Friday, July 29, 2011

nothing wrong with being 95...

This weekend I am celebrating a friend's birthday, working and then heading out of town to see my 95 year old grandmother (dad's mom), that I absolutely adore.  I can't wait to see my family and relax.

Random pics from this week...




1 - My favorite dog found a furever home!  She's been returned once so here's to better luck this time!
2 - Loving the new body scrub I made with oatmeal, raw sugar and olive oil
3 - My new return address stamp for the funeral thank you notes
4 - The beet salad I made was the bomb!  I am now obsessed with the color of beets!
5 - My dinner last night...yum!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

absolutely delightful

I've seen this on Pinterest and on Everyday Musings and since I love bananas, can only drink Almond Milk b/c of tummy issues and could devour an entire jar of Nutella in one sitting, I figured I should give it a try.

 It did not disappoint.  And it's so easy to make when you have a handy Magic Bullet!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

how to: planting succulents

I've always loved succulents.  In fact, I can't remember not having a least one Jade plant at all times.  I bought a tray full of succulents a couple months ago from my brother's nursery and am just now getting around to planting them.  I have only planted two of them so far but that's because I am being picky about the planters.  I want to find some unique vintage pieces for them so I will plant more as I find good homes for them.
If you want to know how to properly plant succulents read on...
First, make sure you buy catcus potting soil.  Succulents don't like to hold on to water.
And if your planter doesn't have holes to drain the water, you'll need to add pebbles or stones for the first layer.
You can then add the potting soil.  Just make sure it's a cactus potting soil or another sandy soil.
And now the succulent!  Easy peasy!

Random tid bit:  I could watch reruns of The Office every single day for the rest of my life and I would still be in stitches.  It makes me laugh so hard I think I might pee my pants.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

animal shelter love

We spayed and neutered 171 dogs and cats between Friday and Saturday.  And all for free!  It's our mission and because of grants we are able to offer this to our community.







We can adopt out as many as humanly possible, but the only way to put an end to homeless animals is to get them all spayed and neutered.  We drove vans out to a designated area at 4:00am and picked up animals, brought them to the shelter for surgery and them drove them back out to their owners.  Two days in a row, our staff rocks.  I may not like my job on a daily basis (today especially) but that's the politics of it.  I love the animals and I love the staff at the shelter.  I also love my volunteers.  :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

found

While reorganizing and rearranging my desk area this past weekend...I found the following...
My highschool ID from my sophomore year.
From my Vegas trip probably 10 years ago now.  
And the sign I made when I lost my cat 1.5 years ago.

I'm glad I save everything.  :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

it's too hot for clothes

But if you have to wear something....





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All found at Zara and I want them all...

Also, you need to drink lots of the following in this heat.  I love it!

Friday, July 22, 2011

soul of the south

Last night I burned cooked a frozen pizza, drank an orange Fanta and read Garden & Gun.  Are any of you southern ladies out there familiar with this magazine?  Not sure why I'm all of a sudden getting it but no complaints here.  I love it.  There is an article in this one about Trombone Shorty and he's a badass. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform during Spoleto and he blew me away.





This weekend I will be working a good bit and all of my spare time will be spent on reorganizing my desk area/work station.  I started the other night and crap is everywhere!  I will also be making some new dishes...one of them a beet salad.  I didn't even know I liked beets until recently.  I'm also going to try and find a way to catch up on True Blood before Sunday.  Oh how I wish I had the good channels....
Happy weekend folks!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"i miss you 48/14"

"That's like 24/7, only twice as much."

This was a card I bought for my Dad while he was sick and I just found it tonight while reorganizing my desk area.  Sniffle.

Missing him.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

thrifting on etsy today

I am dying to go thrifting.  It's been too long.  However, I am saving every penny these days for something bigger and better than home decor, so I thought I would do a little daydreaming on Etsy.  

Since I have been making lots of summer salads lately, I want new mixing and serving bowls.  I love vintage pyrex.  
Growing up, I always thought my mom's green glass vases were ugly.  Then we put some flowers from dad's funeral in one of them and I fell in love.  I could totally have these little gems.
Next up, I am dying to revamp my desk and workstation area.  I am loving this chair and this cabinet...
Last but not least, I have a tray of succulents that need potting.  They would look right at home in these...
Don't even act like you don't like the duck.
So, maybe I will at least visit a couple of my favorite thrift stores this weekend and look for some cheap planters.  Happy Tuesday peeps!

Monday, July 18, 2011

cat mint snack attack with mr. chance

Mr. Chance greets me on the porch every evening when I get home from work, so that he can have a little twig of this Cat Mint.  He kinda likes it.  And I kinda like finally getting to know my camera so here goes.  Enjoy!
I heart Mr. Chance in case you didn't notice!
 I also heart Maddie Moo but she's obviously terrified of the camera.  Weirdo.