Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
As I began separating the darks/whites it occurred to me how life is a lot like laundry. Everyone has it, we don't like talking about it, we usually hide it behind a closed door, and eventually we have to deal with it. I'm at the point in my life where I'm dealing with my pile of laundry and separating the darks (mistakes) from the whites (good decisions). I've had to wear a lot of stained and wrinkled clothes (my struggles)in my life. Looking at my discolored garments I think; what on earth was I thinking!!! Usually that was the case, I wasn't thinking at all. It's amazing how one small red sock (poor decision) can ruin a load of whites (good decisions). Have you ever tried to fix a pink shirt that was white? Impossible!
As I get older I realize how important it is to take my time doing my laundry and read the tags (scripture) before tossing a garment so carefree (jumping into things) into my machine. I use the appropriate detergent (prayer) for my garments now. When drying I sometimes put them in the dryer with a scented fabric softener (faith) and wait for them to dry (answered prayer). Afterwards I use a iron (press on) and work on getting the creases out of my garment (my life). No matter how white and crisp my outfit is; it doesn't take long for a small wrinkle to appear (reminds me that I'm not perfect). So, I'm not going to be judgmental towards those who have wrinkled and stained clothes. But I will give them the name of a good dry cleaner (Jesus).
Just a few little things to brighten the laundry in your life....
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
These are the movies I'm going to rent:
Gidget ~ I grew up in California and I use to love to surf with my friend in Huntington Beach. We use to spend our summers (preteens) watching old Gidget reruns. We both had crushes on Moon Doggie, LOL!
American Graffiti ~ I remember watching this movie at my aunt's house. She use to live in Modesto, California. She took us by the old Mel's drive-in. That's where American Graffiti was filmed. We use to drive the strip in the summer. Modesto was just a little town back then. Now it's totally changed.
Blue Hawaii ~ Who doesn't love a movie starring Elvis? I think it's sort of cheesy but it still reminds me of summer.
Share with me some of your summer movie favorite's from your childhood. I'd love to hear them....
Monday, July 20, 2009
Life was definitely easy going compared to today. However, just because we live in a time when things are a bit crazy doesn't mean we have to participate in it. It's nice to take charge of my life and schedule and say, "No thank you, I'm going the other way." I'm not interested in running the race with the Joneses. I don't care if the Joneses have the bigger house, I don't feel bad if the Joneses have the nicer car, I really could care less if the Joneses have the newest high tech gadget, and I'm really not impressed with the Joneses who put value into stuff over integrity. No, I think my "uncool" life suits me just fine. I'm feeling the need to live a more simple life without the hustle and bustle. Therefore, I'll just watch the Joneses run their little hearts out in this race called life; I'll be sipping my cold ice lemonade from the stress free sidelines.
My favorite things about the 1950's.....
Bobby Darin is one of my favorite singers from the 50's. My hubby and I had a retro 50's style wedding. We played all 50's/New Orleans music during our reception. It was a lot of fun. Every age group was out on the dance floor. Bobby Darin was one of the artist we played.
I grew up watching Doris Day movies. I loved, "Please don't eat the Daisies." I thought Doris Day was beautiful.
My dream car since I was about 9 years old. My dad use to restore cars and when I was younger he restored a 1956 T-Bird. I fell in love at first sight and I've wanted one ever since.
Who doesn't love Perry Mason? I thought Perry Mason was one cool dude. He always figured it out, caught the bad guy, and saved the innocent from going to jail, all within the hour. My hubby and I have been watching the old series on our dvd sets. They are so much fun. I love to look at all the retro clothing. The men looked so classy in then with their suits and hats.
What do y'all like about the 1950's. I would love for you to share with me.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Girls, I'm exhausted and running on fumes. I'm really looking forward to this weekend. July has been super busy for hubby and I. I have to run over to San Antonio for a baby shower this weekend. But I'm taking full advantage of my hotel suite. I'm packing my favorite pj's, bubble bath, cd, and journal. Sometimes when I feel things are starting to get a bit hectic I try to relax with a bubble bath and write in my journal. It keeps my thoughts organized and helps release stress. How do you deal with your stress?
I love my cotton pj's. They are super comfy and I love to lounge in them.
I started buying Philosophy bath products years ago. My favorite bubble bath is Strawberry Milkshake. It smells so yummy.
I like to listen to Michael Buble while taking a long relaxing bath. I love the sound of his voice.
I have a million journals around the house. I use them for practically everything, favorite websites, boutiques, restaurants, but I also like to jot down my thoughts. It makes a huge difference just writing your thoughts down. It helps to clear my head and get my emmotions out. Over the years I can look back and see how God has truly blessed me and how every situation has brought me to where I am today. It's really awesome to see God working in my life and it really brings me comfort knowing that He's there.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
1 c. self-rising flour
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I love the pink colors they use in this setting. However, this could also be very pricey if you were to use dinner settings. These are my suggestions to keep the cost low but to get the same effect:
1.) Paper plates- I would buy dark pink paper plates from your local party supply store.
2.) Tablecloth- I would also purchase a light pink disposable tablecloth from the party supply store as well. I would get a light pink to show the contrast between the colors; as shown in the original picture.
3.) White napkins & utensils- I would tie the utensils inside the white napkin and wrap it around with a green ribbon. This would give the same effect as the greenery shown above.
4.) I would buy pink carnations as my centerpiece. They are cheap and any local florist will have them. You might want to check with Sams Club. You can buy an entire arrangement for under $8.00.
5.) Plastic cups- To serve pink lemonade or cherry 7up. And scatter pink Jelly Beans to get the petal effect.
6.) Also, I would put together a gift table in the same light pink tablecloth. I would buy dark pink balloons as my centerpiece. It will look so festive when the guests arrive with Birthday gifts.
How many guests will be attending? I have several menu's that I've used for work functions, holidays, and dinner parties. I'd be happy to share.....
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Look at the adorable casserole dish I found. I think anything you bake would look cute in this polka dot dish. Wouldn't that be cute for a pot luck?