My girls had their singing recitals this week. D#2 had hers on Tuesday and D#1’s was last night. Even though they are both in the same elementary school, they were held on different nights. D#2 (7year old) who always wears jeans, shorts etc., insisted that she wanted to wear a white dress (The dress for the recital was white, black, or both colors). So needless to say at the chance of a photo op of her in a dress I bought her one. Oh and she looked so cute.

Now D#1 (10 year old)  decided that she too needed a dress since her sister got one.

Here is the best part of it, I bought the dresses on sale here. I thought I was paying $9.99 for them, but when I went to the checkout to pay for them, surprise, surprise, they were only $3.24 each. Can you believe it.



As usual in April we had our spring day and then the next day it snowed. I was waiting for that last cold day, so I could plant flowers. Living in the desert, most of our yard is rock!!!, but coming from Ireland if I can’t have green then I have to have flowers. So this weekend I filled my outdoor pots with flowers.

Hopefully I will have flowers everywhere in a few weeks. Now unto the next thing!!!!

What is that??? Well when we were redoing our bathroom, my husband had the bright idea of putting the bathtub in the back yard as a flower pot!!! and for some reason he spray painted it bright green ( I guess he thought it would remind me of Ireland). So needless to say it has acted as a bug collector over the years. It is also too heavy to move. But I have finally found a use for it.

My herb garden, I planted Thyme, Parsley, Mint, and Sage.

Have a great day.

Starbucks & Springcleaning


Sitting here drinking my Nonfat Venti Latte from Starbucks, I’m thinking, what do they put in the Starbucks, that makes a mature women get in her car and drive to the drive thru (with gas at >$3.00) just for a cup of starbucks, no other errands to run, just coffee!!!! But it is so worth it.

Just finished spring cleaning, amazing what you can find under beds!! I love this time of year, opened all the windows, gentle breeze blowing thro the house, you can already hear the birds outside. Although I can see Sabrina and Smokie(my 2 cats) watching the birds too! and I don’t think its their singing they are enjoying.

Tomorrow I am going to go through my yarn stash, I did find some yarn under beds too. I have been busy knitting small things (I promise pictures soon) but I need to see what I have in my stash before I can go shopping for more yarn.

Have a great day.

Back To Normal!!!!

So 2 weekends of travelling for soccer tournaments and I’m exhausted. It feels soooo good to sleep in one’s own bed. The first weekend my son and I went to Las Vegas, they did’nt do very well in the tournament but they had fun. Now if you can only imagine bringing sixteen 13 year old boys around the Vegas Strip at night!!! I did have my first In-N-Out Burger, it was delicious. I know with all the gourmet restaurants etc, I’m drooling over an in-n-out burger. Last weekend we drove to Las Cruces for another tournament, the whole family went this time. My food of choice here was Dairy Queens Chocolate dipped icecream cone(:, needless to say I’ve already gone for my run today.

I have done some knitting, actually crochet. I finished a baby blanket on the drive for my D#1 teacher. I’ll post pictures this week. You know this is 2 years in a row D#1’s teachers have had babies. I’ve also finished 2 sets of fingerless mittens. Have a great day(: