Friday, June 26, 2015

At Last!

Love Wins

Seems fitting

"True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."
......William Penn

Flaming June ~ Sir Frederic Leighton

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Oh the possibilities

This is the last week of life as we know it. Probably forever.

The "Kids" are moving back permanently from the US, The Professor is practicing retirement in increments and there are only three days left on the calendar in which to prepare for the onslaught.

One of the most useful ideas I got from a friend who should have a blog, but doesn't, is the space saving device known as "Ziploc Space Bag". My word. I have duvets that have had the living daylights sucked out of them by the old vacuum cleaner and can now stand at attention in the linen closet. Decorative pillows, winter/summer bedding......"I'm tellin' ya!" this is the way to go.

The other handy dandy item that you may have overlooked but should not is the fashionable, folding shopping/cooler/picnic basket....otherwise known as the "portable office"....that's coming.

This little hummer, which you can find in various iterations all over the place now comes either foil insulated or not, perfect for grocery, beach or travel. It folds flat for storage and is just such a fashionable little piece, it will make you want to find a blanket and go on a picnic!

If you are not inclined to use things in the conventional way, you can turn one of these handy dandy carriers into what is affectionately known as the "portable office". A clever idea for people who live in "mansions" (a term coined by my five year old granddaughter ~ denoting any home that has stairs) and need to transport their media sources from one floor to another. Read: He's watching the golf channel and you want to repair to your bedroom, a.k.a. the other t.v. and a bit of a respite. Load in your phone, iPad, reading glasses, pens, pads of paper, magazines, whatever your needs are ~ and herein lies the possibility of a Diet Coke and a snack. Take off up the wooden hill and Bob's your uncle!

Hat Tip:BAP the anonymous blogger :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Back Again

Been having a few computer woes, but the Professor has me up and running again.

It was sad to hear about the passing of the inventor of the plastic pink flamingo. Donald Featherstone aged 79.

"Featherstone studied art at Massachusetts' Worcester Art Museum and went on to invent hundreds of products for plastics company Union Products — rising to the position of president before his retirement in 1999. One of those products was the pink flamingo, inspired in 1957 by a photo in National Geographic, according to the AP.

The flamingo certainly put Leominster, Mass., on the map as the "plastics capital of the world." Mazzarella saw Featherstone and his wife, Nancy, frequently, he said, and they were always wearing matching clothes."

His wife Nancy made all of their clothes. Matching.

“Initially we matched only at weekends, but as I grew adept at making more complex garments, such as jackets, sweaters, and coats, we decided to go full time with our identical look.”

It has been suggested that a fitting tribute would be to stand in your yard on one leg for a minute of silence. I'll try. I think he'd like that.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Best

One of the cutest things I've ever seen printed on a tea towel.

Found at MAKE in Vancouver. It's call the "Canada Infographic Tea Towel". $22.00 by Kirstin Hallett.

100% Cotton

Friday, June 12, 2015

Just in case

Just in case you are one of the only people on the planet who has NOT seen this video, I've posted it. Well, I mainly posted it because I just have to keep watching this adorable trio and can't stop laughing in my back-from-travel haze. This post is dedicated to our dear Horty friend Doreen. She would have loved this as much as we do. Thanks Marsh :)

I'll post more about our recent trip to the other coast as soon as the bags are unpacked and the laundry is done! Until then, enjoy this and make sure to watch the the very, very end.