Thursday, June 25, 2009

4th of July Tablescape

It's Thursday and time for tablescapes. Thanks to Susan for hosting. Please check out her blog for more tablescape ideas.My table is ready for the 4th, all decked out in red, white and blue.Place mats are from Kohl's.Plates are from Walmart several years ago. They are melamine.Star plates are from $0.99 store. I got 6 red and 6 blue.White napkins are what I had and our everyday flatware from Oneida.

Glasses are from Big Lots. They are embossed with stars. It's hard to see in the picture.

Candles were a gift in the center of each star plate.

Pinwheel whimsy on the table.

Another one.

The centerpiece is a pitcher filled with red, white and blue fake carnations and the flags are salad tongs stuck down in there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Philadelphia Hotel

Our hotel was fabulous. It was in a great location downtown in the central business area and right across from City Hall. Also, just outside was the trolley stop that we boarded to ride to just about everything we wanted to see. We stayed at a Courtyard Marriott. We had a corner room on the fourth floor.
Here is the main entrance. As you can see it was once the City Hall Annex.

A view up through the outdoor cover. It was a high rise building.

Our son loved the revolving door.

My guys waiting on me in the lobby.

Our first night we walked over to Pietro's to have a wonderful dinner.
More to come later!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


We are in Philadelphia. I can't believe this is the farthest East I have been. We arrived Saturday afternoon to rain. Our plane had to hold in the air until the weather cleared up a bit for us to land.

Saturday evening we headed over to a trendy area called Rittenhouse Row Shopping for dinner. We ate an Italian place that was very yummy.

Sunday we toured America's first zoo. The Philadelphia zoo is quite impressive. The exhibit areas are wonderfully designed and they had a polar bear! After the zoo we headed down to the historical area to board the Duck Tour. It's a vehicle that runs on land and water. We were driven by lots of historical places and famous places. We hope to go back and visit many of these places. It was fun to make a splash into the Delaware River. We saw a Gay Pride Festival along the banks and Will Smith's fathers house.

Dinner we were going to try Hard Rock but it was closed for a private party so we ended up at 13 inside the Marriott. It was nice since I think we were the only ones inside.

The forecaster says that rain is for tomorrow, so our plan is to tour the Franklin Institute Museum.

**If I can figure out how to get my pictures off my camera, I will add them later.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday Fill In

1. I can't wait to go home.
2. My favorite thing for dinner lately has been salad.
3. Our dog is non stop bark! bark! bark!
4. A nice long walk on the beach with my guys.
5. I want to hear some good news.
6. When all is said and done, there's nothing more that you can do about it.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a dinner party at my sister's with our cousin and his family from Dallas, tomorrow my plans include an end of the season baseball swim party and Sunday, I want to go to church and hang out with the family!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Snapshot of 13 Things During the Month of May

1. Photo of me: On the go!

2. Candle scent: Finished up Yankee Candle Lilac Blossom

3. Books read: Pretty in Plaid4. Number of pictures taken: 93
5. Movies and DVD's watched: Bride Wars, Hotel for Dogs, Fat Actress, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
6. Perfume Fragrance: Aqualina Pink Sugar. From Sephora-Stylish and lively with a distinctive
personality, Pink Sugar takes you on a journey through the pleasures and flavors of childhood.

7. Last place we ate out at: Taste of Texas

8. Something that made my cry: My work with all the drama on my team.

9. Something that made me laugh: My son

10. Something I looked forward to: Mother's Day

11. Something I am thankful for: My family

12. Something I want to remember: My son's baseball season. They finished in second place and he was the starting pitcher for many games.

13. A photo I took this month: My parents with the grand kids on Mother's Day.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Thrifty Finds

Two cute resale shop finds! I plan to use this one in my classroom somehow.
I thought this one would be great to keep out on the counter and use for parties. I believe my brother had one of these when he first moved out into his own apartment/house.
They are not old but brought a smile to my face. What have you found lately?