Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Home again....

There is something to be said about sleeping in your own bed!
We just got back from a week in Utah.
It was nice to go "HOME"
It's been almost 4 years since we moved from there....
It's gone by fast
It's weird to drive by our house and see renter's living in it...
It's nice to see family, friends and eat and shop at our favorite places...
And of course enjoy the gorgeous
Wasatch Mountains!

My hubby skied everyday...
I skied 2 plus days...
I got altitude sickness the first day...
that was fun...NOT! 

Goodbye blue skies of Utah!
Hello gray blah skies of Buffalo!
Happy Tuesday!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sophie ❤ coffee talk

Sophie joining her rule breaking Dad at the table
She is hoping to score some extra's !
Kids will be kids! 

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Not in a instant...

We started our Master Bedroom redo over Christmas break....
We finished our Master Bedroom redo over President's Day break...

Here is my Instagram collage of our room..
Sorry it's dark...
the colors look so much better at night...

All that is left to do is stain the dressers in the Spring a blackish brown color.
I love how everything turned out...
Especially the picture wall...
I won't even tell you how long it took for my engineer perfectionist hubby to hang
30 pictures....perfectly level...
There is no such thing as slapping a nail up here! 

I love this pop of color, found it on Pinterest in yellow 
and Katelyn did her magic and changed the color to match my theme.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What's up with....

The DOUBLE word verification!!!

As if my eye sight needs verification that it's time for readers...
Why blur one part....
I don't mind the word verification...
I know some blogger's won't leave a comment if there is one...
I go back and forth having it...
I hate spam...
But really this is crazy!! 
Thoughts anyone????

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents Day

If your off work or out of school
I hope you enjoy the day
Sleep in...
Go shopping...
Have a wonderful day...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday in My City- Dreams do come true!

What do daredevils dream of....
doing daring things..

This week in my neck of the woods 
the final go ahead was given
for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda to cross 
Niagara Falls from US side to Canada side
220 feet above the Falls 
1,800 ft. long walk
it will take 40 minutes....

This has been his dream since he was 6 years old
He is 7th generation of the famous
Flying Wallendas 

The event will happen this summer....
So if you are looking for something to do this summer...
It will be quite a sight....

What's going on in your city?
Stop by Unknown Mami and travel the world with her

Happy Sunday! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Seeing spots......

I'm in love ♥
with all the 
Polka Dots
or aka Spots♥

Old Navy 
I ♥ the navy one!!

J Crew
♥ love the bright yellow!!

I'm currently on the hunt for this scarf or a look alike

I hope I'm not late getting on the Polka Dot wagon 
and can find some fun splashes of color for Spring! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. George Washington-Abraham Lincoln-Thomas Jefferson...who would you most like to meet and why?

I would say all would be nice but maybe George Washington...why...he was our first President, I think he would be interesting to know about what it was like. Also like to talk about his teeth and what it was like to eat with wooden teeth....etc...

2. What's your favorite chain restaurant?

PF Changs or Cheesecake Factory....yum!

3. I spied this question on the Bears at Home blog last week and she gave me permission to steal borrow it-

When you look back on your life, do you imagine you'll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret? Or will you look at what you accomplished and say: it was good?

I think it's human nature to have some regret but all in all I would say it was good.

4. Grapefruit-take 'em or leave 'em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? Would you prefer it served as is or squeezed into juice?

I wish I like Grapefruit so I'll go with an orange...as is!

5. When was the last time you cleaned out a closet? Is there a closet in your home that currently needs cleaning? What are you waiting for?

I like cleaning and organizing my closet so I do it quite often. Last time probably two weeks ago. Right now our coat closet needs attention...all the hats and gloves are thrown on a shelf and a mess. Maybe today!

6. You get to have lunch with three famous people...who would you like to see round your table?

Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper and Barack Obama

7. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ability to parallel park?

Sadly maybe a 2-3....in all my years of driving not a lot of opportunity or maybe it was avoidance! Katelyn on the other hand is a pro but she is fresh off the Driver's Ed circuit !
My sister posted this video it's a friend of hers .....I love it and laughed and cried and totally can relate. If you have time watch it...it's funny! 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Stop by Joyce's at From this side of the Pond for more Wednesday Hodgepodge!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥

All my favorites from PINTEREST

I hope your day is filled with
and more ♥

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge-Love ♥

1. What is something you are loving right now?

TOMS shoes came out with Ballet Flats.....I love my TOMS, they are so comfortable!
I can't wait to buy a pair of ballet flats...I'm thinking about these....

I♥ animal print! 

2. Paris, Venice, New York, and Rome are considered four of the most romantic cities in the world. Which one would you most like to visit?

I'll say Venice because I've never been.....but I think personally Florence is my pick for the most Romantic city in the world...

3. Are you a romantic?

I think I am...not the love note leaving kind but I try to always do everything with love in mind. 

4. What's your favorite love story made for the Big Screen?

The Notebook...

5. Everyone loves Pooh bear and friends...which character are you most like and why? Click here for help in answering this question.

According to the test I'm Pooh!

All I know is one of my favorite books is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. In his speech is talks about not being an Eeyore nobody wants to be around an Eeyore....it's much better to be a Tigger! 
Love that! 

6. What's the best chocolate something you've ever eaten?

I'd say in Germany they have the most amazing chocolate....There was this hot lava cake at this restaurant it was to die for! It took 20 minutes to cook! Other than that the chocolate bars there yum! Especially the Milka brand! Yum!

7. Share a favorite quote about love.

" I love you, not only for what you are, but what I am when I'm with you" Roy Croft

8. Insert your own random thought here.

February photo challenge Days 6 and 7
Day 6 -Dinner

Day 7-Button
I made this for my Americana office many years ago 
Now our bonus room is our Americana room 
The huge star one is my favorite, I copied it from some magazine 
it's hard to see but embroidered is the words 

Happy Wednesday
Please stop by Joyce's at From this side of the Pond 
for my Hodgepodge fun! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekend update....

How about those Giants!! 
Such a great game..
Loved the half time show...
Loved all the commercials....
How about that David Beckham one....

Such a great weekend....
Hubby is home...
Hubby is so sick...

He is my day 4 photo of the day
only because I felt like he was gone sooooo long!!
and  we stayed home all day and I couldn't take any stranger pictures!

Before his sickness got the best of him
We finally made our headboard...
and when I say we it was mostly him!
I ♥ him
I ♥ my new headboard!!

It's not quite connected to the wall yet
 just leaning against the bed 
until my hubby is better 
but you get the idea!

Photo of the day 
day 5 
I worked yesterday at the tiny ski resort...
it was dead...no new snow
I do like having a window to watch all the fun!

Lastly poor Sophie is a itchy roo..
He allergies have been better 
Until this weekend...
so pink and itchy...
Poor baby!

Happy Monday all!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Happy Friday!! 

So happy it's Friday...
My hubby is coming home tonight...
He has been gone for ten long days...
He was in England, France and Spain...
He sent lovely pictures of amazing sights, sunsets, and meals...
He was there working really! 
I really missed him.....

I think my house has a ghost!
I was home cleaning yesterday...
I was vacuuming the stairs and out of the corner of my eye
I saw the fireplace on in our living room...
It's electric....it had been on awhile...it was really warm...
I texted Katelyn ask her when see turned the fireplace on?
She texted me back ....I didn't!!
We are rarely in our living room...
I go in there twice a day
once to open the blinds and once to shut them....
So I texted the old owner asking her if we have a ghost and if it was a nice one?
She hasn't answered me.....

Today's photo of the day prompt is 

From my archives....
My two babies hands
They both hold my heart!

Have a wonderful weekend! 
Go Giants!!

Stop by Mrs. 4444's at Half past kissin time

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Today's photo challenge is WORDS

My favorite treat right now...
yellow is my favorite...

More words...
Bought this sign for my bedroom makeover 
from WUSLU Daily Deals

Sorry my Instagram turned out kinda dark...
It reads..
Happiness is not a destination
It's a way of life!

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. It's that most wonderful time of the year...tax season! Do you complete your own returns or farm that job out to the professionals?

We farm out the job only because of our house in Utah and NY taxes are so new to us. In  the past we always did them ourselves. 

2. This next question comes from Kansas Bob...he posed it in his response to something I asked in an earlier Wednesday post and I asked him if I could add it to the Hodgepodge some day. Today's the day....

Which do you think has changed you more-love or pain?

Pain for sure....it comes at you in all different directions when you least expect it. 

3. Tangerine Tango has been named color of the year for 2012. Your thoughts? Would I find this color anywhere in your house? How about in your closet? If not, will you be adding this color to your life in some way in 2012? If you're not sure what tangerine tango looks like clickhere.

I love the color...you won't find it in my house but I have several articles of clothing that color...but I just call it orange! 

4. Are you a collector? What do you collect and does it get admired, used, and/or dusted regularly?

I collect blue and white dishes and such....I also have several Nesting Dolls all displayed, dusted recently...and a whole bunch of rooster stuff. 

5. February is National Heart Month...besides a green salad what is one tasty heart healthy dish you like to prepare?

Do Cheerios count? Okay I like roasting veggies on the grill with a little olive oil and salsa Salmon...I think that is heart healthy. 

6. When was the last time you had car trouble?

It's been several months my heater went out in my car, before that dead battery and before that my tires kept leaking air! 

7. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less? Is that a good trend?

Less demanding...my attitude is there is always tomorrow! Probably not a good trend...but it all gets done! 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Happy February!! Here is my day one photo a day for this month....
My view today...
My office, my space, my little getaway....we have a bonus room above our garage and on one end is an office area....perfect spot with french doors that close off from TV room....it's where Sophie and I spend our mornings! 

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Stop by Joyce's From this side of the Pond for more Hodgepodge!