Monday, June 25, 2007

"Makes Me Smile" Monday

This is the card I made and sent to my dad for Father's Day . . . a little idea I picked up from a recent Martha Stewart Living magazine. Nothing fancy or complicated . . . just simple and cute . . . and I had fun making it ! Hopefully it brought a smile to the face of the recipient, too !!!

I have a feeling this design will make another appearance when Boss' Day rolls around in the fall . . . . !!

Monday, June 18, 2007

"Makes Me Smile" Monday

Another picture of Tibbs, making me smile today ! This is one of his newest and greatest napping spots . . . . inside Jack's bass drum !!!! Jack keeps a blanket in there (not sure why exactly . . . helps the sound maybe ??), and it just so happens to be right underneath a window . . . so when the sun is shining just perfectly on that spot, Tibbs can enjoy a nap in his own fort/sauna/cat cave/?? Sounds pretty good to me . . . if I could fit, I'd climb right in there with him !!!!

And here's a bonus for "Makes Me Smile" Monday . . . something I saw a few weeks ago that literally made me laugh so hard I cried !!! It's not exactly the "sweetness & light" type of enchantment I aim to post here, but it made me almost wet my pants with laughter, so there's definitely something magical in there somewhere . . . and I think anyone who's worked in an office setting will definitely appreciate the humor !! It is a bit on the dirty side, so I hope no one's offended . . . tell me what you think !!

Happy Monday !

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pretty Things Happening In My Yard

It's amazing what you discover in your own backyard . . . things you never noticed before, growing and blooming right under your nose . . . until you take a bit of a field trip around your yard, camera in hand, and capture just what's going on out there . . .

What's going on in your backyard ?!?!?!

Monday, June 11, 2007

"Makes Me Smile" Monday

These are my two favorite guys, and this is the scene I've been waking up to lately. . .

Sometime during the night, Tibbs makes his way to the spot between my pillow and Jack's and curls up there until morning. Then he head-butts Jack until he lifts the blankets for Tibbs to crawl under and get warm and comfy . . . and then Tibbs proceeds to fall asleep again, just like this ! How cute are they !?!?!?!

This is my favorite thing to wake up to . . . it definitely starts my day with a smile !!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

A New Look

Looks like our bouncer got a summer makeover ! I was scrolling through some pictures I had recently taken, when I noticed pictures of "some cat" on our camera . . . it took me a minute to realize it was our very own Satchmo, shorn and looking MUCH smaller ! Jack had grabbed the camera to take these shots as Satchmo modeled his new look on our patio the other morning . . .

Kinda reminds me of this guy, huh ?!?!!

He's not looking too happy with his new 'do . . . and now I can't brush him like I've wanted to !! Maybe in the fall when he's a bit bushier . . . !

I guess a good haircut really can take about 10 pounds off !!

Monday, June 4, 2007

"Makes Me Smile" Monday

Hello toes !!!
I finally got my feet summer-ready with a wonderful pedicure this weekend . . . it had actually been 4 years since I last treated myself to a pedicure !!! And it was fabulous . . . the toes look great, and I felt all pampered and girly !!

And they did make me smile today . . . in the midst of the usual Monday insanity and being a one-woman show today at the front desk, glancing down and seeing snazzy toes peeking out of my pumps brought a definite grin !!!

What makes you feel pampered, and brings a smile to your face ?!?!?

Friday, June 1, 2007

Only the 3-1-5-ers . . .

Here's how it works in our little corner of western NY: Rochester and its surrounding suburbs are in Monroe county and the 585 area code . . . us country folk east of the city are in Wayne county and the 315 area code. And even though our area code stretches all the way to Syracuse, being a 315-er is synonymous with being a hick. The 315-er jokes and stereotypes are as rampant as blonde jokes, I tell you . . . everything from the mandatory pick-up truck with gun rack and Nascar sticker, to the toothless residents with toilet seats and broken down cars in the front yard of their double wide !

Since we live very close to the county line, things are relatively "normal" in our neck of the woods . . . or so I thought ! On a recent trip to the TOPS supermarket down the street, I found this little lawn ornament . . .

Just a normal little man tending to his garden on one side . . . but on the other . . .

. . . a lovely display of "plumber butt" (or however you like to refer to it !) Apparently even the garden ornaments are tainted in 315 land ! For only $14.29, I could've taken home the perfect example of a "trailer trash garden gnome" !! Only in Wayne county . . . .!