Monday, July 20, 2015

A change

I should probably fill you all in on a change I have made. I enjoy blogging here, but I feel this blog really had no purpose other than to fill you in on the goings-on in my life.

I have missed writing as it is a hobby that I do really enjoy. I felt like I had nothing to actually write about and no real theme. The light bulb went off and I found something I enjoy writing about and have been interested in for years.

I have started a beauty and lifestyle blog, The Spotted Poppy. You can click on the link to be taken to my Web site. I've kept this idea and blog under wraps for a bit as I was nervous to tell anyone about it. I finally mentioned it to Sean and shortly thereafter mentioned it to a friend and both were extremely supportive. I thought up a name, bought the web domain, and began designing.

I don't know how much I will be posting here anymore, but feel free to follow along and bookmark The Spotted Poppy. I'm really excited about it as I was looking for something else in my life as a hobby and maybe professionally down the road that is much more fulfilling.

Your support is appreciated.

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Anyone out there? I haven't posted in months...

What do you want to talk about?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


I read an interesting article the other day on Apartment Therapy.

Have you heard of that site? It's pretty awesome. I follow them on Pinterest as well. Anyway, I was perusing my Pinterest feed the other day and found this article, "Why keeping only the clothes that 'spark joy' is magical" and found it be very interesting.

The idea is, when sorting through clothing, keep only the things that truly bring you joy should be kept. I find this idea such a good one and also very genius. While reading the article I was even thinking about the drawers of clothing that I'm going to go through and what to keep and what to get rid of. Mentally, I've begun applying this to not only clothing, but also everything else in our apartment.

Even my beloved Pyrex is getting this treatment. I don't want to collect Pyrex just to collect ALL THE PYREX, but want to have things I actually really love. I thought I would share because I think it an interesting philosophy.

Have a good night!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

New (to me) Pyrex.

Yesterday was my birthday. And I decided I was only going to do things I wanted to do yesterday as my birthday is my absolute favorite day of the year.

So, yesterday a friend and I went Pyrex hunting. Or as we like to call it, Pyrexing. We went to a bunch of thrift stores and a few antique malls. It was a great time. And then I rearranged my collection.

Friendship and Daisy

Town and Country version 2 mixing bowl set

Turquoise Butterprint and some of my Town and Country collection

Town and Country version 2 Cinderella bowls - need one more to complete

Spring Blossom casseroles

Primary refrigerator set

Pyrex found yesterday

The day ended with birthday cake made by Sean. All in all, it was a fantastic birthday. Only 364 days until the next one.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


It is a 1000 piece puzzle. Done and done. Boots is probably going to be sad she won't have any pieces to hit off the table and play with anymore. 

And for the cute factor:

Have a good night everyone. I can finally sleep now this puzzle is done. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A puzzle and a cat.

Boots was a little interested in what I was doing. Clearly. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday morning.

If you were to ask me what my favorite day of the week is I would tell you Sunday. You know why? Because I live for Sunday mornings at home. 

I'm "sleeping in" usually until about 7:30. Sometimes 8 if I'm ever so lucky. I get up usually first. Today, Boots was still sleeping at the foot of the bed when I woke up. Sean is definitely still sleeping. So, I get up. Feed the cat because as soon as my feet touch the floor she's already in the kitchen waiting for me. 

Next, I make myself a cup of coffee. Also known as a cup of glorious nectar from the gods. My current favorite is Starbuck's Veranda Blonde Roast. Coffee in hand, I usually sit in the chair and turn on the Food Network. There's a few shows on there I like watch every Sunday. By this time, Boots is on my lap for a morning snuggle. 

Soon, I will hear Sean rustling in the bedroom. He will come out to the living room to tell me good morning and then begin getting ready for work. 

I live for quiet Sunday mornings at home. It's my favorite part of the week.