April 23, 2012

Monday Moments


 I can't believe the end of April is upon us. Everything is blooming and colorful outside and I still find myself wanting to bring more of that color into our home. This may not be a phase. By the way, I bought that vintage tablecloth to make an ottoman slipcover and I can't seem to cut into it so it remains a throw.


Today I butchered 3 lilac bushes that were planted in an unfortunate spot and which had grown big enough to block most of the sun coming in this window. This afternoon I couldn't take it another moment and went after them with the shears. My Sweet Hubby will now have to dig out their lifeless stumps. I feel much better. Now I can sit in my timeout corner and bask in the sunshine. I'm planning some quality time here with this magazine that I found at Target this morning. I was late to the Domino party and didn't discover it until it had ceased publication. I'm sad about that, although it's pretty typical of me. This awesome special edition will help make up for it.


I want to thank each of you for your helpful advice on my last post. I've booked an apartment in Paris, I'm working on our London plan, my back is improving every day, I've started doing Pilates at home and tonight will be our 3rd night on our new Tempur-Pedic mattress. I'm looking forward to a productive week. Fingers crossed.

16 comments:

  1. I too was way too late to the Domino party. I don't think I've even looked through a complete magazine. Sigh. I may have to find my own copy of this one!

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  2. Glad your back is better...
    Your trip will be fabulous...
    What is a Domino Party???

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  3. I did not realize that Domino had quit publishing. I'm always late for those parties, too. Glad your back is feeling a bit better and that you got an apartment booked. How exciting is that!?!

    I can't tell you how many pieces of material that are just too precious to cut into!;>) xo Diana

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  4. i was so tickled to see the issue last week. sadness for me..my friend gave me a subscription the month before they closed their doors. sadness. hope they are coming back!!
    so excited about your travels
    & best wishes on your back improving quickly!
    xoxo

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  5. Oh, that tablecloth is so pretty. I would not be able to cut it either. Keep it as a throw. Glad you are enjoying your new mattress.

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  6. So glad to hear that your back is doing better. Now you can really start to have fun with your Europe planning. Keep us updated -- I'll be living vicariously through you :)

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  7. Happy I have a stack of Domino's that I didn't throw away. However, I don't have them from the very beginning of the short lived Domino :(

    Oh, there is this main, huge department store in Paris that you just keep climbing and you end up on the rooftop with spectacular views of Paris & the Eiffel tower. WE didn't pay a dime and didn't even wait in line then to go up the Eiffel tower....on of our best memories. {p.s. no one was in site on top of that roof top!}

    xo
    kara

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  8. I really love the tablecloth!! It does make a great throw. So glad your feeling better and I bet your trip will be soooo much fun!!

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  9. Good Morning - I just wanted to pop in to tell ya, if you don't read the blog "suchprettythings", that she just returned from a trip to London & Paris & she wrote that she made a detailed list of wonderful shops & sites that she wanted to visit while traveling - I thought maybe you could contact her to get some fun ideas :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  10. Jen, so glad things are clicking into place for you. Your special corner looks perfect. I've been thinking of purchasing a temper pedic but don't know anyone who owns one ... How do you like it?

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  11. Jen, so glad things are clicking into place for you. Your special corner looks perfect. I've been thinking of purchasing a temper pedic but don't know anyone who owns one ... How do you like it?

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  12. how about that tree that is too close to your house? you do anything about that yet? hahahahahaha. just kidding. i was then really late to the domino train. not sure if i ever purchased it. where was i? i have been tackling the yard too. feels good. have a great day.

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  13. Glad your feeling better! I can't wait to go pick up that Domino mag I've been looking for it but didn't think to check Target.

    Can't wait for our adventure tomorrow!!!

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  14. I sympathize with anyone who suffers back issues. It's just no fun. Hope you're better soon. The trip sounds like a dream.

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  15. can tell you that we have had a tempurpedic for over a year and after 14 yrs of NEVER having ONE night of a good sleep - WE are in HEAVEN!!! we also splurged on two pillows that they recommended and i would never in a million years have imagined that i would spend $300 on pillows but together with the mattress, we have never slept better!! just had to tell you that you totally made the right mattress choice!! hope you will recover well soon! love your blog! (pretty new to it but am enjoying it!!

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  16. that tablecloth will make the most darling ottoman slip should you decide to cut into it...i know what you mean about cutting up vintage linens, it always makes me a little sad and guilty to do so. i very much loved Domino mag when it was out...i bet that special issue is great!
    Paris, London! so exciting...Lucky!!!

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