Monday, January 23, 2012

Simple Things That Make Me Smile

It's a bunch of pure randomness, but it's all stuff that I simply adore....
* moments of silence
* yummy scents
* hugs
* snowflakes falling through the night sky
* good memories
* music that makes me move
* gratitude
* accents
* the sound of waves crashing
* holiday lights
* humbleness
* that first gulp of oj in the morning
* the feeling I get when the ferry docks on my island
* getting fun mail

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Redbox Etiquette

With the closing of most video rental stores, Redbox is now the way to go. I've been using it for several years and think it's quite a bargain! As with everything else though, there is an accepted code of usage. I personally like to have my movie picked out before I even get to the Redbox. I will often go online to watch previews and then reserve it. It just makes the whole process faster when you get to the machine. Now I know that can't happen all the time, so maybe have something in mind before getting there. At the very least, remember that there is a reason why that poster is on the side of the machine. It's to help you decide what you want BEFORE it is your turn! Let's also remember personal space. If I can feel your breath on the back of my neck, you are much too close for my liking! I guarantee you it will not make me move faster and you will most likely hear some unpleasant words!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Perfect Hutch

I bought my condo just about 9 years ago. I moved in and instantly began doing what most homeowners do...filled it with furniture. One thing I desperately wanted was a hutch. I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like...beachy, distressed white color, lots of cabinets and drawers. The problem was I couldn't find it in any store; and I searched for years across many states! Several years back a crafty friend of mine refurbished a hutch she had inherited from her husband's great aunt. She couldn't wait to show it to me. My heart skipped a beat when I saw it for the first time. It was MY hutch, but it was sitting in my friend's dining room! I would ohhh and ahhh over it every time I went to visit. I would often joke and say, "You know, someday/somehow this will be sitting in my dining room!" And now ~ it is!! My friend's mom recently downgraded to a smaller home and in the process my friend inherited her mother's dining room set...forcing her to part with the perfect hutch! And so now, it does indeed sit in my dining room!