Monday, April 27, 2015

My To - Do List

Oh my stars!
April has been a very busy, exhausting, delightful month, but at times overwhelming.

Since I haven't had time to blog much I thought I would share my To - Do List, which is
my attempt to reign in the chaos of all the tasks that must be done asap.

I've always been a list maker. Not only does a list help me remember, I think it improves my productivity, keeps me focused.  Even if your list is long it will be very theraputic to see things get checked off, n'est-ce pas?

So here's mine...

To-do list 

Bring out tropical plants, palms, ferns, orchids & hanging baskets
Expand flower bed border, redo rock edge
Plant Easter lilies
Redo hose system
Put air in wheelbarrow tire, but the plastic thing that holds the tire is broke
Build new compost pile with new pavers
Round up trees growing by forsythia out at sw corner hedge, etc
get mower fixed
Mow leaves & grass
Mail birthday cards & pkg to Mary Ann
Germinate moonflower seeds, soak overnight
Finish taxes & file online
Empty ponds, clean leaves & refill
pump water off pool cover & rake muck
Call Dr., mom
Change light bulb candle in the windows
Dig up baby redbud transplant to front yard
Dig up pool Japanese maple and transplant to somewhere that gets more sun?
Repot both driveway & hosta fairy garden Japanese maples
Dig hole for new saucer magnolia and plant it
Transplant Encore azalea, hostas
Make apple crisps 
Bake cookies for gifts
Make Buddha soup
Clean Shower
Wash bedding
Watch the sunset on the veranda

Are you a list maker?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Week

I was so excited for the Easter holidays and Lovely warm springtime weather bringing all the flowers.  I absolutely Love holidays & celebrating good times with family and friends.

This week started off with a bang.  Sunday night was the season finale of The Walking Dead and then  we always watch Talking Dead afterwards to rehash.  Emily and I Love watching that show and this was quite a finale!  We had loads of fun watching.  Monday we went out for treats & a movie.

Here's what I'm Loving:

Emily & I started off Easter week by having lunch at Starbucks so we could get our half price happy hour frappuccinos.

I ordered the Limited edition Birthday cake flavor which was a delicious combo of vanilla and hazelnut flavors and Emily got green tea.

Both were topped with a generous swirl of raspberry pink whipped cream.  
What a treat!  
Afterward we had a nice shop at Target starting with the One Spot stuff then we stocked up on my very favorite Easter candy,

White chocolate bunnies, 
Dove coconut creme eggs, which are insanely good 
and Reese's peanut butter eggs
~a trifecta of yumminess

What I've been watching:

Oh the costumes were insanely amazing, as was the set design.  The cast was outstanding  And the acting was Divine, every actor was uniquely suited for the role and played it so very well, so very entertaining.

This wedding dress is so dreamy!

Golly, the costumes were really something!
And the hats --perfection!

Helena Bonham Carter was funny & fantastic as the Fairy Godmother.  One of my favorite parts is when she does her magic turning the pumpkins into that glorious gold coach then transforms Cinderella's spectacular outfit.  
Afterwards we went to one of our favorite restaurants and discussed the details over dinner.  We both dreamed of what it would be like to cosplay those costumes.
We Loved every minute of it!

Obsessed With:

Easter Lillies smell like springtime!  
I picked this one up at Walmart along with a ham for the holiday and my prescription.  I plopped it in a cute bucket I picked up at Target earlier in the week.

I got these Ranunculus from Walmart, too.    
The flowers are so cute and perfect and these colors, aren't they dreamy?

Thrifty Finds:

I found a few cute old books and a mini donut pan.  I'm always on the lookout for old gardening books and any cool book with a pink binding.  I couldn't believe my luck when I found the donut pan.  I will surely put it to good use.

I spied these fantastic Retro-Wonderful pumps at my fav Goodwill, size 7, which is Emily's size.  I thought they'd go great with a pretty Easter dress.  Alas, Emily started feeling yucky on Good Friday and soon was running a fever.  So we had to cancel all our fun plans for the holiday weekend.  Even though our Easter was very low key the weather was beautiful, my garden looked dreamy and I just had to count my blessings.

Spring time is so Lovely and I love strolling through my garden every day to see what is poking up out of the earth or coming into bloom.

Here's What I'm Needing:

This new makeup line from Mac!  Isn't it gorgeous?  And the colors are soft pretty pinky beiges and browns that I like and that I would actually wear.  I've got to get to Sephora or Ulta to check them out.  Don't you Love beautiful make up?

Loved this message from the movie.  
It's a great motto.
Have you seen it?