Saturday, May 29, 2010

Window Shopping for a Coffee Table - Pottery Barn Sale

We've actually had our IKEA coffee table for 7 years! But it's truly showing it's age and wear ~ several moves, dog chews, Marcus heavy feet, knicks and dings.

So I thought I would do some online window shopping at Pottery Barn sale section.

I actually found two that I really like.

Chloe Coffee Table Regular $349.00 special $299.00 ~ I love the classic looks of this table. It definitely will fit in with our furniture style!

Here's the Metropolitan Round Coffee Table ~ Regular $349.00 special $299.00 I really like that it's round. We've never owned a round coffee table.

Show Us Your Life - Things That You Love/Make You Happy

One of my favorite things ~ Our renewal ceremony cake topper

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life is having another linky party! This week it's Things That You Love/Make You Happy!

I love coffee! I usually start my day off with a cup or two.

Our faithful bed - My husband purchased the bed frame from a Goodwill store when he was single. He repainted it after we were married. Over the years we've purchased new mattress and box springs sets but kept our good friend around.

Our teen - He's our only child and we love him dearly. He's truly a blessing from our Heavenly Father. It's been my pleasure and privilege being his mom. Besides being his mom I consider him great fun.

My husband ~ What can I say I'm so in love with my husband! It only took 3 dates for me to realize he was the one. Over the years, we've had our ups and downs. My love for him has grown stronger.

Other loves of mine are working from home, enjoying a tall glass of ice water, our Heavenly Father, the original Law & Order, The Good Wife, the occasional apple fritter and Watch Instantly at Netflix!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Marcus' Debute Photos - High School Graduation

Marcus has been a fan of Archie Goodwin of Nero Wolfe TV series for years. While at JCPenny he asked his dad if he could try on a few fedoras. My husband liked this one so much he bought.

Please enjoy our teen in his Frank Sinatra inspired poses!

Apartment Model Tour - Laundry Room

Last Sunday Marcus and I met up with my husband for a tour of the 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment model.

Here's some fun decorating ideas for the laundry room. I'm so looking forward to having a washer and dryer in our home again!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How To Walk In High Heels (Beauty & Style: Shoes)

How To Walk In High Heels (Beauty & Style: Shoes)

I didn't want to forget us ladies! In the height of proms, weddings and graduations you might be wearing high heels for the first time. Here's a fantastic video that will have you walking with grace!

How To Tie A Tie - Full Windsor Knot (Beauty & Style: Style For Men)

How To Tie A Tie - Full Windsor Knot (Beauty & Style: Style For Men)

Along with proms, weddings and graduations comes the the question ~ Do you know how to tie a tie? Here's a terrific instruction video to assist you.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Marcus' Last Day of High School

Yes, today is Marcus' last school day as a senior in high school! See his big smile?!

Fresh & Easy Memorial Day Specials!

The famous Fresh & Easy Mixed Grill Pack is on sale for only $5.99!

You'll also find 1/4 Pounder 80/20 Beef Patties and Ciltrano, Chili and Citrus Chicken for the same price!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More Photos From Our Apartment Model Tour

Here's a few more photos from our apartment tour on Sunday. My husband showed us the 3 bedroom and 2 bath. Our furniture is going to look terrific in here. And I got many inexpensive decorating ideas!

Here's the computer desk in the second bedroom ~ Marcus wants the same set up

I love the double steel sink. And we're looking forward to having a dishwasher again!

Charles and I love the wine glass rack! What a great space saver!

Television review: ‘Foyle’s War’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ -

Television review: ‘Foyle’s War’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ -

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My husband and I discovered Foyle's War on PBS a few years ago and became immediate fans of the series.

Foyle's War is a British mystery set during World War 2 in Hastings, England. Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle attempts to catch criminals who are committing crimes. He is assisted by his driver Samantha "Sam" Stewart and Detective Sergeant Paul Milner.

The series took a hiatus but we continued to enjoy watching the series again thanks to Netflix.

Stop by PBS to watch the 3 newest episodes before they're gone!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Moving to an Apartment - Don't Forget to Ask Questions Before You Move

When moving to an apartment or condo complex there are some important questions to ask before you start loading the moving truck.

Apartment Living/Rental ~ has a terrific article, Get Answers to Logistical Questions to Ensure a Good Move with a list of questions, reasons for asking and consequences if you don't.

For example, did you know that it's important to know the dimensions of the stairwells,elevator and hallways?

While managing self storage facilities we had a customer who failed to mention that his refrigerator was a commercial size one. It wasn't going to fit through the doors and we had to change his unit to a drive-up. (more $$$) If he wasn't able to pay for the larger drive-up unit would have been a nightmare for the customer.

Touring the 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartment Model

On Sunday Marcus and I met my husband at the apartment complex property to take a tour of the 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment model. We had a great time together. Marcus gave the place 2 thumbs up!

First of all, we love the space. Our furniture is going to fit in nicely. Second, I got some great decorating tips.

Check out some of our photos!

I love what they did with the master bedroom decor!

I got some great decorating ideas for our master bathroom!

Here's my hubby relaxing in a comfortable chair in the living room.

I'll be sharing some more photos tomorrow!

Final Episode of Law & Order - Will You Be Watching?

Tonight is the final episode of Law & Order. Unfortunately, I have to be fast asleep since I'm starting my work day at 4 am. Will you be watching?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Starting a New Medication - FOG Magazine

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Starting a New Medication at FOG Magazine ~ A great article.

Here's some tips that I have found helpful over the years.

It's so important to ask your doctor and the pharmacist questions about a new medication. What are the side effects? How long can they last? What side effects should I report to my doctor immediately? Can this new medication interact with my vitamins?

WebMD is a fantastic website to get information on your prescriptions. Want to know other people's feedback that are taking the same medication? Check out the User Reviews.

Remember to bring your medications or a list with you to your doctor's appointments. This is what works for me. I put my medications in a large zip lock bag, put it in my purse and when my doctor asks me what I'm taking I just pull it out!

Share with your doctor your experience with medications that didn't work. Since my 10 years of chronic pain there has been times doctors have wanted to prescribe medications that didn't work or caused negative side effects. This feedback also saves me money too.

Keep a journal. Note how you're feeling ~ condition is improving or not. Side effects ~ what side effects, the severity and length. This information is very helpful when you have a follow up appointment with your doctor.

Please feel free to share your tips.

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