50 Shades…



So, The Biddy and I went to see “50 Shades of Gray” and, well… I’m giving it a mostly 5. It wasn’t a horrible movie but I’m glad we went during the matinée where the tickets are much cheaper. I’ll go see the rest of them, because I saw this one, but I won’t own it… I might watch it again when it comes out on cable… but only might.

Dakota Johnson  was very convincing as “Ana Steele” and pretty much how I pictured her in my head while reading the books, Jamie Dornan wasn’t quite who I had in mind, but to be completely fair… he grew on me as “Christian Gray”. The acting was really pretty good, pretty believable and Johnson/Dornan had some interesting chemistry going on.

I couldn’t tell you why I feel this one only gets a 5… maybe if I hadn’t read the books? I don’t know… I just know I wasn’t impressed, and don’t think the movie lived up to the hype…

All of that… with no spoilers… Your Welcome. But do go see it… if you haven’t already, Tell me what you thought about it!

Till next time… XOXO





It’s Friday the 13th!

Woo…wooo…. It’s Friday and Friday the 13th at that, a historic day, cataloging bad luck through the ages…here are a number of popular myths and superstitions surrounding the day, most famously:

If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die.

If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.

Do not start a trip on Friday or you will encounter misfortune.

If you break a mirror on Friday the 13th, you will have seven years of bad luck. ( I thought this one was anytime you broke a mirror.)

A child born on Friday the 13th will be unlucky for life. (Ha, my Grandmother was born on a Friday the 13th and lived well into her 90’s… sounds pretty lucky to me.)

Ships that set sail on a Friday will have bad luck.

If you walk under a ladder (I would think so… somebody on the ladder could drop a hammer on your head.)or if a black cat(Poor kitties) crosses you on Friday the 13th, you will have bad luck.

I, myself don’t believe in Friday the 13th, I think it’s only bad luck if you are a Knights Templar, who were rounded up starting at dawn Friday the 13th, 1307. But that’s just me. However… don’t knock it, cuz ya just never know…

On with the Friday 5…

I’m going with the Biddy Girl to see “50 Shades of Gray”… I did ask the Mr. if he wanted to go with me, 3 guesses on what that answer was… but you probably won’t need them!



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The doggies messing with a stink bug… much hilarity ensued.

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The beginning of a new lampshade




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I just love starch… and a good iron. Y’all know how to iron?







I just couldn’t resist!!


Y’all have a great day… and be careful out there, it is Friday the 13th.


Till next time…OXOX



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Taking a Break, Yep

I thought I’d take a break and see what was going on in the blogosphere…(I really messed up spell check with that one.) (mostly I’m putting off ironing the Mr.’s work shirts) while I’m waiting for the most resent project to dry. I’m re-doing the lamp shades in the master bedroom, one to go, lampshade that is, I have the seat for the vanity to do yet and I still waiting for the new bed… but he says he’ll get to it. Don’t think I didn’t find the exact bed at a furniture store in BR, even sent the Mr. a picture… so we’ll see how that works out. I’m thinking if he doesn’t get it done this weekend I’m gonna take the done pictures anyway and move on to the next room. I’m sure if I squint I’ll see the bed as I want to see it! Right?! Right!

I do need to get at least the main part of the house done… all the way. The In-Laws are coming… the In-Laws are coming! Just in time for Mardi Gras, I can’t wait to take them to New Orleans. The boys will be out of school, the Mr.’s taking the day off, should be tons of fun. I’d love to, while they’re here, take them to Homas House, its the best plantation tour I’ve ever been on and the gardens…fanatic!

Break times about over… so I’ll leave you with a few pictures to show you what I’ve got going on, today…


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The Biddy Girl’s computer sleeve. Turn out better than I thought it would. Two thumbs up from Biddy so it’s all good!




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Not as sad and lonely, it is still pretty early in the season for a whole lot of flowers, but I’m seeing it chocked full of flowers and pretty green plants.

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Aren’t they cool…. They caught my eye so home they came.









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The last lampshade, before picture. (it’s drying)




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What to do with Mardi Gras beads? Fill a vase!

Well, I’m off to do something, even if it’s wrong..  Till next time..XOXO



Changing Gears

We did take the weekend off. Took the Boyz to Family Gras, the music was great, the food was wonderful, but other than that… pretty much a bust! Not a whole lot for the kiddies to do, or see. So off to Baton Rouge we went. Caught the tail end of one parade where the Boyz raked in a fair amount of stuff… hung out at the Science Center, watched a cool movie at the planetarium, then lo and behold it was time for the next parade! Gods and Villains! Fun… Fun.. Fun! The Boyz have never been to a parade like this, They were amazed at the stuff, the floats, and all the people in masks. Nicky Baby is a bead catching fool, he’s got quick hands and an engaging smile, as he was yelling, “Hey, Mister, throw me something.” I swear the guys on the floats were throwing stuff at Cricket just to see if he’d smile. And the J-Boy… that cute littler tucker… he smiled and waved at everybody! Including the marching bands, who if not playing would wave back! It was tons of fun to watch the Boyz’s faces light up as they caught this or that.


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The King, His float is always first to kick everything off

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Orion, The first of the Hero’s!











With the bedroom mostly done and the weather wonderful and warm. I’m changing gears and thinking about outside projects. Ummm, flowers! I finally decided where to put the bakers rack that I had no room for, but love. On the back porch it went, it’s a covered porch, yay, but now it looks lonely… and sad. So it needs flowers! With the freeze dates here (OVER) I can grab my pots and some dirt… and tada bright spot on the porch. A super easy project with a lot of kick.

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See, lonely and kinda sad

But… first things first, The Biddy Girl has asked me to make a sleeve for her new Apple Air, so I guess it’s off to the craft room for me… but before or after a trip to Lowe’s? (After!)


Till next time… XOXO







The Friday 5

Woo Hoo, Friday! Big plans for the weekend, working on the house goes without saying.  But one day this weekend we’re off to Family-Gras. A kid friendly Mardi Gras deal, with parades, concerts and of course food! It’ll be a fun way to ease the boys into the craziness of Mardi Gras.  I love Mardi Gras it’s so much fun! I’m really looking forward to the parades and such in the Garden District of New Orleans, it’s a different kind of fun than in The Quarter, (which I don’t think I’ve old enough for let alone 3 small boys!)

The bedroom makeover goes well… down now to the finishing touches. I finally found lamps that would work, today’s project, re-do the lamp shades! Should be fun! I need to re-do a couple of frames to hang the amazing pictures Brando got me for Christmas, prints of some fanatic art from Zach Jackson, the older set went to high school with him, so I can say “I knew him when!” The Mr. will hopefully finish the bed this weekend and maybe we’ll have the big reveal next week. I’m hopeful.

On to the Friday 5,

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Da Boyz at the bus stop, I have to say I love uniforms. They look so handsome!



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The new stove… am I the only one who gets as excited for appliances as I would for diamonds?



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Who says you can’t paint vinyl roller shades with latex paint?



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Hmm, what’s it gonna be… tune in next week!



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Aww, even better than frappuccinos!


There’s a look at my week, How’s yours been?

Till next time, XOXO



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