Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Decor - Show and Tell Friday

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 Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This week I put out a little Easter decor. Nothing new here this year, just the same old faux chocolate Easter bunnies I've had for years. 


 I love these bunnies though!  I bought them at Marshalls and they were so inexpensive. I think they were only about $10-$15.  I've seem similar ones for over $100 in fancy little boutiques!

I stopped by Marshalls the other day and they had similar ones this year.


The only bad thing is I crave chocolate more when they are out! 





The other day at the grocery store I needed some rosemary and I noticed they had some live rosemary so I bought it.  That little bit of green sure cheers me up...


I was looking around my apartment for a little pot to put it in and I found the perfect one. One of my favorites of my cherub collection.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lilacs - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

It's that time of year again....my lilacs are probably blooming at my old apartment!  It's always been this week in March...oh how I miss them!  One of the best things about blogging is that is like a trip down memory lane and I have so much documented from the last 10 years!  Yes...this year is my 10 year blogging anniversary (in June)!  I can hardly believe it! 



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Thursday, March 12, 2015

My balcony - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  Back in January I bought some bare root roses.  Look how much they've grown already.  Still no buds but they are leafing out really well. 

 
I didn't get a photo of the other one but it's doing well too!  I can't remember which is which so it will be a surprise when they bloom!

 
My ivy topiaries are doing really well too! I get much more sunlight in this new apartment and my plants are doing so much better. I just hope it's not too much in the summer. My balcony faces the west and another benefit...I get to watch the gorgeous sunsets from my apartment!
 
Also, don't forget, you can enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card from Pepperidge Farm and BlogHer. Click here for details
 
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Friday, March 06, 2015

Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! I'm so sorry I'm so very late getting this post up this week. I was sick AGAIN!  I've had three bouts of colds/flu since the day after Thanksgiving! This time I had a high fever for two days but I'm feeling much better now! 
 
 
Since I was sick I don't have anything new to share...the fact is my apartment is a mess. It's amazing how messy it gets when you aren't feeling well enough to pick up the messes you make! Dirty dishes, etc.!  So since my mind is on Spring I thought I would share some old Spring photos from my old apartment.


 
I know many of you are still in a white winter but it's like Spring in California. Everything is starting to bloom so I know it will be on it's way soon to you too! 
 
 
Since I got this post up so late I'm going to extend the time to add your links to Monday, March 9th.  Again I'm so sorry for being so late to my own party!


In case you missed my previous post, you have a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card from Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies and BlogHer.

 
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Monday, March 02, 2015

Mmmm Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies and a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card

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Is your life busy?  I'm sure like me you said YES to that!  It's not just the weekdays that are busy but my weekends also seem so hectic lately!  The times when I just sit down and relax are special to me.  Watching TV is how most people spend their downtime but I think it's really important to turn the TV off and turn on some relaxing music and just totally unwind.  When was the last time you did that?  When you were on vacation?  I think it's important to make time for a little down time. It's good for the soul!  I think now that I'm older and wiser I do this more often.  It just feels good!  It sort has become a little bit of a ritual for me. Sometimes it will be time spent on my patio with a glass of wine. Sometimes a weekend morning in front of the fire with a cup of coffee or better yet a mimosa!  
Of course for me, I like to pamper myself a bit so instead of just coffee or tea in a mug, I like to get out some of my pretty china and use it.   I think so often we tend to only make things special when we have company but it feels so good to do this for yourself.  I treat myself like company! I deserve it!  Don't you?  Of course you do!

I was given this opportunity to write about Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies and they had no idea that I LOVE Milano cookies!  The chocolate mint Milano cookies are my favorite but the chocolate orange is a close second! 


Yes, I've been known to eat them right out of the bag but why not make it one of those cherished relaxing moments and put them on some pretty china and sit down with some tea and really savor the moment?  I did...right after I took these photos. I sat by the fire with my mint chocolate Milano cookies and tea and just enjoyed some quiet time on an otherwise busy Sunday afternoon. The TV was off and I had some relaxing music playing.  It was like a 20 minute mini-vacation on a Sunday afternoon! 

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