Monday, April 19, 2010

Curl Up With My Kindle?

One of my favorite things to do is to curl up and read a good book.  I can still remember the first Scholastic paper back book my mom purchased for me - a story about a princess and a dragon.  I can still smell the newness of the book and the way the pages had to be bent back.  And then later on in life, when I became an adult,  I purchased my first hard back book - and it was love at first sight.  After that, I always found it difficult to buy a paper back book -- and then came the Kindle.  Talk about an adjustment!!

What I love most about my Kindle - I don't have to drive to the bookstore, or wait for a clerk to order my book.  I can download a sample of a book before I purchase it and I can download magazines.  Sure, it has been an adjustment, but curling up with my Kindle has been the best experience ever.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Bird Cage

A few months ago, I purchased beautiful drapes from JC Penny's Custom Draperies.  I absolutely fell in love with the Bird Cage Curtain Rods.  Now, the Curtain Rods literally cost more than the draperies.  That says alot since the draperies are far from standard length.  The drapes are  22ft in length!! I have very high ceilngs. Of course, I saw a Bird-Cage Lamp base at JC Penny's that I wanted but thought that 80.00 for a lamp base was a bit expensive, considering that in a couple of years or months I could possible change my mind - again.  Well, I was right.  I found the exact same item at Walmart (of all places) for 19.00!!! OMG! What a find.  Check out the photos.
This was such an unbelievable perfect match!!!  I love it.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Backyard Get-Away!

The 3-tier Italian water fountain has been installed.  I was a little nervous at first - thinking it might be too big for the patio, but it turned out perfect.  Had I chosen a smaller water feature,  the patio would have just swallowed it up. 

It was nice to come home after work and sit out on the patio and have a martini.  I have been dreaming about doing this for a year!  The weather is perfect right now for dinner and drinks on the paito.  I am looking forward to inviting friends over for afternoon drinks or maybe even a Spring brunch. 

What I really enjoy the most about my new purchase is that I can enjoy it from the indoors as well.  The effect that I was going for - when guest walk into the great room, the fountain and the paito furniture entice guest to go outside.  The other plus is that when the weather is not so nice, I still have a beautiful view from the great room.  I love this!


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