Sep 27, 2008

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Today was great. I love great Saturdays. I could have slept in if I had chosen to, but today, there was too much that I wanted to do for my house. I got up early and went to breakfast with Jerri, Grace and Annabel. We had awesome coffee and great bacon at the Original Pancake House and then headed to Lowes for some plant shopping.

Jerri was very sweet and bought me some beautiful plants for my house. I love them! I was so excited that I got Drew to take me Pot shopping. We went to the Farmer's Market in downtown to a place called Amigo's Pottery. I had been there before, and the same awesome guy helped us out today. We are picky pot pickers, haha, and had to have one way at the top for our Lime tree (yes, we have a lime tree - photos tomorrow). He went and got a latter and smiled the whole time! I give this place two thumbs up for service and 2 thumbs up for price. Their prices beat both Home Depot and Lowes!

When we got home, Drew got our brand new mower all fixed up and ready to go, and he mowed the yard while I potted plants. I can honestly say I have never seen a boy smile when starting up a mower, but there was a big smile on Drew's face when he got to start his very own mower in one pull, hehe. Our yard has probably never looked better (really hasn't since we have lived here!). We are now on our way to Yard of the Month, haha! Wouldn't that rock?

I'll post photos of the plants tomorrow and tell you what all I got, but for now, here is a picture of some new furniture I inherited. I always get it in my head that the furniture I get is some family heirloom, but it usually ends up being from some random friend of my grandparents and not special at all, so, I will not try to make up a story for this one. All I know is that I love it, and it goes perfectly with my decor! If I ever get a china cabinet, the cabinet will take it's place, and the desk will become the buffet in the dining room. It will fit perfectly!


While I am on the subject of giving props - let me say that I love Pledge Polish and Protect Plus. This stuff smells great and took this desk from shabby to snazzy! It is even supposed to work on stone, granite and stainless steel! I'll keep you updated.

After a quick shower and putting away all of our tools, we got take out from Eno's Pizza in Bishop Arts District. It was AMAZING!! We tried the Linguini (with shrimp) and the supreme pizza. I think I have a new favorite pizza place! The inside of this restaurant was gorgeous, and just a fun atmosphere. Great for date night! Plus, I went to school with the owner, which is pretty cool. He graduated a couple years before me, so, I don't know him well, but if I did, I would give him a high five for an awesome restaurant. It was a little pricey, but I will definitely eat here again!

Tune back tomorrow for some photos of my gorgeous front porch!

PS. Does anyone know why Jana used to call me Scooby? I was thinking about that today and I am curious. I'm hoping it wasn't because I looked like a dog, haha. Let me know if you know!

2 comments :

faye said...

Hey, we tried that place before we moved to the cliff...so yum. There is some butteryness that you can get with your bread, which is very good. And, root beer on tap! On tap!

nanchang said...

I am wracking my brain but can't remember my own daughter's name tonight, but will see if I can remember why you were called Scooby.

That particular piece of furniture had one of two origins - the guys across from my old house or this house. Either way, it is a heirloom, only they just didn't have any heirs!

When Grandmother Lilly Dale started liquidating her furniture, she had a lovely turquoise pleather, no not even that good, vinyl couch, that I think had some sparkley effect in it too. She would always sell her stuff and buy newer junk!!

Grandmother Locke on the other hand had too many children to leave heirlooms. One or two got all of them, but I have become like Mom in my aging years. I would rather have new stuff that doesn't have smell!!!!

I hope the pot I bought you will rate!