Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sundays In my City

Its been awhile since I've join Unknown Mami on Sunday!
Today's Sunday in my City is about....
 My favorite time of year ...
Garage Sales, Estate Sales etc...
My heart skips a beat when I see a sign and wonder the treasures that lay ahead.

On Friday after my exercise class I drove to a little town near by.
my first time to this tiny town, there was a road block due to a propane truck that crashed.
By the time I got there I was number 32 on the list....
Not sure by you, at Estate Sales here there is a list and they only let in
10-15 people at a time.
So out side I stood in my workout clothes....and a light snow falling!
freezing and cursing my #32!

Once inside it was a made dash to the goods...
I filled my arms quickly 
$28 dollars later here are my treasures....
 Brass easel $2
 Cross stitched Silhouettes $5 each
 .50 for a solo salt's pretty and come on anything for 50 cents if a keeper
The little dutch house is a KLM collector. When you fly First/Business class on KLM overseas you receive these collector houses filled with liquor. They are meant to be collected not drank. We have several from our days traveling back and forth from Germany to USA. I paid $3 for this one!
Heres my little display of houses.

 Flour container with small crack....$2.50
 Book about blue and white plates $3 and a pretty plate $2
 White small platter $2
White tray/platter $3.00

Not bad uh? 

Happy Sunday! 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Silhouette

I've been thinking about Silhouettes for some time....
I follow the blogger Nie Nie Dialogues
I love her header with the Silhouettes
I just finished reading her new book Heaven is Here
Cried and cried tears of sorrow and joy! 
Her hubby gave her a gold pair of Silhouette earrings 
one ear is hers and one is his for their anniversary! Sweet uh?

I've been pinning away on Pinterest Silhouette ideas
Here are some of my favorites

Now if I can just get my family to sit still long enough to take the shot
Here is a great tutorial on easy to do yourself Silhouettes

Soon I hope to line my stairway with various Silhouettes...
How about you love Silhouettes also?

Happy Weekend! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joining up with Joyce at From this side of the Pond for Hodgepodge fun! 

1. William Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated on April 23rd...when did you last read Shakespeare? What's your favorite Shakespeare play?

Last read.....long time ago! Favorite play I'm not a big Shakespeare kind of girl but I'll go with Romeo and Juliet.

2. What food(s) would you recommend a foreign visitor try when they visit your home country?

I always hated when we lived in Germany and people would come to America for the first time and they would say I hated the food. I'd ask where did you eat and their answer would be Hooters or some other chain food restaurant.  People eat so different in Foreign countries than we do here....our proportions are so large and heavier...but the variety is greater to choose from. 
I would say try Mexican food because unless your from there most people have never had good authentic Mexican food. 

3. What's a lie you often tell yourself?

It's okay to eat that you worked out hard!! 

4. What's something you're good at that might surprise us? Remember this is a family friendly blog!

Closet organizing.....okay probably not a surprise to people that know me...but I love cleaning closets and lining clothes up by colors....etc! 

5. Who is your favorite animal character from a book?

Pooh from Winnie the Pooh! 

6. April showers bring May you have a green thumb?

Sometimes....I'm good with flower pots and hanging planters. 
I can't wait this year to plant and see some color in my yard.

7. Speaking of rainy days...which one of the following activities would you most want to spend time doing on a rainy day-
sort photos and create albums
bake cookies
read a good book
hold an all-day movie marathon
organize closets, cupboards, or bookshelves
try a new recipe
fix something that needs fixing
All of the above....
We had rain all last day I read all day, next caught up on all my shows! I don't do it often but I loved it.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Prom dress shopping......most painful task known to motherhood! Katelyn's online choice fell through and it was a I told you so moment...not one of those biter sweet moments because there was yelling and tears involved on both parts.....but in the end a dress was found locally and on sale and fits like a glove and she looks amazing in it! I can't wait until her special day! 

Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's back!

Winter storm warning throughout tomorrow.....I didn't believe them! Even though the temperatures dropped and you could see your breath last night...I still had my doubts! I woke up this morning ran to the window....nothing! I knew it!

Well it's here now...slowly coming down, slowly covering the lawns. Out came the snow scrapers, out come the boots, hats, gloves, coats, shovels......powering up all electronics in case of power outages! Need to hurray to store....I'm sure there is something we need to stock up on like cookies! 

Just when I thought soup season is over.....out comes the crock pot! Turkey Chili anyone? 

Happy Monday! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Fragments-Flowers & such

Happy Friday! 
Hard to believe how fast this week went by...
Stop by Mrs. 4444's and join the FF fun!

* I've been reading the Hunger Games series....I know they are written for a teen audience, but I love them and can't wait to see the movie! For the record I loved the Twilight Series too! Yup my taste range from classics to trash I admit!

* Katelyn has been so busy lately, gone all the, working and her social life is in high gear! My sister said they start pulling away late senior year almost preparing you for next years absence! It's weird to have an 18 year old now....she went from asking can I to I'am doing such and such....kinda threw me for a loop!

* Since she is so busy and as of August will be gone I'm taking over her lawn cutting chore. Last night was lesson one on the riding mower! I went into it kicking and screaming a or two passes I was loving fun and easy! I turned our backyard into crop circles....hubby likes it straight and uniform...I like the opposite!

*Buffalo has had a mild winter and an okay spring but it was so nice to by in the sunny state of California, even though the weather was not the warmest...the surrounding landscape more than made up for it. Beautiful flowers, palm trees, blue skies! Lots of color at every turn!

* Katelyn brought home one of the best cupcakes I've ever had from work the other day....Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.....simply the best! I'm pretty sure it was fat free and made zero impact on my goal of healthier eating!

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Back to reality......

We are back from our Southern California spring break....
Flew back on the red eye Monday...
I feel like I have vacation hangover....
I hate red eye flights.....
We had a whirl wind of a vacation...

Day 1
Beverly Hills
Bel Air
Santa Monica

Day 2
Oceanside with our friends the Lee's from Utah

Day 3
San Diego Safari Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Sea World 

Day 4
Rainy cold day....
Hermosa Beach
Redondo Beach 
Dinner with friend

Day 5
Wedding day.....
Best day of all
I love weddings
Cried of coarse
Had a wonderful time

Day 6
Happiest place on earth...?
So crowded
long lines
So crowded
strollers galore
Not a Disney character to be found...lots of other characters though
Awesome people watching!

Happy to be home! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge-Spring!

Joining Joyce at From This Side Of The Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge....come play along

1. Spring is in the air (at least in my neck of the woods) and the birds are singing...what's your favorite bird?
Bluejays or cardinals 

2. Speaking of you tweet? If so tell us your screen name and we'll come flocking to your Twitter site. Even if you don't let's all pretend here that we do-in 140 characters or less, sum up your week so far.

I do, but not that often....mostly during American Idol or DWTS chatty about performances!
My week so far.....recovering from vacation and cleaning my house! #Boring,#needacleaninglady!

3. Its been reported recently that employers are not only viewing the facebook pages of potential hires but they're also requesting your facebook password to have a look at what you've kept from public view. What say you?

damn I'm glad I don't work or use FB that much....I think I would be okay! 

4. It's April and you know what that means-Major League Baseball is back in action. What's your favorite baseball movie? If that's too hard, what's your favorite sports themed movie?

Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner and A league of their own with Tom Hanks!

5. Something else this season brings-asparagus. Yes please or no thanks? If it's yes please what's your favorite way to have it prepared?

Yes I love asparagus......tossed with olive oil and sea salt and pepper thrown on the grill is my favorite!

6. What drives you? (Don't you love how I sandwiched that one in between asparagus and jugglers???)

Completing a goal...checking it off the hubby 

7. April 18th is International Jugglers Day...can you juggle?

No way not a lot of coordination here! 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Just home from our Spring break vacation to Southern California .....had such a great time. Slowly getting back to reality....! Poor Sophie girl is wiped out from the farm aka boarding! So is so skinny and tired! Any ideas how to fatten a pup up quickly?

Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Break.....

Taking a break to search for the sun....

I will miss you....

Be back soon......

An oldie but a goodie...
Love Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Happy Monday! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Greetings...

"All that is cheery, all that is bright;
 Add to your gladness, to its delight; 
All Easter blessings, all Easter cheer,
 All your own wishes I wish you, dear."

Happy Easter
Happy Passover
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter eggs....

When we were in Austria a couple years ago, I bought two hand painted eggs! I wish I had bought more but between the cost and traveling by train two was manageable. Low and behold I was shopping at my favorite small town country never know what you will find! They are selling hand painted Easter eggs from Austria....shut up I know! And the price was decent so I bought two more...but now I'm thinking I should go back and get another two!

These are my new ones...

 These two are from our trip....

Here is where I proudly display them....

What's your favorite Easter decoration?
Happy Wednesday!