When Annie sent me a photograph of the limo that the St Petersburg car service provided for their Red Hat ladies club’s night out on the town I had to chuckle. Those ladies really know how to live, laugh and enjoy life to the fullest! I sure wish that the ladies clubs around here would be filled with that same joy and spirit!
I think that one of the nicest ways a person can spruce up a house is by putting up a really nice mailbox. When we first moved here, our mailbox was old and beat up and rusty. It looked horrible! I have been telling my hubby ever since we moved that I want a new mailbox, but I have not seen any that I like at the local stores.
I really enjoy looking at all of the decorative accessories on the market that people can buy for the outside of their houses, and for their yards. I especially love decorative residential mailboxes, and address plaques; I think that they make a big visual impact to visitors!
If a house has one of those mail-slots in the door for the mail to be slid through, then I think that really nice decorative items to have outside the house are bird feeders and address plaques.
There are several local stores that have a very nice assortment of the types of items that dress up the exterior of a house. They sell bird feeders, sundials, custom painted mailboxes, door knockers, door bell decorations, and some really cute water faucet knobs too.
Most of my life I have not bothered to wear make-up. Some might call me a “hippie” because of that. If the truth were told, I have tried to wear it from time to time. I just felt too poor to spend money on things like a monthly trip to the beauty parlor for a hair cut and style. I was a divorced mother trying to raise two children on my own much of my life, and those types of expenditures were less important than feeding and clothing the kids.
Just recently my mother convinced me to cut my waist-length hair, to shoulder length. The beautician cut a “bangle” that drives me crazy. The hair keeps getting into my eyes, and I hate that. I found myself going to the store to buy bobby pins and hair clips to try to keep the hair out of my face.
When I opened the package of bobby pins I started to wonder about who invented it, and when it was invented. The bobby pin looks so much like cotter pins that I wonder if the inventor of the bobby pin simply used the design of cotter pins as a template for the bobby pin. What do you think?
Guest post by Pebbles Page
Today is Mother’s Day. It was such a nice day; my hubby made sure that I didn’t have to lift a finger doing anything other than entertain the baby from time to time. He even did diaper duty! I got to putter around in my flower garden (which is something I love to do!) planting the new pansies that he bought me as a Mother’s Day gift. He also bought me some new Daylilies which are supposed to rebloom, and I got to plant them, too! He cooked a nice crock-pot chicken for supper, and we had home-made bread. We had his mother join us for dinner, which was very nice too. Yes, it was a good day.