Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tea and a Chat...


Hello my lovelies!


Time for tea and a chat.... 


Join me?


I started a new afghan yesterday. It's a granny square with a little
puffy flower in the middle. The squares are small, so it's going to take
a while. 


I'm a afraid you are going to get tired of brown and beige before the 
thing is done. I might be too! :) But for now, I'm excited about it.



It is supposed to rain this weekend, so I'm hoping to get the house
cleaned up and all my chores done so that I work on this all weekend.
Maybe even put on old episodes of Downton Abbey or Mad Men.



Maybe have dinner in the crock pot? 
Doesn't that sound homey? 


What about you? 
What will you be doing this weekend?

I'm joining in for:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hey There!


Oh Gosh! 
Has it been more than a week since I posted anything? 
Yes... yes it has. Sigh.
I'm sorry.


Any way! 
Here is last week's mani. 
OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes
One of my all time favorite colors... EVER! 
One of those great neutral browns that looks good with 
everything.


This week is two new Zoya colors.

The light green is called Sage and it is part of the new
line and has a "satin" finish. Not matte and not glossy. 
I'm not in love with it, to be honest. I have a hard time liking
the flat polish and I just love the gloss finishes. 

The dark color is called Remy 
And let me say this is one of the most beautiful polishes I
have ever seen. At one angle it's blue, then teal, then emerald.

I'm pretty sure that I'll be wearing it for St. Patties Day! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Little Bitty Girl Bear! (easy knit)



Hey there! 
I hope you are having a great week! 


Just thought I would share with you my little bitty
girl bear that I made. I made a little boy version
previously. You can see that here.


I took some along-the-way pictures so you can see how 
I figured it out. It is just a garter stitch with increases, 
decreases, cast on and cast off maneuvers.


I can't really read a knitting or a crochet pattern. 
So it has to be a pretty simple concept for me to get thru it.


As you can see, it is just one piece. 
I knit one side and then when I get to the top of the head, 
I just start the whole thing in reverse.


I'm so happy she turned out. My daughter
wants to give her to one of her friends for 
a shower gift.


Isn't she cute? 
I stood her up next to a coffee cup so you can
see how tall she is.



I mean, look at that face!


I'll be joining 
Cindy for Amaze me Monday
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday
Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration


Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day



Happy Valentine's Day my Peeps! 
I'll be enjoying breakfast out with my hubby this glorious Valentine, Saturday morning.




I wish you ... Love and Flowers!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday's Manicure



Hello my Valentines! 

How about a Valentine manicure? 
This is a red to pink to white gradient with red dots and pink dots 
and heart glitter! 
How's that for over the top? 

Red-Formula X,  Pyrotechnic
Pink- Cover Girl Outlast, Bon Bon
White- Sinful Colors, Snow White
Pink Heart Glitter- Jordana, Pink Hearts
Iridescent Glitter- Essie, Shine of the Times


Monday, February 9, 2015

Hydrangea Blue Table Scape



I did it.... 


I went back and forth. 
(inner dialog) .... yes...no...yes?...no! .....YES!



I bought some solid blue plates that match my chairs.
They are an exact match! 


They are from Target.  Not a big commitment or investment. 


I love them and I can't wait to have a dinner party to use them.


I did get rid of some plates that I wasn't using anymore. 


That's the house rule: If something new comes in, then something has to go out. 



Anyway, that's my story. :)


SO! Let me ask you:
How do you maintain your hoarding? 




I'll be joining Marty for Inspire me Tuesday


Friday, February 6, 2015

Welcome Weekend!





Goodbye work week.....
Hello Saturday! 



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday's Manicure


Hello my lovelies!


Today's mani is brought to you by JulieG - Rio De Janeiro
and
OPI - Lucky Lucky Lavender



As you can see, I've got some nail swag going on! 




Hope your having a great week!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Review - The Fault In Our Stars






January's bookclub selection was:

 The Fault In Our Stars 
                                                             by John Green


Summary from the back of the book:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything by terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. 

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. 


SO! Here is what I thought. 

I thought that it was REALLY beautifully written in terms of picturesque illustration. I mean, I 
really want to go have dinner in Amsterdam now. :) 
(you'll understand if you read the story, and if not, you'll have to read it 
to find out what I mean) 
I thought that it was enlightening to help understand how a very intelligent teen with a long term fatal disease might handle life, family and love. 

BUT that is just about all the good I could find.
There were a lot of medical inconsistencies,  also a lot of things that just didn't make
logical sense in terms of their travel arrangements. 

But the biggest annoyance was the general overall attitude toward people that believe 
in God or an afterlife. There were mocking tones and down right blasphemous illustrations
about "the literal heart of Jesus"  over and over. The only believers in the story
were made out to be out-of-touch, uninformed losers. 

For example, here's a quote from Hazel (main character) after Gus (her true love) tells her that he absolutely believes in an after life. Or,  at least "Something" after life. 

"Really" I asked. I was surprised. I'd always associated belief in heaven with, frankly, a kind 
of intellectual disengagement. But Gus wasn't dumb."

I get it. We, the believing, are old-school and a dying breed... but really?

I don't know. I just couldn't get over it. 

Tell me. Did you LOVE this best selling block buster? 
It left me wanting.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monday's Manicure.... a little late



Hi my polished friends!



Just popping in to show you this weeks mani. 
Sorry to be so late! eeeek! Is it Wednesday already?
Where does the week go?



This weeks color is by OPI ...Incognito In Sausalito 
It is from the San Francisco collection a couple of years ago.
It looks black, but its actually a very, very, very, dark navy blue. 

While I like it.... I'm not looking forward to the removal. 
These types of colors have a tendency to stain. Yuck! 

Any helpful types out there?

So I hope you have a great week. 
I'm working on a couple of book reviews and another craft project.

Talk to you soon!