Saturday, December 12, 2009
This reminds me of another story from some time ago, I am at Border's and I hear a teenage girl say to her friend "oh, that AUTHOR is still up there speaking." That AUTHOR just happened to be Madeleine Albright, then Secretary of State (that would be of the United States). Okay, to give the high school girls the benefit of the doubt, I probably could not have told you who the Secretary of State was when I was a teenager either. But Martha Stewart? Seriously!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Okay, so he is standing next to a pink tree with a string of flamingo lights. That still does not make him a drag queen.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Originially, she saw the idea on Cindy's blog. It turned out to be pretty easy. First, she used painters tape to cover the areas where she did not want paint. Second, sprayed it with primer (Krylon). So let me as you this question "does primer paint only come in grey"? Then, she sprayed it with chalkboard paint (also by Krylon). It took four coats of the caulkboard paint to cover the tray. If you have never used caulkboard paint, you paint one coat in one direction and the second in the other. Beautiful!
Since we're on the subject of caulkboard paint, hop on over to our friend Korie's blog and she what she did with a $2 mirror. Lovie!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
(Check it out, I think his ears are bigger than mine! Whatcha think?)
Fortunately, Mom found her own pink piggy.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Yes, I know I look good!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Phil had me take Oliver to the “other side of the fence” and towards the front door while he settled up the check. Long story short, Phil had an additional discussion with our server (who also never told us that Oliver could not be there) and yet another discussion with the “manager”. You can imagine how the discussion went and Phil said the manager was still very polite with him and ultimately comp’d our meal. Not to sound ungrateful, but taking care of our meal didn’t make us feel any better nor was what we were trying to accomplish.
So my friends, when you are visiting the Reston Town Center with your four-legged friend keep walking by Rio Grande Café, you are not welcome.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Probably my favorite shop is the El Drug Store. On our first stop a year ago, Phil came out and told me go in and said “tell me what you notice on the wall”. Well, there were two shelves about seven feet high and about four feet wide loaded with (close your ears guys)…lets just say “some products for the ladies”. I took great comfort in knowing that if CVS, Target, Safeway, etc. ever ran out…I could always find them at South of the Border. This trip, they are stocked with the world’s largest fly swatter…
Monday, July 27, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Also, I picked up a pack of the Bistro Chalk Markers at the Paper Source. Do I have a chalk board? Of course not! Off to the thrift store again. $3 later and I have a chalk board. I plan to paint the frame, pink of course, but since it’s been sitting in my living room for weeks and I was finally motivated to hang the chicken wire bulletin board…up it went.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Fortunately, I have enough coasters, mostly purchased. Some pillaged from Outback and Sweetwater Traven (shhh!). The key is then finding a store locally with the Bind-It All wires in stock. Between Angela’s, The Queen’s Ink and the USPS...we’re in business. And, WE decide WE want them all personalize with the first initial of the guests who are attending the shower. Oh, and by the way, did I mention that WE have to make 36 of them?
I have to say, WE did a fabulous job…didn’t WE!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Marlynn recently blogged about starting a "Gratitude Journal". Each night you write down five things you are grateful for. I am thankful that every night when I go to bed, I will wake up and still be free.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Phil had books signed for his mother and sister and her family.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Dozens of animals are wondering throughout the day (with an escort…of course) looking for their forever home. Oliver provided his words of encouragement to one puppy in particular looking for a good home.
Monday, May 18, 2009
His ear lobe fell in the deep
Someone reached in and grabbed it
It was a rock lobster
We were at the beach
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock lobster"
So, in case you missed the frat parties or just want to relive the memories, sing with me (Rock Lobster).
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This past Christmas, Oliver gave Uncle Joe and Aunt Jenny framed pictures of him. We have since heard that Oliver is now proudly displayed on Uncle Joe’s mantle in Ireland.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Our instructor Sally Lynn was incredible. While the class is more instructional than hands on, we had an opportunity to work with the markers and air brush system.
From Sally Lynn, the great ladies in the class, Jacquie, to Patti and her wonderful staff at The Queen’s Ink (a big thanks to them for their hospitality), it was an awe-inspiring day! Savage, MD is only an hour from Northern Virginia…remember to support your local stores.