Friday, June 14, 2013

Clothes Hound

Hello there Blog Peeps!

Questions are abound everyday of our lives right?  What to eat?  What to wear?  Where to go?   Who are you?

Questions, questions, questions!  It never does end.

One question I want to focus on right now is--what to wear? 

Ugggg, I never know the answer to that question.  Should I wear this or that?  Pink or blue?  Jeans or Capri's?  Short sleeves or sleeveless?  Does this go with that?  What accessories should I wear with what?  Then what shoes should I wear?  Ugggg, I hate it.

I really wish I had a personal "dresser" to help me pick out outfits.  Sooooooooooo, what do you think I do?

I keep it simple.  I like black tops with black jeans with tennis shoes!  There!  I'm done.  I'm dressed.  All important body parts are covered.  I'm ready to go out the door. 

Some days, I might mix it up a bit (but keeping it simple), I wear blue jeans and a black top with tennis shoes.  How do you like my adventurous spirit huh?

Lately, I've been wearing the same things over and over again (with washings in between of course!) because my walk-in closet is a total wreck.  I can barely walk inside the room so I don't or at least, I try really hard to avoid going in it.

I wash what I've been wearing and wear them again.  It's fine.  I like it.  It's simple.  I don't have to think about it.  I have a pair of black jeans and a pair of blue jeans, a couple of tops, and of course, my tennis shoes.

With it getting hotter and hotter here in San Antonio, I pulled out a few Capri's, so I've been wearing them along with the same tops.  Took me forever to get to those Capri's too but I did it.

Well, a couple of days ago, I decided to TRY to organize my walk-in closet so that MAYBE I could wear some different clothes for a change.  Call me crazy but that's been my focus!

I was also motivated to DO SOMETHING about my walk-in closet because I'll be gone for quite a while and will need to take a bunch of outfits!  How was I going to do that when I couldn't even walk into my closet?

So, I just bit the bullet and started taking out all the clutter/stuff/junk that was on the floor so at least I could get to my clothes!  (And don't call me a slob ok?  I'm a packrat!!!  BIG difference!!!)

Whenever I organize my closet (yes, I tend to do this at least once a year or so!), I like to put "like" colors with like colors--all purple-ish tops together, all red-ish tops together, etc.

Then because I'm a bean counter, I like to count how many of each I have.  Care to take a guess how many black solid tops I have? 

Here are my statistics of JUST my TOPs/blouses in my walk-in closet as of today:

Black solid:  64                    Black w/print:  37
Brown solid:  32                   Brown w/print:  21
Pinks:  37                             Purples:  26
Blues: 25                              Teals:  16
Animal prints: 12                  Greens: 12
Rusts: 10                              Creams: 8
Reds: 8                                 Grays: 7
Whites: 5                              Yellows: 4
Maroons: 2

Right now, I am actually wear a black blouse I haven't worn in ages!  You go girl!!!!!!!

Now, I feel optimistic that I will succeed in finding some nice outfits to wear on our vacation coming up! 

So, look for me--I'll be the one in a black top and black jeans with tennis shoes!  :}

As always, create your own fun--be daring--wear a brown top with black jeans and tennis shoes!!!!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Wonderfulness of Smart Phones!

Hello Hello Hello!
I don't know how many are still reading my blog because, well, you know!  I haven't updated it in forever!!!!!

Well, here I am today, wanting to share why I just LOVE LOVE LOVE my smart phone.

Why you ask.  Good question.  So many times, in our busy lives, we take for granted what we have and use.  It almost becomes second-nature, "the norm," as if we've always had it.

I can remember when there were no cell phones of any kind--dumb, clever, or smart.  If you wanted to make a phone call while in the car, you had to search for a pay phone, get out, put in some coin, and KNOW the number you wanted to call.

Oh how times have changed, right?!!!!

My first cell phone was a bag phone.  Yepper, a BAG phone.  It was like carrying around a small purse.  And, yes, I did carry it around with me, thinking I was some hot stuff for having a portable phone with me.  I didn't have to search for a pay phone any longer--yea me!!!!!!!!

My next cell phone was a Blackberry.  I kept my Blackberry for about 8 years.  I LOVED my Blackberry.  DID NOT want to have anything else, even though cell phone technology was leaving me behind in the dust.

But, then I saw the Dell Streak and fell in love.  I kept my Dell Streak until it died one day.  I was devastated.  I loved that phone.  I had coverage with Best Buy and they replaced my Streak with an HTC Inspire.

The sky opened up and sunshine blinded me--wow, I was floored how kewl the HTC Inspire was compared to my Dell Streak.  I even had windshield wipers whenever it was drizzling/raining outside.  I loved that phone.

Up until now, Zip has always had a dumb phone.  It couldn't do jack sh*t, other than be a phone for the most part.  It could text but had the old style telephone type keys--the number 2 had the letters ABC, the number 3 had the letters DEF. 
So it was hard for Zip to text me back and he didn't want to do it.

Well, I decided he NEEDED to enter into the MODERN world of cell phone technology!  So I gave him my most beloved HTC Inspire phone and I got a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.

I taught Zip everything I knew about my HTC Inspire.  He was resistant at first.  He would say, just show me how to answer the phone.  That's all I need to do!" 

Yeah, right!  Sure Zip.  No problem.  Slowly, I would show him the kewl things it could do.  Ever so slowly, Zip was coming around. 

Now, he was saying things like, "well, yes, the phone is kewl but I don't want to depend on it."

Yeah, right!  Sure Zip.  No problem. 

When we were eligible to upgrade a phone, I got Zip the same phone as I had--a Samsung Galaxy S3.

Now we both had the same phone.  Taught him just how MORE kewl this phone was compared to the HTC Inspire. 

Now, we could both use either phone and know how to use either one. 

When Zip had his dumb-trying-to-be-not-so-dumb phone, I'll be darn if I knew how to answer it.  When it rang and Zip wasn't immediately by his phone, I would just stare it, wondering how the heck do you answer this piece of sh*t!!!! 

Can you feel me????????

Well, I now am the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.  Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!!

I had forgotten I had wanted one until I saw one at the AT&T store the other day!  I had wanted a Galaxy Note BEFORE it came out but opted to not wait for it--I bought the S3 instead.

I've been playing with my Note 2 for 2.5 days and just between you and me--I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.
Oh, did I mention I that LOVE that phone?  I do I do I do.

Super duper kewl beans, it is.  Love that S Pen--love being able to "write" my text messages in my handwriting and it automatically converts it into typed text.  I could go on and on but I won't!

I do want to go on about something else though--if you still think the way Zip USED to think, consider what I'm about to share with you next, okay?

With Zip's help, we have compiled a list of what our smart phone (his S3 and my Note 2) can take the place of or can be used as:

1.  a telephone
2.  camera
3.  day planner
4.  address book
5.  music player
6.  DVD player
7.  television
8.  calculator
9.  calendar
10.  alarm clock
11. stop watch
12. timer
13.  GPS
14.  maps
15.  camcorder
16.  computer
17.  game arcade
18.  weather forecasting
19.  wrist watch
20.  notebook
21.  voice recorder
22. thermometer
23.  credit card scanner
24.  photo album
25.  reader (such as Nook, Kindle)
26.  filing cabinet (for notes, ideas, etc)
27.  walkie-talkie
28.  mobile hot spot
29.  web cam
30.  print share
31.  yellow pages
32.  flashlight

that's just for starters!  WOW!!!!!!!  I'm sure those of you with smart phones can probably think of a boatload of MORE stuff it can do/be but let's just say a smart phone is not just a phone.  It truly is something "smart" and wonderful and it's okay to depend on it.

Weren't we lost when we couldn't find the address book to look up Aunt Polly's phone number?  Yes, we were!!!

No more having to buy a local map at the gas station just so we could navigate in a strange city.  No more wondering how far it is from here to Walt Disney World.  No more having to bring an alarm clock when travelling.  No more having to carry a calculator around "just in case" you needed one.

I did all these things (and more) before I had my first "smart" phone.  I'm so happy those days are gone gone gone!

To conclude, if you haven't embraced smart phones yet (and yes, I have many friends who still resist), what are you waiting for? 

and as always, create your own fun--call someone and bug the crap out of them on your smart phone!

proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as of 8 June 2013!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Marburger Farm or Bust!

Hello there blog peeps!
Wanna shop at the "mother of all antique shows"?

Then mozie on down to Round Top, Texas
(near La Grange)
2 - 6 October 2012
to shop at the

Marburger Farm Antique Show

2248 South Highway 237
Round Top, Texas 78954
979-249-3260 – show week only
Open Rain Or Shine! Free Parking! 
Admission good all week!

I've been there twice, and here's some photos from my visits.

Is this kewl or what?

You MUST go inside the booth of Magnolia Pearl.
Beautimus clothing everywhere!

Can you just picture this bed in your bedroom?
Or you could just choose to put it in your backyard
and sleep under the stars in style.

maybe put this in your backyard?

Needing some vintage scraps of fabric????

Or how about some wooden blocks???

Vintage ornaments to spice up your tree?

Or maybe some of these green things?

Marburger Farm Antique Show has it all!

Hope to see there!
As always, show till you drop and
create your own fun!  Why?
You KNOW why--because it's just more fun to have fun!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Made the Cover!!!!

Hello there Blog Peeps!
When I found out that I made the cover of "Just Cards" magazine. . . well, you can imagine what I did!!!  Yeehaw, I was excited.

  Here's a closer look at my card.
I stamped the sunflower three times, cut out each flower, then layered them to get a dimensional look. 
Lots of cutting!

Thank you so much "Just Cards" magazine!!
So what are you waiting for? 
Submit a creation or two to a
magazine and get published.

As always, create something FUN.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gingerbread Men

Hello there!

There's something about gingerbread men cookies that is so appealing.  I was at Panera the other day and spotted these guys!  How cute right?

But, alas, this is not a happy tale of dancing gingerbread men--no! 
It's a rather sad tale in fact--there are times I say "NO" when I should say "YES"!  When the guy taking my order asked me if I wanted to add a sweet treat to my sandwich order (for .99), I said no!
I didn't realize that I could have had one of these guys for .99!
Now, I can't stop thinking about them.

If you have never been to a Panera's, you gotta go!
Because, there's more yumyums--

I'm thinking I need to go back to Panera's and grab me a couple of those
gingerbread men cookies and devour them unmercifully.
Wanna join me?
As always, have fun in your life and when asked if you want to
add a sweetums for .99--SAY YES for crying out loud.
Always SAY YES!

Friday, December 16, 2011

I Love Netflix

Hello there ma blog peeps!
Can't help it but I love Netflix.  I know that recently Netflix has taken some flack because of their price increase but I still love 'em.
When I was working, I used to buy movies all the time, usually from Sam's Club, at about 20 bucks a pop!

When I retired and Zip retired, we couldn't afford to do that anymore.  Spending around $60 - $80 a month on movies that we watched ONLY ONCE was out of the question.

In came Netflix.  We started with one movie at a time, liked it, then went up to three movies at a time.  LOVE it.  Love the choices, love the freedom (no driving--just walk to our mailbox), love their promptness.
Netflix go out of their way to make things right
if there is a problem with any of the movie CDs.
We also had, and still do even with the price increase,
unlimited streaming of movies.
We watch them on our big screen TV (with the help of Roku).

We LOVE to watch movies!  Can you tell?
For the price of one movie
(when we were buying them), we can watch more movies in one month 
 than we have time for--for less than a dollar a movie!

When we are away on our roadtrips for weeks, sometimes months,
we put Netflix on hold.

Is Netflix for everybody?  Probably not.
But for us--it's the best.
Check them out and see what I mean!
As always, be open to new possibilities! 
 It's just more fun that way!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

So True!

Hello there blog peeps
This post is for everybody who wishes they were organized but aren't.
Recently, Zip and I had lunch with Sambo and afterwards, we went over to her house.
She has this hanging in her stamproom.  I love it.
As always, have fun NOT being organized.
I know it's hard to have fun looking for stuff
at least you have stuff!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm the Serious One!

Hello Blog Peeps
I love my friends!  Even when they can't be serious for one second--I still love 'em.
Yes, I'm the serious one.  The other two "clowns" are Cynthia and Tony.

These were taken during the Red Hot Social Play Day, right before
the rest of the gang arrived.
From left to right, Marie, Rhodeen, Yuki, the serious one;
Cynthia and her tongue; and Tony the pointer (a new kind of pointer breed).

Here she is going through my pile of lace and making clothes out of them!
And just a warning--If you ever invite Cynthia into your house, NAIL everything down or else
she will move everything around.  Trust me, I know from experience.

And, don't even ask me about my poor little
Travelocity gnome!
As always, have fun--I'm sure you have a Cynthia and Tony in your life too!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

All Elf Is About

Hello Blog Peeps!
A whole mess of us girls went to the movies the other night!  It was a girls' night out with the Zipster too. 

We saw "Tower Heist" with Eddie Murphy.  Very very funny--go see it if you haven't already.

While we were there, I snapped this photo because I just LOVE what it said.
All Elf is about to break loose!
Just too elfing funny!

As always, create your own fun!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

More RED

Hello there!
I just couldn't resist showing you more of my red accent photos.
Here's a photo of Zip's Disney birthday celebration cake on board
the Disney Dream cruise ship.  Yum Yum Yummy!

Here is the same cake with my camera set on
color accent RED.
As always, put some fun in your day
whether you want to or not!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Magic in the Clouds

Hello Blog Peeps!
WOW!  On our first evening on the Disney Cruise something REALLY magical happened--magical clouds  to bid us farewell.
Take a look
Do you see 'em?  A magical dragon and . . .


The clouds were truly magical that evening!
As always, see the fun all around you.

Friday, December 02, 2011

The Color of Red

Hello there!
WOW!  I love taking photos.  Been interested in photography nearly all my life.  I was the yearbook photographer for my high school for my junior and senior years (that's how I met the Zipster!).
I would take the photos, go over the photo craft shop on Ft Sam Houston, developed my own black and white negatives, then printed the photos.

I LOVE TAKING PHOTOS!  Just in case you didn't catch it the first time!

I have this superduper "mini me" digital  Canon camera (and it's RED) that I carry in my purse all the time.  I have a "big me" SLR digital Canon camera too but I don't carry it around with me all the time--just too big to fit in my purse!

Well, my mini me Canon camera is awesome because I love playing with the settings and creating kewl photos.
Take a look at some photos I took:
It was really really dark so I changed the settings to ADD a bunch of light.
I found a nonmoving FLAT surface to rest my camera on because the
shutter speed was sloooooooow. 
I love how the photo came out.

In this photo, I wanted the moon in the background. 
You can imagine how dark the night was, right?
It was DARK.
So, again, I had to add a bunch of light
to my photo.
Again, I had to find a good steady surface to
rest my camera on.
WOW!  I love the photo, don't you?

Okay, this is the BEFORE photo.

This the AFTER photo.
Know what I did?
I selected a feature in my camera that lets me
pick which color to accent.
In this case, I picked RED!
Anything not red will come out as a black/white photo.
My little camera is so much fun!

Here's another example of color accenting.

And another.

Oh!  How do you like this one?

This one is so much FUN.  LOVE IT.

Such a kewl photo!
These photos were taken by my red
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS.
little (fits in my purse)

As always my friend, find the fun behind your camera and
see the world around you in a whole new light.
Be the photographer you were meant to be!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

BRRRRR--it's December

Created by Red Hot Shana Neuman

How did it get to be December already?????
Seems like yesterday it was New Year's Day 2011!

What a great December page created by Shana.
Looking at her page--can you feel it? I do.
The cold wintry winds and white crunchy stuff all over the ground. Brrrrrrrrr. . . .
Hope you keep warm during December!

And in case you were wondering--"Yuki" means "snow" in Japanese! :}

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kewl House

Hello Ma Peeps!
Is this a kewl house or what?  Whaddathink?  Shouldn't be too hard to do, right?
We're in Downtown Disney, Disney World, near the House of Blues!
As always, life is too short to NOT to have any fun. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Magical Entrance

Hello there!
How can you NOT feel magical going through this huge Mickey Ears Hat to start your Disney Cruise?
Yes!  I would love to come aboard!
thank you, Mickey!
As always, have fun and let the child inside you
be a part of your life every day.

America I Love Mickey and Us

If I haven't said it enough, let me say it again--I just love living in the greatest country in the world--the United States.

If you are a US citizen, how wonderful is it to be US-homegrown?  We are so lucky, and I don't go one day without thinking about it and being thankful.

So here we are!  With "America I Love Mickey" at the Shades of Green (the hotel for military personnel) at Walt Disney World.
That may not be the official name for this Mickey but that's
what I'm calling him--America I Love Mickey.

Here's the Zipperonia with Mickey!

We are going to stay at the Shades of Green this December!
Walt Disney World during Christmas--is there a MORE
magical place to be during Christmas?
I don't think so.
As always, let the magic happen and have fun with it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

What ARE These?

Hello there!
Is there anybody out there who can explain these to me?
As always, have fun even when you don't know what's going on.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Dragon and Me

Hello there blog peeps!
Here I am in Disney  World WITH a dragon.   Yikes!
Good thing it's mouth was already filled with time!
As always, have fun and don't be scared of dragons--they like time better than people!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Me and Pooh

Hello there!
I'm not a cartoon watcher but I do like Pooh Bear!
Maybe it's the honey I like?

Here's Zipper with Tigger and that little pink pig whatit'sname!
See the raindrops on Zip's T-shirt?
Something we Texans don't know much about!
As always, never let raindrops keep you from having fun!
After all, it's only water!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


We love going to the Leggo store!  Talk about FUN!
Here we are with some Leggo people and dogs.
This is incredible.   All made out of Leggos!
SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE has waaaaay too much time on their hands!
As always, create a little fun and let your imagination run wild.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's a Squirrel's Life

Hello Blog Peeps!
Is this funny or what? 
I took this photo from inside my sunroom because I didn't want to scare him/her off.
As always, take a few minutes out of your day to savor the little things--it's just more fun that way!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Mother of all Desserts!

Hello there!
Is this a dessert to end all desserts or what?
And, YES, it was as good as it looks!
As always, have fun and NEVER pass up something as yummy as this!

Friday, November 11, 2011

More Spooky Fun!

Had enough of Halloween yet?  NO?
Good.   Here's more. . .
For the second night of Halloween fun, I'm a withcie witch.  Like my witchie shoes?

Some delectable sweets.

The terrifying trio of Tinkerbell and two twitchies.

Add a Raggedy Ann and a ghoul--and you've got yourself a PAR-TEE!

Wtichie Yuki with ghostie friends, dancing in the background.

A vampira, a mousie, and two witchies in the Texas Transportation Museum giftie store. 
Trouble is brewing!

If you have never visited the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio, TX, why not? 
It's a FUN place full of train stuff and more!