Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekend Recap and a Winner!

Hello friends and happy Monday to you!
I was hoping to get a chance to blog over the weekend but it just didn't happen. As most of you know, I have been battling sickness for nearly a month...Wednesday will make 4 weeks. I went to the doctor last week and was prescribed three different medications that seem to have helped somewhat but unfortunately have not totally taken care of things. This cough is stubborn! Anywho, when I went to pick up my scripts, I couldn't help but check out the beautiful flowers they had for sale. I wanted one of everything, but that didn't happen. 

Aren't the hanging baskets gorgeous?

That's what I chose...a double impatien.

It's so pretty and I love the color.

Friday evening, the hubby and I went to Lake City to buy groceries. We had supper at Panda Express, then ran to the mall so I could pick up some Bath & Body Works candles. They are my favorite! I had to go through TJ Maxx to go in the mall and of course I had to look around. I was checking out the home decor aisles when I rounded the corner and I spotted the sweetest cow print! I think I squealed because the hubby was wondering what was wrong with! My heart skipped a beat and I immediately ran over, grabbed it and put it in my cart. 

Isn't she the sweetest? I named her Blossom. My grandparents had a cow named Blossom when I was younger. She lived to be very old...I think she was around 20 or more when she died. She was not this color but considering this cow is surrounded by blooms, I thought Blossom was the perfect name for her.

I had been wanting to replace the floral print I had on this wall for a while and I had also been wanting the perfect cow picture for a while as well so I didn't even have to justify my purchase. I absolutely love how it looks on the dark wood walls. It is perfection in my eyes and I smile every time I look at it.

I took down all the Easter decor over the weekend which meant I needed to give the buffet a new look. This is what I came up with. The hubby was a sweetie and repainted my lamps for me with my white milk glass paint. They are so pretty!

I shopped the house to put together a look that I love. 

I am really loving my galvanized perpetual calendar I picked up at Dollar General for $5. 

Look at that sweet face...:)

And speaking of sweet faces...

Rooster & Sadie modeled their party hats my niece Taylor made for them. She had a Gotcha Day party to celebrate her dog June's adoption day. My dogs did not go to the party because they don't do well with a crowd of dogs but she sent them hats and treats. They loved the treats...the hats...not so much. This was as good as it was going to get. LOL!

Here's a funny picture from the party I got off Miranda's blog...My Restless Soul. From left to right....Taylor & June, Miranda & Bell, and Shelby & Violet. All the dogs are adopted rescue dogs. Taylor & Shelby are my nieces. You probably remember me sharing their weddings. Taylor got married in January and Shelby got married last year in March, I love this picture!

Here's one before they got too rowdy. Aren't they cute in their hats?

I had a wonderful weekend overall. I worked in my classroom for a few hours Saturday and managed to get caught up on lots of things I had gotten behind on during the last month while I've been sick. Saturday evening was pretty lazy...just piddling around for a bit. Sunday I worked on some projects for school which I will share soon and then went to the Gotcha party for a bit at my sister's house. I love a weekend spent mostly at home. 

I want to thank each of you who participated in the jellybean estimation fun. It was fun for me each time I read a comment and saw your guess. When Linda commented first and guessed 266, I was pretty sure she was going to be the winner. She was after all only 7 numbers off! But then, Carol guessed 278, which was one number less than my estimate when I played and won. The actual number was 273,  so that put Carol two numbers closer than Linda and made her the winner. Had she guessed 279 which was my estimate, both she and Linda wound have won. It was super fun and I hope you all enjoyed playing along! I will be contacting you soon Carol. Congratulations!

Thank you all for visiting today! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Until next time.....

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Rambling Recap and a Surprise!

I hope this finds you doing well. Did you have a nice Easter? I thoroughly enjoyed Easter...well, the whole weekend actually. It sure went by quickly though!
I had a 3-day weekend which was wonderful. I kicked off Easter weekend on Thursday by taking these treats to my co-workers. 

The librarian at school (who is a good friend and happens to be my friend Jeana's mom) loves to bake and she brought me a box of cupcakes she made. She made my whole kindergarten team a box full. She's the best!

I don't know where she gets her energy! Aren't these pretty? They ones I ate were delicious! I didn't eat them all mind you! I ate that morning and one the next. The hubby ate the other two. We finished up testing on Thursday and had a really great day. 

That evening I met my friends for dinner to celebrate Jeana's birthday. It was really nice.,,I always enjoy sitting and chatting with my girls! I made each of them an Easter/Spring goodie bag and included one of these pretty stemless wine glasses in them. Here is says believe and has a pair of gold rain boots filled with flowers. Theirs each had a different spring icon and flowers with a different word.  They are so pretty!

Friday, the hubby and I were both off work so we made our way over to Lake City to pick some things up from Lowe's and buy groceries. I also went to the new Five Below and Hobby Lobby stores that just recently opened. I picked up a few things at Five Below for my classroom and here's what I got at Hobby Lobby.

I love this line of products and they were all 50% off that day. I got this pretty box and am using it to house all my bill paying items.

I bought the pretty pencil pouch to keep in my purse or my teacher bag. I haven't decided yet. It was too pretty to pass up and only $3!

I bought a couple sheets of stickers. They were also 50% off. I only allow myself to buy these things if they are on sale. 

I picked up the bee stickers for a baby shower I am helping with in May. I'm going to be a great aunt! We are having a bee themed shower and it's going to BEE adorable! The honeycomb in the background is bulletin board border I found in the teacher section of the Dollar Tree. I thought it might come in handy too. 

I fell in love with this gorgeous washi tape and it too was 50% off! It matches the items above...the box and pencil pouch.

I used some of it in my planner this gorgeous!

Saturday, the hubby whipped out a simple project I requested last week. I wanted a little stand to sit the tv on so it didn't have to sit directly on the Dish Network box. I love how this simple project turned out. It makes such a difference and looks so much nicer. Rooster decided to plop down just as I started to take the picture. He makes me smile! My Sadie hates the camera. 

Now to decide what to sit on either side of it. I'm shopping the house for something. This was a no cost project since we have a multitude of scrap lumber from all our projects and remodeling. I already ahd the paint too. Miranda and Bell came Saturday to spend the weekend with us. I always love having her over. Bell was fascinated with all the new country smells. LOL! Saturday evening we went to dinner and met my sister and nephews and after, they came over to visit. 

Sunday found us preparing food for the Easter celebrations. We always celebrate with the hubby's family at lunch time and then come back home to celebrate with mine. The hubby's uncle lives on the Suwannee River so of course I had to get river pictures. Bell loved the water...she was so funny trying to catch the minnows.

And his aunt grows some beautiful flowers! We had a nice lunch and visited for a bit before we headed home to see my family.

My sister hosted this year and she had games for us to play. Easter trivia was fun and I won the items you see below....a pretty plaid spatula and some cookie stamps which I think I will use for play doh at school.

I also guessed the closest on the jelly bean estimation. I am pretty good at estimating small items since we do this in kindergarten nearly every day. I've decided that I want each of you to guess and whoever is closest will receive a surprise from me. Details will be at the end of the post.

I was so tired Sunday evening...but it was a wonderful weekend.

Monday after work, I decided to straighten up and reorganize my desk in the craft room. Little projects like this always make me happy. They also help me decompress. I have been sick with allergy/sinus issues for nearly 3 weeks and it is about to get me down. I have had such a bad cough and headaches that I haven't been able to go to my workouts. I'm praying it goes completely away soon. I am starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel, so hopefully!

Anywho, here's a couple more pictures of my desk area. 

I picked up this pretty bouquet at Hobby Lobby last Friday too. I used my 40% off coupon on it which made it $6. I love it!

And that my friends is what I have been up to. 

Be sure to leave your guess for the jellybeans in the comments below. If you are a no reply blogger, you will also need to leave your e-mail. If you are a regular reader and I respond to your comments by e-mail, then you don't need to. I will help you out a bit and tell you it is more than 150 and less than 350. I will also say that if someone happens to guess the same number I guessed, I will send that person a surprise too. You have until midnight Sunday, April 23rd to leave your guess. Be sure to do it because you have a good chance to win since I don't have a lot of readers. I will pick up something fun for the winner this weekend and send it out next week after I announce the winner. As always, thanks for reading, good luck and have a lovely week! 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekend Recap

Hello friends! 
I blinked and the weekend was gone...I don't understand how it happens but it does. 
It was a really nice weekend despite the fact that it seemed so short! Friday after work, I went home and did a little cleaning and then packed a bag and headed to Miranda's place in Gainesville. We enjoyed an evening in with this grand dog, Bell. Sorry for the blurry picture. I zoomed in on my phone because I was too lazy to get up and get closer for a picture. Miranda says she always drags a treasure in from the yard when she goes out to potty. This time it was a stick...which she proceeded to chew up all over the living room carpet. 

We started watching a movie Miranda recommended...Silver Linings Playbook. I feel asleep before it was over (it was a long week in kindergarten and I was sick all week) but finished it the next day. Saturday morning we got ready and went to meet my sister, Nancy and a couple of her kids for breakfast at Metro Diner. Love this place...their food is delicious. I had one of the specials...cinnamon roll pancakes. Oh my....they were heavenly!

After breakfast, Miranda took me to 2nd & Charles. I had never been before so I was excited! It's a book store that sells both new and used books. Check out this wall of books! I thought it might just be spines but nope...stacks and stacks of real books! I want a book wall now!

I managed to find several books to bring home with me...imagine that!
Two of them were books I read recently on my Kindle. I wanted the books for my shelf though. I was thrilled to find out it was educator's week in the store and I got 25% off my total! They give teachers a 20% discount every day though so I will definitely be back to shop some more!

We left 2nd & Charles and went to Old Navy where I purchased a couple simple t-shirts and a cheapo pair of flip flops to wear in the yard. After that we went to Target. I only bought 2 packs of stickers in the Dollar Spot...although they had so many cute things that I resisted.

I did have to purchase these two rolls of washi tape though. I love the copper/rose gold color and didn't have any like it. I haven't bought washi tape in a while so I didn't feel guilty purchasing these.

We spotted this seasonal Boom Chicka Pop in sugar cookie flavor that had to come home with me. Oh my tasty! I love Boom Chicka Pop sweet and salty kettle corn. If you haven't tried it and you like popcorn, do yourself a favor and buy some. I promise you will love it!

After Target, we grabbed a quick lunch and then headed back to Miranda's place to let Bell out of her crate. We finished the movie and then I gathered up my things to head home. I had to stop and buy groceries on the way. Saturday evening was spent being lazy.

Sunday morning we talked to Joey's mom and she and her boyfriend decided to come over and check out our new porch. We grilled some steaks, sausage, and chicken and I made a couple sides and they ate lunch with us. After lunch, I cleaned up and piddled around in my craft room for a bit. Sundays are often lazy days around our place....just ask Sadie. 

This week is testing week for our kinders. One down and three to go. We are off Friday and I am looking forward to a 3-day weekend for sure. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and may your week be a good one. 

Until next time.....

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