Wow it has been a long week!!! I haven't been blogging much and I do apologize..goodness knows I love coming to your blogs and reading everyday if possible..and I have been really slacking to say the least...So lets start at Monday..we decided to go T.V. Shopping for a bigger one..as we don't do the movies much we wait for them to come to Netflix and I would love to watch them as if I am going to the movies..so the search was on..found some at Walmart ...but decided to keep looking just in case..so onto costco..they were spendy..so nothing on Monday..On Tuesday I got my swap from Renee at Crows Roost Prims..isn't this little kitty to adorable and prim? he is in my cabinet keeping company with the other kittys that reside there..Thanks again Renee..I am still making yours and hope to be finished by monday..:)
I also Won Folk Art from the Harbor's giveaway and got this really neat Easter Stencil..It is a big stencil..so I gotta go through my stash and see if I have a piece of wood big enough..:)
Tuesday was also spent at the hair dressers..I got there at noon and had about 35-45 min. consult making sure we got the color right etc..well it took forever..but not like the 7 hours before christmas..well the red wasn't red enough ..so they had to put on another red and I love it now..so I got out of there 4-1/2 hours later actually 5 -1/2 if you count the consult...but if I am going to pay big money..I expect it to be what I want...
Okay Wednesday night hubby spent time on line searching for a tv..and we decided that Walmart was the best buy..so we went and picked it up yesterday and got the new entertainment unit to go with it..I then headed to Pier One Imports and found the baskets on Clearance..they are kind of a blackish color with red and white fabric in them..perfect as I love!!! red..and they store our dvds and cds and game station stuff..we got a 47 inch vizio..and so far so good...I have been catching up on my recording programs all day..lol..
DH lit us a fire this morning and this is what I came down too..Gracie usually sleeps on the old entertainment center..but since it is no longer there..she is sitting right next to it..I must say the room looks so much bigger without the big unit there..
The dogs toys now are in a new "clearance" basket and it is red too..Love it.. Right above the tv there was a blank spot on the wall..that was really bugging me..I had a nail there from something else..so this is what I came up with..I took twinkle white lights and round them around a grapevine wreath..
here it is without the flash..just nice ambient lighting..just what it needed..
Let me tell you this unit was a bugger to get upstairs through the stairwell..but we had our good buds the shaver brothers come over to help us out yet again..they are from our church and will bend over backwards to help us out and we love them...so with a little proding and taking off the molding on top.(you can see it is lighter) we got it in the room..but we first had to empty it, take off the guardrails, the door and then the molding..I just wish this unit were a tad smaller..cause I had visions of it kitty corner with the doors open and displaying my quilts or whatever..but the room is just not big enough for all of it..so it will still store stuff just not for everyone to see unless they open the doors..right now the old tv is there..but the old tv will go in the guest room so we can still watch tv if we both want to watch but don't like what the other is watching..;)
I added a basket to the corner with pillows..
you can see how big this sucker is..
I put this serving basket here to store my "read" magazines and such..as I took the left over baskets that I purchased....
and put them here where the other one used to be...love the red...
Now that the entertainment unit is in the bedroom..I had to take down my window..and am not sure where to put it..so if you have any suggestions..please let me know..;)
Well onto the spring like weather we have been having...everything is starting to bloom and about a month early..we are having the mildest winter in many many years since we have been here..and I am not complaining..okay snow on christmas day and then thats it..so the primroses are in bloom..
the orange day lilies are starting to make their appearance..
and I just noticed this today while out taking photos of everything..the forsythia is in bloom..I wish the blooms never left..I love the yellow..
my little snow drops by the front gate are blooming...i just love these delicate little flowers..they are just precious to me..
another one about ready to open.
the grape hyachyths have got their leaves so it won't be long..
I transplanted tulips from the front rock wall to here..I am sure there are way more up front.but I wanted to move them and never got around to it..so here they sit in a pot...these have been coming up for a while now..can't wait to see them again..
the parsley wintered over really well as this had sunflowers in it this past summer..so I will cut and dry these in the dehydrator..it doesn't take long and they taste so good once they are warmed up and hydrated..
this little primrose resides in the veggie garden is always the first one to bloom..I love it..they are hardy little plants..
The mailman brought me some great mail today..I love getting the lowes magazine as they have some great how to's in them...This is the newest magazine I am currently seeing if I like it or not..just came today..will let you know..well I am cleaning house tomorrow for the big game on sunday..we are having our new neighbors over that we met when we took christmas goodies to their house right before christmas..so I will be cooking and enjoying the game..oh who am I kidding..I will be talking to Erin while the boys watch the game...now thats my kind of super bowl..we are rooting for the colts..I like Peyton Manning...anyway I hope you all have a wonderful weekend in what ever you are doing..Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the long post..:)
p.s. almost forgot..one of my embroidery sites sent me to a link for you twilight Robert Pattinson lovers..a cross stitch of him for you to do..just thought I would pass it along..
ThOuGhT of The DaY....Women are Angels
And when someone breaks our wings....
we simply continue to fly.........on a broomstick...
We are flexible....