Sunday, February 28, 2010

We went to Mary Poppins Thursday night. It was incredible. We met my sweet friend, Angie, and her daughter. We didn't have tickets together and didn't even realize that we were going the same night. We were able to sit together during the second half. Loved seeing Mary fly through Gammage. I thought the dollhouse-type setting was magical.

I bought this cute little magical change purse. My friend, Laurie, always used to refer to my "restaurant bag" that I had when Cole and Taylor were little was my magical bag. I kept toys, books, coloring books, etc in there that they only got to use when we were in restaurants. I also had a magical sub bag from my substitute teaching years with a "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" book and several word searches, suduko, and other games. So I had to have another little magical bag.

This has been such a fun year for use to see shows. I usually only see about one per year and this year I've seen five. Lion King, Wicked, Mamma Mia (in New York), Little House on The Prairie and Mary Poppins.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

We were out having lunch today at AJ's. It was one of those "Oh it's 3:30 and we haven't had lunch yet" type of days. I talked my husband into stopping at a shopping center in Gilbert so that I could run into Anthropologie. Even he was impressed. Who wouldn't be?? Anyway, while he was paying for our lunch, Taylor and I ran over to the bakery side of the store so that I could order a passion fruit iced tea and I noticed the most beautiful chocolates I have ever seen. They are made by Julie Baker, a Scottsdale, trained in France, chocolateir. I would have bought several, but I gave up sweets for Lent. I know what I'm treating myself to after Easter. She is about to open a retail store in Paradise Valley, Can't wait!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm always inspired after visiting my friend Tina's darling home. She has so many fun little arrangements in her china cabinet. I came home and looked at mine and even though it's a tad larger, it also holds all of our china, crystal and family heirlooms. I managed to clear out the middle shelf and have been playing around with it. When I came downstairs early this morning, someone had placed this box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies in there and shut the doors. I laughed out loud.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Early this morning on Valentine's Day. My dh is at work for a few hours. My teenagers are still sleeping. Ah, sweet, quiet bliss. Just for a few minutes. The pancakes are almost finished. Then we are going to church and out to lunch.

Happy Valentines Day! I hope you all have a sweet one.
My sweet daughter made me this card. Aaaahhh, so sweet.

My students spoiled me at work Friday. I received 2 heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, a Starbucks gift card and several cards. This hand-made one if my favorite.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I went to the Tucson Gem Show with my friend Tina this week. I had a total blast as usual. Don't these beads look like candy?? I should have bought a strand just to look at them! But wait, this next table had total eye candy.

I always have to spend time at this booth. This Texas couple's booth is entirely vintage. Most of it is outside of my price range. I always manage to pick up a few treasures. Tina and I had fun wondering what these rhinestone pieces were once a part of.

This is my loot. I have a few pieces hidden away that are gifts.
Afterwards, we went to lunch, of course. Then shopping at a darling home accessory store and then a tour of Tina's exceptionally home. I love her style and always walk away from her home inspired.

This little bunny is eating all the flowers in her front courtyard. He sure is cute though and wasn't the least bit frightened of us.
Last but not least, the snow on the mountains. One of the many reasons why I miss our home in Oro Valley.
We missed you Carmen!