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.