Monday Ramblings

***I accidentally hit "publish" before I was done with this, so if you saw an earlier version with no pictures, I'm sorry. This is the correct one!***

How was your weekend?
Mine was pretty fantastic.
The highlights?
I got to spend some time with a few of the people that mean the most to me, including myself. It's been a while since I spent an afternoon/evening out ALONE. After a kid's birthday party I intended to hit some thrift stores, but realized I hadn't eaten anything but frozen yogurt (at the party) all day. So, for the first time in a LONG TIME, I ate dinner by myself IN PUBLIC!! I decided to stay on that track and went to THE MALL. I really don't know the last time I went into the mall. It's been quite a few years at least. It was overwhelming. I ended up in the bookstore of course.

Sunday, I convinced Pat to go to a craft festival in Orange Beach. We parked a little ways from the festival location and rode our bikes down. After looking at all the booths
and checking out some of the exhibits,

we decided to ride our bikes for a while longer before heading back.
It was a beautiful day and we were so glad to be out enjoying it!

Other than that, I did make a new necklace on Friday that I shared on several social media outlets to get opinions. I might as well share it here. My question is about the lace. Pat doesn't like it, I kinda do. The response I've gotten on Facebook and Twitter sides with Pat . . .lose the lace. What do YOU think?
I apologize for the quality of the picture, it was taken with my phone as we headed out the door for Margarita Friday.

In other news, I've had a few jewelry pieces featured in some treasuries.
Spring Fever Treasury

Spring Forward . . . . At Last Treasury

And, I've listed some items in the shop. These earrings are the newest addition.
Stony Statement Earrings

I have other news and loads of other pictures to share, but it is Menu Plan Monday and this post is getting lengthy. So, I'll share my meal plan and let you go on your way. But, come back tomorrow for some other fun stuff. For now, here's my menu. Head over to I'm an Organizing Junkie for other Menu Plans.

B: Cereal
L: PB & J
D: Garlic Chicken Risotto

B: Breakfast parfait
L: Grilled cheese and soup
D: Crockpot ham, rice mix, broccoli

B: Cereal
L: Hope in Mobile, Pat on own
D: Hope in Mobile, Pat on own

B: Bagels
L: Ham quesidillas
D: Pat gig, Hope on own

B: Ham omelets
L: Tuna Noodles

B: Muffins
L: Bagel pizzas
D: Stroganoff, green beans

B: Eggs, bacon, toast
L: Turkey sandwiches
D: Ranch style chicken, potatoes, corn

I guess that it!


  1. Congrats on a fun weekend, and on being included in the treasuries. And what fun to see the pictures of Orange Beach -- I love the white sands of the Gulf beaches!

  2. Thanks so much Bobbie! I'll have some more pictures of the white sands before too long, when it's actually warm enough to GET IN the water! :)

  3. Hope, sometimes there's nothing better for the soul than a little bit of "Me by myself" time! Sounds like you had a great weekend....and congrats on the awesome treasuries, too!

  4. I love these earring, no, no, I love all your earrings. And the bug above is just too cool!!

  5. Aw thanks Lisa!
    That bug. . .I HAD to have a picture of it! My hubs and I both like the old beetles and the color they've added to this one is just amazing!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Holly!
    You are SO RIGHT!
    It had been too long since I spent some time with myself. It was long overdue.


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