Saturday, July 14, 2012

i know...i said that i wasn't going to post until Monday but...

i popped into the blog for a second and saw Sharon Santoni's
"Happy Bastille Day !"
i had to leave a comment...because it woke up a memory!

found on Pinterest...source unknown.

One of the best memories of my teen life...Paris on Bastille Day! I was 17. It was 1969.  Three American school girls. We took the train from the Universite' at Nanterre to Paris. We bought chic dresses and watched the parade on the Champs Elysee. Although Charles De Gaulle had left office in the spring, he was in the parade. (PURE HISTORY)  I tried my first escargot on the Eiffel Tower midst the fireworks. The handsome waiter gave me the menu for a keepsake. I still have it and appreciate it's mid century flair. Happy Bastille Day to you and France, Sharon!

Friday, July 13, 2012

what's on the list for the weekend? et random...

Mr D is working all weekend.

i have made a list to tackle some UGLY
around this place!

there is plenty of stuff to do!


1.strip the beds and wash the spreads!

~ first coffee with yogurt and blueberries~

2. around the block twice with The Chocolate Gousse.

3. early, in the garden for major deadheading.

4. work out...shower and primp.

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5. pick up chocolate and almond croissants and go
to Mom and Dad's for mid morning...second coffee.

6. drop off the cutting board and  rotary cutters at Chrislyn and
Jason's house.

7. pick up Mr D's oysters and shop the Farmer's Market.

~home again~

8. spray paint the metal plate wall hanging white.
( i have plans for this piece of pier 1 decor...i will share the finished
piece in a future post.)

8. go through four boxes of random stuff in the garage.
(while Jay was home last week, we turned six boxes of his
old stuff into two...and home to Idaho with him they went! SCORE!)

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9. make the beds and prep for dinner outside by the fire.


1. around the block 4 times with Gousse.
~first coffee with yogurt and blueberries~
2. gut and clean the bathrooms.
(wash the shower curtains and the bath rugs.)
3. vacuum, quick mop the hardwoods and dust!
4. shower and primp...nails and toes.
5. to Nordstrom...need foundation.
(the key word here is...LIFT!)
it works.

6. to Wallyworld...need some canisters and jars. 

7. pick up some groceries...and home to cook dinner while primping the kitchen.

i won't be on the blog all weekend long.


i'll be back Monday morning with week two's healthy reminder! 
(thanks to all for your nice comments last Monday !)

i am bound and determined to turn this ship  myself around!

don't forget the give a way !

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

one for me, and one for you! yes, a give a way!

while Chrislyn and i were shopping for 
Holland's birthday, i spied this pretty issue of  Somerset Life.

of course, i wanted it. as i flipped through the pages, i said,
"i need to buy another one for my blog".  "i know that my blog friends would
love a chance to win such a pretty publication!"

if you have ever won a book from 34th street, you know that
little surprises are traditionally tucked among the pages!
who doesn't love a little surprise?

1st. chance to win :  be a  .:: friend ::. of 34th street.

2nd. chance to win:  tell me your favorite color and your
favorite flavor! i would love to know a little more about you,
since i could be sending you a present!

(if you  happen to mention this little give a way on your blog...i'll add two more chances.)

you do not have to leave separate comments. i will pull the content out of your one comment,
and visit your blogs! i don't want to make this major work!

the give a way will close Monday, July 16th, at 10 pm PDT.

i will reveal the winner at Wednesday's wrap next week.
the gift will be wrapped and ready to go. the winner's name 
will be on the gift tag!


Monday, July 9, 2012

just one pic...a healthy reminder.

no work today!  we are spending the day with Jay before he leaves
for Boise tomorrow. he'll be consumed with the Olympics and
football season. we hope that he comes up for air by Christmas.

now for the picture.
i could not find the source. if it is you...please leave a comment.
i am starting a board of healthy reminders. 
i will be doing one post a week for 20 weeks.
i know that a healthy lifestyle is a no brainer for most of you,
but... i have not been so good at it. if i write things down, i am
immediately more sincere and committed!
this little series for me, and for you as well...if you wish.

 week one...exercise outside and eat more vegetables!

if we add one more helping of vegetables a day with a walk around the works!