Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I'm sorry, gentle reader, that my posts have been scant. This past week or so has been a tornado. Tomorrow morning I am driving up to my best friend Liz's house where the car will pick us up and whisk us off to the airport. I can't tell you how excited I am! I'll be back after May 6th with pics and stories. Sqweeeee!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Within a week I leave for Paris and my middle daughter leaves for camp and I am determined to have this done.
Even if it makes me want to shake kittens.
Monday, April 20, 2009
My collaborative group of vintage sellers on Etsy.com called The Vintage Market Team is having a sale in honor of Earth Day. From today until April 25th there are almost 700 vintage items on sale from 20%-75% off!! So Go Green, give Mother Earth a hug, reduce, reuse and recycle.......Buy vintage! It's easy. Just go to Etsy's homepage and in the search box, type the term VMTEAMEARTH and all the items in the sale will magically appear.
In other news..........
I've had food allergies for years. The freaky kind that make you not breathe anymore. I'm allergic to shellfish, (shrimp, lobster, oysters, scallops crab etc) spinach, fish oil, chitosan (stuff in vitamins and diet pills made from shellfish) and hey, that's all ok. But this past winter I've had a few freaky reactions to other things. Wonderful things like certain cookies, gravy and the worst of them all was to DIET COKE! Yup, diet coke! I called my allergist and went today. Much testing was done. In depth research and cross comparison of all ingredients was done as well and it seems my friends, I have become terribly allergic to caramel color. Holy Cow, people! I'm allergic to "brown". This will prove interesting.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Spring is very slow to come here in MA by the ocean. It creeps on ever so quietly. Now is the time we watch. We watch the temperature and the dew point, the cloud cover and wind speed until one night all the factors come together in just a certain combination and we have the first frost watch. You and your bog must be ready ahead of time. The irrigation system and the engine in the pumphouse must be checked and the propane tank full. The sprinkler heads must be put out and in some cases staked so that they stand up straight. Soon there will be pickup trucks out all night long with big searchlights attached to them scanning the bogs to make sure that all is working properly. If the irrigation system shuts down or a sprinkler head is clogged with a pebble it will mean the vines getting "burned" and lost.
These are a few scenes from my bog yesterday - the guys are out checking and staking and will be watching....
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You might remember me mentioning a big Etsy vintage sale coming up. Well, the time is almost upon us dear reader. April 20th - 25th my wonderful group of vintage sellers on Etsy will be having a sale called the Vintage Market Earth Day Saleabration. Vintage goodies will be marked down 20-50%. All you have to do is go to the Etsy homepage and in the search function at the top of the page search the tag VMTEAMEARTH. Then all of the sale items will appear. You can do it right now and preview the items that will be going on sale. Happy shopping! Now go find a treasure for yourself!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Just this past year I stumbled upon an online shop that 'had me at hello' *sigh* It is quite Anthropologie-esque without the sticker shock. Every time I check it out there is something new to love. Here, gentle readers, is a sample of a few of my latest favorites.
All from www.shopruche.com
Saturday, April 11, 2009
My best friend and I are going to Paris on April 30th! Yup! Paris! We both turned 40 this year and we are going to Paris. (In 19 days!) I've been preoccupied and trying to get my ducks in a row because my middle daughter is leaving for camp while I'm away and I want to have everything all set for her as well as myself and the house.
Happy Easter and I'll be back on Monday.
♥ - Grover
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
"Soon" I tell myself, "Very soon..."
I belong to a wonderful group of vintage Etsy sellers called the Vintage Market Team. We, as a collective will be having an Earth Day Saleabration from April 20th-25th. Vintage items in each shop will be marked down 20%-50%!
"But Etsy is so huge! How will I find the shops?" you ask.....
Here is what you do.
On the Etsy homepage there is a drop-down menu to the left of the search box. Drop down and chose Vintage; tags, titles
Then type into the search box the tag: VMTEAMEARTH.
The sale items will be pre-tagged with this phrase and will appear.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I live on a huge beautiful pond (in these parts we call all lakes no matter how big "ponds") it is spring-fed and lovely and I can't bring myself to swim in it. I will canoe out with the kids and hang out in the canoe or on the "beach" while they swim but I just can't bring myself to do it. Why? Because ever since I was a little kid growing up in NYC I have been terrified of natural bodies of water because I am convinced there are shopping carts submerged down there waiting to entangle me.... This is the stuff of nightmares my friends. Nightmares.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Yeah, that thing!
It seems that because of the sensor, I had to get a whole new tire with a new sensor installed into the new little valve stem and then they had to link up the new sensor to the computer in the car -
The first local tire place told me (before they knew about the sensor) that it would have cost me approximately $8. So I paid a difference of $182 so that the car will inform me of something that I can see the minute I walk out to my driveway. And all of this brings me to.......... I was so disgusted today that I stopped at Pier One and got one of these:
It's way bigger than I thought it would be (that's what she said!)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009