Saturday, June 28, 2008

"Thoroughly Modern Mary"

I can hardly believe this is true, but I am going modern!! After all of these years of liking overstuffed furniture, tables covered with what-nots, I now find I am drawn to the sleek, clean lines of a room done in modern furniture.

I think this is so because I function so much better in a neat environment, and modern furniture is all that and more. Modern furniture is clean lines, function, and simplicity. Most of all it's uncluttered. I really like that. With something to fit every environment and taste, it's extremely affordable too.

I do believe that "Thoroughly Modern Mary" is here to stay.

Until next time,


I love the beach.........

We have decided that life is too short to let the gas prices keep us home this summer. So, we have a couple of trips planned to see family and friends already.

Gary and I were talking this morning over coffee about our trips and how we both want to see the East Coast again. We thought for this trip we'd get in touch with a Realtor and rent a place right on the beach. I did some searching and found Wilmington real estate. I was pleased to see that they not only sell property on the North Carolina coast, but also have rental properties available. We had a place rented after one phone call. It doesn't get any easier than that. I plan to take plenty of pictures and will share them with you all.

Until next time,


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Saying I love you with a special meal buzzzzzzzzz

My husband worked today. He has an antique business so has two booths in a local antique mall here in town. Part of the deal is that you must work one day per every so many square feet of space that you rent. He usually works two days a month. Not bad and it keeps him in touch with his customers etc.

I knew he'd be hungry and tired when he got home tonight so I fixed him one of his favorite meals. After 48, almost 49 years of being together, one runs out of new ways to say "I love you". So, this was my way to say it to my beloved today. When I dished his meal up, he was happily surprised and exclaimed, "What a treat!!". I smiled and told him that it was a special "I love you" for him, just because. He smiled, kissed me, and devoured his special meal, exclaiming about how good it was all of the while. I enjoyed his pleasure more than anything.

Buzzworthy buzz comes in many forms, even with hamburger as a base. =)

Until next time,


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Buzzing About A New Recipe Site

I made a big ham portion for dinner a few nights ago because our teen aged grandson was here. When he's here I think big because he eats a lot!! Well, he's gone home now and we're still sitting here with a ton of ham to eat. I can freeze some, but I wanted to get another meal out of it before I did that. I'll make bean soup out of the leftovers, but I have a lot of ham to use up before I'm ready to make soup.

I searched "recipes ham leftovers" and this is the site that came up.
They suggested some that I already knew about, but also have some great suggestions that I would never have thought about. Ham loaf?? YUMMO!!! That is just the beginning. When they give the recipe for say 4 servings, you have the option of putting in the number of servings you need and it'll adjust the recipe. How great is that?? You can print it out on recipe cards too. That is a great option. I'm madly in love with this site. Do check it out. You will love it too. It is truly buzzworthy.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Jewelry, it's a girl thing.......

I am crazy about jewelry. I especially like unique pieces, so when I found this website for handcrafted jewelry I was really thrilled. I couldn't get over the variety of styles. There is something for every mood and occasion. Pieces to go with a more casual look, or for those times when you really want to dress up and have just the right necklace and earrings to complete the look you're going after.

I plan to send my husband a link to this site so he has it available when he's shopping for me. We girls have to think ahead, after all.

Until next time,


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Buzzworthy Shoes!!

I have the worlds worse feet. I can't look at a catalog, find what I want and order it. Well, at least I couldn't in the past, but I sure can now!!! I have discovered a brand of shoes that I will find comfortable "right out of the box," as their slogan says. Merrell shoes. They look AND feel great.

In researching this company's product, I find that a lot of effort,research and technology has gone into developing a shoe that will give the support and protection that active people need in a shoe. Style and good looks aren't compromised either.

I am the worlds biggest advocate of online shopping, so when I find a product that lives up to it's advertising, I have to shout about it. Merrell shoes are truly Buzzworthy! You owe it to yourself to check them out.

Until next time,


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Looking for the best price......

I always shop around before I buy. I feel that it's well worth the time it takes, and always yields a sizable savings. While pricing a PS3 for my grandson's birthday recently, I found just what he wanted and at a really good price. With the money I saved on the system, I was able to get him a couple of games as well and still stay within my budget.

With prices of most things going up and up these days, I'm always happy when I can find a bargain. Shopping online not only saves money on the item, but saves on gas as well. You can't beat that for a bargain!!

Until next time,


Buzzworthy Candlezzzzzzzzzz

My family is very important to me and because of that, my home is as well. Creating an atmosphere that is welcoming and warm is always my goal. I find that one of the quickest, easiest and most effective method of achieving this atmosphere is the use of candles.

I group my candles together in varying sizes and shapes when possible. If using scented candles I will group together candles of the same scent. Obviously, different scents would conflict and the desired effect lost.

I use candles in every room of my house with no exceptions. I like to end my day with a long bubble bath in my garden tub surrounded by the indirect light of candles all around the rim of the tub. Hmmmm........truly buzzworthy blisszzzzzzzzzzzz..

A Truly Buzzworthy Mop

My mother always insisted that a good housekeeper got down on her hands and knees and scrubbed her floors that way.

Well, I am here to tell you that for Spring cleaning, that's fine, but for weekly jobs, I use a mop!! I have recently discovered the microfiber mop. After trying mine, I ordered one for my mother, my sister, and my daughter. I've been telling them what a great product this is, so now they will get a chance to find out for themselves.

My mom promised she will give it a try. Always willing to try new things, I think she is going to love her new mop as much as I do mine.

Until next time,


Friday, June 6, 2008

A New Blog On The Block,

Penny For Your Thoughts is a new blog about things of interest to young adults. Penny has posted on "how to scrapbook", so a visit to get some great ideas and perhaps inspire you to give this hobby a try. I know I'm eager to get started on it myself after reading her articles.

Penny is a young wife and mother and her issues are the same issues that other young moms of today are dealing with. I strongly urge you to take a look at her blog. I think once you read it you'll be hooked.

Do leave her a comment so she'll know you've been there.

Until next time,



What in the dickens is Searchles, you might ask. It's a new networking site and I am impressed with it. There is an user friendly atmosphere about it that appeals to me. I think you just may like it too.

Searchles is new, so when you join you'll be getting in on the ground floor with me. That's okay, though. I enjoy helping another entrepreneur get a start. I've had help so I feel that it's a good thing to pay it forward.

See you at "Searchles". I think you'll like it.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Truly Buzzworthy Gifts For Father's Day

I have been married to my husband for 48 years. We've been through a lot, have raised three amazing children and are now enjoying our 9 grandchildren.

Father's Day is coming up and I decided that this year I would get something special for him to show him just how happy he makes me. I truly couldn't have picked a more wonderful man to be the father of my children. He is adored by them, and by me always.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to get for him, but got online and started doing some searching. When I saw the name Patek Calatrava
I knew I had found it!! The perfect gift for the perfect man.

I'm having trouble waiting until Father's Day to give my husband his gift. I've invited the kids over for his special day, so they too will be here to see his face when he gets his special gift too. I can hardly wait.

Visit my other blogs

I hope that those of you who read this blog will click on the "my other blogs" links and check them out as well.

On "Random Reflections" we are all memorizing scripture verses, a new one each week. I think it's important to hide God's word in our hearts. That way the Lord can use those verses stored in our memory to speak to us and to comfort us as needed.

Besides all of this, there are studies that show memorization is very good for our brains as well. It's like our brains are getting mental aerobics. Sort of like our brains get on a "brain treadmill" and walking a mile or so. Hm, I just had a visual on that. =)

Give it some thought.


Health Issues

As we get older it seems that every time we turn around there is something else driving us to see our doctor. That always leads to tests, x-rays, and so on. Luckily, we have good health insurance coverage. The peace of mind is worth more than I can say.

I don't think anything would be more frightening than to be sick and to have to worry about paying a lot of bills on top of it all. It's bad enough to not be feeling well. I'm sure you'll agree with me on that.

Until next time,


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Girls Night Out

My two daughters and I got together last Saturday night for a girl's night out. We went to dinner and then went to a movie. We had the best time!! The dinner was just great, the company was the best, and the movie super.

I feel so blessed to have these dear girls in my life. I can't believe that I had a part in helping to make them the amazing young women they have grown up to be. They are a blessing to their dad and I and I thank God for those girls and our son, daily.

Of course, they aren't girls anymore, but are very much ladies. To their dad and me, though, they will always be our little girls. =)

I plan to make sure that we have more nights like the one we had Saturday, that's for sure.

Until next time,


Substance abuse

I was talking to my neighbor yesterday, and she mentioned that she is so concerned about the young people that her daughter is hanging out with. Her best friend just got out of drug rehab, and my neighbor is afraid that this friend is a bad influence.

I told her, that in my opinion, anyone can make a mistake. Anyone can get caught up in some bad habits. However, not everyone is able to see that they are on the wrong road, nor are they willing to do what they must to get straightened out.

I applaud anyone who has the strength of character to grab hold of their lives and do what they must to make things right, whatever the problem may be. As the saying goes, "If it's going to be, it's up to me". I love that saying. Truer words were never spoken.

Until next time,


Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Windy City

Things are certainly a lot different today than when we got out of school. Our granddaughter Jill graduated from college this year. She really loves the Chicago area, and said that she found a site online that lists Chicago jobs. This site enabled her to check out some of the opportunities that are available, post her resume, and put her in touch with companies looking for graduates with her qualifications. It doesn't get any easier than that.

She's going to call us when she finds out if she got the job or not. What did we ever do without computers?

Something to "buzz" about

I have an allergy to some drugs so my doctor advised me to get a medical alert bracelet. She said that I could get one at the local drug store.

Before getting one locally, however, I decided to check online to see what I could find. I was amazed!! I typed in medical bracelet and found this site that has a wide variety of styles. They have fancy ones, plain ones, small or large. I was able to get a medical alert bracelet that is also a beautiful piece of jewelry. One that I will wear with pride. I'm so glad I found this site!! Do check it out. I think you'll agree that it's more than "buzzworthy".

Until next time,


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