Saturday, August 07, 2010

Happiness Is......

new fluffy towels for my son and for me. The blue ones are for my son from Target. He was very pleased to have big boy towels with no cartoon characters on them. And the white ones are for me and I am not sharing with my sweetie~just kidding
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tablescape #23 Free Flowers and New Napkins

It's that wonderful time again, Tablescape Thursday! Thanks to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun weekly event. Please stop by here blog and check out all the other lovely tables this week.

My table is very simple this week and thrown together at the last minute. I kept going back and forth as to whether or not to do a table. I had these beautiful flowers but no linens to match.

These are my free flowers. On Saturday we attended my cousins 100 party, which is the number of birthdays plus their anniversaries equal to 100, and we stayed towards the end to help clean up and she gave away the centerpieces.

I just love them, but nothing matched in my linen stash. So while out shopping with my girlfriend tonight, we ventured into Dillard's and they had linens on sale!

My table is mismatched with cheap Walmart items to expensive Depression Glass items. Like these footed Adam Depression Glass.

And Adam Depression Glass footed sherbets.

Here are my new napkins from Dillard's. I just came home and threw this table together.

Dinner plates are from Walmart, stainless is wedding gift from Onieda.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tablescape Thursday!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tablescape #22 Patriotic

It's Thursday and time for Tablescape Thursdays hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I am having so much fun decorating my table each week. Be sure to visit Susan and see all the lovely tables for this week.
Every table should have some kind of whimsy. Patriotic pinwheels do just that. Glass hurricanes with colored glass stones and white candles to carry the theme.
Overview of the table. Simple, festive and non breakable plates are perfect for young boys!
Glass hurricanes-Southern Living at Home
Glass stones-Walmart
Pinwheels and candles-Hobby Lobby
Placemats and napkin rings-Kohl's
Plates and napkins-Walmart
Glasses-Dollar Tree
Flatware-Oneida,wedding gift
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Family Reunion

This past weekend was my family reunion on my mom's side. It was held at my cousins house in Hurst, TX. We all had a lovely time.

Here is my mom, in black, with her siblings. This is my family minus my husband who didn't come because he had to work and my son who was taking a nap inside. That's me in the tye dye t-shirt.
We had fun splashing in the pool and eating great food.

Making homemade ice cream. My nephew had fun turning the crank on the old ice cream freezer.

We had fun playing lawn games. The all time favorite bean bag toss game. That's my son in the blue and my niece in the red.

We are looking forward to the next reunion!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

New Space

My old classroom is completely empty and everything is moved either to my new room or taken home. A view of my new classroom.
All my boxes and crates have been unpacked and placed into the closets and cabinets. The fire Marshall has not issued occupancy so the furniture people can't deliver and assemble the furniture but we can go in and unpack boxes; somethings wrong with this!
Looking forward to a new school year in a new building. Let the summer begin!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Finding summer things at Walmart for my table.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It's a place where we post about the books we have received that week via mailbox, library or store. Click on over and join the fun.
Here are the books I purchased from a local thrift store for $1.00

Santa Cruise by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
A Clean Slate by Laura Caldwell
Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Love: A User's Guide by Clare Naylor
My TBR pile is growing way too fast. I can't wait til summer so that I can really start to make a dent in it.
Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Scoop Night

Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help us honor America's firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™. Participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities.
*2.5 oz scoops are 31 cents plus tax where applicable. Limit 3 scoops per person.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Free Starbucks Coffee

Saw this deal at Deal Seeking Starbucks is encouraging everyone to switch from paper cups to reusable travel mugs. Bring a reusable travel mug into your local Starbucks on April 15th, and get a FREE brewed coffee!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Spring Reading Thing 2010

Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting the Spring Reading Thing. I have participated in this before and thought I would give it another try. When I have a plan to read I tend to get more books read.

Here are the details:

* Make a list of books you want to read (or finish reading) this spring. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like. (Also, feel free to modify your list during the challenge if it’s not working for you.)

* Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky below.

* Get reading! The challenge goes from today, March 20th, through June 20th, 2010.

* Check out other participants’ lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!

* Write a post about your challenge experience in June, telling us all about whether you reached your goals and how the Spring Reading Thing went for you. But remember: this is a low-pressure challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this spring (and enjoy it!), that’s good enough for me.

Now, here is my list of books that I hope to read during the Spring Reading Thing:
1. Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
2. Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson
3. Nerds Like It Hot by Vicki Lewis Thompson
4. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
5. 4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell
6. The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman
7. The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne
8. The Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring
9. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella, complete 5/9/10
10. A Total Waste of Makeup by Kim Gruenefelder, completed 4/28/10
Happy Reading!

March Book Winner

Congratulations to Linda for winning my March Pay It Forward Book. Please check back tomorrow for April's book.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter with your family and friends.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tablescape #21 More Bunny Plates

It's Thursday and time for Tablescape Thursdays hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I am having so much fun decorating my table each week. Be sure to visit Susan and see all the lovely tables for this week.

Who is hiding in my grass? A cute little rabbit.

View of the table. Looks very similar to last weeks. I did change the bunny plates and the centerpiece.
My two little friend stopped by again.
Close up of the bunny plates

Napkins and Place mats-Walmart
White plates-Walmart
Bunny plates-Kroger
Glasses-wedding gift
Candles and candle holders-Hobby Lobby
Plant and bunnies -Kroger Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Easter with you family and friends!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tablescape #20 Easter Bunny Plates

It's Thursday and time for Tablescape Thursdays hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I am having so much fun decorating my table each week. Be sure to visit Susan and see all the lovely tables for this week.

A simple Easter table.

With a bunny

or two.White plates-Walmart
Easter plates-Kroger
Place mats and napkins-Walmart
Glasses-wedding gift
Close up of plate. They had other designs but I picked the bunnies.
Southern Living glass hurricanes filled with glass rocks and candles.
Thanks for stopping by!