The Great Outdoors

I planted some flowers in pots a few weeks ago, okay, maybe a month ago, and they're just going crazy. I love petunias because they are so hardy. I went with a combination of white petunias, yellow marigolds, purple salvia, yellow superbells, and yellow and purple something-or-other...I forget.

It is really nice to sit out there and enjoy them. I also put up some decals from World Market for artwork on the wall. I didn't want to put up actual artwork, so I thought this was interesting and temporary. I'd really like an outdoor temperature and time clock like this one:

Here are some pictures of the flowers. Enjoy!


Momentary Lapse

So I've been out of town for a few days, and before that, I hadn't posted in awhile.

I was home for my niece's 1st birthday party. She's an absolute doll. Seriously. She's into everything, and she smiles constantly. It's the best feeling in the world to have her smile at me. Watching her discover new things beats the pants off of interior decorating!

Here she is singing along to her favorite musical toy that plays "La Cucaracha."

I really can't top that...


O Squirrel, Where Art Thou?

He's back! Yep. My pesky squirrel. First he was peeing on my lawn chair cushions, and now he's digging in my potted flowers. Eeek! He's making a mess trying to bury food in my pots.

What's a girl to do? I secretly love him. I yell at him to "get!" but he just stares at me. Then I stomp my foot and he runs off with his big hunk of bread in his mouth. It's sort of cute, but annoying! I'm not sure what to do. I spent a chunk of change on my flowers...

Any suggestions?