Preparing for the winter visitors

Posted on September 30, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , |

We prioritized our house project list and then it was time to start plugging away.

This week has been a whirlwind of multiple furniture shop stops…a little online browsing and I am happy to report 2 successes.

Tomorrow our patio viewing deck furniture arrives along with our new entertainment center. Yeah.

Just in time for our first guests of the season.

I am so happy to finally have moved someplace that everyone wants to come visit. I guess my shining personality wasn’t enough..but the wonderful winters in AZ are bringing people in full force and I am looking forward to another busy season.

Now the next question…do we do the grill install next or finish up the bathroom plumbing. Decisions, decisions.

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Eggrolls and Rattlesnakes

Posted on August 17, 2010. Filed under: Capture the moment, Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was starting to be such a wonderful relaxing evening.

We had just gotten back from gymnastics class where MB was so proud she did a great handstand for the first time.

I opened up the fridge to see that someone had returned the soy sauce empty. TB couldn’t think Asian food without soy sauce so he offered to go to the store. MB joined as well…”I go with TB I can get treats”.

So I had the house quiet as I prepared egg rolls and beef and broccoli. Packed up MB’s lunch for tomorrow…since we rushed out for gymnastics. And cleaned up around the house. Getting ahead of the game for the evening.

Dinner was ready as they pulled in the door and it was good. MB has decided she likes egg rolls and love the sweet and sour sauce..even mixed it with her rice like TB does…yet he uses hot sauce.

Meanwhile TB is a little pre-occupied and keeps going to check out the front window. We are having our first monsoon so I asssumed that was what it was. After about the 3rd time he got up I asked…he said we had an animal outside in whispered tones that he was checking on. We finished our dinner and I went to peek.

A nice little rattlesnake. What I failed to notice was what it was eating…and that it wasn’t just one snake but another snake was there as well. Oh boy.

So I go back to cleaning and getting MB ready for bed. TB kept on an eye on things up front, called into our native neighbor, and had his iPad in hand doing some searches.

After MB gets out of the shower the commotion as grown. I finally share that we have a rattlesnake on our front door. You would of thought I said Santa was outside. She ran with glee to check it out. Not only did she find the snake but also about 3 neighbors and 3 neighborhood kids…all checking out the activity. TB had read that you can call the fireman to remove it if they are on your front door step. So the fireman arrived and carried it away. He also shared with MB the differences between the 2 kinds of snake- rattler=bad, bull=good.

The fireman told MB that he had a bull snake as a pet when he was a kid. Guess who wants a new pet???

Not going to happen.

Never.

Ever.

So now it is calm….I am waiting for pictures from the neighbor.

And I will be checking twice when we go out to catch the bus in the morning.

Just when I thought it was going to be a quiet night at home.

Worst of all I missed the first monsoon of the season for us…and didn’t even get to see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Though MB did and told me they didn’t go after the pot of Gold cause they didn’t want to be late for dinner. Should I tell her it would of been ok if she brought back gold???

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101st Post…let’s celebrate!!!

Posted on August 3, 2010. Filed under: Good Finds | Tags: , , , , , |

Well one post late to celebrate but I didn’t realize I had just completed post 100 till about 12 hours after it posted.

So let’s just celebrate Post 101…have a glass of wine for me! I didn’t get my wine tonight but found an amazing little Thai join tonight and had some yummy spicy beef salad and had flashbacks of our family vacations to Thailand. So was a wonderful night.

Now on to some other celebration news.

I soon am going to be opening my own OpenSky store. I am so excited that when I come across some of the good finds for my lovebugs, I will be able to share them with everyone. OpenSky is a platform that will connect creators of great things with great readers, YOU. The store is going to be just mine…with only the products I love! I am excited to post cute and fun things. Who doesn’t love online window shopping…or real shopping. Now I can have my own window for you to explore.

I am also excited to see others that are going to be opening their own OpenSky stores as well. Places where I can window shop and when I find something I love I don’t have to go track it down…I can get it right where I read the review. It is going to just make the blogsphere even easier. Who doesn’t want simpler. Connecting products with readers. Love it!

I am excited about opening my store August 10th…hope you get a little excited too!

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Excited for hinges

Posted on August 3, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Yep that is what I said. I am excited for hinges. Our home is full of brass and lots of it. We had to order over 50 hinges.

We finally decided, well I decided to take on the challenge of replacing all the hardware. What I didn’t expect was after saying let’s do it…it would mean so much work just to get started. By that I mean counting the hinges, the doors, the door stops, measuring as of course not all the doors are the same. Then finding what we liked online and of course you have to pick out each little set out independently and hope that the color matches. That is after you decided what shade of silver you want…did you know there are like 10???

But we did it. Everything is ordered and on its way. I wonder if it will take me as long to install as it did to select and order.

I also am curious what we have forgotten. We know at least one thing. As we are waking up this am. Before we get out of bed and I have my morning coffee. TB says you know what we forgot. To get a face plate for the top locking mechanism for our French Door.

Looks like I am going to head to Lowe’s today and maybe the first “forget” will be the first hardware that gets changed.

Bring on the screwdriver I am ready to take on the brass.

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