Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A LITTLE VACATION FROM BLOGGING

THINGS ARE STACKING UP AROUND HERE.
SO I'M GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE
BLOGGING BREAK.
Don't forget me. I'll be back sooner than you think.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

HAPPY EASTER

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Monday, April 10, 2017

FEED A FEVER


My husband and I are playing musical chairs. One minute he’s sick, then the next I am. We’ve been passing whatever this is we have back and forth between us, since the 1st of the year. Sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever. Finally my hubby sought medical attention and went to the doctor. He has COPD so anything that exacerbates the condition requires a look-see by a medical professional.  He was immediately put on a series of prednisone and antibiotics to deal with it.  At that point I was symptom free. But the minute he started to improve, just a little, I caught it again. My throat was so bad this time, I wanted to cry. So I conceded I too needed to see the doctor.  I hope she’ll have something to take the edge off the sore throat. The rest I can handle but not that. Meantime, soup is our go to meal. And my hubby and I are trying to avoid contact to keep this BUG at BAY. Have you ever shared an illness with someone you love?  No fun is it?


Sunday, April 2, 2017

FISHING FOR COLOR


By and large, I tend to be somewhat conventional in my home décor with a boring color palette. But every now and then... something comes along, that tickles your fancy, and throws all caution to the wind. I saw these cute FISH potholders and thought they match nothing I own. But then... thought, I’ve got to have them. A LENTEN special. They were on sale. Just what I needed, an excuse to BUY them. I never have had FISH potholders before, have you? Time to change things up a bit. Do something different. The real choosing however, began when I had to decide which color dishcloths I would get to accompany them in my kitchen. Which color would you choose? I favored the yellow but ultimately went with the turquoise. Though none of them match my décor. I say sometimes you have to shake things up and have some fun. So I did.



Sunday, March 26, 2017

A BAG TO SUIT YOU

KORS, COACH, YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE.

Purses are personal like men’s wallets. They have to fit your lifestyle. They come in an assortment of designers, colors, sizes and prices.  No matter how I have tried to use a smaller purse I always gravitate to the large ones. Bags that have lots of compartments to accommodate my needs.  I need a couple outside pockets, one for my phone and one for my keys. Inside I need a compartment for my wallet. One for my makeup. Another for my change purse. And journals, a book or my kindle. I do not like hobo bags where you just throw everything into a big hole and that’s that. You then spend the rest of your life digging through everything to find one thing. And that drives me bonkers. Trendy is not my thing either. I’m not into cutesy wootsy. As for designers. I consider them if the price is right. And the purse has what I need. But not just to be wearing a name only. If you shop THRIFTS you will find a wide variety of NOVELTY purses to compliment every style and budget. Here are a few I ran into in my travels that were fun to look at, but stayed put in the store. 

A 70's THROWBACK

MADE FROM A ROMANCE NOVEL

CONVENTIONAL

A ROSE LOVERS DELIGHT

A BEACH TOTE

MOD MOD THE 60's REVISITED

CLEVER. MADE FROM A LITTLE GIRL'S SKIRT

MODERN FLAIR SHOULDER BAG

PATTERNED AFTER THE SEWING CROWD

Between me and you, it’s really a personal preference to choose and buy a purse PREVIOUSLY used. I do not have a problem with it for the most part. I’ve picked up some real expensive pieces for only a few bucks… but it depends on the condition of the item. I think buying new if you scout out bargains is ok too. Purses are now going for over $200. It’s unbelievable, don’t you think? What kind of purses do you like? 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

QUIET REFLECTION


Finding a ZEN moment can be difficult in this busy world. The noise of traffic is always close to hand here because I live near a busy hwy. The sound level can drive you bonkers. So I am constantly on the lookout for peace and quiet. Solace can be found in little nooks and crannies in the most unusual places. Waterfalls, stained glass and music can also set the scene. Where do you go to find your ZEN?











Sunday, March 12, 2017

WEARING A BIT OF GREEN


I was going to go to the ST.PATRICK’S DAY parade here in town… but the temps outside were just too cold for my sensibilities. So instead... I went back in time with these archived parade photos. I thought I would share them here with you. They’ve never been posted before. I know you’d get a kick out of them. People just are crazy about wearing the green. Everybody is a bit IRISH on St. Patrick's Day, aren't they? Do you wear green? 








ENJOY !