Thursday, May 27, 2010

How I got my joy back!!!

A bit ago I posted a blog elsewhere that I lost my spark, that joy that infused me from the inside like a stick of rosemary might infuse a well roasted spitfired chicken.
Well folks. I found the 99 cent store. (Not to be confused with the Dollar Store.)


Here is just a SMALL sample of what booty I was able to loot from there. Okay it FEELS like looting at those prices. ;)

The rose bush I gave to my daughter after her play was over.
The birdhouse magnets are the main ingredient for this bursting joy.
You know the kind? Like when you see a sunrise so amazing it makes you do high kicks in the house while in pajamas still? Yea like that.

The rest are supplies for my first barbeque I shall be throwing. First I must find a dart board to hang on my fence for all of us to play.
Then chalk to create hopscotch...
Oh! Return to 99cent store for Hula Hoops. A hula hoop off would be DEVINE!
See those CUTE tiny paper cups with pink and brown polka dots? Those will make popsicles,
along with the plastic pop makers that remind me of childhood.
Hibiscus ice cube makers will be made with a pink juice to pop into sparkling water perhaps?
Margaritas. I see many of those being passed around while friends laugh, snap photos , and eat meat on sticks.

SUMMER please come.
I'm ready for you.

Love you.

Love , me.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pretty pretty boxes!

WHAT is a girl to do when she's faced with THE most gorgeous box that is not only artwork but FUNCTIONAL as well?!
Well, she waits untill she has a coupon of course!! 50% off at that.

So, get this. It gets rung up, and I see $4.33 pop up. (I am thinking it would be at LEAST $10.) Simple math whizz that I am, I deduce I'm only going to fork over 2 bucks for this this gem!! You can't see the pretty damask print on the sides even! Thank you Michaels. Thank you. Now I don't feel bad splurging on something I REALLY didn't need. But since I can't have a clawfoot tub, THIS will do. ;)

And it will store my hair things, no more bending down to get them out of my under sink cabinet space!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Beautiful Inside and Out

So, decorating inside, and working on my Secret Garden outside...patio furniture all that on a BUDGET seemed daunting at first. But, things work out. Check this out.

The shrub in the first photo (Free, Thanks mother!) I had NO idea would bloom!!! When I peeked out my window and saw those purple bursts of color my heart sped up and it felt like my stomach came up to my throat, sort of like on a roller coaster.
In the back of the shrub is a great rose bush my boyfriend gave me for mothers day, the redwood patio furniture set was about 25$ from a moving sale.
The sweet cafe painting is huge about was marked at 16$ so I told the guy some nails were sticking out funny. He gave it to me for Ten!!! I need to start decorating my downstairs so guess where that will be going? ;)
The tree in the last photo was gifted to me by a neighbor who was having a garage sale. I sorely need to replant it. It pays to not be a hermit!! ;)

So if you can't tell yet, I'm really starting to focus on my backyard. Just picked up a lot of soil, mulch and starter plants for vegetables and melons. Hopefully by the fall or summer I'll have photos to show of my bounitful harvest.