Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Images I love...

Wouldn't this be the perfect place to curl up and read a good book on a Sunday afternoon?

Fruity drinks with a festive garnish are the essence of summertime.

It is my dream to own a powder blue Bug convertible. Maybe someday...

Pretty glassware...

I thought I loved the Pyrex primary mixing bowls, but I've come to realize I'm in love with vintage Pyrex of all kinds! I also have an affinity for milk glass. I don't know why or when this started. Maybe I'm finally finding my niche in the hobby world. I've never been too akin to "collecting" things for fear of over cluttering. Since this is a new and healthy habit, I don't think I mind it.

I love the scallop detail on vintage milk glass.

What a fun image!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I'm dying! Look at this gorgeous thing.
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Or this one

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Falling Slowly

If you haven't seen the movie Once, you should. I am in love with this song. Last night on Idol, Kris sang it and I fell in love with it all over again. This is just one of those songs that has a powerful feeling and emotion behind it. It always gives me chills. So again, if you haven't seen it then put it on your To Do list!

Thai Chicken Pasta

My absolute favorite thing to eat at Cheesecake Factory is Thai Chicken Pasta. So, I came across a Thai noodle salad recipe, and with a little improvisation made a yummy dinner last night. The hubby was not too thrilled with it, but apparently he doesn't like Thai food.... period. So, I wasn't too discouraged about it.
I'm hoping somebody else will make it and let me know what you think. Please!!

Thai Chicken Pasta
What You'll Need:
3/4 c. CHUNKY peanut butter
1/2 c. Soy sauce
1 box (14.5 oz) Wheat THIN spaghetti
1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
1/2 rotisserie chicken
2 green onions
1 shredded carrot

What to do:
Boil the noodles per package instructions and set aside. Don't drain yet. Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, pepper flakes and 1/4 c. of the hot water from the noodles. Mix until blended well. You could bake your own chicken, but I found it much easier to buy a rotisserie chicken for $4 at Kroger. Shred up about half of the chicken, green onions and carrots. Drain your noodles and pour peanut sauce over while still hot. You have to work with it for a couple of minutes folding and stirring to get all the noodles coated. Add the chicken and veggies and mix it up. It's yummy! You can add soy sauce to taste.

It makes a I saved it for lunch for the next 2 days......very economical.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Garage Sale & Movies

I made $125 at the garage sale Saturday! I thought that was great considering I had planned on chunking most of it in the garbage or Hannah Home box. I still have another pile of things in the garage to get rid of in the coming months.

We've been on a movie kick lately. Last weekend Jim & Teresa came down and took us to a movie and dinner at Momma G's. T & I went to see Duplicity and Jim & Jamey went to see The Haunting in Connecticut.

Since then we've watched:
Marley & Me - super depressing! I cried my eyes out at the end.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
- Jamey actually decided to rent this one, and it was worth the watch. I got a few good laughs out of it, and it wasn't as cheesy as I thought.

Slumdog Millionaire - I usually never agree with award winning movies, but this one was FANTASTIC! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Bedtime Stories - Well the first twenty minutes were good, but I was so exhausted that I fell asleep. Jamey said it was good...but I guess I'll have to watch it again.

I guess I'm gonna call it a night because I have to be at school by 10 am tomorrow. Oh I hate mornings!


Meet Sgt. Tibbs, the newest member of our family. I'm sure you're wondering where we came up with that name. Well, he's named after a character in 101 Dalmations. We had been "looking" at puppies, but couldn't agree on what kind to get or whether or not to even get one. Jamey really wanted to get an English Springer Spaniel, but I couldn't handle a 50 lb. dog in addition to the two we already have. I was really not wanting to get another only exceptions were a) it had to be small and b) NO shedding! So when we went to Orlando and saw a store called "Just Puppies", we couldn't resist stopping by to 'look'. Well obviously we did more than that.
He slept the entire 7+ hour drive home, with the exception of two quick stops to pee. Of course, he screamed his head off that night when we got home. I slept with my hand hanging off the side of the bed into his box so he would stop yelping at the top of his lungs. We call this ear bleeding noise his 'singing'. Tibby sings A LOT! In the mornings when I get up, Jamey has to roll over on my side of the bed so Tibbs can see him or's a full chorus. Sometimes Lola chimes in with her gripes and complaints about being locked up in the laundry room. I can't say I blame her, though.
Buddy is still grumpy old Buddy. He doesn't like for Tibbs to be in his personal space, and is quick to show his teeth if Tibbs gets too close. Lola is adjusting to being the middle child. She still tries to be the baby, but she doesn't mind running a few laps around the house after her new little bro.
It's late, so I'll save his personality for later. It's a whole post in itself!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm no fool

Today after class, I made a trip to Angel's (huge indoor flea market) to search for those darn bowls (see former post). Fortunately, I found two complete sets. Unfortunately, the cheapest was $70! No way that's happening!
BUT...I did find this gem:

I'm going to find a tall skinny lamp for it. I'm just excited to finally display my Lenox stuff and other knickknacks.

I also visited the Salvation Army and was delighted to find the Starbucks mug I've been dying to have. It's $10 in the stores, and I just couldn't fork that much over when I don't need it. Salvation Army so kindly priced my prized mug for just $0.50!

At the flea market, I also purchased some 1970s Tupperware containers, which I have been wanting for years! Grams (my mom's mom) has some that she's used for flour, sugar, cereal...and nobody makes them that way anymore, so I jumped at the chance to own some!

I was going to post a little bit about Tibby, but I realized I haven't introduced him yet (at least not on the blog). So, since he deserves his very own post and the fact that I'm too tired to do it right now, It will have to wait until another day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Paper or Plastic?--Neither.

For the past two nights we've been so busy that we've opted for McDonald's $1 cheeseburgers. Tonight I decided I wanted something on the lighter side. I actually tried to give some presentation to it, rather than just a plastic wrapper or paper plate. We had bagels with cream cheese, spinach and ham. I topped off some cream of chicken soup with some shredded cheddar. It was DElicious!

I am bidding on an old (1921) botanical drawing book on eBay. I intend on cutting the pages out and framing them for my big blank wall in the den.

I was purusing some antiquing sites when I can came across a set of Pyrex Primary Nesting Bowls. I have to get a set of these! I'm in love!