Monthly Archives: February 2008

An Ode To The Nester…

Otherwise Known as… I want to live in her bedroom!!!¬† ūüôā

¬†Okay.. now that I’ve caught your attention.. I just want to post a few pictures for a fellow blogger, The Nester @ The Nesting Place.¬† Her recent Blog, Window Mistreatments:401¬†has me totally capitvated.. I want her style, I want her windows.. I want her bedroom!!¬†

¬† Anyway, I commented on her blog, and asked her to come over to check out “the Expensive Quilt” aka, My Bedroom.¬† I just want some gooood suggestions on what kind of fabric I should look for to “Mis-treat” my windows in there.¬† Right now I have some Sheers that I am not happy with.¬† The main problem is, I live in the NORTH, NORTH, NORTH… and in the summer, it stays light outside till after 10:00 at night.¬† So, I can’t just have bare windows… the room darkening blinds just don’t darken enough..

¬† So, indulge me, look at my bedroom, and offer ANY suggestions of fabrics that would look good with the “Expensive Quilt”.¬† Meaning.. I can’t possibly change the bedding, because I spent WAAAAAAAY to much money on this quilt.. and I have to use it for at least 10 years to feel like I got my money’s worth!!¬† I have to tell you.. the pictures are a couple of weeks old.¬† The shelf over the bed is outside in the garage, sanded down waiting to be painted, as are the other small shelf and the plate holders.¬† I’m painting them black.¬† Also.. the stuff on the chest of drawers is my husbands.. he has warned me not to remove them.. he needs 4 square feet of space in our home!!¬† Als0 remember.. I live in Military housing.. so the room is SMALLLLLLL!!!


closet view

Don’t mind the pants hanging off of the bed.. that is a normal sight around here!!¬†

close up of the expensive quilt




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I know.. its been a week again!

Whoa.. it has been a busy one too!¬† First of all, I DID get my Explorer back.. and it was ONLY $2000.00.¬† Better than we had planned, but there goes my beach vacation this summer!!¬† I don’t know where I was going, but I was going somewhere warm!!¬† LOL~¬†¬†Its just been the week from hell~¬† Thats all I can say.¬† Hubby’s been grumpy, kids are busy busy.. and I never seem to catch a break!¬† Let alone enough computer time, and motivation to post.. and I LOVE posting!!¬† I’m sorry I’ve been gone.. What did I miss???¬† Anything Juicy, or Fun??¬† I need some fun everyone!!!!

¬† Anywho.. I am SOOOOOOO ready for spring!!!¬† I have these little flowers coming up in my flowerbeds.¬† I don’t know exactly what they are.. but they are so pretty!¬† Since this is my first spring in this house, they must have been planted by the people who lived here before.. and they did an interesting job of planting.. see the pictures??¬†**pictures to follow, my camera battery¬†is dead!**¬† If there are any gardening experts out there, can you tell me if I can safely move these bulbs so that next spring they are somewhere that they can be seen??¬†¬†I really want¬†to buy some primroses.. they grow really well up here, and I’m dying for a little color…¬† We are going to get off of this island this weekend, and I’m on a flower hunt..¬†¬†or treasure.. I wish I could find some thrift store treasure that would give me something to do for a couple of weeks!¬†

¬† Onto other news.. my daughter got her hair cut!¬† She hasn’t had any real length taken off of it since the end of 2nd grade.. and now she’s in 5th!¬† She got a super cute, layered shoulder length, real, pre-teen hairstyle!¬† And she looks sooooo grown up!¬† I will try to snap a picture of her when its all done up!¬† Yesterday was her first day at school with it, and it was her day on the school’s morning newscast~¬† She was so proud when she came home.¬† I guess lots of teachers and students gave her compliments~!¬†¬† I’m very proud of her, I just really got tired of seeing long straight hair, or a ponytail~¬† Thats all she would do with it.¬† I know on some people long straight hair looks great, but not on an active tomboy kinda girl.. this suits her much better!

¬† So far today its very gloomy outside.. hopefully the sun will make a little appearance…¬† That would make me happy!¬† I’m running over to K-mart later on.. they have casual knit capri pants on sale for girls, $5.00 each!¬† I hope to get a few different colors for Ali.. she loves Capri’s~!¬† Hubs and I are going to the Licence Beauru to get new licence plates for his motorcylce and the Explorer,¬†maybe I’ll get him to take me to lunch!!


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Bath Day!!

And we aren’t happy… LOL!!¬† Sophie may look happy, but she growled at me the whole time she was wet…

Sophie all Wet


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We MAY know what is wrong with my Explorer!!!¬† After almost 3 weeks!¬† Its the Air Intake Manifold, Valve.. whatever.¬† It has a crack in it.¬† Of course… after we’ve replaced the ENTIRE Exahst System, every wire, plug, coil.. everything, and its a crack in a plastic part.¬† UGH.. I’m miserably happy.¬† Is that possible?¬† Is that even a real emotion???¬† I sure will be happy to get my car back, but who knows what our bill is gonna be… there goes my trip to Europe (I wish I was going there.. just trying to be Melodramatic, my Mother wouldn’t approve!)¬† At least its an answer, we’ve; meaning Hubs, his father the mechanic, his brother the mechanic, his friend the mechanic, THE Mechanic working on it, and every other person we’ve told about the drama surrounding the Explorer- uh oh.. I forgot where I was going with this.. Oh yeah, we are all thankful to have found something!¬† Cross your fingers.. I may have a car by the weekend!!!!


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Anyone Read The Twilight Books?

Okay.. these are my FAVORITE books!¬† I read them (all three) in one weekend, and I’m waiting for the 4th to come out August 2nd..¬†¬† If you like Vampires.. I do, I know.. I’m weird.. these are awesome books, beautifully written.¬† I’m a dork, I watched Buffy and Angel.. and the new show Moonlight.. I don’t want to run into a Vampire,¬†trust me.. but¬†something about mysterious characters draws me in..¬† ¬†The books ¬†are Young Adult.. so nothing gory or anything.¬† Its more¬†of a Teenage Love¬†Story.. they capitvated me!¬†*EDIT* (The Vampires in this book are¬†“good”¬†vampires.¬† The head of the family is a Doctor!¬† They are trying to be as normal as they can.. its¬†a strange¬†plot.. but it really pulls you in.¬† I think you can read the first chapter¬†of each¬†book at the Stephenie Meyer site)¬† **¬†I re-read the books, and probably will again before the next book comes out.¬† ¬†They are set in Forks, WA.. not too far from here.. just a ferry ride and a drive… I think I may have to go there at least once while I live up here.¬† Here’s a link to the books:

¬† So anyway.. they are making a movie based on the first book, “Twilight” and they just did the press release for the characters..¬† Only a couple of them remotely look like what I had in my mind.. isnt’ that true for all books though??

Read about it here:

The movie comes out in December.. I can’t wait!!!¬†


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You should be dancin’

Today, I was doing my “first cup of coffee in the morning blog surfing” and found my way to Jennifer’s blog, The Peterson’s Go Public, (a fun blog.. check it out) and found myself waking up.. and FAST!!!¬† Someone, aka my Daughter, had left the computer speakers up QUITE loud!¬† Anyway.. Jennifer has the Bee Gee’s “You Should be Dancing” on her music player.. which motivated me to head over to ITunes to download it.. and “Tragedy” for my MP3 Player.¬† I am always on the lookout for a good, upbeat song to put on there.¬† AND.. The Bee Gee’s are part of my Childhood.¬† My Mom used to listen to the Bee Gee’s on Saturday Mornings when we would clean.¬† I happen to know all of the words.. Sad, I know, but true!¬† So, now on my MP3 player, right after “It Takes Two” by Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock and right before “Wild, Wild West” by the Escape Club lies 2 of my favorite Bee Gee’s Songs~!!¬† I have quite an assortment on there.. ranging from Blondie to Rhianna to the Go’Go’s..¬† oh, and a little Garth Brooks too~¬†

¬† So, you tell me… What’s on your MP3, Ipod.. whatever you listen to?¬† Do you listen to it LOUD, or mello?¬† I like mine LOUD!!¬† I listen to my MP3 while I’m cleaning.. full blast!¬† And, I get a lot done this way, and I can’t hear myself singing.. Poor Doggies though!!!¬† I’m off to Dance, uh, I mean Vacuum~!!!!¬† Have a great day everyone.. and Thanks Jennifer for the Inspiration!

mp3 player with Tragedy


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Shirley Goodnest.. a funny!

I got this in my email this morning.. Way tooo cute not to pass along!

¬†A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn’t want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he¬† had some independence but yet know that he was safe.¬†
So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn’t notice her.¬†
The neighbor said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it  would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.  The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following  behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he knew.

She did this for the whole week.¬† As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy’s little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every¬† day all week.

Finally he said to Timmy, “Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?”¬†

¬†Timmy nonchalantly replied, “Yeah, I know who she is.”¬†

The friend said, “Well, who is she?”¬†
“That’s just Shirley Goodnest,” Timmy replied, “and her daughter Marcy.”¬†

“Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us? ”¬†
“Well,” Timmy explained, “every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm¬† with my prayers, ‘cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it¬† says, ‘Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life’,¬† so I guess I’ll just have to get used to it!”¬†

 May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always!


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