Thursday, November 8, 2012

Theresa Marqeuz on Prop 37 Result

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Blustry Day A.K.A Windsday

It is  Blustery Day here in Atlanta  thanks to Hurricane Sandy,so in honor of our is Pooh Bear and Piglet in this great classic.

Be safe everyone!

Shelly :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Musical Monday w/Otis Redding

A simple and beautiful song that reflects my mood this Monday morning. Sit back and enjoy your Monday morning with a little Otis and the beautiful scenery in this video. Hope your Monday is filled with peace and internal sunshine. :)

A Rockin Do

This is a beautiful hairstyle that just screams elegance to me. I don't care what anyone says about beads(i.e. my husband),I still love me some beads.

I just want to give my shot outs to this wonderful braiding site, She has a lot of wonderful styles up that you may want to try on your daughter's hair or maybe your own.
Let me know if you tried the style or not? Meanwhile go on over to the site and show them some love and tell them I sent you.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Musical Monday and The Madison

I use to kill this when I was 12 years old;the original Hairspray was the best! I watched this movie so much in the summers of '88-'90 that the VHS tape. I thought the remake was cool,but it could never top the original. The original had a true quirkiness to it and I love quirky!  My children even love the original better than the remake....hey my 12 yr old daughter loves to quote, "there's no bugs on my baby!" 

Unfortunately  my "babies"(the plants) did have bugs on them,and were destroyed...but this clip is helping me a little.  I just might learn this whole dance once again.


  P.S. Do you prefer the original Hairspray or the remake?

The Garden Blues

What a disappointment....I've really worked hard to make sure that I had this incredible fall garden,and now this.........a complete crop failure. My daughter Kennedy and I worked so tirelessly all summer long in our garden,and we had a very successful summer crop of tomatoes,peppers,basil,cucumbers, peppermint,eggplants,beans,okras,zucchini and even cantaloupes.So, this year we decided that we'll try to have a "real" fall garden this time around. You know,the fall garden brimming with a bounty of pumpkins,winter squash,cabbage,turnips,Swiss chard,carrots,and leeks.  Well, that's what we wanted to create. So, Kennedy and I mapped out our garden strategy. She designed how the garden will be set up and I did research on crops that we've never grown before (i.e. cabbage,leeks,pumpkins and leeks). My father even came over and tilled up the far end of our backyard. So much time and effort was put into this fall garden and so many cooking fantasies too. Oh how I imagined going out to the garden,as fall temps hit the Atlanta area and I don't have to go grocery shopping for a pumpkin....I'll just walk outside and viola!

Well, that fantasy is no more. All of my pumpkin plants are dead and my sole survivor winter squash plant (it even had tiny fruit on it)is dead too.I know what killed the pumpkins,it was a Mexican bean beetle infestation. These little boogers took out 5 pumpkin plants and then made their way to my very productive zucchini plants and eventually destroyed them. It really didn't hurt to lose the zucchini plants because I had them all summer and they produced like crazy....can you say saute zucchini,zucchini in spaghetti,raw zucchini,zucchini and blah blah blah....well, that's how well the zucchini did. I just wanted my pumpkins and winter squash to be able to produce too.  Like I mentioned before,I had plans for them and besides they would've been great staples to have in the kitchen.

Every gardener knows that we'll lose some vegetables from time to time,be it from the elements,bug infestations or soil issues.But this seems to cut like a knife for me. I guess it hurts so bad because the summer garden was such a success---Hey, I even grew cantaloupes this year and they were pretty good!!!

I just need to focus and remind myself that I'll lose somethings,and losing a few crops is better than losing all of them. 

Tell me about your loses in the garden and how did you feel about them? Did you stand in your yard and scream to the heavens......NOOOOOOOO! Or did you just not sweat it?

P.S. I really wanted to show some pics,but for some reason my pics wouldn't upload.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Raining.....WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

At this moment,I'm sitting at my computer trying to focus...but I can't. My mind keeps taking in that beautiful sound of rain outside of my window. All I can think about is climbing back into my bed with a good book,and falling back to sleep.  Seriously, I'm trying my hardest not to climb back into bed;I really need to get some cooking done. There are left overs,but being a family of seven,I always have to be a few cooking steps ahead of my family.

You know what,I'm going to leave this blog post incomplete and I"m going to enjoy the beautiful sounds of this rain shower. If it's not raining where you are and you want some natural relaxation click on the link below.
Sound of Rain is Natural Relaxation. My Rain Music enhances everything. |

Monday, August 27, 2012

Getting My Groove Back

Welcome! This is my first post for this new blog and I'm really excited! As you already know,this is a blog about many things,but mostly it's a blog about my adventures in the garden. Gardening has become a favorite hobby of mine over the years and I'm tired of  reading other people's gardening blogs. I've decided that I don't want to be a commenter or lurker on other  blogs anymore, I want in on the action!

Blogging isn't new to me;in fact, I fell in love with blogging seven years ago. Blogging was a passion back then,but I lost that passion when my family and I moved into a new home. Don't ask why,I just did! Back then I blogged about being a SAHM/WAHM in the Atl,and loved every minute of it. Now, I'm back again...still blogging about being a frugal mom of 5 in the "A",but now I'd like to share my hobby with you guys. 

 Over the years there have been many false starts with my other blogs,but I'm  determined to make this blog fun and enjoyable. My garden is a place where I can go and become refresh and renew. It always seems to give me peace and joy. I guess you can say,It helps me get my groove back and that's what I need in the groove back!

So, ready....Set......Go!