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Showing posts from March, 2013

No flowers in my yard but I can always have flowers on my dress

♥ Dress:  Maggy London ♥ Boots:  Bamboo Shoes ♥ Tights: JC Penny
I thought if I would get out something to wear with a little "spring" to it that it might just lighten my mood.  I've had a terrible cold and winter has just been dragging out forever it seems, like my cold. Believe it or not the sun is actually shining today! I'm off tomorrow for Good Friday so today is a good day although there are still no daffodils to take pretty pictures of I'm hoping they still manage to bloom. They were already in full bloom this time last year. That's a bonus to having a lifestyle blog, you can look back on what was going on the year before. I purchased this dress on eBay last summer for $3.95 plus a couple bucks for shipping. The style appears to be something from days gone by but it is in great shape. After a wash and iron it was like new again. I love the floral print. 
I know I am always raving over eBay but I have got the shaft a couple times so you do have to watc…

It's never gonna warm up so I might as well wear my gorgeous coat

It's the end of March and it's still snowing. Not that I'm really complaining because it is beautiful and we didn't get much last year but I do have to say enough is enough, though. It could have been kinder to my work schedule if it was going to keep this up. I haven't had to miss any work due to all this mess. I was so hoping for a snow day today! After all I have the first season of The Walking Dead in black and white I've been dying to watch. I did get off early a couple of days but no snow days. Also, I was hoping to be photographing daffodils by now, not snow. I heard on the news that Punxsutawney Phil had been indicted by one of our local prosecutors for falsely predicting an early spring on Groundhog's Day. Guess I'm not the only one that thinks enough is enough. Phil must have predicted an early release from his job to his handler if he didn't set things straight because he stepped up and took the blame so regardless of Phil's bad pre…

A year with my iPhone

It's been almost a year since I took the plunge from media phone to smart phone. My granddaughter wanted a phone and the one I had was perfect for a little girl. Plus it gave me the excuse to upgrade to a smartphone. I don't really like to talk on the phone much so I thought I would actually get some use from my plan if I had a phone that I could do more on. The downside was the higher cost but if I used my phone more in whatever context it would be justifiable in my mind. Anything I could do to convince myself was good enough for me! I decided to go with an iPhone since I was somewhat familiar with Apple since I already had an account for my iPod. I easily set up my phone using my Apple ID and was able to purchase apps right away. At that time the 4S was the newest phone and even though the 5 came out soon afterwards I'm perfectly pleased with the model I got. I love it! If you are borderline on taking the plunge for yourself, I say go for it! You won't be sorry. It…

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Since I read that Google reader was closing here soon I knew I had to find some place else to read my favorite blogs. With doing a bit of research I think Bloglovin is probably the way to go. I decided to open an account and apparently I had been there before and set the account up but never went back. I don't like to have too many applications that do the same thing I guess. I get overloaded with so much internet sometimes. I'm excited to be trying something new, though. Anyways, you have to claim your blog by adding a link onto a post so that is the reason for this one. Hope it works! Come follow me ♥

Lazy weekend treat ~ French Toast with Praline Topping

Around the household we've all been giving it our all not to be sick with a cold. It's one of those things where you don't feel bad enough to stay home in bed but you don't feel like doing anything either. To boot I don't think I've quite gotten used to daylight savings time. Even poor Fadra has been sneezing! We were kind of expecting our granddaughter so we hadn't made any plans but then she ended up spending the weekend with her family so a free weekend was at hand. Too bad we weren't up to getting out and drinking some green beer. You can see my post about St. Patrick's Day from last year here. I had bare legs and was thrilled on a spring day! This year I wasn't feeling too lively. To make matters worse it was a dreary, rainy day. Regular winter gear required. Since neither of us felt much up to doing anything in particular we just decided we wouldn't do anything at all. I can't remember the last time neither of us had anything that…

Photography - F.C. Gundlach

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Beautiful photography by F. C. Gundlach. I now have the urge to go for a drive and pose next to a car ♥ 

Spring forward

 Just the thought of springing forward wears me out, let alone actually springing forward. It makes me feel like I need to spring into action and do something spring worthly this minute like clean my whole house from top to bottom but it feels like father time is making me and I don't want to, though. Those first couple of days after the change of time makes me feel like I've already sprung my spring and hitting that couch to watch tv or even going to bed early is all I can think of wanting to do. I can spring clean anytime but how often do I have a zombie show waiting for me. Well, maybe more than the normal person and once in awhile for sure but you know what I mean.

I did manage to get out of the house yesterday and I found a couple of lonely flowers which you can see above. I think they may be some of the same bunch from last year that you can see pictures of here. I can't wait to see if some of the things I planted last fall come up. If they come up that is, since I…