Monthly Archives: June 2012

Saturday night

I’m quickly sweeping the front steps and patio. I heave the hose out of the hose reel and water the flower pots, run down to the garage to put away a bicycle, see that wilted state of my hydrangea because of … Continue reading

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Coleus – Experimenting with planters

In a previous post I shared that most of my planters on the patio shared hues of pink and purple.  However, I have been experimenting with a new type of plant arrangement which I am very happy with.  Last year … Continue reading

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How to host guests- 10 Amazing Tips!

Dear husband and I have been measuring and planning lately.  Nothing is more exciting to me than planning and thinking about renovations (well… a little hyperbole perhaps). You might think I’d be sick of them, but frankly there’s nothing like … Continue reading

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Summer has officially started in every way – the calender says so, it’s 95F outside and the kids are off from school. The adjustment for me has to do with figuring out a new routine that is a break for … Continue reading

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Bruschetta etc.

Often when I lie in bed, or when I’m driving around I think of great things to write about, and I pretty much compose a post in my head. But when I finally get down to it (usually at the … Continue reading

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Holding onto time

Do you remember when all you wanted to do was grow up? When everything seemed brighter and better ahead of you and you were impatient to get there? I couldn’t comprehend the attitude of adults back then, who talked about … Continue reading

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Guess what….

Yes, after years of pressure…. I caved.  Isn’t he adorable?  Katrina is in her glory.  I resisted all those years because I knew I was a softy, and once a pet had insinuated itself into our lives there would be … Continue reading

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A little break

Just to let y’all know, I won’t be posting for a week or so. Nothing bad going on…. Just the convergence of two birthdays and a trip away. So see you in a week or so, D.V.

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Cheep Entertainment

Now that the weather has been nice hot and the windows have been open a lot because our a/c hasn’t been hooked up yet,  we are able to enjoy the beautiful sounds of birds singing. Let me tell you, they start … Continue reading

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