Monday, March 30, 2009
What did I do all weekend? Besides laundry, iron, clean house...two projects!
I'd been wanting a new bag for work. Here it is ---- lighter colors than the black bag I carried all winter.
This is a rescue quilt that has seen better days. The flip side of the white had quite a bit of wear and has squares of blues. The white underside that still shoes has an ink spot (why?) and a small hole but otherwise in good condition. I used a king-size freecycle sheet and built it a new side that is much more appealing. I think it turned out wonderfully! If nothing else, it is a good blanket for stashing in your car. It is much happier knowing it has a second life.
She comes through again --- deal and rebates on Wii and DS games.
I love looking around at this Japanese shop for inspiration.
I cook see hubby croaking if I made this at the house.
Yummy and free!
Until next time...hook 'em!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Bath & Body Works 5 for $15 anti-bacterial soap....we love the foaming. Yankee Candle...all on sale and buy two, get one free. These are few of my favorite things....da da da da.....
How fast do you want to swim?
Sounds like an interesting book! I love the Michener books so this might be right up my alley.
"As the former head of Fourth Estate books, Christopher Potter published blockbuster science titles like Dava Sobel’s Longitude. For his own, elegant debut, Potter set out to write a history of the universe. And if that project sounds ambitious to you, imagine pulling it off in less than 300 pages.
Like the string theory, general relativity, and the paradoxes of quantum mechanics along the way. Potter has a knack for rattling off the latest scientific facts without eliding the deeper questions they raise, and he ends up with the mother of them all: Why is there something rather than nothing? That, Potter admits, is a cosmic mystery that science may never solve."postcard books you sometimes find in museum gift shops, Potter’s book, , begins with impossibly small things (like quarks and electrons), ends with incomprehensibly large ones (stars, galaxies, and the universe itself), and considers
Be careful how hot you drink your tea or coffee. Just a lil PSA for you.
I love this idea. Anyone who knows me realizes I'm not a dog lover but she sure looks comfy.
Until next time....hook 'em!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."
-- Robert Frost
Free stuff on your birthday!
My spouse sucks down a generic form of Claritin on a daily basis - check out this deal!
Three free scoops at Friendly's! Yum! Wish there was one here. Lucky Brand Jeans 40% off and UnderArm Deals!
Two minutes of fame and you blow it!
WHY? OH, WHY?: Man Doll?, Creepy Prom Idea?
Did you know this?
Until next time....hook 'em!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Cool door ~ coulda used this in our previous house.Reminds me of seester....do you have your Babushka? I may have a lead on some peroghis :-)
Looking for bras/panties? Check out the deal talked about over at Want Not. I love her!
I'm leaving the desk early today so that's all I got.
Until next time...hook 'em!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I often think life is too fast, too incredible, too much! I often wish for slower times. The way this guy explains it is hilarious!
The WHY, OH WHY of today: a need to take a pic?,
I like these.
Until then...hook 'em.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Japanese Pizza....makes me hungry!
Cute idea and the pattern, too!
Passive/Aggressiveness in my county?
Is there anyone out there wanting to listen to the Nixon tapes?
Garage Saling ---- got me a few good finds!
$2 brand new, sorry game in a wooden box --- GrandBaby will love - he always wants to do family game night.
I also bought two, old, collapsible, wood tape measures. One is dated 1913 and is different than any I've seen in the way it unhinges. The other has a tag stating: Made in Poland.
Another bargain was a tan tablecloth that is edged in white flowers - 100% cotton.
The best thing about saling this past Saturday was: I WAS ALONE! I haven't saled alone in quite some time.
My daughter has set her wedding date! June 20th...all the festivities are held at my house. I guess I looked bored one too many times.Perhaps I will never understand the concept of a pillow not being for one's head during rest.
I truly believe Austin has it all!
Have a Ben & Jerry's near you? They love us fatgirls! Check out the special for tomorrow the 24th! If you prefer Arby's, they also have a special or two.
I think I'm going to start a WHY? OH WHY? and start with these: How much time do you have on your hands?, Hello?, Interior Design, Juice Carton Coin Purse?, More your taste?, Didn't see it coming?, I'm not a kitty, I swear I'm a cookie jar.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wanna see some cool pics from around the world? Be sure and click through to the next page! I chose the fire picture not just because it is so cool but also this is the first day of Spring...if you lived in Texas you'd understand that means we shall soon feel like we're on fire.
You can probably find a better list than this on the web ~ I've always loved knowing when the best time to buy something.
I've always wondered about this happening!
A good reason why I don't karaoke! You oughta see my seester sing "These Boots Are Made For Walking" across the tops of the tables.
Enjoy your weekend! Until next time....hook 'em!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I love the look of this crochet. Here's the pattern.
I want to buy this quilt book for my dear MIL. And this would be a fun read for any of us who "rescue" linens from garage sales or thrift stores.
Yesterday I talked about the IDofJeanie series they featured on Amazon...boy I wish I'd bought those. Today they have the AhLaLucy series and I just can't pass it up! 65% off...OMG! What's a girl with a credit card to do?
AE has their shorts buy one, get one 50% off.
Enjoy the last day of winter! Until next time...hook 'em!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Beautiful fabric and a giveaway!
Check out this cool shepherding video! Simply amazing.
Possessed - a 20-minute video about hoarding. I think I'm fascinated by hoarding because:
1) I'm a Virgo which means that when I get interested in something, I collect anything that even mentions the subject.
2) Being a Virgo I also abhor clutter or mess and the above obsession contradicts my desire for perfection. They are opposing extremes that I fight daily.
What I need! Fatgirl has been hitting the gym daily!
I wonder how many of these my SIL Kay would need!?
Cool workout stuff.
An apron a week!
I LOVE WiseBreads deals!
Until next time....hook 'em!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Scratch and Sniff wallpaper ~ I can just imagine what my brothers would create. Ewww!
I love this guy's photography:
Lace tape and other cool tapes.
Amazon.com has the I Dream of Jeanie series featured in their gold box today. I would LOVE to have this and thought of a few others: Columbo and Bewitched. What fun to stay home "sick" and watch these all day!
Walmart.com has the top 50 books, 50% off today.
Are you able to envision the next shot for this photographer?
It's all fun and games and until someone puts an eye out.
Fond memories of these.
I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patty's Day, cheers!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I remember my cousin, Ruthie, dressing up her kitty and pushing him around in a doll stroller. I wonder if cats have their own set of curse words!?!?
Threadless.com has a $5 tee shirt sale going on....I'm just saying.
These look like sumpin' cuzzy can make and enjoy.
If you're reading this and don't know me then tomorrow just look for the
Is there some sort of "Clean Out Your Closets In March" contest? A lot of the blogs I read talk about cleaning out their closet. Just wondering if this is the year that I should think about it. Imagine the projects I'd unearth if I tackled closets. No wonder I avoid that like the plague. Keep those projects buried, I have enough to do and what will my relatives have to pick through when I die if I clean those out?
I love this stairwell...reminds me of a comfy, '70 afghan.
Why, oh why!? Cuz I can laugh all I want.
Until next time...hook 'em!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Speaking of beer/wine specials, Central Market has a great special going on. Drop by there if you have one near you. I'm heading there today. They also have $1/stem roses on Tuesdays and I love fresh flowers. I'll be treating myself regularly if the brain kicks in on Tuesdays and I actually remember to go over there. Lucky for me I can walk there from work. Lunch hour will never be the same. Flowers and beer ~ I can pretend it is the 70's and maybe lie on a picnic blanket. Perhaps once the monsoon stops.
Besides my addiction to Cops and Judge Judy, I'm also addicted to reading Passive Aggressive Notes. I don't know what a shrink would say about my interests but it seems I have a pattern going here. If Jerry Springer were real I would enjoy that I'm sure. Not a big dose but a now and again, hair-pulling episode just for fun.
Have you ever feared this happening to you?
Fatgirl is down 2.5 pounds! My goal was to lose 2 pounds a week but that hasn't happened. Today I switched my morning yogurt brand - yoplait is a whopping 170 calories and you can certainly taste every calorie! I switched to Dannon Light and Fit which is less yogurt and only 60 calories. I mix in quite a few spoonfuls of granola and voila! on your way to yum! Once the last grips of winter disappear from the area I plan on starting a swim program in addition to the eliptical machine. That should trim up the rest of the ol' bod and exercise the rest of my body besides my just legs and heart. I'm going to have Will show me how to use the rest of the equipment at the rec center so I can have choices. Still debating on a trainer ~ thinking that will be my "reward" if I get down to my (first) goal weight.
I plan on making this Tilapia recipe. They have tilapia on sale at HEB for $2.99/lb and I've been trying to up my fish intake. Yum!
Check out this beautiful shawl! The new knitty issue is up!
Until next time...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
And, oh how I love these adorable silhouettes!
And a book to add to the reading list:
Nobody Said Not To Go - Biography of Emily Hahn. What an amazing story, first woman to get a degree in mining engineering in the 20's, traveled the Congo alone, became an opium addict, lived in Japanese occupied Hong Kong, married a top English spy & wrote for the New Yorker into her 80's.
And I thought these jeans were cool: Curvy Fit
My daughter is always complaining about fitting the hips vs fitting the waist. Guess I don't care because I've never noticed. I'm just happy in my jeans no matter the fit.
Weather for Austin, TX
Wind: S at 2 mph
45 on Thursday? Guess I was premature in swapping summer for winter clothing. Luckily they're only one room over.
This embroidery bunny reminded me of my cousin....and then it reminded me that I need to pull out my St. Patrick's Day Goodies and have the Easter stuff ready to put out.
An expanding file folder made from placemats? I'm not a placemat kind of girl. Well, I could be but living with two
And if you just gotta make something:
which offers a tutorial.
To my home, I added a blue/white and green/yellow budgie:
Oh, and look what I bought yesterday! I have been pining after a digital camcorder for a while now and the price was right yesterday!
Just for the record, fatgirl has been working out! At work I have been doing yoga and pilates with a coworker who twisted my arm. I love it! I didn't think either would be my style nor do any good. At the same time, I joined the new/improved Georgetown Rec Center because they added a bunch of machines and an indoor pool. I adore anything water related and an indoor pool....heaven on earth since I can use it year round. I tried going in once when it was still cold out ~ didn't work. Once the temps outside are hotter than hades I will enjoy the water and ease into the winter swimming. Right now I'm lifting some weights and using the Precor eliptical machine. First time I was dying at 5 minutes. Second time I was thrilled with 10 minutes. Then I was talking with another coworker who said the first 10 are killer but get passed that and you're home free. So I got to 20 minutes and she was right. I tried pushing for more after that to no affect. Here's the blonde moment: I'm at the gym yesterday and I'm looking around at the other girl's machines and I see that they have the crossramp set at 4. Uh, mine is on 10. If this helps make me look any smarter, I did have resistance at 1 (only because it won't go into the negatives). I knocked that baby down to 4 and went for 40 minutes! It is amazing what you can do with a little grey matter. Will tells me that once I add swimming into the mix then I'll really trim down. I am also tracking what I eat and how much I exercise through the Lose It! iPhone Application. I didn't realize (as I'm sure most people don't) how many calories I was consuming in a day. Exactly why can't I eat three big meals and a bag of those "mini" Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs and still lose weight? Oink! It really makes you stop and think because you plug in your weight (gasp!) and your weight goal (dream world) and then how much you want to lose each week. I went for the measly 2 pounds per week. When you add in exercise it subtracts from your calorie intake. When I was on the eliptical machine yesterday all I could think about was how hard I was having to work off those two (honest!) mini eggs. I have a gift from a coworker staring at me - thou shalt not eat the chocolate/almond bar! I won't even break up the bar and finger lick the slivers off the wrapper. Two hundred more leg strokes for that - no thanks! BTW - I'm already down a pants size and 1.5 pounds. No food celebrations, sorry.
I guess that is enough for today. I didn't realize I'd have that much to post!