Someone has to drive the car! LoL
    Thanks again, for all your co-ordinating! Julia is going to think it’s Christmas in July!
    Jean C.ReplyCancel

  • Alison Boon - I would have bought a pink one too. Someone ought to tell these companies the money they’d make if they made pink ones.ReplyCancel

  • the Material Girls Quilts - Anne,
    For Mothers Day my family bought me a turquiose beach cruiser bike and delivered it to the shop, It is the cutest thing ever-but I rode it home from the shop and there it sits, hopefully I’ll get going and ride to the shop. (Oh well, it is really cute!!)

  • Lynette Anderson - The pink ebay shelf is gorgeous and I love what you have decorated it with, so pretty.
    Good luck with the bike, I am learning to jog and having boxing lessons….boxing is fun and I love the shape it gives to your bust line … but I am not so sure about the jogging as I dont seem to have enough breath!ReplyCancel

  • yellowfarmhouse - I love that Schwinn has never been asked about a pink beast. I also started back with the moving thing yesterday – walking/running and it really stinks and I wish that I didn’t feel better when I was done because then I could say it wasn’t worth it and I sure wish results would show up overnight that would really help, LOL. My magazines are going out on Thursday, plus a few extra goodies.

    Hugs – Karen
    stick with the beast – it’s good for you :)ReplyCancel