Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tea Snob

I admit it, I'm a tea snob. I didn't know that I was a tea snob until yesterday. I'm one of lucky people whose husband actually helps in the house. One of the things Dennis does is to make all our tea. We have never been brand loyal on tea and I usually just pick up whatever tea is on sale. I guess that is why I have not noticed it. Tea is tea after all, right? Wrong! Yesterday, I got a glass of sweet tea and it was truly "nectar of the gods"! It was so good that I think I drank a whole gallon by myself. It turns out to be Lipton decaffeinated tea. It is so good. So, no more off brands, just Lipton in my house!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thank you Veronica

I wanted to share with everyone a lovely PIF that I received from Veronica in Italy several weeks ago. I received it right before we had to move out of our house for the new floors and I have not posted it yet. I am so glad that Veronica contacted me for I had also lost her contact information. She sent me one of these really cute Ice Cream Cup Trivet. She has this picture posted on her site, Purr-Stitch. You really must visit her blog to see all of her lovely things. She has a cat named Toby that looks just like my Nicholas!

Thank you so much Veronica! I have 3 PIF's that I need to work on myself!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Re-do Boys' Bedroom

I am on a mission to re-do the boys' bedroom this summer. They are out of the little boy stage and being the old age of 8, I think they need a more mature theme to carry them on until 13! I can't stand the thought of them becoming teenagers, but that's another post. Here are my top four selections. Please tell me what you think. Both boys are "ALL" boys - they love dirt, cars, bugs, frogs, dirt (did I mention dirt?!)


I really like the colors in this one. And, I like the transportation theme. My boys love airplanes, cars, and trains.

I like the heavy machinery theme and I think this is very cute. The only concern I have is all the white on the quilt. Did I mention that my boys LOVE dirt?

I really like this one too. I love the black gingham trim. I think read and black would be pretty to accessorize this room. I don't know if it's "manly" enough for the 8 year olds.

They love bugs and spend most of the summer capturing bees - I know, I know. But, what are you going to do. They feel so proud when they capture a bumblebee. They always let them go after I tell me to do so. I just don't know if this is too girly. I love the colors.

So, what do you think?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Color Am I?

Your rainbow is strongly shaded blue and white.


What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. People depend on you to make them feel secure. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thrift Store Treasures

I don't normally visit thrift stores, not on a regular basis. We have so few in town and one is way over-priced and the other just doesn't have much of anything. We do have a Goodwill but it is kinda of pricey as well and usually picked over by the time I make it there. Such is life in a small town. However, last week, I found 2 treasures! Two very small milk glass vases were just waiting for me to take them home. They are no more than 6 inches high and are just adorable.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Free Summer Movies

REG Free Family Film Festival Beginning June 2009! When school’s out, kids around the country visit selected Regal theatres for the Free Family Film Festival. It’s a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it’s FREE!

Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer.

This year our own small town theatre is not participating in free movies. We have gone to the free movies for the past 2 or 3 years. We look forward to it every summer. I found this and there is a theatre about 30 miles from us. So, we will be trekking our way to this new theatre. It should be lots of fun. Click on the picture to see if there is a theatre near you that offers this deal! Be sure to put in your state!

Whar Kind of House are You?

My friend Terri has a quiz link on her blog. Just answer the 10 multiple choice questions at HGTV's FrontDoor and it will tell you what kind of house personality you are.

Terri says her type is a refined Victorian. Mine said I am solid as a Ranch house! Simple and suburban by nature, you exude a cozy warmth that lets people know you don't mind if they leave their shoes on in the house -- it's only carpet, after all! Family and friends are important to you, and you love having them stop by. While not overly fussy or vain, you care about your looks -- but honestly, you're happiest in sweatpants. To you, life isn't measured in the goods you've acquired, but in time well spent.

Well, there you go! All this time, I did not realize I was a Ranch House. I would have thought I would have been something more country or Victorian. I even took the quiz twice and came up with the same answer. How sad is that?!
So, I Goggled Ranch houses and this is what I found:

Ranch house plans tend to be simple in design. Aside from shutters and porch roof supports, ranch homes lack much decorative detailing on the exterior. Windows are large, and sliding doors open to a patio or deck.

Hmm, guess I am a ranch house - simple, not much decorative detailing, and the door is always open! Go take the quiz and let me know what house you are.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Aren't these beautiful? They are such a rich color. I smile every time I see them.

Where does the time go? I bought these pretty daisies to plant in my yard. Let's hope I can get them planted sometime this spring!