Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apartment Therapy Contest

Just a little shameless self promotion.......

If you like my living room please go vote for it on Apartment Therapy!

I have been waiting and waiting to see if they accept my submission...... and finally today was the day! I'm so excited!!!! My house is never really done, I'm always changing something, so I never feel like entering it in anything. I'm always like, well, I want to change this, that's not the right thing for there.... But sometimes you just have to put it out there. The funny part is, I just changed the sofa.... I brought my old one up from the basement and switched things around :)

Happy Decorating,

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Summer Recap

For me, Summer is not over on Labor Day. It's not over until the first day of Fall, which is tomorrow. So now that it really is over, I thought I would take a minute to reflect on all the awesomeness of this Summer.

1. Brimfield Antique Show and Sturbridge Village.

This year at Brimfield I learned that I am not a get there at the beginning and get the good stuff person, I am a go the last day and get a great deal person :)

2. Got tons of amazing strawberries from my garden,

and some unexpected raspberries.

3. Moved A LOT of trees.

4. Surprised my Dad for his birthday in Rehoboth Beach the week of the 4th of July.

Even my sister came down to surprise him. It was so amazing to have a family vacation after not having one for many years, we all had such a fantastic time.

5. Built a rock wall.

6. Went up to Niagara Falls.
Another amazing trip!

7. Built another patio :)

8. Spent lots of time by the pool.

Swimming is Kozmo's FAVORITE!

9. Put up a hammock.

10. Went to the Fair.

11. Organized my Garbage room.
 Hey. It's the little things in life, ya know :)

12. Went on lots of hikes.

13. Had a fantastic TIKI party and Labor Day family picnic. (with no photos.... Booooo!!)

Whew! All in all a really great summer, even though it was a late start weather- wise. Did a lot of work, and had a lot of fun. I hate to see it go, but oh, how I love fall! 

Well, the sun has come back out and it has turned into a beautiful day so off I go to soak up this Last Day of Summer......

Hope everyone had awesome summer too!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Day off :)

Thanks to the Jewish Holiday I have had two days off. Yesterday was filled with errands and paperwork :( Today I motivated to paint the basement bathroom, phase one of 'yucky bathroom redo'..... And forgot to take before photos, Grrrrr.

Any-hoo, I think I earned a couple hours relaxing by the pool, as I believe this might be the last gasp of summer weather.

I am not sure that I will be able to summon up the courage to go in though....... The water is a balmy 68 degrees. Brrrrr.

  Gratuitous garden shot....

Well, I did it. I went in the pool..... And it was COLD!!!! I just had to go in one last time :( 

I really love Fall but I also hate saying goodbye to summer. I think because I don't want to accept what comes after Fall..... Winter. Bleh. But that's a story for another time.

Happy End of Summer,

Deisel Truck Nationals

I can't help it....  love fast cars.....  love big trucks :)
  So every year we go to the Diesel Truck Nationals a Raceway Park. 
Oh yeah. Truck races, Monster trucks, jet cars!!!
One of my favorites......

My absolute favorite... The school bus Monster TruckLook at the size of those tires!!

Just look at her fly!!!

My favorite of all is the jet cars. They are so fast you can feel it in your chest :)

The locomotive jet cars....

My Absolute FAVORITE of all!!!! the jet truck!!!

OMG..... so fast it's just a blur......

Get out there and do something fun!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Vintage Umbrella

Happy day, happy day!!! I have been wanting a vintage patio umbrella for awhile now. I have just never had the luck to find one for a reasonable price. Actually, I have found only a couple...... they remain elusive..... just out of my reach. 

Yet I search..... and search...... I pray to the flea market/ picker gods....... I begin to covet the collection of one of my favorite bloggers, Mary Deluxe. (I even miss her sell one)

Then,  lo and behold! The Mister returns with one! AND IT WAS FREE!!!!

Sadly it belonged to his late Great Aunt, but that makes it even more special to me :)

It is even my favorite color!

With such cute flowers inside!!

And it even goes with my new cushions.  Kismet. Don't you just love when things work out :)

Happy hunting,

Monday, September 2, 2013

Marvelous Movie Monday....... Brat Pack Collection

On this slow rainy Labor Day Monday all I  can think of is movies. A whole collection in fact. Some of my all time favorites are the John Hughes movies. Come to think of it I think they are some of everyone's favorite movies :)

Rainy or cold winter days make me think of something I have always wanted to do..... watch all the Brat Pack Movies back to back.......

 Alas, today is not that day. But one day....... oh, yes. One day.

Thank god for John Hughes,