Tuesday, March 31, 2015

VINTAGE PRETTY

Beautiful inspiration for decorating with vintage anything and everything...









All of this vintage prettiness is from my VINTAGE PRETTY board on Pinterest.
xoxoMary

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Green Day

It's so green everywhere I look!  Gorgeously, overwhelmingly GREEN...










xoxoMary

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Projects

FINALLY the sun is shining and Spring is here!  Time to get busy!  I have so many projects in mind - here's some of my inspiration...


 We have a new fence and a new canopy for our gazebo so it's time to clean up old leaves and spruce up our outdoor space.


I love this idea of growing bamboo in containers.  I have the perfect spot and my daughter has tons of bamboo growing in her yard.  Hopefully I can transplant some...


Our kitchen could use some fresh paint.  I'm liking this color scheme...


Definitely going to paint the pantry door this blue!


Another idea for a paint color.  Our bedroom has a very pale version of this purple.  I'm thinking because of the high ceilings and lots of light I could go with this deep gorgeous shade...


I have this pattern and tons of vintage fabric so I'm going to make some of these fantastic aprons for my Etsy shop.


I really need to get all my journals and notebooks in one place.

Off the Ikea for this perfect storage cart...
xoxoMary


Friday, March 20, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy Places

I can't even say what color the sky is AGAIN today.  Hint:  Not blue.  Oh well, we need the rain (I guess).

Here are some of my favorite happy spaces - all from Pinterest...









Stay happy!
xoxoMary


Monday, March 16, 2015

A Very Texas Day Out

Yesterday we took the kids to see the Battleship Texas State Historic Site.


The USS Texas is an enormous battleship from both the first and second world wars that you go can on and walk (or climb) all around.


I realized this was madness as soon as we boarded the ship.  I have a paralyzing fear of heights and my two grandsons, ages 4 and 6, fear nothing.  See that opening there in the side of the ship?  The one with just two wires that small boys can easily fit through that is a sheer drop of about a million feet into the water?  Yeah.

And speaking of guns, how fun is it that the kids can sit up in these guns and crank them until they move straight up or down.  Zero fun for me. I was terrified of the whole thing and had to let my husband take over.

They climbed as high as you can go which is very, very high.  I sat in a nice little room watching a movie about the history of the ship.  Much more my speed...


I was able to walk around and climb the ladder type stairs inside the ship.  How awful for the men who had to live there and risk their lives constantly!


The massive guns were state-of-the-art at the time and made the USS Texas the "deadliest weapon in the world".  All I could think of, and I could be wrong here but I don't think so, is that women would have never done this.

You could argue that they had to do it to protect us from our 'enemies'.  I guess, but our enemies are only ever a bunch of men doing the exact same thing.


After the ship it's onto the San Jacinto Monument.  This is where the Texans whupped the Mexicans after they had whupped the Texans at the Alamo. (Not sure how you spell whupped but that's how it sounds).  The Mexicans were all asleep and not expecting the attack but oh well.


The monument was built in the 1930's and is absolutely massive.  It's taller than the Washington Monument at 567 feet and the star on top weighs about two tons.  

I don't think women built this.  I'm not saying we couldn't - I'm an ardent feminist.  I'm just saying I don't think we would.


I get that women have always had an important role and are in the military now, etc. etc...


I just have to wonder what a true matriarchal society would  look like.  Sociologists now don't believe there ever really was one.  Or is that just men talking?


I picture a more utopian society if women were in charge.  I just don't know...

WWWD? (what would women do?)
xoxoMary

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pizza Night

Since Saturday is a busy day for everyone around here, we'll have pizza tonight.  I just do garlic butter and cheese, usually on naan bread, for the kids.  Looking for something a bit more gourmet for the adults though...








smoky brussels sprout pizza



Have a yummy Saturday!
xoxoMary