25 July 2012

Wordless Wednesday

The Unexpected Lunch Date 

The only time I go out to lunch is with my girlfriends.  But today I got to "lunch" with my oldest son Nicholas.   It was really nice to just spend some one on one time with him.   He is an amazing, smart, funny (hate to say it) young man.  

20 July 2012

What's Your Decorating Style?

I get email newsletters from Better Homes and Garden almost every day it seems.  I save them until I actually have the time to read them and click on all the links that interest me.  

Well, today was the day I was able to check out a few.  I saw a link for "what's your decorating style?" and figured what the heck.   

I really do like most decorating styles, except super modern.  I'm just not a fan of it.  

I was curious to see what this quiz would say my style was and the answer .... Cottage.
I do love Cottage Style, but I'm not sure I could live with it.  It's a lot of white if you ask me, and I'm just too much of a slob to be hanging out on a white couch (slipcovered or not)
I did wonder if that's because I chose hydrangea as a flower you would find on my coffee table, or that I chose the slipcovered chair?  I didn't really hate any of the options it gave as answers, So I went back and did the quiz again.  
The 2nd time it said my style was..... Polished Casual
That sounds more like my true style. Although,  I don't think that if you walked into my house right now you would call it "polished" anything!

What is your Decorating Style?  Do you know?  Do you want to know?
You can take the quiz yourself, as many times as you want til you get the answer you like best! LOL


19 July 2012

Getting Back Into The Swing of Things

 My son Thomas and niece Abby in San Juan

I got back from an 8 day family vacation on Tuesday and I'm still not back into the swing of things just yet.

My father decided he wanted take the whole family on a trip before the kids get too much bigger. We had an awesome time on a Carnival Cruise Ship that left from New York, stopped in San Juan Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Grand Turk.
It was the first time my husband, sons and myself have been on a cruise. Which was part of the reason why my dad chose that type of vacation.
I knew it was going to be different.  Of course in normal "Tina-Fashion" I freaked out and was very anxious about being trapped on a boat in the middle of the ocean for that long.   I also knew I wasn't going to be able to use my phone or bring a laptop and the thought of being "out of the loop" was just as terrifying. 
I have to say, being unplugged wasn't that bad.   I missed talking to a few friends who I talk to every single day, but other then that, the withdrawls just weren't there.  Shocking, I know!    
I'm glad my kids got to have that experience and see places they've never seen before.  Although going on a cruise with a group of 12 people isn't very relaxing.  It's hard to keep track of everyone all the time.
Don't get me wrong, it was great and we had a lot of fun and sun!   I'm just more of a beach house girl, Chris likes to fish, Tom loves to play in the sand and Nick loves the ocean waves.   Next year for sure! 

I'm happy to be home. I do miss Lenardo, he made my bed everyday, then turned back my sheets and left a towel animal every night.   I miss Watson and the other waiters at dinner.  They were all so nice and cute with their foreign accents.
Now it's back to my reality of laundry, cooking, cleaning and getting this blog back on track for BlogHer!
(which is in exactly 2 weeks)  Holy Cow, that's scarey!

Have you ever been on a cruise?  I would love to know what your thoughts are on the whole experience.
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