Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Owls in a tree

The flooring guy is here pulling up my old floors.  He came in and said that he heard a sound when he was putting some of the old floor out in his van.  He looked up in the live oak tree by the driveway and saw a little owl.  I grabbed my camera and lo and behold, there was an owl!  He made the sweetest sound for a couple of minutes and along came another little beauty.  There were actually two owls up in the tree!  They are small, about 6 or 7 inches tall.  I told hubby about them and he said he thinks he may have been hearing them talk to each other for a couple of days.  I don’t know if they are taking up residence somewhere close, but I am sure happy they dropped by my front yard today!  They are beautiful.

Look what the flooring guy found in the live oak tree in our front yard...two little owls!

Monday, May 9, 2011

In bloom!

I planted a lot of hanging baskets this spring and they are now beginning to bloom.  This is my favorite, portulaca or moss rose.  When I was growing up, my Grandma always had moss rose growing out of strawberry jars.  The multi-colored flowers would fill up the pockets and grow like crazy in the Texas summer heat.  Grandma was at my house for Easter dinner and noticed that I had moss rose planted, so for Mother’s Day, I planted her a big hanging basket full of moss rose.  Mine hadn’t bloomed out as of yesterday, but this morning, when I went out on the patio, my baskets had bloomed!  Hopefully my hanging baskets will look as good as Grandma’s moss rose filled strawberry jars looked when I was little.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day

I had a wonderful, restful Mother’s Day today.  Hubby had breakfast and Starbuck’s for me when I got up.  We spent some time with my Mom and Grandma and had an ice cream cake at my Grandma’s then lots of vegging on the couch.  Couldn’t have gotten any better!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Laptop!


So today I received may Mother’s Day gift early!  A brand new Dell laptop.  Woo Hoo!  Can’t wait to get aquainted with it.  Lots of cool new software.

Hubby has been asking me what I wanted for Mother’s Day and I didn’t know what to tell him.  Today, I took my mom to pick up a new laptop that she had ordered and they had some deals that were hard to beat.  I called hubby and he approved the purchase right away!  Mom and I both walked out of the store with cool new laptops!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Painted Bathroom Cabinets

I got the cabinets in my master bathroom painted, was ready to hang the doors and realized that I only had the ugly old antique brass hinges that matched the old door handles. So...a trip to Lowe's later and I have now hung the doors on the cabinets over the potty. Woo hoo! I haven't decided whether or not I want to distress the doors. I may wait until I have all of the cabinets painted. This is just the part no one can see, back over the potty. It was really difficult to get a picture that did them justice because this spot is a little crampt, but I am very happy with the results. I used Valspar satin latex in Dark Kettle Black. Love it! Now on to the rest of the cabinets (which is significantly more work).

Monday, February 28, 2011

More Master Bathroom work

So I have finally started back working on my master bathroom. Work ceased around July of last year and never picked back up. I did manage to paint one cabinet last week, and hope to do the rest sometime this week. I've told a few people that I was painting the bathroom cabinets and most of them said "Black? Are you crazy?" I did get one "You go girl!" from someone. So far, I like it! I will try to post a picture this week.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Fireplace Set!

Our fireplace hasn't worked properly since we moved into this house in 1998. Yesterday, I had fireplace technicians here all day to fix it! Oh boy am I loving this new fireplace! We were iced in again today. School was closed along with my hubby's office. We had a fire for most of the day. I was just giddy. Silly me. Having the new fireplace, reminded me of when I was a kid and my sister and I used to sit in front of the fireplace at Grandma's house and see who could sit there the longest without getting "fireplace burn". You know that feeling when you sit on the hearth for a little too long? Funny how this new fireplace brought back some forgotten memories.