Thursday, April 29, 2010

French Friday!

How cute is that little piggy!
I find my girls giving the atomizer a squirt or two when they are in my room!
It is Fun!

I bought this cookbook for $1.00! I yet have cooked anything from it, but I might someday! Speaking of someday, I want to go to France! Oh, the pictures I could take! I did get to go to a French camp my freshmen year in High School. It was in Minnesota, LOL! Have a Fabulous Friday!

Thirsty for Thursday!

Hold the Pickles Please!
My niece Tia turned me onto cucumber water! Myah and I were outside and she says, "Can I have some of your water?" Sure, I said! "Why are pickles in your water? she asked. "Um, they are cucumbers." I answered. She said, " Will you get me some water with no PICKLES?!"

Little Ladies and Little Things!

Little Lovely Lady Cloe!
Oh, the pretty little things in life!

Little Lovely Lady Myah!

Pretty little flower coasters!

This little journal holds my little ol' thoughts! I don't always have time to write in it, but I try! My Grandma Lucette wrote in her journal everyday! My Grandma Beverly said, "Diaries are for good girls".She of course doesn't keep one!
Have a Lovely Little Thursday Ladies(and gents)!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Too much fun for Tuesday!

Two Tulips! Too Delightful!
Two different dress up shoes! Too funny!
Two new planters to go with my two chairs! Too much to do, need to Relax!

I am following TWO new blogs, Pink Preppy Lilly Lover and Under Lock and Key! They are TOO fabulous! They both had posts yesterday with a Three Theme! I love a good theme, so here is my Tuesday theme!
I have TWO Boys and Two Girls (in that order)
My Two Girls have the same middle name Renae!
I have Two older siblings, Brother Charlie / Sister Tammy
I have two small businesses! Sparkle and Shine Cleaning and Simply Smile Photography!
Hope this wasn't TOO much! LOL

Grand-Tante GiGi

This precious baby is Jai'Vier Nelson, my GREAT nephew! I am now a Great Aunt, WOW! My sister Tammy started calling me Aunt Gigi years ago, not sure why, but I love it! I did take four years of French in High School and my name was Gigi, lol! I am so proud of Paige my niece, he is so lovely!

Monday, April 26, 2010

B.o.B - Nothin' On You ft. Bruno Mars [Official Video] - In Stores April...

Music Monday! I think this song is got such a good vibe!


This is my niece Tia! She is such a Beautiful Girl (inside and out) Here are just a few pictures I took at the Old Market in Omaha. I think we all had a good time!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Artsy Fartsy Friday!

Kyle made these leaves in 4th or 5th grade Auston's self portrait, I think from 4th or 5th grade!
Cloe's fish from 1st or 2nd grade!

Myah's paper plate creation!
I decided I wanted to take a picture of my kids artwork so I could frame my favorites and put them up my staircase! I brightened the colors just a tad, but aren't they just AWESOME!

A Few Favorites For Friday!

FRESH Pineapple is my FAVORITE! I found the pineapple scrub at T.J. Maxx! I think I was first drawn to the very cool label, and then noticed it was pineapple, yeah! Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

(Two) A Tree a Day for Earth Day!

I didn't have a chance to blog yesterday! I left my house at 7:30am and returned about 7:30pm! It was switch day at Kyle's High School ( I will blog on that experience later) and then Cloe had a Parent's Viewing for her upcoming Dance Recital! So, I took lots of pictures yesterday!
Hope you enjoy the BEAUTIFUL Magnolia Tree!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Tree (and Bird) A Day for Earth Day"

Anyone that knows me well thinks I hate birds! It is not that hate birds, it is that they make me nervous when they get TOO CLOSE! I love to hear them chirp, and I wish them no harm, I like to take pictures of them, AT A DISTANCE!

Monday, April 19, 2010

"you say tomato, I say tomahto"

It's a song by George and Ira Gershwin, from 1937. "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off."
(verse)Things have come to a pretty pass,Our romance is growing flat,For you like this and the other While I go for this and that.Goodness knows what the end will be;Oh, I don't know where I'm at...It looks as if we two will never be one,Something must be done.
(refrain)You say eether and I say eyether,You say neether and I say nyther;Eether, eyether, neether, nyther,Let's call the whole thing off!You like potato and I like potahto,You like tomato and I like tomahto;Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto!Let's call the whole thing off!But oh! If we call the whole thing off,Then we must part.And oh! If we ever part,Then that might break my heart!So, if you like pajamas and I like pajahmas,I'll wear pajamas and give up pajahmas.For we know we need each other,So we better call the calling off off.Let's call the whole thing off!

A Tree a Day for Earth Day!

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray;A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair;Upon whose bosom snow has lain;Who intimately lives with rain.Poems are made by fools like me,But only God can make a tree.~Joyce Kilmer, "Trees," 1914

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Thought you might enjoy a squirrel on your Sunday morning, I sure enjoy watching this crazy little squirrel!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Good" Saturday Morning!

A morning without coffee is like sleep.
-Author Unknown
It has been a good Saturday morning, I got to sleep til 8:30!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Few Favorites For Friday

Here are a few favorite vinyl stickers I love!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday Tree Day!

Pretty Little Plum Tree!
Spring is such a wonderful time! Love when the tree are blooming

"Goodwill Hunting"

How cute is this cabbage, and the little worm!
Oh so cute salt and pepper shakers!

Found this four tiered server, displays my cookies (from tj max) quite nicely!

I believe my sister turn me onto the thrift world about 15 years ago! I remember finding a really cute dress from the Limited for a few dollars, yeah! I will continue to post "Goodwill Hunting" to share my great finds!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clouds in my coffee

"I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vain
You probably think this BLOG is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this BLOG is about you
Don't you? Don't you?"

Gotta Love Carly Simon!

Ready for Rhubarb

Love Rhubarb, every spring I pick rhubarb from my mom's garden and make a pie, yum!

Perfect Rhubarb Pie

4 cups fresh rhubarb, sliced
4 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon quick cooking tapioca
1 egg
2 teaspoons cold water
pastry for double crust pie (9")
1 tablespoon butter, place rhubarb in a colander and pour water over it; set aside.
In a bowl, combine sugar, flour and tapioca; mix well.
Drain rhubarb; add to sugar mixture and toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Beat egg and water; add to rhubarb mixture and mix well.
Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom pastry. Add filling. Dot with butter. Cover with remaining pastry; flute edges. Cut slits in top crust.
Bake at 400ºF for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350ºF; bake 40-50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

simply stitches

"Mom, are you really going to take pictures?"
"I will hold your hand Kyle"


Kyle landed on his hand with his spikes at his track meet last night! He got four stitches! He has had to get staples when he was younger, but not stitches, so I had to document this with pictures and a blog post, LOL. Love ya Kyle!

Return to Dand E Land!

Maybe I should have left my heels on!
mmm, Cloe brought cookies!
Little grass stuck to the elbow!

Tickle, Tickle