Friday, April 9, 2010

Wonderful weekend

I just can't get over how beautiful the neighborhood looks. Al the flowers and trees are in full bloom. I've been spending more time in my flowerbeds this season too. Last year we moved to Houston right in the middle of spring so I wasn't prepared. It has taken me almost an entire year to just get everything situated. I'm so happy that this year I have time to plant beautiful flowers and set up the patio.

My husband and I've been do some business travel this week so I'm anxious to spend the weekend just playing in the yards. You should see my Azaleas. They are absolutely gorgeous. I just wish they would last all through the summer. Of course they won't but I did find some other plants that are going to last all season. I'll take pictures this weekend and share with y'all.

So much has happened this past month. We celebrated my hubby's 40th B-Day. Yes, my husband is now officially 40. We drove over to San Antonio where we met up with our dear friends from Austin. My friend's hubby's B-Day is the day before my hubby's so it was a birthday weekend. During the trip we had a chance to tour the missions (we've wanted to do that for years). They are so beautiful and I'm so glad we finally broke down and went on the tour. It was the perfect weekend too. The weather was fantastic. I don't ever remember being in San Antonio with such lovely weather.

Last weekend my new furniture was finally delivered. Well, let me rephrase that. My living room set was finally delivered. I've been waiting for over a month. It looks fabulous. I can't believe the difference it has made. I'm so happy with our decision.

Sunday was Easter and my husband purchased me a new computer. I'm typing from it right now. It's so awesome and my other computer was soooo slow. Our neighbors across the street invited us over to a BBQ. Not just any BBQ but a Texas BBQ (smoke brisket and all). My neighbor is really into it and researches rubs and so on. I can't tell you how awesome the food is. I live on a street full of fantastic neighbors. They are always cooking food for us. No wonder I'm having a hard time losing weight, LOL.

This weekend we are planning on working in the yards. I'm heading down town to visit another friend from Austin for lunch. She's in for the afternoon. Sometime this weekend we are planning on driving up to the country "Hill Country" and taking pictures of the bluebonnets. They are so beautiful this time of year. I'll be sure to post some pictures when I get back.

Gotta run! Have a wonderful weekend............

Monday, April 5, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics

I love makeup. I remember being a little girl and sneaking lip gloss and a tiny bit of blush on my cheeks. I begged my mom to let me wear it in the 5th grade. Of course she said no. I had to wait to the 7th grade before I was allowed to wear eyeliner and mascara. Ever since....I've been hooked. I have an entire cart (yes, I said cart) dedicated to makeup. It's one of those plastic carts on wheels that I have organized my eye shadows, lipsticks, and other products. If there was a fire I would roll it out first, LOL. I'm always trying different shades of lipsticks and eye shadows. Lately, I've been loving Benefit Cosmetics. They have wonderful shades for Spring. And they have adorable accessories. Just look at this cute lipstick case. Totally cute!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter...


Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend. Any plans? We'll be attending church tomorrow morning and then heading back to indulge ourselves in our Easter feast and chocolate bunnies. I don't think you are ever too old for a chocolate bunny.

My favorite Easter memory is hunting those colorful Easter eggs. That's when eggs were hard boiled. We would dip them in the dye and add colored glitter. Oh the countless hours of fun we had as kids decorating those little white eggs. I also enjoyed the plastic eggs full of jelly beans. YUM! My mother would buy us those marsh mellow Peeps in shapes of chicks. Does anyone like those? I wasn't a big fan but I think my mom bought them for herself, LOL. She was always happy to accept the Peep offering as I gladly donated them to anyone who would take them off my hands. She always seemed to be the first to take them, LOL. My favorite candy was the chocolate bunny. I had a system of how I took out my basket. I would first start off with the jelly beans, then move onto the chocolate eggs (malted milk balls), and finally work myself down to the gross candy. But I always saved my bunny for last. Maybe break an ear off one day and wrap it back up in the shiny tin foil. Then perhaps another ear and so on. It would take me almost three weeks to work on that basket. But the Peeps, they had to go within the first few minutes, LOL.

What was your favorite candy that you loved to get in your Easter basket as a kid?