Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm back in my Jeep again.  For those of you who don't know, my twenty-two-year-old son rolled my Jeep over - he wasn't hurt; he was going a very slow speed and avoided hitting a deer.  He slid into the ditch and the Jeep turned over onto its top.  There was very little damage with the most significant being that the frame of the windshield cracked which, in turn, cracked the glass of the windshield.  But we found a used windshield frame with intact glass at a junkyard, and my son installed it, and then we were good to go again.

I love my Jeep Wrangler.  I can't tell you how much I love that thing.  I drive it in the summer with the back "window" open (it has a soft top) with the upper doors removed, and I just love that feeling of openness and freedom, with the wind blowing all around me.  I really, really enjoy that vehicle.

And it's a standard transmission so none of my girls will drive it.  They've all practiced driving standards, but none of them like it very much so I get it mostly all to myself! 

The very best thing about a Jeep in Maine is that I get a convertible in the summer and 4-wheel drive in the winter!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Android phone

This is my first post from my android phone and I'm excited to see how well this works.

Nailhead Trim

I love nailhead trim.  I recently made a headboard for my daughter's grownup bedroom, and I used nailheads for trim.  I wasn't posting on a blog at that time so I didn't take any pictures, but here are some more ideas for nailhead trim.

Wallace Leather Bed With Brushed Nickel Nailheads

This one is from and looks similar to the one I made for my daughter.

Nailhead Trimmed Decorative Boxes {Accessories}

I love these boxes.  They're from and I think they're fabulous.
Nailhead Wall Panel
Here's a headboard from that I love, too.

I've seen some bureaus with nailhead designs on the fronts, and I think I would like to try that next.

This one is from Pier One but I don't see it on their website anymore.

What have you all created with nailheads?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I don't know how I came across this, but it intrigued me.  On I found this product that is described as "green" and I suppose must be healthy for the environment.  But it's so strange that I just don't know if anyone would use it.  Anyone out there ever heard of this?

This is The Diva Cup and is used for menstration.  This one here is the one for pre-childbirth woman 30 years and  younger.

This one is for those over 30 or those who have had children.

Here's the description for this one: 

Diva Cup Model 2 is for Post-Childbirth and/or Over 30 Years of AgeThe DivaCup is approved by the FDA (USA) and Health Canada. It is made of soft medical grade silicone, which is latex-free, 100% hypoallergenic and odorless. For over 50 years, silicone has been safely and extensively used in products for the health care industry. Every DivaCup comes with a discreet drawstring carry bag, full instructions, and an extra pamphlet to share. They also include an exclusively designed Diva pin with silver accents, that they hope you can proudly wear to show your support and help them spread the word about this amazing product! Back in the 1930's the innovative menstrual cup was invented as a form of internal feminine protection. The DivaCup is a modern version of this proven concept that has been redesigned with the latest technology in moulding and materials. Since The DivaCup is reusable, it is very economical. As well, you can feel confident that you are doing your part in environmental conservation. Landfill and pollution problems are on the rise and continue to be a worldwide concern. 

I think this is odd.

Friday, May 25, 2012


My fifteen-year-old twin daughters went to prom this past weekend.  They are only freshman and were very excited when they learned they were allowed to go to the big dance.

Dress shopping was an experience that I'm glad only comes once a year.  I tried to avoid the whole standing-outside-the-dressing room-for-hours thing by ordering dresses online, but that didn't turn out all that great.  I ordered one dress on  I had to turn my head to see the picture, but it looked good.

Unfortunately, even though the measurements made it appear as though it would fit, it didn't.  Sooooooo, that was money wasted, and we had to go get another dress.

In the meantime, the other dress I ordered for my other daughter came in and IT FIT!  I was so relieved!  We purchased this one from and it's so pretty.

So Twin #2 had a beautiful dress tha fit perfectly and we still needed a dress for Twin #1.  So a-shopping we a-went.

I hit every single secondhand store we could find between my house and the nearest large metropolis, and Twin #1 tried on many, many dresses, but none of them were just right - this mama liked the prices, buuuuuut the teenager didn't like any of the dresses.  We ended up at the mall (I don't particularly hate malls, but I don't love them either), and we found THE DRESS in Debs (  I have to admit, it was perfect.  Here she is in THE DRESS, all ready for prom.

Isn't it beautiful?!  I love the whole high-low thing with it longer in the back and shorter in the front.  Twin #1 is a bit more casual than her sister so this gave her plenty of movement and she felt good in it.

This is Twin #2 in her dress.

She's so lovely! 

This is what they usually look like:

And this is what they looked like for prom:

They clean up pretty good don't they.

I'm a Blogger!

Good morning, Everyone!

I'm new to blogging, but I have so much to say that I needed someplace to say it all!  So here I am.


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