Wordless Wednesday

Last day for Comments for a Cause for The Tree of Life (Native American relief agency).   Tomorrow I will announce the results and the new charity for September!!! Come on back then!!! … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday is Back!!!!!!

It has been a rough few weeks but we are seeing our way through and have a good feeling that things are on the upturn!   We spent a couple of fabulous days in Chicago where my dear sweet husband spoiled me and insisted on buying me an extravagant gift---a teapot of my choosing!   Actually Chris picked it out at Neiman Marcus and even though it is by far the most expensive one in my collection now---I acquiesced.  I mean, it is an investment, right??? So please--enjoy the pictures of my … [Read more...]

City Scenes

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The City Never Sleeps—Nor Did I

All I wanted was a really good nights sleep in a lovely Westin bed.  Seems simple enough.  Chris and I wound our way to downtown Chicago on our way back to Iowa yesterday.   Found our hotel easy peasy.  Had a delicious meal at PFChangs.  Watched an in room movie (Limitless---pretty good flick, btw) and crashed.   We both really just wanted a good uninterrupted sleep.  We did get that.  Until 4 AM. Evidentially our neighbors had different ideas for us.   A group came in about that time and … [Read more...]

Forgetfulness and Conspiracy

Each week, Hilary at Feeling Beachie  lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at feelingbeachie@gmail.com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Bernie from One Mixed Bag. She submitted the last two statements    (YAY BERNIE!) Spread the word and join the fun!!!  So, please tweet,FaceBook share, and add the linky to your … [Read more...]

Hints for Homemakers

One of the really cool things about cleaning out a house is that you find treasures.   And we have found A LOT of treasures!  Some have ended up in the roll off and we have been graced with not the American Pickers but the Lima Pickers.   Hey--hats off to anyone who wants to pick through a huge roll off of trash for metal to scavenge.   The guy who stopped by today at least stopped and asked if he could dig.  Others have not been so respectful.  They see an Art's Rolloff and dive in! But I … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

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Teapot Tuesday is Back!!!!

One of my more whimsical offerings from my collection!!! … [Read more...]

Weinies and S’mores!!!!!

Life is moving right along. I am trying to move along with it. We have a lot to do but we have gotten so much done already it is amazing. My husband has been awesome! He is in "focus mode" and doing what needs to be done. We worked hard---unusual for a Sunday---but we have limited time and need to do what we can while we can. We decided that we needed a fun evening and after finding a table and chairs on clearance and putting it all together on the deck we settled in for a night of … [Read more...]

Silent Sunday

Blog hop today ---from For the Love of Blogs.  Join in!   … [Read more...]