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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Photo A Day Challenge~Days 24-29{Finis}+Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day Everyone!! So I wish I could say I did something awesome with my extra day but not so much. But wait let’s see…I did confirm a spa day for myself and maman! I’m soooo excited about that, haven’t had a facial and professional pedicure in a looong time. I joined a book club. I got my tax return money {yayyy!} so I’ll be putting money back in savings and getting things checked off my to do list a little later. I’m also blogging! And I found out about this, Lilly Pulitzer Chroniclers Program, and am super excited to work on my application this week!! Sounds like a lot of fun and a great experience. Fingers crossed! So in conclusion. Busy week and day 366.
So here are the final days of the February photo a day challenge!
24}Inside your bathroom closet~I like nice things and I like my nice things to look nice and be displayed as much as possible. My shelf has vintage glass containers {an inexpensive way to organize things like nail polishes, perfumes, and soaps}. A collection of glass vases holds dried lavender. A vintage soap dish has potpourri from a trip to Cambria. Mom started my collection of antique makeup and perfume bottles for Christmas this year. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make even the smallest or mundane of spaces look nice. Just think creatively!
25}Green~I have a lot of green things in my room but the thing that stands out the most is my hand painted cabbage tureen from Nanny. I love it and it has a lot of sentimental value. Last year I used at Easter to make Curried Carrot Soup. Delicious! It sits on my green hutch next to a green framed photo of my grandmother Hazel and her poodle. Also snapped a pic of my green books, they are now color coordinated on my shelves. Another easy way to change things up.
26}Night~Love this picture. Walking the Thames at night a few years ago. London Eye in the background. Wish I was back there now having tea and sightseeing.

27}Something you ate~Sketti!
Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese
28}Money~Money from voyages past.
29}Something your listening to~Current song on my Pandora playlist.
Well today is the final day of February Photo A Day Challenge, check out twitter #FEBphotoaday. Blogger Fat Mum Slim, who started February photo a day, summarizes the  month here and shares the March photo a day challenge list. Check it out. Join. Enjoy! It has been fun and am so excited to start a new month.
March comes in like a lion! Here we go people!

Have a extra bright day!
Bright Girl

Monday, February 27, 2012

Take a hike

This weekend has flown by! Yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning house and making trips to the vet. It was a stressful day for this fur mom. And my pocketbook is empty. But hopefully Cookie Dough’s sinusitis will be cleared up after her meds and Pumpkin is perfectly healthy. He hated me after that long vet trip…but all is forgiven, we napped together later in the afternoon:)
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Since I have the weekends free now I’m trying to come up with things to do that are different. I feel bad that Mr. Bennet spends so much time at home especially since he loves car rides so last night I decided we should take a trip to Kennesaw Mountain. Dogs can come and some fresh air and exercise sounded good to me! So this afternoon we piled into the car and made the trek.
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Bennet is super excited to get on the road! Can I just say I love my car, Mr. Darcy, and his houndstooth interior? ‘Cause I do!
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I’ll just rest my eyes a few minutes. Getting cozy!

It’s all uphill from here!
Let’s go!


Atlanta Skyline. Great day for views!


Pigeon Hill

Watch your step!
Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance
How exactly did Civil War soldiers get canons to the top of the mountain?!
View from the top! Stone Mountain is on the left. Atlanta is on the right.
Taking a very rocky road through the woods.
We made it back to the bottom!
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Taking a detour through the Starbucks Drive Thru. “I’ll have a Caramel Frappucino!”
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Well we are all tuckered out after our hike. What did you do this weekend? If you have suggestions on fun things to do on the weekends let me know I’d love some help!
Have a bright day!
Bright Girl

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A walk in the woods

I thought I’d take a break from this chilly Saturday and share some hope of spring. Flowers are popping up everywhere around here, this mild winter we’ve had has everything mixed up and ready to bloom. I’m not complaining though, I love flowers and we have so many wild daffodils at Gap in the Hedge I thought I’d take a walk and make a bouquet to bring some springtime indoors.
There is one big patch of daffodils deep in the woods, we know spring is coming when they pop up and out of the fallen brush. Can you see it!?
Aaannd we’re off!
Found a few on the way.

Success! How lovely!
On the way back and what do I spy?….
Well it’s a Lil’ Bitsy!

Crazy girl eventually climbed down only to run and climb another tree. Look at that face! Classic.
Cheered up the kitchen with this colorful trio of garden greenery.
Perfect in vintage Biltmore Dairy Farms milk glasses, snagged in Asheville.


I hope you’re having a nice weekend despite the chill here in Georgia. This girl is ready for spring!
Have a bright day!
Bright Girl