Monday, April 8, 2013



I've been taking care of my dog friend, Keiko.  I had to run over to her house this morning so I'm late, I'm late for a very important date.  No time to say hello good-bye I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.

That is a weird Disney ditty from the Alice in Wonderland animated film.  Anytime I am late, which is not often (gloat gloat), that song comes into my mind.

SO, first of all, I went over to my friend Emily's house this weekend to help her get ready for a yard sale.

Emily is the loveliest of the lovelies (so beautiful, so nice, so sweet, so everything) in house and home so I got some SWAG, y'all!

Wanna see? 

Huh? Huh?

Fiesta!  Periwinkle, I believe.

Four precious little Fiesta plates in my color!

Incredibly, unbelievably, amazingly she had this rug.

Look familiar?

Check out THIS POST.

A matching Garnet Hill rug to my Garnet Hill rug.

They're twins reunited after years of being apart.

Is that just wacky crazy insane or whut?

I was in a tizzy!

I am still in a tizzy!

But there's more ...

Could you die?

I mean, have you ever seen anything so precious as these?

Little Homer Laughlin bowls.

I love them and want to marry them.

They are my new favorite things ever.  


I got some other stuff, but haven't taken pictures yet.

Random photo of my latest breakfast obsession.

Yogurt, apples, walnuts, chia seeds, flax meal and honey.

Honey, honey, honey.

I spent the weekend pouring over this new book that my sweet, adorable, kind, generous Mama sent me.

Thank you, Mama!!!

Now you're going to have to put up with me hounding you about herbal remedies for everything, you know.  (Hhslpt.)  (That is a family joke so don't worry yourself trying to figure it out.)

I love watching my boy move around the house with a book.

In the chair.  On the couch.  In his bed. On the floor.

He's reading the Hunger Games series right now.

He just finished the Maze Runner series and declared it the best ever.

We've got Russian all over this house.

I have to keep my house OCD in check here as these posters and flash cards kinda freak me out being everywhere.  But what's more important, right?

I am just so amazed that my kid is learning to speak Russian.

How crazy is that? 

Just so you don't think he's abnormal or anything.

Yep.  Blank piece of paper except for the word Penis.

Oh, Penis written in "computer" which is P E N I 5


We capped off the weekend by going to Johnson's Backyard Garden's Annual Spring Potluck.

Delightful and delicious as always.

You know all is well with the world when children still love tire swings and little girls in red dresses play coy with your son.


Hope your weekend was wonderful too!


  1. simply: I think I would fit in well at your place.
    (but I would steal the little white bowls with the blue trim.)

    1. Uh-huh, you would.

      Uh-uh, you would not.

  2. I so wish I was your neighbor. You wanna move to Waco, yes? I'm sure we can find a very nice house for sale in our neighborhood. Or maybe, we can just transplant your house and yard all up here. Yes, yes, that would be perfect.

    I did collect 3 old tires over the winter and put them out this morning. They are half-filled with dirt so far, and I think I'll plant marigolds, lettuce, spinach and maybe something else in them. Totally got this idea from you!

    1. OOO there are some lovely hoods in Waco, that's for sure, but I need my hippie. Y'all don't have too much hippie there. Perhaps we can just "summer over."

      GOOD for you! Now there's the hippie spirit!

  3. Great Great Great post to start off my Monday Morning! I love Fiesta and aren't you l u c k y to have found those dishes and I love the bowls too and the little runner rug. Finn's hat just completes his happy-go-lucky and dashingly debonair look sure to cause little hearts to flutter. Love it ..
    ms mdd

    1. I got SO LUCKY! I did, I did.

      My boy...isn't he adorable? I think I'll keep him.

  4. Tell the little girl in the red dress Finn will not be allowed to date until he is 35 and then only if you or Jackdaddy go, too. hhslpt

    What a wonderful find at Emily's and the picnic looks like so much fun!!!!

    1. That's what HER mama is saying too!

      She was so cute, but "too bossy." (said Finn)

  5. Yummy, your latest breakfast obsession is likely to become my latest breakfast obsession!

    Great pictures! Enjoyed the read

    1. Mmmmmm. We can have an Eat Mob.

      Thank you!

  6. Love your swag (oh, those little bowls, especially), your book, and most especially those shots of glorious childhood. And this made me smile, remembering my second-grade son coming home one day with pen15 written on his arm. "What's this?" I asked (alarmed). "Oh, the older boys on the bus told me it's a club--Pen 15!" he said rather importantly. Yeah, right. "I learned it on the bus" is our family joke, the explanation for any behavior I deem objectionable.

    1. HAHAHA YES YES YES!! The Pen15 club.

      omg LOVE the "learned it on the bus" joke. I wanna use that too.

  7. MAN you got some effing awesome swag!! Keiko!! I love that dog (she loves me, too)!

    1. girl you KNOW I scored! SO wish you lived here so we could swag together. sigh.

      Isnt keiko the kayootest thing ever?

  8. What a great time you had and I missed that garage sale. I was too busy fighting to get in and out of Zilker. You might have had some serious competition.

    1. Was the festival crazy crowded? I almost went, but I'm such a traffic-hater. Guess I could have ridden the bus.

      I did score on the yard sale stuff! Lucky day.

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    1. Me tooooooo!

      Jessica Savage - another fabulous name straight outta a novel!

  10. "Little girls in red dresses play coy with your son."

    Good God - that's poetry. How are you NOT writing a book about your life?!?

    My breath hitched a little at that line...


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