Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spruce It Up

I don't know about you, but when Spring

rolls around, and I still can't garden,

I want to change something in our house.

Like re-doing a bathroom

to look like one of these.

Paint the ceiling and put up crown molding.

Paint some stripes.

Soften the color with paint.

Add a pop of color with paint.

Or add a new shower curtain.

Even if you don't have a shower,

add the curtain for some interest.

A bold wallpaper will get attention.

I doesn't have to match the rest of the house,

especially if it's a powder room.

 Everything doesn't have to be new.

Paint will make it new.

Add some artwork.

You can go all out if you want.

And your budget allows.

If none of this appeals to you,

buy some new towels in

a color you love.

Target, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and

Bed, Bath and Beyond, have lots of colors.

Even their cheap (at BB&B) towels look  great!

So go change something in your

bathroom.  Even if it's just the drinking glass.

It  may keep you from going bonkers!

Here's to colorful sanity,


       All images via Pinterest

Thursday, April 10, 2014

From the Aforementioned Garden

Trimmed some Boxwood in the 

garden today.

I love how they stay green all winter.

Had to wait for the twenty foot

snowdrift to melt before I could get to them.

Love them too, since I hate pine trees.

Anything green in your garden?

Here's to more growing,


         Image mine.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

to a Garden Near

Coming to a garden near me.


It's not really true.

Our garden has been revamped

and I'm not sure what it's going

to look like.

I'll keep you posted.

Bloom where your family is,


           All images by moi.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

An Unfortunate Day

Just so you know, my knee still hurts.

But I'm writing this with three four windows

open, so I'd better forget the bitching complaining.

Last Wednesday went like this

on the list:

Feeling weird while changing psych meds
(If you've never done this you don't know how blessed you are)

Runny nose and much sneezing.  Cold or allergies?
(None of these)

Tripped and FELL while ascending

the stairs to my writing class.

While carrying a full latte.

Not alone in the stairwell.  Young person right

behind me.

Told her I felt like a Dork in an attempt 

to interject some humor.

Didn't feel like a dork, felt like an ass OLD PERSON.
(If you've never done this, you don't know how blessed you are)

Another med I'm taking makes me weak,

so like an stubborn OLD PERSON, I refuse

to take the elevator.

Knee  pained and throbbed through

the entire two hour class.

Read the wrong essay in preparation for the class.
(The essay I did read was boring, so that's for this week's class)

Finally figured out by Friday

that I had the flu.

Here's what I need help with:

This week, should I take the stairs or


Looking toward better days,


             All images via  Pinterest

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bachman Idea House

A couple days ago my friend

Mary and I went and toured

Bachman's Idea House.

The house sits on the Bachman's Floral site

on Lyndale Avenue in Richfield, Minnesota.

Orginaly housing the founding

Bachman family, it is no longer lived in.

 Seasonally, it is repainted and

redecorated, and filled with Bachman products.

And plants and flowers.  Lots of.

Living Room

Dining Room

Great idea for an island in the kitchen.

Table scape ideas.

And above the table.

An upstairs bedroom becomes a den.

Cute bench idea in another bedroom.

Lots of pops of color.

The "wallpaper" in most rooms is stencil.

Easier to paint over than strip, I would imagine.

Their showroom contains lots of Spring

merchandise and even more ideas.

It's all a feast for the eyes and brain.

We ate lunch "outside" at

Patrick's Cafe. 


In all, it was a delightful time, if for

no other reason to pick up an additional 

bunny or two.

Here's to fresh ideas,


         All images by moi.  Thanks, Mary for the use of your phone/camera.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Methuselah ate what he found on his plate,

And never, as people do now,

Did he note the amount  of the calorie  count:

He ate it because it was chow.

He wasn't disturbed as at dinner he sat,

Devouring a roast or a pie,

To think it was lacking in granular fat

Or a couple of vitamins shy.

He cheerfully chewed each species of food,

Unmindful of troubles or fears

Lest his health might be hurt

By some fancy dessert;

And he lived over nine hundred years.


Hungrily yours,


                All images via Pinterest