Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A food post...

In the morning I rarely make anything to eat, especially since I have to get the pups walked and fed and ready for the day too, it's usually a mad rush trying to get everything done, however I did brew some coffee and made toast the other day, it was definitely worth recording!

Delicious drink and salad after working a full weekend!

Always French wine and French cheese, you can never go wrong!

The "real" breakfast I usually get, a toss up between triple shot latte and ice coffee!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

One of my absolute pride and joy in my garden is this pot of pink geranium.  When I first moved into my house I discovered that the previous owner had left a pink geranium in the garden with various other plants.  When I realized how difficult it is to spot this flower in nurseries, I took two cuttings and planted them separately myself.  It took over three years for it to get this big, but luckily I did not kill it or the original plant!

The flowers look like miniature pink roses, which I think is so amazing!

Today while I was at my local nursery I found a few more exotic looking geraniums.  The flowers are way prettier than what my iphone camera could capture.

I think you can reliably count on geraniums to add a pop of color to your garden, they are hardy and not too picky.  The worst that could happen is with inadquate watering or sun light they would not bloom, but I have not manage to kill any yet!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I was eating my lunch alone sitting by a pool today when I noticed a baby lizard floating in the pool right in front of me.  It was not moving at all, and judging by the size of the pool, I'm guessing that it had fell and could not climb its way back up.  I grabbed a net near by and fished it out of water, it was completely soft and dead, I flipped it on its back and flipped on its belly and the poor little thing was not responsive at all.  I wish I had seen it a bit earlier to save its life!  I left it on the ground and covered the baby lizard with a big leaf, a few minutes later I came back to check on it, it was still dead.  Then I went about doing other things for half an hour, and remembered about the little lizard again, I went back to check on it, surprisingly, it opened eyes and got up on its four feet!

I could not believe my eyes and went back in to grab my phone, by the time I got my phone it was still there so I took a couple of pictures.  I gently poked the little lizard and it swiftly moved away and after pausing for a bit, it eventually ran off.  This small event truly made my day, it sort of makes me feel like, you know, sometimes we are doing just the right thing at the right moment no matter how small they are!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

It's been over a month since I could take a day off without working or thinking about work... until a couple of days ago, it suddenly occurred to me that there would never be any free time unless I block out my relaxing time.  So I took out my calendar book and canceled a day worth of appointments, and that's how I was finally able to rest for a day.

I was able to do a lot for one day, I cleaned and tidied up my house early in the morning, watered my garden, I even practiced a little bit of piano!

I also checked out my local shelter to see if there are any cute black puppies!

I also was able to take a nap, a luxury I haven't had for long time, and worked on a couple of my fairy gardens.

Then, rounding up my day watching a movie with my puppies!  

Friday, June 19, 2015

This large box filled with books was waiting for me when I got home,  I can't wait to kick off the summer with some good reads!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Grace Kelly and her pooch!  A girl has to have her dog, and there's no other way around it!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

This video is so inspiring!  Lately there have been a lot of "noise" in my life and there is hardly any time for me to quiet down and enjoy the moment.  Perhaps I should start simplify my life a little bit!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

At the end of a crazy and long work day, it's good to fill my head with something inspiring.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

I found this 50's alligator purse at a vintage shop today, it's the perfect little purse and still quite wearable. I am definitely a purse girl and I will never stop being one!

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