Tuesday Thoughts

Hi everyone I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day.  We had a fun day with friends, and we are excited to kick off summer!

I don’t know about you, but I seem to be slacking on some home projects.  We have a long list of things we want to do, but it is just not going as fast as we planned.   We keep getting side tracked.  We talked about doing bookshelves around the French doors in our playroom, but instead, we decided we really needed to focus on some garage organization.  Stay tuned.  One of these days we will get the shelves done. This is what I am envisioning.


French Doors via pinterest



New Sofa- The oxford from Ethan Allen

One exciting thing that has happened in our house is our sofa arrived!!!!  I LOVE IT.  Now I just need pillows.  Here is a shot without pillows.  I have been searching, but pillows and lamps have always been hard for me.  Etsy has some great options, but it might come down to me finding some fabric and convincing my mom to help me sew some for this new beauty.


Give Back Box


Have any of you tried Give Back Box?  I recently heard about it and look forward to giving it a try.  Basically, you pack up any old clothes, shoes, etc. in an old box (you know all those Amazon boxes,) and you print a shipping label.  You can ship for free, and your items go to charity.  It seems like a win, win.  You get to donate your old clothes, and you are recycling an old box.


My ferns have been hanging for about a month on our front porch, and I love the look they add.  However, birds have decided they are the best place to make a nest.  While I love the birds, I am not thrilled about them because last year when I was rocking away with Little Miss on the front porch, we discovered some baby birds in a nest.  Ahh…. we thought that was so sweet.  Well, about 30 minutes later as we were rocking away, a five foot black snake slithered his way onto our porch.  I, not being a fan of snakes, screamed, grabbed Little Miss ,and ran inside.  Shortly after, I didn’t notice anymore baby birds.  Now I am always looking for Mr. Black snake when I am watering the ferns this season. You might hear me screaming if I see him again.

Apple watch

I was treated to an Apple watch this year for Mother’s Day, and I can’t believe how much I love this new gadget.  When it first came out, I honestly thought it was so stupid.  I thought if someone had one, then they were way, way too addicted to technology.  I have changed my tune big time.  I was in need of a new watch and then started reading more about these Apple watches and became very interested.  I do my best to keep my phone down when playing and interacting with Little Miss. I think I do a pretty good job, and this makes it even easier.  If I get a text or phone call, I can just glance down and either take the call, read the text, or ignore.  I don’t have any social media apps or my mail loaded on the phone, and I plan to keep it that way.  One feature that is perfect for me is finding my phone.  I misplace my phone all the time, and now I just tap a button and it pings and or lights up.  This has already come in VERY handy.  Plus, a few times during naptime, Mom will call and I don’t know where my phone is located.  Now I can answer the call on my watch and talk till I find my phone.  I also like the call feature since we do not have a landline.  I now have a phone on me.  Another feature I have really enjoyed is the GPS on the watch.  When I am driving, I get a little vibration which is my indication that it is time to turn.  Such a great feature.  I still can’t believe I have this watch, and love it.


THE BACHELORETTE - Rachel Lindsay, a fan favorite on the 21st season of ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor,” starring Nick Viall, was named as the next woman to hand out the roses and attempt to find her own happy ending when “The Bachelorette” premieres for its 13th season, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


I started watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette in college, and I am so excited about this season.  Have you been watching?


Those are just some random thoughts from me.  Happy kick off to summer everyone!




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  1. Gail says

    The snake probably won’t be back since the food source is gone. We have watched little robins hatch and disappear, too. I read that the mortality rate for baby birds is 80%. Sadly, not many of them make it.