Sunday, July 25, 2010

My backyard is a zoo!

We had a wild night in the backyard. It all began with this guy:

You see the snake? I know, he disguises himself amongst all those hoses. That is not what I was expecting to find when I went to reach in and turn on the sprinklers. I found him about a week ago. After screaming, dropping the lid on, and running, I somehow blocked him out of my mind. A week later Matt goes back to find a much skinnier snake who had been locked in. Apparently, not long enough. He still moves. My brother in law has convinced me that he is just a gardner snake and that there is absolutely no way he can eat Boss.

They released him back into the back yard. EEK! He's probably sleeping under my window as we speak. After dealing with Lucifer we moved to the deck where we were enjoying the fireflies and sweating a bit. I look up to see what looks like a hawk, eagle, flying dinosaur? Matt informed me it was an owl. Anyway, about two seconds after gawking at the bird we were ambushed. Yes, shratnel was pounding our deck. POOP EVERYWHERE. It looked like a flock of one hundred geese came by. This poor bird has issues. It covered the deck. Keep in mind our deck is approximatley fifteen feet long.

It missed me only by inches. Hear this Pooping Owl and Lucifer: My backyard is for wrinkled dogs (Boss), bunnies, and cute birds that flutter and sing. If I see you back here again I'm going to have Mema visit with her pellet gun.

Friday, July 23, 2010


I have no idea who the lady is around the corner who keeps putting her ex-furniture on the curb. But I just keep picking it up. I'm beginning to think I should introduce myself. We have so much in common already. A love for vintagey (yes that "y" is supposed to be there) furniture and bright colors. What can she possibly be replacing all this stuff with? Something I'm sure to envious of. I've turned into a slight stalker, roaming around her house, trying to catch her goods before others can get to it first. I came face to face with one of her close proximity neighbors who tried to capture the treasure. It was made very clear the fortune was mine. Literally, we had left a note claiming it until Matt could be there to pick it up! So worth it....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Finished Product

So, you remember this: The old window frame that Matt found on the curb around the corner from our house. I debated what to do with it for a while. I was going to hang it in our hallway with pictures, but I just couldn't get it to work. So, I painted the window panes with some chalkboard paint, knocked out a window and replaced it with cork board and a magnetic tin.

Walla! An office organizer!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth of July Weekend

We had so much fun this past weekend at the Baker lakehouse! It was full of fun, food, and fireworks.

10 reasons it's one of my most favorite weekends of the year:

1. The Sandy Beach firework show! The fireworks are impressive, but even more so are the hundreds of other boats that fill the waters with you.

2. The boat ride home from Sandy Beach amongst the hundreds of boats, while jamming to any Black Eyed Peas song.

3. The Moomba! (That's the boat)

4. Super fun times with lots of people we love.

5. Full days on the water!

6. Laughing, laughing, more laughing!

7. Watching people get thrown off the boat!

8. Rope swing! (a new fav.)

9. Getting to see Jennie! It's only guaranteed a couple times a year!

10. Watching Matt and Marc ham it up!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Help Please?!

**-Matt was driving along in our neighborhood when he came across this piece on the curb!

I was so grateful he stopped to get it for me. The glass panes are all still intact except for one corner pane. I need your help!

1. Do I paint it?

2. Do I leave the glass panes or remove them?

3. Where do I put it? I posted some pictures below of some possible locations.

An empty hall wall.

A spare bedroom room.

The wall on the back porch. Imagine a love seat underneath, against the wall.

Please, let me know what you think!