Jan 23, 2015

Happy Friday!!!

My desk faces this building.
Good morning!!!  I hope you are having a good day today.

I want to share a few pics of the view from my office.  Let me just say that these photos do not do it justice.  It is so beautiful in the morning with all of the lights from the buildings.  There are so many photos I want to take in the morning so I can share with you the beauty of downtown in a big city. 

 
Little blurry  :)
Do you have any special plans for this weekend?  My main goal is to finish placing decor throughout the house so I can check that off of my list.  I also want to get to the gym so I can get some swimming in.  I am really missing it now that things have slowed down.

After today's rain, the forecast shows five days of sunshine.  Woo Hoo!!!
I am hoping to finally get to use my power washer.  :)  Our driveway could use a good cleaning.  Along with the patio and around the pool.  There's nothing like a good cleaning.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Take care,

Debbie







Jan 21, 2015

Today's Modern Woman

love this!
Couldn't find link to give credit

I saw this on Pinterest and I think this just about sums it up.

What do you think?

Hope you are having a great day!

Take care,

Debbie






Jan 20, 2015

Happy Monday!!!




I hope you had a great weekend.  We had three days in a row of sunshine.  Oh happy days!!!  I am very happy to report that the sun is out again today even though we started with a terrible fog.

All of our Christmas decor has been packed up and put away.  Can I get a woo hoo?!!!  You are probably thinking that we forgot the LSU figurines but we didn't.  They go inside the glass doors of the hubs desk.  


This year I laid out the decor on the pool table so I could "rethink" where I wanted to place it.  It is way too easy to put things back in the "usual" spot and I wanted to change things up a bit.  



I pulled these magnolia topiaries out of the attic.  I have had them for so long that both of the girls have used them in their homes at one time or another.  I am going to rework them and maybe put them on the mantel for a different look.


Can you tell I like fleur de lis?
 

Lamps of all sizes and shapes.


I forgot to take after photos.....maybe I'll get to those today.

I am so very sore and tired.  I am looking forward to my massage this afternoon.  :)

Did you do anything fun and exciting this weekend?

Have you seen this dashcam video from the Dover Police Department?  It is so cute!!!



Hope you have a great day!

Take care,

Debbie


Jan 16, 2015

Pomegranates


Let me start out by saying that I love Pomegranates!!!
I think they are beautiful both in color and shape and they taste good.

Warning!  It can be quite messy removing the seeds.  The first thing I do is cut off the
crown.  Next, I score the fruit from top to bottom all the way around.  I then grab the fruit
with my thumbs on the top center, press down into the pomegranate and pull it apart.  It
breaks apart and then you can work the seeds out.  I like to do it while watching my favorite TV shows.

Seeding a pomegranate may seem like a lot of work for just a piece of fruit but the benefits are worth it.  The pomegranate is rich in phytochemical compounds.  They contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, and potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer.  A glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries.  Pomegranates can be stored in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to two months.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend with beautiful weather!

Take care,

Debbie




Jan 15, 2015

Packing Up Christmas With a Little Help From the Grinch

 

I imagine by now that most of you have finished packing up your holiday decor.
I am knee deep in packing up ours.  :)  My mission is to have everything packed up by
Saturday evening.  Why you might ask?

Monday is Martin Luther King Day and I am very lucky to have that day off.
My goal is to have two days to relax so I have been busy packing up Christmas....with
a little assistance from the Grinch himself.  He was a big help to me last night as I
dismantled his tree.  


I have three more trees to dismantle, the one in the master bedroom (piece of cake), the large one in the family room (easy because the decorations are big) and the LSU tree (too many little ornaments).  My goal is to use large decorations on the LSU tree later this year (note to self).  Large decor goes up really fast and packs up really fast.

I am looking forward to "shopping my home" to redecorate after the packing is done.
I want to try things in different places....no reason to keep something in the same place
all of the time, right?  :)

On another note, the sun just came out.  Whoo hoo!!!  We have had no sun for seven
days straight and we are so excited to have it for the next couple of days.

Here's what click2houston has to say about our weather:
HOUSTON -After several dreary and cold days, sunshine returns to the Houston area Thursday.
The morning begins wet, but by the afternoon temperatures will warm up to 54 degrees with plenty of sunshine.  The sun will stay throughout the weekend.
I hope the sun is shining for you today!!!

Take care,

Debbie