Friday, March 26, 2010

New Beginnings

I am a little slow on posting this, but my Dad got married last Saturday! So happy to be able to be there on his special day! So excited and happy for them both! :)

In Love with Ruche!

I don't exactly remember how I stumbled upon this amazing women's boutique but I am so glad I did! And they take Paypal - woot!

Here's a few of my favorite items in their shop! Visit Ruche here!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What Are Our Neighbors Doing??

I am tempted to start a new series on my blog called "What Are Our Neighbors Doing??" Because honestly, I am always wondering just what the heck is going on over there across the lawn, across the street and next to us. I am sure they are thinking the same thing as every month or so we lug out boxes of clothes and things for goodwill with our car so packed that it looks like we are moving out or when I linger about the yard with my camera snapping pictures of my flowers and house.

But seriously, this warrants a picture for your sake, but I haven't quite gotten myself into the idea of leaning in our upstairs window to get a shot for you because knowing my luck they will see me. But maybe this post will provoke me enough to do so.

So, we have new neighbors behind us... and there was a little deck with railings in the yard that the previous neighbors had put in - probably not with HOA permission which I am sure resulted in various letters of warning and threats when the new neighbors moved in and the HOA finally noticed there was a deck on the back of the house. Well, one of the first things they did was rip up the deck.

Then a tarp when down in the middle of the lawn held down with milk jugs filled with water and bricks. I am assuming that this is to kill the grass? Maybe for a garden next summer? Woohoo fellow gardeners! :)

But as the months have progressed (they moved in last summer) more milk jug-laden tarps have gone down until the ENTIRE back yard is now covered with blue, black and grey tarps. Lovely.

So what are they doing??

Are they killing off the old grass to completely start over and reseed in the spring? They started back in the fall...they don't seem to have kids or pets who would actually use the backyard and I never actually SEE them in other parts of the yard landscaping or anything - so why this urge to kill the grass? Hmm? Any ideas?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Languages of Love

I know we've had this book before, but I've recently heard more about the Five Love Languages both on the radio station I listen to in the mornings on my way to work and from my Dad who's getting married here in a few short weeks (yay!) :)!

So, of course it prompted me to figure out what my love languages were again since I couldn't remember and made me wonder what my hubby's was - though of course I had an idea of what they were for the both of us - but, sometimes it take a little stepping back to analyze exactly what makes us tick.

So, here it goes!

My love language scores:
5 Words of Affirmation
9 Quality Time
6 Receiving Gifts
3 Acts of Service
7 Physical Touch       

My love language is: Quality Time
In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there--with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby--makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

My hubby's Love Language is: Words of Affirmation
Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important–hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

Here's his scores:
11 Words of Affirmation
10 Quality Time
2 Receiving Gifts
3 Acts of Service
4 Physical Touch  

Want to find out your love language or learn more? Check out the Five Love Language website!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Another great gardening find this morning! My daffodils are coming up - we've got quite some time until they bloom but any sort of green happiness coming up from the ground is fabulous news! And there's green little sprouts coming up on our stonecrop! Spring is on it's way! Pics to come! :)