Archive | March, 2011

Photo Friday 02

25 Mar

I’m so ready to plant stuff, I could scream. I’ve got big plans for vegetables, and a few pretty flowers. But it’s still too early, and I know that if I were to put something in the ground today, we’d have a frost tomorrow! So I’ll wait until right around the projected time for our last frost, which is April 7. Until then, we’ve been gathering up and cleaning all our supplies, so they’re at the ready on the back porch. The waiting is the hardest part!

Sweet Tree Yogurt: Yummeh!

25 Mar

My fellas and I have been to Sweet Tree Yogurt no fewer than four times in the last couple weeks.  My book club friends introduced me to it, and I was an instant fan. I mean, just look at this.


De. Lish. My friend who runs Eat Jackson asked me to go review their granola and write a little blog about it. Uh, gladly. You don’t have to ask me twice, dude. So go check it out! My first stint at guest blogging! Woo!

be still my heart

23 Mar

Sometimes the prettiest flowers in the yard are weeds.

Especially when they’re picked for you by the sweetest boy on the block.

Y’all have a happy, springy, sunshiney day.

Photo Friday 01

18 Mar

All credit for this idea goes to my friend, Sarah, who does a photo post every Friday, or when she remembers! Her Photo Friday category is here.


This is my first time ever growing tulips. One has already grown up gloriously!
This is the “Queen of Night” variety. It’s so purple it’s almost black!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

*cheep cheep*

15 Mar

If you’re viewing my blog in a feed reader, go see my new header. I’m cracking myself up.

(Get it? Cracking? Har-har!)

The newest member of the family!

14 Mar

We’ve got a new baby! No, I didn’t give birth and weirdly forget to mention it here. We decided, on a whim, to get a Kindle! I’ve been aggressively noisy about my dislike of all kinds of e-readers for ages now, but I just couldn’t deny their good points any longer. I’ve been saving up SwagBucks for over a year and buying Amazon gift cards with them, $5 at a time. I’d saved up over $260 in my Amazon account and meant to use it for a D-SLR camera, but realistically, it’ll take me years to save up enough to get that completely free. So when I really investigated the Kindle and saw how cheap e-books are, and how many we can get for free, legally, the choice was easy. We researched on a Sunday, bought on a Monday, and it arrived on a Wednesday! We had a couple days of grief when it wouldn’t connect to the WiFi in our house, but my husband did some techy stuff I don’t fully understand, and by Friday night, we were good to go! And let me tell you: Paying exactly ZERO AMERICAN DOLLARS for something that retails for $139 feels awfully good. Thank you, SwagBucks! (Sign up at that link and start earning your own! It’s fun and easy!)

I don’t understand this particular phenomenon, but I’ve heard it’s true for others, too: I read a lot faster on the Kindle than I do in real books. Time will tell if it’s the shiny newness of it for me, but I’ve managed to complete two books and a short story since diving in Saturday morning (today’s Monday). This is exciting!

Thank you, UPS man!

The packaging is so simple. The Kindle is out of the box in seconds.
We’ve named ours The Bookmobile. :-)

I bought a cover at Target that I don’t like much at all.
So I ordered this cutie from Built and will be returning the other one.
We have a Built laptop sleeve, and I love that one!
(And yes, I got this for free, too, thanks to SwagBucks.)

This isn’t my hand. My nails would never be that plain. ;-)
The Bookmobile is lightweight and easy to hold. It takes no time to get used to it!

So far, I love it! Maybe someday I’ll let my husband read something on it, too. ;-)

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