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Friday, April 30, 2021

Blue and White Gifts for Mom

 Hello, dear friends.  
I hope that you had a good week.  
As for me... never a dull moment around my nest.

It began with a tedious struggle with who else?  AT&T.  For some reason, AT&T decided that even though we were living in Texas that we still wanted Boston stations.  So The Today Show began at 6AM instead of 7AM.  How's a girl expected to get her beauty sleep?  The Mister made countless calls and all of the agents were stumped. 

In a last-ditch attempt, the Mister made another plea for help in the early morning hours of Sunday.  He was lucky enough to have Trixie pick up the phone and within seconds, remedied our situation. 

Finally, I was back in business with Brian and Meredith.

Side note:  I sat across from Brian on a flight a couple of years ago.  He seemed very nice and friendly.

The Mister told me to quit gawking at him.

I told him that I not gawking, just looking out his window.

We had the bedroom and bath painted.  We chose the same color that we had in Massachusetts, Aleutian Blue for the master and Upward, which is a few shades lighter for the bath. 

You can check out the colors here.

Last weekend I celebrated my birthday.

I won't tell you which one, but I will give you a hint.

If you add both numbers, they equal ten.

Ok, you got me.

I'm 37.

We took our #2 out for dinner, and she spent the night.  During her visit, she commented that she thought the bookshelves looked too dark and suggested painting them grey.

Not a bad idea, we thought.

I'll be spending more time with the painter next week. 

We got a new bed and headboard.  It is a Sleep Number adjustable bed.  It has lots of buttons on the remote, and you can also control it on your phone.  The Mister is in seventh heaven playing with it. Every evening he tries another number to find the perfect setting for him.  He then reports his findings to me the next morning.

The first night I put my side on number 25 and haven't touched it since.

By the way, I was hoping that the bed would put an end to his snoring.

I must have been dreaming.


The Mister loves the bed, but he is not the one who makes it.  It requires special sheets, and you need to be a contortionist to put them on.  It took me half an hour to figure which end was which.  And then another 45 minutes to put them on.  

When it was all said and done, I had to take another shower because it was such a strenuous workout.  

I made some WW muffins in our new oven.  

That's about the only thing I will be making in it.

I unpacked one side of the room, and this is what is left.  Have you ever had one of Cheesecake Factory's humongous salads?  The more you eat, the more the salad seems to grow.

That's how I feel about unpacking.

I swear the boxes are reproducing overnight!

My task last week was to find a groomer for our little diva.  I decided to take her to one that was minutes from the house.  

The good news is that it was half price. 

The bad news is she did not get her hair cut because she bit the groomer.

Chili says it was a misunderstanding.

The groomer asked us never to come back again.

I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  I wasn't planning on doing another  Mother's Day post.  I used this as an excuse to step away from unpacking. 

Don't tell the Mister.

He'll fire me.

On the other hand, that may not be such a bad idea. 


How cute is this?
You set the tone of your home the minute that your guest reaches the door.

Doesn't this look real?
5 Star ratings on this one.

Great tray.

My #1 and AJ gave me this darling pitcher for Christmas.

Does Mom need a little light in her life?

Matouk on sale!!

Aren't these the cutest?

Do you remember the show That Girl?
It was my favorite show.
The one and only Marlo Thomas collaborated with WS to create this collection. 

You know I couldn't write a post on blue and white without including my favorite plates.

Does Mom need to brighten up her couch?

For the ginger jar aficionado.

I'm in love.

How about some groovy readers for dear ol' Mom?

I have a couple of these totes, and they are great.

Mark & Graham carries Sea Bags now!

My favorite serum.

My #1's favorite concealer.

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Until next time...

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