Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Pink Limo

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please stop by and check out the long list of bloggers that are now participating in Pink Saturday. It was one of the first blogging events I got involved in and I think there were probably about 25 or so way back then! And it was less than a year ago!

One of the things I didn't see that in New York City is this pink limo! I did a Google search on pink in New York City to see if my blog would appear after my pink post on NYC, and found this site:Silver Star Limousine in New York City You can go to the site to view other photos, but I wasn't able to find a price! Guess you have to call or email for that.

This cute little limo holds 6! Wouldn't it be fun to have someone drive you around in the big city in this?

Thanks for coming by and hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Friday, February 27, 2009

One Year's Growth!

Deborah of Pictures Pots and Pens is hosting Family Fotos on Friday. Please visit her for lots more photos and an opportunity to meet some friendly bloggers!

These three pictures show how much Cooper has changed since last year. In this photo, made in February of 2008, he was 5 months. He hadn't started crawling yet, and still enjoyed his bouncy seat.

The next one was made this week at age 17 months. If you look closely you can see that his eye was red...he had the early stages of pink eye. Kelli called early that morning and asked if he could stay with me, and of course i said yes! Having him here that day was an unexpected pleasure! Keeping him now is so different. He is still sweet, but everything had to be child proofed before he arrives. LOL

As hard as I tried that day, I couldn't ever get a picture of him smiling. He did smile some, it's just that I couldn't get him to do it with my camera in my hand. So, I borrowed this one from Kelli's Facebook album. As you can see from his expression, he loves being outside.
Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Vintage Doily

Today I'm participating for the first time in Vintage Thursdays at the Colorodo Lady's blog. Be sure to pop over there to view more Vintage posts.

This crocheted doily edged with pansies was left over from an estate sale that my son helped with. He brought it home, and I claimed it! I just found it while cleaning out a drawer recently. I think it will look so cute with a vase of fresh flowers on top!

Here's another picture with a closeup of the details.

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you have a wonderful day~

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday: Walking if off in NYC!

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Please visit her for lots of other outdoor posts.

These are some random pics that I took while visiting New York City. My sister wore a pedometer the entire time, and I claim all the miles she put on hers as my own since I was right there with her! We enjoyed seeing the city by taking the subway and getting off to walk and explore different areas. I think we saw lots more this way!

The first day we were there, we were in Chinatown.

City Hall in the Financial District
This store that advertised 18 miles of books reminded me of Sally at Smiling Sally. It was near Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side

St. Pauls across from the World Trade Center was unharmed on Sept. 11

A New York Apartment building in Greenwich Village

A bronze statue near the World Trade Center memorial

This building made me feel was located near the ferry to Liberty Island

A street scene near our hotel

We didn't have tickets for David Letterman-wish we had!
Hope you enjoyed the 'virtual walk' through NYC through the eyes of a first time visitor. We put lots of steps on the pedometer. I didn't really worry too much about what I ate and came back 2 pounds skinnier!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 23, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday: Estate Sale Art

Welcome to 2nd Time Around Tuesday. If you love second hand treasures you are in the right place. Just create a post and link the title of your post to Mr. Linky below. You can post most anything...things from an antique store, garage sale, estate sale, thrift store, flea market....just use your imagination! Or maybe you have something that you inherited or was given to you-we would love to see that too!

Today I'm going to show 2 pieces of framed art I bought recently at an estate sale. Often estate sales in our area will last 2 days. The second day the prices are usually cut at least in half.

I didn't get to go to this sale on the first day, but decided to stop by on Sunday which was the 2nd day. One of my teacher friends was there and pointed out these 2 watercolors from Paris. She really thought I needed them since I had traveled there not too long ago.They were marked $45.00 each. I really liked them, and my friend encouraged me to just make an offer. So I did, and got both of them for $40.00!

They have a new home in my foyer area, right next to the piano.
This one is of Notre Dame Cathedral.
And this one is the Arc de Triomphe.

Later I may work on the frames and possibly the mats, but for now I just wanted to get them hung up!

Thanks for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing all the second hand treasures on 2nd Time Around Tuesday!

Walking to get fit!

Sally at Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday. Today I want to show you some of my blue exercise equipment!

Since I'm trying to shed a few pounds, I have been trying to walk everyday. It has been too cold to walk outside, so my sister and I usually walk in the mall each morning.

I have been wearing a pedometer, and am trying to get at least 10,000 steps per day, which was recommended by the dietitian. It's not as easy as it sounds, but after walking 3 miles which takes us 60 minutes, I usually have about 6000 steps. That means only 4,000 to go.

In order to pump up the walk a little and burn more calories, I am going to try these 1.5 hand weights. I bought them today, and haven't yet used them.
Hopefully, my sister and I can alternate using them! I'll let you know if they help! LOL

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Healthy Pink Drink

It's Pink Saturday once again! This event is hosted weekly by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Please visit her for lots of pink inspiration and an opportunity to meet some very friendly bloggers! Thank you Beverly for doing this!

This week I'd like to tell you about a new drink my sister told me about. She brought me one to try out on our morning walk, and I love it! It's called
Fuze Empower! It tastes great and only has 20 calories for the entire 18.5 Fluid ounces which is 2 servings.

From the web I found this information:

Antioxidants. Low calorie. Low sugar. Pomegranate acai berry. Only 10 calories per serving. 2 g Carbs per serving. Polyphenols - 65 mg. Powerful antioxidants that can protect cell membranes and cellular DNA from the damaging effects of free radical induced oxidative damage. Regular consumption of polyphenols helps maintain cardiovascular function in healthy individuals. Chromium - 41 mcg. A micronutrient known to improve the amount of energy you get from food. Vitamin C - 138 mg. An antioxidant essential for vision, growth and healthy skin. Super CitriMax - 462 mg. Helps users maintain a normal appetite and increase energy in healthy individuals. Helps support a healthy metabolism. L-Carnitine - 46 mg. An amino acid which boosts energy.

Sounds really healthy doesn't it? It comes in packages of 12 at Sam's club and tastes wonderful..not too sweet...just right in fact! And not only that but the company has joined in the Race for the Cure to raise awareness and educate women about breast cancer.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Trip to a Mississippi Museum

Deborah from Pictures Pots and Pens is hosting Family Fotos on Friday. Please visit her to meet lots of friendly bloggers! Thanks Deborah for hosting this. These pictures were made about 3 years ago at the Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, Ms. Connor and I rode over with my friend Beth and her 2 granddaughters. I remember how much fun we had that day! Connor was so active and curious about everything. He was 3 years at the time.

This first picture is of Connor, Emily and Mary Landon. Connor was the youngest, but thought he was just as old as the girls!
He was more interested in the mechanics of the fence than he was in viewing the T Rex!

This is a 'hands on' type of museum which is perfect for him. He was so active back then as you can tell from these pictures.

I would love to take him back there soon. Now that he is a little older, I think he would enjoy it even more than he did the first time. And of course now there is Cooper...he will need a trip over there!

I love my old photos and the memories that they bring. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Foodie Friday: Taco Soup

One of my favorite soups to make in cold weather is Taco Soup. The last time I made it I used ground turkey instead of the beef, and couldn't tell any difference. It's low cal, filling, and delicious!
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large onion chopped
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can corn
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 package Taco Seasoning
1 package Ranch dressing mix

Brown ground beef and onion and drain. Add rest of ingredients and simmer for 1-2 hours.
I sprinkle 2% cheese on top.

Thanks for coming by. Please visit Designs by Gollum for more Foodie Friday posts

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nighttime in New York

We spent 4 wonderful nights in New York. The first night, we visited Jonathan's apartment and met his landlord. We rode the subway to the Upper West Side and were able to find our way back without him as our guide!

The second night we went to see Altar Boyz, an off Broadway play. The third night we saw Jersey Boys, a musical about Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons. The last night my sister and I went to see Mama Mia.

Usually, I would be so exhausted before we went from all the walking we did, but after we seeing the play, I would be re-energized and wide awake.

One night after we went to a play, my nephew Austin and I walked around near Times Square and decided to take a carriage ride. Here are some of the pics I took of New York at night.

Here's Austin in the carriage. We had zebra print throws to keep us warm, although it wasn't really that cold.

Here's our escort....sorry I didn't get his name. He was a sweetheart....took us right back to our hotel about midnight!
A night time pic of Times Square
This is Saint Patrick's Cathedral near the Rockefeller Center. It was beautiful at night!
We passed Radio City Music Hall.
Some ice skaters at the Rockefeller Center
We planned to go to the Top of the Rock to view the city that night, but didn't make it there in time to get our ticket. They stop selling them at 10:30! We were hungry when we left the shows, and usually stopped in a deli for a quick bite to eat.

I really enjoyed all three of the Broadway plays. If you ever go, you don't have to buy your tickets ahead of time unless you have a certain show that you just must see. At 3 pm each day, the Theatre Development Fund sells tickets for that night-and many of them are 1/2 price! They have a ticket booth near Times Square and in two other locations.

We bought 1/2 price tickets for Mama Mia and they were on the front row! I have to say Mama Mia was my favorite-I certainly had enough background knowledge about it since I saw the movie 3 times!

Have you been to a Broadway Play? I would love to know which ones you have seen and your reactions!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 16, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday: New York Treasures!

Welcome to 2nd Time Around Tuesday. Do you have something to share that is from:

  • an estate sale
  • a garage sale
  • a flea market
  • an antique store
  • an inheritance
  • someone's trash
  • a thrift store
I bet you do! You are in the right place. Just create a post and link the title of the post in Mr. Linky below by right clicking on the title of your post in the web address, then copy and paste into Mr. Linky. Please link back here so that others who visit you will know where to find the other 2nd time around posts. Clear as mud? Let me know if you don't understand, and I'll try to help you out!

This weeks 2nd Time Around pics will be from New York City! In this photo, my sister is pulling a small travel bag that she rescued from the trash outside a resturant near our hotel. We were going to have to buy another suitcase just for our purchases, and this one, although a little beat up, served the purpose well! My sister is not into antique and flea market shopping like I am, but both she and my nephew were good enough sports to let me browse a couple of the stores that we ran across. I snapped a few pics of things I liked to share. These vintage dishes were marked 80 dollars for the set, but the store was having a 25% off sale. I didn't think that was too bad of a price! This oak mirror on an easel was found in a little shop in Greenwich village. I'm not sure of the price. There is something about tiger oak that always attracts my attention!
This oak bookcase was in the same store. I looked but didn't see a price on it either. It reminds me on an oak secretary that I bought several years ago.
I did see the price on this little table which had been stripped and ready to finish or paint. It was $225.00 It reminds me alot of the one I paid $5.00 for at a garage sale here. LOL
And finally, here is a set of bookends that I really liked. Didn't get the price on those either!

You may be wondering if I bought anything. I did buy some purses on Canal Street and the scarf in my Pink Saturday post from the thrift store. Even though I didn't buy much, I always love shopping the antique and thrift stores!

Thanks for stopping by! Please help spread the word about 2nd Time Around Tuesday!