Monday, May 10, 2010

Because deep down you really want to know how I spend my days!

You are my friends, this is where we communicate. If I called you on the phone I would surely tell you about my day. So I have a few random things to share with you.

Absolutely the most beautiful tulips I have ever had. The picture doesn't do them justice.These are from my husband.

A cake I baked a week ago Sunday. I had some sour cream to use up before it went bad so I looked for a recipe and made this cake. It was delicious. See that plate, they used these plates on That 70' Show. I remember getting them at the Jewel grocery store in the 70's! (We don't have the whole set anymore but I wanted to keep a few just because) So it is a Chocolate Sour Cream Cake from

I did it, I actually started my paint by number and they are not easy. So now it is sitting on the kitchen table calling my name saying "Debby come and paint me." So it may be years before you see this picture finished. Hope we are all still blogging :)

So I actually left the house
4 times last week. That is a record for me! On Tuesday I went to bowling and got a pedicure. Thursday I took the day off from blogging and went to the Pachanga Casino for 7 hours. It was fun. Didn't win anything but had a good time, a few glasses of wine and a nice meal. I had to get warmed up for my LasVegas trip in a few weeks. (Say a prayer that I actually bowl good this year)

Then on Friday I went out to get my free tank top from Lane Bryant. Went to check out a Hallmark store and I loved it so I turned in my order form for Ornament Debut in July. (my regular store closed) Went to Kohl's to use the extra 15% coupon and $5.00 coupon I had and got me a new pair of pajamas. I do live in them most days so you can't have too many. Then I went grocery shopping with coupons & saved over $68.00 with the sales! I love when I can do that.

Went into LA on Saturday afternoon to have dinner to celebrate Mother's Day. That way my kids could have Sunday free to see the other mom's without having the pressure of how to handle the day! (I know, I'm nice that way but that is only until I have grandchildren, then it's all about me!) As a special treat I bought me a bag of Doritos Collisions Pizza Cravers/Ranch to eat on Mother's Day and they were delicious! Hope you had a good day :)


Kristie said...

Your tulips are gorgeous!! LOVE them! :-)

The cake looks delicious! Cooks has the best recipes!

I'm so glad that you started your paint by number and were able to get out and enjoy yourself!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your children and the yummy Doritos! ;-)

Chickens in the Basement said...

Now that you have shown us your paint by numbers, your accountable! We need to see weekly updates so we can chart your progress! The cake looks yummy. I'll have to save that link. Have a great day!

AmazingGreis said...

I love tulips, they are my favorite flower.

Sounds like you had a great day. So glad for you.

Happy Mother's Day!

Andrea said...

Sounds like an great week. Hope you have an awesome day, today.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Beautiful flowers, Debby. Glad to hear you had a nice Mother's Day.

Pen Pen said...

Your tulips are very pretty and that paint by number will be something AWESOME! I've always wanted to try one of those, but yours looks a little too advanced for me... hope you do finish it!

Garden of Egan said...

The flowers are so beautiful! Sounds like you were a good girl this year!

Love that you got to do so many things for yourself this week.

I've never heard of the Doritos Collisions Pizza thang before. I'll be on the lookout.

Christina Lee said...

AWW tulips are my FAVORITE!! Sounds like you've been very busy, girl!

Tonja said...

Loved your very full day! Tulips are lovely, and the cake looks delicious. Lovd going thru the day with you!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a wonderful week! Those tulips are very beautiful & chocolate sour cream cake is one of my favorite kinds!!! It's so rich!

Together We Save said...

Wow - losts of coupon savings... I hope you used that Lane Bryant coupon I posted about!!

kyooty said...

Your Tulips are beautiful. Yummy Cake! I love me a good sour cream/milk cake. I'm swearing off them for now though.. haha
Now I Want some chips. :(

Randi Troxell said...

sweet hubby.. those flowers are just GORGEOUS...

and yes... that paint by numbers looks a tad involved, i'm that type of person that would open the box, look at it, freak out... then hurry and put it away... lol!

Katherine said...

Those flowers are beautiful. That cake makes my mouth water. Excellent job on the paint by numbers. It turned out to be quite pretty!

And what a nice Mom you are to take the pressure off your kids! Of course, grandkids WILL change everything...or so I'm told.

Seizing My Day said...

I love tulips!~ =) and that cake... that cake! YUMMY! I have never made a bunt cake before... looks tasty!! Glad you had a lovely weekend! Half my beach trip is posted now! =) I heart the beach!

PS have you ever bowled 5 pin in Canada? the balls are smaller... and only 5 pins to knock down... fun fun! (I like the lighter balls!) he he!

Nezzy said...

What beautiful knock out tulips your DH gave ya for Mother's Day! I loved how ya said until there were grandkiddos it was all about you...believe me after eight of the little booger...that 'ill change! I'm so glad you had a good week and Mother's Day.

God bless ya and have a marvelous Monday!!!

Kerri said...

love the tulips!
that cake looks soo good!
the paint by numbers looks hard but u can do it and i cant wait to see it!
awesome trips and savings i love getting and saving also! :)
looks like u had a good mothers day!

purejoy said...

beautiful flowers! sounds like the perfect mother's day (crunch crunch).
thanks for sharing your week. it's exactly what we would have talked over on the phone, i'm sure.
loved the part about pajamas the best!

blueviolet said...

I tend to stay home a lot too, but if I could do all that you did, I'd be willing to head out!!! Such a great week!!!

Brandy said...

I would SOOO live in my pajamas too. I think I would be WAY more productive at work in my pjs. and yay for sales. I also got my free tank top.

nancygrayce said...

The one and only time I went to Las Vegas was about 17 years ago. My husband and I were dating at the time. Going into the casino, he gave me $500 to spend....more money that a poor single woman had seen in one place in quite a while. All I could figure out how to do was slot machines, so I played the $1 machines (wasn't my money) and doubled the $500. Every time I won, I would go into the bathroom, in a stall and count it...when I got to $1,000. I found now husband and said I'm done. I then asked if I could keep the money because it was November. He said yes....that was my Christmas money that year!

As for that cake....I do wish I had a big piece of it with ice cream!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers! You have a very nice hubby.

Really cool about getting out and all your shopping deals. Woo!

That paint by numbers. WOW that will be hard, but it will be soooo beautiful when you are done.

Really nice thing you did for your kids too, and I bet they loved spending time with you!

Thanks for sharing your day. :-)

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

I love tulips, those are beautiful and so is your painting!

It cracks me up every time I stop by your blog because my brother's ex fiance's name is Skye!

countrynmore said...

The tulips are gorgeous and the cake looks scrumptious. I used to do paint by numbers growing up and had a whole lot of fun doing it. I didn't know that there were still any paint by numbers around. Your painting will look so beautiful when it is all done.

Nezzy said...

I just wanted to thank ya for droppin' by with your sweet comment. Pleas visit often, the door of the Ponderosa is always open.

Enjoy your day sweetie!!!

Amy said...

Wow what a fun time you are having..

Look at you with 25 comments. Wow..

I loved the flowers and the cake looks yummy.. Save me some..

Love the sales you found..

I am glad you had an amazing Mother's Day..

That corgi :) said...

first time commenting on your blog; I think it is just a wonderful ministry you do with your hankerchiefs (checked out your other blog)

those tulips are gorgeous! and wos that painting; so very nice but lots of intricate work!

I think we must be "neighbors" as I'm also in Southern California, about 30 minutes away from Pechanga Casino (that place is huge isn't it?

looking forward to getting to know you more :)


Holli Taylor said...

Yay for Pedis! The cake looks yummy...and a Vegas Trip coming up? ROck on!

secret agent woman said...

Actually, I DO like knowing how other bloggers spend their days.

Beautiful tulips - tulips are my favorite cut flower.

Cat said...

Wow, your tulips are so very lovely indeed!

I had to chuckle cause I get so excited to save money when grocery shopping to :)

Laura said...

Love hearing about how you spend your days! That makes me want to go do a paint by number painting. My Nan (age 91) has a painting of the Last Supper that her father did (paint by number) and it is really amazing- I didn't know they still had them... I need to get out more! You better still be blogging by the time it's done! ;-)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

You will have to keep us posted with picture on you painting!

And... your cake looks deeeeliseosis!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Beautiful color!!! I thought I was the only other one to love the solitude and being home in the garden!

croleyc69 said...

Loved hearing how you spend your days and I love tulips. So glad you had a nice Mother's Day.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow what a beautiful tulips that was so sweet of him :)

That cake looks wonderful, love sour cream in baked goods :)

You rock starting the paint by numbers!!!! I'll still be around ... lol

Cop Mama said...

Chocolate sour cream cake...oh YUM! Thanks for sharing the link!

Glad you had a good week!

xinex said...

What a thoughtful hubby, the tulips are lovely! Looks like you've been busy having a great time, good for you!..Christine

Kirby3131 said...

Good for you for leaving the house! :) Sometimes it's really difficult for me to leave the house, but my tenants tend to call me to do something, so i have to leave. LOL

The tulips are gorgeous! and PbyN's are difficult. Good luck with it!

Kristin _ The Goat

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Beautiful tulips! Sounds like a pretty good week.

kado! said...

tulips are my Favorite, those are beautiful!

Wow...I have never seen a pain by numbers I guess...just the little kids ones...I will have to look at Michaels for one, that would be fun to do.

Don't you just LOVE a great deal, sounds like you had quite a few on one day! Good for you!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Aww... the flowers are beutiful and I love that you went out on Saturday to take the pressure off your kids. (Game on after grandkids though for me too. LOL)
Love your post and how you spent your week! Sounded awesome and fun! :-)

Holly said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I bet they smell good too.

Hey send me a piece of that cake! lol

I think it's neat you are doing the painting.

Julie said...

Love the tulips! We just celebrated Tulip Time here in Holland, Michigan -- a great festival for a flower! :)

And I now want to go to Michaels or Hobby Lobby and pick me up one of these paint by number jobs.

Stopping by from ToBeThode's Saturday Soundoff!

WhisperingWriter said...

Pretty flowers.

And mmmm, cake.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Emily said...

Those tulips are beautiful!

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