June 28, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Hello everyone! Long time, no talk.

I figured I should throw together a post since I've blogged a total of one time this month. What can I say? I've been enjoying my summer...sun in my hair, bugs in my teeth. Oh, I don't know where that came from...lol :)

Not much else to report. Hmmm, let see. Well, adventuresome girl that I am, I pretty much stuck to my normal routine last week. I bought flowers, went to the grocery store, took numerous trips to Target and snapped a few photos.

During one of my outings, I found this cute outfit for my daughter and realized it matched the flowers I had just purchased. Look! I even had greek yogurt bars that were color-coordinated too. My kids love them, but my husband and I kind of think they taste like chalk...yum :)

Well, anyway, put the whole thing together and that pretty much works out for a blog post...at least in my mind.

The pretty pink flowers that I got are called Godetia. Have you ever heard of those? I'd never seen them before. They look sort of like poppies, don't you think? I just love the old-fashioned charm of poppies. They remind me of visits to my grandma's house and the flowers that lined her front stoop.

Isn't funny how such simple little things bring back memories?

Sometimes, I wonder what my children will recall about their grandparents and their visits with them.

My mom, and my dad too, spend a lot of time with my kids...they're so blessed to have them so near. I hope they always remember all the fun things my mom does with them.  She does things that, I think, a lot of grandmas probably wouldn't do. They've went tent camping, to a dude ranch, tubing down a river and to water parks where she'll go down all the crazy slides. They're making memories, that's for sure.

Well, lovely people, that's all for today. I just wanted to pop in and say hello. I hope you have a great weekend...stay cool!


June 14, 2012

Freshening Up and Summer Fun

Hi everyone!! Oh, how I've missed you.

On the off chance you've been sitting around, wondering to yourself, "Gee, where's Tricia?" let me tell you that my computer decided to quit working. And since I have a lame phone and no laptop, I've been in a state of limbo since my new computer arrived, which it finally did. Yay!!

Anyway, since I wasn't spending time online, I freshened things up around my house a bit instead. I'd been keeping a watchful eye on my neighbor's peonies...waiting...waiting...waiting for them to bloom so I could talk her out of a few. She happily obliged.  

I actually took more than a few. I filled a big bucket full of blooms for my living room and then once they started to fade, I thinned them out and moved them into the dining room. Oh, aren't peonies such a pretty flower?!

Okay, just so I can pretend this cute photo of my son is somehow related to all the other pictures in this post, I'll tell you that the window to the dining room is right there behind him. See? Now it fits in with all the others :)

Oh, one last thing, I have to show you something new that I added to the dining room...our summer fun list. After I saw the one that Tara at Between You and Me made, I decided that we needed one too. My daughter sure loved that project. She was coming up with totally random things that had nothing to do with fun though...like that her brother couldn't eat any apples. What? In her mind, he eats way too many apparently. A lot of the things on our list did seem to involve food. Doesn't a s'more and picking fresh strawberries sound good?  

I used a chalk marker to write out my list. Have you ever tried one of those? Wow..loved that thing. I got it from Tracy at Loving Pretty Thingsalong with a bunch of other goodies that I had won in a giveaway she held awhile back. Thanks, Tracy :)

Well, people, that's that.  Hope you're having a stellar week :)


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