Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend goodies.

I have become such a BAD blogger! Work is so overwhelming right now, especially with the High Tea on Thursday! I'm so so so excited, I seriously cannot sleep because I start thinking about it! My mom and I are doing the floral arrangements, and I cannot wait to see what everything looks like!

So, back on to weekend details...Brad and I received our stimulus check (thank you, Mr. Bush!) this past week! Yay! We had already decided that we were NOT going to save this money, and we were going to use it to stimulate the economy (aka, go shopping)!!! Anyways, we had planned to buy a new sofa set, but we could not find exactly what we wanted. Let me explain, part of me wants to be practical and get a nice microfiber sofa (that is pretty much indestructible), and part of me wants to splurge and get something cute - see my dilemma??? So, we have been looking for a while, and we decided to put part of our stimulus check back into savings so we could save up for something (plus this gives us more time to look).

We got to have a lot of fun this weekend shopping for all sorts of things that we have needed, but just haven't splurged on yet. I got several dresses for work, Brad got lots of nice clothes for work and play, and we bought tons of flowers/other things for our patio.

Here is a picture of our patio with some of the flower pots my mom and I arranged yesterday:
I love our patio so much - we are considering building a pergola to cover the patio area. We also have a HUGE backyard with a fire pit and a horseshoe pit, so we are planning on building a nice little patio area back there as well - it's such a nice and cool, shaded area, so it will be perfect for dining outdoors!

This is a picture of one of the flower beds beside the patio - we added some yellow lantana (spreads very nicely), some type of purple wildflower, and 2 pink rosebushes! Isn't it darling? I love lots of color in flowerbeds!

It's a good thing I got some rosebushes, because my mom and I start our flower arranging class tonight! Mom and I love to do floral arrangements, but we have never been "formally trained." We are taking it at the technical school here in my hometown - it lasts for several weeks, but we get to learn lots! I'm sure I'll be posting pictures from that adventure!

Brad and I are still working on some things for the front porch - can't wait to post pictures!!!

Anyways, I have lots of other things to update, but I'm just running out of time! I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!

Blessings, y'all!


  1. Fun running into you Saturday night! I kept meaning to get over and chat some more, but my attention was sporadic and you were gone when I finally was going to get up and move. But still, fun to see you!

  2. I am so happy you are back in the blogging world! Your backyard is absolutely charming. I can't wait to hear all about your floral arrangement class =)!

  3. I would love to take a floral arrangement class... fun! Your backyard is too cute! Hope your week goes well and your High Tea is a hit!

  4. oh lena i am glad you gave us an update!!!!! i love your backyard!!!! it looks beautiful!!!! i can't wait to get my check in the mail!!!!!! i am def putting it in savings for a house!! I say get what you want with the long as it is comfortable!!!!!!

    I know everything with the high tea will be great!!! take lots of pics for us!!!!!

  5. I am glad you are doing well! Your backyard looks adorable! I am looking forward to hearing about the flower arranging class.

    I hope you have a nice week!

  6. Hi Lena, just found your darling blog and love it! The flower beds and pots are looking great! Can't wait to hear how the flower arranging classes go - that should be fun and then you can teach all of us online! BTW, thank you for doing your part to help the economy; we'll be doing a bit too help also when we see our $$$$.


  8. Hey, did you get my email about the swap?