Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Snapshot of 13 Things During the Month of September

1. Picture of Me-My son and I at the Astros vs Phillies baseball game

2. Candle scent of the month-Paula Deens Creme Brulee

3. Books Read- Just one

4. Number of pictures taken this month-121

5. Movies watched this month-4; The Alamo, The World's Fastest Indian, Transamerica, and Rachel Getting Married

6. Perfume of the month-Philosophy Amazing Grace

Style: amazing grace is philosophy's best selling fragrance. amazing grace enhances a woman's state of well being, and was created to make a woman smell and feel amazingly clean and beautifully feminine.

Tones: Amazing grace is based on pure, clean fragrance notes that are designed to draw people closer to you, and never overwhelm so people notice you, not your fragrance. People will tell "you smell so good."

The woman: The amazing grace woman embraces the essence of femininity. She is an inspiration to those around her and believes the secret to looking good, is feeling good.

7. Last place I ate out-El Gallo

8. Something that made me cry-The James Rogers Benefit BBQ

9. Something that made me laugh-My son and his fashion sense

10. Something I looked forward to-End of the month deadlines for work

11. Something I am thankful for-My health

12. Something I want to remember- How wonderful my church is, how they pulled together to bless the James Rogers Family

13. A photo I took this month. My son and niece at the Astros vs Pirates baseball game.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thrifty Finds

Today's find did not come from a thrift store but a regular store. I was very thrifty in my purchase. I hunted the clearance shelf at Kohl's. Have I told you how much I love Kohl's, especially for all my tablescaping needs.

Look at all the beading around the edge of these plates. Beautiful!

A simple elegant off white plate. I got 6 of them and can't wait to use them in my tablescapes.

The best deal for $3.00 a plate, I think. These are made by the Food Network.

I hope you have found some great deals out there! Happy Shopping!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Menu Planning

Please stop by Organize Junkie for lots of menu ideas and a giveaway.
Having a menu plans helps take the stress out of what's for dinner. I have a peace of mind when I use my plan and follow through. Sundays are my days to plan and shop for the week. These week I have simple and easy meals that can be quickly assembled since I am working late this week.
Here is what my family is eating this week:
Monday-Out with my parents
Tuesday-Tuna Tetrazzini
Wednesday-Chicken Fried Rice
Thursday-Grill Cheese and Tomato Soup
Friday-Pizza and salad
The weekend we will probably eat out as we will be on the go.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Phillies Game

One of our must see things to do while we were in Philadelphia was to see Citizen Park and the Phillies. We were in luck as they were in town while we were there. They were playing the Blue Jays. I waited till we arrived in Philadelphia to purchase tickets and we were seated at the top of the stadium which worked out great since it started to rain and we had the top overhang protecting us from the rain. Philly fans are great! They are very loyal and love the game. Here are a few pictures from that nights game.

It was raining as we pulled into the parking lot.The outside of the gates to enter the stadium.Excitement was building as we approached the stadium.Getting there early to see batting practice and players which did not happen due to the rain.

Must have a hot dog at the stadium.

My guy getting ready for the game.

Me and my guy waiting for the game to start. It was raining and cold.

My happy little guy after the purchase of his hoodie.

It was Jackie Robinson Day at the stadium. My son did a biography report on him in the spring at school so it was cool that they were celebrating him while we were there.

Making his selection for the All Star game.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Philly Zoo

Every place we visit we have to make a stop at the zoo. We are zoo freaks! We love hanging out with the animals. Philadelphia has a beautiful zoo. The landscape is very well maintained and rolling hills for a great workout. Here are a few highlights from our vacation to Philadelphia this summer.
I could have stayed here all day and watch this guy play.

Towards the middle of the zoo there is a small pond/lake and they have these swan paddle boats. It was a must do!
These beautiful peacocks wonder around the zoo.
My guys walking hand in hand.
Great photo spots throughout the zoo.
My little monkey.
The zoo has several statues of art scattered around the zoo. These lions were at the front entrance.And a trip to the zoo is not complete without a stop to the gift shop.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Fill In

1. One week ago I was feeling lousy with sinus infection.

2. I enjoyed Sunday afternoons baking with my sister in our Easy Bake oven when I was young.

3. Mama told me put God first and everything else will fall into place.

4. It's between you and me.

5. Take your time and you'll end up with a wise decision.

6. This to will pass!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my high school homecoming game, tomorrow my plans include hanging around the house and Sunday, I want to go to church and need to grocery shop!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I have been MIA. This summer and start of the school year have been busy for me. My mom had knee replacement surgery and required help, vacation and trainings for school. Plus the many projects that I hoped to get done but are still works in progress. I have been away from blogging recharging my battery and needing a break. I felt I was just burned out and didn't have anything new and interesting to share with you. I have missed sharing my tablescapes with you all and have many ideas for the Fall and can't wait to share them with you.

But, I am back and I hope my three friends that read my blog will come back! LOL! You might have noticed I have made changes to my background. It was so easy. Just click on the banner at the top left corner of my blog and it will take you to their site. They have lots of cool backgrounds to choose from and the best part is that they are FREE!

Have a great day!