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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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Inside Hummer

 

Unlike some areas, New Mexico only sees hummingbirds between April and October. This year, other than an occasional one in April, they were busy somewhere else than my backyard until mid July. Thank goodness things are back to normal, and I am seeing a lot of them, and often. Those wonderful little creatures always manage to distract me immediately from whatever I am supposed to be doing.  They often come up to the windows in my sunroom/office and flutter longingly as they spot the many plants and flowers I have inside. Yesterday morning the one pictured above decided to color outside the lines (or should I say “inside”) and fly into the sunroom. That’s her looking out, trying to make sense of it all.

That window guy who lives at my house jumped in to help. His attempts to shoo her back outside were in vain. As much as I would have loved for her to stay a while, I was not so sure the dog who lives here would ignore the situation. I have seen that same dog try to play with birds, inside and out, too many times. Finally, he (the window guy/husband) managed to get the lost, little one cupped in two hands long enough to release her into the great outdoors. It was an exciting visit for sure!

 

 

I just love those hummers. I am amazed at how many different sizes and colors there are. I did a little research and discovered that there are about 17 different species that you can observe in New Mexico alone. Even the Allen’s hummingbird, that limits it’s breeding territory to a very small area up the west coast, will migrate back through here in late summer. Because of their vibrant orange color, they are easy to notice. Next time I see one I will invite her in for flowers and tea.

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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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OUR WINDOW TO THE FUTURE

                                                       A little fun for the weekend.                                                                

 Back in 2012, I did a post on what to call the decades starting this century. I am fortunate to have 5 grandchildren born in those years.    

                                                                

Here were some of the choices.

1) The 2000’s

2) The aughties

3) The aught naughts

4) The naughties

5) The oh oh’s

6) The ohsies

7) The twenty hundreds

And now we are in the in-betweens maybe? Or is it the “tens”?

I recently spotted this article that answers some questions on what to call the people born this century.

Gen Z or IGen?

So, that does not really help with what to call the decade, does it?

This decade seems easier. The “twenty-tens” works for me, and that distinguishes it from the “tens” from the early 1900’s.

However, I am still stuck on the first decade. I want something that rings positive.

Any ideas?

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The Window Wallpaper Solution

Do you have any windows that present a problem? Like you just are not sure what to with the decor, or maybe the glass is damaged, or you want more privacy. How about – you want to add some art! If you have not ever checked out window wallpaper, you should. It is inexpensive and simple to use. Take a minute and check out all your options at Wallpaper For Windows.

This high quality,decorative film comes in many designs and colors, and it is non-adhesive, durable, removable and reusable.It is a great idea for privacy or decoration, and could even work as a correction method for windows with leaky seals that you are not quite ready to replace.

Because it is removable and reusable, keeping the glass clean is still easy. There are so many designs it is totally possible to compliment other window coverings and room decor. Gift certificates are also available.

Need some privacy? This frosted glass is an overstock special through Friday 7/14/2017.

 

Frosted Glass Film – Privacy 16 x 74 – OVERSTOCK SPECIAL

Priced from $15.98

 

 

  • Adhesive-free window film – no mess, no fuss.
  • Static-cling decorative film can be used on any smooth, non-porous surface.
  • DIY product, installs in minutes, looks great for years!
  • Easy to clean, removable, and reusable.

Let me know which one and where in your house. 

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Window Framing Art

Just sharing some fun for the weekend. We decided to visit the new location for a popular, local burger joint – oh ,they do serve steaks and chicken too – called The Grill.  Not a bad burger for sure. We really enjoyed the nostalgic decor as well. The wall next to our table displayed a lot of art work. I wanted to highlight this one because I like the idea a lot.


WINDOW OF ENCHANTMENT

           Taos, NM

     by Kiko Sanchez

I think a window frame makes a pretty cool picture frame.

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Planning For Fall

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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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At This Window You Get Potatoes

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I just love it when a business endeavor succeeds! I had the pleasure of attending the Oregon BrewFest this past Sunday. My nephew Ken and his wife Amy recently debuted a wonderful food cart here in the Pacific Northwest ( I say here because I was raised in Portland, and am visiting from ABQ). Baked & Loaded Potatoes operates from a cute, little, custom renovated school bus. That’s my sis posing in the Spud Bus window last Sunday at the event held in Silverton, Oregon.

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I certainly am not a food critic, but I can honestly say the baked potato I ate was spectacular! What a great addition to all the brew that the festival offered.

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If you live anywhere near Portland or Salem, and ever need taters served, or if you just want to follow where the Spud Bus goes be sure to check out their site. No matter where you reside, like their page on Facebook. 

When a new business succeeds we all win! Great job, Ken and Amy!

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Windows for Your Eyes

 

                                                             

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Blocking out the sun’s glare is almost as old as the sun itself.  From using a flat object with slits to thin tinted quartz, or even jewels, has been documented in history. Early versions of sunglasses were also used to cover up the eyes for protection or anonymity. In the 1920’s, Sam Foster found a prime market on the beaches in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Both for protection and fashion, sunglasses became very popular. Now, not many of us survive without them. You 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.

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Sunglass Warehouse is definitely fun! When we are outside the windows, and in the bright sunshine we need protection and fashion. Their prices are so affordable you can have a pair handy anywhere. 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.

Protect those windows for your eyes, and have fun too.

        SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE

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CELEBRATE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”
Albert Camus

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