Friday, February 26, 2010

Pillow Talk

Recently I found myself in a neighborhood where I don’t normally go – not that far from me, but just not my normal stompin’ ground.  I went in Pottery Barn <<drool>>.  I knew I wouldn’t come out without buying something.  Actually, as soon as I walked in the door, they were putting out these pillows that screamed at me.  Bird, embroidered, colorful – need I say more!  They have lots of bird-themed items now so I knew I better leave quickly!


I remembered that IKEA was nearby and I hadn’t been there in a long time – only once since they opened -- so I headed in that direction.  As many of you probably know, the store is huge, packed and very organized.  If you don’t know what you are doing though, you wind up walking the whole thing almost twice just to get out!  (I’m sure there is a method to their madness because in the process of trying to get out, look what I found . . .


Two more pillows – embroidered, colorful.  And, I didn’t even know I needed pillows.  Happy accidents for sure!

P.S.  I think I need another one in front of these. . .

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good morning sunshine . . .


It just warms my soul.  I can take any cold temperature if the sun is shining.  Looks like we might have several days of sunnier and a little warmer weather.   Praise God!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Be sweet to your sweetie . . . and have a happy day!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What a difference a day makes!

I’m so sorry that I complained about the weather yesterday.   Look what we woke up to this morning!


And this is the garden that I showed you in my previous post where herbs and daffodils were coming up.


People in Texas say, “If you don’t like the weather here, just wait a minute.”   How true!

I must admit that it is pretty and really exciting for the kids, but I think I’ll just stay inside, look out my window and have another cup of hot chocolate!


The good news is that it will be gone in a day or two.   All I can say to all of you sweet people in the northeast is “Bless Your Hearts”!   I don’t know how you do it . . .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Please be true . . .

Could it be that Spring is near?   I hate to be cranky about the cold weather that we are having when so many people are covered in snow, but, really, this is Texas!  Today I noticed that some brave souls are peeking out in my garden.  Are they fed up with it too?

I have a frozen birdbath -- and daffodils and herbs nearby trying their best to ignore it.


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I can’t wait to be able to join them in the garden!  Okay, now a little sunshine would help too.  Guess I just better go shopping – there is nothing to do here . . .

Saturday, February 6, 2010


My silhouettes were bugging me!   I just hung them as my collection grew and they were just too randomly scattered.  So today, it went from this. . .


to this. . .


and I feel much better.  This is much more "orderly". (They look a little crooked from this angle, but I promise they are not!)  The frames were garage sale finds – not too special, but I didn’t care -- I was really just going for size.  They both have a red border in them, but I think after I look at it a while that I will paint the frames black and maybe leave the red.  Better?