Petunia Bloom


Spring Flowers April 8, 2010

Filed under: Household,Nature — 3:03 pm

After being told I had a black thumb one too many times, I decided to go all out this year.  Something has to survive….right??  As soon as the dirt work in my backyard is finished, I will probably plant more back there as well.

The front

The back –
I was told that this plant is almost impossible to kill.  And if it does die, water it and it will come back to life.

So pretty and delicate looking

Gerbera Daisies I was talked into buying…

I love love love hydrangeas, so I hope this little bush does very well.  And if it doesn’t live for a year, I was told at Lowes that I could get a refund.  Plant insurance — who would have thunk it??


A Table Set for Four September 18, 2009

Filed under: Decorating,Household,Nature — 7:02 am

I got to use my china for the first time.  It was so fun pulling it all out and setting a table with such beautiful china.




I couldn’t find any candles to float so I dropped in some flowers from a bouquet I had.


Going Green September 17, 2009

Filed under: Coupons,Family,Going Green,Household,Recycle — 7:40 am

It is so annoying having to spend money on paper products.  Paper towels, paper napkins, toilet paper, paper, paper, paper, paper…..   ANYWAY, I stopped using paper towels to clean with.  I don’t even use paper towels to clean the glass and mirrors in my house.  A soft towel works even better.

Also, I bought several cloth napkins so I don’t need to buy/use paper napkins.  I bought them on sale at JCPenny.  They were 75% off (about $0.75/napkin).  It is actually very nice using cloth napkins.  It feels as if your eating at a restaurant.

I think I will keep buying toilet paper…  My husband might move away if I stop buying it.  LOL


New Toy – DeLonghi Rialto 4500 September 13, 2009

Filed under: Coffee,Espresso,Household — 10:12 pm

Starbucks DeLonghi Rialto 4500

One-Touch Super Automatic Espresso Machine

We said goodbye to our trusty Saeco and hello to a one-touch wonder.  It grinds the beans, steams the milk, and cleans itself.  We used our Saeco so much we knew we would love a newer model that would save us time.  This is so cool that, after staying with us, my mom went and bought one too.


You do have to clean the inside parts, but is very easy and doesn’t take a lot of time.  Here are the innards:


By the way, don’t you love my bronze wall tile in the first picture.


Sophie enjoyed a chocolate-covered raisin! March 28, 2009

Filed under: Friends,House,Household,Sophie — 3:32 pm

Here is Sophie feeling tall on a mattress we had propped up on a wall!!100_0496

This week Sophie supposedly ate a chocolate covered raisin.  I did not see it with my own eyes, but my neighbor children said they saw Sophie eat it!  Raisins are very toxic to dogs.  Some dogs are immune, but you should never give you dog raisins or grapes.  And as you all know, dogs are not supposed to have chocolate.  I didn’t want to alarm my neighbors, so I played it off like it was no big deal.  When I got home, Sophie appeared fine but I decided to call the vet just in case.  I called the vet, and he said she should be fine if it was just one.  They told me to bring her in should she start vomiting, acting lathragic, or not acting like herself.

As you can tell, she survived…and enjoying life…a little too much…