Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tiptoe through the Tulips

Yesterday I finally had time to snip and clean and then can the big bowl of green beans I managed to save from my ever dying garden. It seems there's always something with my garden. The dirt is clay and nothing grows, the ground sinks causing it to flood and nothing grows, and then finally this year everything's growing wonderfully and then we have hurricane like winds snapping the plants in half and pulling them out by their roots. It's never ending. Here are some pictures I took for the process.
My lovely bowling station!

Took some cool ones of my Mason/Ball jars we inherited from my husbands grandma when we were cleaning out her attic. They serve their purpose well. I just got done weeding the garden and I am happy to report that only 1/4 of the plants died and since my garden is a fairly large one, that's not a big deal. Less for me to weed in 92 degree weather is a good thing friends :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Dog Days are Over Now

It poured here this morning. Which wouldn't have been a big deal except I have two canines who fear thunder more then a good 'ole spanking from mommy any day. One laid directly beside me not allowing me to roll over (no pun intended) and the other laid by my head trembling in fear making my teeth chatter. So I, needless to say, didn't get much sleep.
Even worse is my garden. Though we need all this rain for our poor dead grass it could come in small amounts spread over time I mean, come on. No, instead it comes all at once. My crop of green beans is already partially dead due to the last torrential downpour and it's wind. God only knows what will happen now. I may be canning what I've picked thus far today but I'm scared to go out and look to see the damage that's been done this time. Fingers crossed that it's nothing.
About that obsession I told you about I've recently developed with scarves. I don't know what it is. I have shorter hair still, my second summer with it and I don't know if I've just gotten so used to not having hair on my face/forehead that now when it grows a bit longer than I typically keep it, I just put a scarf on and it does the trick. And like I said, they are the best accessory just as long as you wear them with a bold shirt, no pattern on pattern or at least I haven't quite figured out how to make that work just yet. Plus Goodwill, one of my favorite places to shop, carries usually around 50 or so in the shop all for a buck, 50 cents if you're willing to brave the half off Saturday group which I'm not. I just go on Wed. when they have a Hump Day 40% off sale. (My naive self didn't know what the phrase meant originally and I was kind of grossed out when I saw it on their marker board until I asked for clarification. Ha ha)
Here is just a look at what I've collected thus far.

They're all mostly that silk/polyester material which is light and cool during these dog days of summer. I love them :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Do You Want to Go to the Seaside

Greetings my poorly neglected blog. My camera decided to die a while back and I did what I tend to do when money is involved in fixing something which is to procrastinate in doing it :) But no more! I've realized not only have I not posted any summer outfits on here but that I no longer want to exclusively do fashion only. I will start posting about anything and everything, fashion still included. The following are just some cool pictures from my vacation to North Carolina this past fourth of the July and a look into some of my summer outfits. We had a blast and you finally get to see the long awaited "dress" which ended up being something entirely different then what I was going for but isn't that how it always works out!

 This was our first night there at an amazing restaurant with the best/only swordfish I have ever tasted. I brought 5 dresses and wore every single one of them. Oh and also you may see a new trend I've recently become addicted too as the pictures progress. Let's see if you can guess what it is!

This was at the top of the largest brick lighthouse in the United States. It was a lot of stairs, let me tell you.

This was at the First Flight museum which was pretty nifty. Have we guessed the trend yet? It's my scarves/headbands. They're the coolest accessory EVER! And I seem to have a problem since you can go to Goodwill and purchase them for all of a dollar. There are always a ton of them and they have the coolest designs to them and like Ron White says about puppies, they tend to stare at me screaming, "Pick me pick me!". I am in love with them.

This ladies and gentlemen is the "the one" the dress I searched high and low for and randomly bumped into it at Kohls while helping my significant other look for golf shirts of all things. It fit wonderfully, showed of my new found tan, and went well with the background too. The wedding was so amazing and special and I was glad to have found the dress that would mirror the occasion.