Friday, April 3, 2009

A Potpourri of a Post

Thank you all for your kind comments and "get well" sentiments. I really appreciate it. You are all so kind!
Thanks for coming by for Thrifty Thursday and also for participating , if you did. Thanks as well to those visiting by way of Tabelscapes. That is such a fun party! Speaking of party, if you enjoy food, like I do, head on over to Designs by Gollum for her Foodie Friday post. There you will find some great recipes, eye candy and a few more tablescapes. My entry is a favorite salad that my mother makes. It can take you away to the tropics in an instant. I am not a fan of straight coconut, but I adore coconut milk and cream. This recipe uses cream. You can find the recipe by clicking here. I promise you, you will not be sorry! If you make it, let me know what you think!

I made a visit to Chandy 's blog yesterday. I got a good dose of vitamin C over there. Tropical breezes, billowy blowing gauzy curtains, great food. It was just what I needed in the case of a bad cold/ sinus problems. Vitamin C. Vitamin Chandy, it sure made me feel good. Thanks for the escape Chandy.

April Fools. Did it pass you by? I remember being a kid and just living for that day. It was a day when a practical joker such as myself could get away with bad attempts at humor. One of my favorite pranks, as a little kid, was to hook a purse to a fishing rod. I would put the purse in the road in front of my house and just wait anxiously for someone to drive by in a car. Without fail a car would stop, or slow to a roll to survey the purse. I used a good purse, not some kids purse. One was an old one, of my mothers she was no longer using , it was very convincing. Inevitably, someone would get out and try and pick up the purse, only to have it jerked away by I laughed hysterically in the bushes.
Today as an adult, I have almost forgotten about those tricks. I couldn't reason pulling such a prank as hiding in my bushes today with a purse tied to the end of a fishing rod. Though I would still find it comical, any adult that saw me might think I had a screw loose. I am not denying it, but I think of it more as an inherited thing. It seems the gene has been passed on. My daughter, Sledge, took the opportunity to use the day to her advantage. She dug out an enormous spider and secretly put it into her brothers car. She put a smaller, more convincing spider by on her dad's desk, by his computer mouse. Big Daddy would kill me for telling, but he is deathly afraid of spiders. Sissy afraid. It is quite funny. She got him pretty good. She played a trick on me too. Last night, as I go into my closet to dress for bed, I was startled by this "person" sitting on a stool.

Closeby was this note:

Little sicky that she is. I love that about her. I got quite a chuckle thinking of my little prodigy. And so, she will have to wait it out until next year when she can readily get away with torturing her family members.

As I have been under the weather this week, I didn't mention that my son Bama made a visit to the University to meet with the football staff regarding a position as a team staff member. The meeting went well. Please say a prayer for him that he will be accepted into this postition and in a timely manner. ROLL TIDE!

Sarah at Beach Cottage had a great thirfty find. It is one that I have been wanting to do, in fact I have already purchased the materials, it is just finding the time. Soon...because it's a good one! When I get mine completed, I will be sure and show you.
Still fresh from my beach trip (with a girls trip planned in a couple weeks)I have also been wanting to do these two creations from some beach materials.
Driftwood Mirror:
Oyster Mirror:
I have some (I collect driftwood anyway) but I still need about another couple hundred or so of oysters. Smile. Well, at least there is some medicinal qualities to them, huh? But isn't it beautiful? I really would like to create that!
I am also collecting wine corks for a project. If any of you are wine drinkers, will you save those up for me? I would appreciate it.
Finally, I am wanting to do a thrify giveaway. You must know that I love to thrift. I have some really neat things that I have found that I would love to do a giveaway with. I will let you know when I start the giveaway. It will be soon though. I will announce it here when I do, so tune in!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See you soon...leave me a "roadmap"! Smile.


Sweet Caroline said...

Love the April Fools story. That driftwood mirror is pretty fantastic. There is so much driftwood here. I now know what I will do with it...And, the oysters...who would have thought? Can you imagine how expensive that would be in a specialty shop?

It is beautiful!

justabeachkat said...

Love both mirrors.

Hope you're feeling better.


Keetha said...

I love both the driftwood and the oyster mirrors. I've never seen anything LIKE the oyster one - - - so interesting.

Mari said...

Glad you are feeling better. Sounds like a fun April Fools day at your house - I can tell I would liove Sister Sledge!

susan said...

I would LOVE to see your mirrors when you finish! Could you please send that tray with the soup over--I think I got it :( !

♥georgie♥ said...

I hope you are feeling better Leigh!
That was a great aprils fools story!

Kirby3131 said...

Your daughter is a hoot! I love the person in the closet. I managed to escape April Fool's Day without incident, which is my goal each year. I don't do surprises well. lol

I'm normally not a fan of shell mirrors, but that Oyster shell mirror is elegant. Very very cool.

I hope you are on the mend :)

Ali said...

Great April Fools jokes! I used to love to do them when I was little, I remember spending so much time trying to think of the BEST trick to play. Now it is just another day =( Maybe when Jimmy gets older...

Shannon said...

I will definitely have to link up next Thursday!!

Your purse story is hilarious!! When I was little we replaced the sugar in the sugar bowl with salt so when my mom sat down to sprinkle sugar on her rice krispies she got a big surprise on her first bite. :)

Melanie said...

Glad you are feeling better! Hey I collect driftwood too.. I put glue air plants on them and decorate with shells. I'm going to email you a pic from my phone!

Chandy said...

Leigh, thanks for the shoutout, I'm glad to be of help for your Vitamin "C" needs. ;-)

I am still laughing over that purse prank. That was hilarious! And it does look like you created another great prankster in your daughter Sledge! LOL

I hope Bama gets the Team Staff Member position. It sounds wonderful!

Chandy said...

Oh yeah, I'd love to win anything you make, so get going on that giveaway woman, I want to see if I win! LOL

Hugs and glad you are on your way to good health again... ;-)

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

I can totally see you with the fishing pole!

TopSiderRick said...

I believe that April is a natural time for fools. Spring, the promise of better weather (I'm living in the Midwest) and the natural time for hopeful renewal is a great time to make an idiot out of people we love! I have enjoyed your blog as a natural reflection of Gulf Coast living and fun. To return the favor, I'd like to have some of your faithful take a look at my neophyte blog at
Thanks for all your creative work,

Keetha said...

I just linked to you in a post over at my place - - -

Keetha said...

Leigh, you little goose, you did NOT read my paragraph about not being missed while I'm away very well, you'd better go back and read again - - - -

You will NOT have to miss me because I shall be posting EVERY DAY from FL - - - in fact, I may even post MORE from there than I do from here.

Oh wouldn't it be fun if you could go to Tin City with me!?! I'd LOVE that.

Keetha said...

Oh I don't know why I didn't remember to say this in one of my OTHER comments here - - - - sheesh I guess I'm trying to pad your comment numbers or something - - - I think the little dummy in the closet AFD trick is really funny. Kudos to Sister Sledge.

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, poor one! I hope you're feeling better! Loved the little 'fooling' you received!
The drift wood mirror is so pretty! I'll bet that took some time to put together.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nadine said...

The purse trick is very good. Looks like your daughter takes after her mom.

Chandy said...

Hello Leigh, just checkin' in to see how you are doing! Hope you're feeling better...

Oh, when you get a chance tomorrow, come visit my blog, something wonderful happened! I postdated it for Sunday.

Ok, I'm going... I hope you're getting some good rest!

tardevil said...

Love that oyster mirror. Would be cool out of the black shells. I've seen an angel made out of them two, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it.