Happy Birthday President Washington & Lincoln
Monday, February 20, 2012
Am I the only one who thinks it's a bit odd that we celebrate the birthdays of these two Presidents in February by giving us a day off of work and school so that big box stores can have big sales in an attempt to coerce us into spending our day off by spending lots of money?
But even so, I caved and gave into the pressure to buy! buy! buy! this long weekend. But I didn't spend LOTS of money. Just a little.
I have had my eye on some of the spring wreaths at JoAnns for a little over a month but haven't ever caved into the pressure to buy one. Even with a 40% off coupon they were a little more then I was wanting to pay.
But for the holiday weekend they were on sale for $16, a price that I was willing to pay.
So, here is my new wreath.
I like it.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I mentioned last week that I was trying to find ribbon to match my curtains so I could make some cute tie backs and add a strip of ribbon on the curtains I wanted to lengthen. But I have been quite disappointed with the lack of ribbon choices. I've been to JoAnn, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and even to (gulp) Walmart and found exactly nothing I liked. I finally found a couple of choices at Costco but I only sort of liked them.
Today while out on a completely different mission I drove past this store called Ribbons and Lace. I thought a store that has the word ribbon right in their name ought to have many more choices then what I had previously found. So we turned around and went back.
And boy oh boy did they have choices!
Is more choices better or worse then less choices????
The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Today I finally figured out a way to display some wind chimes that I bought recently. I had these plant hooks that I moved from Utah with me but never had anything to hang on them because they were from the dollar store and weren't actually very strong so trying to hang potted plants from them was out of the question.
But I discovered they are just right for hanging wind chimes from!
I bought this one on Monday at JoAnn when I bought my wreath.
Colorful, right? I LOVE it.
And I bought this one back in December at a Christmas boutique I went to.
And I actually took this picture a couple days later so it's kind of cheating to post it here, but my hibiscus had bloomed like crazy and I just wanted to show off how pretty it looked.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I realized the other day that I post a lot of picture of Harrison on my blog here. Probably because he is with me all day so I have lots of opportunity to snap pictures of him. And I also post pictures of Zoey quite often because she walks around doing her "take a picture of me" pose all the time. So I made special effort to capture a picture of Adam today.
One Year Older, and Wiser too
Friday, February 24, 2012
Today was my birthday. It was low key. I mean REALLY low key. I wouldn't have even had cake except I babysat a friend's daughter this afternoon and the little girl's birthday was yesterday so her mom brought a few extra cupcakes over to share.
Mike tried to take me to lunch but the place I wanted to go the line was out the door and down the sidewalk when we arrived and I had to be home in an hour to babysit. Then we tried to go back again for dinner but the line was still out the door and down the sidewalk and we had waited too long to feed the kids so they were hungry and crabby and tired and so we thought it wasn't a good idea to wait that long to feed them.
So we ended up down the street getting frozen yogurt for dinner because there was no line.
Happy Birthday to me!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I sometimes feel like I should appologize for all the pictures of my plants. But then I remember this is MY blog which is a chronicle of MY life and that I'm really into flowers right now so all the flower pictures are actually very appropriate.
I really do spend a lot of time with my flowers lately. Potting or repotting, watering, moving into or out of the sun, trimming off dead leaves, reading online about why they are wilting. I am determined to keep these plants alive!
So today at Costco I got suckered into buying yet another plant. I walked past the display of Jamine and they were SOOOO fragrant that I needed one.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Adam was given the assignment to study and do a report on an inventor. He chose George Stephenson. I didn't even know who the guy was. But Adam had a book he was reading about lots of different inventors and this book said that George Stephenson invented the first reliable steam engine, The Rocket.
Of course, being the train enthusiast he is, this was right up his ally.
He has been reading and working on it for weeks and today he finished his report.
Leave it to my 7 year old to teach me something new each day.