Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunday Stealing

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.  Ours has been a busy one, which is nice for a change.  We took our #2 out for lunch yesterday and then gave her a tour of our future love nest.  Lucky for us, she loved it. 


If you remember, we sold a lot of our furniture to the buyers of our home. Needless to say, the rest of the day was spent shopping for replacements. 


Today, we are off to a couple of flooring stores.  We are changing out the carpet in the Mister's study and the master bedroom to hardwood flooring.  It's not nearly as exciting as furniture shopping.

Today I am linking up with Bev Sykes, who chooses the intriguing questions for unassuming bloggers like me to answer.

1. Do you put ketchup on hot dogs?

I love ketchup and put it on almost everything except eggs.

2. How many TVs in your house?

A woman can never be too rich, too thin, or own too many TVs.  At present, we are living in an apartment and have two TVs. 


 After spending numerous hours in an electronics store yesterday with the Mister cross-examining every salesperson in sight, I consider myself well-versed in TV talk.  

In our new home, the TV will hold center stage over the fireplace. We are looking at this one because when it is turned off, it looks like a framed photograph. The photos can come from anywhere, including your iPhone. 

It sounds like hours of entertainment for the Mister.

Does anyone have one of these?

Any reviews?

3. Do you put salt on watermelon?

I am a big fan of salt as well as watermelon.

I just don't like them together.

I have been known to put a dash of salt on my canteloupe, though.

4. Can you swim?

You betcha.
My diving can use some work, though.

5. Are your parents still alive?

No, my Mom passed away 20 years ago and my Dad passed away at the ripe age of 100 a couple of years ago.

6. First car?

My first car was a used bright orange Rabbit.
I loved it because I could always find my car in a parking lot.

7. Surgeries?

None that I admit to.

8. What do you drink in the morning?

I greet the morning with a couple of cups of this stuff.

9. Can you do 100 push-ups?

No, but I am quite accomplished at arm lifts.

10. Can you change a tire?

This tire?
I wish.

11. Tattoos?

Only one, and I totally regert it.

12. Do you wear sunglasses?

Celebs like me don't want to be recognized.

13. Do you have a phobia?

You name it, I got it.

14. Do you have a nickname?

The Mister calls me princess for some reason.

15. Are you a picky eater?

I don't know.
What do you think?

Until next time...

Allow me to introduce you to Michelle and her little darlings, Jack and Anna.

Anna (left) and Jack are from New Hampshire. Anna loves running after golf balls but not returning them. She is mischievous, enjoys counter surfing and kitchen sponges.

Jack gets into his own trouble and has stolen a whole uncooked pizza off the counter. 

He’s always up for a round of fetch inside and out (when there’s no snow). 

Thanks, Michelle!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Green With Envy

 Hello, dear friends.  Today, I casually mentioned to the Mister that I was going to title today's post "Shades of Green."  Usually, when I mention something about my blog to him, he politely nods and starts his own conversation totally off-topic, almost always about cars or watches, his two favorite subjects.  

But today was different.  Instead of his polite nod, he suggested Green with Envy.  I told him that was a fabulous idea, and it is so great that he took an interest in my blog.  He politely nodded and then proceeded to recite the benefits of owning a Porsche Carrera. 

Speaking of being green with envy, we did not get our dream house.  The lucky seller received numerous offers, and ours was not the chosen one. 

I spent Thursday licking my wounds while getting my roots done.  We attempted to lift our spirits with a fabulous lunch at Capital Grille, which is an old favorite of ours.

Driving home, we received a text from our incredibly patient, fearless agent, Deborah Deviney.  She told us that she called around and found a house going up for sale that was one street away from the one that we bid on.  She stopped over to check it out.  At that moment, the photographer was there, and the stagers were running around like chickens with their heads cut off.   The house agent told Deborah that the seller was planning on putting it on the market over the weekend.   

Deborah told us that it was owned by a gentleman who had another home, and he spent very little time there.  She said that the house had all the bells and whistles and looked like it was brand new.

Were we interested in seeing it?

We couldn't hop in the car fast enough.  

As we took our first steps into the bright Mediterranean house, the Mister and I looked at each other and tried not to act too excited. 

This is it.

So, Deborah presented our offer last night.  

It was accepted, and we close the first week of April. 

I love happy endings.  



Here are some beautiful photos of rooms of green in honor of one of my favorite holidays, St. Paddy's Day.

Edith Anne Duncan

Edith Anne Duncan

Do you follow Edith Anne Duncan?
She's one of my favorite designers.
As far as I'm concerned, she is the Queen of Green.
You can follow her here.

Flower Magazine

Maine House Interiors

Kathryn Greeley Designs


Apartment Therapy

how to decorate

Domaine Home

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Mary Douglas Drysdale

desde my ventanna

I have two of these lamps.


For those of you, like me, whose scale breaks easily from being thrown across the room.

Until next time...

Today, our special guest is Rosellen and her darling trio.

Jack and JoJo white labs brother and sister watching over their dog bone while Bonzie, the Miniature Italian Greyhound, is keeping watch outside. 

Linking up with:


Tuckernuck for Spring!

Talbots for Spring!

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