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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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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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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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Those Poppin Pillows and More

Remember these? A few weeks back I posted about them. On clearance and a great price. Bright pillow covers to cover an old pillow, or a new one . They are still only $3.99 each over at

Best Home Fashion

Linen Blend Moroccan Pillow Cover
The clearance department also has many other amazing mark downs right now, just to mention a few, room darkening curtains, sheers and decorative curtain rods. I sure wish I had a room to put this one in!
Damask Velvet Tie-up
Only $9.99 marked down from $34.99
All the clearance items are majorly discounted, and shipping is FREE on any order over $50.
Too many choices to picture them all here, so head over to Best Home Fashion to see for yourself.
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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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The Plant Stand

My love for clean windows and daylight was probably inspired by my love for indoor plants. Many years ago I owned and operated an indoor plant store that was inside a large shopping mall. The store itself was built with wood and glass from a very old greenhouse, and it sorta leaned up next to a Montgomery Wards; it even had neat wood gutters. Sure wish I had a picture, but any I did have are long gone. Now I have instead a sun-room office with a lot of windows, great light and, of course lotsa plants! And, I take pictures.


A few years back, I passed by a yard sale on my daily, morning walk. I spotted a really cool kitchen cart with stools, and they only wanted $10. I had no idea where I would put it but it was such a great deal. I knew it would fit in the sun-room, but I also knew I had too many plants in that room to add any furniture. Well, you can see above how that turned out. I think it has been my favorite plant stand.

Recently, I have been enjoying re-potting some plants and doing general maintenance on my green friends. I made a trip to the nursery I enjoy to buy a few new ones and now I have taken care of the older ones. It might be time to add some new stands as well.

Pretty sure this A-Frame Stand from myPotsandPlanters.com is a perfect fit!  Look how many plants it will hold. And, you can get it with or without the steel trays. I think that means after I order it I need to make another trip to my favorite nursery for more green friends. Well that certainly is not a problem for me! Check out the great selections at myPotsandPlanters.com All orders $49 and up qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

Oh, my quaint little greenhouse in the mall was called The Plant Stand.

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No Streaking For Your Windows!

Working for My Window Man in Albuquerque, and always up for a challenge, my son said, “Of course I can do these windows with a long pole, and have no streaks.” Without a special ladder that was the solution for sure.

When ya want life easier always HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!

 

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Daylight With A Side of Windows Please

on sale now at  My Pots and Planters

I have always loved daylight. That love led to windows, which led to clean windows, and carried on to decorating windows. Oh, and let’s not forget enjoying what is outside windows! Finally, I have sorted through and handpicked places to find the best deals to enhance that wonderful daylight. Be sure to check each one out for their springtime specials!

Let’s decorate:

Wallpaper For Windows   –  they will even do the trimming

Blinds Express  – all your favorite brands discounted

Best Home Fashion  –  Mother’s Day Sale

Outside our windows:

Blooming Bulb  – up to 81 % off

My Pots and Planters   – free shipping on orders over $49

Sunglass Warehouse  –  free shipping on orders over 

Remember to HIRE A PROFESSIONAL to clean those windows. You deserve all the daylight you can get.

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