Monday, May 31, 2010

Which light!? Rock the vote!

Okay, so on the list for the summer: new exterior lights on either side of my front door. So, here is another shot of the exterior of the home. (PS, see my painting plans here: Paint inspiration post)

Here are the contenders (so far!)

Option 1:

Option 2:

Option 3:

Option 4:

Option 5:

Okay, rock your vote!!! Thanks!!!

Which light!?!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ode to my singledom....

So, I often get caught up in my malaise of my failed marriage and take on a "woe is me" concerning being divorced and child-free when most of my peer group is the opposite (I have next to NO single friends or childless friends.....only a handful of them). Recently, I've been trying to focus more on the positives....this is a just a little ode (are odes solely poetry? This isn't a poem....just a list of ramblings!) to being single and living alone!

1. 2 weeks ago, I stripped the sheets off my bed & threw them into the laundry. Then, I was too lazy to remake the bed, so I just slept on a my mattress pad w/ a comforter for 3 nights! I felt like it was rebellious at the time and now as I type it, maybe not so much! But, had I still been married, my ex would've wanted the bed made before sleeping! lol!

2. The other night I had stone ground wheat things with melted mozzarella cheese on them for dinner.

3. I dropped everything and went to the spa after work last Wednesday.

4. I took a nap today from 4-5:30 and then went to out to dinner by myself.

5. I went to Miami a few weeks ago with a girlfriend of mine. If I were married still, I'd probably only be taking couples vacations or a vacation with just me & him.

This may be the only and last time in my life when I can just do what I want when I want.....and I kind of like it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010



Peonies have not bloomed yet, but the Irises and Poppies have!!

I cut these irises from another set of iris bushes on the side of my house that doesn't get much visibility.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Flower update!

Here come some buds!!!

"Dinner plate" Dahlias budding! Gorgeous colors!

Peonies that I transplanted from my old home. Last year, their first year in the soil, was rough,but this year, I think there's gonna be great things!!! Here are 2 pics!


This is periwinkle blue perennial that I snagged last weekend, but I forgot the name. Anyone?

I will post pics in a week to update their progress! I bet this time next Saturday, blooms will be everywhere!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New it!

I love the Dixie Chicks, but they are taking a break from recording and touring. However, the 2 sisters in the group Martie McGuire & Emily Robison formed a little duo as a supplement in the meantime. They named their duo "Court Yard Houds" and their debut album was released today!
If you like singer-songwriter, music that's not over produced and allows the string instruments to really shine through, crisp angelic vocals, soothing and catchy melodies, and you're a sucker for lyrics......pick this one up! Iw ouldn't even call it country music per-se, for those of you with a bad association w/ that genre. It's just good stuff.

Monday, May 3, 2010

It would be cool if....

I could buy this GEM and GENIUS of a chair by Brookstone. Seriously, Brookstone, this type of engineering is just the type of thing that could solve the world's problems!!!

It could be yours (and mine) if we spend $199.95!

Link to the chair on Brookstone!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spring time planters!

Hey everybody!

I hit up a local nursery and Lowe's today for some planting goodies. Needless to say, the local nursery FAR surpasses big box stores' selection of annuals & perennials. But, the box stores are far superior for potting soil varieties, rocks for drainage, and grass seed for my patchy grub-ridden lawn--(that issue is to come in an upcoming post!)

Here are some lovely planters that I got at a local chain, Ocean State Job Lot for about $10.99 each (yes, huge deal!) and some railing planters I ordered on for $14 each (they are awesome! You have so many options: railing size, shape of planter, and color! Links are below!

I planted a variety of vinca vine, impatiens, double impatiens, begonias, and daisies.

It will be interesting to compare these photos with new ones in a few weeks after the baby flowers have taken roots in their planters!

Amazon Seller: Apollo Plastics Deck Railing Planter (24 inches; 2x6 railing; mocha colored) $13.55 a planter!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dressing up the spare room!

I gotta be honest, I don't host a lot of overnight guests!!!! BUT, I love having an extra room to play with!

Last weekend, I added curtain rods, sheer & dainty balloon shades, and 4 wall vases that I bought from Pottery Barn almost 5 years ago! (I just haven't had a good place to put them!)

Here is the look at breakdown of price & links for you to buy if you want!

Before: Without wall vases & curtains & painted furniture:


Target's Shabby Chic® Balloon Shade: 2 @ $24.99 each
Target's Room Essential's Square Rods in brushed chrome: 2 @ 13.97 each
Pottery Barn Wall Vases: 2 sets (2 in each set) at $20.00/set

=$117.00 total!