This weekend we happened to browse through Target and spotted a “conversation set” (deck/patio set) that was right up our alley. Very mission or Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stuff. It just so happened that after thinking about it for a few days, when we went back to purchase a set, only the floor model was left!! SO – not only did we not have to worry about assembly (and the frustration that comes with following directions designed by aliens) but we got it at 30% off the 30% off sale that was going on – and saved….wait for it….about $500!!! Here’s the link: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_2/602-6655316-7416619?%5Fencoding=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000EPY8S6
(we didn’t purchase the umbrella.) Next on our list is to purchase an outdoor dining table set, perhaps this: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1151497480/ref=sr_1_1/602-6655316-7416619?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B00076W514 But, we’ll see what happens…
Has anyone heard of Silpada Jewelry? http://silpada.com/content/silpadajewelry/silpadajewelry.html
I’m thinking of looking into becoming a rep. The website doesn’t show you the INCREDIBLE designs…in fact, it features only a few, and not the best pieces. Since I was about 7 yrs old, I have loved sterling jewelry. I remember being in grade school and jr. high when girls would love gold chains or whatever kind of gold jewelry – and it was just never me. I’ve worn sterling silver almost my entire life and still love it as much as I did as a young girl. I took a few jewelry making courses at Carnegie Mellon University in the summers when I was in high school, but quickly found that it is an expensive hobby…not that I’ve given it up yet, but…it’s expensive. So, this sales stuff might be fun. Certainly more fun than candle parties or selling Mary Kay or Avon, right?
The puppies (Stella & Teddy Barker) are doing very nicely. Learning a lot and growing every day. They’re a lot of work, that is for sure…but, no one loves you like a puppy. I love my cats, but the wagging of an entire puppy – not just the tail, as a greeting is just the best!
I turn 38 this week….in fact, in 2 days. I can’t believe it. I think I was 13 when my mom was 38.
Speaking of my mom, she mom and her best friend, Anne, came up yesterday to visit (they are spending the day at Lilydale, NY http://www.lilydaleassembly.com/), and gave H & I the most wonderful house-warming gift. Anne is a photographer, has had gallery showings, sold much of her lovely work and I have 2 of her pieces in my home. Yesterday, she presented me with a gorgeous 18 x 24 black gallery frame with plain white matting, and in it a 9 x 12 photo of a peach poppy, with dew drops on the petals, with a black background. Hard to describe, but it is just breathtaking. Reminds me of a lot of what I’ve seen at AllanThinks’ Flickr photos. And, that’s just inspired me to get out there and get some more frames and mattes and do up our home like a gallery.