Thursday, May 24, 2012

HOUSEPLANTS - Not Just for Hippies!

Houseplants were always a hippie decorating staple.  We especially loved our spider plants.


When we first moved to Houston one of my husband's work friends came to our house for dinner.  After looking around our house he asked me why I didn't have more houseplants.  It took me about 10 years to realize he was being facetious.  I always take "hippie" to be a compliment, not an insult.

Well, once again, the hippies were right.  Look at the top ten houseplants for improving the air quality in your house.


AND, Look at all these inspiring ideas for decorating with plants.  
















The Jungle Room.  Elvis was a hippie!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Why Don't You...?

Today, why don't you...



Listen to classical music when you're driving in your car.  It will make it seem like your life is a movie.


Decorate a previously ignored area of your home.


Dye your hair an impossible color if you're over 50.  We're not fooling anyone anyway.


Make something out of nothing.


Eat fresh fruit.


Go outside.


Accessorize.


Take beautiful pictures in a graveyard.  Actually, I think I'll go do that right now...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cuff Bracelet Giveaway at GYPSY YAYA

Check this out!  A chance to win a handmade cuff bracelet at Gypsy YaYa's beautiful blog...


Make your choice and leave a comment.  Good luck!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Friday!

Here's what I'm happy about today...


I was picked for jury duty this week and the case was settled out of court.  I'm SO happy about this!  It was scheduled to be a two week trial and it was mostly about MOLD.  Two weeks of driving downtown, wearing "business casual" clothing and freezing to death in too much air conditioning and terrible lighting. I'm all about the civic duty thing but this was civil court and they needed to work it out without dragging everyone else into it, which they did.  Hooray!!


A politician said something interesting AND brave!  


We're going to see Dark Shadows this week-end.  I don't usually like movie theaters but we go to Alamo Drafthouse which has yummy food and drinks so it's not so bad.


AND - It's raining in Houston.  A good thing!

Happy Friday!