Monday, May 24, 2010

Feelin' HOT HOT HOT!

I had a successful yard sale!  I had fun with my friend, Heather. 
It was a lot of work, but I got rid of a lot of junk.

Saturday was cloudy and a bit rainy.  We had to cover the tables with tarps twice because of sudden down pours.

Sunday was VERY sunny.  I stayed in the shade about 90% of the time. 
I still ended up with a red bib.

I wasn't kidding.  I am very fair and the sun is attracted to glowing surfaces.

I dream of days living by the beach.  I know that means buying stock in SPF 50.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yard Sale!

I am having my first yard sale. 
 Its a lot of work but I hope the payoff is worth it. 
I have been going through boxes and inhaling a lot of dust. 
The hardest part? Pricing! 
How do you know if its a fair price? 
My hubs thinks everything is more valuable than it really is.  
So, with a margarita in my hand, I am going to be selling my junk precious items this weekend.  Who knows, maybe after a few drinks, I will be giving it away, ;)

all images found via yahoo image search

Friday, May 14, 2010

For love of poppies

Take time to stop and smell the roses poppies!

On my frantic way out the door this morning, I had forgotten my cell phone.  I ran back in to get it and on my way out, I noticed my poppies were in bloom!

Last year, I missed them because we were on vacation.  Back home there was a bad rain storm and the poppies met there death sooner than usual.  So I didn't get to enjoy them.

I love my poppies.  The previous owners had planted them and they just get better every year.
The first year, two bloomed.  The next I had three.  Last year I had about three or four.  This year it looks like about seven will bloom!

I had to stop and take a couple pictures to share.  No matter what kind of hurry I am in, I always love when something beautiful stops me in my tracks.

If you want to see some beautiful paper poppies, stop by Lipstick and Laundry and say hi!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sometimes things get a little messy

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oh Baby!

No, I'm not preggers...

but someone dear to me is.

My cousin, Ashley, is due with a sweet baby girl. 
I am helping with the baby shower in June.

The theme is Jungle Babies

and I am coordinating with Lime Green and Pink!

I have the invites 80% complete.  I am finishing them this week.  I will post pics after I mail them out.  

 As for the decorations, I plan to make these:

And some paper flowers and such. 

My gift to her is a whole lota medicine cabinet supplies.  Not really crafty and fun, but I am sure she will appreciated it when baby Audree has a belly ache or the sniffles.

I am still planning all the games...
So, help a girl out....what are your baby shower suggestions?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Give your hair to help the Gulf

I have had my eye on an organization called Matter of Trust for some time now.  They are an amazing organization that uses hair to clean up oil spills.  Now that we have had a major oil disaster in the Gulf, the word about  Matter of Trust is getting out. 
       You can check out the You Tube video HERE.
Here is how it works:
Salons collect hair, free of debris, and nylon pantyhose then ship it to Matter of Trust

There are two uses for the hair:

1.The hair is weaved into Hair Mats.  These mats are used to soak up the oil on beaches or in animal cages for rehabilitating oil soaked animals.
2.The nylons are stuffed with hair, creating booms to prevent the oil from leaving the contained space.

What do they do with the hair AFTER it is used to clean up the oil?  They decompose it with worms!  Yep, they are brilliant

"After hair soaks up the oil, it can be mixed 9:1 with greenwaste, composted over 2 years, and fed to worms! The bacteria in the compost and worm tummies break down the oil and the worms create a fantastic fertilizer!"

Another cool thing, this organization is creating Green, New Jobs!!!  Everyone knows the unemployment rate in the country is sickening.  This organization is gold in my eyes.

So, where do you come in to play? 
If you bring me your new or used nylons, even with runs, I will give you a COMPLIMENTARY EYEBROW WAX, valued at $10 at The Beauty Shoppe.

While I cannot donate your eyebrow hair, I can donate from your hair cuts.  I will be collecting all hair clippings and sending them in to Matter of Trust. 

For those of you who are not local, here is what you can do:

-Personally donate hair and pantyhose yourself
-Spread the word, via blogs, social networks, local press
-Ask your salon to start donating
-Make a monentary donation

Thanks for helping our environment.

all images come from, except the eyebrow one-that came from a yahoo image search

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Feeling so loved!

I am having the BEST WEEK EVER!!!  I just received a very prestigious award!

The queen The Queen, Mrs Dixon,from The Doll House just blessed me with this:

How special do I feel right now? Pretty darn special-it's my first blog award! 

Makes me feel like this:

Thank you so very much, Mrs Dixon!

I was asked to share 5 interesting things about myself.

1. I am currently renting space at a salon and I love it!  I am my own boss.
2. I have no children, just my fur babies, Toby, Rebel, and Riley 
3. I dream of spending my days by the ocean
4. I have a large list of things I will accomplish before I am 30.
5. My husband is my best friend.  Even if he is more like the wife, and I am the hubs ;)

I would like to pass this award onto 5 blogs I enjoy reading...
They are in no particular order

1. Laura at Buttons and Ribbons...because she sews awesome things
2. Jessica at Happy Together...because she is an amazing mother and inspirational crafter
3. Crystal at Stories from my ute...because I just found her via Mrs Priss and ♥ her already
4.Caroline at The Feminist Housewife...because she has amazing stories to tell
5. Linds at Thats so cuegly...because she has wonderful beauty tips and craft ideas

Ladies, please follow The Queens rules and pass the love around.

THE KINGDOM AWARD shall hereby be given to bloggers who exhibit the ability to induce knee slapping laughter by their majestic and royal stories.


1. Put THE KINGDOM AWARD logo on your blog, or within a post (including the rules)

2. Thank the person who gave you the award in the post

3. Pass the award on to 5 deserving bloggers, crowning them the royal court

4. Enter a link to the royal winners so others can enjoy their blogs

5. Let the Royal Court know they received the award in a post

6. Share 5 interesting things about yourself that make you worthy of such an award.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sometimes, there is enough time in the day to...

Sleep the day away...

with your best friend.