Saturday, February 27, 2010

So long February!

it's the last weekend in February! you know what that means don't you? MARCH is on it's way! i will gladly welcome this transition month into my life. March, although can be cold, blustery, and known to shower us with at least one snowfall, usually means the beginning of spring. i say bring on the daffodils, trees dotted with buds, longer days, warmer temps....most of all you bring with you the hope of an end to a very cold winter! sayonara February!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


this little beast has stuck by my side. the past couple of days i've had the stomach bug and she stayed in the bed with me the whole time. she would lick my forehead every once in a while as if she was checking to see if i was still alive. when i took my bath, there she was sitting on the edge of the tub. anytime i got up, there she was beside me. she's such a beast the majority of the time, but who can't help but love her?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What did you do today?

i had a picnic beneath these trees with the hubby in the warm sunshine atop an old family quilt. with a gentle breeze blowing the tendrils across my face. we dined on homemade chicken salad sammies, spring green salad with feta and a homemade orange-thyme dressing. afterwards we talked about our plans and tossed around a frisbee while sharing moments of laughter and hardy chuckles. least that's what i WOULD have done if i hadn't of been in front of a computer at work for 8 hours. what about you? did you have a dreamy day?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Breakfast with the birds

as i was having a bite to eat this morning, so was this little guy, just right outside our dining room window. at one point there were three little birds on this feeder. they were as excited as me to take on the beautiful day! temps in the upper 60's!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Blue skies, smiling at me

i don't know about you, but i'm wishing for blue skies, warm weather and lazy days. days where i can take walks around the neighborhood, picnics in the mountains, feel the sunshine on my skin...those days will soon come i'm hoping.

Friday, February 12, 2010

For your viewing pleasure...

thought i would share some of this evenings snow ...and it keeps on comin'! looking forward to what the morning brings.

Vine ripened goodness

total yumminess! cannot wait for summer time tomatoes! and to no surprise, it's snowing again. i'm tee-totally thrilled.

Monday, February 8, 2010


my new glasses from Ikea (in LOVE with that store) and sunshine shadows. glad to see the sun today.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bringing a bit of the outdoors in

while being snowed in over the past weekend, i got a little crafty and made these little ditties. this first one i used scrapbook paper for the background, a frame that was missing glass, feathers, nest and eggs from the craft store and the postcard is from a set of paris prints i found at a thrift store.

i found this rustic planter at TJ Maxx and stuffed floral foam inside and glued reindeer moss on top. it doesn't even need water!

i found both of these glass containers at the thrift store and just used simple eggs and moss on the inside.

hobby lobby had this frame on clearance and so i just glued eggs inside the nest and mounted it in the frame. simple as that!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The start of something new

this isn't my usual post. no original photos today. this one's a bit more personal. you see, i've battled my weight for around 4 years now. last night the husband and i took action and joined a gym. we both have weight to lose. my ultimate goal is 60 pounds. on the more realistic, short-term side-30 pounds would be ideal. if i can reach that goal by beach time at the end of May i will be pleasantly pleased. so everyone say a little prayer for me and if any of you sweet dears have any advice on dieting, work-outs, etc. please share. encouragement is welcome. i want this to be my year of change. i want to have my confidence and energy back. i don't want to hide behind the lens of my camera any longer. this is it! i'm gonna do it people!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow days

here are some photos from the lovely snowy weekend in the carolinas. enjoy!