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Mum likes reading, decorating, shopping with the girls, and Starbucks. She also feels funny writing in the 3rd person. Papa (also known as Sparky) is currently looking at me with a blank stare having asked him to add something about himself to the blog. (Now he wants to say something) The only thing he loves more in life than music and Coke is his wife and kids. (Awww...) :) Little Lotte is a genius on the computer and makes me fall over laughing every day with her quick wit. She loves computers and animals. Sweet Pea abandoned her family and moved to Phoenix for work and is now married as of 2/28/06. She is beautiful and smart and the most nurturing person I know. She gave me the greatest gift ever when she made me a grandmother. I am the proud Mum Mum to Andrew Christopher. There are no words to describe the joy of having a grandson!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!

I came back home with a 50 year old man. Pictures and details to come.

Online Dating

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

death (1x)

In the meantime, found this way to find out what my blog would be rated. Funny - they must have missed the hookers.

And no - hookers were not involved in the 50th birthday celebration but Glen Livet scotch was. Sparky, Sweet Pea and Mr. Sweet Pea had a shot each and I had water and diet pepsi all weekend. I am just no fun at all.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Fifteen Things You'll Never Hear Me Say

1. "Please, no more chocolate. I am sick of it."

2. "I know it’s 115 today but at least it’s a dry heat here is Arizona."

3. "Honey, I did the laundry!"

4. "I wish I could work all summer. I am one of those eduholics. I just can’t ever stop thinking about school!"

5. "This dress is a little loose. Maybe I should try the size 4."

6. "I know it’s good to exercise so since it’s 134 degrees today, I will get up at 4:00 am to get my walk in."

7. "Johnny Depp is just not my cup of tea"

8. "I am not in the mood for Mexican food."

9. "No thanks." (To the question from Sparky “Do you want a Starbucks?”)

10. "I already have too many Aigner purses so I don’t need another."

11. "Let’s watch movies all day!”

12. "You’re not interupting me, I was just writing.”

13. "Why would I want to go to Paris?"

14. "That has too much bling on it."

15. "Ok, You can get a goldfish, Little L."

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Top Ten Things I Learned From Watching Pirates of the Caribbean

I am behind on my movies. Because I have a memory like a sieve, I have to watch the first POTC again so I am ready to rent POTC 2 and eventually be ready for POTC 3. Here is what I learned from watching the first POTC last night:

1. I thought Caribbean was spelled Carribean.

2. No one ever has to use the bathroom.

3. Pirates have turkey legs, fresh baguette!, and juicy green apples available for dinner.

4. You will never need or get a full night's sleep unless you A) are on a deserted beach and have just been on a drinking binge or B) you were just knocked out in a fight (even though everyone around you was shot or stabbed to death)

5. Your hair will maintain curls and be lightly teased at the crown, pulled back perfectly throughout your adventures.

6. No one needs to bathe or brush their teeth. I know Pirates don't but apparently neither does anyone in the village the pirates are pillaging. (And by the way, the village will have only one child - a blonde haired, blue eyed toddler)

7. Deserted beaches have creamy white sands and a beautifully cleared section just waiting for you to build a bonfire.

8. You will not need matches to light this bonfire.

9. There are no wild animals or creepy crawlies on this deserted beach.

10. Johnny Depp looks GREAT even with with heavily applied black eyeliner.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

I have recently started Show and Tell Friday and I usually post a home decor item but today I am showing Sparky with a Flamingo girl. We were in Vegas last year and this showgirl was outside the Flamingo. I practically had to push Sparky over there for a picture. I am not sure if he was just playing a game so he wouldn't appear too eager or what but I finally got this shot. If you click on the picture you will make it bigger. Once the picture is bigger, look at Sparky's right hand. He is NOT touching her. I am not sure if it's because he is a) a gentleman and didn't want to touch her naked! waist! or b) his hand and arm length are pre-set to hug a bigger waist (that would be mine) and he just naturally placed his hand where he thought her waist would be. But I thought his little hand left there in mid-air was kinda funny.

In a few days, Sparky turns 50. He feels this is a huge milestone and had very specific requests for this big day. So we will be headed to Vegas. Sweet Pea and Mr. Sweet Pea are taking him to see SPAMALOT the night of his birthday. I am not a Monty Python fan so Little L and I will be visiting the Lions at MGM and riding the roller coaster at New York New York.

The next day we will just walk around because who doesn't love walking around in 115 degree heat? That evening Sparky, Little L and little ole me will go see Phantom of the Opera. Sweet Pea and Mr. Sweet Pea are going to see Penn and Teller. There really is a lot to do and see in Vegas.

Vegas Vacation, here we come!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Conversations with Little L

Me: Don't forget, you have to write your list of 50 things you love about Daddy.

Little L: Yeah, I know.

Me: I am working on my list. I have it saved on the computer. I think I am on #12.

Little L: Why didn't we divide up the 50 between us? (Little L, Sweet Pea, and myself)

Me: Well, I think we can each come up with 50 things about Daddy!!!

Little L: Yeah and I guess we we would have to figure out 50 divided by 3.


Me: Let's just come up with 50 things on our own.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Another post this morning...

I will get killed or rather "hooked" for posting this but I had to. See, it is a tradition in our family to have a THEMED birthday party for Sparky every year. We are usually in San Diego for his birthday but this year we are in Vegas (something about him turning 50 and he wanted to drink Glen Livet and get hookers but I explained that he can have the Scotch but hookers are not a part of his 50th birthday celebration and he doesn't seem to believe me. Every time we mention that it's his 50th birthday this year and we are going to Vegas to drink Scotch, he yells "And get hookers!" which is really funny because he is so quiet, you don't expect it. No one is sure if he is serious or not and I am kinda enjoying the looks on people's faces.)

So anyway, last year he was dressed as a pirate. One year we did a beach theme and got him in Hawaiian attire and we've done SpongeBob and Bob the Builder and camouflauge (inside family joke) and various other themes. Since we will be in Vegas, I need some ideas. I was thinking Frank Sinatra or Elvis.

And no, Sweetheart, you cannot dress like Hugh Hefner and get hookers!


P.S. By the way, hookers are illegal in Las Vegas (the city) and only legal in certain surrounding areas of Clark County - it's just a joke so do NOT be dissing on the old man, ummkay?

Summertiiiimmmmmeeeee and the Livin' is Easyyyyyyyyyy

I am having a blast! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time to refresh and retreat. I am ALMOST thinking about planning for work! (BUT NOT QUITE YET!!!!)

I painted Little L's room this week. TOP TO BOTTOM. I have muscles that are sore that I wasn't even aware that I owned. (The muscles, that is!) It turned out lovely and I took a before and after picture which I will post soon.

Today is a teacher's girls day out. I have some ladies who are near and dear to my heart and we plan a day every summer to get wild. Getting wild means we begin with a couple of hours at the casino and then go to lunch. Today we are being extra wild because one the them wants to go to an antique store after lunch. We normally don't shop together so I am looking forward to this! You see, I can't buy antiques or old things. I just have this thing about the smell and the "spirit" of the person who owned the item. It's just a weird thing with me. It probably has to do with having hand me downs as a child, I dunno but I don't like previously owned items. And that's funny because I drool over the items I see on my decorating blogs that I read. A lot of women can find great things at yard sales and antiques stores but it's just not for me. If it were not for Home Goods, I don't know how I would be able to decorate!

So anywho, I am off for a day of laughs and fun. Tomorrow I have to finalize anything that is still sitting in my TO DO pile (financial health stuff) and then Friday I will shop and prepare for Sparky's 50th birthday celebration.

Until then!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Don't Mess With Me On My Summer Break...

I just sent this email to MSA SOLUTIONS. I'll update you on my next move!

To Whom It May Concern:

Your company keeps calling me. At all hours on all days, even Sundays. My husband told you two days ago to stop calling and take us off your list. But this morning? Another call.

You messed with the wrong gal. While researching I found several sites to post your number, this being one of them:

Then I sent an email to my district attorney, Terry Goddard's office.

Next, I filed a complaint here:

Then I checked to make sure my number was registered with the DO NOT CALL Registry and by golly, they sent me this email! Here is the copy:


Date: Monday, June 18, 2007 12:05 PM

Subject: National Do Not Call Registry - Your Registration Is Confirmed

Size: 2 KB
Your phone number with the last four digits **** was registered in the National
Do Not Call Registry on 6/29/2003. Most telemarketers will be required to stop
calling you 31 days from your registration date. Your registration will (or did)
expire on 6/30/2008.

SO then I thought, I wonder what other people have done? Turns out, they have sued. It costs me $195.00 to file a claim. I read about a man in California who has sued for $25,000 so far and has every penny!

That got me thinking: YOUR COMPANY is probably the answer to my prayers! You see I have a daughter trying to go to a very expensive college - the cost? $25,000 a year!

So um, thanks! I will file a small claim EVERY SINGLE TIME you call my number, starting with this morning's call. All the info I need to file the claim is available on the internet. They even have pre made forms!

I appreciate your contribution to higher education!


Sunday, June 17, 2007

My Baby Daddy

Dear Sparky,
I tried to find a poem but they are all so blah compared to you. Instead, I will just share some pictures and some memories.

My first memory of you as a father is when we were in Reading, Pa. We got the call from the Dr. that we were waiting for - the one where they said the test was positive and I was pregnant with our first child. I turned to you and we hugged and laughed and cried. I felt you grow about 10 feet taller and about 50 times stronger. You just held me like you were there to protect me and nothing would harm me. It was a wonderful feeling.

I remember you holding my hair while I threw up every day for nearly 8 months. I remember you letting me sleep while you cooked your own dinner, too exhausted to even watch a little tv with you after working all day.

I remember you taking me to the hospital and holding my hand while they hooked me up to Pitocin to induce my labor. I remember you talking to me, keeping me calm when that evening, I began laboring AFTER they took me off the drugs. You were timing the contractions while I was going on and on about how DELICIOUS this hospital spaghetti dinner was. You went and told the nurse, without telling me, so I wouldn't worry or be scared.

I remember you sitting by my side, stroking my head, using your fist on my sore back, feeding me ice chips, talking to me in your soothing voice.

And with Little L, the memories are there as well. Rushing me to the E.R. and staying by my side. Holding my hands and talking me through the labor. The best memory of that time was being so drugged up I couldn't even stay awake. I felt so guilty that I couldn't hold Little L. But EVERY TIME I woke up, there you were...sitting in the hospital chair at the foot of my bed, holding our Little L... smiling and cooing at her. Even in my drugged up state, it gave me such peace and comfort that you were there to love her and care for her while I could not.

That one memory is how I will always see you. Loving. Smiling. Caring. Not because you had to but because you wanted to. You wanted to be a father.

I love you. I am so proud that you are the father of our children. Your quiet strength, your wisdom, your laughter is woven into the fabric of our lives.

Happy Father's Day, sweetheart.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Here is a picture of the former Bank of Pennsylvania on 5th St. in Reading, Pa. I worked here when I was about 19 years old. I have a story about working here that I have to share today.

One Friday afternoon, I was on my lunch hour and went downstairs to cash a check. I cannot remember why I had this check but it was my mom's money and I was cashing the check for her. It was for $30.00. I cashed the check in the lobby and went back to the employee elevator to go back up to the top floor where I worked. As I entered the elevator and had pushed the button for my floor, I heard a LOUD crash and felt the building shake and rumble. I couldn't figure out what the noise was but I didn't want to be riding the elevator up if there was a problem so I hit the OPEN DOOR button while it was still closing. This allowed me to exit the elevator. I walked into the lobby and saw the strangest thing ever.

Now the lobby of the bank was huge and the front of the lobby, as you can see from the picture, was just plate after plate of glass. There was a car, sitting in the middle of the lobby. The 3 front windows were broken and there was glass continuing to fall onto the car. Although the crashing of the glass sounded loud, it was eerily quiet. No one was moving or talking. Everyone just stood there watching in, what seemed like, slow motion.

Suddenly a man exited the car and walked over to the teller line and began to yell, "This is a stick-up! Give me your money!" We all were frozen in confusion at this point. The teller didn't move until he yelled again, "I am serious! This is a stick-up!" She frantically emptied the cash drawer onto the counter. Packets after packets of money. The fear in her face was horrible to behold.

All I could think about was that I had $30.00 cash in my purse and it was my MOM'S! I quietly walked over to one of the secretary's desks and stashed my purse slowly under her desk so I couldn't be robbed. I then moved to the side. I knew I was unable to exit but I also knew there were rooms that we could run to.

The man grabbed some packets of money off the counter. He turned around and yelled something that I don't remember and then he threw the money up into the air. The cash flew all around. It drifted down slowly. It was raining bills all around the lobby. This action seemed to spur everyone back to motion. The branch secretary began to hit the security camera buttons over and over, taking shot after shot of the action happening. Another secretary was on the phone to the police. In the meantime, the police began to arrive, one a mounted policeman. He literally rode his horse through the broken plate glass window.

By now, we realized there was another person in the car. It was a lady and she was holding an infant! The police handcuffed the man right away. The branch manager and a secretary got the lady out of the car. I'll never forget their compassion and they checked to make sure she was not injured, nor her baby. They were very concerned for her and wanted to get her out of the car as glass kept falling from the windows and they feared it might injure her, shattering the windshield of the car even more.

The police would not let anyone leave the lobby, making all witnesses stay until they got a statement. They began with me and then sent me back up to my floor via the elevator. I stopped to get my purse. It was my job to look up his name. I had access to bank customer's files. He claimed he was angry because the bank was going to reposses his car so he was "delivering it" to us.

As I entered my floor, I ran to my computer and began telling the story of what happened while entering his name. Everyone thought I was teasing or mistaken until they realized I had just lived through it. I entered his name. Nothing. I called back downstairs. I asked for various spellings, alias, anything else? Nope. Just a name. But I had nothing!

I can't tell you why, but it occured to me that maybe he was confused. (Gee, driving a car THROUGH a front lobby of a bank might be a clue that someone is not quite all there?!) I called a friend at another bank and asked her to run his name through her computer. Bingo! He had an account there. A delinquent account. An auto loan that was so late, they were flagging the account for repossesion.

I called downstairs to let them know. They didn't believe me at first until I gave them the account number and told them to call for themselves.

Yes, folks, he had the WRONG BANK!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

9 Things That I am Sick of... (Not 10 because it's too hot to think all the way up to 10!!)

1. The heat of this desert.

2. Whining bloggers (" I am out of ideaaassss" , "I feel like I HAVE to poooooost", "No one reads my bloooooooog", "I don't know what to write anymooooooore" ) so I am a) not going to blog for 3 hours or b) Never! Blog! Again!

3. The Arizona heat.

4. People who, without warning to me, put a full frontal picture of a FISH on their blogs. Aint nothing screams my own personal hell more than a fish with eyes bugging out, dead on a plate.

5. The furnace called Arizona in which I live.

6. People who whine about the heat in the summer.

7. My double chins.

8. Diet Pepsi. I think I have completely turned to Diet Dr. Pepper now. I don't anticipate going back.

9. Dust bunnies.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Record Three Posts In One Day or How I Spent My Summer Vacation...

* How did you and your husband, wife, significant other, etc. meet?

We met at Camp Ladore over Labor Day Camp Meetings (church) in the year 1974. I was standing on some steps and he noticed me (why? I will never know) and started talking to me. I had never had a boyfriend or a first kiss and I thought I was getting those two things that weekend. I got the kiss, but not the boyfriend. I had to chase him for the next several years. When I finally stopped chasing him and moved on with my life, he decided he DID want me. (MEN!) Anywho, thankfully I finally let him catch me. :-)

* How were you proposed to?

Lame-o young 'ns that we were, we picked out a ring and then he put it in a homemade Easter Card. I still have the card. It read: "If the Easter Bunny were here he would say... (open card) "Will you marry me?" and the ring was taped inside the card.

* Was it love at first sight, or did it build slowly?

For me, it was love at first sight. Weird, I know. If you asked my jaded self today if I believe in love at first sight I would laugh at you. What can I say? I adore him more today than I did when I first laid eyes on him. The man is an unbelievable rock - caring and loving, giving and protective. So many more adjectives but I am veering off from the original question!

* When and where did you get married, and do you have any specific special memories of that day?

We were married in Chester, Pa. at our corps. August 4, 1979. Specific memories? Ummm, yeah. My husband had too much to drink the night before and it was hotter than hades the day of our wedding. He was not feeling well, unbeknownst to me! He was swaying at the altar - I thought he was just nervous. Suddenly my matron of honor (a nurse) came off the platform and took Sparky off my arm and led him out the side door of the chapel. I just stood there and watched my day crumble around me. Next, his sister (who was also in the wedding as a Jr. Bridesmaid) left the platform. I turned to watch Sparky's mom leave the chapel. I watch my dad slowly rise and my mother pull his arm and set him back down in his seat. (I think she knew my dad was leaving to kill Sparky if he wasn't already dead) and then I finally watched the minister leave. Eventually I realized that I should probably leave as well. I walked out of the side door and went into the hall. Everyone was standing around the bathroom. Sparky was in there puking his guts up. I looked outside at the bright, sunny day and thought RUN!!!!

But then I remembered that my parents had paid $100.00 for the wedding cake that was sitting in the church basement, waiting for the reception. I decided to stay. That's the logic of a barely 18 year old. As Sparky exited the bathroom, I got very close to his face and simply muttered, with gritted teeth, "Don't kiss me." We made it back to the chapel and got married. Sparky missed much of the reception as he made friends with the downstairs bathroom. My dad suggested I cancel the honeymoon. I suggested that I should just make Sparky's life a living hell, being the mature 18 year old I was. :-) We left for our honeymoon and along the way, we said maybe 3 words to each other. It was the grace of God that got us through that day. And the next years. I finally forgave him around year 25. :-) This year we celebrate 28 years of marriage. And I DO mean celebrate!

* What is the most romantic gift you’ve received?

It's probably not considered romantic but the best gift was a few Christmas's ago when Sparky had two old photos of my mom and dad enlarged and framed for me. I didn't even know he had these pictures! I cried like a baby. Sparky really came through for me. And I should say that he has ALWAYS come through for me. The wedding story above is just something that has to be told - it's a part of our history. Even though we didn't do our wedding well, we do marriage GREAT!!!!

* Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We went to New York City. I used to love that place! Now it just kinda scares me. Anyway, we visited the Statue of Liberty, the U.N. building and went to the top of the World Trade Center. I am really, really glad we had that experience. I will never forget that, in light of what happened.

* What words would you use to describe your marriage?
Solid and loving. Respect is the key word and choosing to love each other every day is the foundation. But Sparky is easy to love. Thus, the choice to love him every day is easily done.

I don't know what she is saying... but the pictures sure are pretty!

Why I Can't Live Back East

Not shown: large cheesesteak with sweet peppers.

This was taken in Oct. 05 when we were back east. Our first stop off the plane from Philly airport is Phil and Jim's in Chester, Pa. We stopped there again when we were back east this past April. They still make THE BEST cheesesteak. We stock up on Tastycakes and Herr's chips for the rest of the time that we are visiting so NO I didn't eat that bag of chips in one sitting nor did I devour all of those Tastykakes. Sparky and I talked about how it's the nostalgia of it all. He always comes home with 3 huge shoo fly pies that we always end up throwing away. We decided that we just need to visit at least once a year and get our fill of "home" and then we won't feel the need to hoard when we get off the plane! I am hoping we can take Little L and visit in October. We shall see!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Lightbulb/TOO Much Time On My Hands Moment...

Since I HEART Snow White and my background on this blog is Snow White... why didn't I think to use Prince Charming as the nickname for Sparky? And the girls could be Princess One and Princess Two (cause we used to call them thing one and thing two ala Dr. Suess) and then when they are feeling certain ways I can nickname them like the dwarves and say Princess One is Sneezy today cause she has a cold! or Princess Two is Grumpy today cause she didn't get to go to Disneyland for the 567th time this year!

So like - now it's too late - and I just HATE when I have a good idea later and I can't do a dang thing about it.

Back to blog reading!

I do want to announce that I cleaned out our master bedroom CLOSET. Yes, I did. And it's looking mahhhhvelous!

P.S. The "motivational poster" is something little L found on the internet and we have been having a BLAST making posters out of our pictures!!! You have to try it!!!!!! (Another indication I have too much time on my hands!)
Here is the wedsite:

Mom, go to the grocery store

Sunday, June 10, 2007

You Should Rule Venus

Venus is a mysterious, stormy planet - shrouded in a thick layer of clouds.

You are perfect to rule Venus, because you are quite emotional and volatile yourself.
Your emotions change as rapidly as the weather on Venus, and both you and the planet are incomprehensible to others.

While you are not a logical thinker, you are quite empathetic.
You can care for and understand others, but your emotions swirl too quickly to truly understand yourself.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Saturday at Sabino

Since Sparky is still recovering from his recent dental surgery, I offered to take Little L and her friends to the movies. While they were in the cool, air conditioned theather, I had the brilliant idea to go to Sabino Canyon. It was only in the high 90's today but wow... this heat is just not easy to take the older I get. I talked to Sweet Pea on the phone today and mentioned how I always feel like I am in some cosmic oven, waiting for someone to poke me with a fork to see how well done I am. I just feel like I am constantly "cooking" - ewww! I am bitter. I admit it. I get bitter every June waiting for the monsoons to arrive.

And now that I have gotten that off my chest, here are a few pictures from my solitary walk in Sabino today.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

This is a fake tiffany style lamp that I fell in love with. It was sitting on the desk of our school's office manager. She had painted her office a dark olive green and it looked soooo lovely! I asked her where she got it. Fry's, was her reply. Fry's? As in I buy my diet dr. pepper/rootbeer and sliced cheese Fry's? Yes.....

Well I had some grocery shopping to do and I had a $20.00 coupon being the "loyal customer" that I am. I filled up my cart with apples, bread, and Shredded Wheat (so I could hide the potato chips and brownies under the cereal) and headed to the home part of the store. There it was! Only it was in a box and they had none out for examples so I totally would have just walked by it not knowing how beautiful it is when it is lit had I not seen it in the school's office.

Being the huntress that I am, I ordered Sparky to lift the box off the shelf and place it in the shopping cart. I then proudly slashed open the box and put it together MAH SELF and now it sits on the sofa table/bookshelf.

Now the lamp was only $39.99 but if you count the $20.00 coupon (because in my world of logic, I do) then it was only $20.00 cause I HAD to buy groceries anyway.

Ain't she pretty?

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Shopping Spree!

Knowing that Sparky was having some major dental surgery today and that Little L and I would be playing nurse for the next four days, we spent Tues. and Wed. tearing up the stores. I have often thought that if I lived in a town that had actual stores, I would be dirt poor. Luckily, all we have that I like are Home Goods, Ross, and Crate and Barrel. I also like Pottery Barn but rarely buy things there unless they are on sale. I adore Williams Sonoma but same thing there. The kids often get me a gift card for Williams Sonoma and I love that! I buy something that I would love to have but would never spring for myself. Last year I broke down and bought (with my gift card!) a Wustoff (spelling?) knife. I gotta tell you - I love chopping and cooking now! Anyway, I have digressed... are ya surprised?!?!

Back to the past couple days. (And by the way, Sparky is doing well. He is napping and he has not been in a lot of pain, thank goodness. He was a little white for awhile after spitting up tons of the red stuff that runs through our veins but he is doing much better.) SO ANYWAY - the shopping spree. (I'll get there, give me a break)

I took pictures and I now present my treasures! They have not all been placed yet but I hope to get them into their proper "homes" this weekend.

I've been craving one of these lovely bells since last year. I saw one at Pottery Barn for $18.00. Not bad! But I found this one at Home Goods. The heavens parted and the light shone down on it as I laid my eyes on her. She was only $9.99.

These are "cabbage" plates. They are a great choice for texture and color in the dining room.

These black patterned (almost toile!) plates are just gorgeous!!! I have a plate stand that I needed plates for. I saw these and instantly knew they were perfect! They also found their home and the next pictures shows the stand with the new plates. These plates were on clearance for $3.00!!!

Another item I have been wanting - a giant apothecary jar. Again, all over the place at Pottery Barn for way more money than I am willing to spend! This little gem was $16.99 at Home Goods. I would marry Home Goods if I weren't already married!!!

I am a sucker for a beautiful plate. I bought two of these on clearance for $2.00. I also bought a larger one with a slightly different pattern for $3.00. I am not sure where these are going yet but they are going to be hung up this weekend!

These are table runners. Again with the cheapness of the cost at Ross and Home Goods! The cream colored one will go on my dining room table and the greenish one might be stolen by Little L. She is currently redoing her bedroom. Speaking of which, she picked out a lovely Monet print that is her inspiration piece. I will post pics of that later. But I do have the shelf we found that goes with the Monet piece... here ya go...

One more picture. I found a beautiful frame and a print I loved at Michael's. I will hang this over the bed. I will take pictures after I get the print framed and on the wall. In the meantime, here is a not so clear picture of it!

And last but not least is the new little summer purse I snagged at Mervyn's. Not so little but not huge either. Plenty of room for wallet, cell, keys, sunglasses and case, coupons, bottled water, receipts from the shopping spree, reading glasses, etc! The color screams summer! I wish I had thought to look for a summer Aigner purse while I was in Reading, Pa. but I didn't think of it then.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Little L Graduation

Little L Graduation
Originally uploaded by MoronFamily
Cool Beans.