Sunday, November 22, 2015

Current favorite things ....

Some current favorite things right now......

this is def one of my favorite things .... 50% off of everything
at GAP....yes!! On Friday when the sale started, I put in my order 
which took care of shopping for my grandchildren and my daughter
huge savings!!

I always buy the big role of wrapping paper at Costco
I love using all of the same paper
and I LOVE that it has the lines on the reverse side
so that I can cut straight lines.....yes, it's the little things!!

I don't use dryer sheets....they are bad for your clothes and 
your dryer. Just way too many chemicals and they cause your dryer screen
to not work as well. So I always just dealt with the static. But now, these
little dryer hedgehogs work a miracle. They not only get rid of
all static cling but they make your clothes softer as they are
fluffing your clothes the whole time they are drying.
LOVE them!!

My Grandma Pendleton always had Christmas cactus'
she loved them so much and would just be so happy when they
bloomed at Christmas. Every time I see one, I'm reminded of
my sweet grandma. Johnny and I were in Home Depot the other day
and they had so many beautiful ones.
this one now sits on my kitchen counter 

I have been wanting some short brown boots
They opened a LL Bean in one of our local shopping centers
Found these casual ones......LOVE them!

I also discovered and wow, they have some great deals on there
but it's really like taking a gamble buying from them as they do no returns
So when I saw these boots on there, the price was so good that I figured
even if they didn't fit, I could find someone who could use them
Lucky for me they fit perfect
I LOVE the bling on them too

oh boy....the Olive Oil shop is a very addictive place to go
they have the most yummy olive oils and vinegars
my current favorite is the basil olive oil and the 
tomato vinegar.....on a salad, wow! So good


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sister's new home .....

My youngest sister Kandi and her husband Xel
just recently moved from way out in the country
to downtown city of Richmond

It was always a dream for them to move to the city
and in August, their dream came true

they moved to a very old section of the city
some of the homes date back to the late 1800's
the home they purchased was built in 1895 and is listed
on the historic register in Richmond
It is in one of the most beautiful sections of our 
wonderful city

They love so many things about real yard work,
walking to great restaurants, bars, the bakery
the park, meeting new neighbors

I told my sister it's like you are "living on vacation"
she said yes, and even though they have been there 
a couple of months now, she said it's still like
living a dream! I couldn't be happier and so proud for
two such great people!

here's their front porch decorated for the fall

Their new home has been totaled renovated
so really a move in ready home.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Halloween ....

Two of our grandchildren came over on Halloween
for dinner and trick or treating

Declan was a banana and Avery Grace was a cute little strawberry
Declan sure had a good time going door to door
he was sweet and thanked each person for the candy
and for some houses, he even told them he
liked their decorations...haha

Avery Grace was in her stroller and she slept almost
the entire time. It was a fun Halloween

Jake and Kayce did not come over but they
did send me a picture of them ready to go to
a Halloween party
Kayce did a great job on their makeup


Monday, November 9, 2015

Random stuff ...

here's some random stuff

I love fresh flowers and wish
I could have them every week in all of my rooms but I can't
that would get pretty expensive
but I do love splurging and keeping fresh flowers in the 
kitchen / dining room

When we re-modeled our kitchen 4 years ago I looked
for a long time for the perfect table and chairs
I wanted solid wood and that's just hard to find nowadays
but I did and we were able to design it, picking out the legs,
the backs to the chairs and even the finish on the wood
I keep the table covered most times with a protective cover
and a tablecloth
4 years and no scratches.....until now
I forgot to push the chairs in when we went out and 
Pippa Lou got on the table
and I guess in her excitement of seeing other dogs
outside, she put quite a few scratches in my table :(
We came home to this.....

I'm working on upholstering a pair of wing back chairs
I just really wasn't sure this was going to turn out to be
a project I could handle but now as I'm removing each
section of fabric, I'm feeling pretty confident that I 
will be able to cover them
here is the fabric I have picked out

Here's the fall wreath we have on our door right now

and here's Johnny prepping the yard for the fall grass seed

and here's my flower still holding on.....and new blooms every 
few days