December 2019:


Winter has arrived. We had early snow Halloween weekend (3-4 inches) and about a week later we got another 3-4 inches on top of that, and cold weather. The snow melted (thank goodness!) but winter caught autumn unprepared - a surprise ambush!

The house is now decorated for Christmas season and I snuggle underneath a thick throw blanket on the sofa at night admiring the Christmas tree. It's cold enough now to fire up the fireplace, brrrrr!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed holiday season. May we all be jolly and bright and happy.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Temptingly Cute Finds at TJMaxx

Alas, my Greenfield, WI TJMaxx that was walking distance from my house is no more.  They moved their great store about 2 miles further south to a long vacant Sears "Home Life" stand-alone building on a main artery that stands on the outer boundary of a large shopping mall surrounded with smaller strip shopping centers, banks, chain restaurants and assorted independent businesses in stand-alone buildings. 

I have a balance on a TJMaxx gift card and decided to online shop for some accessories to compliment the moody celadon on my living room walls, hallway and back bedroom (which I use as my den/library/office) that looks either a very pale green or a very pale gray, depending on the light and time of day.  And of course rather than sticking to my primary purpose for going to TJMaxx online in the first place, I got distracted by lots of pretty things, like these:

Matceramica "Juliet" plates made in Portgugal, set of 4, glazed ceramic
dishwasher and microwave safe, 9" diameter. $19.99
(I have no idea what size "OS" is.)  I love the color and the details!

Love! Why does this throw pillow remind me of Boho/disco era shimmy dresses?
"Texture All Over Fringe Pillow" by Youtreasure in white multi, 20" x 20", $19.99.

all kinds of decorating styles.  Measures 23.75" tall x 15.5" wide x 8" deep, $29.99.

Cozy up for fall/winter with this just waiting to be hugged Enchante feather filled 
20" x 20" buffalo check throw pillow (cotton poly blend, spot clean only 
with zippered back) in red and black, $16.99.

Who doesn't love a treasure box (that's what I call them).  Handcarved in India, of 
white-washed wood, this hinged little gem measures in at 7.5" long x 4.5" high x 3" tall for $9.99.  

Now I'm going to go back to shopping for celadon accessories!  

Friday, August 16, 2019

Jif Peanut Butter Commercial - So Good You'd Dress Up Like a Squirrel for It

I love this!  Looks like my yard when I throw the hazelnuts morning and evening - but so far, no guys with a squirrel mask have shown up...