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IDEAS TO FALL FOR

And on a lighter note, Fall is here, and I love this time of year.

Those dog days of summer are over and it is time to start planning for cooler temperatures, Halloween, Turkey Day and that festive Holiday time. I am hoping to see some changing colors as I travel later in the week from New Mexico to California, although it just might be too early. Before I leave I thought I would share my checklist for fall.

  • BestHomeFashion.com    Stay warm and cozy, choose from a fantastic selection of faux fur and wool throws
  • mypotsandplanters.com  Bring some plants indoors for winter with great new pots – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49
  • bloomingbulb.com  Think about next year with fall planting ideas – up to 60% OFF
  • wallpaperforwindows.com  Add privacy and/or decor to change up some windows
  • blindsexpress.com Add or replace some blinds and shades at discounted pricesFREE SHIPPING ( up to 94″ wide)
  • sunglasswarehouse.com  Enjoy new sunglasses in the winter sun with great styles – super pricesFREE SHIPPING on orders over $25 

And if your windows are dirty, you know me by now! HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. Those squeegee artists know what they are doing.

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HUMMER VISITS NAKED LADY

Every year the naked ladies return. Just as September arrives, the pond outside my sunroom/office windows welcomes the lovely Lycoris Radiata aka Spider Lily aka Naked Lady. This morning I was so lucky that a wonderful hummingbird chose to hang around a while. I was amazed he stayed for about 5 minutes and had a feast. Thank goodness for a handy cell phone camera!

These beautiful flowers are actually part of the amaryllis family. I love their color. 

If you want to add some color to your yard, porch, patio or pond, head over to BloomingBulb.com and check out all of their fall planting ideas. They have many Amaryllis and Lilly selections.

Blossom Peacock Amaryllis

$16.45 marked down to$11.52 for 1 bulb

Marilyn Lily Flowering Tulip

$13.95 marked down to $8.75 for 10 bulbs

No way I can do the selection justice with a couple of pictures. They have hundreds of choices on sale. And, they even have a zone finder so you know the whens and wheres of planting. Someone you know love gardening? BloomingBulbs sells gift certificates.

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WHOSE FEEDER IS THIS ANYWAY?

I can usually find ways to keep ants away from the hummingbird feeders. But, I have not figured out how to stop the woodpeckers from checking them out. This one, and ones like him, enjoy taking over the feeders whenever they feel like it. Probably is a lot easier than pecking away at the bark of a tree to find sap. As I was shooting a few pictures, a hummer tried to visit. After all, it is her feeder, or at least it was. There is tree just a few feet away in the front yard, but Mr Woodypants chose to sit on the feeder for at least 5 minutes.

If you enjoy watching the birds outside your windows like I do, consider heading over to myPotsandPlanters.comThey have some great bird feeders.

 

EDWARDIAN

Marked down to $44.95 from $64.95

Beautifully detailed feeder welcomes a variety of songbirds

Outer cage excludes squirrels and large birds

Fill with any type of bird seed

Powder-coated steel, aluminum alloy, polycarbonate ​

9-1/2″ in diameter x 14″ H (not including hanger)

Weighs 2 lbs.

           Holds 3-1/2 cups of seed

And, I love this bird bath! Those frogs are adorable.

ARCADIA TRADITIONAL

    Marked down from $99.95 to $84.95

Creates a relaxing atmosphere on your patio, deck, balcony or in your garden

Constructed of glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC)

Has an olive green finish

Water capacity of approximately 1.5 Gal.

1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $49

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INSIDE OR OUT SPECIALS!

Sometimes we just need to know the deals. And, it’s up to me to keep you posted.

 

besthomefashion.com   Site wide sale 20% off   FREE SHIPPING ON ORDER OVER $50

                                   

mypotsandplanters.com  decor for the patio and indoors – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49

bloomingbulb.com   fall planting ideas – up to 60% OFF

wallpaperforwindows.com  OVERSTOCK SPECIAL – Frosted Glass Film from $15.98

blindsexpress.com  Graber Blinds 25 % off Sale – FREE SHIPPING ( up to 94″ wide)

sunglasswarehouse.com     20% off your first order – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25

And, if you want to have clean windows, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!

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The Green Mess


 

Considering I live in New Mexico, where it can look brown and dry a lot, seeing all this green as I look outside my sunroom/office window is sort of refreshing. Our pond is overrun with water lilies. About 5 years ago a fellow bought almost all of them from us to put in a new housing development. As you can see, it did no permanent damage. I think I need to promote that happening again soon! Yes, there are fish trying to swim amidst that green mess. And, there are even flowers hiding somewhere. I did manage to get a pose from one of them.

 

Things to do:

             Remove many lilies as soon as possible.

             Find the fish.

             Head back over to myPotsandPlants.com to shop for pond and fountain goodies.

They have some amazing creatures to keep the fish and lilies company.

Hanna, the Hippo Spitter

Or how about …

Quack, The Duck

These two are only an example of the great selection of accessories you will find at myPotsandPlants.com. My work is cut out for me, and I will be sure to blog any progress.  Watch out Green Mess! Here I come.

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My Potted Companions

I have mentioned here before that my first entrepeneurial adventure was an indoor plant store in the 1970’s. It was a kiosk in a large mall, but the structure itself was an amazing old greenhouse that had weathered time quite well, complete with very old glass and really cool wood gutters. I have very few pictures, and they are packed away to be filtered through someday.(Where was that cell phone with a handy camera back then?) It might be a worthwhile project to duplicate something similar to quench my thirst for a greenhouse. Thank goodness for my bright sunroom/office.

When I was growing up, my mom had a fairly large philodendron in our living room that I will never forget, mainly because one of my friends carved her name in one of the leafs. a fact that I never stopped hearing about from Mom. And, I am pretty sure my friend as been reminded a few times as we have reminisced the old days. It may have been the only houseplant, although I seem to remember African violets as well. Then, in the mid 1970’s houseplants made a huge comeback, along with lots of handmade pots and macrame hangers; I haven’t seen many of those lately. I have never been plant-less over the last 40 plus years, and I can honestly say I have had a least one hanging Boston fern in my house the whole time!  Right now I have two of them keeping the other 24 plants in my home company.  

 

The one pictured started out a year ago fairly small in a six inch pot, so you can see that my plants love the sunroom/office as much as I do. Needless to say, I always have my eyes open for planters, plant stands and pots. I definitely have my attention on these beauties over at myPotsandPlanters.com.

Jade Planter Trio – $69.95

These measure:

  • Large: 12″ x 12″ x 8 1/2″ high;
  • Medium: 8 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ high;
  • Small: 6 3/8″ x 6 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ high.

They are marked down $20 right now and shipping is FREE on any order $49 and up. My only problem is I might need to go plant shopping! I hope you have that problem too. Be sure to check out all their departments for any gardening and indoor plant needs.

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Shady Spectacles

 

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Blocking out the sun’s glare is almost as old as the sun itself. Exposure to UV light can increase the chances of cataracts, macular degeneration, conjunctival growths and certain cancers in the eye. New studies show that high altitude, mid-day exposure and some medications can make things worse. Why take that chance? Get some polarized protection at Sunglass WarehouseYou can buy them with prescription lenses, to wear over your normal glasses or just for fun. Even if you love to buy a top brand pair, having extras or substitutes is a great idea.  

Sunglass Warehouse is the place to visit!  You can get both protection and fashion. Their prices are so affordable you can have a pair handy anytime. Right now, they have many styles for under $20, and a code to use to get 15 % off your order. You will be amazed at the wide selection, and the options for protection and style. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25!

                                                           

        SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE

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THOSE DOG DAYS…

 

 

 

If asked, the dog that resides at my house would certainly agree that the dog days of summer have arrived.

It has been hot and humid (even here in Albuquerque) for days. Afternoons call out loud for a person to nap along with those dogs. Before I heed to that invitation, I want to remind all readers that the online places we refer you to have great ideas for summertime.

mypotsandplanters.com  decor for the patio and indoors – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49

bloomingbulb.com fall planting ideas – up to 60% OFF

wallpaperforwindows.com  privacy and decor for your windows

blindsexpress.com blinds and shades at discounted prices – FREE SHIPPING ( up to 94″ wide)

sunglasswarehouse.com great styles – super prices – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25

And if your windows are dirty, I always suggest that you HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. 

If you insist on washing your own windows, please use a squeegee and a wetbar. And, the suggestion of using vinegar and wadded up newspapers that you see in a lot of “how to” info is really not a good one.Best tip…HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. They are not expensive and it really does improve your outlook on life!

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BOGO 60 SHADES

Double meaning for sure! Yep, you can check out shades for your windows here at For Your Windows, but this announcement is for those shades on your eyes.

When we are outside the windows, and in the bright sunshine we need protection and fashion.  SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE’s prices are so affordable you can have a pair handy anywhere. Today only, they are discounting your second pair at 60% OFF!  You will be amazed at the wide selection, and the options for protection and style.

Whether you are working or having fun, choose the best windows for your eyes.

 

 

BOGO 60 is only good until midnight tonight (ET), so be sure to save today on already super low prices.

 

 

 

 

Buy one, get the 2nd one 60% off
Promo code: BOGO60
Ends: July 18th

SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE

Hundreds of styles and free shipping on US orders over $25.

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Planning For Fall

crocus

So, I am convinced I brought the hot New Mexico weather to the Pacific Northwest. Here in Portland, it is probably going to have record breaking temperatures this weekend. The windows will be closed and the AC’s on for sure! However, it is not too soon to plan ahead for what you want to plant outside those windows this fall. I love crocuses. BloomingBulb has some great fall planting specials right now. Besides finding the bulbs you want, you can learn where to plant what, and when. Those pretty crocuses are on sale and the bulbs will get shipped to you in the fall, mid September or so.

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Think daffodils!

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Amaryllis too!

You will love their selection for fall, so plan ahead and take advantage of the great deals.

Meanwhile, I am hoping to see some pretty flowers, even in the heat, as I head up the Columbia River Gorge to an open house for the Girl Scout camp I spent a lot of time at many years ago-what memories.This should be an interesting adventure!

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Camp Wind Mountain (Arrowhead)

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