Sunday, February 27, 2011

Miss Emily

Let me just start this off with, I NEVER watch the Bachelor. Ever! But a few weeks ago, I caught a Morning Talk Show. I don't remember which one. But they were talking about Emily Meynard from The Bachelor. And I just had to stop dead in my tracks. She is just perfect!

Seriously, how does one look like this? I'm not sure. But she is just stunning! And her teeth, they are just perfect. I don't know if those are her real teeth, or veneers. But they are perfect. My hubby told me that some of it is air brushing. But after watching a clip on YouTube, she is really a stunning woman.

So I just might have to watch an episode or 2. Because I really like her style. I know, these women are probably working with a stylist. But seriously, I want her wardrobe. Or at least pieces of it. And I want her beauty secrets. Because lately, I've been feeling really cruddy. Like I'm in a rut or something. I could use some help.

What do you think? Do you have any beauty or style secrets that you could share with me? I'd really like to know. Because I'm seriously feeling pretty down. Maybe it's just the weather...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Tio!

I just wanted to wish my Tio a very Happy Birthday today!

He's had such a tough few months. And we were not sure if he'd see another birthday. It makes today that much more special. What an amazing day! I'm so happy to have my Tio still with us. Getting stronger and healthier every day. It's truly a miracle straight from God. :) Feliz Cumpleanos Tio!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black Diamonds and SATC2

My hubby recently bought me the SATC2 movie. And I have to say it...I LOVED it! It wasn't as good as the first, but it was still a good movie. Or maybe I was just in need of some good "Gal Time." But it was such a good watch.

And at the end, Big gives Carrie a ring. Black diamond ring. I was in love! I don't know why. But it just seems so amazing. Yes, I said it. It's gorgeous! Something like this...

Maybe my hubby will get me something with black diamonds for our Anniversary. Maybe for our 10th. You know, something special like that. I would just love it! It's not my "usual style." But it's so beautiful!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Avocado Tree

We've been looking for a place to buy an avocado tree. I know that we've been debating this for some time now. As in years. But after a lot of thought, and talking, my hubby and I want to buy an avocado tree.

We figure that we live somewhere that's warm enough for the tree to not only survive, but thrive. And eat a lot of avocados. Maybe in the long run, this move will save us some money. Hopefully!

We just need to find a place that sells them. No place locally sells avocado trees. And they won't order them. And I'm not having much luck online. But 'm hopeful. Now back to my search!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Home Parisienne Collection

A few years ago, Target had this gorgeous collection. But my hubby and I weren't looking to buy outdoor furniture. We didn't own a home. We were living in student housing on campus. And well, it just wasn't on our radar. But I remember really liking the set. And I saved the pictures on my computer. You know, for the day when we would be looking.

This is the bistro set. Perfect for our little garden area, off of our bedroom. It's just a little space, right outside our French doors.

This amazing Dining Set. Perfect for BBQs, and just when we have people over!

And lastly, the conversational/lounge furniture. I really do like this set!

There is something about the style of this set. I really like it. The wrought iron. The color and size of the cushions. But you know it. Now that we are looking for some good outdoor furniture, Target no longer sells this set.

But we still want to buy something similar. I've looked high and low. And I just can't find anything. We want a full set that matches. We don't mind buying it in sections. That's the way Target once sold it. But we want something that matches across the board. Can you help? If you've seen something similar, can you leave me a message? Or sent me an email. Thanks!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Love Day!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day! My hubby and I celebrated over the weekend. With a special little trip. We rented a cabin in the mountains. And just "hung out." It was so nice to get away for a few days. With no stress. Or urgent feelings to do all kinds of things.

Tonight, we're going to watch a movie, and have a simple meal. Doesn't that just sound so amazing? I think so. It's something that we should do more often. Just enjoy each other's company. And we're going to do that tonight. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Big Freeze

We're in the middle of the "Big Freeze" around here. It's actually a really big deal. Being that we live in the desert. And we now have between 6-12 inches of snow in our yard. No lie! Our back yard is a little ridiculous at the moment.

The temperatures are ridiculously cold. There is a gas shortage. As in natural gas, for heat. And we are in the middle of "Rolling Blackouts." Because we have 2 power grids that our down. Our electricity is now coming from a neighboring state. It's pretty bad.

We didn't have time enough to cover up our plants. So I hope they make it. My hubby was out in the snow storm last night, covering up pipes. It came that quickly! And luckily, thus far, we haven't had frozen or busted pipes. Thank goodness!

But everything around us is closed. Like I said, we live in the desert. We have no snow plows. No salt trucks. Nothing. It's bad. Funny how we got more snow than our hometown. Which is a few hundred miles north of us. They're used to the snow. Equipped to handle it. But still our state is literally in a "State of the Emergency" situation.

So my hubby and I are "hunkering down" for the next few days. School, work, all that good stuff, has been cancelled! So we're going to watch some movies. Figure out a way to make some dinner. And I'll probably get a lot of crocheting done.

I'm just glad that our pantry is fully stocked. And we're relatively well off. You know, in this situation. We're also considered "northerners" around here. So we're used to snow and cold temperatures. Even if it's -10 outside! What else can we do? Just try and survive, to the best of our abilities.

Mother Nature is just trying to keep us on our toes!