Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

Wow, I can't believe how quickly this week has gone by!

I'm thankful for:
  • getting to see my family this weekend
  • beautiful clouds that followed the almost-rain today
  • the fact that it's almost August, which means Fall and cool weather are just around the corner

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I don't know if that's the word for it but that's all I could think of when I ordered this skirt last week and found that, when entering your name, you had to select if you were one of the following:

  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • Miss
  • Ms
  • Dame
  • Duchess
  • Baron
  • Baroness
  • Duke
  • Commodore
There were several other options but how fun!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ready for Fall

Lots of things are making me ready for fall, including:

school supplies (yes, I'm one of the geeky kids who was SO excited to get school supplies every year . Crayons were my favorite when I was little and then my planner became my favorite thing when I got older)
Seeing the fall decor in Hobby Lobby. I may try decorating our pumpkins like this in October, Martha Stewart style from a few years ago.

And the thing that really has me in the mood for fall is this skirt from Boden. Cannot wait to wear it with boots and a sweater! Hope you're all enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

I'm thankful for:
  • people who leave a lasting legacy. Coach Jackson went to college with my Dad and was my 6th grade gym teacher. He was very much the disciplinarian who obviously loved his students dearly
  • the rain that is headed our way this weekend
  • being able to help others

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

I'm thankful for:
  • busy days at work
  • new clothes
  • lots of tomatoes on our plants that are almost ready to be picked and savored
  • the coffee that Mike's parents brought us from Hawaii (chocolate macadamia nut, yum!)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some Like it Hot

But I'm not one of them.

I'd much rather be here.

Here, the high right now is 80 and the temperatures flirt with freezing at night.

Unfortunately, the above location will have to wait until Christmas (and the high will be far lower) but until then, I'm enjoying the cool comforts of our basement.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

I'm thankful:
  • for the beautiful weather we're having - nothing like sitting out on the deck at the end of the day
  • that tomorrow is Friday - for a short week, it sure has been long
  • for another weekend with family in town, even it it isn't for long

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Salad

This was my dinner tonight. Lettuce, avocado, tomatoes from my vines,
and PW's tequila lime chicken. (it was good but not great). I'm stuffed.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4 Weekend

It was pretty quiet around our house - we took it easy and it was wonderful. Other than going to my grandparents house to watch the fireworks, we hung around home and I played with some decor around the house.

I redid the wreath on our front door. I found the raffia ribbon at Hobby Lobby the other day and was SO excited. My Mom used to use it on wreaths she made - it comes like a rope and you untwist it and it looks great!
I also got a new hook to hang the hand towel on in the basement bathroom. Yay for $2 at Hobby Lobby!
We didn't have anything on the walls in the basement bathroom so I took a floater frame that we had and put some scrapbook paper in it. The center piece has a "D" on it because I didn't know what else to put on there. It adds so much though and didn't cost me a thing!
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thankful Thursdays (on a Friday)

I'm thankful for:
  • a four day weekend (YAHOO!)
  • the opportunity Mike and I had to see The Eagles on Thursday night. AMAZING. I would go again in a heartbeat.
  • everyone who has fought and is fighting for our country's Independence. Thank you!