28 February 2011

love her



this song brings tears to my eyes...
i just loved this girl last year on idol....
called her as a winner way way way at the beginning.

i could listen to her sing all day long

 

dream job

this would be one of my dream jobs



23 February 2011

white at it's best

it's white wednesday again...

and the only white around here this week is the snow !!

Punxsutawney Phil
our local Spring indicator


was wrong wrong wrong
(if you are unfamiliar you can read about him here)

anyway we got hit with 8 more inches of the stuff

therefore, the only thing to do is
curl up with the
latest edition of
jeanne d'arc living
























nobody does white like the danish



their style is so amazing !
featuring antiques and do it yourself arrangements

garden and cooking too !

everything they show is right up my alley

if you want to take a look,
i have it available on my website
now released in ENGLISH !
(we used to just be able to look at the pictures,
but now we get to read the copy too !!)

the price is not cheap...
$25.00
but worth every penny

their magazine is more like a book,
always at least 150 pages
and you will not be disappointed



hooking up with
white wednesday


so you can hop on over there for more white goodness...




05 February 2011

help a girl out

quick question...
well....2 quick questions

how do you do your blog hopping ??

do you use a 'reader' ?
do you use the 'follow' feature in blogger ?
do you just have a list in your favorites/bookmarks ?

or do you do something i dont know about ?

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i am an avid blog reader....
i am adicted...
just like magazines...

but i just keep a list in my bookmarks
and go through it when i have time
(which is never)

so i miss alot of things...
(so sad)

because by the time i read them,
they are old news...

blog parties ..  i miss

giveaways...i miss

and just knowing what's going on out there...i miss

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i seem to spend alot of time on this activity
(which i need to cut down..but i wont...hey it's an addiction)

and i seem to waste time
looking at blogs that have no new postings...

so should i be using a reader which will let me know when there is something new to look at ?? is that how they work???
or something else ??

anyway...

wwyd

what would you do??

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question #2

when i post to my blog..here....blogger....

i choose the 'courier' font,
and that is how i see it in my compose window,

but...
when it posts to the blog..
it is never in 'courier'...

do you see it in courier ????..
no...i didnt think so...

so what am i doing wrong???

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so if you can...

help a girl out here.....


how do i make it do what i want ?

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oh..and gotta say it...



go steelers


02 February 2011

let there be light

to anyone and everyone
who ever built a house or did a remodel
kudos to you !!
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i never knew how indecisive i could be
house update:

the electricians have arrived

so...not only do i have to make decisions as to
where switches should go,
where outlets should be,

where i may be putting my tv
(so they can run cable while the walls are open)
to where my phone will be
(same reason)
to where my computer and air conditioner might go
but...
i have to choose fixtures
for each room,
the porch, and outside

you would think this would be an easy decision....
not so much !

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i thought
(oh so obviously incorrectly)
the i had a bit of a 'flair' for decorating

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

i cant even make simple decisions !!

i went to lowes and home depot  - twice each

and brought home 0 fixtures

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finally today ... because i am

o u t    o f     t i m e

i had to choose
something


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to complicate matters
the ceilings in this house
are LOW LOW LOW

so no dangling lights AT ALL
not even an inch !!!


you would think this would help narrow it down
but NOT

why do they have so many to choose from???
give me 3 and i'm good........then i can pick

but not 300
just too many

white or silver or gold or wrought iron...
pretty, plain, antiquey, country....
glass, metal...
flourescant???

oh so many choices

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after much mind changing deep thought
 i realize my problem was that what i really want
are antique fixtures..

ah ha !
light bulb moment
(get it...light bulb...electic fixures...haha)

i do not want the
new, shiny, chromy, fancy, cheap reprodution
ones they had..

so my decision was to go least expensive
and upgrade after i hit the flea markets this summer !!

good idea huh??

so what you see here is what i ended up with

temporarily.....haha.. no, really

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what do you think?
did i do good,
or just put off the choosing??

either way .. i dont care

it's done, i'm done and i feel good

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i did actually make one choice..

i need to add a light over my steps...
being small, narrow and triangular,
i think a light may just be a good idea..




i needed something that i will be able to reach
and change bulbs
(how do they do it with those high ceilings?)

and i dont want to have to change out the fixture later
as it is very hard to get up there..

so i found this one..
it hangs from a long chain


very antiquey looking..
works for me..

so after many days of looking..

i am ... exhausted ... really

design and decorate an entire house.....never happen

nate........where are you ?????

but for now..

in my little farmette house...


let there be light !

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hooking up with
white wednesday
(you see i chose all white lights)

grab a cup of coffee
and hop over and see
the unbeeliveable amount of bloggers
who join in this great party