Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I really like pink clothes but they seem to be hard to find for me. I do have one pink item that I absolutely love. It is a bamboo nightshirt by Yala. It's yummy soft and super comfortable. If you aren't familiar with Yala, you need to check it out. And, yes, among other places, you can find it on Amazon. ~is there anything you can't find on Amazon~
2. What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school? How about the least?
We generally had a lot of good laughs in gym class and I've always been about some good laughing. The thing I hated was the navy bloomers we wore in Junior High. My goodness, they were horrid but it was the uniform of the day and I put a smile on my face and wore it. The white top wasn't so bad. ~thank goodness~ Part of our laughter was because of our lovely uniforms.
3. What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?
I can't really think of a memory, but I always think of Hubby when I smell the rose scent. He has always loved the fragrance of roses and I use to wear Tea Rose perfume and just recently found it online and ordered some more of it. It's an old, old perfume but is the perfect fragrance of roses.
4. Do you prefer to read or write?
Humm.....I would have to say write. I enjoy writing my thoughts down and that's what lead to this blog. It's been so enjoyable to have this means to express myself and if someone else enjoys it, then that's just icing on the cake for me.
5. Sam Keen is quoted as saying, 'Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.' Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?
Well, our deep summer here in NE Louisiana gets so hot that it's real easy to just do nothing, and if there are those that do that, I'm find with it. We all need a time to "stop and smell the roses" and what better time than in the deep of summer. I will NOT get to be lazy in the least this summer. I have way to many fish to fry!
6. The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast...which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?
Oh, I'd take off for Seaside, Florida tomorrow if I could go somewhere right now. I know folks that have been there and have given it such high rankings. It appears to be a very nice place for some R and R.
7. What question do you hate to answer?
I'm racking my brain and cannot think of one. But I bet when I read some of the other responses to this question that will spur a response from me.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Monday, June 22, 2015
And, things are moving along with the new house..........our appliances were delivered this past week. Not all of them have been installed but they are there and ready to be. We chose to go with all GE Profile series.
All the towels racks were installed and they sort of stick out like a "sore thumb" without towels on them. But, that will be remedied shortly after we get moved. I'm very pleased with the design and the oil rubbed bronze finish on them.
And, my friends, this is a handrail! They are in all bathtubs and showers. Yep, Hubby and I have tried to think of everything we possibly can that we "might" need as we age. ~did I really just say that~ But, it is what it is, and if we live long enough there are many accommodations that we may need in the process. But, I think this is the best looking hand rail and I'm betting that you would not have known it was a hand rail if I had not told you. And, yes, we had all higher toilets put in and wider doorways and hallways. We will be prepared and will hope that we never need to put any of it to use. ~wink~
All the knobs and pulls were also installed last week and I'm equally pleased with them. Each are just a little different in each room but not a big difference. My favorite pulls are the ones in the left hand picture. Not sure I could have ever made the choices if it had not been for my wonderful designer.
The finishing touches were added to the kitchen. The embellishments were added to the small island and to the panel above the cook top. I love both of these. The corbels were put on the big island and still need to be stained and finished but I think they are just beautiful!
Things are coming together slowly but surely and we'll be calling this "home" in the coming weeks.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Can I just tell you that this is such a comfortable shoe and that I have several pair in different colors and love them!!! They are, without a doubt, my favorite summer shoe. They are by Madeline and are called the Adonis Wedge. And, they are priced at $39.95. The top is somewhat stretchy and that is likely the only reason I can even wear them because I have a narrow foot. But, they are very snug and I can wear them all day long. I have gotten all of mine off of Amazon. ~just so you know~
I'm not sure what I did before I discovered Piko tops. No joke, they are my "go to" top these days. I'm on the run right now with the finishing on the new house and call my Piko tops,my Danskin Active Wear capris and my Clark's flip flops my uniform. I throw on one of my long tanks and that helps to cover up all the skin showing with the wide neck of tops. I have several of the tops in various colors and several of the capris, so I can wear them everyday if need be. And, yes, you can find the Pikos on Amazon too and the capri's at Wal-Mart. I'm not into a sloppy look but I think this is neat enough to get me through these busy days. Yes, it's a favorite!!
If you have been reading my blog for very long then you know that I am a popcorn lover. After I have my bit of ice cream then I like a bite of something salty and this fits the bill. I just found this about 3 weeks ago at Wal-Mart and I'm nearly sure that they just start carrying it ready to eat. I've tried a lot of pre-popped corn and this is the BEST! ~just so you know~ A little sweet and a little salty and I'm a happy gal!
And, my last favorite for this Friday is mornings. Yes, I'm one of those weird folks that love the early mornings. I feel far more productive and like to get out and do whatever errands I have in the mornings. I think I got started with early mornings when my kiddos were babies. I know, that sounds strange too. But, I enjoyed getting up and having a little time to myself before they got up. It seemed that it was the only time that I could enjoy some "me time." I thought once they were grown and gone that I might sleep in but I had just done it too long and the habit continues to this day. And, as a result, I am not a "night owl" at all. So, I guess it's to each his own.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1. June is National Great Outdoors Month. Have you spent any time appreciating the great outdoors this month? If so where, and if not do you have any plans to enjoy the great outdoors before the calendar turns?
No, I have not spent any time in the great outdoors other than just going from here to there and back from there to here. And, no, there are no plans to enjoy the great outdoors. Hubby and I have hung close to home this past year as we've been involved in building our new house. But, we both look forward to getting this project behind us and taking off to enjoy some the great outdoors.
2. What's a current hot button issue for you?
Moms posting pictures of their teenage daughters in bikinis on social media or worse, pictures of themselves. I will not elaborate, but I do not get it. Is nothing sacred anymore?
3. What's a food or treat that 'disappears like hotcakes' in your house?
For Hubby it would be Blue Bell HomeStyle Ice Cream that is NO more. But, when it was around, Hubby enjoyed a bowl every evening and he's been having withdrawal ever since it was pulled off the shelves. He's trying to enjoy Goldenbrook Homestyle now and guess it's okay as he pretty much eats a bowl of that every night now. On a rare occasion I will enjoy some. Popcorn would be the treat that disappears for me. I can eat it until the "cows come on." ~chomp, chomp~
4. How hot is too hot?
Well, if we're talking about temperatures anything above 90 is hot enough. Here in Louisiana we have this stuff called humidity and combined with the heat, it's just awful. But, I am so cold natured that I really tolerate the warmer temps better than the colder ones. Now, if we're talking about hot seasoning for food, well, you just about cannot get it too hot for me. Love, love spicy hot food!
5. Do you have an artistic outlook on life? What does that mean to you?
Hummm......I'm thinking I do, to me it means that each new day brings new perspectives and new challenges and we need to meet them "head on." ~sometimes not an easy task~
6. What's one question you'd like to ask your father, or one you wish you could ask your father?
I am blessed to still have my Dad and we have some wonderful conversations frequently. Almost every week I learn something new about his childhood, his 58 years of marriage to my Mom or his 50+ years of ministry. They are definitely treasured conversations.
7. Something you learned from your father?
I've learned so much from my Daddy that it's hard to narrow it down to just one thing. But, one big thing would be that, even when we don't understand why things are the way they are, God is still on His throne and He is still in control.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Monday, June 15, 2015
The garage doors were installed this past week and we are so pleased with the way they look and their perfect match to our exterior. The door on the right goes into Hubby's shop area and the one on the right is for our vehicles. But, they can both be used for vehicles as well.
Friday, June 12, 2015
I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!
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